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Academic fieldwork data collections are often unique and unrepeatable records of highly significant events collected at considerable expense of researcher time, effort and resources. While fieldworkers have been quick to take advantage of digital technologies to enable them to collect and organise their data, standards and workflows are only now beginning to emerge to assist researchers to submit their data for archiving and access. Even equipped with the best training, equipment and intentions, fieldworkers very often (if not always) find their data collection activities constrained in unpredictable ways by contingencies that arise in the field. With the increasing use of digital methods of data capture and organisation, the sustainability and curation services offered by archives and institutional repositories are needed more than ever.

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This collection of refereed papers from the conference of the same name held at the University of Sydney in December 2006 provides a record of recent research practice by fieldworkers in linguistics, botany and anthropology, and by archive and repository managers.

Alongside the refereed proceedings available in this collection, five mp3 podcasts of unpublished papers given at the conference are also available for download.

To purchase a hard copy of the proceedings please visit the Sydney University Press web site.

The University of Sydney claims copyright ownership of all information stored on this site, unless expressly stated otherwise.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 22
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
2006Using fieldwork data in publications: musicologyBarwick, Linda
28-Mar-2007Table of Contents-
20-Feb-2007An ethnography of the EthnoER projectThieberger, Nicholas
20-Feb-2007Sustainability models for digital preservationPearson, David
20-Feb-2007The dawning of the age of online collectionsBurton, Adrian
20-Feb-2007The Bidwern projectMonus, Leo; McKenzie, Kim; Garde, Murray
20-Feb-2007Fieldwork Data Sustainability (FIDAS): the FieldHelper projectHayes, Steven
2006The Annodex platformStephens, Shane
2006Archiving and sharing data using XMLMusgrave, Simon
2006Field, file, data, conference: towards new modes of scholarly publicationColeman, Ross
2006Past, present and future in Reefs-Santa Cruz researchNæss, Åshild
2006Sowing seeds in the digital gardenHenwood, Murray; Hanfling, Susan; Brownlee, Rowan; Pellow, Belinda; Gutsche, Tristan
2006EOPAS, the EthnoER online representation of interlinear textSchroeter, Ronald; Thieberger, Nicholas
2006E-MELD and the School of Best Practices: an ongoing community effortBoynton, Jessica; Moran, Steve; Aristar, Anthony; Aristar-Dry, Helen
2006Finding the locus of best practice: technology training in an Alaskan language communityBerez, Andrea; Holton, Gary
2006Proficient, permanent, or pertinent: aiming for sustainabilityNathan, David
2006When best practice isn't necessarily the best thing to do: dealing with capacity limits in a developing countryBowden, John; Hajek, John
2006From trees to descriptions and identification toolsConn, Barry; Kipiro, Damas
2006Archiving directly from the fieldRobinson, Laura
2006Powerless in the field: a cautionary tale of digital dependenciesHoneyman, Tom
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 22