AHDS Guides to Good Practice


Thought you might be interested in the following posting (from NINCH). The
"GIS Guide to Good Practice" includes advice on the long-term preservation
of GIS-based digital resources.

Cheers, Tim

>            <http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/project/goodguides/gis/>
>                          First in series of
>                       GUIDES TO GOOD PRACTICE
>               <http://ahds.ac.uk/public/guides.html>
>First in an ambitious series of "Guides to Good Practice" to be published
>by the UK's Arts & Humanities Data Service, is the Archaeology Data
>Service's "GIS Guide to Good Practice."
>Titles currently being prepared in this series, under the auspices of AHDS,
>include the following:
>*  Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing
>*  Archaeological Geophysics
>*  Computer Aided Design
>*  Excavation and Fieldwork Archiving
>*  Digitising history: a guide to creating electronic resources from
>historical documents
>*  Secondary Analysis in Historical Research
>*  History GIS
>*  Creating digitised audio materials for use in research and teaching
>*  Digital Collections in the Performing Arts:   Metadata, Management and
>*  Creating and Documenting Electronic Texts
>*  Developing Linguistic Corpora
>*  Finding and Using Electronic Texts
>*  Creating digital information for the Visual Arts: standards and best
>*  Using digital information in teaching and learning in the visual arts
>*  Why invest in the digitisation of visual arts material?
>*  Describing Resources: Dublin Core metadata
>*  Guide to Good Practice in Creating a Viable Digital Resource
>Further information is available on the AHDS webpage at
><http://ahds.ac.uk/public/guides.html>.  Below I include the explanatory
>introduction to that page:
>"The AHDS is publishing a series of Guides providing the humanities
>research and teaching communities with practical instruction in applying
>recognised standards and good practice to the creation and use of digital
>"Some of the Guides focus on methods and applications relevant to
>humanities disciplines, such as history, archaeology, visual arts,
>performing arts and textual and linguistic studies. Others address those
>areas which cross disciplinary boundaries. All Guides identify and explore
>key issues and provide comprehensive pointers for those who need more
>specific information. As such they are essential reference materials for
>anyone interested in computer-assisted research and teaching in the
>David Green
>>Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 11:29:51 +0100 ()
>>Subject: GIS Guide to Good Practice<fwd>
>>From: Neil Beagrie <neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk>
>>To: ahds-all@mailbase.ac.uk
>>Apologies for cross-posting, but please forward as appropriate
>>               GIS Guide to Good Practice
>>      http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/project/goodguides/gis/
>>The Archaeology Data Service is pleased to announce the
>>web publication of its GIS Guide to Good Practice.  It
>>provides guidance for individuals and organisations involved
>>in the creation, maintenance, use and long-term preservation
>>of GIS-based digital resources.  The volume is written for
>>specialists, students, and those in between.
>>The GIS Guide has been written by a dedicated team of
>>archaeologists, digital archivists, and GIS practitioners:
>>Mark Gillings, Peter Halls, Gary Lock, Paul Miller,
>>Greg Phillips, Nick Ryan, David Wheatley, and Alicia Wise.
>>A traditional published version of the GIS Guide to Good
>>Practice will be available during the Autumn of 1998 from
>>Oxbow Books.  Contact Oxbow Books, Park End Place, Oxford,
>>OX1 1HN for more information.  Their email address is
>>This is the first volume in a series of Guides to Good
>>Practice produced by the Arts and Humanities Data Service
>>(AHDS).  The AHDS is a digital archiving service in the UK
>>consisting of six distributed services catering for the needs
>>of researchers in archaeology, history, performing arts, text
>>studies, and visual arts.  Information about the AHDS Guide
>>to Good Practice series can be obtained at:
>>Other titles in this series focus on the creation,
>>management, preservation, and use of digital images,
>>texts, etc.
>>Four additional guides in this series are being
>>developed by the Archaeology Data Service.  They cover
>>the archiving of digital excavation records,
>>data derived from aerial photographs and remotely
>>sensed images, CAD datasets, and archaeological
>>geophysics information.  For more information
>>about these Guides in particular, please see:
>>Alicia L. Wise                            aw25@york.ac.uk
>>Data Coordinator                       coord1@ads.ahds.ac.uk
>>Archaeology Data Service
>>University of York                     Tel:  (01904) 433954
>>King's Manor                             Fax:  (01904) 433939
>>York YO1 2EP
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