University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

In the academic world, research is primarily seen through the scientific approach of collecting and interpreting scientific or numeric data, or the humanistic approach of comparing and interpreting texts. However, in the performing arts fields, academics see themselves on a spectrum between scholar and artist. Artistic scholarly research activities are often driven by the same requirements as humanities research. However, as artists, research often takes the form of listening to or watching performances. In this approach, performances and recordings are research data to these academics. How can libraries support this method of research? What are the implications for data curation in libraries? These and other questions will be explored in this article.

Publisher

Music Reference Services Quarterly

Publication Title

Music Reference Services Quarterly

Volume

18

Issue

1

First Page

13

Last Page

25

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

data curation, performing arts, research methods

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