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Response to Review of Legacies of British Slave-Ownership – DIGITAL RESOURCE

We very much appreciate Daniel Livesay's perceptive commentary on the LBS site and his generous remarks about the work underpinning it. We accept the constructive criticisms that he makes, in particular of the challenges for users in first approaching the site and in aggregating data, and we are working on ways to improve both of these. We remain committed to integrating the Slave Registers, but to date we have not convinced the owner of the indices to the Registers to collaborate with us on this. A very large number of colleagues from within and outside academia have contributed to the population of the database, and we continue to value the contribution both of specific information and of comments and suggestions about the architecture of the database.