For those with an interest in emerging arts repositories, the Repositories Support Project held a timely meeting earlier this week, Open Access and Repositories in the Arts. Only two actual repository examples were presented, the Kultur repository at University of the Arts London, a KeepIt project partner, and PRIMO (Practice as Research in Music Online), which wants to be a music journal within a repository framework. Both gave interesting if somewhat conventional talks without capturing the distinctive and novel character of the repositories.
The meeting reminded me that the JISC Start-up and Enhancement Projects Training (SUETr) had covered similar ground, in the guise of Multimedia Deposits, in March this year. As well as PRIMO, the meeting included presentations on managing moving and static images in repositories. Slideshare versions of these presentations are embedded in page linked above.
Another noteworthy SUETr event, because it included presentations from KeepIt project partners, covered repository policy. Andrew Gray from UAL, again, and Miggie Pickton from Northampton are among six presentations on a difficult and often-avoided topic but which is an essential precursor to effective digital preservation planning.