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This wiki space contains archival documentation of Project Bamboo, April 2008 - March 2013.

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Search / Resource Discovery

  • Archives or Manuscripts Search
  • Audio Search
  • Free-text Search
  • Geographical Search
  • Keyword Searching
  • Literature Search
  • Identify Search Domain
  • Image Search
  • Multilingual search
  • Facilitate Discovery of Objects by the General Public
  • Context Search
  • Video Search
  • Exploring Unstructured Repositories


  • Create a Scholarly Profile (only individual activity in this area)
  • Create Groups¬† (parent for Communicate, validate, assert and request)
    • Validate Affiliation: notes validate affiliation and assert affiliation seem opposite sides of the same coin.¬† Assert is a human centered push for affiliation, validate is the technological side of accepting a human in a group
    • Assert Affiliation
    • Request to Join Group (similar to assert affiliation)
    • Communicate With a Group

Sourcing / Citation (two dimensions to this: 1) using citations to track primary and secondary sources and 2) Intellectual property

  • Historical tracing of objects of scholarly interest
    • Associate a Citation with an Object
  • Recording References Found Offline
  • Track Scholarship Over Time
    • Consult Secondary Literature
  • Citation Surfing
  • Community Sourcing
  • Protect Intellectual Property (also has an object management component)
    • Associate Credit
    • Evaluate Contribution to a Project
    • Track Contributions

Object Management

  • Categorize an Object in a Taxonomy
  • Categorize objects using broadly accepted or provisional ontology
  • Add Descriptive Metadata About an Object
  • Define Conditional Access to a Project
  • Frame Scholarly Activity in a Community Service Context
  • Represent 'Messy' Context
  • Manage research resources


  • Test Hypotheses
  • Evaluate an Object
  • Group local copies of materials
  • Identify Parts of a Whole
  • Gist - approximate translation between languages
  • Indicate Relationships
  • Expose Patterns Within Objects
  • Compare objects
  • Make a New Representation of an Object
  • Bring Distant Objects Together
  • Determine relevance of sources
  • Mark Up an Object Using a Formal Grammar
  • Model Objects Based on Their Attributes
  • Narrowing set of discovered objects
  • Obtain Local Copy
  • Organize Discovered Materials
  • Segment Objects
  • Translate Between Representation-Rich Formats
  • Triangulation of related resources

Content Dissemination

  • Make a Scholarly Mashup
  • Make Available a Curated Digital Library
  • Prepare an Object Through Transformation
  • Mount an Exhibition
  • Identify and Engage an Appropriate Publisher
  • Curate Digital Content
  • Engage with 'Non-Traditional' Schools in Teaching and Research
  • Engage with the Public About How the Humanities Matter

Scholarly Output

  • Perform a Work of Art
  • Present at a Conference or Seminar
  • Publish a (printed) Book
  • Publish a Data Set
  • Publish an Article Electronically
  • Publish an Article in Print
  • Publish an e-Book
  • Publish an Edition
  • Publish a Set of Relationships
  • Publish Documentation
  • Show or broadcast a documentary film or video


  • Preserve a record of a performance
  • Preserve Audiovisual Materials
  • Preserve a visualization or a model
  • Preserve Data Sets
  • Preserve interim stages or results of scholarly or artistic projects
  • Preserve materials in a digital storage facility
  • Preserve materials that were presented or published
  • Preserve Materials Through Library, Archival or Museum Services
  • Preserve Textual Materials


  • Tag an Object
  • Solicit Feedback from the Source of an Object of Study
  • Annotate and Analyze Experiential Objects
  • Annotate an Object
  • Community Sourcing
  • Rank Relevance
  • Share for Collaboration

Teaching / Learning* Teach Research to Students

  • Evaluate student work
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