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Group 1b-A

(1b-6b-1 - 2)

Magic wand
-Humanities/arts spacebook
-Multimedia ways of expression
-Need for more physical archives & "finding tools"
-Financial support for metadata (maintenance, discovery and preservation of digital collections)
-Work with experimental technologies (organize those resources)
-Imagination -> tools -> support/education
-Time as related to usability
-Tools to support *traditional* research -> *FORAGING*

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Group 1b-B

(1b-6a-5, 1b-6b-3)

Magic wand: Project Bamboo
-Build tools that serve many, open source, generalized, documented, market
-Source Forge run by humanities, built in recognition, code reuse
-Service layers between Bamboo + Institution
-Broaden fair use, Bamboo-ized
-Tool that tells copyright status of asset, tag item w/ status
-Consent through community participation
-Supercomputing, high per comp bandwidth
-Registry of tools -> experience
-Standards for each discipline
-Ask question of collection & get answer quickly
-Continuous interaction
-Fellowships (Carnegie etc.) bring people together, i.e. humanities scholar with comp. sci - sabbaticals
-More metadata closer to items in digital repository

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Group 1b-C

(1b-6b-4 - 5)

Magic wand (for discipline)
-All texts pulled together so I can search, but want it done in a way not dumbed down
-0 stupid, 0 homogenized
-Information integration: heterogeneous data sources
-Image envy - tertdata (question) visualized, visualization modules
-User interface design - Bamboo site licenses -> SPOTFIRE
-Guided reading -> machine
-Moderated reading -> suggested
-Related readings
-Mediated machine learning -> contextualized stuff
-Leverage social intelligence in building computer mediated

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Group 1b-D

(1b-6b-6 - 7)

Magic wand
-"Warranted" publishing a la
-Humanities (grad)students + faculty "IT bootcamp"
-Provide a place for experimentation by new faculty/grad students
-(Skunk works) -> articles on academic practices
-Make IP more flexible (especially for inputs)
-Affect accreditation process to "force" this conversation within universities
-Everything digitized and *conceptually* searchable (& versioned)
-Reward collaboration and its various products > NEW METRICS - new (after retire) attribution methods make this possible?
1) Unitary (question) physical
2) Peer-reviewed
3) Citation/attribution
4) Editing

Magic wand 2
-Inter-disciplinary collaboration in which both were co-PIs and neither was an instrument (models are missing) > Disseminate *documentation* & models & data sets > Rivers not waterfalls
-Get senior faculty blaze the trail
-Make the production of *data* important
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Group 1b-E

(1b-6b-9 - 12)

Magic Wand (Wand-Ads)
-Digital archivist would be involved in faculty research from ground up
-So ahead of curve, no clients!
-Faculty wants media-savvy archivist who will tell him what he needs & help w/ labor
-Want $ for any digitization project
-How do "haves" reach out to "have-nots"?
-Have the effects of certain drugs in creating fearlessness w/ technology
-Create time
-Global systems & access; balance -> local, discipline, context
-Quality multimedia publishing platform that always worked
-Simple systems for content management
-Community building for sharing solutions
-[matchmaking technology
-Minimize barriers to communication across disciplines
-Fewer barriers to commercially held data
-Teach techies respect for historical tools/methods
-Bamboo should party with council for undergrad research and not just make them watch the rats for you
-to Bamboo: to convene, to advocate, to enable/integrate/provide services

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Group 1b-F

(1b-6b-13 - 14)

Magic wands
-Asking questions is allowed/encouraged
-Feeling of collaboration rather than services/clients
-Factor out technological problems from humanities scholars' work
-Shared language for collaboration between humanists + technologists
-Ideal data architectures + robust metadata
-IRB speaking the same language as humanists
-Give librarians faculty status
-Better search engines: fuzzier logic, better metadata
-More stuff digitized, more access thereto
-Higher-quality data (images, etc.)
-More complex presentation levels w/ multilingual 3D environment
-More comprehensive search engine
-More usable analysis tool
-Tech resources (people, tools, etc.)
-People not to be afraid, tide of information to be handled productively
-Search engine easier than Google, with better results
-Facebook-style social networking for academics
-Consensus on meaning of "digital scholarship"
-Efface "digital" - it's just part of work
-Basic computer literacy to all humanists

