Management, preservation and publishing of digital data for archaeologists
This course was run on the 7 & 8 September 2017 by ADS, Historic England and Leicester University.
Through a series of presentations, practical sessions and group discussions, this course explored the importance of digital preservation for the long term safety of archaeological data and provide practical guidance on how to prepare, curate, deposit and access digital data. We also provided guidance on data publishing online and introduce Linked Open Data for archaeology.
- Digital Data and the Archaeological Record presentation by Katie Green, ADS.
- Current issues in Archive Creation and Curation presentation by Duncan Brown, Historic England.
- Data management presentation presentation by Katie Green, ADS.
- Data Management Case Study presentation by Claire Tsang, Historic England.
- Digital Preservation Standards presentation by Katie Green, ADS.
- Tools for Deposition Practical presentation by Ray Moore, ADS.
- Publishing Data on the Web: models and new directions presentation by Judith Winters, Internet Archaeology.
- Vocabularies as Linked data: SENESCHAL and HeritageData.or presentation by Keith May, Historic England.
Archive access practical
Archive Access Practical example archive
Data Management Plan example
DPC DMP checklist
Please use this link to access the new ADS-easy system.
ADS-easy Practical practical data set
ADS-easy 2.0 practical handbook
ADS-easy 1.0 handbook
Exploring online data publications practical
Linked open data show and tell
Explore the following Websites that utilize LOD
- ADS Archive metadata pages.
- British Museum.
- Portable Antiquities Scheme
Explore those sites publishing LOD.
- Heritage Data
- Getty Vocabularies as Linked Open Data Blog
- Ordnance survey Linked Data website
- British Museum Linked Data website
- Linked Data creation tools
While exploring these websites think about the following questions:
- What LOD is each sites utilizing?
- Do you think the LOD used by each site is useful to a user?
- What site uses LOD the most effectively?
- Can you see a benefit to implementing any of the LOD seen in these examples in your own organisation?
LOD vocabulary mapping tool
Heritage Data Vocabulary Mapping Online Tool.
Additional resources and useful links
- Historic England’s Digital Image Capture and File Storage guide.
- Museums Collecting Archaeology Survey Report 1.
- The Digital Curation Center’s Online Management Plan.
- The Digital Curation Center’s Management Plan Check List
- ADS Selection and Retention Guidelines.
- The Digital Curation Center’s Selection and Retention Guidelines
- Archaeological Archives Forum website and review results.
- ARCHES Archaeological Resources in Cultural Heritage a European Standard website
- Archaeological Archives: A guide to best practice in creation, compilation, transfer and curation
- ADS Guidelines for Depositors.
- Digital Preservation Coalition.
- Digital Preservation Coalition Mind the Gap document.
- Digital Preservation Jargon Buster.
- OASIS website and blog for updates on the HERALD project.
- Heritage Data Vocabularies and Widgets.
- Historic England Digital Image Capture and File Storage
- VENUS Linked Open Data Introduction Video.
- Connecting Archaeological Data and Grey Literature via Semantic Cross Search. Internet Archaeology Article
- Pelagios: Enable Linked Ancient Geodata In Open Systems.
- STAR Project
- STELLAR Project
- Nomisma a collaborative project to provide stable digital representations of numismatic concepts according to the principles of Linked Open Data.