Webster Research & Consulting

Understanding what users need from digital resources, working with technologists to meet those needs. For libraries, archives, learned societies and researchers.

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For academic libraries and archives

Do you have digital content you want to make available but don’t know how, and for whom ? Or a development project to get started, manage, finish off or evaluate? WR&C can help.

For researchers

Need help in turning a research idea into a digital resource that both meets your needs and has impact? WR&C can help you understand your potential users, win that funding, complete the project, and decide what to do next.

For learned and professional societies

Interested in digital developments in scholarship and publication, such as Open Access, but finding it hard to keep track of it all? WR&C can help in understanding the environment, and work with your members to understand their changing needs..

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This new book, which promises to become an essential starting point for scholars of the Web, is now published. It contains 40 chapters: some historiographical, theoretical and methodological, and others on concrete case studies. Our own Peter Webster contributed two chapters. The first, ‘Existing Web archives‘, provides an essential orientation to the web archives around… Read More

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Peter will be making three separate appearances in the next few weeks, in the UK, Germany and online. He will be in Frankfurt at the German National Library in November to speak about web archives for research at a conference on the preservation of digital cultural heritage. On 17th October he will be moderating a… Read More

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Peter’s latest research article has recently been published in the the journal Internet Histories. It has the title ‘Technology, ethics and religious language: early Anglophone Christian reactions to “cyberspace”’. The very recent past has seen an upswing of scholarly interest not so much in the Internet and Web themselves but in the terms in which… Read More

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We are very pleased to be serving on the advisory committee of the PROMISE project. Led by the Bibliothèque royale de Belgique in Brusssels, it aims to develop a federal strategy for the preservation of the Belgian web. The Preserving Online Multiple Information: towards a Belgian strategy (PROMISE) project will: Identify best practices in the… Read More

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Peter Webster was delighted to be invited to introduce and chair a session at this year’s World Library and Information Congress in Wroclaw (Poland). The session was jointly convened by the National Libraries and IT sections of IFLA, on the subject of access to Web archives. Peter introduced the speakers, from Canada, France and UK,… Read More

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Peter Webster is the author of a new article in a special issue of the leading Danish historical journal, Temp: Tidsskrift for historie on the subject of the Information Society. The article is entitled ‘Digital contemporary history: sources, tools, methods, issues’ This essay suggests that there has been a relative lack of digitally enabled historical… Read More

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