Glossary of Acronyms

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A

ACEthe Archaeology of Contemporary Europe project
ADSArchaeology Data Service
AHeSCArts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre
AHDSArts and Humanities Data Service (closed March 2008)
AHRCArts and Humanities Research Council
ALGAOAssociation of Local Government Archaeological Officers
ALSFAggregates Levy Sustainability Fund
AMLAncient Monuments Laboratory, at EH
AONBArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty
ARENAArchaeological Records of Europe Networked Access (Culture 2000 project)
ARGEArchaeological Resource Guide for Europe.
ARIAAssociation of Regional and Island Archaeologists
ARIADNE Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking
ASPAccessing Scotland's Past

B

BABritish Academy
BIABBritish and Irish Archaeological Bibliography
BLRICBritish Library Research and Innovation Centre
BUBLBulletin Board to Libraries

C

CAAComputer Applications in Archaeology conference
CARAREConnecting ARchaeology and ARchitecture in Europeana
CBACouncil for British Archaeology
CCTACentral Computer and Telecommunications Agency
CEICommittee on Electronic Information in the JISC
CEN/ISSSComite Europene de normalisation/Information Society Standardisation System
CHIRONCultural Heritage Informatics Research Orientated Network
CIDOCInternational Committee for Documentation, at ICOM
CIECommon Information Environment
CIMIConsortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information
CMSCollections Management System
CREEContextual Resource Evaluation Environment
CRLCenter for Research Libraries
CSACouncil for Scottish Archaeology
CTIComputers in Teaching Initiative
CTICHThe CTI Centre for History, Archaeology and Art History

D

DAPPERDigital Archiving Pilot Project for Excavation Records
DANSData Archiving and Networked Services (Netherlands)
DARIAHDigital Research Infrastructure for the Arts & Humanities (ESFRI roadmap project)
DCCDigital Curation Centre
DCMSDepartment for Culture Media and Sport
DoENIDepartment of Environment for Northern Ireland
DPCDigital Preservation Coalition
DPTPDigital Preservation Training Programme
DSUData Services Unit

E

EARLElectronic Access to Resources in Libraries
EFCHEDEnvironmental Factors in the Chronology of Human Evolution
EHEnglish Heritage
ELibElectronic Libraries Programme
ENDEXthe extended national index (NMR for Wales)
EPOCHEuropean Research Network of Excellence in Open Cultural Heritage
EPSRCEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
ESRCEconomic and Social Research Council

F

FISHENForum on Information Standards in Heritge (England)

G

H

HDSHistory Data Service (an AHDS subject centre)
HBSMRHistoric Buildings Sites and Monuments Records System
HEAHigher Education Academy
HEFCHigher Education Funding Council
HEIHigher Education Institution
HEIRNETHistoric Environment Information Resources Network
HERHistoric Environment Record
HERALDHistoric Environment Research Archives, Links and Data
HLFHeritage Lottery Fund

I

IAPAIrish Association of Professional Archaeologists
ICOMInternational Council of Museums
IFAInstitute of Field Archaeologists
ILTInstitute for Learning and Teaching
IntuteJISC-funded Resource Discovery Network (formerly HUMBUL)

J

JISCJoint Information Systems Committee (for the UKHE sector)

K

L

LEAPMaking the LEAP: Linking Electronic Archives and Publications (ADS/IntArch project)
LTSNLearning Teaching Support Network
LBListed Building
LBSListed Building System
LoCloud Local Context in a Europeana Cloud

M

MDAMuseums Documentation Association
MIDASMonuments Inventory Data Standard
MLAMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council
MoLASMuseum of London Archaeology Service

N

NARAUS National Archives and Records Agency
NARDNational Agency for Resource Discovery
NCANational Council Archives
NERCNational Environment Research Council
NEHNational Endowment for the Humanities (USA)
NGDFNational Geospatial Data Framework
NMRNational Monuments Record of England (the public archive of English Heritage)
NMRSNational Monuments Record (the public archive of the RCAHMS)
NPONational Preservation Office: part of the British Library
NPPG National Planning Policy Guidline (Scotland) NPP% is Archaeologically relevant
NTNational Trust

O

OAIOpen Archives Initiative
OAISOpen Archival Information System
OASISOnline AccesS to the Index of Archaeological InterventionS
OAUOxford Archaeological Unit
OCLCOnline Computer Library Centre

P 

PADSPerforming Arts Data Service (an AHDS subject centre)
PATOISPublications and Archives in Teaching: Online Information Sources
PPGPlanning Policy Guidance notes, PPG16 and PPG15 Achaeologicaly relevant
PUNSPublication user needs survey (carried out by the CBA)

Q

R 

RCAHMSRoyal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
RCAHMWRoyal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
RCHMERoyal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (now part of English Heritage)
RDNCResource Discovery Network Centre
RECAPRescue of Completed Archaeology Projects
ROADSResource Organisation and Discovery in Subject-Based Services
RSLPResearch Support Libraries Programme
RSMRecord of Scheduled Monuments

S

SAMScheduled Ancient Monument
SCAUMStanding Conference on of Archaeological Unit Managers
SCRANScottish Cultural Resources Access Network
SLDService Level Definition
SMScheduled Monument
SMASociety of Museum Archaeologists
SMRSites and Monuments Record
SMROSites and Monuments Record Officer
SSSISites of Special Scientific Interest
STARSemantic Technologies for Archaeological Resources
STELLARSemantic Technologies Enhancing Links and Linked data for Archaeological Resources
SWORD-ARMSimple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit - Archaeological Research data Management

T

TLTPTeaching Learning Technology Project
TRACTrustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification: Criteria and Checklist
TAGTransatlantic Archaeological Gateway

U

UADUrban Archaeological Database
UKHEUnited Kingdom higher education
UKOLNUK Office for Library and Information Networking

V

VADSVisual Arts Data Service (an AHDS subject centre)
VENUSVirtual ExploratioN of Underwater Sites
VLEVirtual Learning Environment
VREVirtual Research Environment

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