Collections from the  Arts and Humanities Data Service   (AHDS) http://ahds.ac.uk/
How is the AHDS Organised? <ul><li>AHDS Executive (King’s College London) </li></ul><ul><li>AHDS Literature, Languages  an...
What does the AHDS do? (1) <ul><li>Advises on the creation of digital data </li></ul><ul><li>AHDS Digitisation Workshops <...
What does the AHDS do? (2) <ul><li>Collects, preserves and distributes high-quality  digital resources for research and te...
General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Searches through all AHDS collections </l...
General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Serendipitous strengths </li></ul><ul><ul...
General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Serendipitous strengths </li></ul><ul><ul...
Visual Arts Collections <ul><li>http://visualarts.ahds.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Over 60,000 images collections from univer...
Visual Arts Collections <ul><li>http://visualarts.ahds.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Brit...
Visual Arts Collections <ul><li>The Learning Index </li></ul><ul><li>http://visualarts.ahds.ac.uk/learning </li></ul><ul><...
Archaeology Collections <ul><li>http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1m records related to sites and mon...
Archaeology Collections <ul><li>http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Datasets related to particular research ...
Performing Arts Collections <ul><li>http://performingarts.ahds.ac.uk /collections/ </li></ul><ul><li>Generally available o...
AHDS Collections <ul><li>Wide range of materials, delivered in different formats </li></ul><ul><li>Free for educational an...
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An introduction to the Arts and Humanities Data Service in the UK and to the collections freely available through the service

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AHDS Collections

  1. 1. Collections from the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) http://ahds.ac.uk/
  2. 2. How is the AHDS Organised? <ul><li>AHDS Executive (King’s College London) </li></ul><ul><li>AHDS Literature, Languages and Linguistics (Oxford Text Archive, Oxford Uni.) </li></ul><ul><li>AHDS History (UK Data Archive, University Of Essex) </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by JISC and AHRC </li></ul><ul><li>AHDS Archaeology (Archaeology Data Service, University Of York) </li></ul><ul><li>AHDS Performing Arts (University Of Glasgow) </li></ul><ul><li>AHDS Visual Arts (University College for Creative Arts, Farnham Campus) </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 1996 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does the AHDS do? (1) <ul><li>Advises on the creation of digital data </li></ul><ul><li>AHDS Digitisation Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Guides to good practice, information papers, workshops on particular issues, case studies, advice service over phone / email </li></ul><ul><li>Helps with technical aspects of applications to AHRC </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does the AHDS do? (2) <ul><li>Collects, preserves and distributes high-quality digital resources for research and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Collections deposited by academics and by cultural heritage sector </li></ul><ul><li>These resources are free for educational and private use </li></ul><ul><li>Generally available online / available for downloading </li></ul><ul><li>Different mechanisms for different formats and subjects </li></ul>
  5. 5. General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Searches through all AHDS collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical datasets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literary Texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collections of images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archaeological Datasets </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linguistic corpora </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Old English Poetry and Prose </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial Italian </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medieval and Modern Chinese </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Census Material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National and local data from 19 th and 20 th centuries </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great Britain Historical Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mortality, Occupation, Trade Union, Housing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GIS of the Ancient Parishes of England and Wales, 1500-1850 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boundary information on early modern period </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linguistic corpus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Census Material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great Britain Historical Database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Textual material can require registration with AHDS; historical material with UK Data Archive </li></ul><ul><li>Registration for UK Data Archive to be simplified in Summer 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Generally available for download </li></ul>
  9. 9. General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Serendipitous strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collections are driven by what depositors are researching and creating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thus collections, especially in history and text, can be particular in nature </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. General AHDS Collections <ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections </li></ul><ul><li>Serendipitous strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ptolemy's Geographia : Books I & II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genevan Sex Crimes Database, c.1440-c.1790 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executions in the United States, 1608-1987 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scottish Emigration Database, 1923 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jeremy Bentham, 1748-1832: Transcripts of Original Manuscripts </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Visual Arts Collections <ul><li>http://visualarts.ahds.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Over 60,000 images collections from universities and cultural heritage sector </li></ul><ul><li>Wide array of possible fields: Art History, Fashion, Design, Crafts (e.g. ceramics, textiles), Contemporary Art, Architecture, Posters, Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Browsing, searching, Lightbox, Content-based image retrieval. All online. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Visual Arts Collections <ul><li>http://visualarts.ahds.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Design Council Archive: Designing Britain </li></ul><ul><li>National Fine Art Collection (fineart.ac.uk) </li></ul><ul><li>Public Monuments and Sculpture Association </li></ul><ul><li>Imperial War Museum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concise Art Collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posters of Conflict </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Visual Arts Collections <ul><li>The Learning Index </li></ul><ul><li>http://visualarts.ahds.ac.uk/learning </li></ul><ul><li>13 learning and teaching modules using the images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibiting Britain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art for Social Spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calligraphy: an education in letter form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral testimony and the interpretation of the crafts </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Archaeology Collections <ul><li>http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1m records related to sites and monuments in UK and abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary and historic maps provided </li></ul><ul><li>Uses: Not only archaeology but also Geography, History, Tourism, Urban Planning, Holidays </li></ul><ul><li>All available online </li></ul>
  15. 15. Archaeology Collections <ul><li>http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Datasets related to particular research also available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Royal Opera House Excavations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Channel Tunnel Rail Link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christ Church, Spitalfields: investigations of the burial crypt 1984-1986 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defence of Britain database </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Performing Arts Collections <ul><li>http://performingarts.ahds.ac.uk /collections/ </li></ul><ul><li>Generally available online – but like history collections more research focussed </li></ul><ul><li>Designing Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40 years of performance at London and Stratford </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images from plays, cast lists, director interviews, programme notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online interface </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. AHDS Collections <ul><li>Wide range of materials, delivered in different formats </li></ul><ul><li>Free for educational and private use </li></ul><ul><li>Registration required only for some historical and textual items </li></ul><ul><li>Continual process of adding collections and refining interface </li></ul><ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk/collections/ </li></ul><ul><li>This PowerPoint available at http://ahds.ac.uk/collections/about.htm </li></ul>

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