21.025 online resource involves research

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 08:07:30 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 25.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 08:02:39 +0100
         From: Craig Bellamy <craig.bellamy_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: online resource involves research

> > I was wondering if someone could assist me please?
> > I recently had a proposal for a research grant rejected by my
> > institution because (wait for it) my institution tells me that the
> > creation of an online resource (in this case a Website and a wiki)
> > involves no research. Yes, i found it hard to believe they were
> > serious too. Can anyone direct me to an official definition--MLA or
> > otherwise--of online resources writ large for use in my appeal?
Hi Caroline,

This is an interesting problem; one in that I have come across
before. I am not sure exactly what you are trying to do, but in the
Australian system (the one in which I have the most experience), the
creation of an online resources isn't seen as research in itself
unless it somehow advances ICT methods and creates new knowledge
about those methods and the content that is being digitised (if this
makes sense). The project that I am working on here in the UK, ICT
Guides, has some information on this in the UK system.



Dr Craig Bellamy
Research Associate
ICT Guides, AHDS,
King's College, London
26 - 29 Drury Lane
3rd Floor
King's College London
Phone: 020 7848 1976
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