Whether a current OASIS user, or not, we would appreciate your feedback and thoughts to help us redesign the OASIS system to best suit your various needs, while continuing to play a role in the recording of the historic environment.
The survey is available until Sunday 20th July, should take approximately 15 minutes and your response will be confidential.
Completing the survey will give you a real opportunity to influence the redevelopment of OASIS as well as the chance to win either a Google Nexus 7 tablet or £160 of Pizza Express Vouchers.
If you have any questions, please contact the ADS via Jo Gilham on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01904 323937.
The OASIS project brings together a number of strategic partners: the Archaeology Data Service, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales under the umbrella of the University of York.
The overall aim of the OASIS project is to provide an on line index to the mass of archaeological grey literature that has been produced as a result of the advent of large-scale developer funded fieldwork and a similar increase in fieldwork undertaken by volunteers. As part of this overall vision, the OASIS data capture form has been designed to help in the flow of information from data producers, such as contracting units and community groups, through to local and national data managers, such as HERs and NMRs. The resulting information will be validated by the relevant NMR (English Heritage's Excavation Index and the RCAHMS' CANMORE records)and passed onto the ADS for inclusion in its on line catalogue ArchSearch. The inclusion of information in ArchSearch will enable users to search for the latest information pertaining to a particular site, type of monument and so on and either provide direct web links through to the grey literature reports or at least act as a pointer to the physical holding place of a report or archive. Grey literature reports are also being made available directly through the ADS Library, where it is possible to search and retrieve reports based on a variety of different data fields. It is hoped that the OASIS project will facilitate the rapid flow of information from producer to user.