American Art Review Study Projects

Volumes V through X

Volumes XI through XVI

Recovery Matrix Scoring System



 

TFAO's motives for development of the Recovery Matrix Scoring System (RMSS) are twofold:

 
1. promote husbanding of human and financial resources related to benefits to TFAO-dl patrons and the risk of other sources duplicating the efforts of TFAO in the near to medium time frame.
 
2. exploit the capabilities of Distinguished Artists catalogue, Resource Library Search and Google search to develop RMSS scores.
 

RMSS matrix box: column and row values: high, medium, low

Columns = relevance to TFAO-dl
 
Rows = probability of permissions

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Relevance ratings (column top to bottom):

Top of column: minimal level of scholarship in TFAO-dl or referenced externally in web-published articles in TFAO's Distinguished Artists and Articles and Essays Online catalogues
 
Middle of column: moderate level of scholarship in TFAO-dl or referenced externally in web-published articles in TFAO's Distinguished Artists and Articles and Essays Online catalogues
 
Bottom of column: substantial level of scholarship in TFAO-dl or referenced externally in web-published articles in TFAO's Distinguished Artists and Articles and Essays Online catalogues, or article not focused on American representational art. Also, article may be too brief for republishing. TFAO seeks articles and essay containing more than 600 words.
 

Note: TFAO also conducts a Google Books and Google advanced search as needed with keywords relevant to the American Art Review article to discover and review external links that are not yet TFAO-referenced external links in TFAO's catalogues to further determine the relevance rating for the recovery matrix score

 

Probability ratings (rows left to right):

Left row: scholarship possibly owned by independent author, employee of smaller institution or the institution, private art gallery, or author previously published by TFAO
 
Middle row: scholarship possibly owned by employee of medium-size institution or the institution, professor at a university, or private art gallery.
 
Right row: scholarship possibly owned by commercial press, employee of large-size institution or the institution, or private art gallery; author might be difficult to locate.
 

Score example: a RMSS composite score of <1> indicates high relevance and high permissions possibility.

 

How ratings are used

Scores of 1, 2, 4 and 5 indicate information desirable for the TFAO digital library and heightened probability of reprinting. Texts with these favorable scores are available to contractors for reprinting.

Scores of 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9 indicate substantial information already available in the TFAO digital library or through external links, or low probability of reprinting. Texts with these unfavorable scores are not pursued for reprinting.

Ratings are performed by the director and placed on an online worksheet form.

 

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