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

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Collections of Themes of Scholarly Practice

New Collection of Themes

Create a new collection of themes (by clicking here)

  • Immediately save your new collection by renaming the page
  • Include in your definition whether you're open to others editing the collection
  • Add rows to tables when you have a new item to add (how do I do it?)
  • Add (signed) comments rather than overwrite another participant's contribution (see How to use this site)
  • More information about theme collections can be found below

Master List

The last theme collection in the list is a template page; it can be ignored.

Recently modified theme pages are listed in the "Recently Updated" list at the end of the right-side column on this page.

About Collections of Themes 


Given the many scholarly practices discussed in Workshop 1, and the expectation that a broad range of themes will be identified as Project Bamboo participants analyze and group these practices, it may be helpful to identify collections of themes that are of particular interest to certain Project Bamboo sub-communities. An art historian, for example, may be less interested in performing optical character recognition (OCR) on books than a librarian; and a librarian might be less concerned with student-mentoring than a scholar. "Collections" of themes are intended to help Project Bamboo participants find and discuss the themes most relevant to them.

This activity will become more useful and meaningful over time, as more themes of scholarly practice are proposed and documented on the wiki.

Developing a Collection of Themes of Scholarly Practice

Before creating a collection, browse the list of those already created and decide whether it might be better to contribute to the refinement of an already-existing collection. If you have an idea for a collection that is not already represented:

  1. Decide on what the collection's audience or organizing principle will be. This could be anything you think others might find useful, from "For Tenured English Faculty" to "Managing Systems". 
  2. Browse through the master list on the Themes page and take note of the themes that fit into your collection. When you create a Collections page you will link to those Theme pages.

Creating a Collections Page

If you have a new collection to propose, we ask that you provide:

  • Collection title and definition, explaining the organizing principles and/or audience for the collection - required
  • Statement of who may contribute to the collection, included in your definition
  • Links to the relevant themes of scholarly practice, with a description of how they fit into your collection - required
  • A description of how the collection relates to the future direction of Bamboo
  • External links related to this collection

This example might be a helpful model as you consider how to build your own collection.

Click here to copy the Collections Template and begin work on a new collection. When you save the new collection, be sure to rename the page with an appropriate, identifying new theme collection name.

Contributing to a collection

Collections can be a personal analysis of existing Themes of Scholarly Practices, created and maintained by an individual or a small group. If the collection creator asked that no one else add to their collection, you can still contribute through comments.

If you are contributing to a collection that is open to others, please remember to add, don't subtract so that everyone's voice can be heard.

When contributing to a collection of themes, please keep Project Bamboo's community design guidelines in mind, as laid out in How to use this site.