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Forage

Definition


In scholarly practice, some argue that foraging involves searching with a touch of serendipity.


 

Name(s)

Institution(s)

Proposed/originated by:

M.R. Researcher

University of Example

Current facilitator(s)

I. M. Librarian

Hypothetical University


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What tools, standards, organizations, or efforts exist in this area of scholarly practice?

Item

Description - what is it?

URL or other reference

Contributor

Zotero

A Firefox web-browser extension. 

www.zotero.org

I.M. Librarian


What tools, standards, organizations, or efforts are missing from this area of scholarly practice?

Item

Description - what is it?

URL or other reference

Contributor

Recommendation engine for scholarly articles

Like on Amazon, but applying to scholarly articles

?

R.S. Contributor


What part of this area of scholarly practice is within Project Bamboo scope, and why?

Item

Description - what is it?

Why is it in scope?

Contributor

Foraging engine

Could Bamboo be a new way of foraging?

Foraging is a key scholarly practice that affects a lot of things.

M.R. Researcher

 

 

I don't think so. I don't forage.

J.C. Technologist


What part of this area of scholarly practice is outside Project Bamboo scope, and why?

Item

Description - what is it?

Why is it out of scope?

Contributor

 

thoughts?

 

 


References

References

Contributor

  • "foraging combines discovery and serendipity; that kind of investigation can inform both linear and untraditional forms of understanding" (ex. 4 scribe notes, page 3, line 6)  - Long citation form
  • "sampling to find things in places you wouldn't ordinarily look" (ex. 2-3 flipcharts, group 1a-A)  - Short citation form

M.R. Researcher

  • "A tool that makes data sets interoperable" (ex. 7 scribe notes, 1a-B) - Short citation form

I.M. Librarian

  • A "wayback machine for searches & inquiry" (ex. 7 flipcharts, p. 3, line 23) - Long citation form

R.S. Contributor


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