Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) is an Open Access publication which was established by a consortium comprising the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Historic Scotland, and the Council for British Archaeology. Its purpose was to publish freely accessible and fully peer reviewed information more suited to an electronic format than a traditional print journal.
The Council for British Archaeology hosted SAIR on its servers until 2012, when the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland decided to move the papers and the SAIR website to the Archaeology Data Service to ensure that the material is archived for the future at a Trusted Digital Repository.
It has been 18 years since the first SAIR report (‘Dundrennan Abbey: archaeological investigation within the south range of a Cistercian house in Kirkcudbrightshire (Dumfries & Galloway), Scotland’) published. SAIR reports have covered the length and breadth of Scotland – from Shetland to the Scottish borders; from Old Town Edinburgh to the Outer Hebrides – and represent almost two decades of archaeological discovery in Scotland.
It was always intended that the Society would continue to explore new technologies and develop SAIR to ensure that it meets the needs of those who use it. As we approach the publication of the 75th SAIR report in March 2018, the Society is seeking the views of those who read and publish in SAIR to ensure it continues to fulfil its purpose. Whether you are an author or a reader, an avid user, or have only read the one paper, we’d love to hear about your experience of using SAIR.
Please click the link below to complete a short questionnaire (it should take you around 10 minutes) – there’s also a chance to win a £50 book voucher for the Society’s online shop!
Keep an eye on the SAIR archive at ADS for the latest papers. Remember, all SAIR papers are published Open Access and are freely available for all to read.
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