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Dear Subscribers: the Codifi blog has moved!

Please subscribe to our new Codifi blog!   2015 marks a new year. It is about time to share our knowledge and engage with the public and our colleagues. It is time to blog, tweet, post, talk, and train! To all of our faithful followers: We admit it, we have been silent. During the last

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Last House on the Hill – the Web Edition Launches Softly


It has been a long journey from the beginning of the BACH (Berkeley Archaeologists @ Çatalhöyük) project in 1997 to the launching (albeit softly) of its Web Edition. The BACH Project and its publication was the first collection of data to be auditioned by the Center for Digital Archaeology (CoDA). In fact it was one

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From Hidden into Light: The MIRA Canning Stock Route Archive launches


CoDA is proud to announce the launch in Perth, Australia of a united, tri-continental effort: MIRA Canning Stock Route Project Archive As its name suggests in Martu Wangka, Mira literally ‘brings the hidden into the light’ by creating public access to a remarkable collection of oral histories, images, videos and cultural content.

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Center for Digital Archaeology [CoDA] Open House Fall 2013


Dear Friends and Colleagues, We’ve been working on some exciting projects at CoDA and are pleased to invite you to our open house!

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Aboriginal Day 2013, Musqueam Mapping Project

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Greetings from Vancouver! CoDA’s Michael Ashley is absolutely thrilled to be a guest of Musqueam Indian Band in Vancouver for the annual Aboriginal Day 2013. “I’m super happy to be here because it’s such a great chance to get face to face feedback and thoughts directly from those we serve.” -Michael Read more to learn more

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Notes from forum/workshop “From Digitization to Preservation: Digital Collections, Needs and Challenges”

On May 31, 2013 CoDA led the event co-sponsored by the American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA) during the XVII International Congress of IFRAO. It was a two part forum/workshop that emphasized key issues and challenges in the life cycle of digital collections from digitization and digital capture to preservation and access. The forums engaged the

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Recuperating Zip files… Image Media Workflow


Meg Conkey’s Between the Caves Project with CoDA has faced the team with an extensive, daunting, yet fastidiously kept array of media backlogged to the early 1990’s. Her collection features media ranging from unerased chalkboards, to fieldnotes, forms, slides, floppy zips, PCDs, and powerpoint presentations. All media was impressively catalogued and organized, waiting to be

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Mukurtu at International Conference on Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums


ATALM is a national non-profit organization that maintains a network of support for indigenous programs, provides culturally relevant programming and services, encourages collaboration among tribal and non-tribal cultural institutions, and articulates contemporary issues related to developing and sustaining the cultural sovereignty of Native Nations. With these goals the association organizes conferences, workshops, and institutes. Again

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Day 1 @ IFRAO 2013

a busy first morning at IFRAO 2013

Good morning, Albuquerque! Tyler Wilson is representing CoDA at IFRAO 2013, and will be posting images and updates throughout the congress. The international congress is jam packed with hundreds of attendees. Congratulations to the local ARARA crew for making this all happen! We will be posting regular updates to so check back often. We’re adding images to

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CoDA | Mukurtu CMS Seminar at DHSI


CoDA and Mukurtu are thrilled to contribute in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria, Canada, with a full immersion 5 days seminar on Cultural Codes and Protocols for Indigenous Digital Heritage Management. DHSI is a week of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, where participants share ideas and methods, and develop

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Codifi: the information you care about is just there


We have been very busy making projects happen and sending our colleagues out in the field with efficient, streamlined Codifi databases (some have just left for the Jezreel Valley in Israel!), and it is now time to share some details and updates about Codifi. For this purpose we launched a new Codifi section in our

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Between the Caves

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The project “Between the Caves” started in 1993 when Meg Conkey began a regional survey in the foothills of the French Pyrenees looking for Paleolithic materials. Up through the mid 2000′s Meg and her team surveyed plowed fields and vineyards in that region and conducted some test excavations. Meg’s challenge today is to access the abundant and

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CoDA at the 2013 Society for American Archaeology’s Annual Meeting

The CoDA booth at SAA 2013

The SAA – Society for American Archaeology, one of the largest organizations dedicated to the research, interpretation and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas and beyond, held its annual meeting on April, 3rd-7th 2013, in the beautiful landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii. CoDA was there with a booth in the exhibitor room and with

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Codifi is coming to Honolulu

Codifi album interface

We hope you will have a chance to join us at the 78 annual SAA meetings in Honolulu. The entire team from the Center for Digital Archaeology will be on hand to celebrate the publication of Last House on the Hill, both in physical and digital format. It has been a long time coming, but

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The Center for Digital Archaeology (CoDA) makes a photographer’s last wishes come true


A photography book and digital archive that reveal the art of a great photographer and man. Charles Wilcoxson Ashley, known as Chuck to friends, family and colleagues, was a professional photographer and a photography teacher. He passed away on June 30, 2011 at age 86 with a dream: to print a book of his photography.

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CoDA @ Life 3.0 Funders & Founders

Codifi on iPad, demoed at Life 3.0

On July 11, 2012, The Center for Digital Archaeology joined 30+ other ‘founder’ startups at the Fairmont Hotel for a chance to share our stories with potential funders and newfound friends. It was a blast. As a nonprofit startup, we were a bit out of our comfort zone. Pitching our guts out to a room

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Developing the Angel Island Odyssey App for Android and iPhone; future for Cultural Heritage sites

I first heard about Map2App from Elena Toffalori, our Italian phd student working with us at the Center for Digital Archaeology (CoDA). Her friend Pietro Ferraris is one of the designers of this platform that helps you make Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android etc. One of the first examples of such an App created through

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What I Wish I’d Known – Adding Subtitles to Videos

In this video, I describe a [relatively] easy method for adding subtitles to videos. Why would you want to do this? Well, beyond the obvious reasons like providing accessibility to interested individuals who have hearing disabilities, we can use subtitles to create a moment by moment accounting of the contents. For the Last House on the

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Interns in Action- Preventing Child Labor in Argentina

“Tengo dos, y puedes tener uno. Es un regalo!” Sofia, a five-year old girl from rural Chicoana smiled sweetly as she offered me one of the two plain hair ties she owns. I scrambled for the right words to say in my limited Spanish, so that I could delicately decline her entirely too generous gift.

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