Depositing Data at ADS
ADS is an internationally renowned digital archive and currently the only trusted digital
repository in the UK that specialises in preserving historic environment data.
Depositing your data with us ensures that they will be professionally curated in
the long term and easily accessible for future reuse. Find out more about the benefits
of data deposition in our guide to
ADS has developed several workflows to ease the ingestion of data into our archive
and provide our users with cost effective solutions to depositing data.
ADS-easy is an online system which allows you to directly
upload your data and create the required metadata for submission with ADS.
ADS-easy can be used for small to medium archives of no more than 300 files
of a standard type. Using ADS-easy allows ADS
to automatically ingest data into our Collections Management Systems allowing
us to provide a cheaper service.
OASIS is an online data capture form for the recording of historic environment
events in the UK. OASIS also facilitates the upload of unpublished reports which
are preserved and disseminated by ADS free of charge. Up to 50 images can also be
submitted for preservation by ADS for a nominal charge. OASIS can only be used for
the deposit of UK material from current projects.
For large archives, or archives that include data types not accepted
by ADS-easy the ADS
should be contacted
directly to discus deposition.
Before contacting ADS it is useful to consult the ADS Guidelines for Depositors
which provides guidance on how to correctly prepare data, for deposition with the ADS.
ADS should also be contacted
directly if a special interface is to be developed.