The ADS is an accredited digital repository for heritage data that supports research, learning and teaching with freely available, high quality and dependable digital resources by preserving and disseminating digital data in the long term. The ADS also promotes good practice in the use of digital data, provides technical advice to the heritage community, and supports the deployment of digital technologies.
ADS is covered by Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index. ADS is one of the Data Centres of NERC, http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/data/ The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) was established in September 1996, as one of five discipline-based service providers within the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS).The ADS is a member of the Europeana Council of Content Providers and Aggregators.
The ADS is an associate member of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)