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Archives Awareness © AHDS History An introduction to AHDS History Mark Merry Collections Officer
Archives Awareness © AHDS History The History Data Service National service funded by UK tertiary education sector –Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) –Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) Founded in 1993 Based in the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex Part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) Team of four historians and IT specialists
Archives Awareness © AHDS History AHDS History Arts and Humanities Data Service comprises: –Managing Executive (Kings College London) –AHDS Archaeology (University of York) –AHDS History (University of Essex) –AHDS Literature, Language and Linguistics (University of Oxford) –AHDS Performing Arts (University of Glasgow) –AHDS Visual Arts (Surrey Institute of Art and Design) The AHDS is evolving: –Process of integration of subject specific service providers –Name change from History Data Service to AHDS History –Same old service… only better!
Archives Awareness © AHDS History What do we do? AHDS History collects, preserves, provides access to and promotes the use of digital resources, which result from or support historical research, learning and teaching.
Archives Awareness © AHDS History What do we actually do? Provide advice and training about creating, describing, using and preserving historical digital resources We collect and preserve historical digital resources Provide access to a wide-ranging collection of historical digital resources including resources held by other repositories Develop online data and metadata delivery systems to enhance access to this collection Establish thematic special collections, and enrich and enhance selected data collections Promote standards and best practice in the creation, description, use and preservation of historical digital resources
Archives Awareness © AHDS History The AHDS History collection Over 600 data collections transcribed, scanned or compiled from original historical sources Databases, spreadsheets, digitized maps, transcribed texts, digital photographs, GIS data Covering the period from the 7th century through to the mid-20th century Primary focus is in UK data, with a significant body of cross-national and non-UK data collections
Archives Awareness © AHDS History The AHDS History collection Particularly strong in 19th and 20th century economic and social history Census data ( % sample; % sample; lots of local census returns) Great Britain Historical Database online Taxation materials Large scale datasets of Welsh and Irish historical statistics Electoral data (poll books for Westminster, Sandwich, Colchester, Ashford and other places) Criminal court records (e.g. a collection of datasets on violent crimes ) Agricultural statistics (prices, output) Surveys of Scottish witchcraft State finance data Economic indicators/industrial production data
Archives Awareness © AHDS History The AHDS History collection Transcribed texts Violence in Early Modern England: a Regional Survey, ; Cheshire The aim of this project was to carry out a systematic analysis of crimes of violence tried in the courts of the county of Cheshire, in the period Statistics relating to homicides prosecuted at the Court of Great Sessions at Chester Supplementary data dealing with non- homicidal violence from the County Quarter Sessions of Cheshire and the Chester City Sessions Transcription of depositions and an account of a murder case in 1648 allows the reconstruction of insights into the qualitative and attitudinal aspects of the history of violence
Archives Awareness © AHDS History The AHDS History collection Statistical data Parish Register Aggregate Analyses, ; 404 Data (Population History of England, ) Vital statistics taken from parish registers as part of the work of Schofield and Wrigley and the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure An important set of historical data generated by volunteers Work being done by AHDS History to increase its usefulness
Archives Awareness © AHDS History The AHDS History collection Regional studies Town and Countryside in West Berkshire, c Textual data and numerical statistics drawn from a variety of local, regional and national sources pertaining to this area in the period Similar projects drawing on variety of often disparate sources for other communities and periods
Archives Awareness © AHDS History The AHDS History collection Maps/data about maps Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata Enclosure, Rating, Drainage and Sanitary Maps of England and Wales in Public Archives,
Archives Awareness © AHDS History The AHDS History collection Photographs Social History of Alcohol in East Africa, Statistics, photographs, transcribed interviews, and a transcribed field journal
Archives Awareness © AHDS History Access to AHDS History collection Funded to provide access to researchers in HE/FE environment… … but not exclusively Access to collection via: UK Data Archive registration AHDS History Download service
Archives Awareness © AHDS History Who deposits data with AHDS History? Research projects funded by academic funding bodies Academics who generate digital data during the course of their research Anybody who has a digital resource derived from historical sources which may be of use to another researcher All of these need to meet specific criteria before we accession the data (quality, documentation, format)
Archives Awareness © AHDS History Further Information AHDS History website: Browse collection/download data: Search catalogue: Advice on creating digital resources: Depositing data with AHDS History: Tel AHDS History UK Data Archive University of Essex Colchester CO4 3SQ
The Economic and Social Data Service 26 November 2003.
