Schneider, Kent A.; Selig, Drew ; Snedeker, Rodney ; Eubanks, Ellen . 2005. Heritage Digital Toolkit Final Report and User's Guide. 0523 1305P. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center. 4 p.
This publication introduces the heritage digital toolkit to archeologists. Thousands of heritage sites are found annually during fieldwork. In most cases, data about each site's contents, age, condition, National Register significance, size, and location are recorded on paper field notes only to be retranscribed into INFRA. Heritage's response to emergency fire situations is severely limited by this slow, paper recording system. Archeologists needed a field service solution for data collection that would streamline field operations and eliminate or minimize handwritten field data, reentering data, and increase the precision of recording data. Saving money was also a consideration. Savings could run into tens of thousands of dollars by eliminating time spent transcribing paper field notes into the digital tables format required by INFRA.
Keywords: digital, fieldwork, INFRA