Harkive 2017 – Thank You!

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Harkive day 2017 has now ended. Thank you to everyone who told their music listening stories and to those who so kindly helped to spread the word about the project. As has been the case in previous years, it was a hugely enjoyable thing to run and the response was great. I hope that you enjoyed taking part also. Let’s do it all again next year!

I’d like to ask one more thing of you before you go….

The 2017 Music Listening Survey

I’d like to invite you to complete the 2017 Music Listening Survey, which takes around 5-10 minutes to complete. This asks questions about your music listening generally and your participation in Harkive. The data gathered by this survey will be crucial at the analysis stage of the project as it will provide important contextual data for the stories you have told. If you completed this survey in 2016, please do consider having another go. It will be interesting to see how responses have altered over the last 12 months.

You can still tell your story

If you didn’t manage to tell your story yet but would like to, remember that you can still email it to us, or use the form on the project site. Have a look at the instructions on the How To Contribute Page for more information. Story entries will be accepted until midnight (GMT) on 1st August 2017.

What happens Next? 

The stories gathered yesterday will be collated, the data will be sorted and cleaned, and I’ll then have a better idea of the amount of stories received. I’ll post details of those numbers in the next week or two, but a conservative estimate at this stage is that their would appear to be in the region of around 1,000, which is about on a par with previous years.

Once the data is cleaned and sorted, and the results are gathered from the Listening Survey, the data will be added to that gathered in previous years and further analysis can begin later in 2017. In the immediate near future, I have to complete my thesis before the end of September and, as I’m sure you can understand, this will take priority. After that, though, I’ll be working on producing some online visualisations and interfaces that will display the stories and data gathered since 2013, along with the results of my analyses. Details of how that is progressing will be posted to the blog and links will be shared on Twitter and other social media channels. If you’d like to be involved with the analysis, or would like to collaborate with the project in some other way, please do get in touch.

Thanks once again for making Harkive such a great success.