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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:10.5284/1000246. The HTML for this would look like:
University of Southampton (2005) Stone in Archaeology: Towards a digital resource [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] (doi:10.5284/1000246)
'Stone in Archaeology - towards a Digital Resource' is a resource enhancement project which was awarded to Kathryn Knowles and Professor David Peacock with technical expertise provided by Fiona Lewis. The project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB). The resource has been developed by Archaeology, School of Humanities, University of Southampton, in collaboration with the Archaeology Data Service (ADS), to create a unique multidisciplinary digital resource in the field of lithic archaeology.
Building on the large pre-existing collection of archaeologically relevant comparative rock samples held at Southampton, the project has created a searchable relational database. This database is accessible both to beginners and those with geological experience and allows the identification of stone samples by searching on the distinctive physical properties of a stone. The results of the search can be backed up by macroscopic and thin-section photomicrographs of the sample and any geologically relevant information.
The database provides information regarding the use, quarry location / vicinity and distribution of the stone throughout various periods of history. The resource's ability to be manipulated in many different ways enables specific questions to be asked about trade and exchange, movement of materials and distribution.