WELCOME TO KENFIG.ORG LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP
A Community Heritage Project
Kenfig.org Local Community Group are responsible for the bilingual website www.kenfig.org.uk / www.cynffig.org.uk respectively.
A COMMUNITY HERITAGE WEBSITE:
The website is primarily historical based but also provides news & information to the communities of Kenfig, Maudlam, North & South Cornelly, Pyle, Kenfig Hill, Cefn Cribbwr, Stormy Down & Margam Village - Porthcawl, Port Talbot and Bridgend are also supported due to their close proximity, historical connections and due to the project being made available to all via the Internet.
The website is documenting the entire history of the above named areas from prehistoric times to the modern day. This is totally a community project where local peoples are contributing to the project either by research and/or donating information for inclusion on the website.
KENFIG.ORG & THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES:
The website www.kenfig.org.uk has been formally recognised by the National Library of Wales as `An important part of Wales` documentary heritage`. The National Library has requested the archiving of the site which will subsequently form a part of the library`s permanent collections. Kenfig.org website is also participating in the UK Web Archiving Consortium`s pilot project to determine the long-term feasibility of archiving selected websites.
UK WEB ARCHIVING CONSORTIUM:
Very little attention has been paid to the long-term preservation of websites in general, thus invaluable scholarly, cultural and scientific online resources will be lost to future generations. To address this problem a consortium of six leading UK institutions are working collaboratively on a project to develop a test-bed for selective archiving of UK websites. Kenfig.org Local Community Group are greatly honored to have been selected by the National Library of Wales to partake within this project. The Consortium consists of six leading UK Institutions namely:
(1)The British Library
(2)The National Archives
(3)The National Library of Scotland
(4)The National Library of Wales
(5)The Wellcome Trust
(6)(JISC)The Joint Information Systems Committee for Further & Higher Education
The Kenfig.org website aims to encourage the learning of local history by one and all especially the younger generations who have to learn aspects of history, ICT and Internet skills that form a part of the National Curriculum.
LEARN MORE ABOUT KENFIG.ORG LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP:
see Page 2 for more information and contact details...