Kaptur – seven months into the project (7/18)Posted: May 9, 2012
This is our update for the end of the seventh month:
WP1: Project Management
- a budget report was delivered to JISC (covering months 1-6)
- the project team met at Glasgow School of Art and this included a meeting with Martin Donnelly, Senior Institutional Support Officer, Digital Curation Centre
WP3: Technical Infrastructure
- The Technical Manager attended the MRD Hack days in Manchester
- The Technical Analysis report was completed last week. Appendices include comparison of different systems as well as the requirements of the four institutions.
- University of the Arts London (UAL) held its first Research Data Management (RDM) working group meeting on Tuesday 10th April; the Kaptur RDM discussion paper was amended for UAL’s use and went forward to their Research Standards and Development Committee on 1st May.
- The Project Officers were asked to suggest three ways to increase the profile of the project, including: an internal event, an internal website/newsletter/email, and something innovative.
- The GSA Project Officer has had some Web training with a view to adding information about the project to the Research Web pages; Kaptur has already been promoted on the GSA Facebook page.
- The Goldsmiths Project Officer has given two presentations about the project on 26 April and on 2 May for Library and Research Office staff; an item will also be in the May edition of the Goldsmiths Research newsletter.
- The UCA Project Officer gave a presentation at the Staff Research Conference about the challenges and opportunities of running an institutional repository which included information on the Kultur, Kultivate, eNova and Kaptur projects; a targeted email will be sent to faculty librarians to provide more information about Kaptur.
- The UAL Project Officer will submit a paper for the UAL Information Services Staff Conference (September), and an article for the Library Services Newsletter.
- Watch this space for more creative dissemination ideas, several are in discussion including events, videos, music and artwork!
Following the original vision of the Principal Investigator (Project Director) the collaborative aspect of KAPTUR is working really well, as in particular at this month’s meeting we were able to learn and reflect on different approaches at each institution regarding the modelling workpackage.
The challenge this month has been to select the system for the KAPTUR pilot technical infrastructure. The research method led to a short-list of five systems, all of which were similar in ‘score’ based on the user requirements, this required the application of an additional selection process. A blog post will be forthcoming about this.