Roma, 13 ottobre 2017
Sono stati pubblicati i Proceedings delle “Journées Informatique et Archéologie de Paris (JIAP) 2016” a cura di Laurent Costa, nel volume 1-1 della rivista on-line e open access «Digital Archaeology» (ISTE OpenScience).
Nel volume è presente il contributo “Linking Spatial-Temporal Points, Connecting Human and Digital Nodes: the ArcheoSITAR Project Framework – En reliant points spatio‐temporels, en connectant noeuds humains et numériques: le cadre du projet ArcheoSITAR” presentato dal Gruppo di lavoro del Progetto SITAR al convegno tenutosi a Parigi, presso l’Institut d’Art et d’Archéologie, il 10 giugno 2016.
The JIAP 2016 Conference has given the opportunity to the ArcheoSITAR Project workgroup to illustrate to French and European Colleagues the plans for the new ongoing season of methodological and technological enhancement of the SITAR web collaborative platform, starting from results achieved during the first eight years of implementation path (2008-2016). Moving from the former specific paradigm of institutional GIS of the Special Superintendence for the Colosseum and the Central Archaeological Area of Rome – the territorial institute of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, in charge of the census, protection, study and promotion of the archaeological heritage of Rome, the SITAR web platform is currently evolving towards an advanced and participatory knowledge organization system, for the benefit of both the scientific and citizen community. Consequently, the project implementation is being undertaken also considering new research & development approaches to archaeological knowledge management, Public Archaeology, Cultural Commons, Open and Citizen Science, and Cultural Diversity, Digital Social Innovation, and Responsible Research and Innovation. In this sense, the ArcheoSITAR Project workgroup is paying a particular attention I) to some interesting trends in users’ accessing on-line georeferenced data and knowledge – still to be better observed in the archaeological domain, to understand actual users’ informational needs and habits – and II) to requests for a real, ubiquitous and public access to that knowledge, above all by mean of cooperative tools, such as, among the others, Open and Linked Data applications, Open Data and Open Access repositories, Digital Libraries and, soon, also Collective Awareness Platforms. Two fundamental events have characterized the project in terms of evolving concept and primary scopes (scientific knowledge sharing, archaeological research network building, public engagement, data and knowledge openness and completeness): firstly, in 2013, the third annual SITAR Conference, that has officially launched the SITAR web platform on the Italian National Research and Education Network; later, in 2015, the fourth annual SITAR Conference, entitled Thinking in Network, Thinking of the Network for Research, Safeguard and Promotion of the Cultural Heritage, that has actually boosted the project towards its advanced mission of developing a new social place of human and professional interactions, for the archaeological sector and for the complex social and territorial context of Rome. Considering these milestones achieved during the first period of project implementation, as well as some other stimulating experiences, such as, among the others, the FP7 European ARIADNE Project and some cooperation actions with institutes of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, the Italian National Research Council, and some Italian Universities, the SITAR workgroup is currently developing more extended and performing core components for the platform, such as the new web Archaeological Information System, also by supplying them with cooperative procedures to allow users to access, use, co-create, share and elaborate public archaeological knowledge and, therefore, to support them in developing their own collaborative attitude. Altogether, these enhancing features are bringing the ArcheoSITAR Project from the former, pure archaeological and technological effort of Linking Spatial-Temporal Points, towards the more persistent, socio-economic perspective of Connecting Human and Digital Nodes, of both the Public Archaeology and the territory of Rome.