Anthropological Data in the Digital Age

TitleAnthropological Data in the Digital Age
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsCrowder, Jerome W., Mike Fortun, Rachel Besara, and Lindsay Poirier
Number of Pages270
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Cham
ISBN Number978-3-030-24927-4
AbstractFor more than two decades, anthropologists have wrestled with new digital technologies and their impacts on how their data are collected, managed, and ultimately presented. Anthropological Data in the Digital Age compiles a range of academics in anthropology and the information sciences, archivists, and librarians to offer in-depth discussions of the issues raised by digital scholarship. The volume covers the technical aspects of data management—retrieval, metadata, dissemination, presentation, and preservation—while at once engaging with case studies written by cultural anthropologists and archaeologists returning from the field to grapple with the implications of producing data digitally. Concluding with thoughts on the new considerations and ethics of digital data, Anthropological Data in the Digital Age is a multi-faceted meditation on anthropological practice in a technologically mediated world.