ARIADNE (FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1) aims to integrate the existing archaeological research data infrastructures so that researchers can use the various distributed datasets and new and powerful technologies as an integral component of the archaeological research methodology. There is now a large availability of archaeological digital datasets that altogether span different periods, domains and regions; more are continuously created as a result of the increasing use of IT. They are the accumulated outcome of the research of individuals, teams and institutions, but form a vast and fragmented corpus so that their potential is constrained by difficult access and non-homogenous perspectives.
This portal will help the user to get familiar with the structure of the ARIADNE Dataset Catalogue Model (ACDM). Guidelines about how to create an instance of ACDM and information about the provided services are given. Moreover, the user can ask questions and receive answers from other members of the community through ARIADNE Support Q&A. Last but not least, a Helpdesk is supported through which requests are streamlined. Every support request is assigned a unique ticket number which you can use to track the progress and responses online.
ACDM is an extension of the Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) , a quasi-recommendation of the W3C Consortium that âis well-suited to representing government data catalogues such as Data.gov and data.gov.uk.â The reason for adopting the DCAT Vocabulary (apart from re-use) is that DCAT is proposed as a tool for publishing datasets as Open Data. Its adoption places therefore ARIADNE in an ideal position for publishing datasets as Open Data as well. To this end, ARIADNE will be following the recommendations made in the âDCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europeâ concerning the use of the terms of the DCAT ontology. These recommendations establish which attributes or classes are mandatory; for the moment, we will not strictly adhere to these recommendations because we are using DCAT for internal purposes. ACDM makes usage of the following namespaces:
The central notion of the model is the class ArchaeologicalResource, that has as instances the main resources described in a catalogue. These are categorized in services, language resources and data resources. A short description for each class is following.
First of all, it is worth to be mentioned that ACDM model has been revised several times as modifications have occured. The last 3 versions are:
A Helpdesk service is available. Through the Helpdesk users can submit tickets about an issue and get personalised support. You can access it via the following link trunchman
A Questions & Answers service is available. You can access it via the following link (778) 606-0898
The ARIADNE portal provides a variety of services, catering to the needs of all the ARIADNE communities. These services are: