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Digital Futures

Digital Futures

In order to access primary qualitative data now and in the future, we need data to be accurately, richly and contextually described. The current challenge is thus to make data open, accessible, citable and linkable, via the medium of the internet.

The Digital Futures project encompasses two strands of work which cover requirements gathering, system design, implementation and testing, preparation of enhanced qualitative data to populate the system, and user outputs making use of the linked scholars.

The first strand will develop a user-friendly system for publishing and exploring qualitative data online, to be used by the UK Data Service, and potentially offering opportunities for publishing qualitative data for other data services internationally.

The second strand will enhance existing data, currently in non-digital format, working within a user-driven framework guided by linked scholars and teachers who will be actively working on some of the data.  Enhanced data, such as digitised open-ended questions from surveys and transcribed interviews will be published into the online delivery system developed in the first strand of work.

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Archive contribution

Principal investigator:  Louise Corti
Funder:  Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Dates:  October 2012 - March 2014
Contact:  UK Data Service helpdesk
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