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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We’re delighted to be working with Durham University on a project to digitise the journals of Hensley Henson, bishop of Durham, for the period 1900 to 1939. To help us create the best possible presentation of the journals, we are asking potential users to help us by taking a quick survey. As rector of St… 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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Church, State and Nation in Britain, 1900-1939 is a three-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It will create a freely available digital edition of the journals of Hensley Henson, bishop of Durham, famously trenchant public moralist and one of the greatest of English diarists. It is led by Dr Julia Stapleton… Read More

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Peter Webster is one of the contributors to this new book from UCL Press, showcasing new research and methodological reflection on web archives as a new kind of scholarly resource. Edited by Niels Br├╝gger and Ralph Schroeder, it is published on an Open Access basis, meaning that it is free to download. Peter’s chapter uses… Read More

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We’re very pleased to announce the publication of a new report, commissioned from WR&C by the Jubilee Centre, the Christian thinktank for social and economic ethics. It examines the recent history of a group of businesses, all founded with a Christian ethos, and the means that they have adopted to ensure that that ethos has… Read More

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We are delighted to announce that WR&C is among the main partners in a new AHRC-funded research network for ‘Born-digital big data and methods for history and the humanities’. Led by Professor Jane Winters (Institute of Historical Research) with Dr Tobias Blanke (King’s College London), the partners are the British Library, the National Archives, and… Read More

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