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The Importance of Archives

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Copy of a presentation I recently delivered on 'The Importance of Sustainable Online Arts Archives'

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The Importance of Archives

  1. 1. H E L L O !
  2. 2. T H E I M P O R T A N C E O F S U S T A I N A B L E O N L I N E A R T S A R C H I V E S … I S I T R E A L L Y I M P O R T A N T ?
  3. 3. H O W D O W E F I N D T H I N G S ?
  4. 4. A R C H I V E S A I D I N T H E D I S C O V E R Y A N D A C C E S S I B I L I T Y O F C O N T E N T
  5. 5. W H A T I S T H E C U R R E N T I R I S H S T A N D A R D F O R V I S U A L A R C H I V E S / D A T A B A S E S ? T H E G O O D , T H E B A D , A N D T H E V E R Y V E R Y U G L Y .
  6. 6. T H E 1 0 0 A R C H I V E
  7. 7. W E B S I T E L I N K
  8. 8. P R I N T E D M A T T E R
  9. 9. G . M . I . T . W E B S I T E V S R O Y A L C O L L E G E W E B S I T E
  10. 10. C R A W F O R D W E B S I T E
  11. 11. C O R K C I T Y A R T S O F F I C E
  12. 12. M Y I D E A F O R D I G I T A L A R T E F A C T : A R C H I V E O F C R A W F O R D C O L L E G E O F A R T F I N A L Y E A R D E G R E E E X H I B I T I O N S
  13. 13. I N S T I T U T E W A N T S T O K N O W : W H Y I S T H I S I M P O R T A N T ? W H Y S H O U L D W E I N V E S T I N T H I S ? • Importance to students • Importance to Institute • Importance to wider arts community/world
  14. 14. W H A T A R E M Y B I G G E S T P R O B L E M S , C O N C E R N S , C O N S I D E R A T I O N S ? • Practicalities: Who who will run it and what will it cost? • What are potential copyright issues going forward? • Will it be sustainable? • Will it be replicable?
  15. 15. ANALYSIS OF EXISTING ONLINE ARTS ARCHIVES AND DATABASES ANALYSIS OF EXISTING ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND LITERATURE ANALYSIS OF RESULTS FROM INTERVIEWS AND SURVEYS IDENTIFY AND ARTICULATE BENEFITS TO INSTITUTE IDENTIFY COSTS AND OTHER PRACTICALITIES SUCH AS MAINTENANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY IDENTIFY BEST PRACTICE MODEL IN RELATION TO OTHER INSTITUTES
  16. 16. W H A T T O O L S W I L L I U S E ? O M E K A , W O R D P R E S S , O T H E R S ? C A N I I M P L E M E N T D U B L I N C O R E M E T A D A T A T H R O U G H T E M P L A T E W E B S I T E S B E S I D E S O M E K A T H A T O F F E R M O R E V I S U A L L A Y O U T S ( S U C H A S C A R G O C O L L E C T I V E ) ?
  17. 17. Metadata: extensive tags system that facilitates searches beyond just artist name and year i.e. includes concept, medium, and any other relevant information artists want included WHAT I HOPE IT WILL LOOK & FUNCTION LIKE Visuals: high quality images that encourage visual exploration & research
  18. 18. W H Y S H O U L D Y O U C A R E ? W H Y I S I T I M P O R T A N T T O S O C I E T Y I N G E N E R A L ?
  19. 19. B E S T E X A M P L E S O F V I S U A L A R C H I V E S T H R O U G H O U T T H E W O R L D ; W H A T T H E Y O F F E R T O U S A S A S O C I E T Y . Google Arts & Culture: Rijkmuseum (and others)
  20. 20. G E T R I D O F M Y T H O F A R T I S T A S S O L O G E N I U S A R T I S T S F E A T U R E D T O D A Y I N W E L L F U N D E D D I G I T A L A R C H I V E S A R E F O R T H E M O S T P A R T A L R E A D Y F A M O U S A R T I S T S T H A T L E A S T N E E D T H E ‘ F I N D - A B I L I T Y ’ BEYOND THE MUSEUMS & GALLERIES SPECIFIC TO LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL ARTISTS AND PROJECTS IMPORTANCE OF NUMEROUS SMALLER SCALE ONLINE ARCHIVES
  21. 21. The importance of replicability BY MAKING PROCESS AS VISIBLE AND ACCESSIBLE AS POSSIBLE, IT ALLOWS OTHERS TO MORE EASILY REPRODUCE METHODS AND OUTCOMES
  22. 22. W H A T I H O P E F O R T H E F U T U R E D I S S E M I N A T I O N A N D S T O R A G E O F A R T S C O N T E N T - V. FAIR DATA
  23. 23. G E T I N T O U C H W I T H M E R E G A R D I N G A N Y Q U E S T I O N S , I D E A S O R S U G G E S T I O N S !

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