JIIA The History
Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology (JIIA) online since 10 october 2003 (static site in HTML 4.01, now called Version 01, URL: http://v01.jiia.it/index.html), then shaped as Archaeological Disciplinary Repository aligned with Open Access Initiative Protocol (OAI-PMH), is a container of resources in perspective of Open Knowledge, Open Content, Digital Libraries; it is made up of a presentation portal (http://www.jiia.it, now Version 04/september 2009 (previous version 03/february 2007 http://v03.jiia.it/); at the beginning of 2005 the value-added presentation portal was an other layout now called Version 02, which was developed through an open source Content Management System, URL: http://v02.jiia.it/) and of an Open Access Repository (http://eprints.jiia.it:8080/), specialized in archaeological research.
At the beginning it was JIIA MyOpia Repository (URL : http://myopia.jiia.it/) implemented at the start of the year 2005, with the open source software Myopia, OAI-PMH, that was developed by the University College London UCL, for the collection of research of that institution, and now the JIIA Eprints Repository (since 4 april 2006), first Open Access Archaeological Disciplinary Repository in Italy and among the first in the world with resources full-text, aligned to OAI-PMH protocol, in archaeology subject.
The scientists usually put into Open Archives to make freely accessibile your research (physicists, scientists, etc.), the archaeologists instead are very different from others scientists because they don’t disseminate online their research (http://www.openarchives.org/).
The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, OAI-PMH, is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability. Data Providers are repositories that expose structured metadata via OAI-PMH. Service Providers then make OAI-PMH service requests to harvest that metadata. OAI-PMH is a set of six verbs or services that are invoked within HTTP.
In this architecture ‘JIIA Eprints Repository’ is a Data Provider.
The project Open Access to Archaeological Research consists in doing an intercultural archaeology, in perspective of development, promotion and diffusion of scientific archaeological culture. Our first aim is to commission and collect in the JIIA Eprints Repository (made with an open source software Eprints, developed at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, by a team of developers headed by Christopher Gutteridge) translations of archaeological studies and researches (pre-prints or post-prints with metadata) of researchers of east Europe, of Near East, and of others countries of the Mediterranean basin, from their original language, very little known, to english to maximize their research ('JIIAdream Project'). Project's hinge obviously will be Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology (acronym JIIA) and related JIIA Eprints Repository.
About 'Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology' and 'JIIA Eprints Repository' (Open Access Repository OAI-PMH) Archaeological Disciplinary Repository :
- Hummler Madeleine, Review. New Book Chronicle in Antiquity 81, 2007, 496-506
- Xia Jingfeng, Electronic Publishing in Archaeology in Journal of Scholarly Publishing July 2006
- D’Ascoli Antonella, JIIA ‘Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology’: Un’esperienza telematica di comunicazione scientifica, in ‘Archeologia e Calcolatori’ 16, pagg.243-269
- D’Ascoli Antonella, ‘Accesso Aperto alla Ricerca’, in Applicando n.236, pagg.82-91, gennaio 2006
- van der Graaf Maurits, DRIVER inventory study (Pleiade Management & Consultancy)
- Intute: Arts and Humanities: Journal of intercultural and interdisciplinary archaeology (JIIA). Catalogued by Vianello Andrea
- D’Ascoli Antonella, Risorse on line per l’archeologia: una breve nota, in "Digital Libraries Applications", Biblioteche Digitali in Italia