It is work in progress

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The main idea from the start has been to make the information in the ESAT database available to all users as soon as possible, therefore the initial, experimental, stage of the project (2011-2014) was very much work in progress, a phase in which all the raw material in the database was simply being put onto the web - largely unedited.

While the process has become more streamlined and systematic as the project proceeded, the website is still subject to error, for much of the original material has yet to be edited and many entries are currently still only mere (unsorted) collations of information that require further work. (The phrase "TO BE EDITED" is at times put in at the head of the entry, to indicate such cases.)

In addition, since the authors are highly dependent on available (and often unreliable) secondary material, the encyclopaedia may still often contain quite a bit of duplication of information, with many lacunae, some uncertainties and even possible errors. (In many cases asterisks [*] are used in the text to signal our own awareness of gaps or possible errors .)

There will definitely be numerous issues, people and institutions that our readers may know about, but we have not got to yet or are unaware of, and therefore have no entries as yet. So we would therefore like to invite all readers to help us in improving, editing and expanding this material. Should you wish to comment, alter or add to a particular entry, or comment on or contribute to the encyclopaedia as a whole, please go to the section Updating ESAT below and let us have your input.

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