The ADAM project has recently been awarded additional funding to procure a database system for the ADAM Service, up to a maximum of 30,000 GBP, following a bid to the Information Services Sub Committee (ISSC) of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). This will provide a number of significant benefits:
Discussion about the specifications for this system will be taking place on the COUSNS mailing list shortly; should you wish to contribute, please subscribe to this list. Details can be found at http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists-a-e/cousns/
The VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) Partnership, a subset of the ADAM Consortium consisting of the Surrey Institute of Art & Design, the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Glasgow School of Art and the University of the West of England, has been awarded funding to host the Visual Arts Data Service for the Arts & Humanities Data Service, following a response to the recent call for proposals in JISC Circular 5/96.
AHDS Web pages: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/projects/ahds/top.html
JISC Circular 5/96 on the Web: http://www.niss.ac.uk/education/jisc/pub/c5_96.html
Professor Chris Bailey and Tony Gill will be giving a joint presentation at the annual conference of Computers and the History of Art (CHArt), to be held at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London on the 5th & 6th of December 1996. Our presentation (currently timetabled for 5th Dec although this is subject to change) will cover progress to date on the ADAM Project and the results of our recent survey of potential users.
CHArt 1996 has Web pages at: http://www.hart.bbk.ac.uk/chart/chart96.html