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La Grava: Royal Manor and Alien Priory of Fontevrault

Anglo-Saxon Graves and Grave Goods

The Bosworth Battlefield Project

Star Carr Archives Project

Managing Landscape Change

Hampshire HLC

Cheshire HLC

Gloucestershire HLC

Archaeological Landscapes of East London

Combe Down Stone Mines

Quarry Farm, Ingleby Barwick

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Data Papers
Now being published

'Worlds Oldest Calender'
Time and a Place: A luni-solar 'time-reckoner' from 8th millennium BC Scotland

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Welcome to ADS Update
ADS Update is a new online newsletter published by the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) to supplement the annual hardcopy issue of ADS News. ADS Update will keep you regularly informed of all ADS's research activities, highlight new releases and promote enhancements at ADS. We hope you enjoy reading issue one of ADS Update
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ADS is pleased to announce the beta release of ADS-easy, a new online archiving system. ADS-easy has been developed with support from JISC as an online tool for delivering files and metadata to ADS for archiving. This semi-automated submission process means that ADS can keep costs to a minimum and make the process of archive preparation more transparent. ADS-easy is primarily aimed at those wishing to deposit small to medium sized archives of under 300 files. Read more here...
The Archaeology Britain iPad app is a collaboration between the British Library and the ADS to create an accessible iPad app with unique and interesting content from both organisations. The app presents antiquarian drawings, paintings and maps for some of Britain's most important archaeological sites. The curated content provides unique and rarely seen perspectives for a wide range of sites from the stone age to the 20th century. Read more about the development of Archaeology Britain or download the app from the App Store.
ADS is pleased to announce that it has added a Usage Statistics page to all our archive collections, including Project Archives, Journal Series, Bibliographies and Theses. The usage statistics for every archive are gathered on a monthly basis via Piwik web analytics. The statistics collected are then used to create graphs to present the number of visits to an archive, the number of pages viewed within an archive and the number of files downloaded per archive. This allows depositors to track the usage and impact of their data. Read more here...
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SENESCHAL is a one year AHRC funded Knowledge Exchange project which has recently released SENESCHAL vocabularies as Linked Open Data. This is a very exciting development for practitioners of archaeological linked data and is the first step in enabling the proper alignment of UK archaeological terms for our archive metadata. To learn about the value of SENESCHAL vocabularies to the ADS read more here...
It is a busy and exciting time for European research at the ADS! Within the last six months, we have started three new projects, NEARCH, LoCloud and ARIADNE: each of which have important research trajectories in their own right, but the timing of many of the initiatives within these projects is proving particularly fortuitous. Find out more here...
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The e-journal Internet Archaeology is part of the ADS family, managed within the ADS and its accounts are incorporated within the same cost centre, so IA updates will feature regularly in the newsletter from now on. The journal has taken further steps to becoming a full Gold Open Access e-journal this year and is now releasing between 1-2 articles per issue as Open Access. In a rapidly changing publishing environment, we encourage authors to consider publishing in the journal (an article, a data paper or a digital monograph) and at the same time to deposit supporting data with ADS so that links can be made and greater integration achieved.
Digital Archivist Jenny Ryder has been preparing the English Heritage Silbury Hill Conservation Project Archive for the past year. Jenny goes through the preparation process step by step in a series of blog posts.
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Since 2012 ADS has been working on what is colloquially known as the Roman Grey Literature project, but more officially as The Roman Rural Settlement of Britain. Digital Archivist Tim Evans introduces the project and explains ADS's role here...

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