King’s College London Arts and Humanities Data Service

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King’s College London Arts and Humanities Data Service

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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.

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