Welcome to AADMI
Who We Are ...
The Archaeology of the Americas Digital Monograph Initiative (AADMI) is a collaborative project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Its goal is to develop and publish a new generation of peer-reviewed monographs that will incorporate—in a stable online environment—enhanced data sets that support scholarly analyses and interpretation. Enhanced data sets may include data collection sheets, databases, digital still and moving image files (such as color GIS maps, 3-D laser scans, rotatable objects, and video clips) and supplementary text. AADMI will initially focus on book-length works authored or edited by junior scholars in the field of New World archaeology. AADMI publications shall be available on a digital delivery platform that permits, within reasonable limits, the search, display, updating, analysis, and downloading of digital monographs and their associated data sets. AADMI is intended to capitalize on the growing movement among individual and institutional buyers towards e-book acquisition and the inherent advantages of Web-enabled dissemination, analysis and collaboration. AADMI will facilitate partnerships with other digital initiatives to optimize the effectiveness and impact of its projects. Finally, AADMI envisions the production of enhanced monographs as a true instance of multiplatform design and delivery, with print and digital editions appearing concurrently.
The Archaeology of the Americas Digital Monograph Initiative (AADMI) wishes to thank the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which has provided funding for the planning phase of this project.