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 

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