Open Archaeology Prize
Tue Oct 16 11:48:29 CEST 2007
(via Open Access News
The Alexandria Archive Institute  has announced the first annual ASOR
Open Archaeology Prize. From the announcement :
The Open Archaeology Prize is an award for the best open-access,
open-licensed, digital contribution to Near Eastern archaeology
by an ASOR member. This competition is open to all ASOR members.
Members may submit their own project or nominate the project of
another ASOR member. A panel of researchers will judge the
quality and significance of submitted materials. Evaluations
will be based on its scholarly merits and its potential for
reuse in research or teaching. To be eligible, projects must be
freely available on the Web and downloadable in an open,
reusable format. All content must be provided under licensing
terms no more restrictive than the Creative Commons Attribution,
Noncommercial, Share-Alike License (see details below). These
open licensing terms will help maximize the impact of your
research and ensure that others can build on your contributions.
The deadline for submissions is October 26, 2007.
Please email submissions/nominations to
First Prize: $500
Runner Up: A $200 gift certificate from the David Brown Book
Examples of Eligible Projects:
* A published paper with accompanying data (in spreadsheet
* Digital materials (videos, games, slideshows) to enhance
museum exhibits or instruction
* Software (and its documentation) that can further
scholarship in the archaeological community
* A “library” of media (such as slides) with associated
metadata (keywords, notes, etc.)
* A video or slide show with accompanying source files and
materials that facilitate reuse
* A specialist database (such as a faunal or plant
assemblage, or a corpus of seals, beads, or ceramics),
with contextual information and photos, if available....
The Open Archaeology Prize competition is sponsored by the Alexandria
Archive Institute, promoting the development and use of open educational
resources in archaeology and related disciplines. The Open Archaeology
Prize aims to enhance community recognition of open scholarly
communication. The competition is supported by the William and Flora
Hewlett Foundation and the David Brown Book Company.
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