OAD RIP…?

It’s a shame but looks like OxfordArchDigital may be in some trouble; the business has been put up for sale by Haines Watts, a firm of accountants. Whilst the company may not have had a huge impact on the cultural heritage sector in terms of sales of its software, it has done some sterling work and I for one have been impressed by their training services and work on projects such as the FISH Interoperability Toolkit (although it seems to have quietly been left to fade; the heritage standards domain no longer works and the only reference to it in cyberspace is now a paper by Edmund Lee). Hopefully, OAD will continue on one form or another; it’s demise would be a loss to the specialist archaeological computing sector.