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Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.
DOIs should be the last element in a citation irrespective of the format used. The DOI citation should begin with "doi:" in lowercase followed by the DOI with no spaces between the ":" and the DOI.
DOIs can also be cited as a persistent link from another Web page. This is done by appending the DOI Resolver with the DOI. This would look like:
However, if it is possible it is best to hide the URL in the href property of the <a> tag and have the link text be of the form doi:10.5284/1010824. The HTML for this would look like:
Susan M Wright, Derek Hurst (2011) Midlands purple and Cistercian-type wares in the west Midlands in the 15th-16th centuries [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] (doi:10.5284/1010824)
Midlands purple and Cistercian-type wares are some of the commonest wares on late medieval to post-medieval sites in the west Midlands and are known to have been produced at several centres across the historic counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, and possibly Shropshire. It was recognised, however, that the products of different early production centres (specifically here: Ticknall, south Derbys; Burslem, Staffs; Wednesbury, Staffs now West Midlands; Nuneaton, Warks) could not be differentiated at consumer sites in the region; this considerably hampers study of both the industry's origins and dating, and of the production and distribution of these wares across the whole region. Scientific investigation (inductively-coupled plasma spectroscopy and petrography) of samples from all the known major early production centres is used here to try to achieve greater characterisation of these wares in terms of fabric-type and, thereby, their attribution to specific sources. The intention of this pilot study was to test how far the results of the scientific work could be translated into the definition of fabrics that could be visually determined, either in hand specimen or, more likely, with x20 microscopy.