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Kultivate Project – Archiving and Curation workshop

With views across London, Marie-Therese Gramstadt, Project Officer for the Kultur II Group, welcomed colleagues to the third Kultivate workshop on 23 March 2011, at HEFCE Centrepoint.

It was announced that the Kultivate Project team had recruited a software developer, James Snyder, to undertake the enhancements, to EPrints software, that were originally discussed at the 11 January 2011 technical workshop.

Ruth Maclennan presented an archive of her collaborative, event-based art project ‘Archway Polytechnic’.

Stephen Gray, Project Manager at CAiRO (Curating Artistic Research Output), gave a talk on the background of ‘CAiRO,’ and discussed Research Arts Data.  It was noted some collections are not available digitally, and the digital collections that are available, maybe offline.  Currently there is no national subject centre for creative arts research data.

This was followed by a workshop facilitated by Stephen, giving all members the opportunity to deposit, and manage some innovative arts research data, to EPrints and Omeka software packages.

After lunch, there were two further presentations.  Michael Schwab, Editor, Journal of Artistic Research, gave talk on the journal’s ‘Research Catalogue‘, which is a searchable, documentary database of artistic research work.  Followed by Laura Molloy, a Preservation Researcher from the University of Glasgow, presenting an ‘Artist’s Perspective on Self-archiving and Preservation,’.

The next Kultivate event will take place on 24 May 2011, and will include a metadata workshop.

Kultivate Project – Advocacy Workshop

Kultivate is a JISC-funded project which is creating a model of an institutional repository for use in the creative and applied arts.

The second Kultivate Project recently took place on 28 February 2011, at HEFCE Centrepoint, London.  There were several presentations in the morning, including Graham Stone, from the University of Huddersfield, and Jodie Double, from the University of Leeds, discussing advocacy at their respective institutions.  Jackie Witham, from the Repositories Support Project, also gave a presentation on approaches to advocacy, and this was followed up with a workshop after lunch.  Please select this link, to access an electronic copy of the presentations.

During the afternoon there was the opportunity to work in small groups to discuss methods of advocacy – what works in what situations?  Delegates had been asked to bring examples of advocacy work, and materials.  There was a discussion, on how these could be developed.  Following on from this, was a workshop on advovacy and terminology, the wording we use, and  what the terminology says about the role we present for repositories.

It was also announced that the Kultivate Project team were in the process of recruiting a technical developer who would undertake the enhancements, to EPrints software, that were originally discussed at the 11 January 2011 technical workshop.

Future Kultivate events are noted below:

  • Wednesday 23 March 2011, Kultur II Group Partners’ meeting, Kultivate Archiving and Curration workshop
  • Tuesday 24 May 2011, Kultur II Group Partners’ meeting, Kultivate Metadata Workshop and Advisory Group Meeting
  • Friday 15 July 2011, end of project will take place at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London 

Kultivate Project

Kultivate is a JISC-funded project which is creating a model of an institutional repository for use in the creative and applied arts.

While institutional repositories are proficient in managing text-based research such as articles, books, and theses, they are not yet attuned to the requirements of images and time-based media.  The Kultivate project aims to change this by creating a flexible multimedia repository that will be able to showcase a wide range of outputs, from digital versions of painting, photography, film, graphic and textile design, to records of performances, shows and installations. 

The first community-led Kultivate technical workshop was arranged for 11 January 2011.  Each institution was asked to create a Powerpoint slide and an accompanying two minute presentation about one desired improved to Eprints that would benefit our institution/and or wider community regarding arts research deposit.  The Lincoln Repository team explained if an artist had created a brooch for example, and this was recorded as being in an artefact, exhibition, article, or a teaching resource, it would be useful if we could link all of these records together.  Several of the other institutions also suggested this during their presentations. 

During the afternoon there was an Advisory Group Meeting, where the aims and objectives of the Kultivate project were discussed, as well as the role of the Advisory Group.     

The next Kultivate workshop has been arranged for Monday 28 February 2011. 

The presentations from Tuesday’s workshop, are available on this link:

http://www.vads.ac.uk/kultur2group/downloads/index.html