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A Mobile Knowledge Management and Decision Support Tool for Soil Analysis

Citation
Cowie J, Cairns D, Blunn M, Wilson C, Pollard E & Davidson D (2009) A Mobile Knowledge Management and Decision Support Tool for Soil Analysis, International Journal of Information Management, 29 (5), pp. 397-406.

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.

Keywords
Mobile decision support; Knowledge management; Geoarchaeology

Subject headings
Soil microbiology Methodology; Internet in arhaeology; Archaeological geology

StatusPublished
AuthorsCowie Julie, Cairns David, Blunn Martin, Wilson Clare, Pollard Edward, Davidson Donald
Publication date10/2009
PublisherElsevier
ISSN 0268-4012
LanguageEnglish

Journal
International Journal of Information Management: Volume 29, Issue 5 (2009-10)

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