Grant Holder: Sheila Anderson
The ICTGuides project is now incorporated within this project (arts-humanities.net).
Two developments gave birth to the ICTGuides database: an increase in the use of ICT in arts and humanities research and an awareness that information on how ICT is used in arts-humanities research is not readily available online. The resulting disparity was largely seen to have detrimental effects on ICT-based scholarship as sharing computational expertise among scholars is a precursor to promoting innovation within the field.
Thus the main aim of the ICTGuides database was to establishing a mechanism that allowed the gathering and dissemination of detailed information on UK-based arts and humanities projects and on the computational methods employed by them. The project developing a taxonomy of computational methods that is still largely used by Arts-humanities.net project. Plus all the project information gathered through the ICTGuides project is available here on the Arts-humanities.net site.
|Project start date: 2004-01||Project end date: 2010-07|
Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Dance Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, History, Law, Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies, Linguistics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies, Architecture: History, Theory & Practice, Community Arts (including Art and Health), Cultural Policy, Arts management and the creative industries, Visual Arts, Design
|Coding and standardisation||Data structuring and enhancement|
|Data modelling||Data structuring and enhancement|
|Documentation||Strategy and project management|
|Searching and querying||Data analysis|
|Server scripting||Data publishing and dissemination|
|Web browser scripting||Data publishing and dissemination|
|Statistical analysis||Data analysis|
|General website development||Data publishing and dissemination|
|Manual input and transcription||Data capture|
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Content types created:
Dataset/structured data, Text
Software tools used:
MySQL, PHP, Drupal
Source material used:
The data contained in the database is partly derived from successful funding applications submitted to the Arts and Humanities Research Board, and partly from information provided by projects themselves.
Digital resource created:
The projects and methods database is a digital register recording information on ICT-based arts and humanities research projects based in UK Higher Education Institutions. It includes detailed information on research projects, on the wider research context of projects, on the digital resource produced by projects, and on the computational methods employed. The database's primary aims are to foster the sharing of expertise among arts and humanities scholars and to gain a precise overview of how the field of arts and humanities computing is developing in the UK. In its present first version the database contains records for all research projects that have attracted funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Board and that are involved in the creation of digital resources. However, this coverage will be extended in a second version which will also include details on projects with funding sources other than the AHRB, and on projects that do not produce digital resources but nevertheless employ computational methods.
Generation of dynamic HTML pages from the MySQL data.
Data Formats created:
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), MySQL
Metadata standards employed:
Dublin Core, simple (DC)
Speck, Reto "Mapping methodologies - The Methods Database" Paper presented at the Digital Resources for the Humanities conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, 5-8 September 2004.
Institutions affiliated with this project:
|UK HE institutions involved:|
|King's College London|
Project staff and expertise:
|Principal staff member:||Sheila Anderson, Stephen Brown, David Gerrard|
|Other staff:||Computing officer(s) / Technical supporter(s), Postdoctoral researcher(s) / Research assistant(s)|
|Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record|
|Author(s) of record||Valentina Asciutti|
|Record updated||2011-05-11 16:22|
|URL of record||http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/2041|
|Citation of record||Valentina Asciutti: ICTGuides.|
created: 2005-11-07, last updated 2011-05-11 16:22