Digital Archive

The Cotsen Digital Archive is an ongoing initiative that aims to archive faculty archaeological research and data, host Cotsen Institute of Archaeology publications in PDF format, and link to born-digital publications that will be published by the CIoA Press. This initiative includes a number of different programs, which will be listed here as they become available.


The repository is a service of the eScholarship initiative of the California Digital Library, and is an open access publishing platform that offers UC departments, centers, and research units direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship, including journals and peer-reviewed series, postprints, and seminar papers. These materials are freely available to the public online.

In an effort to produce innovative digital publications, the CIoA Press collaborated with eScholarship and UCLA Digital Library to create our branded account in order to share our open access, peer reviewed publications including our latest series: Cotsen Digital Archaeology (CDA). The CDA series presents the results of original archaeological and conservation research through digitally initiated and accessible publications that integrate innovative multimedia and data links. The series is made available through eScholarship at no cost to consumers. Additionally, CIoA Press has released postprints of previously published titles online. 

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eScholarship provides alternative publication services online for the UC community, supports widespread distribution of the materials that result from research and teaching at UC, and fosters new models of scholarly publishing through development and application of advanced technologies. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press is proud to be participating in this publishing program.