Welcome to the Mid Tees Research Project website.
Thank you for your patience.
If you have been watching the site over the last year, it has been a long time coming, but we are now at the beginning of the process of populating the website and ironing out the glitches. We have been playing about with the format attempting to come up with a simple and easily accessible style without all the bells and whistles, while remaining informative. We think we have made it as simple and easy to use as possible, but please let us know if there are any annoying elements.
The site can be broken down into basically three sections.
1. The Blog
This is the front page and will be the window into what is going on within the project, with regular comments and updates about work within the site and information on fieldwork opportunities as they arise, together with news on the work of other amateurs (and professionals) working in the wider region.
2. Open Archive.
This will be publishing portal for any projects working within the MTRP. It will also hopefully become the portal for online publication of material from historical research carried in the Mid Tees Valley that may or may not have been published in hard copy. In order to disseminate data to the widest possible audience for consideration, we consider it more important that data is made available for research, even in its raw form, rather than it remaining hidden from view for the sake of a controversial crossed ‘T’ or a questionable ‘I’ dotted.
We are not precious about our project, we welcome useful information from wherever it comes, and are happy to give it a platform. Material will be identified as being published, unpublished though subjected to peer review, or raw research and fieldwork data. If you have done research, found anything interesting, drop me an email and lets’s spread the knowledge.
3. Research Archive.
This archive will be password protected, and be available to project teams working independently within the site to co-ordinate their activities. It will be the repository of a Site Diary, Aerial Photography imagery, mapping and GIS material, LIDAR images, geophysical survey plots and data, and the rolling results of work in progress. Temporary access may be given to bona fide researchers from outside the project who establish their credentials.
That’s the basic outline of the site, it may change as we move forward, but hopefully not too much, please be patient as we I will try and keep you amused or annoyed with my witterings on the blog.