National Inventories: from catalogues to computers

Diana Murray*


This article reviews the development of online national archaeological records, and the changes brought about by the shift in focus towards computer-based inventories and their wider accessibility through the Internet. It identifies a series of issues that have arisen at least partly as a result of this wider dissemination of information, and proposes a number of ways forward.

(Note: while including references to the NMRs in England and Wales, this article largely reflects the experiences and concepts of the National Monuments Record of Scotland).

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Diana Murray
National Monuments Record of Scotland
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
John Sinclair House
16 Bernard Terrace
EH8 9NX, UK.