Managing Your History Research: From Creating to Sharing
February 17, 2014 Leave a comment
Data Management, Open access, and Digital Tools for Historians
In this blog post, Dr Matt Phillpott as a historian talks about how to manage data. He opens his post addressing the question of what research data is.
“During the research process historians produce a whole heap of materials including notes, quotations, statistics, interview transcripts, images, databases, spread sheets and much more besides. We consider this part of the research process, but rarely consider it in terms of producing data that needs to be conserved and archived in its own right. I think it’s still true that historians still tend to talk in terms of final publishable content, and not in terms of the underlying materials (or data) that the publications rely upon.”