Capturing practice research: Improving visibility and searchability

A Jisc open access community event

15 March 2019, 10:15am – 16:00pm

Venue: Hilton London Euston

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.

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

See the full programme for the day and booking form.

This workshop is being delivered in partnership with Jisc, the Practice Research Advisory Group (PRAG-UK), ARMA and members of the repository and research support community.

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