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Please contribute your suggestions by commenting on the appropriate page. A group of Project Bamboo wiki "gardeners" will integrate suggestions into the pages themselves. If you have a account, you can alternately recommend links by tagging them for:projectbamboo (see Connect with Bamboo on the project web site for more about Project Bamboo's presence on social networking sites).

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Nature of and Problems in Digital Humanities

Evaluating the Quality of Electronic Texts, Lisa Spiro, director of the Digital Media Center at Fondren Library, Rice University. May 9, 2008

Humanities 2.0: Promise, Perils, Predictions, Cathy N. Davidson. PMLA, Vol. 123, No. 3, May 2008: p. 707-171.

"Doing Much More Than We Have So Far Attempted", Don Waters, EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 42, no. 5 (September/October 2007): 8-9. Identifies strategic issues in scholarship: Aggregation for Discovery and Research, Discipline-Based Informatics, New Publication Emphases.

Building a Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities (BVREH), University of Oxford. 2006

Summit on Digital Tools for the Humanities: Final Report, University of Virginia. Published May 2006; Summit took place September 2005

Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History [Google Books], Franco Moretti. Published 2005

A Multi-Dimensional Framework for Academic Support, University of Minnesota. 2005

Digital Resources and Tools in Humanities Scholarship: Practice and Effects

Curricular Uses of Visual Materials: A Mixed-Method Institutional Study, Carleton College, August 2008

Microsoft Rolls out Publishing and Research Tools for Academics, Peter Monaghan, The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 31, 2008

A Sociologist Says Students Aren't So Web-Wise After All, The Chronicle of Higher Education - The Wired Campus. April 29, 2008

Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure and the Internet, Christine L. Borgman. October 2007

Summary Report of the Scholarly Assets Management Initial Exploratory Group, MINDS@UW. October 25, 2007

Use and Users of Digital Resources, Diane Harley, EDUCAUSE Quarterly. 2007

Use and Users of Digital Resources: A Focus on Undergraduate Education in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE). April 5, 2006

Navigating Course Materials in Unique Ways, University of California, Los Angeles. February, 2005

How geography professors select materials for classroom lectures: implications for the design of digital libraries, International Conference on Digital Libraries, Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries. 2004

Scholarly Communication and the Library

Future of Scholarly Communication, Center for Studies in Higher Education (CHSE). Ongoing

Current Models of Digital Scholarly Communication: Results of an Investigation Conducted by Ithaka for the Association of Research Libraries (pdf). November 2008.

Establishing a Research Agenda for Scholarly Communication: A Call for Community Engagement, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). November 2007

Publishing Needs and Opportunities at the University of California[doc], Catherine H. Candee, Lynne Withey, University of California Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Committee (SLASIAC). October 2007

University Publishing in a Digital Age: Social Commentary on the Ithaka Report. July 26, 2007

The State of Scholarly Publishing in the History of Art and Architecture, Lawrence McGill, Rice University Press. September 21, 2006

Scholarly Communication: Academic Values and Sustainable Models, Center for Studies in Higher Education (CHSE). July 27, 2006

Scholarly Work and the Shaping of Digital Access, Carole L. Palmer, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 2005

Digital Humanities Projects

DARIAH - Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, a project to support the digitisation of arts and humanities data across Europe.

Case studies: The Henry III Fine Rolls Project, AHRC ICT Methods Network.

Nietzsche on New Paths: The HyperNietzsche Project and Open Scholarship on the Web, Paolo D'Iorio.

TextGrid as a Digital Ecosystem [pdf], Digital EcoSystems and Technologies Conference 2007, Univ. of Appl. Sci. Worms, Worms. 21-23 Feb. 2007.

Digital Humanities Journals

Into the Blogosphere, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

K A I R O S: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Business Models for Digital Humanities

ODH update: CLIR Releases "A Survey of Digital Humanities Centers in the United States", National Endowment for the Humanities. June 2008

IT Engagement in Research - Key Findings [pdf], Harvey Blustain, Sandra Braman, Richard N. Katz, Gail Salaway, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR). July 2006

EPIC: Online Use and Cost Evaluation Project findings, Columbia University. September 2004


Changing the Center of Gravity: Transforming Classical Studies Through Cyberinfrastructure Winter 2009: v3 n1
Editors: Gregory Crane and Melissa Terras

The e-Framework for Education and Research is an international initiative that provides information to institutions on investing in and using information technology infrastructure. It advocates service-oriented approaches to facilitate technical interoperability of core infrastructure as well as effective use of available funding. It is a project founded by DEST (Australia), now DEEWR; and JISC (UK). The National Library of Austrialia has aligned its service framework to e-framework service genres (released 24 Nov 2008). Factoring and Mapping the Research Domain (Jane Hunter and Matthew Dovey, Universities of Queensland & Oxford, September 2006) addresses cross-domain factoring of research-oriented services.

Things to Do While Waiting for the Future to Happen: Building Cyberinfrastructure for the Liberal Arts, David Green & Michael Roy, Educause, July/August 2008

Towards the Australian Data Commons: A Proposal for an Australian National Data Service, Platforms for Collaboration. May 21, 2008

Interedition, an international initiative for digital scholarly editing infrastructure. 2007

Our Cultural Commonwealth: The final report of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities [pdf], American Council on Learned Societies (ACLS). 2006

NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for the Social Sciences 2005: Final Report, San Diego Supercomputer Center. May 12, 2005

Report of the National Science Foundation Blue-Ribbon Advisory Panel on Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation Office of Cyberinfrastructure. 2003

Future scholarly practices

The Next Generation of Academics: A Report on a Study Conducted at the University of Rochester, Ryan Randall, Jane Smith, Katie Clark, Nancy Fried Foster. September 17, 2008.

Developing the Capacity and Skills to Support eResearch, Margaret Henty. Adriadne, Issue 55, April 2008.


  1. Unknown User (

    I have a resource to contribute but suspect the gardeners will be have a better sense of the right category.  The resource is a research study report titled "Curricular Uses of Visual Materials: A Mixed-Method Institutional Study."

    Two categories come to mind.

    1) Coordinated support efforts, by that I mean scholarly support that spans organizational and professional boundaries.  This report is designed to foster conversations in this area.

     2) Higher Education Research

  2. Unknown User (

    The JISC funded 'Building a Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities' (BVREH) project conducted a user survey of Oxford-based humanities scholars in 2006 to find out about scholarly practices and technical needs at the university. The survey report can be found here More information about the BVREH project and it's current phase of work can be found at

    I'll leave it to the 'gardeners' to place this.

    1. Unknown User (

      Thanks for the link, Ruth. I've added it under Nature of and Problems in Digital Humanities.

  3. Unknown User (

    I just learned about the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities project.  The associated web site includes the following description of the project. 

    "... a project to support the digitisation of data. We will provide the research infrastructure for digital research and preservation and thus, bring information users, information managers and information providers within countries and across Europe together.

    The digital research infrastructure will integrate grid middleware with user facing tools to support e-research and e-learning activities. Therefore DARIAH will make an important input towards e-humanities.

    The grand vision for DARIAH is to facilitate long-term access to, and use of all European Arts and Humanities and cultural heritage information for the purposes of research. The research will help to increase knowledge and understanding of our heritage, histories, languages and cultures."

    Happy gardening!


  4. Unknown User (

    It would be useful to include a recent NSF report on virtual organizations to the "cyberinfrastructure" section:

    Cummings, Finholt, Foster, Kesselman, and Lawrence (2008). Beyond being there: A blueprint for advancing the design, development, and evaluation of virtual organizations.

    Available from: NSF Virtual Organization report