Overview of content related to 'mrc' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13428/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en KAPTUR the Highlights: Exploring Research Data Management in the Visual Arts http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/garrett-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author1">Leigh Garrett</a>, <a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author2">Marie-Therese Gramstadt</a>, <a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author3">Carlos Silva</a> and <a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author4">Anne Spalding</a> describe the exploration of the importance and nature of research data in the visual arts and requirements for their appropriate curation and preservation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>KAPTUR (2011-13) [<a href="#1">1</a>], funded by Jisc and led by the Visual Arts Data Service, was a collaborative project involving four institutional partners: the Glasgow School of Arts; Goldsmiths, University of London; University for the Creative Arts; and the University of the Arts London.&nbsp;Research data have in recent years become regarded as a valuable institutional resource and their appropriate collection, curation, publication and preservation as essential. This has been driven by a number of internal and external forces, and all UK Research Councils now require it as a condition of funding [<a href="#2">2</a>]. As a result, a network of data repositories has emerged [<a href="#3">3</a>], some funded by research councils and others by institutions themselves. However, at the outset of the project, research data management practice within the visual arts appeared to operate rather <em>ad hoc</em> with none of the specialist arts institutions within the UK having either implemented research data management policies [<a href="#4">4</a>] or established research data management systems.&nbsp; KAPTUR sought to:</p> <ul> <li>investigate the nature of visual arts research data;</li> <li>make recommendations for its effective management;</li> <li>develop a model of best practice applicable to both specialist institutions and arts departments within multidisciplinary institutions; and</li> <li>apply, test and refine the model of best practice across the four institutional partner institutions.</li> </ul> <p>This paper outlines the background and context of the project; explores the nature of visual arts research data; details the outcomes of the user and technical review; and describes the work which underwent within the partner institutions around policy formation and staff engagement.</p> <p>Led by the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS), in collaboration with the Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths College, University of the Arts London and University for the Creative Arts, and funded by Jisc, KAPTUR [<a href="#1">1</a>] sought to ‘...discover, create and pilot a sectoral model of best practice in the management of research data in the [visual] arts.’ [<a href="#5">5</a>].</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="logo Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue71-garrett-et-al/logo-2.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 210px;" title="logo Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)" /></p> <p>Recent years have witnessed an increasing recognition across the Higher Education sector that research data are a valuable resource and therefore its appropriate curation and preservation are essential.&nbsp; In addition, wider societal and political forces meant that research councils, teams and researchers were coming under increasing pressure to make publicly funded data freely available.&nbsp; As such the publication of research data was increasingly becoming a requirement of funding, for example the Arts and Humanities Research Council [<a href="#6">6</a>] and Medical Research Council [<a href="#7">7</a>]. Equally important was the need for increased data transparency, and to enable researchers to access existing datasets to test the validity and reliability of the data and associated research methods; to reinterpret the data; and to preserve the data for future scrutiny. In response, many universities, for example the University of Edinburgh, had established institutional research data management systems to support the deposit and preservation of research data, whilst others were in the process of piloting services, for example the University of Leicester, and establishing policies and procedures which actively support researchers to manage their data effectively, such as Canterbury Christ Church University and Northumbria University. In addition, many of the research councils themselves had established repositories, for example the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex, which curates research data in the social sciences and humanities, and the Natural Environment Research Council, which supports a network of data centres across its disciplinary areas.</p> <p>However, given the emerging landscape, at the outset of the project it was clear that very little was known about the collection, curation and usage of research data in the visual arts:&nbsp;none of the specialist arts institutions had research data management policies or infrastructure in place and evidence collected at the time indicated that practice was at best, <em>ad hoc</em>, left to individual researchers and teams with limited support or guidance. Little work had been undertaken to understand the distinctive and varied nature of research data in the visual arts, and even less to understand how these data could be collected, curated, preserved and exploited, or their potential impact assessed.</p> <p>By its very nature, research in the visual arts is highly complex and varied, often comprising a wide variety of outputs and formats which present researchers, repository managers and institutions with many discipline-specific difficulties. The methods and processes which generate this research are just as varied and complex.&nbsp; Research endeavour in the visual arts relies heavily on the physical artefact: sketchbooks, logbooks, journals, and workbooks.&nbsp; Alongside these data, a wide range of related project documentation and protocols are also created.&nbsp; While technology may offer considerable potential to support the safe storage and preservation of research and related data, and to enhance access, the highly distinctive nature of the visual arts and its research methods also present enormous technical problems with regard to formats, standards, roles and responsibilities, and policies.