From when will I be able to use the RC?
- The RC will be launched during the annual meeting of the Society for Artistic Research on March 4 & 5, 2011.
- Note: The RC is still in a beta development phase.
How can I use the RC to publish my research?
- You will need an OpenID account with a valid OpenId provider such as Google, Yahoo, AOL, myOpenID, flickr etc.
- You will have to register an account with the RC, for which you will need to fill in, print and send the License Letter Agreement to us using the normal mail. You will need to enclose a proof of identity with this letter (photocopy of identity card, passport or driving license).
- Upon receipt and after you identity has been confirmed your RC account will be created, and you will receive notification about this.
- You can now log on and use the RC.
Why does the RC require such a complex registration process?
- We need proof of identity and a signed License Letter Agreement to deliver the best possible protection against copyright infringements that may happen if the RC allowed anonymous uploads.
What do I do if I discover that somebody has used material for which I hold the copyright?
- We have a policy for such cases. Please click on 'Copyright Concerns' and report your complaint.
Who has developed and who owns the RC?
- The RC has been developed as part of the Artistic Research Catalogue (ARC) project http://www.kabk.nl/pageEN.php?id=0485 .
- This particular instance of the Research Catalogue software is owned and maintained by Society for Artistic Research (SAR).
Does a RC user need to be member of the Society for Artistic Research (SAR)?
Is there an upload limit?
- The basis use of the RC is free of charge and financed through the Society for Artistic Research (SAR).
- SAR will introduce upload limits beyond which RC account holders will need to pay a fee for the hosting of the data. The exact fees and conditions will be published with the launch of the RC.
What is the relationship between the RC and the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)?
- Submissions to JAR need to be made using the RC.
- When an exposition is ready to be published, you can submit the exposition for review to JAR.
- You can also choose to publish it straight away in the RC allowing your exposition be searched for within the RC or linked to by other websites (such as your own or your institutional repository).
- Note: once an exposition is published (within or outside of JAR), it cannot be further worked upon or edited.
What is an exposition?
- Expositions are comparable to what 'articles' are in other journal contexts.
- In the RC an exposition is meant to expose practice as research. This means that a simple documentation of works may be insufficient.
- Placing your data on a 'weave' (the RC name for a page or canvas) allows creating visual or textual interconnections through which research can be exposed.
- Data held in the public repository ('works') can be re-used by other researchers within their expositions; data held in the private repository ('explements' i.e. 'expositions documents') can only be used in the context of the exposition for which this data has been uploaded.
What media are supported?
- html text
- pdf documents
- jpeg, png, psd, tga, tiff, gif, bmp image file type
- ogg, wav, mov, au, mp4 audio container formats; mp2, mp3, aac, pcm a-law, flac audio codec formats
- avi, mov, mp4, mpg video container formats; dv1394, h.264, mpeg2, mpeg1, mjepeg video codec formats
- Note: Files are transcoded during upload, minor loss of quality may be experienced.
Will there be more help provided for the creation of expositions?
- We are in the process of developing a manual, which should be ready when the RC is launched.
- You can also use our forum (http://jar-online.net/forum/index.php) to ask other users for help.
How to cite an exposition?
- Expositions have stable URLs that they can be used for citation purposes.
- You can cite a complete exposition, you can also cite a specific aspect (view) of an exposition, i.e. the particular place on a weave you want to cite.
- To do this, navigate to the position on the weave and click on the downward arrow in front of the exposition title in the gray menu bar that appears when the mouse is moved toward to top of your browser window. A reference will appear that you can copy and paste into other contexts.
- (Note: the x and y coordinates in that URL determine the upper left corner window position (aspect) of the browser window on the weave.)