The project will investigate how we can provide access to events data to researchers interested in the UK’s cultural and creative economy. Throughout 2022 we will be working on:
- A roadmap pointing towards large-scale cultural analytics in the Arts and Humanities, detailing opportunities, barriers, and recommendations for research and data support structures needed to encourage the uptake of large-scale data analysis that cross-walks digitised and born-digital content;
- An identification of data providers, controllers and processers in UK cultural data, and recommendations as to how to support and engage this community, including in future digitisation;
- The results of a large-scale data processing pilot study of cultural events data with our partners Data Thistle, including data-linkage and analysis, which will be used to identify user and training needs;
- A set of data service specifications, including documentation. These will draw on the actual costs of purchasing, maintaining and operating such services based on the building-block approach used for the EIDF infrastructure, based on user needs analysis;
- Recordings of online events, discussions, and presentations.
We plan to report late Summer 2022.