recognition of the enormous value of research data:
> funding requirements
research data management practice in the arts is ad hoc, none of the specialist arts institutions have research data management policies, procedures or systems The Nature of Visual Arts Research Data http://vads.ac.uk/kaptur/ managing visual arts research data with four institutional partners: KAPTUR > Leigh Garrett: email@example.com
> Marie-Therese Gramstadt: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Facebook page:
> Twitter: @MTG_work and @UALKaptur https://kaptur.wordpress.com http://vads.ac.uk/kaptur/ http://vads.ac.uk/kaptur/events.html http://vads.ac.uk/kaptur/outputs/ http://www.slideshare.net/kaptur_mrd/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/JISC-Kaptur/277914272231913 https://twitter.com/MTG_work https://twitter.com/UALKaptur exploring the nature of visual arts research data and its effective management KAPTUR EVA London 2012, 10 July, British Computer Society Leigh Garrett and Marie-Therese Gramstadt
Visual Arts Data Service, University for the Creative Arts > appreciate the context and rational for the project
> understand the method used during the project
> recognise the diversity and complex nature of visual arts research data Learning Outcomes Introductions Learning Outcomes > established 1997
> national repository for images in higher education
> over 120,000 images
> around 300 collections
> additional educational resources
> research and consultancy services > user requirement
> systems evaluation
> pilot research data management system
> deadline: October 2012
> partner institution adoption Project Overview Project Direction > partner institutional working groups established
> recommendations made to respective Research Committees
> high level strategy based on the University of Edinburgh model
> deadline: December 2012 > internal dissemination
> creation of toolkits and training materials for researchers and professional support staff
> external dissemination
> partner institutional case studies
> project conference
> deadline: March 2013 References > investigate the nature of research data in the visual arts
> consider the application of technology to support collection, discoverability, usage and preservation of research data in the area
> establish appropriate policies, procedures and systems within the four partner institutions
> provide case studies and showcase good practice to the wider higher education sector > environmental analysis
> user requirement, systems evaluation and piloting
> policy formation
> toolkits and training materials
> dissemination Background Objectives Method Anticipated Outcomes > model of good practice developed within the four partner institutions
> application for reuse more widely across the sector, particularly when working within complex multimedia objects Policy Formation Capacity Building User Requirement, Systems Evaluation and Piloting Visual arts research as a "continuum" over time with "organisational moments" at which research data may be actualised Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) KAPTUR Links "[...] fluid, 'wet' and folded, if not at times messy, fuzzy and tumultuous."
(Gray and Delday 2010, cited in Mey 2010) "[qualitative research can be] difficult to define clearly"
(Denzin and Lincoln 2005) > research data?
> research outputs?
> research information?
> archiving vs. studio documentation
> curating an exhibition vs. data curation The Nature of Artistic Research Paul Hurley's 'Becoming Snail'.
© University of Bristol 2009. Execution in Progress
© Toby Simkin http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobysimkin/5191500156/ Photo: MTG final score consisting of:
> score-level information
e.g. name of the author/s
> work-level information
e.g. an interview with the artist
> version-level information
e.g. a promotional poster for an individual performance
> elements records
e.g. objects, garments, roles, spatial & locative, audio visual & electronic Documentation Exemplar Bibliography http://www.flickr.com/photos/evaekeblad/1169803024/in/photostream/ http://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=78228 Page in Henry Hammond's spiral-bound reporter's notebook, used on his trip to France in 1952.
© Managed by the Crafts Study Centre. http://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=81010 Part of the queue of people outside the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to visit the 'Britain Can Make It' Exhibition in 1946.
© Design Council and the University of Brighton Design Archives. Colour exercise: Exploration of secondary central hues, 1960.
© NAEA Non-commercial. http://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=70943 Evening dress, Spring 1962
© London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London Horrockses dress, 1965
© London College of Fashion/The Woolmark Company Horrockses fashion dress, 1950s.
© The Arts University College at Bournemouth Autumn leaves, October 2005 © Eva Ekeblad http://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=186712 http://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=50298 http://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=170429 Language and Understanding Research data and context REF 2014
(Research Excellence Framework) exhibition lectures sketchbook "organisational moments"See the full transcript