Type of service: Data deposit and preservation service
The e-depot for Dutch archaeology is accommodated at DANS, the national digital research data archive for the Netherlands. A wealth of digital archaeological excavation data such as maps, field drawings, photographs, tables and publications is accessible via EASY, DANS’ online archiving (deposit, preservation and reuse) service. DANS operates according to the OAIS model for digital archives and holds the Data Seal of Approval, the internationally recognized quality mark for trusted digital repositories.
DANS was established in 2005, with predecessors dating back to 1964, and now comprises some 45 staff. DANS’s activities are centred around 3 core services: data archiving, data reusing and training & consultancy. Driven by data, DANS ensures the further improvement of sustained access to digital research data with its services and participation in (inter)national projects and networks. DANS is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and co-founded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NW0).