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ICT Strategy Projects

A key element of the ICT in Arts and Humanities Research Programme was the ICT Strategy Projects Scheme. This scheme, a one-off programme of funding, was launched with a call for bids in October 2004. A total of almost £1 million was allocated to 12 projects falling into two categories: knowledge-gathering and resource-development. These projects operated as a broad, coordinated and complementary set of activities, and were overseen by the ICT Programmeís Steering Committee.

The main aim of the knowledge-gathering projects was to collect information and to develop ideas about infrastructure needs and resources relating to the use of ICT for Arts and Humanities research. The Programme has thus sought to ensure a wide spectrum of coverage in this strand, and has focused on critical strategic issues such as e-science and peer-review of digital resources; see also our page on Review Activities. Two projects were concerned with ICT tools and methods in the arts and humanities. All these projects have now been completed, and Final Reports are now available.

The aim of the resource-development strand of the scheme was to build tools and resources of broad relevance across the range of the AHRCís academic subject disciplines. These projects have also been completed and are listed below.

Knowledge-Gathering Projects

Ms Sheila Anderson Scoping e-science and e-social science developments and their value to the arts and humanities MORE DETAILS | FINAL REPORT Kingís College London
Professor David Bates Peer Review and evaluation of digital resources for the arts and humanities MORE DETAILS | FINAL REPORT University of London
Professor Mark Greengrass RePAH: Research in Portals in the Arts and Humanities MORE DETAILS | FINAL REPORT University of Sheffield
Dr Lesly Huxley Gathering Evidence: Current ICT Use and Future Needs for Arts and Humanities Research MORE DETAILS | FINAL REPORT University of Bristol
Dr Alan Marsden ICT Tools for Searching, Annotation and Analysis of Audio-Visual Media MORE DETAILS | FINAL REPORT Lancaster University
Dr Mike Pringle The Hunt for Submarines in Classical Art: Mappings between Scientific Invention and Artistic Inspiration MORE DETAILS | FINAL REPORT | PROJECT WEBSITE University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester
Dr Claire Warwick LAIRAH: Log Analysis of Internet Resources in the Arts and Humanities MORE DETAILS | FINAL REPORT University College London

Resource-Development Projects

Professor Richard Beacham Making Space: A Methodology for Tracking and Documenting the Cognitive Process in 3-dimensional Visualisation-based Research MORE DETAILS | UPDATE: JUNE 2006 King's College London
Professor Mark Greengrass ARMADILLO: Information Mining in Distributive Research Datasets in the Arts and Humanities MORE DETAILS | PROGRESS REPORT University of Sheffield
Professor Julian Richards Making the LEAP: Linking E-Archives and E-Publications MORE DETAILS | PROGRESS REPORT | PROJECT WEBSITE University of York
Professor Jeremy Smith Lexical Searches for the Arts and Humanities MORE DETAILS | PROGRESS REPORT | UPDATE: JULY 2006 | PROJECT WEBSITE University of Glasgow
Professor Robert Zimmer Creation of a flexibly searchable streaming media archive of contemporary and modern art theory and practice MORE DETAILS | PROGRESS REPORT Goldsmiths College University of London

For further details please contact the Programme, 0118 378 5064.