Webster Research & Consulting

Working across the public and voluntary sectors, helping you understand, plan, design, build, evaluate and train.




With carefully designed and incisive research, we help clients understand their stakeholders, and the wider environment.


We help define, plan, cost and win funding for new projects or programmes.


For new digital services or ways of working, we help define what is required and how things should work.


Let us manage your digital development project, oversee developers and manage testing and user acceptance.


Whether a project or a digital service, we can both evaluate it formally and help you and your staff reflect and learn.


We design and deliver bespoke training for your staff in new systems and ways of working.


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The British Academy have just published a new report, entitled Open Access and Book Chapters. We were delighted to be commissioned to both help define the scope of this study, and to contribute to the research and the writing. The report is available on the British Academy site. From the British Academy site: “Open Access… Read More

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Peter has contributed a chapter to an important new book, The Historical Web and Digital Humanities: the case of national Web domains, published by Routledge and edited by Niels Brügger & Ditte Laursen. His chapter is entitled ‘Lessons from cross-border religion in the Northern Irish web sphere: understanding the limitations of the ccTLD as a… Read More

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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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