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Migrating Data: The Council for British Archaeology Research Reports

At the Archaeology Data Service we know that in order to keep files safe and accessible long into the future, we need to migrate or refresh them. This will create newer versions of the files to replace the old files which would one day be unreadable by modern software. To this end, we are currently working on one of the very first large collections that was entrusted to us back in the early days of the ADS. This collection is an archive of Council for British Archaeology (CBA) Research Reports. This run of reports dating back to 1955 were no longer in print so were scanned and given to us in digital form (as tif images and pdf files) to archive and make more widely available on-line. The collection in our care consists of over 100 reports which cover many different topics and themes within British Archaeology. This has remained one of our most popular and frequently accessed resources since we began making it available on-line in the year 2000.
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