ARIADNE (Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe, see the web site http://www.ariadne-infrastructure.eu/), was launched in January 2013 and is financed by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme.
ARIADNE brings together and integrates existing archaeological research data infrastructures so that researchers can use the various distributed datasets and new and powerful technologies as an integral component of the archaeological research methodology.
ARIADNE is enabling trans-national access of researchers to data centres, tools and guidance, and the creation of new Web-based services based on common interfaces to data repositories, availability of reference datasets and usage of innovative technologies. The project will contribute to the creation of a new community of researchers ready to exploit the contribution of Information Technology and to incorporate it in the body of established archaeological research methodology.
Aim of the agreement between ARIADNE and DCH-RP is to promote and support scientific collaboration between the Archaeological research Infrastructures and DCH-RP partners in order to share knowledge in the sector of digital preservation of DCH and to cooperate to the dissemination of the projects’ results.
ARIADNE and DCH-RP will carry out, in cooperation, a Proof of Concept to demonstrate how e-infrastructure can be support the preservation of digital cultural heritage.