Bamboo Technology Project
The Bamboo Technology Project is creating applications that will directly support the research and teaching of scholars in the Humanities, meeting needs that were identified during an earlier 18 month planning process involving many institutions around the world. Bamboo Work Spaces is providing easy-to use tools for managing and analyzing content; it will serve a wide range of individual researchers and groups of scholars. Bamboo Corpora Space will allow individuals or groups to work on dispersed digital corpora using a range of sophisticated curatorial, analytic, and visualization tools and services.
The Oxford eResearch Centre, in conjunction with the Humanities Division is working within the Work Spaces stream, integrating image viewing and annotation tools from the Virtual Research Environment for the Study of Documents and Manuscripts project (VRE-SDM) which was funded by the JISC. The project is using OpenSocial, interoperable components which allow for the integration of social networking and reference tools to be exposed across multiple workspaces.