Kaptur news-05

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One side of A4 monthly newsletter for the members of the Kaptur Project Steering Group - and particularly aimed at the Project Sponsors. Month 5 (the first edition) of 18 month project.

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Kaptur news-05

  1. 1. KAPTUR news 05/18CULTURAL CHANGE LEADING TO INCREASED FUNDING FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCHLed by the Visual Arts Data Service, a Research Centre of the University for the Creative Arts, andworking collaboratively with four institutional partners: Glasgow School of Art; Goldsmiths, Universityof London; University for the Creative Arts; and University of the Arts London; KAPTUR (October2011 - March 2013) will discover, create and pilot a sectoral model of best practice in themanagement of research data in the arts.MONTH 05 HEADLINES:  the final version of the Environmental Assessment report is available online  the Project Officers have made contact with a range of stakeholders to establish working groups on managing research data: IT, Research Office, Researchers, Library, Freedom Of Information Officers  the Technical Manager has met and interviewed IT staff for the Technical Analysis report  a first draft of the Technical Analysis report has been written  the presentations from the Steering Group meeting are available online; also a blog post  the Technical Manager attended the PHP UK Conference 2012  the UCA Project Officer attended and wrote a blog post about the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Roadshow, Loughborough  All the Project Officers, and the Technical Manager, have now attended DCC Roadshows  the four-page DCC Research data policy briefing (PDF) document is being used as a starting point for discussion for developing institutional policies; this is set in context in a DCC blog post by Sarah Jones (December 2011)BENEFITS FOR VISUAL ARTS RESEARCHERS:  the Environmental Assessment report has been written from the perspective of the visual arts researcher and this will then lead into advocacy and (later on) training and support  positive feedback received from the visual arts researcher interviewees on the report, for example, a Professor commented: "[...] this is a very interesting document, clear, and valuable even. In its methods as well as the material outcomes. Congratulations."BENEFITS FOR THE INSTITUTIONS:  collaboration amongst the Project Officers has enriched the outcomes of the qualitative research in the Environmental Assessment report and opened up discussion with researchers  the work of the Project Officers and the Technical Manager will improve awareness across the institutions of areas such as Open Access which will enhance submissions to external fundersNews/EVENTS - available from: @MTG_work on Twitter and from the KAPTUR blogPROJECT PROGRESS - available on the KAPTUR blog under the category monthly reportsPROJECT OUTPUTS - available from SlideShare and also key outputs from the KAPTUR website

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