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1 KULTUR Developing a Digital Repository for the Creative Arts

2 Aim The Kultur Consortium aims to create an institutional repository model for research in the creative and applied arts

3 Objectives Digital repository model for research in the creative arts. Investigate Indexing and Cataloguing of visual digital objects (Metadata). Assess Preservation and Access issues for visual digital material. Shared practice across the sector. Establish cross-sectoral partnerships.

4 Partnership Lead Institution: University of Southampton Project Partners: University of the Arts, London University for the Creative Arts Visual Arts Data Service

5 Method Project Board and Steering Group - Oversee. Project Manager – Management of Work Packages. Project Officers - Advocacy and Population. Technical Officers – Software Development. VADS providing IPR guidance and metadata consultancy.

6 Outcomes Two specialist repositories (UCA and UAL). Greater understanding of research in Art and Design. Greater recognition of Practice-based Research. Greater understanding of Metadata for Art and Design. A Rights Framework for the Visual Arts.

7 Project Approach Institutional Profile Introducing Project to Stakeholders Academic Survey User Interviews User Profiles Population of repository

8 Software EPrints - Developed by University of Southampton. Open Source - Freely available. Manage, Store and Access Research. Web-based – Online Platform. Designed for text based material. Focus for Kultur is Visual and Multimedia.

9 Homepage

10 Latest Additions

11 Search Options

12 Browse Options

13 Search Results

14 Item Level View

15 Multiple Media View

16 File Upload Metadata

17 Finished Item

18 What are the Key Challenges in Establishing an Institutional Repository for your Organisation? Through the eyes of these key interest groups: Organisation/Institution: Academics/Researchers: Repository/Support Staff:

19 What are the Key Challenges in Establishing an Institutional Repository for your Organisation? Aspects to consider: Advocacy. Support. Policy. Technical.

20 What are the Key Challenges in Establishing an Institutional Repository for your Organisation? Understanding Time Technical IPR/Copyright Aesthetic/Design Functionality Workload Policy Quality Interest Security Storage Procedure Support Individuality Profile Preservation Documentation Monitoring RAE/REF Resources Peer-Review Control Sustainability Scalability

21 Overcoming the Challenges What we have found useful: Project partnership. Expert project management and technical support. Expertise and support from key groups within UCA Expertise and support from academic staff. Patience and perseverance.

22 Team Project Director: Mark Brown, University of Southampton Project Team: Victoria Sheppard, University of Southampton Wendy White, University of Southampton Tim Miles-Board & Adam Field, University of Southampton Dominic Persad, UCA Rosemary Lynch, UCA Mick Eadie, VADS, UCA Andrew Gray, UAL Jess Crilly, UAL Pat Christie, UAL

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