Project – KULTUR

Short Project Name: KULTUR

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation

Strand: Information Envirnoment, e-Resources

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres/sue/kultur

Project URI: http://kultur.eprints.org/

Start Date: 1st May 2007

End Date: 31st March 2009

Governance: RPAG?

Contact Name and Role: Victoria Sheppard, Project Manager

Brief project description:

The aim of the Kultur Consortium is to create a transferable and sustainable institutional repository model for research output in the creative and applied arts, a discipline area where repository development is so far underdeveloped. The project will investigate a policy and technical framework for creating a multimedia, multifunctional repository, applicable both to specialist institutions and departments across the sector, and by extension to potential cross-domain users, museums, galleries and performing arts with whom there are strong links within these disciplines. The project is focused both at the technical level, primarily through the software configuration and deployment of EPrints.org, and at the institutional level by developing effective practice for managing multimedia deposit, population and advocacy, dissemination and preservation. An important output is the transfer of experience and expertise across the sector to support those working in the field to translate their mode of scholarly communication into digital form.

Outputs:

  • A working model of a sustainable institutional repository for research output in the visual and applied arts providing a framework for effective practice in managing and promoting non-text based research outputs.
  • A transferable model of an uber repository based on providing flexibility in matching metadata and indexing to discipline needs.
  • An application of a model of shared practice across the sector between a mature repository in the research sector and other HE institutions.
  • A metadata, preservation and access framework as an exemplar for managing material in the visual and creative arts compatible with evolving international standards and the work of a national datacentre (Visual Arts Data Service).
  • A framework for cross-sectoral, cross-domain partnership in the visual and creative arts.

Comments:

As at 27th January 2009:- Most current outputs are dissemination¬† and advocacy documents. I can’t find any link to the pilot repository mentioned in the project progress reports. Maybe it was never meant to be made public? Main ouputs of note are from the ‘environment assessment’ work package. There is little or no evidence of the outputs for work packages 3 to 9 on the KULTUR project website.

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