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The Shala Valley Project (SVP) is an Albanian-American collaboration, led by Michael Galaty of Millsaps College in Jackson, MS and Albanian archaeologists Ols Lafe of the Albanian Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports and Zamir Tafilica of the Shkodra Historical Museum. The project was launched in 2004 and conducted fieldwork during the summers of 2005-2008. The SVP integrates interdisciplinary programs of intensive and extensive archaeological survey and excavation with geo-scientific, ethnographic, and (ethno) historical surveys, including archival historical research, in order to study the Shala peoples.
Illustration for item March 2015: Staff change at ADS

March 2015: Staff change at ADS

It’s with great regret that at the end of February 2015 we said goodbye to Catherine Hardman, ADS Deputy Director and Collections Development Manager but welcomed Louisa Matthews. Catherine had been with us for over 13 years, having joined ADS from working on the Extensive Urban Survey project for Cumbria County Council. A lot has changed during that period, but some things are still the same. On... more

It’s with great regret that at the end of February 2015 we said goodbye to Catherine Hardman, ADS Deputy Director and Collections Development Manager but welcomed Louisa Matthews. Catherine had been with us for over 13 years, having joined ADS from working on the Extensive Urban Survey project for Cumbria County Council. A lot has changed during that period, but some things are still the same. One of Catherine’s first duties was to give a presentation on OASIS at the 2002 Computer Applications in Archaeology conference in Heraklion in Crete. One of her last roles has been to

Illustration for item January 2015: Sign up now for our Management, Preservation and Publishing of Digital Data Workshop

January 2015: Sign up now for our Management, Preservation and Publishing of Digital Data Workshop

Through a series of presentations, practical sessions and group discussions, this course will explore the importance of digital preservation for the long term safety of archaeological data and provide practical guidance on how to prepare, curate, deposit and access digital data. We will also provide guidance on data publishing online and introduce Linked Open Data for archaeology.

Through a series of presentations, practical sessions and group discussions, this course will explore the importance of digital preservation for the long term safety of archaeological data and provide practical guidance on how to prepare, curate, deposit and access digital data. We will also provide guidance on data publishing online and introduce Linked Open Data for archaeology.

Illustration for item January 2015: OASIS Redevelopment Mock Ups Available for Comment

January 2015: OASIS Redevelopment Mock Ups Available for Comment

Thank you if you responded to the OASIS redevelopment survey over the summer, we have now produced a selection of scenarios which reflect the survey responses. The mock up is divided into different scenarios for different types of user: Contractor, HER, Museum etc and each page has a comment area at the bottom. Please use the comments area to leave any feedback you have, positive or negative, as... more

Thank you if you responded to the OASIS redevelopment survey over the summer, we have now produced a selection of scenarios which reflect the survey responses. The mock up is divided into different scenarios for different types of user: Contractor, HER, Museum etc and each page has a comment area at the bottom. Please use the comments area to leave any feedback you have, positive or negative, as if we don’t know your thoughts now we cannot accommodate them in the final design. We would appreciate your comments even if you are not a user of the current system.

Illustration for item December 2014: ADS Job Vacancy Collections Development Manager

December 2014: ADS Job Vacancy Collections Development Manager

Applications are invited for the position of Collections Development Manager in the Archaeology Data Service, available from February 2015. This is an opportunity to take a key project management role within a team environment. You will be responsible for developing the digital collections of the ADS and promotion of its activities.

Applications are invited for the position of Collections Development Manager in the Archaeology Data Service, available from February 2015. This is an opportunity to take a key project management role within a team environment. You will be responsible for developing the digital collections of the ADS and promotion of its activities.

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