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Monday, March 31, 2008

Central funding for AHDS ends tomorrow

Tomorrow the UK Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) will come to the end of its regular funding.  From today's announcement on the AHDS front page:

From April 2008 the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) will no longer be funded to provide a national service. However, the JISC have very kindly provided funding for a further year to keep the website available, to maintain and update the AHDS cross-search catalogue, and for the Centres to continue to deliver AHDS collections. The catalogue will allow users to search across the collections of the AHDS partners, including new collections added after 31st March. To use the cross-search catalogue please use the link on the left hand side.

Despite the loss of central funding, the host institutions of the AHDS are committed to working separately and together to retain the expertise and skills of the staff of the AHDS, and to provide a revised set of services for the arts and humanities research community. For further details about the services on offer please click on the links below: