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Digital Archiving and Data Stewardship in French Archaeology


In France, the archaeological sector has undergone a major shift in the last 10 years in terms of digital data creation and management. The digital transformation of the profession and its practices is still in progress and is not uniform. If general policies and laws are now clearly adopted at a national level, then institutional or individual situations are more complex. We can clearly separate the development-led and academic sectors, with reference to the volume of data produced and the challenges faced. A critical overview of the barriers highlights the fact that, beyond technical issues, data management (specifically sharing) is a human challenge in terms of scientific priority and in the adoption of new practices. This article gives an overview of the main questions and issues with reference to major nationwide initiatives.

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hal-03603817 , version 1 (10-03-2022)





Amala Marx, Emmanuelle Bryas, Kai Salas Rossenbach. Digital Archiving and Data Stewardship in French Archaeology. Internet Archaeology, 2021, 58, ⟨10.11141/ia.58.26⟩. ⟨hal-03603817⟩


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