WebWatching UK Web Communities
British Library Research and Innovation Report 146
WebWatching UK Web Communities:
Final Report For The WebWatch
Brian Kelly and Ian Peacock
British Library Research and Innovation Centre
This document is the final report for the WebWatch project. The aim of the
project was to develop and use robot software for analysing and profiling Web
sites within various UK communities and to report on the findings.
This document reviews the original bid, gives a background to robot software,
describes the robot software used by the WebWatch project, and summaries the
conclusions gained from the WebWatch trawls. A list of recommendations for
further work in this area is given. The appendices include a number of the
reports which have been produced which describe the main trawls carried out by
Brian Kelly and Ian Peacock, UKOLN (UK Office for Library and Information
Brian Kelly is UK Web Focus at UKOLN, the University of Bath. Brian managed
the WebWatch project.
Ian Peacock is WebWatch Computer Officer at UKOLN, the University of Bath. Ian
was responsible for software development and analysis and producing reports.
The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and not
necessarily those of the British Library.
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ISBN and ISSN Details
ISBN 0 7123 97361
© The British Library Board 1999
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