Archaeology Data Service (ADS)
Living reference work entry
Archaeology Data Service
Department of Archaeology,
The King’s Manor,
University of York,
York YO1 7EP, UK
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) was established on October 1, 1996, with the mission to preserve, catalog, and describe digital data generated in the course of archaeological research and to facilitate its reuse (Richards and Moore 2015; Richards 2017). These activities are mutually supportive as unless digital data are actively curated, they will not be available to future scholars and unless researchers are going to reuse the data, there is little point in expending effort attempting to preserve them. Preservation is therefore inseparable from dissemination and publication (Fig. 1).
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