About the History Data Service
The History Data Service (HDS) collects, preserves, and promotes the use of digital
resources, which result from or support historical research, learning and teaching.
The History Data Service is a successor service to AHDS History which from 1996
to March 2008 was one of the five centres of the Arts and Humanities Data Service.
The service is housed within the UK
Data Archive at the University of Essex. The service provides access
and support for a range of historical datasets, promoting and facilitating increased
and more effective use of data in research, learning and teaching. Services
offered by the History Data Service include:
- long-term preservation of deposited data collections
- access to available collections through the UK Data Archive Data Catalogue
- offering online guidance on creating and documenting digital resources from
- a dedicated help desk and web site
- regularly updated web-based FAQs
- JISCmail mailing
list offering news on the latest History Data Service collections and
other information useful to both creators and users of historical datasets.
- news bulletins and articles
- online guides and resources on using data
For help with registration and downloading data or problems with opening data
or documentation files contact user services help desk.
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