Julie Allinson <ja546@york.ac.uk> Beyond Advocacy: A Bradford Master Class on Institutional Repositories, 20 th  November ...
A digital library for York <ul><li>Building an infrastructure, not a complete solution </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on multimed...
What do users want? http://flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/
Put stuff in … easily http://flickr.com/photos/j26/294993415/
Get stuff out … easily http://flickr.com/photos/lauren_pressley/374583674/ http://flickr.com/photos/roscoe/330526005/
Access anywhere http://flickr.com/photos/meensel/2998304841/ http://flickr.com/photos/ahh_ludmilla/2947017771/
Re-use, recycle http:// flickr.com/photos/kingdesmond/477389196/
Trust, security & access control http://flickr.com/photos/kevandotorg/453709718/ http://flickr.com/photos/piotramigo/22884...
Barriers? None for me, please http://flickr.com/photos/roarpett/843941580/ http://flickr.com/photos/nine_acatl/2583159824/...
Sell stuff http://flickr.com/photos/busman/53045826/
I Want, nay, Need http://flickr.com/photos/chough/87501689/ http://flickr.com/photos/makarellos/2200054278/
Metadata … always important http://flickr.com/photos/erica_marshall/2666112988/ http://flickr.com/photos/acadia_library/22...
Approaches to advocacy <ul><li>Strategic input </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing, infrequent engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Ad-hoc a...
History of Art – a case study <ul><li> Staffing the slide library </li></ul><ul><li> Scanning under the CLA Licence </...
Filenames are not metadata?
Thoughts (1) <ul><li>Not everybody has ‘repository’ in their job description </li></ul><ul><li>…  or even knows what ‘repo...
Thoughts (2) <ul><li>It’s impossible to please everybody </li></ul><ul><li>… but trying to make everybody happy is a noble...
Thoughts (3) <ul><li>Don’t set precedents you can’t keep up with </li></ul><ul><li>… be enthusiastic, but be honest & real...
Thoughts (4) <ul><li>Once is never enough </li></ul><ul><li>… keep talking, keep listening, keep testing, keep demonstrati...
At York … <ul><li>We’re still at the very beginning </li></ul><ul><li>(and have already made mistakes) </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Something from our collections <ul><li>Laon Cathedral east window panel 8, w.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Depicts: Judas' betrayal ...
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    1. 1. Julie Allinson <ja546@york.ac.uk> Beyond Advocacy: A Bradford Master Class on Institutional Repositories, 20 th November 2008 ? M E T A D A T A Images from flickr, credits available on request C:/my stuff/misc/ filenames .jpeg are not changing cultures at the University of York filenames are not
    2. 2. A digital library for York <ul><li>Building an infrastructure, not a complete solution </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on multimedia, not research texts </li></ul><ul><li>Complements other systems (WRRO!) </li></ul><ul><li>A three-year project with a secure future </li></ul><ul><li>A software development project (Fedora Commons and Muradora) </li></ul><ul><li>A service-in-development for users at York and beyond </li></ul>
    3. 3. What do users want? http://flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/
    4. 4. Put stuff in … easily http://flickr.com/photos/j26/294993415/
    5. 5. Get stuff out … easily http://flickr.com/photos/lauren_pressley/374583674/ http://flickr.com/photos/roscoe/330526005/
    6. 6. Access anywhere http://flickr.com/photos/meensel/2998304841/ http://flickr.com/photos/ahh_ludmilla/2947017771/
    7. 7. Re-use, recycle http:// flickr.com/photos/kingdesmond/477389196/
    8. 8. Trust, security & access control http://flickr.com/photos/kevandotorg/453709718/ http://flickr.com/photos/piotramigo/2288437265/
    9. 9. Barriers? None for me, please http://flickr.com/photos/roarpett/843941580/ http://flickr.com/photos/nine_acatl/2583159824/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/2966158641/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/timbush/2238960402/
    10. 10. Sell stuff http://flickr.com/photos/busman/53045826/
    11. 11. I Want, nay, Need http://flickr.com/photos/chough/87501689/ http://flickr.com/photos/makarellos/2200054278/
    12. 12. Metadata … always important http://flickr.com/photos/erica_marshall/2666112988/ http://flickr.com/photos/acadia_library/2250181797/
    13. 13. Approaches to advocacy <ul><li>Strategic input </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing, infrequent engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Ad-hoc and opportunity-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Focussed, in-Department effort </li></ul>
    14. 14. History of Art – a case study <ul><li> Staffing the slide library </li></ul><ul><li> Scanning under the CLA Licence </li></ul><ul><li> Improving quality of legacy metadata </li></ul><ul><li> Enabling remote access </li></ul><ul><li> Talking to users daily </li></ul><ul><li>? ‘Advising’ on copyright </li></ul><ul><li>? Changing the culture, slowly </li></ul><ul><li>? Implementing access control </li></ul><ul><li> Sometimes saying ‘No’ </li></ul>
    15. 15. Filenames are not metadata?
    16. 16. Thoughts (1) <ul><li>Not everybody has ‘repository’ in their job description </li></ul><ul><li>… or even knows what ‘repository’ means </li></ul>
    17. 17. Thoughts (2) <ul><li>It’s impossible to please everybody </li></ul><ul><li>… but trying to make everybody happy is a noble aim </li></ul>
    18. 18. Thoughts (3) <ul><li>Don’t set precedents you can’t keep up with </li></ul><ul><li>… be enthusiastic, but be honest & realistic too </li></ul>
    19. 19. Thoughts (4) <ul><li>Once is never enough </li></ul><ul><li>… keep talking, keep listening, keep testing, keep demonstrating </li></ul>
    20. 20. At York … <ul><li>We’re still at the very beginning </li></ul><ul><li>(and have already made mistakes) </li></ul><ul><li>Where have we ‘got it right’? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear purpose from the start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-term commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mix & match advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A lot of user engagement … and much more to come </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Something from our collections <ul><li>Laon Cathedral east window panel 8, w.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Depicts: Judas' betrayal - the arrest in Gethsemane. </li></ul><ul><li>c.1210-1215. </li></ul><ul><li>Photographer: Cowen, Painton </li></ul>Copyright Painton Cowen, 2008
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