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Group 1b-G


Magic Wand
1) IP/fair use/copyright - be gone!
2) Facilitate collaborative writing and research on/with writing
-> expand this to do (??) media as weed(question)

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Group 1c-A

(pb1c-075, 077-080)

* Magic wand
          o Coherent interface to scholarly "universe"
          o The way I work should reflect how I think
          o Bagging, tagging + ordering
          o Ability to get into languages all over the world
                + Language translation
          o Quality digitization of all library material
                + International
          o Transparent way of accessing the raw data
          o Separate tools from data
          o Availability + access to quality material in digital
          o Continued update of artifacts in best/most up-to-date specs
          o A universal finder across languages
          o Automated broker
                + Cost
                + Means
                + Rules
          o Infinite support engine
          o Omniscient, just-in-time, just-enough about what people are doing
                + Allowing collaboration
                + Concierge
          o Web of markets around
                + Higher education
                + Cultural heritage
          o Market power returned to the university/institution
          o People can tailor their own flexibility starting place - personalized
          o Less administrative + bureaucratic overhead
          o More time for research

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Group 1c-B

(pb1c-083 - 089)

* Time! No external demands
    * Instant understanding of all technology
    * Legitimize digitally-informed scholarship
    * Clarify + establish citation and quotation rights, laws, rules, techniques [SMALL WAND!]
    * Reward enhancement of digital works [edit, comment]
    * Please convert my files into digital form, and put them into a flexible database that I can retrieve from
          o Teaching
          o Study
          o Research
          o Use by students
          o Fast as manual process
    * Better way to comment on/annotate digital docs
          o Useful to students and faculty
    * All best practices known internationally
    * Maintain ability to make a mistake in an era of digitization
    * Freedom to fail
    * Disable all computers in a classroom
    * Unsend button for e-mail
    * Put the students in charge [FLIP!]
    * 5 years free funding to all new PhD's
          o Free from immediate production
          o Agency funding skews research -> more conservative
                + Too much fear
                + Able to pursue interests
                + Stop Americanization of academia

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Group 1c-C

(pb1c-090 - 093)

* Time!
    * Need a staff of several to organize & preserve materials
    * Better standard interfaces that hide complexity
    * High resolution/quality of images
    * Copyright exceptions for scholars in all media - and a tool to get the stuff
    * Conceptual search - computing that rises to thinking/scholarship
    * Digitized publication alongside print
    * Search everything through one interface (intelligent aggregation, great filtering)
    * All tools & archives available for assembly & organization tailored to individual need & interest
    * Research discovery service: what's happening within institution (implies research description ontology)
    * Collaborative research tools - citation of contributed parts (to trade "credit")
    * Collaborative private space (not Google)
    * Easier interfaces for database creation, markup, etc - reduce need to learn lots of tools, languages, etc.
    * A1
          o ID genres
          o Learn [through] (lit) embodied practice
          o Divide labor
    * A2
          o ID issues
          o Communities in any of ways
          o Disseminate findings to
    * A3
          o Talk to/within communities
          o Rely on a
          o Use technology
    * A4
          o Gather data
          o Assimilate info
          o Comm. more or less compute
    * A5
          o ID what makes difference
          o ID of where
          o ID to whom
    * A6
          o Form relationship to achieve goal
          o Get f. back on some written formula; comments
          o Give back/negotiate value
    * A7
          o Form networks
    * A8
          o Read, write + publish papers
          o Analyze data + info
          o Read stuff

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Group 1d-A

(pb1d5-03 to 04)

-IT staff knowledgeable about scholarship to "do their IT project"
-Get inside another's mind to understand their work
-Cast iron will
-Eradicate institutional impediments (budgetary limits, short-sighted administrators, I don't know it so you don't need it)
-Mutual understanding and respect for complementary skill-sets
-Get better - not worse! - at providing access to scholarly objects
-IP regime to allow scholars to benefit from their work
    -"defined and bounded Fair Use zone"
    -cross institutional license issues to conform to cross-institutional scholarly     practice

