- 1995-2007 (Creation)
Level of description
Scope and content
Paper files, 2005-2007, relating to the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS), comprising: meeting papers of the AHDS Steering Committee, 1995-2000 (including pre-launch meetings); meeting papers of the AHDS Management Board (successor to the Steering Committee), 2001-2005; meeting papers of the AHDS Service Providers’ Forum, 1996-2000; reports from the Archaeology Data Service (ADS), History Data Service (HDS), Oxford Text Archive (ODA) and Performing Arts Data Service (PADS), 1996-2002; AHDS newsletters, 1997-2007; AHDS annual reports, 1998-2001; AHDS policy statements, 1998-2001; strategic plans, 1999-2005.
System of arrangement
In 11 boxes, as outlined above.
Name of creator
The Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) was founded in 1996 as an academic partnership to promote the creation, use and preservation of digital content for the arts and humanities. The central Executive of the AHDS was based at King’s College London, with five partners in other UK universities: the Oxford Text Archive (OTA), for literature, language and linguistics, the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) at York, the History Data Service (HDS) at Essex, the Performing Arts Data Service (PADS) at Glasgow, and the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) at University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham. The AHDS developed tools and systems for creating, managing and preserving data and access provision, and policies on collection development, appraisal, management and preservation. When the AHDS ended in 2008, its function was taken over by a new Centre for e-Research, which since 2012 has been part of the Department of Digital Humanities within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King’s College London.
Transferred to King’s College London Archives, 2015
Conditions governing access
Administrative records are generally closed for 20 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes.
Where open, access is subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.
Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.
Language of material
Script of material
This collection level description. Further finding aids may be available in the Reading Room.
Existence and location of originals
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Place access points
People and Organisations
Genre access points
Rules and/or conventions used
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.