June 25, 2017

Ireland: New Archaeology Archive Makes Heritage Data Freely Available

From The Irish Times:

Details of more than 1,500 archaeological excavations across the country are now freely available online as part of a new initiative launched on Monday at the Royal Irish Academy.

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The project, a collaboration between TII, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) and the Discovery Programme, makes it possible for anyone to explore Ireland’s archaeological heritage from every time period and region, with sites ranging from the Bronze Age village of Ballybrowney in Co Cork to a Tudor burial discovered outside Trinity College, Dublin, during excavations for the Luas Cross City.

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While the data is held by the DRI, it can also be accessed through a variety of other national and international platforms, including HeritageMaps.ie (an initiative of the Heritage Council).

Online users can browse via semantic search or interactive maps to find what they’re looking for.

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The data can be accessed through www.dri.ie, www.heritagemaps.ie and https://data.gov.ie.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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