A new guide from JISC in the UK.
From the Guide’s Introduction:
Digital audiovisual material is an important form of research data. It is raw material for observational and experimental analysis, for practice-based learning, and research communication.
Large-scale digitisation has opened up historical collections for academic use, alongside a massive increase in born-digital material. Media technology evolves rapidly, and today’s research projects have to plan to retain material for future repurposing, including potential re-analysis by yet-to-be-developed tools.
Curation of media research data should be a team effort, bringing together researchers, data or information managers and media technology specialists. Research projects making substantial use of media may find that different communities want to access and use the data throughout and beyond the project.
The Guide is organized into the following sections:
- Research data lifecycle
- How is audiovisual data different?
- Take an iterative approach
- Planning and piloting
- Deal with project curation
- Consider long-term curation
- Looking forward
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