This wiki space contains archival documentation of Project Bamboo, April 2008 - March 2013.

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This wiki space is an archive. It contains artifacts of the Bamboo Planning Phase, April 2008-December 2010.

News, overviews, and the most current information about Project Bamboo can be found on the project web site

The Bamboo Technology Project began in October 2010. The Technology Wiki replaced this space as the active Project Bamboo wiki as of that date.

This archive wiki space for the Bamboo Planning Phase is read-only.

Material below this info-box was current as of December 2010.

If you're new to Project Bamboo
You can catch up on what we've done so far by browsing the timeline below. You can also see how to get started with the wiki and what's on the wiki.

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Project Bamboo was funded in March 2008. Here's what we've done so far.


Discussion Drafts

Workshop 5 

(June 17 - 19, 2009)

Workshop 4

(April 16 - 18, 2009)

Workshop 4 included conversations about the discussion draft of the Bamboo Program Document, straw polls about interest in the program draft's areas of focus, and action plans by the groups that formed out of the straw polls.

Working Groups

If you're part of a working group
Find your working group page to collaborate with group members.

Workshop 3

(January 12 - January 14, 2009)

Workshop 3 built off of Workshop 2 and the progress of the Working Groups. A straw consortial model for Project Bamboo was also introduced and discussed.

Workshop 2

(October 15 - October 18, 2008)

Workshop 2 brought scholars, librarians, and IT professionals together to discuss the Directions that emerged from the data analysis conducted on the wiki. After suggesting potential questions and issues for each potential Direction, the participants formed groups to delve further into their chosen Direction, including what aspects are within the scope of Project Bamboo, what Demonstrators would be helpful, and what the plan should be for the working group.

Workshop 2 presentations focused on the Services Roadmap and the Demonstrators that will be developed between workshops 2 and 3. The concluding discussion dealt areas that should be explored relating to the Consortial Model of Bamboo.

  1. Advocacy (Leadership)
  2. Education and Training
  3. Institutional Partnerships and Support
  4. Social/Scholarly Networking
  5. Standards and Specifications
  6. Tools, Repositories and Content Partners
  7. Service Framework
    Added Group: Stories

Themes and Directions

(July 17 - October 14, 2008)

After Workshop 1, all notes were published on the wiki, and the program staff solicited the community's help to analyze the raw data. The four facets of this analysis were distilling the scholarly practices discussed in Workshop 1 into Themes, grouping related Themes into Collections, exploring Directions that Project Bamboo should pursue based on the Workshop 1 data, and considering possible Consortial Models for leading the project forward. The Directions emerging from this analysis formed the basis of Workshop 2 discussions.

Workshop 1: Understanding Arts and Humanities Scholarship

(April 28 - July 16, 2008) 

Workshop One was held four times between April and July, 2006. Workshop 1a took place in Berkeley (April 28-30), 1b took place in Chicago (May 15-17), 1c was held in Paris (June 9-11) and 1d was held in Berkeley (July 14-16). Each workshop was independent of the others, and no workshop data was released until after all four were completed to avoid influencing the remaining workshops.

The following summary describes the topics covered in Workshop 1. The notes from each workshop - including group sharing noes, small group scribe notes, and flipchart transcriptions - have been grouped by exercise for easier navigation.

Planning Project Proposal

(March 14, 2008)

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced its funding of the 18-month Bamboo Planning Project on March 14, 2008.

Meet Neil

Neil Fraistat is Professor of English and Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), which will be hosting the Digital Humanities 2009 conference in June at the University of Maryland. A founder and General Editor of the Romantic Circles scholarly website, he is also Co-Chair of centerNet, an international network of digital humanities centers.

Project Bamboo is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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