The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) Karen Dennison Economic and Social Data Service UK Data Archive Government Chief Social Researchers Office.
Economic and Social Data Service Social Science Data Archives: creating, depositing and using data Reading 4 April 2005 Libby Bishop © Copyright 2005 Universities.
Economic and Social Data Service Social Science Data Archives: creating, depositing and using data Plymouth University 22 October 2004 Louise Corti © Copyright.
AGN Seminar 11 May 2006 The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) Louise Corti UK Data Archive AGN Seminar 11 May 2006.
Economic and Social Data Service Social Science Data Archives: creating, depositing and using data Birkbeck College 31 May 2006 Dr. Sharon Bolton © Copyright.
ESDS: Using and archiving research data Laurence Horton Economic and Social Data Service UK Data Archive 03 November 2008.
ESDS: Using and archiving research data Louise Corti Associate Director UK Data Archive University of Glamorgan 8 September 2008.
Economic and Social Data Service June What is the ESDS? national service supporting the archiving, dissemination and use of social and economic.
Showcasing ESDS Collections Louise Corti, ESDS Whats in it for Librarians? RSS 13 February 2009.
UKDA history and overview Data Archive established in 1968 (as Data Bank) funded by (then) SSRC to provide a service to UK HE sector initial focus on academic.
The Economic and Social Data Service Louise Corti ESDS/UKDA Archives Awareness Day September 2003.
The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) Kevin Schürer ESDS/UKDA ESDS Awareness Day 5 December 2003.
ESDS and rural data Laurence Horton, ESDS 10 November 2009.
New Services for Users Enhanced User Support and Enhanced Access to Data Angela Dale, Head ESDS Government Melanie Wright, Head ESDS Access & Preservation.
ESDS Qualidata: accessing, exploring and using data Louise Corti ESDS Qualidata, University of Essex Research Methods Festival Oxford, July 2006.
Economic and Social Data Service. ESDS Overview provides access and support for key economic and social data distributed service, bringing together centres.
RELU Conference, 20 January 2005 RELU Data Support Service RELU-DSS Data Management Workshop Louise Corti and Isabella Tindall.
Setting the scene: the ESRC and JISC vision for access to qualitative data Louise Corti, ESDS Qualidata Economic and Social Data Service, UK Data Archive.
RELU CALL PI meeting, 12 October, 2005 RELU Data Support Service RELU-DSS Louise Corti, UK Data Archive.
Open Archives Forum 3rd Workshop, Berlin 28th March 2003 Overview – European activities of Open Archives Multimedia Projects Philip Hunter UKOLN
Access to Data via the ESDS/UKDA Jack Kneeshaw ESDS/UKDA.
Are Institutional Repositories Taking Over The World? Institutional Repositories: The National Picture (So Far) Bill Hubbard SHERPA Project Manager University.
Redesigning and formalising a national data archives Collection Development Policy Louise Corti IASSIST, May 2005 © Copyright 2005 Universities of Essex.
An Introduction to the UK Data Archive and the Economic and Social Data Service November 2007 Jack Kneeshaw, UKDA.
Strategies in teaching secondary analysis of qualitative data Louise Corti and Libby Bishop ESDS Qualidata Amsterdam RC33 Conference August 2004.
Access to Economic and Social Data via the UK Data Archive Jack Kneeshaw UKDA.
Arching multi-media and web-based data: issues of representation and sustainability Louise Corti UK Data Archive IASSIST 2007.
ESDS Qualidata and QUADS Coordination Louise Corti Online Resources Day 15 November 2005, London.
Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting UK Further and Higher Education JISC Information Environment and Architecture, part 1 Alicia Wise and Andy.
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