This site has been archived as part of King's Digital Lab (KDL) archiving and sustainability process, following background analysis and consultation with research leads wherever possible.

Project content and data has been stored as a fully backed-up Virtual Machine and can be made available on request (depending on access controls agreed with the Principal Investigator) for a period of at least 2 years from the decommissioning date indicated below.

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At its inception, KDL inherited just under 100 digital research projects and websites. Aware of the intellectual and cultural value of many of these projects, with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, KDL took on its responsibility to the community to steward them in a responsible manner. When the options of setting up a Service Level Agreement for further hosting and maintenance with KDL and/or undertaking migration to IT Services at King’s or other institutions were deemed infeasible or inappropriate, the archiving process was initiated.

We would like to thank research leads, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London, and partner institutions, for their support in this process.

For further information on KDL archiving and sustainability process see:

Project name

Impact Tracer

Date of project activity

2012-2013 (funded by ERC)

Project principal investigator(s)

Christoph Meyer

Decommission Date

March 2018

Archive URL(s)


The ‘Impact Tracer’ project aimed to develop a web application which allowed analysis of different kinds of digitally available texts, whether ancient scriptures or news articles. The software could ultimately track, for example, how much influence a particular press release has on subsequent blog entries, forum posts or social media, not just in terms of being cited directly but also more subtle ways of being used. The tool aimed to offer a much more cost-effective method and efficient means of analysing trends within these texts than individuals undertaking the monitoring and evaluation process themselves.