Digital Antiquity is proud to announce that the entire National Archaeological Database (NADB) has been ingested to tDAR. Staff spent months working to enhance the database in order to render the contents more useful and improve their discovery within tDAR. Keywords and other NADB metadata were amended and standardized, while citations were expanded to include more complete bibliographic information.
This major addition to the software represents the fruition of several months of effort on the part of Digital Antiquity staff—the over 358,000 citations had to be processed into tDAR records through the scrutiny of existing and the creation of new metadata. The NADB acquisition not only represents a great undertaking on the part of Digital Antiquity, but also a milestone in tDAR growth through the ingest of US records spanning the breadth and depth of the North American archaeological record.
Do you have a report in NADB, or a correction? If so, Digital Antiquity would love to reconnect the original work with the current NADB citation–please contact us and we’ll update it. Of course, we also encourage all tDAR users to browse and search for these records, as well as provide feedback on the new additions.
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