2120914 KAPTUR workshop hand-out

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2120914 KAPTUR workshop hand-out

  1. 1. This hand-out accompanies a workshop given on Friday 14th September 2012,London, UK:Managing the Material: Tackling Visual Arts as Research Data(more details available here: http://kapturmrd01.eventbrite.co.uk/)Workshop: applying the DCC and ANDS guide to visual arts research data- facilitated by Marie-Therese Gramstadt, KAPTUR Project ManagerThe Prezi for this workshop is available: http://prezi.com/aitprjdioxj7/kaptur-workshop-version-1-0/
  2. 2. The video is available here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpAvxUiyMHoSee also: Paul Ryan discusses drawing from drawing at The BritishMuseum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FifDBNe66mwScientific or Historical ValueDoes the dataset reflect the interests of contemporary society?Is there authoritative evidence of current value to the research field?Is it possible to consider research data of today as the specialcollections of tomorrow (Ref: http://bit.ly/UPISti)?Economic ValueConsider the economic value of a dataset, for example the costs ofdigitisation, research time, time taken to add metadata etc.UniquenessIs the dataset the only source of its content and will it be preservedelsewhere?
  3. 3. The video is available here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2jcOJOFUZgFunder requirementsWhat are funder requirements and how will they impact on decisionsregarding research data?Creation site/circumstancesAre there particular circumstances that need to be considered?Regarding the set-up of the creation site or available resources?Archival file formatsHas the data been created, or kept, in an open, machine-independent oreasily accessible format?Documentation and Records ManagementDatasets need some way of understanding their structure and themeaning of field names, etc. so anyone not directly involved in creatingthe data will be able to re-use it.
  4. 4. The video is available here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHhVlTDzE1gSee also: Louise Corti: How can researchers preserve, share, and re-use sensitive data? (interview)http://www.sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1123202And: Andrew Charlesworth: Intellectual property rights (IPR) -- tips andpitfalls for creating and using research materials (interview):http://www.sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1123326  Legislation relating to Public Records, Copyright and Patents, Freedom of Information, Data Protection, Health and Safety, and Equality?  Funder, host institution or discipline-specific information governance guidelines and codes of practice?  Restrictions on sharing, access and re-use if the research involved human subjects (e.g. sensitive health or political data)?
  5. 5. The video is available here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s66M4V9HVc  Is there documentation to support sharing, access and re-use of the data?  What is the reliability and usability of the dataset?  Does the dataset meet technical criteria that allow its easy redistribution?
  6. 6. The video is available here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH9rUAH7eDwSee also: MANTRA - John MacInnes - Data losshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VPBtJAa9Ic  Can the data be easily migrated to other formats?  Ensure that the data cannot be tampered with or inadvertently changed.  Data must be kept accessible, backups kept, and sharing and access implemented. All this adds to the cost of keeping data. The total cost must be considered and estimated to check whether it is financially viable to keep the data.  If the cost is acceptable who is going to pay for data retention?  Has funding been provided, promised or assured?

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