In the spirit of working openly, this area of the site contains documentation about the project to help current and potential contributors to understand the background and goals of the project.
- Draft Open Canvas for the project
- This is a one-page overview of the project, based on the Open Canvas template from Mozilla’s Open Leadership Training Series.
This project wouldn’t have been possible without the support and inspiration of a large number of people and groups.
- Software Sustainability Institute
- Enabled this project to get off the ground through their Fellowship Programme, providing training, a network, moral support and a small amount of funding. Jez Cope was awarded an SSI Fellowship as part of the 2020 inauguration.
Inspiration & prior art
- The Carpentries
- An inspiring example of a successful and inclusive community built around teaching essential programming & data skills to researchers (and, more recently, librarians), championing the development of teaching skills. Particularly notable for its robust and forward-thinking approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Open Life Science programme
- An offshoot of the Mozilla Open Leadership programme aiming to help “individuals and stakeholders in research to become Open Science ambassadors”.
- Programming Historian
- An initiative to “publish novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching”, the Programming Historian provides a wide range of peer-reviewed self-study lessons on a range of programming- and data-related topics. It’s driven and maintained by a huge community of volunteers.
- Alan Turing Institute Humanities & Data Science interest group
- A small group that has been meeting regularly (first face-to-face and then via video conference) to discuss data science topics of interest in the Humanities.
- GLAM Labs community
- Brings together innovative “Labs” teams in galleries, libraries, archives & museums around the world to share experience of experimentation in the sector.
In January 2020 Jez Cope was awarded a Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship, to kickstart a cultural heritage data science network at the British Library.
- “Pre-COVID” one-page project brief
- Now sadly rather overtaken by circumstances, but gives an idea of the original goals of the project.