The Archaeologist Files: an Approach to the Digital Contextualization of Archaeological Finds in User Adaptive Information Systems [article]

(:Unkn) Unknown, Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen, Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen
While surveying the opinions of the general public it becomes evident that archaeological finds tend to taken as hard to understand without expert knowledge on the subject. The consecutive problem is that this makes the finds easily rather uninteresting to the amateur audience. The presentation of context and giving meaning for archaeological finds in wider historical perspective is an apparent problem, and a considerable challenge for educational institutions and especially for museums. One
more » ... usible approach to this challenge is the use of digital presentation techniques and user adaptive information systems in giving context to archaeological collections. The Archaeologist Files project has explored different methods for providing museum visitors a more holistic approach, comparing to the traditional, to the archaeological material in historical perspective. The results do suggest that dynamic and adaptive hypermedia interfaces combining intelligent search facilities with narratives could be a feasible method for achieving these goals.
doi:10.15496/publikation-3222 fatcat:cr7wjhdlmbhstjj5syl3a5w4ma