The Heritage Gazetteer of Libya is designed to provide a tool for exploring the rich historic heritage of Libya, based on the work of members of the Society for Libyan Studies. The core data are drawn from the publications of the Society, including two guidebooks to Tripolitania (2009) and Cyrenaica (2013) by Philip Kenrick; further information is regularly being added by members of the Society. There is an option for others to register, and contribute further information.
For each location we are providing as many variant names as we can identify; we are also providing a unique identifier (URI) – a descriptor which can be read by a computer. They may also be used in labelling other materials uploaded by us, or by anyone else, to the Internet, in order to make such materials more easily discoverable. This gazetteer is designed to be interoperable with other specialist gazetteers and other reliable online resources.
The Online Archives present the catalogue of the materials held by the Society in a format which can be enhanced - by the addition of new information, or of new materials in digital form. We are also using the URIs from the Gazetteer to label items in the Archives;