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HEIRNET Web Metrics survey - HEIRNET has recently conducted a survey looking at how different historic environment resource providers collect and analyse web metrics and what types of user behaviour are analysed by different data providers. A report, containing draft recommendations for the sector on how to collect web metrics, is now available here (PDF 32KB). HEIRNET welcomes your comments on these recommendations. Please send them to Dan Hull by 31 May 2010.

Data Sans Frontières conference, 25 May 2007 - discussing web portals and the historic environment, at The British Museum, London. Organised by the Historic Environment Information Resources Network and supported by the AHRC ITC Methods Network and The British Museum, this one-day conference takes a comprehensive look at exciting new opportunities for disseminating and integrating historic environment data using portal technologies and Web 2.0 approaches. Bringing together speakers from national organisations, national and local government and academia, options for cooperation at both national and international levels will be explored.

HEIRNET User Survey Results - the survey was undertaken in April/May 2005, as an online questionnaire hosted by the Archaeology Data Service (ADS), English Heritage (EH), the Council for British Archaeology (CBA), the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), and the Royal Commission of the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW). 741 surveys were returned. This report presents and analyses the results and makes recommendations for future information provision.

HEIRNET - the Historic environment Information Resources network - was formed by a group of organisations with an interest in information relating to archaeology and the historic environment. HEIRNET enables access to Historic Environment Information Resources for conservation, research, learning and general interest. It does this by promoting HEIRs, informing information managers about new developments in information technology and by offering them technical advice.


  • HEIRNET Register - search the Register for details of Historic Environment Information Resources held by organisations across the UK. The register contains details of organisations holding information about archaeological sites, monuments, historic buildings and finds.
  • HEIRPORT - search the Historic Environment Portal, resources available include the ADS, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland, Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network, the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the CBA Guide to Archaeological Research in Progress.
  • Technical advice - use the service to answer your questions about managing or developing an HEIR.

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