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All our places for attendees working in research support/repositories are now taken – please contact us to be added to the waiting list. Researchers can book as normal above.
Are you a researcher, repository manager or research manager trying to ensure practice research outputs are easy to find and available for the long term? Is it hard for you to capture and represent your outputs appropriately as processes and systems are designed for text-based outputs?
If so, then you’re not alone, whether you are in a large multidisciplinary institution or a small specialist one.
There have been projects to optimise repositories to better describe and display practice research outputs, such as Kultur, Kaptur, Kultivate, Defiant Objects and eNova. However, further work is needed to fulfil the requirements of exercises such as REF 2021 and to ensure wider access to, and discoverability of, this important research in the open access landscape.
We want to bring together researchers, repository and research managers and infrastructure providers to address these issues, share experiences and to shape future work.
Aims of the workshop
By the end of the workshop you will have:
- Identified issues and challenges faced by individuals and the group, including:
- how to best describe and present practice-based research for discoverability
- definitions of what is an open access research output
- standards and identifiers to improve efficiency and ease workload
- constraints of existing solutions and potential costs of effective solutions
- Seen examples of how these issues are currently being addressed and explored other potential solutions
- Identified opportunities to work collaboratively across organisations and disciplines
Friday 15 March 2019
Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Table introductions and discussion: key challenges
Perspectives on capturing practice-based research
- Tracy Banton, director of research services, Goldsmiths, University of London and PRAG-UK
- Dr James Bulley, Goldsmiths, University of London
- Dr Ozden Sahin, Goldsmiths, University of London
Repositories and research management perspectives
- Jenny Evans, head of research and scholarly communications, University of Westminster
- Dr Stephanie Meece, scholarly communications manager, University of the Arts London
- Nicola Siminson, institutional repository and records manager, Glasgow School of Art
- Christie Walker, head of research development, Royal College of Art and arts and humanities special interest group champion, ARMA
Infrastructure provider perspective
Morning summary and Q&A session
We will hear from researchers, research and repository managers about their current practice and how they are addressing the issues of capturing practice-based research.
Documenting iterative processes in music
Speaker: Dr Lauren Redhead, senior lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Building a repository in collaboration with our research community to support practice-research
Speaker: Jenny Evans, University of Westminster.
Open source reporting and documentation for digital artists
Taking practice-based research works seriously
Speaker: Helen Cooper, research support librarian, University of Kent.
Photography: capture and captioning
Speaker: Professor Helen Newall, professor of theatre praxis, Edge Hill University.
Creation of e-portfolios in Figshare for practice-based research
Speaker: Dr Miranda Barnes, Research Publications Librarian, Bath Spa University.
Table discussion: solutions and priorities
Summary and where next?
Who should attend
- Researchers involved in practice-based disciplines
- Those responsible for staff development in scholarly communications and open access support
- Repository staff, research support librarians, scholarly communications librarians
- Research managers and open access policy compliance staff
- Library and research decision makers
For further information, contact Helen Blanchett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This event is now full for delegates. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for this event then please contact email@example.com. They will then notify you if a space becomes available.