The History Data Management Lifecycle (HDML) model

The History Data Management Lifecycle (HDML) model

5. History Data Management Lifecycle (HDML)

5.1 Conceptualistion

Identify what is being researched:

  • Recognise what “data” are being researched and what the intention is for these data.
  • Where is the data coming from?
  • Why is the data being targeted?
  • How accessible is the data?
  • Is the data relevant to the research remit?

 

Examples:

  • A manuscript from a particular archive will be transcribed and saved as a document to be referenced during the research
  • Sets of data from various sources will be gathered into tables and referenced in the research
  • A series of interviews will be recorded (oral history); information form these interviews will be assimilated and referenced in the research
  • A set of images (photographs, drawings, etc.) will be saved electronically and referenced in the research
  • An online blog will be maintained with responses being saved for research
  • A series of physical artefacts will be gathered and curated as a tangible outcome of the research