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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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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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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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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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XVII International Congress of IFRAO, May 26-31, 2013

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The Center for Digital Archaeology is pleased to participate in the XVII International Congress of IFRAO, May 26-31, 2013. FORUM|WORKSHOP From Digitization to Preservation: Digital Collections, Needs and Challenges. This is a two part forum/workshop that emphasizes key issues and challenges in the life cycle of digital collections from digitization and digital capture to preservation and

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Chuck Ashley Memorial Photography Scholarship Fund


In July 2011 CoDA established a memorial scholarship fund in photographer Charles Ashley’s name, soon after his death in June 2011. The scholarship is aimed at helping students interested in photography to buy equipment, pay for internship fees or tuitions for a school or class of their choice. CoDA also offers in-house training on digital photography, digitization

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Workshop | Field and Laboratory Photography for Archaeology

  Workshop | Half-day A hands-on, practical workshop covering studio photography (artifacts, samples, publication imaging) and site photography. We will cover the essentials of color calibration, resolution, optimal aperture and shutter speed settings, and composition. We will discuss how to develop a ‘born–archival’ workflow, helping to assure digital preservation from the field to the file.

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Hearst Reisner Digital Collection – Project Intro

The HRDC project is a collaborative pilot project conducted by CoDA, the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (PAHMA), Near Eastern Studies Department (NES), and Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI), in 2010. The aim of the project was to start an integrated digital remediation of selected pieces in the Hearst-Reisner Egyptian collection of the PAHMA for

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CoDA on the Road – Amache Relocation Camp

The good news about digital archaeology is that it often doesn’t require any travel. The bad news is that it often doesn’t require any travel! This week is one of those rare exceptions, as Michael Ashley heads out to spend four days in Colorado to lend his digital documentation skills to the University of Denver. CoDA

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Interview with Tom Noble, Bureau of Land Management

CoDA intern Erica Pallo interviewed Tom Noble on September 27, 2011 via Skype. Mr. Noble is a photogrammetry specialist for the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, as well as an expert in other digital photography technologies, and was at the Presidio of San Francisco in August of this year to assist in the preservation

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Interview with Kimberly Christen, Washington State University

Intern Erica Pallo interview Dr. Kimberly Christen, Project Director for the Mukurtu project and archival platform (, on August 30, 2011 to discuss the need for new forms of digital content management tools for indigenous communities around the world to preserve their heritage, and Mukurtu’s attempt to fill that void by creating innovative software that

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The Presidio Photogrammetry Project

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Last week two members of the CoDA team (Michael and I) had the unique opportunity to work with one of the masters of the art and science of photogrammetry, Tom Noble

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Tip – Saving Data, Saving Dollars

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I was at BestBuy on Saturday picking up some external hard drives for a project, where several equally lost people were milling around looking for the killer weekend deals. In fact, I was looking for multiple, external hard drives that work for PC and Mac… and so was everybody else. Having rooted through the myriad

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