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Archaeology Data Service (ADS)
Hosting Legal Entity
University of York
Exhibition Square, Archaeology Data Service,Department of Archaeology,The King's Manor, York, PO: YO1 7EP, North Yorkshire (United Kingdom)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
United Kingdom
Current Status:
Operational since 1996
Scientific Description
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) is situated in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York in the UK and is funded partly by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and partly by project-based funding drawn from academia, the European Union, National and Local Government archaeology services and commercial archaeology. The core objective of the ADS is to support research, learning and teaching with high quality and dependable digital resources. It does this by preserving digital data in the long term, and by promoting and disseminating a broad range of data in archaeology. The ADS promotes good practice in the use of digital data in archaeology, it provides technical advice to the research community, and supports the deployment of digital technologies. It was awarded the Data Seal of Approval in 2010. ADS utilises the latest social media tools e.g. Twitter, Facebook, ADS Blog etc.

RI Keywords
Archaeology, Digital archive, Oais, Images, GIS, Grey literature, 3D, Journals, Databases
RI Category
Research Libraries
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Research Bibliographies
Research Data Service Facilities
Research Archives
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology
Biological and Medical Sciences
Social Sciences
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Humanities and Arts
Digital Archiving

Archiving digital data produced during research within archaeology and its related disciplines.

Technical Advice

Providing technical advice on the creation and archiving of digital data. and

Teaching and learning resources

Providing high quality teaching and learning services and resources within archaeology

Search tools

Cross searching of archaeological datasets.

User Support

Supporting registers and non-registered users in their use of data, resources and services.

Heritage data reporting mechanism

Creation, maintenace and implementation of heritage management services, such as OASIS, an online form for reporting archaeological fieldwork within England, Scotland and Wales.

Web Services

Hosting and harvesting web services from other bodies and organisation.

Access Type
Access Mode
Users Definition
Date of last update: 19/03/2019
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