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Daniel Pett

Daniel is the ICT Advisor for the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) at the British Museum. Prior to joining the Scheme, he worked in IT for an investment bank (Dresdner KW) after studying Archaeology at the Institute and reading for a Masters degree at Cambridge University. He is responsible for the design and build of the PAS website and he is interested in:

  • Linked data methodologies
  • Social web techniques
  • GIS and web mapping systems and applications
  • Roman and Classical numismatics
  • Open source technology

He has also been heavily involved in the development of the British Museum website, performing the duties of Secretary of the Web Steering Group until the project was delivered. He is also a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Chair of Discipline for Cambridge University Rugby Club.

Research Interests

  • Semantic web
  • Digital public archaeology
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Museology
  • GIS
  • Social networks

Publications – Principal author

  • Pett, D. (2012) ‘Use of Social Media within the British Museum and Museum Sector’ in Bonacchi, C. (ed) Archaeologists and Digital Communication.
  • Pett, D. (2012) ‘Conclusions – a way forward’ in Bonacchi, C. (ed) Archaeologists and Digital Communication. Archetype
  • Pett, D. (2011) ‘Distributing the wealth’ in Cooke, B. (ed) The British Museum and the future of Numismatics. British Museum Press.
  • Pett D. (2011) ‘A review article: The CASPAR workshop.’ Public Archaeology 10 Volume 2
  • Pett D. (2010) ‘Meeting public interest in the Staffordshire Hoard.‘ British Archaeology 110
  • Pett, D. (2010) ‘The Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Database: its development for research since 1998’ in Lewis, M. et al (ed) Proccedings of the PAS conference David Brown Book Company
  • Pett, D (2006) ‘Promoting best practice through open access.’ British Archaeology 87

Publications – Collaborative

  • Gruber, E., Heath, S., Meadows, A., Pett, DEJ., Tolle, K., & Wigg-Wolf, D. (forthcoming 2012) Semantic Web Technologies applied to Numismatic Collections. In the Proceedings of the C The Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology conference 2012
  • Bonacchi, C., Furneaux, C. & Pett, DEJ. (2012) Public Engagement through Online TV Channels: A Way Forward for the Audiovisual Communication of Archaeology? In Bonacchi, C (ed) Archaeologists and Digital Communication. Archetype
  • Bland, R., Moorhead, S., & Pett, DEJ (2010) Hoarding in ancient Britain. Current Archaeology Volume 248

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