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"To Bamboo" means "To Enable"


Description

One key role of Bamboo going forward should be to enable the discovery, sharing and use/reuse of technology services meeting the needs of the arts/humanities/interpretive social sciences research community.  This is modeled on a successful role we see occurring with the CNI organization on behalf of its constituencies.

(Of course, Bamboo will also lead the way in planning, creation, integration and provisioning of these services, that's a given.  The services can include software tools, data and metadata resources, new media assets, applicable standards, human consulting expertise and support, knowledgebases, and the underlying cyberinfrastructure.) 

Bamboo's role in enabling the use of shared technology services could take many forms; exploring this further seems to be some of the work of defining the consortial model for the ongoing sustainable Bamboo community.  Bamboo could be a clearinghouse and discovery mechanism (a "referatory"). Bamboo could be a repository.  Bamboo could be a service provider, as in the "Software As A Service" model.  Bamboo could broker for shared service delivery with other organizations.  Bamboo could do all of this and more, in the role of enabling shared technology services.

Bamboo can also enable the repurposing of shared technology services that arise out of non-arts/humanities/interpretive social sciences domains, that can be adapted to meet the needs of the Bamboo community.

Bamboo can partner with other organizations that already serve similar roles of enabling the discovery, sharing and use/reuse of technology services (MERLOT is a quick example), as well as forging new models directly.

It seems a key piece of this is to work on sustainable funding models that support this technology service enabling function.

And so forth.  So, "To Bamboo" can mean, in part, "To Enable."  This, in turn, contributes to the sustainability of this initiative.

(See Exercise 7 Scribe Notes for group 1b - B (Steve Masover, scribe).)


 

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Jim Muehlenberg

Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

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Why might this direction be appropriate for Project Bamboo?

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Why might this direction be inappropriate for Project Bamboo?

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

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1 Comment

  1. Unknown User (mjf25@psu.edu)

    A good deal of potential within this particular theme.   Can individual scholars or institutions create the infrastructure needed to enable digital humanities research and scholarship beyond the local context--should they even be expected to?  Some issue are so large and critical e that they probably cannot be resolved through isolated attempts at multiple institutions (the preservation of assets created by humanists).  To move beyond the local approach, however, will require a significant cultural shift among scholars, technologists, and campus leaders.