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Collections from the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) http://ahds.ac.uk/ How is the AHDS Organised? AHDS Executive (King’s College London) AHDS Literature, Languages and Linguistics (Oxford Text Archive, Oxford Uni.) AHDS History (UK Data Archive, University Of Essex)

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collections from the arts and humanities data service ahds http ahds ac uk

Collectionsfrom the Arts and HumanitiesData Service(AHDS)http://ahds.ac.uk/

how is the ahds organised
How is the AHDS Organised?
  • AHDS Executive(King’s College London)
  • AHDS Literature, Languages and Linguistics(Oxford Text Archive, Oxford Uni.)
  • AHDS History(UK Data Archive, University Of Essex)
  • Funded by JISC and AHRC
  • Established in 1996
  • AHDS Archaeology(Archaeology Data Service, University Of York)
  • AHDS Performing Arts(University Of Glasgow)
  • AHDS Visual Arts(University College for Creative Arts, Farnham Campus)
what does the ahds do 1
What does the AHDS do? (1)
  • Advises on the creation of digital data
  • AHDS Digitisation Workshops
  • Guides to good practice, information papers, workshops on particular issues, case studies, advice service over phone / email
  • Helps with technical aspects of applications to AHRC
what does the ahds do 2
What does the AHDS do? (2)
  • Collects, preserves and distributes high-quality digital resources for research and teaching
  • Collections deposited by academics and by cultural heritage sector
  • These resources are free for educational and private use
  • Generally available online / available for downloading
  • Different mechanisms for different formats and subjects
general ahds collections
General AHDS Collections
  • http://ahds.ac.uk/collections
  • Searches through all AHDS collections
    • Historical datasets
    • Literary Texts
    • Collections of images
    • Archaeological Datasets
general ahds collections6
General AHDS Collections
  • http://ahds.ac.uk/collections
  • Thematic strengths
    • Linguistic corpora
      • Old English Poetry and Prose
      • Commercial Italian
      • Medieval and Modern Chinese
    • Census Material
      • National and local data from 19th and 20th centuries
general ahds collections7
General AHDS Collections
  • http://ahds.ac.uk/collections
  • Thematic strengths
    • Great Britain Historical Database
      • Mortality, Occupation, Trade Union, Housing
    • GIS of the Ancient Parishes of England and Wales, 1500-1850
      • Boundary information on early modern period
general ahds collections8
General AHDS Collections
  • http://ahds.ac.uk/collections
  • Thematic strengths
    • Linguistic corpus
    • Census Material
    • Great Britain Historical Database
  • Textual material can require registration with AHDS; historical material with UK Data Archive
  • Registration for UK Data Archive to be simplified in Summer 2006
  • Generally available for download
general ahds collections9
General AHDS Collections
  • http://ahds.ac.uk/collections
  • Serendipitous strengths
    • Collections are driven by what depositors are researching and creating
    • Thus collections, especially in history and text, can be particular in nature
general ahds collections10
General AHDS Collections
  • http://ahds.ac.uk/collections
  • Serendipitous strengths
    • Ptolemy's Geographia : Books I & II
    • Genevan Sex Crimes Database, c.1440-c.1790
    • Executions in the United States, 1608-1987
    • Scottish Emigration Database, 1923
    • Jeremy Bentham, 1748-1832: Transcripts of Original Manuscripts
visual arts collections
Visual Arts Collections
  • http://visualarts.ahds.ac.uk/
  • Over 60,000 images collections from universities and cultural heritage sector
  • Wide array of possible fields: Art History, Fashion, Design, Crafts (e.g. ceramics, textiles), Contemporary Art, Architecture, Posters, Magazines
  • Browsing, searching, Lightbox, Content-based image retrieval. All online.
visual arts collections12
Visual Arts Collections
  • http://visualarts.ahds.ac.uk/
  • The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland
  • Design Council Archive: Designing Britain
  • National Fine Art Collection (fineart.ac.uk)
  • Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
  • Imperial War Museum
    • Concise Art Collection
    • Posters of Conflict
visual arts collections13
Visual Arts Collections
  • The Learning Index
  • http://visualarts.ahds.ac.uk/learning
  • 13 learning and teaching modules using the images
    • Exhibiting Britain
    • Art for Social Spaces
    • Calligraphy: an education in letter form
    • Oral testimony and the interpretation of the crafts
archaeology collections
Archaeology Collections
  • http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue
  • Over 1m records related to sites and monuments in UK and abroad
  • Contemporary and historic maps provided
  • Uses: Not only archaeology but also Geography, History, Tourism, Urban Planning, Holidays
  • All available online
archaeology collections15
Archaeology Collections
  • http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue
  • Datasets related to particular research also available
    • Royal Opera House Excavations
    • Channel Tunnel Rail Link
    • Christ Church, Spitalfields: investigations of the burial crypt 1984-1986
    • Defence of Britain database
performing arts collections
Performing Arts Collections
  • http://performingarts.ahds.ac.uk /collections/
  • Generally available online – but like history collections more research focussed
  • Designing Shakespeare
    • 40 years of performance at London and Stratford
    • Images from plays, cast lists, director interviews, programme notes
    • Online interface
ahds collections
AHDS Collections
  • Wide range of materials, delivered in different formats
  • Free for educational and private use
  • Registration required only for some historical and textual items
  • Continual process of adding collections and refining interface
  • http://ahds.ac.uk/collections/
  • This PowerPoint available at http://ahds.ac.uk/collections/about.htm