The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) is part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service, and resides at the University of York. It is jointly funded by the Joint Information System Committee and the Arts and Humanities Research Board. The ADS collects, describes, catalogues, preserves and provides user support for digital resources created during archaeological research. The ADS promotes standards and guidelines for best practice in the creation, description, preservation and use of spatial information to the AHDS. Where appropriate archival bodies already exist, the ADS collaborates to promote greater use of these existing services.
ADS NEWS and ADS ONLINE are edited by William Kilbride, email. Thanks to contributors and to Jonathan Bateman for layout. Printed at the University of York. If you have any ideas about articles or features for the next issue in Autumn 2002, then write to me at the email address given. Copyright the Authors and Archaeology Data Service 2002.