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Migrating 2 and 3D Datasets: Preserving AutoCAD at the Archaeology Data Service

Archaeology Data Service, Department of Archaeology, University of York, The King’s Manor, York YO1 7EP, UK
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editors: Constanze Curdt, Christian Willmes, Georg Bareth and Wolfgang Kainz
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5(4), 44;
Received: 25 January 2016 / Revised: 7 March 2016 / Accepted: 16 March 2016 / Published: 25 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Research Data Management)
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) is a digital archive that has been promoting good practice in the use of digital archaeological data and supporting research, learning and teaching with high quality and dependable digital resources for twenty years. The ADS does this by preserving digital data in the long-term and by promoting and disseminating, open and free datasets, gathered from all sectors of archaeology. An integral component of the ADS remit has been the life-cycle principle of preservation, curation and dissemination of data in order to enable re-use. The ADS practices a combination of normalization, version migration, format migration and refreshment for the active management and ongoing preservation of all archived data types. This paper highlights the importance of the ongoing management of research data for long-term preservation. In particular this paper focuses on the challenges of migrating spatial data, specifically Computer Aided Design (CAD) files. Successful data migration of these files ensures that data is accessible and usable, and provides many opportunities through data re-use to combine and re-interrogate datasets, allowing new archaeological interpretations to be developed. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital preservation; data migration; CAD; re-use digital preservation; data migration; CAD; re-use
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Green, K.; Niven, K.; Field, G. Migrating 2 and 3D Datasets: Preserving AutoCAD at the Archaeology Data Service. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5, 44.

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Green K, Niven K, Field G. Migrating 2 and 3D Datasets: Preserving AutoCAD at the Archaeology Data Service. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2016; 5(4):44.

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Green, Katie, Kieron Niven, and Georgina Field. 2016. "Migrating 2 and 3D Datasets: Preserving AutoCAD at the Archaeology Data Service" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 5, no. 4: 44.

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