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Consultancy

Making IT happen: Proving the Common Information Environment

HEIRNET, the ADS, Edina and the RCAHMS Expression of Interest to the Common Information Environment group to develop a geospatial demonstrator.

Users and their Uses of HEIRs

Cultural Heritage Consortium, Users and their Uses of HEIRs, Council for British Archaeology, November 2002.
HEIRNET Brief for the consultancy work (HTML)
Cultural Heritage Consortium, Executive Summary (PDF file, 8kb)
Cultural Heritage Consortium, Full text of the report (PDF file, 191kb).

Mapping information resources: A report for HEIRNET

Gill Chitty, David Baker, Julian Richards & Damian Robinson, Mapping information resources: A report for HEIRNET, Council for British Archaeology, 2000
Summary, Full text of the report, Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 (all HTML files)
HEIRNET Brief for the initial consultancy work
Design brief for consultancy work by Gill Chitty, David Baker & Archaeology Data Service

Conferences and events

Data Sans Frontières: web-portals and the historic environment, 25 May 2007

Held at The British Museum, London. Organised by the Historic Environment Information Resources Network and supported by the AHRC ICT 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. Follow this link for more details of the programme and the presentations.

Opening Doors: web-portals and the historic environment

Opening Doors was a one day conference jointly hosted by HEIRNET and the British Museum on 17th June, 2003. The conference programme included presentations by Elizabeth Hallam-Smith (Public Record Office), Paul Miller (UKOLN), David Dawson (Re:source), Julian Richards (ADS), Diana Murray (RCAHMS), Roger Bland (Portable Antiquities Programme), Hilary Malaws (RCAHMW), Alex Dawson (mda), Heather Norman-Soderlind (British Library), Kevin Carey (HumanITy), Alice Grant (Alice Grant Consulting) and Mike Pringle (English Heritage). Follow this link for more details of the programme and the presentations.

British Archaeological Awards Lecture, 23rd January 2002

HEIRPORT - the Historic Environment Information Resources Portal was launched at the British Archaeological Awards Lecture on the 23rd January 2002 by Tam Dalyell, MP.
Press release (PDF document - small file)
Introduction to HEIRNET (Powerpoint - large file)
Poster (Powerpoint).

Institute of Field Archaeologists conference, April 2001

The HEIRNET session included papers by Paul Miller (UKOLN) on developments in the library sector, David Baker and Gill Chitty on the HEIRNET consultancy, David Dawson (ReSource) on government initiatives, Julian Richards (ADS) about tools for resource discovery and Jim Mumford about the National Biodiversity Network Trust. Conference abstracts and Powerpoint presentations

Publications

Tony Austin, Francisco Pinto, Julian Richards, and Nick Ryan, Joined up writing: an internet portal for research into the historic environment, Computer Science at Kent, September 2001,
Online abstract linked to PDF file.

Francisco Pinto, Nick Ryan, Tony Austin, and Julian Richards, Interoperable portal for the historic environment, Computer Science at Kent, September 2001,
Online abstract linked to PDF file.    Poster (Powerpoint file)

Kate Fernie, HEIRNET: a new way of accessing information about Scotland's Historic Environment, Scottish Archaeological News, Issue 37, Winter 2001, Council for Scottish Archaeology.
PDF document (109 KB)

Kate Fernie, HEIRNET: historic environment information resources, Archaeology Data Service News, Issue 10, Autumn 2001, online: http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/newsletter/issue10/heirnet.html.

Kate Fernie, HEIRNET: new ways of finding out about history / HEIRNET: ffyrdd newydd o gael gwybod am hanes, Cofnod 6: RCAHMW newsletter, Spring 2002 http://www.rcahmw.org.uk/pubs/Cofnod-Newsletters/Newsletter_6.pdf.

Kate Fernie and Anthony Harding, HEIRNET: Creating a historic environment information resource network, The Institute of Field Archaeologists yearbook and directory 2002 PDF document.

Kate Fernie, Launch of HEIRPORT at the British Archaeology Awards, Archaeology Data Service News, Issue 11, Spring 2002, online: http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/newsletter/issue11/heirport.html.

Kate Fernie, FISH, birds and flowers: Historic environment and biodiversity information resources, The Archaeologist, Autumn 2002.

Kate Fernie, Joining it all up: information management in a virtual world, mda 2002 conference proceedings, online: http://www.mda.org.uk/conference2002/paper18.htm.

Kate Fernie, Getting it together on-line: HEIRNET and Internet-based resource discovery tools for the Historic Environment, Internet Archaeology, issue 13, Winter 2002, http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue13/fernie_index.html.

Kate Fernie, SMRs, Users and the Web and Users and their Uses of HEIRs, Historic Environment Record News, Issue 1, January 2003, online: PDF document (medium file).

Kate Fernie, Revealing collections: discovery, access and interoperability, CAA 2003 conference proceedings, forthcoming PDF document (small file).

Kate Fernie with Tony Austin, Jo Clarke, William Kilbride and Keith Westcott, My Historic Environment: a demonstrator for the Common Information Environment Group, mda 2003 conference proceedings, forthcoming PDF document (small file).

Presentations

Kate Fernie, Joining it all up: Information management in a virtual world, mda conference, September 2002 Powerpoint presentation (large file)

Kate Fernie, Fishing for content: how standards are helping people create a historic environment information landscape, Institute of Field Archaeologists conference, April 2002 Powerpoint presentation (large file).

Kate Fernie, SMRs, Users and the Web Historic Environment Record User Group meeting, December 2002, Powerpoint Presentation (small file).

Kate Fernie, Revealing collections: discovery, access and interoperability, CAA conference, April 2003, Powerpoint presentation (large file).

Kate Fernie, Making IT happen: a demonstrator for the Common Information Environment Group, Forum for Network Co-ordination, September 2003 PDF document (large file).

Kate Fernie, My Historic Environment: a demonstrator for the Common Information Environment Group, mda conference, September 2003 PDF document (small file).