The ADS has been interested in the re-use of the data in our archive for as long as the ADS has been preserving data. Providing access and preserving data for others to re-use is why we do what we do!
While tracking of quantitative usage statistics is standard for most online archaeological resources, gaining qualitative understanding and strong examples of data re-use has always been more difficult.
As a result we have instigated a guest post series intended to acknowledge the wide range of research carried out that re-uses data preserved and disseminated by the ADS and raise awareness of the research potential of data re-use in archaeology and beyond.
As the year progresses we will publish a number of guest blog posts from archaeological and historic environment researchers from around the world, highlighting the wonderful and varied ways in which ADS archive data is re-used.
- Teaching with the Archaeology Data Service and Internet Archaeology (external blog).
- ‘It Makes You Feel Like Working as a Real Scientist’: Using data provided by the ADS for digital archaeological teaching and learning at the University of Vienna.
- The Use and Re-use of 3D Data from the ADS Archive
- ‘Accessioning Arch Camb’: Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Volunteer Engagement Project
- Data Mining with past publications from the ADS: The search for Neolithic crannogs
- Summer Internship With the ADS: Heritage Open Days
As new posts are published they will be added to the above list.
You can also see some other re-use examples from our 2015 Data Reuse Awards.
The ADS would love to hear of your experiences re-using our archived data. Pitch us a post by contacting us.