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Utilize a variety of research materials

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A wide range of types of research materials are used by the arts/humanities community, based on the planning wiki notes. Various terms are synonymous with the term research materials, including data, information, resources, content, etc. This theme serves to outline some types of materials that are the objects of various scholarly activities undertaken against those materials, which are outlined in several other themes.

These types of materials are also represented in a variety of formats, media, or representations. Some of the themes center on transformations between the various formats, media or representations (such as digitizing).

Aggregations of research materials or of metadata about research materials may also be considered as objects of research activities, such as collections, exhibitions, catalogs, finding aids and the like.

The Minnesota study (A Multi-Dimensional Framework for Academic Support:  A Final Report, http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/mellon/UMN_Multi-dimensional_Framework_Final_Report.pdf., page 39 gives a good summary:  "Given the wide array of material used by scholars in a single project or over the course of a career, these materials range from books and articles, electronic resources, film, sound recordings, artifacts, data sets, ephemera, maps, and more."

Examples in the planning wiki include primary and secondary source materials, stories, analyses, interpretations, texts, artifacts, events, allusions, references, quotations, images, chronologies, citations, novels, TV, radio, newspapers, other media, databases, manifestations, animations, archives, conference papers, working papers, pre-prints, notebooks, photos and photo albums, digital data, images, audio files, bibliographies, stories, GIS locations, recordings, transcripts, multimedia content, performances, hymns, books, dissertations, tapes/cassettes, hymnals, lyrics, interviews, video material, oral histories, artist interviews, VRML models, site excavation documentation, conversations, orchestra programs, archives, digital libraries, geographical spaces, articles, core collections, special and unique materials, video annotation, mountain of data, rock art recordings, languages and dialects, environmental data, firemaps and satellite imagery, social histories, biology data, metadata, slides, passages, paper, books, datasets, field work notes, editions, film, raw materials, microfilm, trace accounts, time sequences and timelines, models of scholarly events, models of digs, models of performances, interactions with museums/galleries, streaming video, unique data, vocabularies, grammars, finding aids, non-linear media, controlled vocabularies, thesauri, authority files, numbers, relational links, new media, digital artistic works, wikis, visualizations, and others!


 

Name(s)

Institution(s)

Proposed/originated by:

Jim Muehlenberg

Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Current facilitator(s)

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What tools, standards, organizations, or efforts exist in this area of scholarly practice?

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Description - what is it?

URL or other reference

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

http://www.interesting_thing.org


What tools, standards, organizations, or efforts are missing from this area of scholarly practice?

Item

Description - what is it?

URL or other reference

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

http://www.interesting_thing.org


What part of this area of scholarly practice is within Project Bamboo scope, and why?

Item

Description - what is it?

Why is it in scope?

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

explanation_of_why_in_scope (your_name)


What part of this area of scholarly practice is outside Project Bamboo scope, and why?

Item

Description - what is it?

Why is it out of scope?

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

explanation_of_why_out_of_scope (your_name)


References

References (e.g., material from Workshop 1 notes or flipcharts)

Contributor

  • Data set might be original source, secondary data, images, texts, audio files, bibliographies, stories, GIS locations  (Ex. 2 scribe notes, 1a-F)
  • In 2003, coffee house performance.  Ojibwe singers would get together to sing hymns.  Recorded performance.  One group from far north performed song he'd never heard before; he recorded it to VHS. Worked into dissertation; later turned it into a book.  Found someone who knew they had a cassette release.  Received tape in Chicago. 'Twas Love of God to Me.  Googled title; found cyber-hymnal.  ... Found book telling story again without citation, discovered in salvation army store. Searched again, found lyrics. (Ex. 2 scribe notes, 1c-A)
  • Books, data sets, field work  (Ex. 2-3 flipcharts, 1a-A)
  • Microfilm, databases, trace accounts (stories), time sequences, print articles, put in folders, build timelines, make notes  (Ex. 2-3 flipcharts, 1c-E)
  • Z8:  ... Relational links. One place where everything is. Text, images, other modalities. Virtual desk. RSS feeds, links to other sites they find interesting.  Totally different from 'my' practice. I have different sites. Stacks of printed articles. I don't like to read online. They are much more comfortable reading online. I use a lot of paper.  Z9: Colleagues with books on computers. New media, but still reading.  Z10: New MFA program in digital arts and new media. Everyone's work is on a WIKI.  (Ex. 6a scribe notes, 1a-C)

Jim Muehlenberg