Kultivating Kultur

  • Carlos Silva
  • Stephanie Meece
Keywords: OR2010, Community Advances, Library and information sciences, DDC: 020


Institutional Repositories (IRs) within the UK have traditionally focused upon text based research and have had a low uptake within the creative arts. The Kultur Project, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) for the period 2007-2009, was a highly successful collaboration between University of Southampton, including Winchester School of Art, University of the Arts London, University for the Creative Arts and the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS). Using EPrints software the project investigated how best to store, share and promote research in the creative arts in a way that could function as a multimedia showcase for digital versions of creative works as well documenting performances, exhibitions and installations.