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RDMF10: Research data management in the Arts and Humanities
03-04 September 2013 |
In recent times the principal focus for research data management protagonists has been upon scientific data, due perhaps to a combination of conspicuous Government or funder declarations with a bias towards the sciences and the very public consciousness of examples of 'big data', notably the output from CERN's Large Hadron Collider.
That is not to say that developments in the management of Arts and Humanities data have been absent, merely occluded. We aim to take some steps towards rectifying this situation with RDMF10, which will examine what it is about Arts and Humanities data that may require a different kind of handling to that given to other disciplines, how the needs for support, advocacy, training and infrastructure are being supplied and, consequently, what are the strengths and weaknesses of the current arrangements for data curation and sharing.
The broad aims of the event were:
- To examine aspects of Arts and Humanities data that may require a different kind of handling to that given to other disciplines;
- To discuss how needs for support, advocacy, training and infrastructure are being described and met;
- And consequently, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the current arrangements for Arts and Humanities data curation and sharing, and brainstorm ways forward
Stuart Macdonald from EDINA has written this blog post summary of the event. Thanks Stuart!
- Introduction - Martin Donnelly, DCC
- Keynote 1: "What’s so different about Arts and Humanities data?" - Professor David De Roure, Director, Oxford e-Research Centre
- Keynote 2: "Err, what do I do with this? Exploring infrastructure requirements for visual arts researchers" - Leigh Garrett, Director, Visual Arts Data Service
- Researcher support and development requirements - Simon Willmoth, Director of Research Management and Administration, University of the Arts London
- Advocacy and outreach - Stephanie Meece, Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of the Arts London
- A researcher's view on Arts and Humanities data management/sharing (with a focus on infrastructure needs and wants) - Dr Julianne Nyhan, Lecturer in Digital Information Studies, University College London
- Data and the Sonic Art Research Unit - Professor Paul Whitty and Dr Felicity Ford, Oxford Brookes University
- Institutional case study: Research data management in the humanities: A non-Procrustean infrastructure - Sally Rumsey, Janet McKnight and Dr James A. J. Wilson, University of Oxford
- Linking institutional, national and international infrastructures - Sally Chambers, DARIAH
Costs and Registration
The delegate price of £100 includes lunch on 3rd September, plus dinner and overnight accommodation.
Registration for this event is now closed.