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/garrett-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 feature article anne spalding carlos silva leigh garrett marie-therese gramstadt ahrc canterbury christ church university courtauld institute of art datacite dcc falmouth university glasgow school of art goldsmiths college hefce jisc northumbria university uk data archive university for the creative arts university of bath university of birmingham university of edinburgh university of essex university of leicester university of london university of the arts london vads kaptur keepit mrc scarlet archives augmented reality blog cataloguing cloud computing curation data data management data set digitisation eprints framework higher education infrastructure metadata oer open access preservation repositories research semantic web software video Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:50:23 +0000 lisrw 2461 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Delivering Open Educational Resources for Engineering Design http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/darlington <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/darlington#author1">Mansur Darlington</a> describes two methods for presenting online OERs for engineering design that were developed and explored as part of the Higher Education Academy/JISC-funded DelOREs (Delivering Open Educational Resources for Engineering Design) Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A great deal of information is accessible on the World Wide Web which might be useful to both students and teachers. This material, however, is of variable quality and usefulness and is aimed at a wide spectrum of users. Moreover, such material rarely appears accompanied by guidance on how it may be most effectively used by potential users. To make information more usable it must be made more readily discoverable and there should be clear – and preferably machine-readable – indications of its provenance and quality and the legitimate uses to which it may be put.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/darlington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 feature article mansur darlington hea heriot-watt university jisc massachusetts institute of technology university of bath jorum mrc aggregation algorithm blog copyright creative commons data e-learning framework google search higher education html identifier intellectual property json licence metadata microdata oer provenance rdf repositories research resource description resource discovery rss schema search technology software standardisation standards taxonomy ukoer url vocabularies wordpress xhtml xml Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:06:59 +0000 lisrw 2234 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk To VRE Or Not to VRE?: Do South African Malaria Researchers Need a Virtual Research Environment? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer#author1">Heila Pienaar</a> and <a href="/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer#author2">Martie van Deventer</a> identify the requirements of a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for malaria researchers in South Africa.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 4: 200906051150 to accommodate final table correction and fuller conclusion; awaitng ref 12 content-REW --><!-- version 4: 200906051150 to accommodate final table correction and fuller conclusion; awaitng ref 12 content-REW --><p>Worldwide, the research paradigm is in the process of expanding into eResearch and open scholarship. This implies new ways of collaboration, dissemination and reuse of research results, specifically via the Web. Developing countries are also able to exploit the opportunity to make their knowledge output more widely known and accessible and to co-operate in research partnerships.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article heila pienaar martie van deventer british library google jisc microsoft university of oxford university of pretoria bvreh ibvre mrc myexperiment algorithm blog browser curation data data management data set database dissemination document management e-learning e-research e-science framework google scholar graphics identifier infrastructure intellectual property java knowledge management ms word open source passwords portal portfolio repositories research search technology social networks software video virtual research environment web 2.0 wiki Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1469 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk C21st Curation Spring 2006 Public Lecture Series http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/c21stcuration-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/c21stcuration-rpt#author1">Neil Beagrie</a> and <a href="/issue48/c21stcuration-rpt#author2">Helen Forde</a> report on the public lecture series 'C21st Curation: access and service delivery' held at University College London over April and May 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/c21stcuration-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 event report helen forde neil beagrie amazon bbc british library google jisc the national archives university college london mrc wikipedia archives content management curation data data set digital preservation digitisation flickr framework infrastructure metadata open access podcast preservation research semantic web Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1256 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="events1"></a>Web Tools for EU Research Projects</p> <p>Tuesday 7 February 2006 - Cambridge, UK</p> <p>EU research projects share lots of information and involve joint working amongst organisations from many different countries. There are many software tools which can support them, from shared workspaces to resource planning and reporting tools, from electronic meetings to web content management. But which tools are effective for EU research projects? Management tools for coordinating a construction project are rarely suitable for the more uncertain world of research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 news and events richard waller british museum cetis cni coalition for networked information dcc georgia institute of technology hefce jisc jisc collections lund university microsoft mla oai oclc sherpa tasi ucisa ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of nottingham university of strathclyde university of warwick yale university e-framework jorum mrc opendoar romeo archives content management copyright creative commons curation data database digital curation digital library dissemination document format dublin core e-government e-learning e-science framework higher education ict information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata mobile multimedia open access photoshop preservation repositories research search technology soa software url video web 2.0 web development Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1217 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Integration and Impact: The JISC Annual Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/jisc-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Marieke Guy</a> has collated reports on sessions from the JISC Annual Conference held in Birmingham.