To ensure that my research efforts remain as transparent as possible, I use the Open Science Framework through the Center for Open Science, where each step in my research is fully documented. While not all of my research is preregistered, each work complies with the OSF guidelines for Open Materials and Open Data.
In an effort to foster open access, each of my datasets is being published as a data paper where the hardware, software and methods used to generate those data are detailed. You can find, explore and download my data across multiple platforms, including our institutional repository (ScholarWorks), the CRHR repository (CRHR:ARCHIVE), and an internationally-recognized digital repository (Zenodo @ CERN). Each 3D scan is assigned a digital object identifier (DOI), and saved as an ASCII.ply.
For each of the datasets that I am planning to use in a forthcoming publication, I write a data paper that details the hardware, software and methods used to produce it. There are a series of data papers now available for download that include links to my data so that others can engage with them, and use them in their own work. Links to a few examples are included below. Following publication, a link to the publication is added to the Zenodo entry, providing a seamless experience. You can also view and interact with my 3D scans, many of which will be used in forthcoming workshops or publications, on Sketchfab.
Selden Jr., Robert Z.
2015—3D Scan Data of Caddo Burial Vessels from the McSpadden Site near Frankston, Texas. CRHR Research Reports 1:Article 5. Download here.
Selden Jr., Robert Z.
2016–3D Scan Data for Caddo Ceramic Vessels from the George C. Davis Site (41CE19). Journal of Texas Archeology and History 2(Data Paper Series 1):1-8. Download here.
Selden Jr, Robert Z.
2016–3D Scan Data for Caddo Ceramic Vessels from 41WD60 in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Collections. Journal of Texas Archeology and History 2(Data Paper Series 1):9-13. Download here.
Selden Jr., Robert Z., Thomas J. Williams, Nancy Velchoff, and Michael B. Collins
2016–3D Scan Data for Selected Clovis-age Artifacts from the Gault Site (41BL323), Central Texas, USA. Open Science Framework. December 3. osf.io/jqgwq. DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/9YD7J | ARK c7605/osf.io/9yd7j
2016–3D Scan Data for Selected Artifacts from Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark (LA3324), New Mexico, USA. Open Science Framework. November 4. osf.io/wfq97. DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/7D4K5 | ARK c7605/osf.io/7d4k5