Collaborative Online Bibliography for Archaeology

by Cobb, Peter

Abstract (Summary)
Annotated bibliographies are a key tool for students in any academic discipline because they improve the efficiency of the discovery process for relevant resources. The field of archaeology offers a unique challenge to the bibliographer because it encompasses so many dimensions, including time and space. This paper documents my evaluation of the top social networking and bibliographic software on the internet for their suitability for use by archaeology students. Web-based software improves the bibliographic process by allowing users to share their work. For archaeologists, online software also provides innovative techniques for indexing citations, such as geographical browsing interfaces. As a result of my research for this paper, I have chosen two systems that I will continue to experiment with in my own archaeological research process.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Bradley M. Hemminger

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:archaeology literature bibliography social networks evaluation geographic names information systems


Date of Publication:07/21/2008

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