TACOS- A Great Archaeology Conference

Posted on May 14, 2014


Right now I am at the TACOS conference in York. Quick Blurb-

On 14 May 2014 the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) is hosting a one-day seminar on behalf of FISH and HEIRNET at the University of York to discuss common issues facing the historic environment information sector and make progress towards a shared vision and agenda for historic environment information management.

The key aims of the seminar are to:

  • Encourage discussion between different groups that produce and manage historic environment information from across the sector (professional, research and voluntary to identify common goals and issues.

  • Develop information sharing networks and working partnerships across the sector to pool resources particularly in the areas of skills development and application of information technology.


I am video recording the talks AND live streaming them. I have embed the live streams (now the edited versions):


  • ‘Big Data’ projects – Prof. Chris Gosden, EngLaId Project, University of Oxford

  • Tomorrow’s Standards Together – Kirsty Lingstadt & Peter McKeague (RCAHMS)

  • Linking datasets with archives – Victoria Bryant, The Hive, Worcester

  • Information management professional skills training – Edmund Lee, English Heritage

  • Information management skills development in higher education – Prof. Julian Richards, University of York (SICK did not present)
  • Profiling the profession: Skills gaps in information management – Kenneth Aitchison, Landward Research Ltd.

  • Geosemantic Technologies – Paul Cripps, Hypermedia Research Unit, University of South Wales

  • The Portable Antiquities Scheme – Dan Pett, Portable Antiquities ICT Advisor

Conclusions, moving forward & close – Mike Heyworth, CBA Director


Hope you like it.


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