Posted on April 19th, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
* Or “cataloguer”, as they’re sometimes known.
As I’ve already mentioned, the University of Lincoln’s Repository hit 3,000 records late last month.
The tradition now appears to be that each Repo millennium is marked by cake.
Repository Rhubarb Fairy Cakes
The following recipe can be re-used, adapted and shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.
Ingredients (metric equivalents are approximate):
- 8 oz (200g) butter
- 8 oz (200g) caster sugar
- 8 oz (200g) self-raising flour
- 1 heaped teaspoon cornflour
- Pinch of salt
- 2 large eggs
- Syrup left over from poaching rhubarb
- Approx. 2 oz (50g) unsalted butter
- Approx. 4 oz (100g) icing sugar
- Syrup in which rhubarb has been poached
- Hundreds ‘n’ thousands
- Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 4 (180°C; 350°F)
- Line a fairy cake pan with paper cases
- Cream the butter and caster sugar together in a bowl
- In another bowl, sift the flour, cornflour, and salt together
- Blend the flour mixture and the eggs into the butter/sugar, a bit at a time
- Spoon the mixture into paper fairy cake cases
- Bake for approx. 35 minutes in the middle of the oven
- While still hot, spoon a couple of teaspoonfuls rhubarb syrup over each cake and let it soak in
Icing the cakes:
- Beat together the unsalted butter and icing sugar until creamy and smooth
(You might need to adjust the quantities to get the right consistency)
- Mix in about 10 teaspoonfuls of the rhubarb syrup
- Once the cakes are completely cool, spread a spoonful of the icing on top of each one
- Hundreds ‘n’ thousands are compulsory.
Posted on April 15th, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
Notes from the usual Friday afternoon gathering of the Repository team in Enterprise@Lincoln.
- The Repository passed 3,000 records on 25 March (full blog post about this to follow), and 3,100 records on 14 April. That works out at 50 records/week, a rate of review which other universities have described as “aspirational”! The Library’s student comms & engagement officer, Steve Pannett, is creating a flyer to mark the 3,000 milestone. I’m also baking a celebratory 3,000-items cake for next week.
- PS has been working on a couple of high-level advocacy and planning documents, aimed at the University Core Executive, and on a staffing document to help us to plan the level of support for the Repository after April.
- RoS has been working with a number of staff to help them to deposit sizeable publication backlogs. She’s also just blogged the latest on the Kultivate project advocacy workshop which took place at the end of February, and is busy uploading all of her Repository help guides and training materials to Google Docs.
- BJ and RoS attended an event on 24 March entitled ‘SHERPA/RoMEO for Repository Administrators‘, which—as well as providing an update on some new features of the RoMEO service—covered a range of copyright issues. BJ is distilling the event into a new Repository copyright flowchart/checklist for academic staff at Lincoln. You can download all the presentations from the event from the RSP’s website.
- As I’ve already blogged, we produced the latest Quarterly Research Output Report (Q4 2010) using Repository data on 4 April. The next report (Q1 2011) will be generated on or after 30 June 2011.