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Glossary of Terms

ADAP
Archaeology Data Archive Project, based in the Center for the Study of Architecture, Bryn Mawr, USA.

ADS
Archaeology Data Service

AIACE
Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia ComputazionalE/International Association of Computing in Archaeology

AHDS
Arts and Humanities Data Service

ALGAO
Association of Local Government Archaeologists

AML
Ancient Monuments Laboratory, at EH.

ARGE
Archaeology Resource Guide for Europe. [online]: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~arge/

ARIA
Association of Regional and Island Archaeologists

BLRIC
British Library Research and Innovation Centre

CBA
Council for British Archaeology

CCTA
Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency, an agency of the UK government's Cabinet Office, offering IT training and support primarily for the public services sector

CEI
Committee on Electronic Information, in the JISC

CEN/ISSS
European Committee for Standardisation (Comité Européen de Normalisation)/ Information Society Standardisation System

CIDOC
International Committee for Documentation, at the ICOM

CIMI
Consortium for the computer Interchange of Museum Information

CTI
Computers in Teaching Initiative (service for the UKHE sector, funded by the JISC)

DCMS
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

DDASUN
Digital Data in Archaeology: A Survey of User Needs (first report, of the survey findings)

DNER
Distributed, National Electronic Resource, a project by the JISC to build a pool of digital resources for the UKHE sector.

DoENI
Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland

EARL
Electronic Access to Resources in Libraries

EH
English Heritage

ENDEX
the extended national index (NMR for Wales)

ESRC
Economic and Social Research Council

HEFC
Higher Education Funding Council

HEI
higher education institution

HEIRNET
Historic Environment Information Resources Network

HLF
Heritage Lottery Fund

IAPA
Irish Association of Professional Archaeologists

ICOM
International Council of museums

IFA
Institute of Field Archaeologists

JISC
Joint Information Systems Committee (for the UKHE sector)

MDA
Museum Documentation Association, now known as mda

MGC
Museums and Galleries Commission

NARD
National Agency for Resource Discovery, collaboration between national, local, public and HEI libraries to offer catalogues on
line.

NCA
National Council on Archives

NERC
Natural Environment Research Council

NMR
national monuments record

NPO
National Preservation Office, part of the British Library

OTA
Oxford Text Archive

PADS
Performing Arts Data Service (one of the AHDS' service providers)

PPG
Planning Policy Guidance notes. PPG16 and PPG15 include provision for archaeological and buildings work respectively

PRO
Public Records Office

PUNS
Publication user needs survey (carried out by the CBA)

RCAHMS
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

RCAHMW
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

RCHME
Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England

SDA
Strategies for Digital Data (second report of the DDASUN)

SMA
Society of Museum Archaeologists

SMR
sites and monuments record

UKHE
United Kingdom higher education

UKOLN
UK Office for Library and Information Networking

VADS
Visual Arts Data Service (one of the AHDS' service providers)

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