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AHDS Performing Arts

AHDS Performing Arts supports research, learning and teaching with high quality and dependable digital resources related to music, dance, theatre, radio, film, television, and performance.

The Arts and Humanities Data Service preserves digital data in the long term, promotes good practice in the use of digital data, provides technical advice to the research community, and supports the deployment of digital technologies.

To keep up to date, join the AHDS-PERFORMINGARTS mailing list.

Read our AHDS Performing Arts FAQs.

NewsLatest News

AHDS Performing Arts: A Decade of Achievement. This free celebration event took place on Friday 14 March 2008 at the University of Glasgow. Thanks to all attendees, and to our fantastic speakers for a memorable morning.

Read the AHDS Performing Arts Risk Assessment for AHDS Performing Arts Collections: A Response to the Withdrawal of Core Funding.

Visit our 'Out and About' page to see where we've been, and to read event reports and papers delivered.

Read the AHRC's announcement to grant applicants about the future of the AHDS.

AHDS Performing Arts delivered a panel for DRHA 2007, 'Doing Digital: Using Digital Resources In The Arts And Humanities'. Daisy Abbott, Sarah Jones and Hannah Little considered the nature of performance documentation and the merits of various representations. Click here for a report on the event!

AHDS Performing Arts Summer School 'Digital Representations of Performing Arts' took place from 18 - 20th July 2007 in Edinburgh. A full report is available here complete with links to contributors' websites, presentation materials, slides and texts, plus video coverage of the event! Also, visit the Summer School Wiki for information on the event and access to presentations, feedback and more!

The AHDS Performing Arts Scoping Study: Getting to Know Our Audience full report is available free online and as a printed booklet: AHDS Performing Arts Scoping Study: Getting to Know Our Audience (1.7Mb).

Find resourcesFind...

AHDS Performing Arts has a number of collections related to music, dance, theatre, radio, film and television. To view a full list of AHDS Performing Arts collections go to Online collections.

You can also search for online Performing Arts collections through Intute.

Make resourcesCreate...

If you are creating a digital resource, or applying for funding for digitisation, the AHDS has a series of papers, case studies, and guides to help you. These can be accessed through the menu at the left: see Creating Resources, Advice for AHRC and BA grant Applicants (in particular the Notes on writing the Technical Appendix, and the AHDS list of file formats for preservation.)

Get AdviceHelp and Advice

The AHDS provides free help and advice on all aspects of creating and using digital resources. AHDS Performing Arts can help you find out more about using digital collections for teaching and research, and can give you detailed advice on applying for research grants.

Please get in touch using the email or phone number listed on the left.

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Page last updated: 24th January 2008