-Fair Use Zone encompasses community as possible/appropriate
-"Technical Esperanto" (that people actually speak)
-Unlimited funds...project and seed funding -> failure. "Micropayments"
-Durability - Things that worked yesterday work today
-Easier discovery: Magic clearinghouse beyond Google
-Discover what's in-process
-Discover who has needed skills (Craigslist for needed skills)
-Easier remote access to resources
-Clear, broad institutional and/or government support for digital humanities scholarship
-Redefine what constitutes LASTING VALUE

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Group 1d-B

(pb1d5-10 to -11)

-make faculty more receptive and get im.(question) dose of current tech.
    -ex.: Web 2.0
-light and universally adopted standards
-marketplace of services
    -project design; tech services
    ex.: Yahoo Pipes
-Access models and controls - as a standard solution
    -role-based access

-sustainable business model
-searchable collection of state of the art work - with commitment to open access/borrowing
-documentation on demand

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Group 1d-C

(pb1d5-13 to -18)

-Resources w/disparate metadata
    -data aggregation across databases
-Professional development opportunities for faculty
-Better ways to communicate what is available

-Ability to translate data between software of disparate disciplines
-Multimedia scholars notebook "Sophie"
-Navigate across tools w/single sign-on "Shibboleth"
-online catalogs w/annotation (social computing)

-additional peer review methodology "peer review lite"
    -place to bounce ideas, "half-baked ideas"
-way to link scholarly activities across institutions to find out what's going on in a field/discipline
-coalition to address issue of scholarship as it relates to tenure and(question) promotion

-way to assess the impact of technologies
-assurance that digital work can be migrated/available in the future
-place where people can migrate info

-Smart phones as data collection devices (will increase because of GPS)
-Harder to get involved in digital projects
    -needs to be scalable
-better social networks that follow everywhere
    -pervasive "connectedness"

-grad. students running own conferences
    -increasingly forming own networks outside of traditional scholarly networks
-grad students publishing own journals outside traditional scholarly networks
-more open to new media and working with tech

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Group 1d-D

(pb1d5-21 to -25)

1.    Simplified grant application process; less cost sharing, especially budget process
2.    Better tech skills for incoming grad students -> tech 'boot camp' for incoming students
3.    Grad students, junior faculty asking to retain some/all copyright of their publications
4.    Social networking (also blogs and wikis: publication medium) used by some grad students, junior faculty to describe and build their professional interests and profiles

5.    Slow movement towards including and here(question) done on a wiki/blog in a tenure review dossier.
a.    at the moment (??) instances of this only against tenure
6.    Find all Chinese texts, sorted, with related secondary literature, with names, places, dates glossed
a.    for anyone
7.    Same for video...
a.    integration with other systems used for texts

-Open Data - like an "open source" movement
-Directory of available tools and resources
    -w/reviews and (???) best practices
-What Bamboo could do:
    -transitioning data silos to new/current format/structures
    -make existing resources (info) accessible -> mesh-upable and modular

-create a community to discuss their matters...
    -e.g., HASTAC
-"Common Application" for digital humanities grants w/hooks to databases of common data
-Common databases/templates for academically relevant data
    -such as professional profiles
-Help identify redundancies ->greater efficiences ->move assets to institutions with fewer resources

-Digital Humanities
    bootcamp syllabus/curriculum
    -at multiple skill levels
    -then leads to best practices in their use

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Group 1d-E


p. 3
-Abolish departments
-Reconfigure organization to improve research (along different axis)
    i.e., Area studies
-Establish Nodes/Intersection Points (i.e., Media studies)

p. 4
-Effective digitization/storage/access to original materials
-Effective digitization
    Born digital storage
-Academic FREEDOM

p. 5
-Stop duplicating efforts across institutions
-Robust support services for humanities scholars
-Improve/Integrate outreach
-Build rapport with/improve scholars

p. 6
-Systematic data collection of primary materials to support new forms of pedagogies/literacy
-esp. new media...
-consortial approach

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Group 1d-F

(pb1d5-29 to -30)

-represent every object with a persistent surrogate
-improve access to digital representations of delicate objects, e.g., manuscripts
    -Better OCR
    -"OSR = optical script recognition"

-make intellectual property issues "go away" - more rational, pass the Orphan Works Law, easier to navigate
-make formats more durable, i.e., make format conversion go away
-make search across resources easier

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