Kaptur – three months into the project (1/6)Posted: January 6, 2012
One sixth of the way through Kaptur, and this is our update for the third month:
1. Project Outputs
- consortium agreement – in process of being signed (delays due to Christmas, this is now expected before the end of January)
2. Environmental Assessment
- The 16 one-hour recorded interviews have now been transcribed. Each Project Officer has been reviewing the transcripts, marking them up and checking that they are anonymised in order to collaboratively analyse on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th January 2012.
- Robin Burgess is working on the new EPrints institutional repository for the Glasgow School of Art (presentation to be given at JISC RTE event in February). This is very useful for Kaptur both in terms of the relationships that Robin has already been building and as it will mean that all four institutional partners will then have ‘kulturised’ EPrints repositories for research outputs. This may have an impact on decisions to be made by the Technical Manager regarding the research data management system.
- John Murtagh wrote a blog post for DCC, this is available here: An arts perspective: day two and three – the sixth DCC Roadshow on data management and also attended Drawing: Interpretation / Translation at University of the Arts London
- Tahani Nadim began work on Defiant Objects which “will produce a guide and recommendations for supporting non-standard deposits (“defiant objects”) in institutional repositories”, this is also one to watch for Kaptur as we are already looking at areas of potential overlap between ‘research data’ and ‘research objects’ in the creative arts
- Anne Spalding attended the IDCC Workshops and wrote blog posts on delivering post-graduate research data management training and data re-use (how can metadata stimulate re-use?). A meeting was held with the UCA Research Office, and the Project CAiRO training module was promoted.
- Project Manager attended the 7th International Digital Curation Conference and gave a ‘minute madness’ presentation on Kaptur, blog post available about the poster.
- The Kultivate project held its final workshop on Linked Data, which included a short presentation on Kaptur. A Storify of the event is available.
December is always a challenging month (due to leave and tying up loose ends) which is why we pressed ahead with the project work so quickly during October and November. During December we continued to build links with other projects, the DCC, and internationally at the IDCC conference. The biggest issue was making sure everything was in place for the data analysis to occur in early January including the transcripts and venue. We will be meeting at Goldsmiths, University of London and a blog post will follow here regarding our analysis.