A major goal of the project was creating an open-access portal that encourages networking and collaboration. The infrastructure incorporates such features including also Linked Data, visualisation, annotation, text mining, and geo-temporal data management.
Content in the catalogue is cross-indexed, so investigators can start by searching for when, where or what, creating multiple points of access. According to project coordinator Franco Niccolucci: “ARIADNE has overcome the fragmentation of digital archaeological information and made it findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. It is a unique-in-the-world research infrastructure.”
Find out more about ARIADNE on the CORDIS website here