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The last six months have seen not only new resources made available but also updates of existing holdings and the return of an old favourite.
Web access to the Library Catalogue of the Society of Antiquaries of London is once again available through the ADS. The Council for British Archaeology has supplied an update of its Archaeological Site Index to Radiocarbon Dates from Great Britain and Ireland. As well as some data cleaning a further 2,500 records have been added to the Index.
New resources include the first instalment of the Bibliography of the Vernacular Architecture Group. Located in the ADS Library, this exciting resource currently contains over 4,600 records. New archives include material from Cottam, an Anglian and Anglo-Scandinavian Settlement in East Yorkshire (1993-5 interventions) and Dunadd, an Early Dalriadic Capital (1980-1 excavations).
Work for the PATOIS project has allowed the ADS to add the three CBA volumes associated with Christ Church Spitalfields excavations to be released ahead of schedule. These volumes are now very difficult to obtain, so the electronic copies are the only realistic way to access these sought-after resources.
Some very exciting developments are also taking place in terms of systems and technological development. Map-based searching has been upgraded and work is advancing on the ‘next generation’ ArchSearch.
Read on for more details ...
ArchSearch News is brought to you by the ADS technical team: Tony Austin, Keith Westcott and Jo Clarke (email)