The online system for reporting archaeological investigations and linking research outputs and archives

OASIS is an online reporting form enabling archaeological and heritage practitioners to provide information about their investigations to regional Historic Environment Records (HERs) and respective national heritage organisations.

As well as being an information-gathering tool, researchers may share reports with HERs for public release in the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) Library.

The ADS, in addition to making the reports available online for access to the wider public, undertakes the curation and archiving of the digital files, ensuring long-term preservation.

As many readers will be aware the a new OASIS system (OASIS V) is now in place. In preparation for this we have taken the decision to remove the OASIS Images function from the current OASIS IV system from the 1st of April 2021. What! Will this make depositing more expensive I hear you say? The simple … Continue reading Say Goodbye to OASIS Images!

We’re happy to annouce that after much work, with the support of funders Historic England and Historic Environment Scotland, we have a new OASIS system coming online! This is the fifth iteration of the OASIS form; it began life as a pilot/concept in 2001 and was last updated in 2007 when OASIS was expanded to … Continue reading OASIS V is here

All users should have, or should be, receiving emails notifying them of the forthcoming rollout of the new OASIS system. To support this, MSDS Maritime and Ashtree Heritage are running a number of workshops for the English version of the system. See the flyer below, and keep on the lookout for equivalent activities for Scotland.

Progress update Despite the current tumutlous events, the redevelopment of the new OASIS form has continued. In March 2020, the ‘Beta’ system was demonstrated (remotely) to the OASIS Management Board for comment. Although a few areas still need finessing (as with any IT development), the core infrastructure has been completed. We are now beginning the … Continue reading OASIS V Beta and timeline for development

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