Digital dataset of TD excavation record
We completed the digitisation of all field drawings and created file-level metadata for all of them. For the field protocols and inventory books that had been scanned previous to 4DP in Cairo, we created file-level metadata and converted the binaries according to ARCHE requirements. The analogue photo negatives from the years 1966 to 2001 were scanned and enhanced with file-level metadata. A major part of the original convolute cards from the areas A/II and R/I were digitised and supplied with metadata. Additionally, for the sake of completeness of our case study area F/I square j21, a large number of find sheets from this area were digitised in Cairo and we created metadata for them.
|Resource||Description||est. numbers (@OREA)||Scans/digital objects||4DP scans + metadata|
|Slides (mainly colour, a few b&w) analogue||Framed slides, 24x36 mm, 6x6 cm||4.500||4.630||4.630|
|Photo negatives (b&w and colour) analogue||Filmstrips, 24x36 mm, 6x6 cm||62.000||48.403||18.710|
|Find sheets analogue||A6 paper||1 folder/td>||20 folders (with scans from folders in Cairo)||20|
|Scans of protocols, wall-lists, locus-lists analogue||A4 paper||1 folder||3.490 (with scans from folders in Cairo)||3.490|
|Field drawings analogue||A3 graph & tracing paper||3.700||3.700||3.700|
|Convolute cards (ceramic drawings) analogue||A5 cardboard||1.000||495||495|
|Scans of inventory of wall paintings analogue||A4 paper, b&w||-||3 pdf files (131 pages)||-|
|Scans of ceramics- & find-inventory analogue||A4 paper (books and sheets)||-||13.924||13.924|
|Find drawings analogu||A4, paper and tracing paper||23.200||11.700||-|
|Diaries analogue||A5 and A6 notebooks||15 notebooks||-||-|
Table 1: Overview of analogue resources and the quantity of digitised material from OREA archive.
Technical conversion was developed in collaboration with ARCHE. The whole process of preparing the resources was documented (https://4dpuzzle.orea.oeaw.ac.at/downloads).
|Resource type||Description/file formats||Quantity||Conversion and metadata||To do|
|3D-models||Reconstructions of tombs and a cellar, Walkthrough, Phase-model, Wooden reconstruction / .skp, . unityweb||6 models||complete||-|
|AutoCAD||Maps of TD and surrounding area / aps/ .dwg||86 files||complete||-|
|Databases||Protocols, locus- and wall-numbers, inventory, images, wall paintings, seals, literature / .mdb, .fp5, .fp7, .fp12||24 DB||complete||-|
|Geophysics||Magnetometer surveys from different campaigns, TD and surrounding area / .srf, .tif, .pdf, .eps||167 file||complete||-|
|GIS||Prospection and measurement / .geojson, .jpg, .adf, .tif, .cpg, .dbf, .prf, .sbn, .sbx, .shp, .shx||21 files||complete||-|
|Photos||Digital born photos / .nef, .jpeg, .tiff, .pds, .raw||62.000||complete (processed as collections)||Arche Metadaten|
|Spreadsheets||Locus- and wall- numbers, inventory, wall paintings, stones, bones, botanical remains, C14, employees, billing / .xls, .xlsx, .mdb||222 files||complete||-|
|Videos||Mobile Objects, Excavation / .avi, .mov, .mp4, .mpg||56 files||complete||-|
Table 2: Overview of born-digital resources prepared for long-term preservation.