At last it is the end of the week. For some reason this week seemed to go on forever and it was only 4 days long, I can’t imagine what next week will feel like. The other thing I realized tonite was that I am in the wrong profession – we looked at aluminum baseball bats for my son and I was stunned by the cost, which can run into the hundreds. Things have changed a lot since I was a kid, but that was a long time ago, unfortunately.
My colleagues have been a bit slow to take my Digital History pre-test, so far only 1 has had a chance to complete it. (If any of them actually read this – please take the test). I know that they have been busy, but I will begin pestering them next week about it, and trust me I can be a pest. I was quite pleased to receive an email from Sebastian Heath who offered to take the test to help me out. So, following up on his generosity, I was hoping that there might be others out there who would be willing to take the pre-test. It takes about 10-15 minutes to take and I would be very grateful.
Speaking of Sebastian Heath, he mentioned in his blog (Mediterranean Ceramics) last Saturday that:
- Greek, Roman and Byzantine Pottery from Ilion (Troia) is now clearly marked as being released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license. Previously, only the PDF version was CC. Now you can download the whole publication and redistribute it if you so please. To make this easier, all the files are compiled into a single TAR ball. FYI, it’s about 170 meg. Our hope is that this will make the information more useful and also allow other institutions to archive and redistribute the material themselves.
This got me thinking about our PKAP data and the various issues we have to come to a decision on in the near future, but it is late, so more on this later.