The Re•Vision Centre for Art and Social Justice was founded in 2012 by Dr. Carla Rice, Canada Research Chair in Care, Gender, and Relationships in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph.
It is an arts methodology research hub at the University of Guelph that investigates the power of the arts, and especially story, to open up conversations about systemic (rather than individualized) injustices in health care, education, and the arts sectors.
The collection reflects our arts-based research and engagement projects in three main areas of focus: disability and difference; body image and gender identity; and Indigenous art and education.
Why the Atrium
We support the Library's Open Access Initiatives and are very thankful for the infrastructure created to facilitate the process of self-archiving, with detailed metadata and persistent URLs for dissemination and preservation of our research output.
Besides self-archiving of publications, the Atrium also offers us a space to give access to previously unpublished materials, such as the "Report on the Testimony on Eating Disorder Treatment and Prevention in Canada" and the "Report on the Social Impacts of Disruptive Technologies for People with Episodic and Persistent Disabilities", which are important contributions to influence government policies. We especially appreciate the librarians' expertise to help us navigate copyrights and licences.
What we hope to accomplish
We started our Atrium collection primarily with accessibility in mind. This is a two-part effort:
Currently, we continue to build our collection on the Atrium, and our aim is to deposit all our research output in accordance with author's rights and accessibility standards for both distribution and preservation.
Learn more about our projects at: http://revisioncentre.ca