Is there Paradata? A CRMdig-Supported Mapping of Provenance and Process Information in Archaeological Datasets


Today Olle spoke about paradata in archaeological data papers at the Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Nordic 2020 conference. With writing assitance from Lisa and Isto, the talk continued the exploration of how paradata is created and described as a part of archaeological data-management practices. In focus of was among other things how authors of data papers argue for the resuability of the datasets they've published, and how this can be thought about from the viewpoint of 'publication thresholds'. A publication threshold can be understood as the demarcation line that separates datasets that are considered to be publishable for the purposes pf resuse from those that are not, and which reusability arguments carry the most and the least weight in such assessments.