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English Heritage has a long tradition of producing highly illustrated archaeological monographs about key sites and topics of importance to the understanding of the historic environment in England. Many of the past titles have long been out of print and yet are still of value for reference purposes. As a service to the wider archaeological community, English Heritage is now making these titles available as PDFs which can be accessed here for free.
Illustration for item December 2014: Christmas Photo Competition

December 2014: Christmas Photo Competition

The Archaeology Data Service and Internet Archaeology and are giving away one of our fabulous and rare trowel-shaped USB sticks in December. To be in with a chance to win, send us your Christmas themed archaeology photos. From snow-covered Roman Forts to Christmas jumper clad diggers, anything goes! Photographs must be your copyright. The winning photographer will receive a USB trowel, and the wi... more

The Archaeology Data Service and Internet Archaeology and are giving away one of our fabulous and rare trowel-shaped USB sticks in December. To be in with a chance to win, send us your Christmas themed archaeology photos. From snow-covered Roman Forts to Christmas jumper clad diggers, anything goes! Photographs must be your copyright. The winning photographer will receive a USB trowel, and the winning photo will also be published in pride of place in the Christmas issue of the ADS e-newsletter (with attribution). A further eleven runners-up will also feature in our ’12 days of Christmas cheer’ posts both on the ADS and the Internet Archaeology social media accounts. Competition closes at 12 noon on Monday15th December 2014.

Illustration for item November 2014: The Use of PDF/A in Digital Archives: A Case Study from Archaeology

November 2014: The Use of PDF/A in Digital Archives: A Case Study from Archaeology

ADS Digital Archivists Ray Moore and Tim Evans have just published 'The Use of PDF/A in Digital Archives: A Case Study from Archaeology' in the International Journal of Data Curation (http://dx.doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v9i2.267). This article is a companion piece to Tim and Ray's 2013 article 'Preserving the Grey Literature Explosion: PDF/A and the Digital Archive' in Information Standards Quarterly... more

ADS Digital Archivists Ray Moore and Tim Evans have just published 'The Use of PDF/A in Digital Archives: A Case Study from Archaeology' in the International Journal of Data Curation (http://dx.doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v9i2.267). This article is a companion piece to Tim and Ray's 2013 article 'Preserving the Grey Literature Explosion: PDF/A and the Digital Archive' in Information Standards Quarterly (http://dx.doi.org/10.3789/isqv25no3.2013.04).

Illustration for item November 2014: NEW Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Guide to Good Practice Published

November 2014: NEW Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Guide to Good Practice Published

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are a ‘disruptive technology’, a technology that forces us to rethink how we do (or used to do) things – from protecting white rhino to delivering pizza. Everyone who needs a bird’s eye view is now wondering how this technology can help them; farmers, structural engineers, ecologists and, of course, archaeologists.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are a ‘disruptive technology’, a technology that forces us to rethink how we do (or used to do) things – from protecting white rhino to delivering pizza. Everyone who needs a bird’s eye view is now wondering how this technology can help them; farmers, structural engineers, ecologists and, of course, archaeologists.

Illustration for item October 2014: LoCloud workshop at ICOMOS Florence

October 2014: LoCloud workshop at ICOMOS Florence

A LoCloud workshop will take place in Florence, Italy, on 11 November, as part of the ICOMOS General Assembly. The workshop, whose theme is "Sharing Local Culture through Europeana" will present LoCloud, its on-going activities and results achieved so far, including demonstrations of the services that the project is developing to help make collections held by local institutions more widely avail... more

A LoCloud workshop will take place in Florence, Italy, on 11 November, as part of the ICOMOS General Assembly. The workshop, whose theme is "Sharing Local Culture through Europeana" will present LoCloud, its on-going activities and results achieved so far, including demonstrations of the services that the project is developing to help make collections held by local institutions more widely available. The workshop will start at 14.30 and will last the whole afternoon.

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