This wiki space contains archival documentation of Project Bamboo, April 2008 - March 2013.
The purpose of the name is to convey a quick, soundbyte sense of the nature of the activity. When scholars look at a list of activity names, they should recognize elements of their work. When technical professionals look at the same list, they should recognize functionality and/or entities involved in the activity.
Activity Definition keywords describe categories, concepts, or type of 'scholarly stories' into which activities fit. It will probably be common to find activity definitions with multiple, sometimes disparate keywords. Keywords, in these senses, are a lot like "tags."
The purpose of attaching keywords to activity definitions is to identify commonalities as our collection of defined activities becomes large.
Only keywords on the controlled-vocabulary list should be added. However, working group members working on activity definitions should feel free to add new keywords to the list if those already included do not fit the category, concept, or type of 'scholarly story' you wish to associate with one or more activities.
An activity may have multiple definitions (e.g., multiple algorithms for comparing two digital images). Where multiple definitions and bulleted component steps are included in the definition a "footnote" style is preferred for inclusion of the component steps. This helps a reader to see the bigger-picture definitions at a glance, and to drill deeper into each as need and interest suggest. [EXAMPLE!!]
Activity definitions should touch on:
The purpose of this section is to ground the definitions of relatively small, atomic activities in the context of scholarship, broadly defined. "Scholarship" is likely to mean research and/or dissemination of research materials or findings; but might also be teaching, public service, curatorial, or other work closely related to arts and humanities research. Stories / scenarios are the means by which practitioners of arts and humanities scholarship (e.g., faculty) can identify the relevance of an activity to their particular, often unique modes of work.
Scholars' stories may:
[Examples in this section are optional, but the utility of good examples is expected to be very high.]
In a table (see template):
Tool examples are meant to provide more fully-specified guidance to future service modelers of the types of capabilities, inputs, and outputs necessary to provide utility to scholars. A "Bamboo service" might offer capabilities that span those offered by multiple tools, or that usefully abstract the functionality of multiple tools.
[Entries in this section are optional, but the utility of identified standards is expected to be very high.]
In a table (see template):
These might include formatting standards (e.g., for storage or interoperability), standards for annotation, cataloging standards, standards of authenticity or reliability, etc.
An understanding of standards related to an activity will provide significant detailed guidance to service modelers in future stages of service identification, analysis, modeling, and definition.
[Material in this section is optional.]
Include here one or more note, comment, link to related activities, or concerns that further enriches this activity's definition. Organize the material in this section in whatever way is most accessible - bullets, paragraphs, tables - whatever fits.
Remember that this definition is not intended to be complete at this stage of modeling. Material in this section should be concise, and should serve as a pointer to those engaged in later, deeper definition or modeling of this activity.