How we support you
We work with you from the conception of your research project, through to archiving, data management, dissemination and preservation of practice research works. This helps with:
- creating high quality funding applications
- increasing the reach of your research inside and outside of academia.
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Our core offer
- We provide repositories for the preservation of the practice research works:
- We offer advice on the preservation of practice research works, including digitisation, portfolio archiving and copyright issues
- We deliver these services in accordance with industry standards and best practice developed in discussion with national bodies, including funders and special interest groups.
Using KAR and KDR gives you:
- persistent identifiers for the greatest reach of your practice research works or data
- archiving standards
- metrics for the use of your work through download tracking
- the ability to cross reference and group research outputs across a research project, including publications, presentations, creative works and defiant objects
We can advise you on:
- Digitisation, including:
- analogue to digital
- digital to digital
- sustainable file formats
- website preservation.
- Portfolio archives, incuding:
- demonstrating research quality through portfolio submission
- curation of collections.
- Copyright, including:
- the use of other people’s work in your practice research
- the use, sharing and re-use of your own practice research works and the choices you have for licensing.
What is practice research?
Practice research works are items that arise from the synergy of a creator’s research and practice. They exist in a wide variety of formats, can be intangible and are enhanced by specialist support for description, preservation and discovery.
Practice research works could include, but are not limited to:
- physical objects (buildings, sculptures, paintings, films, novels, book art)
- events (performances, exhibitions, curations, demonstrations)
- transient works (where time is a crucial part of the outcome)
Practice research works can be evidenced through:
- recordings (photo, audio, video)
- portfolio (collection of related materials)
- digital surrogates (image, audio, video)
- research methods archiving (for example sketchbooks, logbooks, workbooks, lab books)
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