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Published on May 23, 2017
Creating and saving digital material are everyday tasks for all archaeologists, and like most organisations, the Historic England Excavation & Analysis team are collecting more and more digital data that are increasingly complex. This paper will discuss how we went about evaluating the types of data our colleagues collect and create, the best way to manage these data and most importantly how to ensure that they take greater responsibility for data management. Through new procedures and training we were able to demonstrate how caring for the data through the complete lifecycle not only helps in archiving but also in the successful running and management of research. We will provide a summary of the different elements of our data management toolkit as well as examples of how it can be used to better understand, manage and archive your data. Going forward our toolkit will allow us to evaluate how to effectively manage and archive newer methods of data collection and creation that have yet to be incorporated or developed. Through collaboration between data creators and archivists we believe that we have been able to create better, more comprehensible datasets that are easier to use and will be easier to archive.