Resources

Existing digital resources which will integrated into or improved by SweDigArch

DARKlab – Lund’s laboraotory for digital archaeology, including the Dynamic Collections platform.

The Swedish Historic Environment Record (HER) now includes >700,000 sites.

Swedish Open Cultural Heritage (SOCH) is a web service which harvests metadata from the databases of the National Heritage Board and over 70 cultural heritage institutions in Sweden, indexes and links the data, and then publishes it, allowing third parties to build on and use the data via a web-API.

NHM holds Sweden’s largest collections of archaeological artefacts and biological materials.

Urdar – A Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Excavation Data

The Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database (SEAD) including the SEAD browser and landing pages, and SEAD’s API’s for scientific data linking and export services.

Connections to other infrastructures

The Archaeological Digital Excavation Documentation (ADED) has similar intentions with respect to excavation data (M3) from Norway, and plans to start expanding its scope to include archaeological science data from 2021.

Contacts are maintained with the UK Archaeological Data Service ADS.

The European ARIADNE+ will use data from SweDigArch, and we will help develop virtual research environments in the D4Science platform.

The NSF funded semantic networking infrastructure dataARC receives interpreted data from SEAD.

The EarthLife Consortium ELC API was partly developed by and is used by SEAD.

Raw DNA sequence data from SciLifeLab aDNA facility will be deposited in European Nucleotide Archive and linked.

Europeana provides public access to museum collections data (including NHM) and will thus be enhanced by SweDigArch’s metadata improvements.

SweDigArch plans to work with the Gender and Work (GaW) database and investigate potential collaboration with other demographic databases.

SweDigArch includes three partners in the European IPERION-HS and will help its DIGILAB link to archaeological data.

LU is investigating and promoting potential uses for x-rays, synchrotron light and neutron radiation in archaeological research through LINX and the MAX IV & ESS infrastructures.

Data and metadata will be shared with the Neotoma palaeoecology database (which hosts the European Pollen Database).

SweDigArch will actively promote international collaboration, boosting the prominence of Nordic data and infrastructures, including through the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) and Nordic EOSC.

The Paleobiology Database will be connected through the ELC API to promote deep-time palaeoecological studies.

Partners in SweDigArch routinely work with the Swedish National Data Service (SND) on providing data to international infrastructures (ARIADNE+) and developing standards and vocabularies.

SBDI is developing connecting modern and past biodiversity data, using the SEAD database (UMU-MAL) to provide fossil data for large scale macroecological studies.

The Swedish Rock Art Research Archive (SHFA) is a rock art image database hosted at GU.

Contact is maintained with the topographical register at the Swedish National Archives (TORA).

 The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) is the digital repository of Digital Antiquity, a USA based collaborator in many of the connected projects.