Deposition: costing, best practice and practical advice
Devon County Council workshop
Devon Archaeological Society, Berkeley House, Exeter.
(19 September 2019)
This workshop will provide guidance on best practice on formats and metadata used within the archaeological profession, with a more specific focus on those requirements for the ADS. Specific information on costing and charging will provide guidance to allow effective planning for deposition. Detailed information on the submission of digital data through the ADS-easy and OASIS Images will improve understanding of these systems. This will be achieved through informal presentation and question and answer sessions.
By the end of the session participants will be expected to:
- Understand the importance of good data management practices.
- Understand the importance of digital preservation for the long term safety of archaeological data.
- Understand the principles of best practice in file formats and metadata.
- Have a working knowledge of effective costing for deposition.
- Provide a working knowledge and insight into ADS-easy and OASIS Images
|11:00||Introduction and house-keeping|
|11:15||A short introduction to costing: Why the ADS charge. How the ADS charge appropriately. How to obtain the right costing for your work|
|11:45||Q & A on costing and charging|
|12:15||Guidance and best practice on formats and metadata|
|12:45||Q & A on best practice|
|13:45||Depositing: Using ADS-easy: a practical guide|
|14:30||Q & A on deposition|
|15:00||The future: The redevelopment of OASIS|
Metadata and data formats
- The ADS Preferred and Accepted File Formats
- The ADS Metadata Requirements
- Library of Congress Recommended Formats Statement
- Heritage Data Vocabularies
- ADS Selection and Retention Guidelines
- The Digital Curation Center’s Selection and Retention Guidelines
- Coming Soon CIFA Archives Group Selection Toolkit for Archaeological Archives.
Archaeological archive standards and guidelines
- Guides to Good Practice
- ARCHES Archaeological Resources in Cultural Heritage a European Standard website
- Archaeological Archives: A guide to best practice in creation, compilation, transfer and curation