A mobile knowledge management and decision support tool for soil analysis

Julie Cowie*, David Cairns, Martin Blunn, Clare Wilson, Edward Pollard, Donald Davidson

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Abstract

This paper describes the implementation and evaluation of a mobile knowledge management and decision support system to assist archaeologists in dealing with soils. Our view is that provision of a mobile tool which provides access to expert knowledge and a means of recording pertinent onsite information will be of great benefit in ensuring crucial information about an excavation is not lost and that the excavation proceeds in an appropriate manner. In this paper we discuss the tool developed, and detail how it has been evaluated via a variety of workshop sessions with likely users, and discussions with advisory groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-406
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

Keywords

  • Geoarchaeology
  • Knowledge management
  • Mobile decision support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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