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A Call for Open Scholarship in Archaeology

Hole, B; (2012) A Call for Open Scholarship in Archaeology. In: Bonacchi, C, (ed.) Archaeologists and Digital Communication: Towards Strategies of Public Engagement. Archetype: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Along with other disciplines in the humanities, archaeology is in a difficult position when the government funding it depends upon is provided under competitive conditions that ask it to demonstrate its ‘impact’ relative to fields in Science, Technology and Medicine (STM, sometimes also including Engineering to become STEM) that have closer ties to industry. As this chapter will discuss, Open Scholarship incorporates mechanisms such as e-Publishing, Open Access (OA) and open data, which lead to greater exposure, recognition and funding. But it is also much more than this – it is a culture of sharing, collaboration and efficiency among researchers that leads to more rapid advancement in knowledge.

Type: Book chapter
Title: A Call for Open Scholarship in Archaeology
ISBN-13: 9781904982777
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php...
Language: English
Additional information: Full text of this chapter made available here by kind permission of the publisher. An ebook is available via the publisher website http://www.archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=155
Keywords: open scholarship, open data, open access, REF, humanities, archaeology, data journals
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Institute of Archaeology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1326267
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