This wiki space contains archival documentation of Project Bamboo, April 2008 - March 2013.
Who is Bamboo for and what are their needs?
Key for understanding what we're doing
Who is the scholarly user? Who is the tool builder? But audience is also wider - who else?
Jim M. (more context setting)
related to discussions in Work Spaces and Consortium project - we need to appeal to potential Consortium partners
In WS 3 stages of engagement
who is responsible for which of these activities?
area of work will have a strong hand in piloting
who else outside the project will play a role in this? (consortium)
Deployment models for getting the products out into the world.
John Coleman - what are the milestones? how do these stages map onto the project schedules?
Jim M. - move into some pilots in the current phase, then planning for adoption but not adoption phase until next phase
Bruce - key thing for piloting is having plumbing in place
Jim M. - different audiences will have different needs
Tim C. - within list of collections there will be steps involved in implementing them.
Steve M - not lose sight of bigger picture while we focus on the adoption of various bits
Seth - different models for rolling out or products depending on the product
Martin M - it's more likely to work at the level of individuals adopting and then asking for their institutions to support.
Jim M. - example of nanoHub people
Rich M. - Pilot within the partners primarily - adoption is wider.
Rick J. - There are some very real barriers to participation. Bamboo is way to big and complicated for easy individual involvement
Tim C - possibility to have piecemeal adoption of tools
Seth - heavyweight vs lightweight
Steve M. - are things we are building either integrated or separate? we need models that will encourage people to try things out and then participate in the existence and growth
John Pybus - problem of adoption - there are a lot of useful services that will give people a way into using and participating
Tim C - what we are looking at is a hybrid of the two models explained by Steve above
William Cowan - we want people to be able to adopt parts.
Neil - Biggest elephant is uptake. Audiences - CIO vs DHer. We need to build two-way communication with communities. Suggestion of 'Bamboo Scholars' early career people recognized and asked merely to give us feedback. We can use something like this to plant seeds.
Jim S - Scholars who participate in DHSI (U of Victoria)
John C - Grant holders who put together a team to do the work on the grant, and need support
John P - goes back to the original interest by Mellon - infrastructure to support future projects
Tim C - To what extent are we talking to other funding agencies than Mellon - NEH etc.
Neil - NEH funds advanced institutes.
General discussion about what the distinctions between different scholars and audiences are.
John P - they become interested when they see a benefit
Martin M - most scholars want their interaction with computers to be very easy
John C - what makes people use Google Books - it's easy to use and you can search by content
Rick J. - one of the things Alfresco brings is full text search -
Robin - disagrees with the idea that early scholars are the most willing to experiment because they are concerned about tenure and therefore are less able/willing to rock the boat - for example, collaboration is still a challenge because it's hard to receive credit for your work within current infrastructure
. User testing 2011
. Pilots later 2011 - close to done
. Adoption - set state later 2011
- Implement adoption Phase 2
- Scholars tend to adopt what they are interested in vs. institutional
Costs resources to make this real
. Piecemeal adoption of Bamboo services
. Bamboo scholars
- DHSI projects - need money
- hands-on ??? workshop
- younger scholars - alt. need tradition; also post tenure
. DH Humanities - builders within humanities community - Twitter - art galleries/cultural heritage
. Dir Libraries
. Content Providers
. Conventional humanities scholars
- Grant funded for a project - need money
- Digitally aware and interested - need money
content - simple/intuitive users - where use content????????????
. More than Mellon in Bamboo conversation?
- NEH advanced institutes