The Defiant Objects deposit guide is now available to download; we hope that it will prove useful to anyone thinking about how to deposit work that doesn’t seem to fit into an easy category. We have made it available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence, and will be very interested to see how people make use of it.
We are very grateful to Kate Sclater, at Hyperkit for her design work.
‘Defiant Objects’ has also been deposited as a project into Goldsmiths Research Online, available here: http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/8015.
We were invited to introduce the Defiant Objects project to other institutional repository folks at IRMW12, hosted by ULCC at Senate House on 15th June 2012. This event covered all sorts of things related to institutional repositories including embedding repositories; open access, the problems of setting up e-theses at SOAS; research data curation, digital preservation; to special collections repositories and using Pinterest to showcase new items in an NHS repository. Nerves struck as I started speaking – as you can see from the picture below, it’s quite an intimidating space! But hopefully it was coherent enough, and several people approached me afterwards showing an interest in the project and it’s outcomes, offering to tell us about ‘defiant objects’ in their repositories.
Presenting in the imposing Senate Room at Senate House
The flickr gallery from the event is here.
The twitter hashtag is #IRMW12 if you are interested in what was being tweeted throughout the day.