Open Research across DisciplinesHow the principles of open research can be applied to your discipline
UKRN case study: Museum studies
University of Bristol case study: Creating a special collection at the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.
University of Leeds School of Design: Addressing post-consumer textile waste in developing economies
University of Leeds School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies: ‘Sold! The Year of the Dealer’ with Mark Westgarth
Examples of open research practices
Open Outputs: The National Gallery of Art (NGA) is a key example of a gallery that is gradually opening its resources for the public to use freely. This is in the format of an online repository named ‘NGA Images’ with the following terms: “NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. A standards-based reproduction guide and a help section provide advice for both novices and experts. More than 45,000 open access digital images up to 4000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use. NGA Images is designed to facilitate learning, enrichment, enjoyment, and exploration.” As well as providing staff and external users with simplified access to research material, the move to open access has resulted in an increased awareness of the gallery’s collections, thus highlighting the advantages of open research.
Benefits of open access for art and design scholarships. https://blogs.openbookpublishers.com/the-monograph-crisis-open-access-for-art-and-design-scholarship/
Blog post exploring research data in the creative arts. https://researchdata.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2016/11/22/research-data-creative-performing-arts/
Boisseau, É., Omhover, J. F., and Bouchard, C. (2018). Open-design: A state of the art review. Design Science, 4. https://doi.org/10.1017/dsj.2017.25
Open-source design publishing software. https://www.scribus.net
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- Open access journals.
- Open art images repository.
- Open Access University Repositories
- Visual arts data skills for researchers. http://www.vads4r.vads.ac.uk/p/online-learning.html
This page is adapted and extended from: Farran, E. K., Silverstein, P., Ameen, A. A., Misheva, I., & Gilmore, C. (2020, December 15). Open Research: Examples of good practice, and resources across disciplines. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/3r8hb