MeLOAR by KB Labs – Jens-Bjørn Riis Andresen

“With this resource being easily accessible, we can expect future research to a much greater extent to be based on newest evidence. Researchers find themselves often under time pressure, and easy access to actual observations done by others is a crucial factor for the resilience of proposed theories. At the same time, the resolution of the information in the reports is by magnitudes higher than one finds in the indexes from databases; researchers can now easily find discoveries that normally would have drowned or be otherwise invisible in traditional contexts of documentation.

In the educational setting at universities, it is now possible to refer to this resource to the students, and thus make it possible to open uncharted avenues of research. Finally, it is now much easier for our employees at the Danish museums to document the relevance of a given investigation. It is a pure win-win situation for everybody in the heritage sector.”

– Jens-Bjørn Riis Andresen, Associate professor, Department of Archeology and Heritage Studies, Aarhus University