Raising Awareness

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About WebWatch

The WebWatch project was funded by the BLRIC in 1997 to develop and use robot software for use on the World Wide Web to trawl over web resources in specific communities, including UK academic and library sites. The aim was to develop a set of tools which could be used to audit and monitor design practice and use of technologies on the Web.

WebWatch Personnel

The project was managed by Brian Kelly who also contributed to the WebWatch reports. The software development, running of the software and analysis of the findings was carried out by Ian Peacock.

Key WebWatch Resources

The resources on the WebWatch Web site are listed below.

Audit of Web Site

An audit of the Web site has been carried out:


An archive of the WebWatch Web site is available on the Internet Archive. On 11 June 2013 this Web site had been crawled 64 times going back to 25 January 1998. The most recent archive was taken on 12 March 2013.

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