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Title:Cultural Event Information: Early Research into Measuring Culture on the Ground
Author(s):Chun, Susan; Lee, Yvonne; Goldman, Kate Haley
Subject(s):culture
arts
indicators
metrics
data
event
cultural vitality
Abstract:The question of how best to measure culture in a location is intensely debated in the arts sector and in the adjacent disciplines of urban planning and economic policy. Our research examined a wide array of methods of counting culture and discovered a slew of literature on measuring high-level financial, employment, and census statistics in the sector, but found no systematic means of measuring culture at a granular level as it experienced by citizens. Our research hypothesizes that information about cultural events can be aggregated using mixed methodologies to produce a previously-unseen view of culture in a community that may be used in future research to give insight on how culture differs and compares across locations. A pilot project conducted in winter 2012-2013 in Los Angeles tested new methods for identifying sources of cultural event data, aggregating and normalizing them, and evaluating for comprehensiveness, feasibility, consistency, and sustainability.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Chun, S., Lee, Y., & Goldman, K. H. (2014). Cultural Event Information: Early Research into Measuring Culture on the Ground. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 749 - 754). doi:10.9776/14353
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:english
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/47256
DOI:10.9776/14353
Other Identifier(s):353
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28


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