This wiki space contains archival documentation of Project Bamboo, April 2008 - March 2013.
From the beginning, Project Bamboo planned to propose a second phase of technology development and integration to extend infrastructure built in the first phase of the Bamboo Technology Project (October 2010 through March 2013, including extensions) in support of humanist scholarship. Phase one effort emphasized fundamentals such as shared identity and access management (IAM) services, and aggregation of textual content from multiple, heterogeneous repositories. Application of digital tools to aggregated content was demonstrated, but was not organized into processes that constituted a complete, coherent scholarly workflow. Research Environments (a.k.a. "Work Spaces") were piloted as clients of the centrally-hosted infrastructure services, but were not tailored to the research needs of particular communities of scholarship.
From October 2010 through June 2011, the "Bamboo Corpora Space" design process conceptualized a set of applications that would be developed during phase two, which would allow scholars to work on dispersed digital corpora using a broad range of powerful research tools and services. These applications would facilitate the modeling and tracking of the artifacts and processes connected with digitally-facilitated research in the humanities, including both curatorial and analytical activities. The Corpora Space workshops sought input from a broad range of tool developers and disciplines, and identified common needs and issues. Martin Mueller's essay "Collaboratively Curating Early Modern English Texts" provides a narrative description of the curation process; based in part on this essay, developers discussed curation workflows, capabilities and integration patterns and from this an overview of Bamboo's proposed curation application emerged.
Later plans for phase two narrowed the scope of "Corpora Space" vision to focus on providing additional infrastructure and effect integrations with key tools used by the Classical philology community, rather than build full user-facing applications
Bamboo's expanded infrastructure would include:
This infrastructure would be integrated with a set of tools already used by Classics scholars, including the Perseus Son of Suda OnLine (SoSOL) and Alpheios Treebank Editor, with the goal of demonstrating the direct application of Project Bamboo models and infrastructure to Classical scholarship. The Classics use case for curation of digital materials was intended to shape this "reference implementation." The Classics Capabilities Map was developed on the basis of the Classics use case. It delineates work required to effect the reference implementation.
The integration of extant tools with Bamboo-built infrastructure would have supported: