This site has been archived as part of King's Digital Lab (KDL) archiving and sustainability process, following background analysis and consultation with research leads wherever possible.
Project content and data has been stored as a fully backed-up Virtual Machine and can be made available on request (depending on access controls agreed with the Principal Investigator) for a period of at least 2 years from the decommissioning date indicated below.
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At its inception, KDL inherited just under 100 digital research projects and websites. Aware of the intellectual and cultural value of many of these projects, with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, KDL took on its responsibility to the community to steward them in a responsible manner. When the options of setting up a Service Level Agreement for further hosting and maintenance with KDL and/or undertaking migration to IT Services at King’s or other institutions were deemed infeasible or inappropriate, the archiving process was initiated.
We would like to thank research leads, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, and partner institutions, for their support in this process.
For further information on KDL archiving and sustainability process see:
DEEP (Historical Gazetteer of English Place-names, http://placenames.org.uk) was a key piece of digital infrastructure for use in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Its aim was to associate disparate content through place - everything happens somewhere, after all - and therefore to facilitate accurate searches across resources. Gazetteers of contemporary place-names have been available for some time, but the Historical Gazetteer’s historical place-name forms added chronological depth to the mix. These forms have been collected over the last ninety years as part of the English Place-Name Society’s Survey of English Place-Names. The Historical Gazetteer brought the four million+ historical place-name forms of the Survey, including those for hamlets, fields, and streets, into the digital realm, heralding a new era of chronological depth and spatial granularity in gazetteer provision.