Monday, 12. November 2018

Data Mountains – The Great, the Large, and the Ugly

We invite participants on a round table at the Visual Heritage Congress 2018 to discuss their experiences with Projects producing and managing a massive amount of data.

With the advent of digital technologies in archaeological research not only the amount of research methods and possibilities has grown, but also the amount of data produced. Project data might add up to the dozens or hundreds of gigabytes or even terabytes and consist of hundreds or thousands of individual files some of which might be exceptionally big.
This poses a variety of challenges to data management, primarily revolving around storage, backup, documentation, archival, and dissemination.