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2005 JISC Conference took place on 12 April at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) which this year - inexplicably - had a giant Ferris wheel thirty yards from the main entrance, entirely unconnected with the main event. The annual conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a chance for JISC to showcase the breadth of its activities [<a href="#2">2</a>] in providing support for the use of ICT in education and research, and as usual it was a bustle of networking and learning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 event report marieke guy amazon dcc edina eduserv google ibm jisc mimas national e-science centre national grid service open university oxford university press ukerna ukoln university college london university of cambridge university of nottingham university of oxford wellcome trust cree digimap jisc information environment mrc accessibility archives authentication creative commons curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library dissemination e-business e-learning e-research e-science ebook ejournal framework further education geospatial data gis google scholar higher education ict infrastructure interoperability licence mobile open access open data portal preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology shibboleth software text mining uportal video virtual research environment vle web services wsrp Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1174 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MIDRIB: Beyond Clip Art for Medicine http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/midrib-launch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/midrib-launch#author1">Betsy Anagnostelis</a> and <a href="/issue9/midrib-launch#author2">Sue Welsh</a> describe the recent launch of the MIDRIB (Medical Images Digitised Reference Information Bank) project, and describe the medical image resource the project will create.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A picture paints a thousand words, and in the field of medicine, images are essential. The recent launch of MIDRIB (Medical Images Digitised Reference Information Bank) <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> , and the announcement of the Visible Human Dataset UK Mirror, have demonstrated JISC's <a href="#fn2">[2]</a> determination to provide high quality content in this area for the UK higher education and research community.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/midrib-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 feature article betsy anagnostelis sue welsh ilrt jisc loughborough university newcastle university nhs university of bristol elib midrib mrc sosig cataloguing cd-rom copyright data data set database digitisation dublin core framework graphics higher education interoperability licence medical subject headings metadata multimedia national library privacy research search technology shared resource thesaurus z39.50 Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 308 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OMNI-Corner: Read All about It http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/omni-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>OMNI's <a href="/issue9/omni-corner#author1">Sue Welsh</a> looks at the sites which keep you up to date in health and medicine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/omni-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 regular column sue welsh elib mrc archives research search technology web resources web services Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 332 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OMNI Corner: New Societies for the Exploitation of Medicine on the Internet http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/omni-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/omni-corner#author1">Sue Welsh</a> looks at developments of interest to medics publishing on the Internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/omni-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 regular column sue welsh elib mrc mailbase research software Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 292 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OMNI Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/omni <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In her regular appearance in Ariadne, <a href="/issue7/omni#author1">Sue Welsh</a>, introduces a new experiment in network indexing underway at OMNI.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>MNI is by no means the first or only of the Electronic Libraries Programme Access to Network Resources projects to experiment with using the well known and popular Harvest software to create descriptions of networked resources automatically. EEVL (the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library, for example, recently announced the availability of their own Harvest experiment <a href="#fn1">[1]</a>) and non-eLib gateway projects had in any case, beaten us to it some time ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/omni" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column sue welsh eevl elib mrc database software subject gateway url Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 255 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Around the Table: Health and Medicine - What Can Medics Get Out of the Internet? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/table#author1">Sue Welsh</a> of the eLib OMNI project visits some of the medical sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The key medical sites described in this article are only the tip of the iceberg. To use the Internet effectively for medical information it is necessary to search the subject-based gateways. These sites do some of the hard work for you, by seeking out, evaluating, describing and indexing resources.</p> <p><i>OMNI - Organising Medical Networked Information <a href="#fn1">[1]</a>,</i> is the eLib funded biomedical gateway. It offers access to more than 1300 resources in health, clinical medicine, allied health and related areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column sue welsh british medical association edina elib mrc research search technology subject gateway Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 260 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk