Digital Archives: Light at the end of the tunnel?

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Digital Archives: Light at the end of the tunnel?. FAME: Trouble in Store York, 1 st July 2011. Digital Archiving for the Historic Environment in England. Survey of archaeological collecting areas 2002/3 (SMA) Some large gaps in archaeological provision in different parts of England - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Slide 1 Digital Archives: Light at the end of the tunnel? FAME: Trouble in Store York, 1st July 2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Catherine Hardman Deputy Director (Collections) Survey of archaeological collecting areas 2002/3 (SMA) Some large gaps in archaeological provision in different parts of England Even larger gaps in provision of digital archiving facilities Since that time provision has not improved http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Digital Archiving for the Historic Environment in England 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠Not much solid evidence about current provision Looking at âSecuring a future for Maritime Archaeological Archivesâ 2009/10 the situation hasnât improved http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/maritime_archive_2009/ http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Digital Archiving for the Historic Environment in England 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠Continuing work with AHRC grant holders Projects getting used to including ADS fees Working with English Heritage ALSF Digital Storage Grants http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Recent trends in digital archiving with the ADS 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Working with English Heritage - ALSF 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠English Heritage grant to cover the deposit of data sets create during EH funded projects. http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Working with English Heritage â Storage Grants 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk So what is stopping other types of deposit?â¦.. Money⦠and⦠a level playing field 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk So whereâs the light at the end of the tunnel? Wessex Image Archive Work with Southampton Arts and Heritage 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠Wessex wish to move away from the use of traditional film/print photography and commit to digital images only as a method of recording. The museums had been reluctant to make this move as they didnât feel confident about their ability to archive the digital images. Use of OASIS as an âimage delivery systemâ. http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Wessex Image Archive Pilot 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Wessex Image Archive Pilot A new OASIS button! How do they do it? 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Wessex Image Archive Pilot Museum Involvement The museum also sees the record and the images within the system 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Wessex Image Archive Pilot Museum view of OASIS 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Wessex Image Archive Pilot Museum view of OASIS Clicking to see the images within OASIS Same download options as HERs Plans to create MODES XML 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Wessex Image Archive Pilot front end of the archive The front end reflects the whole collection, with recognition of the museum services involved 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Wessex Image Archive Pilot Archive content Summary culled from the OASIS form Site details culled from OASIS form Image metadata uploaded with the images 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Wessex Image Archive Pilot Archive content Images available to download and report linked to the Grey Literature Library 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠Inclusion of use of the ADS as a digital archive required in terms of deposit with Southampton Museum Costed by number of files per site Preference for associated OASIS record Files delivered in the âtraditional wayâ (CD) rather than an online upload http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Southampton Arts and Heritage Archive 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Southampton Arts and Heritage Archive Three sites currently, three more on the books 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Southampton Arts and Heritage Archive The site archives Again the site information is culled from the OASIS record 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Southampton Arts and Heritage Archive The site archives A wider range of file types and data, but still with links to the report in the Grey Literature Library 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠What works in the image trial: The reuse of OASIS as archive metadata Streamlining of ingest keeps costs down Enthusiasm from the museum sector Potential development of OASIS MODES XML Dissemination of image archive online For Wessex the first step in moving towards solely digital images http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Light at the end of the tunnel? 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠What didnât work so well in the image trial: Review of data input to OASIS Image metadata requirement may be different for online use Size of ZIP files and uploading issues http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Light at the end of the tunnel? 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠What works in the Southampton trial: Well formed archives Well formed metadata from OASIS Good range of data types within the site archives Bringing together site archives for one region has good reuse and research potential Good online resource for Southampton to link to http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Light at the end of the tunnel? 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠What didnât work so well in the Southampton trial: The use of OASIS isnât a Southampton HER requirement (the HER is separate from the museum service) Yet to do: give Southampton Museums access to OASIS http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Light at the end of the tunnel? 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠Still in trail period and subject to an annual review For the images via OASIS: £40+VAT per site, batches of 5 sites, limit on number of images For museum site archives: prices in bands starting at £250 + VAT for 1 -100 and increasing in stages http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk The big question⦠How much does this all cost? 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠Potential to work well if: The cost is sufficiently low to resolve an archiving or working practice headache for individual units and/or⦠The curators stipulate digital archive requirements within briefs, creating a level playing field and⦠Price levels are kept as reasonable as possible in comparison to cost of works, while still covering the real cost of digital archiving. http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Light at the end of the tunnel? (or is that an oncoming train?) 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠Work with both the museums and HER community to specify digital archive deposit. Look for more cost efficiencies in archiving to keep costs low Models for semi-automated ingest Ingest of well formed archives High volume small scale archives http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Light at the end of the tunnel? Next steps 30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#⺠Colleagues at Wessex Archaeology , the historic environment services of Wiltshire County Council, Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Museum Service, Wiltshire Heritage Museum and Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum and Roland Smith (now Cotswold Archaeology). Also Gill Woolrich at Southampton Arts and Heritage and Duncan Brown (now English Heritage). http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/wessex_images/ http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/southampton/ For more information or to discuss possible future partnerships please contact me: catherine.hardman@york.ac.uk http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Thanks to⦠30/06/2011 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk â¹#âº