Archaeology Data Service

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  • Julian Richards


The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) is a digital repository for cultural heritage data. Based at the University of York, it also provides advice and support for research projects on good practice in using digital data. It is staffed by archivists, developers and researchers who work on the long-term digital preservation of the data that have been deposited with the ADS.

The data stored within the repository can be access via the ADS Linked Data repository or harvested from their OAI-PMH target.

The ADS offers a Costing Calculator to estimate the costs of archiving. It also publishes a set of Guidelines for Depositors and a set of Guides to Good Practice. Individuals within the team are also able to provide advice on data management and sustainability for specific projects.