Message #198:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: AZSITE News (May 28, 1997)
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 08:59:18 -0700

From:	Rick Karl  

AZSITE News May 28, 1997

Database Update
Since the unveiling of the AZSITE pilot project at February's workshop, the
consortium has been working toward incorporating other agencies' records
into the database.   The last consortium meeting was held April 30 at
Archaeological Research Institute in Tempe, Arizona.  The focus of the
meeting was the preparation and submission of a grant proposal to the
Federal Geographic Data Committee.  This proposal requested funds to
incorporate spatial data for sites and surveys on federal lands within the
State of Arizona into AZSITE.

Upcoming Meetings
The next AZSITE Consortium meeting will be held at Pearson Hall, Museum of
Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Arizona, on June 18 and 19 at 10am.  The
June 18 meeting will include representatives of the six national forests.
The June 19 meeting was established in collaboration with the cultural
resource staff at Hopi, Hualapai and Navajo.  If you are interested in
attending any of the AZSITE consortium meetings, call Beth Grindell.

Survey Results
The results of the survey provided the consortium with information
concerning the preparation of records for incorporation into the AZSITE
information system.  There are approximately 136,000 site records held at
29 different records repositories.  Approximately 40% of these are
duplicate records.  These records are searched nearly 3000 times a year.
Private contractors on an average searched 4 different land managing
agency's during a record search. Only 50% of records held at land managing
agencies were in some kind of electronic form. The remaining records'
status ranged from file boxes of 5x8 cards to paper files in cardboard
boxes stacked in a closet.  Most agencies have, or will soon have, access
to a PC and the internet. 

AZSITE is a collaborative project of: Archaeological Research Institute,
Arizona State University,Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona,
Museum of Northern Arizona, and the State Historic Preservation Office,
with funding from the National Center for Preservation Technology and
Training (NPS), and the Arizona Heritage Fund, administered by Arizona
State Parks.

Arizona State Museum
University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210026
Tucson AZ 85721-0026

Beth Grindell
Rick Karl
phone:  520 621 1271
FAX:  520 621 2976