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UKOLN | Cultural Heritage


The Cultural Heritage area of the UKOLN Web site provided over a period during which UKOLN was funded by the MLA (Museums, Libraries and Archives Council) to provide access to a variety of resources on a range of issues of particular relevance to the cultural heritage sector.

However following the demise of the MLA this area of the UKOLN Web site was frozen.

Archive of the Cultural Heritage Web Site

The Cultural Heritage Web Site ceased to be updated at the end of March 2011 following the demise of MLA, who were responsible for funding this work.

In December 2012 and January 2013 more formal management processes for the archiving of the content were implemented. This included:

  • Updating the status of the main entry points and other key entry points.
  • Ensuring that information was available on the key content providers of the Web site
  • Aggregating relevant document-like resources and depositing the collection in Opus, the University of Bath repository.
  • Ensuring that sections of the Web site are available on the Internet Archive
  • Providing an audit of the Web site which summarises the internal link integrity and provides a record of the content of the Web site.

An archival copy of the Web site is available on the UK Web archive.

Who Was This Web Site Aimed At?

Anyone with an interest in the use of digital resources and technology in the museums, libraries and archives sector. A good starting point for beginners and a resource bank for those with some experience.

Key Areas

The following areas of the Cultural Heritage Web site contain content which may still be of interest:

  • The IntroBytes briefing documents provide quick introductions to a variety of topics.
  • The Past events page gives details of workshops, seminars, conference presentations, etc.
  • The blog provides access to the Cultural Heritage blog.
  • The Reports page gives details of published reports.
  • The Papers page gives details of peer reviewed papers, contributions to books, articles, etc.

Key Staff

The Cultural Heritage work was carried out primarily by Brian Kelly, Ann Chapman and Marieke Guy.


An archive of the Cultural Heritage Web site is available on the Internet Archive. On 5 June 2013 this Web site had been crawled 32 times going back to 20 April 2008. The most recent archive was taken on 12 March 2013.

Note that this Web site is also available on the UK Web archive.

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