"England's Heritage Open to the Masses in New Online Database"
Details of England‘s national heritage from protected shipwrecks to listed lamp-posts are being made easily available to the public for the first time with a new online database.
English Heritage today [Monday] launched the National Heritage List for England which it claimed was “a significant milestone towards achieving better understanding and protection for heritage in this country”.
It lists all 400,000 listed buildings, parks, gardens, battlefields, shipwrecks and scheduled monuments. And for the first time, the public will be able to search by postcode, by age or by categories from coal-mines to castles.
The database launch came as English Heritage came as it announced priorities from now until 2015 in the light of a 32 per cent cut in its Government grant.
The Database is Named Portico but IT HAS NOTHING to Do With the Digital Preservation and Electronic Preservation Service From ITHAKA.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.