Archaeological Collections Areas Database and Map

Secretary of Society of Museum Archaeologists, 2003 (updated 2013)

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Resource identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers

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.

Citing this DOI

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:10.5284/1018089. The HTML for this would look like:

<a href="">doi:10.5284/1018089</a>
Sample Citation for this DOI

Secretary of Society of Museum Archaeologists (2013) Archaeological Collections Areas Database and Map [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] (doi:10.5284/1018089)

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Collecting archives;
NOT collecting archives;
Collecting archives in some circumstances;
Archive collection status is not known;

Corrections and updates

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