Historic England have commissioned MSDS Marine and Ashtree Heritage to provide support workshops for the rollout of the new Online Access to the Index of Investigations (OASIS) system. 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 Archaeological Data Service (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. See: OASIS: Home
The workshops will provide training and support to the whole sector to promote the new system and provide training in its use. Workshops are targeted at users within England and are all CIfA CPD approved. The series of workshops has been targeted at different users. Booking is through the Eventbrite webite. The free online workshops will run from December 2020 to February 2021. Details of booking and availability here: