Cultural indicators and benchmarks in community indicator projects: performance measures for cultural investment? [Recurs electrònic] : November 15, 2003 / by Nancy Duxbury ; for the “Accounting for Culture Colloquium” for Strategic Research and Analysis (SRA) Strategic Policy and Research Department of Canadian Heritage

By: Duxbury, Nancy.
Canadà. Canadian Heritage. Strategic Research and Analysis.
Publisher: Québec : Department of Canadian Heritage, Strategic Research and Analysis, 2003Description: 24 p. : digital, fitxer PDF (133,74 Kb).Other title: Indicateurs culturels et etalonnage de projets d'indicateurs communautaires: des mesures de performance pour l'investissement culturel?.Summary: The many dimensions, many perspectives, many audiences, and many possible uses of cultural indicators make a journey into the world of cultural indicators a complex one. The required linkages between models, policy frameworks, research foundations, purpose and application, data (availability and quality), the pragmatic realities of creation—and the dangers of inappropriate interpretations require all dimensions should be considered. A number of recent publications and projects contribute significantly to the field. The goal of this paper is not to document all the contributions of these developments, however, but to act as a way-finding guide to notable resources. (Font: Introduction)
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The many dimensions, many perspectives, many audiences, and many possible uses of cultural indicators make a journey into the world of cultural indicators a complex one. The required linkages between models, policy frameworks, research foundations, purpose and application, data (availability and quality), the pragmatic realities of creation—and the dangers of inappropriate interpretations require all dimensions should be considered.

A number of recent publications and projects contribute significantly to the field. The goal of this paper is not to document all the contributions of these developments, however, but to act as a way-finding guide to notable resources. (Font: Introduction)

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Introduction -- Part 1. The evolving world of indicators: Merging frameworks, broadening scope ; The emergence of arts and culture as an indicator area ; Developing research frameworks and foundations ; Emerging networking frameworks -- Part 2. Practice in context(s) (The creation and use of local cultural indicators): Why are indicators developed? / Why are indicators needed? ; Challenges, issues, and constraints in operationalizing ; Use with care, use with caution: Indicators use and the measurement–evaluation–funding continuum ; Indicators as a tool of governance and government ; Indicators as a tool for advocacy and communication -- References -- Selected websites -- Other resources -- Appendix A. Project Updates: Selected Canadian Projects with Relevance for Cultural Indicators -- Appendix B. The indicator projects of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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