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The ADS provides several ways for users to programatically access our data, including Linked Open Data and OMI-PMH targets.

OAI-PMH

The ADS provides an OAI-PMH target for other archives or interested parties to harvest information from our repository. To harvest the data from our target, a harvester must be built and pointed at one of our endpoints. You can find out more about setting up an OAI-PMH and building your own harvester at the links below:

The ADS currently has three targets; archives, journals, and oasis. The ADS also publishes one target for Internet Archaeology articles.

Archives:

Endpoint:http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/oai/archives/OAIHandler
Schemas:oai_dc, ads_archive, nerc_dds, medin_ddp
Sets:ALL, LONDON, NERC, MEDIN, OXFORD, BRISTOL, UCL, SOTON
Sample Identifier:oai:archaeologydataservice.ac.uk:COLL_ID_1000762


Journals:

Endpoint:http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/oai/journals/OAIHandler
Schema:oph
Set:ALL
Sample Identifier:oai:archaeologydataservice.ac.uk:JNL_1000787


OASIS:

Endpoint:http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/oai/oasis/OAIHandler
Schema:medin_ddp
Set:MEDIN
Sample Identifier:oai:oasis.ac.uk:wessexar1-4936


Internet Archaeology:

Endpoint:http://intarch.ac.uk/oai/articles/OAIHandler
Schemas:oai_dc, medin_ddp
Sets:ALL, MEDIN
Sample Identifier:oai:intarch.ac.uk:COLL_ID_1001303


Linked Open Data

Linked Data is a growing part of the web where data is published on the internet and then linked to other published data in much the same way that web pages are interlinked using hypertext. The term Linked Data is used to describe a method of exposing, sharing, and connecting data via URIs.

The ADS Linked Open Data are made available as a direct result of the STELLAR project, a joint venture between the University of South Wales, the ADS and English Heritage. For a full description of the ADS datasets used in the ADS Linked Data store please see the ADS STELLAR Research Page.

The ADS Linked Data repository is avialable at http://data.archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/. The ADS also provides a SPARQL query web interface which can be used to interrogate the ADS tiple store directly. However, interacting with SPARQL endpoints, is much easier and more fruitful, using one of the many SPARQL clients available.