We’re glad to be hosting “Structuring Active Work: Developing Sustainable Digital Infrastructures for Collaborative Research Teams” at Computers & Writing 2017. (See our April blog post for a full description.)
We’ll be using a Basecamp project in our Crow Basecamp for the workshop. Basecamp is a team communication platform which brings together do lists, scheduling, and threaded conversations in a single interface. We’ve been using it since late 2015 and we’re quite pleased with it.
Basecamp has excellent online help. Here are a couple links which might be useful for the workshop:
Our goals for the workshop are as follows:
- To assist you in defining what it means to conduct sustainable research.
- To support your development and exploration of physical and digital infrastructure for your research purposes.
- To demonstrate the tools and platforms we (Crow) use to aid in creating visible processes and decision-making for our team.
- To provide you with the necessary space to assess your project’s needs, formulate goals, and identify potential opportunities and constraints for collaborative research.
- To offer best practices for interdisciplinary collaboration, especially when it comes to dealing with differences in communication practices, research procedures, and terminology from a variety of disciplines.
- To share collaborative planning procedures that we (Crow) have found valuable.
Most of the workshop materials will be available in our Basecamp project, but we’ll cross-post links here as well once we’re ready to share everything.