The Archaeology Data Service archives, disseminates and catalogues high quality digital resources of long-term interest to archaeologists. Its geographical remit is to provide digital archiving facilities for all areas of the world in which UK archaeologists have research interests. The ADS collections scope is thus international. Archaeologists who are creating fieldwork and excavation digital archives are invited to consider archiving these resources with the ADS.
ADS staff are available to consult with potential depositors by mail or telephone during office hours (9-5 Monday to Friday).
The ADS Collections Policy document covers four main areas:
The policy document is available here:
The Collections Policy document should also be read in conjunction with the ADS Sensitive Data policy:
The ADS charging policy applies charging levels based on four elements of work: Management and Administration; Ingest; Dissemination; and Storage and refreshment. Emphasis on any of these four elements may differ according the nature of project. In addition day rates may vary. The charging policy is outlined in full here:
Although the information in these Guides has acted as the basis for ADS ingest and archiving processes, specific delivery formats and metadata are required by the ADS and are outlined in the guidelines here:
Although outlined in the Collections Policy, the ADS Copyright and Liability Statement and Common Access Agreement are also directly available here: