Digital Data Collection- Selection Criteria

Based upon the discussion on the Justification page, I have developed 12 criteria for the selection of digital tools. No one tool satisfies all of these criteria.

Digital tools should:

  1. have a low entry threshold.
  2. save time and money.
  3. promote an environment of openness.
  4. promote accuracy and minimize error.
  5. handle data that is relational and spatial.
  6. result in data that is easily shared.
  7. be appropriate for field use (at least the collection component).
  8. promote and enhance preservation.
  9. increase participation in the archaeological process.
  10. should be interoperable.
  11. well supported.
  12. “Nimble, agile, flexible”- Ethan Watrall, 8/15/2016