The Journey From BIAB to ADS Library
The Archaeology Data Service is an organisation which supports research, learning and teaching in the field of archaeology by making high quality and dependable digital resources freely available. It does this by preserving digital data in the long term, and through the promotion and dissemination of this broad range of data. The ADS also promotes good practice in the preservation and use of digital data in archaeology, provides technical advice, and supports the deployment of digital technologies.
A recent project by the ADS has focused on combining the textual resources already held within their archive with the British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography to create a new ‘Library of Publications’. Jo Gilham, Digital Archivist and HERALD project manager for the ADS, will be at Digital Past 2017 to discuss the project, covering the problems involved with unifying two such datasets as well as the positive experiences and outcomes that have been achieved and the long-term lessons that can be learned.