Recently I asked the Science Commons staff about similar initiatives in the archaeology-related field of studies and publishing.
John Wilbanks kindly answered to me and he gave me some nice URIs to start from. Here they are:
All these projects seem to be at the startline, but they do have a solid background. Consider the Alexandria Archive, it’s a non-profit consulting group that has taken part in the University of Chicago XSTAR project, one of the few cases in archaeology where XML has been used paying some attention to what it really is, producing some DTDs, and software.
The Archaeocommons home page looks a bit static, and it’s not easy to understand what are the main purposes of the initiative, maybe that should be clearer.