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Julie Allinson; Beyond Advocacy: A Bradford Master Class on Institutional Repositories, 20th November 2008

Julie Allinson; Beyond Advocacy: A Bradford Master Class on Institutional Repositories, 20th November 2008

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    • 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. A digital library for York
      • Building an infrastructure, not a complete solution
      • Focus on multimedia, not research texts
      • Complements other systems (WRRO!)
      • A three-year project with a secure future
      • A software development project (Fedora Commons and Muradora)
      • A service-in-development for users at York and beyond
    • 3. What do users want? http://flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/
    • 4. Put stuff in … easily http://flickr.com/photos/j26/294993415/
    • 5. Get stuff out … easily http://flickr.com/photos/lauren_pressley/374583674/ http://flickr.com/photos/roscoe/330526005/
    • 6. Access anywhere http://flickr.com/photos/meensel/2998304841/ http://flickr.com/photos/ahh_ludmilla/2947017771/
    • 7. Re-use, recycle http:// flickr.com/photos/kingdesmond/477389196/
    • 8. Trust, security & access control http://flickr.com/photos/kevandotorg/453709718/ http://flickr.com/photos/piotramigo/2288437265/
    • 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. Sell stuff http://flickr.com/photos/busman/53045826/
    • 11. I Want, nay, Need http://flickr.com/photos/chough/87501689/ http://flickr.com/photos/makarellos/2200054278/
    • 12. Metadata … always important http://flickr.com/photos/erica_marshall/2666112988/ http://flickr.com/photos/acadia_library/2250181797/
    • 13. Approaches to advocacy
      • Strategic input
      • Ongoing, infrequent engagement
      • Ad-hoc and opportunity-driven
      • Focussed, in-Department effort
    • 14. History of Art – a case study
      •  Staffing the slide library
      •  Scanning under the CLA Licence
      •  Improving quality of legacy metadata
      •  Enabling remote access
      •  Talking to users daily
      • ? ‘Advising’ on copyright
      • ? Changing the culture, slowly
      • ? Implementing access control
      •  Sometimes saying ‘No’
    • 15. Filenames are not metadata?
    • 16. Thoughts (1)
      • Not everybody has ‘repository’ in their job description
      • … or even knows what ‘repository’ means
    • 17. Thoughts (2)
      • It’s impossible to please everybody
      • … but trying to make everybody happy is a noble aim
    • 18. Thoughts (3)
      • Don’t set precedents you can’t keep up with
      • … be enthusiastic, but be honest & realistic too
    • 19. Thoughts (4)
      • Once is never enough
      • … keep talking, keep listening, keep testing, keep demonstrating
    • 20. At York …
      • We’re still at the very beginning
      • (and have already made mistakes)
      • Where have we ‘got it right’?
        • Clear purpose from the start
        • Long-term commitment
        • Mix & match advocacy
        • A lot of user engagement … and much more to come
    • 21. Something from our collections
      • Laon Cathedral east window panel 8, w.0
      • Depicts: Judas' betrayal - the arrest in Gethsemane.
      • c.1210-1215.
      • Photographer: Cowen, Painton
      Copyright Painton Cowen, 2008
    • 22. Questions?