Deadline Approaches: LEAP II, Internet Archaeology, and integrated electronic publications

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With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Internet
Archaeology is offering $6600 to four successful applicants to
facilitate article and archive preparation.

Internet Archaeology invites proposals for integrated electronic
publications and archives for publication in the journal, with digital
archiving by an appropriate US-based digital repository (or by the
Archaeology Data Service), under the Making the LEAP II project.
Proposals must be from projects hosted/co-hosted in North American
institutions.

We seek four exemplars to investigate novel ways in which Internet
publication can provide broad access to research findings in
Archaeology, and can also make underlying data available in such a way
so that readers are enabled to “drill down” seamlessly into online
archives to test interpretations and develop their own conclusions.

Priority will be given to projects within the fields of Archaeology,
Classics, Ancient and Medieval History and CRM as long as the subject
falls within the editorial scope of Internet Archaeology.

Successful projects will be given dedicated editorial support to explore
novel strategies for e-publication and to bring the article to
publication (including mark-up and managing of the peer review process).
Funding is also available to cover archiving costs. It will be necessary
to impose a strict timetable to achieve the publication of each
exemplar. Exemplar 1 should be submitted in full by April 2009 so that
it reaches publication in Autumn 2009.

In summary, authors can expect:

* A grant of $6600 towards preparation of the paper and archive, half
paid up front ($3300) and half on delivery ($3300)
* Dedicated editorial support in York
* Technical support for interface development using technologies such as
VR & GIS
* A grant of up to $8250 towards the archiving costs (payable to the
digital archive)

Project Web page http://intarch.ac.uk/leap/

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  1. We would like to put together a database and portal that would allow the public to access information about all sites(excepting exact site locations)in the state of Arizona. It would also allow a one stop area for reporting site vandalization and calls for volunteers for repair of sites that have been damaged. Long term the database and portal would allow ease for metanalysis of sites in our state. Does this qualify for your grant?

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