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UAL Research Online

What goes in UAL Research Online?

UALRO is a permanent, publically visible, open access collection of our individual research outputs. As a guideline, every research output should be able to have some kind of original content attached to it, authored or co-authored by a UAL researcher.

UALRO is a library collection, and should be conceptualised as a library, with books on shelves, rather than a website publicising our activities.

Though they are important and valued, research activity, publicity, announcements, activity in support of research outputs, teaching material, and non-academic public events should not be entered into the UALRO collection. There are other places to record and report those activities, such as research centre websites, personal websites, university news feeds, twitter, Process.Arts, college blogs, etc.

Student work is not included in the collection, with the exception of PhD theses (which is co-ordinated by RMA's student support section, not the library). Supervisors of students who have created exceptional work should contact UALRO to discuss its suitability for the collection.

Items in UALRO should constitute a "documentation of knowledge". It is important to avoid diluting the value and impact of the collection in UALRO, or of research in the arts as a whole, by adding inconsequential items. Quality is preferred to quantity. UALRO is not meant to contain a researcher's entire c.v. or all the activity of a Centre

For example:

Generally, No: Usually, Yes:
organising a conference, symposium, roundtable, lecture series, etc. the presentation that you gave at a conference, symposium, etc.
winning a grant a publication or exhibition (etc.) funded by a grant
having a residency the exhibition you held during a residency
an article or book written about your practice, by another author an article you write about your own practice
a short interview with you to promote an event or exhibition a long, in-depth interview with you about your work, containing original material about the process or the artwork
being an editor of a scholarly journal an academic essay, containing original analysis or criticism, written as an editorial in an issue of a scholarly journal
a public talk, e.g., to promote a new book an academic lecture conveying original research contained in a new book
an article in a non-professional magazine a scholarly article in an academic or professional magazine
winning a prize, regardless of how prestigious the work for which a prize was awarded
a review (of a book, performance, exhibition, etc.) a review (of a book, performance, exhibition, etc.) that contains a substantial original contribution to knowledge.
a description of a new or planned project, regardless of size or scale the outputs that were created during the course of a project
having been selected for inclusion in an exhibition the exhibition in which the works were included, as well as separate listings for each individual work that was included
work still in the planning stages (e.g., a book proposal sent to a publisher, an exhibition to be held more than two years in the future, a list of outputs promised in a grant application) work for which confirmed details are available (e.g., a book that is in press with a publisher, an exhibition in the final stages of production, an performance that is firmly scheduled, etc.
teaching materials scholarly works on pedagogy; textbooks
a publication or event that mentions your research or builds on it work created/authored by you

Many of the items in the left column above can be recorded as context for or attributes of the principal output.

Please do contact ualresearchonline@arts.ac.uk with any queries about types of research output suitable for UALRO. We can always discuss making special exceptions for certain types of material.

Ultimately, the decision as to suitability of items for UALRO lies with college ADRs, and UALRO staff will consult them for final judgement.