Kaptur – two months into the projectPosted: December 7, 2011
The following blog post is based on a report submitted to Simon Hodson, JISCMRD Programme Manager:
1. Project Outputs
- consortium agreement produced – in process of being signed
- roles and responsibilities document produced and discussed verbally with each party
- steering group meeting arranged for 6th February 2012 – agenda and terms of reference circulated
2. Environmental Assessment
- Project Officers have now carried out 16 one-hour recorded interviews, this data is currently being transcribed and analysed. The marked-up transcripts will then be analysed collaboratively across the project team at our next meeting in early January, before we publish our findings in the Environmental Assessment report. Our interview methodology has been briefly mentioned in previous blog posts, but we will make it properly available soon for use and re-use.
- Kaptur banner/poster produced
- Project Officers are building relationships in each institution, Kaptur has been raised at Research Office and departmental meetings; contact has been made with the four high level project sponsors.
- Project Officers: Robin Burgess had previously spoken at the DCC Roadshow in Glasgow; Tahani Nadim attended Day 1 of the DCC Roadshow in Cambridge; John Murtagh attended the whole of the DCC Roadshow in Cambridge (blog post to be published via DCC); Anne Spalding attended the Repositories Support Project Autumn School
- Project Manager and Technical Manager attended the JISCMRD Programme launch in Nottingham
- Project Manager attended: Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Preservation, 21st November 2011; and The Future of Arts Research, 18th November 2011
- Project Director and Project Manager attended UCA Research Supervisor Training, 16th-17th November 2011
The main focus of November was to spend time finding out what is happening elsewhere through attending events and making inroads into the four partner institutions internally. As we are a collaborative project, it is really important that we share information as widely as possible – hence the long blog posts – but hopefully still digestible with links and headings etc. We aim to make as much of the project as open as possible. Challenges this month were in terms of ensuring that the interviews could be carried out (support and engagement) and also establishing the date for the steering group meeting.