Portable Antiquities Scheme Blog

Today, I’ve just discovered that the Portable Antiquities Scheme, a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales, have a blog and a whole slew of RSS feeds.

The PAS blog covers pretty much everything done by the Scheme, from technical notes about the website the the information contained withing the PAS database, to spotlighting particular finds of note. It’s an interesting read for techies and non-techies alike.

At the time of writing, the latest post covers the scheme’s usage of open source software. It’s nice to read something like this from a fellow heritage professional:

It should be recognised that IE sucks by now.

Yes!

I’m reading the post as I write this, I confess, and it’s just mentioned me as a “guru”. Well I never! Moreimportantly, it’s mentioned that the PAS will be implementing geotagging later in the summer, which is heartening, as I’ve been very keen to see this applied to in a heritage context. Well done, guys!

Link: Portable Antiquities Scheme blog

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  1. Portable Antiquities Blog - 13 August, 2006

    Open source software…

    The Scheme runs on a rather tight budget, ergo we have quite a small pot for IT resources. The majority of our money has gone on buying development time from our excellent team at Oxford ArchDigital, who have produced our database.

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