[open-humanities] OpenLiterature v1.0 - let's do a reboot!
james.harriman-smith at cantab.net
Sun Feb 22 07:36:25 UTC 2015
So, to quote Rufus, task 1: Identify the minimal viable product for
(This also relates to minimal viable "Textus" platform to power this (for
background and slide deck see http://okfnlabs.org/textus/). At present the
key things would be finishing the viewer JS lib (we are 80% there) and
integrating this into the wordpress site.)
Off the top of my head, I'd like Open Literature to have the following
1. Upload of texts in a simple format, ideally one used on Gutenberg
2. Allow those texts to be annotated by users publicly
3. Make annotations and texts searchable
What have I missed? Stuff like anonymous and logged-in annotation would be
nice, as would a page where a user could see what they had been annotating,
but none of this is, I think, absolutely core for a first release.
On 16 February 2015 at 09:19, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 15 February 2015 at 15:10, John Levin <john at anterotesis.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Regret I have very limited time - and am out of the UK - at the moment.
>> In any case it seems that the work to be done is mainly technical, coding,
>> at this point. Once Textus is up and running, then the non-techie humanists
>> can get stuck in, putting up texts etc.
> I would say there is need right now for a lot of *non*-techincal
> engagement - from being site editor, to blogging, tweeting, writing new
> essays, doing user testing, coordinating, organizing events. So would
> definitely welcome non-technical folks here :-)
> A couple of side-matters:
>> 1: Is this the OL twitter account? https://twitter.com/OpenLiterature Is
>> anyone looking after it?
> No - but we could (i also wonder if we should move over OpenShakespeare to
> here since it already has quite a few followers)
>> 2: I have cleared spam and pending spam from the OL & Open Hums wordpress
>> 3: Fixed the links in this post:
>> which were directing to Open Shakespeare & 404ing.
> Fantastic - and thanks!
>> On 15/02/2015 14:39, Rufus Pollock wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I wanted to restart the conversation on getting OpenLiterature v1.0
>>> launched. In terms of key steps:
>>> 1. Identify the minimal viable product for OpenLiterature.net
>>> This also relates to minimal viable "Textus" platform to power this (for
>>> background and slide deck see http://okfnlabs.org/textus/). At present
>>> the key things would be finishing the viewer JS lib (we are 80% there)
>>> and integrating this into the wordpress site.
>>> Requirement: a discussion on this list
>>> We already have an issue list
>>> <https://github.com/okfn/openliterature.net/issues> that could be useful
>>> 2. Estimate work and skills needed
>>> My guess is we are talking about 3-6 person weeks here to get to MVP -
>>> though we would need to properly estimate.
>>> 3. Recruit team
>>> Anticipate roles like:
>>> - Product Owner
>>> - Cat herder (scrum master)
>>> - Site Editor
>>> - Designer
>>> - Frontend JS (viewer)
>>> - Wordpress Plugin write (PHP)
>>> Probably work asynchronously around a series of sprints (e.g. a few
>>> weekend or Saturday sprints)
>>> Who's interested? In particular, who would be interested in coordinating
>>> the initial phase of getting us all moving again?
>> John Levin
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