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Synchronized Data Management and Its Integration into a Graphical User Interface for Archaeological Related Disciplines

  • Daniel Kaltenthaler
  • Johannes-Y. LohrerEmail author
  • Peer Kröger
  • Christiaan H. van der Meijden
  • Henriette Obermaier
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9187)

Abstract

In this paper, we describe xBook, a generic, open-source e-Science infrastructure for distributed, relational data management that is particularly designed for the needs of archaeological related disciplines. The key feature of xBook is that it can be used as an offline resource at remote sites during excavations and can be synchronized with a central server at any time. While some scientists can record data in xBook in the field where no internet connection is available, colleagues can already work with and analyse the previously synchronized data via the central server at any location in the world. Incarnations of the xBook framework are used in archaeology, and archaeobiology (anthropology and archaeozoology). We will highlight one of them, OssoBook, an e-Science service that implements a data model for animal remains from archaeological sites (mainly bones) and has emerged as one of the European standards for archaeozoology.

Keywords

Graphical User Interface Cloud Service Internet Connection Input Field Synchronization Process 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Kaltenthaler
    • 1
  • Johannes-Y. Lohrer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peer Kröger
    • 1
  • Christiaan H. van der Meijden
    • 2
  • Henriette Obermaier
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for InformaticsLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMunichGermany
  2. 2.IT Group, Vetenarian FacultyLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMunichGermany
  3. 3.Bavarian State Collection for Anthropology and PalaeoanatomyMunichGermany

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