[GRASSLIST:3141] Archaeological GIS Record-Keeping Survey – The InterPARES Project

Randy Preston rppreston at shaw.ca
Mon Apr 12 00:29:16 EDT 2004

Hello List Members,

I would like to invite all archaeologists with past or present first-hand 
experience in archaeologically-related Geographical Information System (GIS) 
projects to participate in an online survey of electronic record-keeping 
practices of archaeologists.  The goal of this survey is to obtain some 
objective data on archaeologists’ use of digital technology.  The survey is 
part of a case study regarding archaeological GIS electronic records, 
conducted under the auspices of InterPARES 2. 

InterPARES 2 is an international research project investigating issues 
surrounding the reliability, permanence, and long-term accessibility of 
electronic records.  By participating in the research, you can help the effort 
to investigate possible methods and applications regarding the problematic 
issue of preserving records in electronic form.  You are invited to visit the 
InterPARES 2 website at <www.interpares.org/ip2/ip2_index.cfm> for more 
detailed information about the InterPARES 2 project.

Participation involves an anonymized, online survey composed primarily of 
multiple choice questions. The entire survey is designed to be completed in 
approximately 30 minutes.

To start the survey, go to <www.interpares.org/cs14/login.cfm>, and using the 
login: 'gis' and the password: 'survey' (no quotes and all lower case), log 
into the survey site.  All responses are anonymous.  If you have any 
questions, please contact me at rpreston at interchange.ubc.ca.

If you are aware of other GIS archaeologists that you believe would be 
interested in participating, we would appreciate your assistance in drawing 
their attention to this survey.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Luciana Duranti, Professor, University of British 
Columbia, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, email: 
luciana.duranti at ubc.ca.

Co-Investigator: Richard Pearce-Moses, Director of Digital Government 
Information, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, email: pearce-
moses at cox.net.  

Thank you for your time.

Randy Preston
Research Assistant
InterPARES 2 Project
School of Library, Archival & Information Studies
Suite 301 - 6190 Agronomy Road
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3

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