Kultur is JISC-funded project which is creating a model of an institutional repository for use in the creative and applied arts.
While institutional repositories are proficient in managing text-based research such as articles, books, and theses, they are not yet attuned to the requirements of images and time-based media. The Kultur project aims to change this by creating a flexible multimedia repository that will be able to showcase a wide range of outputs, from digital versions of painting, photography, film, graphic and textile design, to records of performances, shows and installations.
This is a two year project scheduled for completion in March 2009. The project partners are the University of Southampton, University of the Arts London, University for the Creative Arts, and the Visual Arts Data Service. Leiden University is an associate partner.