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Diyala Archaeological Database (DiyArDa) Updated

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Diyala Archaeological Database (DiyArDa) Updates

July 31, 2018
Diyala Release
Change Letter

Summary of Changes:

  1. Added 6 new Field Diaries and 30 Locus Excavation Notes entries.
  2. Added ability on View Locus Information / Display Locus Information screen to specify a
    specific Locus in addition to scrolling through the Locus list for a site. Also added display of
    Locus Excavation Notes, if present.
  3. Added 4,795 object images to the site.
  4. Changed Digital Image Catalog screen to display location information such as area, level,
    etc.
  5. Corrected/adjusted many miscellaneous display items.
Detail Notes for the July 31, 2018 Diyala Release Screen Changes:



1. 2.
Field Register Catalog>Field Register Display>Display Field Register Page: Adjusted the display of FDNOs on the screen.
Field Diary Catalog screen: Added 36 new entries to the Field Diary Catalog:

  1. Asmar -- General Diary -- 1933-34
  2. Asmar Agade Houses Notebook 1932-33
  3. Asmar Agade Houses Notebook 1933
  4. Asmar Northern Palace Daybook 1930-31
  5. Asmar Private Houses Miscellaneous Notes 1933-34
  6. Asmar Northern Palace Birdvase Pit Locus Notes (D15:3) 1933-34
  7. Asmar Northern Palace Birdvase Pit Locus Notes (D15:3) 1934-35
  8. Asmar Northern Palace Locus Notes D16 1932
  9. Asmar Abu Temple and Northern Palace Locus Notes D17 1932-33
  10. Asmar Abu Temple and Northern Palace Locus Notes E16 1932-33
  11. Asmar Abu Temple and Northern Palace Locus Notes E17 1932-33
  12. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes E25 1933-34
  13. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes G25 1933-34
  14. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes H18 1933-34
  15. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes H19 1933-34
  16. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes H20 1933-34
  17. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J19 1933-34
  18. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J20 1933-34
  19. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J21 1933-34
  20. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J23 1933-34
  21. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J32 1933-34
  22. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J33 1933-34
  23. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J34 1933-34
  24. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes K19 1933-34
  25. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes K20 1933-34
  26. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes K21 1933-34
  27. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes K28 1933-34
bb. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes K40 1933-34 cc. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes L19 1933-34


July 31, 2018

Diyala Release Change Letter
dd. Asmar
Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes L23 1933-34 ee. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes M37 1933-34 ff. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes P37 1933-34 gg. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes P39 1933-34 hh. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes Q40 1933-34 ii. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes R26 1933-34 kk. General Diary of the Iraq Expedition 1932-33

  1. Added “|<”, “>|” paging steps to a number of screens where multiple items may be displayed:
    1. Select/Browse Objects by Find Number Elements>Display Find Information
      Collection
    2. Select/Browse Objects by Find Number Elements>Display Find Information
      Collection>Display Object-Related Images
    3. Select/Browse Objects by Find Number Elements>Display Find Information
      Collection>Display Documentation Information
    4. Field Register Catalog>Field Register Display>Display Field Register Page
  2. Altered Thumbnail Display Regions to eliminate unnecessary options:
    1. Select/Browse Objects by Find Number Elements>Display Find Information-Single
    2. Select/Browse Objects by Find Number Elements>Display Find Information-
      Collection
    3. Display Locus Information
    4. Search and Browse by Find Sets
    5. View Area/Level Information
    6. Display Object Catalog Card Information
    7. View Period Information>Site Subdiv Period Information
    8. View Object Typeologies>Display Type Information Sheets
    9. Field Plans and Maps>Field Plans Set Detail
    10. Drawings Catalog>Drawing Set Details
    11. Diyala Drawing Register Book
  3. Altered Display Image Catalog screen to always display area, level and locus for appropriate screens.
  4. Corrected logic on Field Diary Catalog>Field Diary Display so that diary pages display in the correct order.
  5. Corrected Display Locus Card Images to handle multiple locus card images for a locus.
  6. Changed the order of selection items on Home-Search/Browse Object Database to that
    “Selectable Data Filters” appears second rather than last in the display list.
  7. Changed Field Register Catalog>Field Register Display>Display Field Register Page so the
    viewer can scroll forward/backward through the pages without returning to the Field Register
    Display screen.
  8. Altered Display Locus Info screen to include grid square (e.g., Asmar D14, D14:1, etc.)
    entries within the Select Locus Entry list.
  9. Altered View Site/Area Information>View Area/Level-Locus Information screen to include grid
    square (e.g., Asmar D14, D14:1, etc.) within the Select Locus Entry list.
  10. Altered Pottery Information>Display Pottery Profile Cards>Pottery Profile Display screen so
    that the viewer can scroll forward/backward through the images without returning to the
    Display Pottery Profile Cards screen.
  11. Altered Display Documentation Information so that multiple object cards for an object display
    in a scrollable list instead of all at once.
  12. Altered Object Card Catalog>Object Card Details screen so that the viewer can scroll
    forward/backward through the images without returning to the select screen.

Database Data Changes:

  1. Added 4,752 Asmar object images and 45 Khafajah object images to the database.
  2. Corrected citations list entries for OIP 72, Stratified Cylinder Images from the Diyala Region,
    so they take the viewer to the correct page within the display.
  3. Completed an audit of the Object Card images and added 148 new images overlooked in the
    initial scanning of the cards.
  4. Completed re-editing object images for Agrab, Ishchali, and Khafajah adjusting image size,
    image clarity, etc.
  5. Added new Locus Card entries for Asmar D15:3 and K17:28 based on LocusNotes
    excavation pages.
  6. Corrected museum registration information for As. 33:329d and As. 33:434. The need for
    correction came from a user of the site.
  7. Cleaned up minor data errors such as duplicate locus card entries, missing associations
    between base images and thumbnails, and some object/image associations.
  8. Altered Museum Registration Numbers in the database to eliminate any leading zeroes (e.g,,
    changing A012345 to A12345) so they match the information in the Oriental Institute Integrated Database object information.
Other Changes:

  1. Participated with uChicago Information Technology Services to relocate the production and development Diyala Project site to new platforms.
  2. Supplied images and metadata for uploading to the Oriental Institute Integrated Database for all field registers, locus cards, object cards, and some of the field diaries listed above.

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