Preserving the past: digital data and the archaeological record
Organiser(s); Catherine Hardman and Ray Moore (ADS).
As both the volume and complexity of digital data within archaeological practice increases, there has been a growing awareness for the development of data management strategies that legislate for the curation and preservation of the digital outputs of archaeological fieldwork. This session, led by members of staff at the Archaeology Data Service (ADS), will provide practical guidance on the preparation of digital archives for deposit with repositories, with specific reference to suitable preservation formats, metadata requirements and good practice. It will also include a presentation on ADSEasy, an automated e-archiving system, currently under development by the ADS.