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Dr. Eric Kansa (PhD, Harvard University) directs Open Context (http://opencontext.org) a data publishing venue for archaeology. His research interests explore web architecture, service design and how these issues relate to the social and professional context of the digital humanities and social sciences. He also researches policy issues relating to intellectual property, including text-mining and cultural property concerns, and actively participates in a number of Open Science, Open Government, cyberinfrastructure, text mining and scholarly user needs initiatives.

He has taught project management and information service design at the UC Berkeley School of Information. He has been a principal investigator and co-investigator on projects funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the US National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, Hewlett-Packard, the Sunlight Foundation, Google, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Encyclopedia of Life and the National Science Foundation. Eric recently joined the Board of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications, a granting program that funds archaeological publications.