SMR User Group
Tuesday 22nd May
ADS, The King's Manor, York


10.00-10.30 Coffee
10.30-10.45 Welcome from the chair

10.45-11.00 Session 1: Dealing with the digital revolution.

The ADS will lead this session where they will introduce the OASIS project
(see below for brief description of the Project), sharing their experience
and answering questions relating to holding digital material and developing
digital proforma for compilation by archaeological consultants.  The aim of
the morning session is to help those who are trying to develop internal
digital working mechanisms and policies.

11.00-12.00 Discussion in two groups
12.00-12.30 Full group discussion and round-up for Session 1

12.30-2.00  Lunch

2.00-2.15   Session 2: The Heritage Lottery Fund

A significant number of SMRs are developing applications to the HLF, as the
body of experience increases common errors and omissions are emerging.  This
session will be lead jointly by English Heritage and the HLF who will aim to
encourage SMR's to begin the process and to help ensure submitted
applications include all the relevant documentation.

2.15-3.00   Discussion in two groups
3.00-3.15   Tea/Coffee
3.15-3.45   Full group discussion and round-up for Session 2

3.45-4.00   Final round-up and close

The OASIS Project:
The aim of the OASIS project is to provide an online index to the mass of
archaeological grey literature that has been produced as a result of the
advent of large-scale developer funded fieldwork. As part of this overall
vision, the OASIS data capture form has been designed to help in the flow of
information from data producers, such as contracting units, through to local
and national data managers, such as SMR's and NMR's.

Can you please confirm if you are planning to attend by contacting
Martin Newman
English Heritage,
National Monuments Record Centre,
Kemble Drive,
Swindon, SN13NZ.

Tel - 01793 414718
Fax - 01793 414770
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