Some (unofficial) info. on Navigation Tree

20 May 2020
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Hi all,
You'll recall in yesterday's meeting there was uncertainty around the scope/approach of the Navigation Tree. I know our group rep. was going to go back and gather information. Coincidentally this came up elsewhere today, and I thought it might be useful to report back to the group something I learned today-when we were discussing it in another WG (Social Sciences). Here's my rough understanding-for obvious reasons not as "the answer" to the Software group (not trying to pre-empt our rep), but just erring on the side of sharing what I heard-and our group rep. could corroborate that once they learn more.
1. The original overall WG Charge describes one of the outputs as: A Decision Tree tool to facilitate navigation to specific Resources.
2. The "Resources" are those in Zotero.
3. However, as the overall project has evolved, and the length of the document grew extensively, there emerged a new need to develop a tool to help readers navigate the recommendations in the document itself, and it was decided that the navigation tool should serve that new purpose as well.
4. So now ostensibly the scope of the tool would be to point users to both:
a. Resources in Zotero and/or
b. Guidelines/recommendations from the main text (even if they don't point to a Resource)
Hope that helps,
Katy
Katherine McNeill
Research Data Program Manager & Collections Librarian
Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services
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  • Carole Goble's picture

    Author: Carole Goble

    Date: 21 May, 2020

    Thanks Katy
    That makes a lot of sense.
    Carole
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    Professor Carole Goble
    The University of Manchester
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    On 20 May 2020, at 22:18, mcneillh via RDA-COVID19-Software <***@***.***-groups.org> wrote:
    
    Hi all,
    You’ll recall in yesterday’s meeting there was uncertainty around the scope/approach of the Navigation Tree. I know our group rep. was going to go back and gather information. Coincidentally this came up elsewhere today, and I thought it might be useful to report back to the group something I learned today—when we were discussing it in another WG (Social Sciences). Here’s my rough understanding—for obvious reasons not as “the answer” to the Software group (not trying to pre-empt our rep), but just erring on the side of sharing what I heard—and our group rep. could corroborate that once they learn more.
    1. The original overall WG Charge describes one of the outputs as: A Decision Tree tool to facilitate navigation to specific Resources.
    2. The “Resources” are those in Zotero.
    3. However, as the overall project has evolved, and the length of the document grew extensively, there emerged a new need to develop a tool to help readers navigate the recommendations in the document itself, and it was decided that the navigation tool should serve that new purpose as well.
    4. So now ostensibly the scope of the tool would be to point users to both:
    a. Resources in Zotero and/or
    b. Guidelines/recommendations from the main text (even if they don’t point to a Resource)
    Hope that helps,
    Katy
    Katherine McNeill
    Research Data Program Manager & Collections Librarian
    Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services
    ***@***.***
    617.495.5310
    www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Research-Data-Program
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  • Leyla Garcia's picture

    Author: Leyla Garcia

    Date: 27 May, 2020

    Dear all,
    An updated regarding decision trees.
    The decision tree task force is currently analyzing three options:
    infographics, mind-maps and decision wizards (like the Data Stewardship
    wizard). The following is my own understanding of what was discussed
    yesterday:
    * The tool (infographics, mind-maps, wizard) will be used to make it easier
    for a reader to navigate through the recommendations and resources
    * It is not clear yet whether the tool will be an infographic, mind-map or
    wizard, a combination of some (all) of them, or all of them
    * Resource means anything collected in the Zotero library
    * If a group recommends a specific resource, there should be a way to get
    to it via the tool
    * There is not yet a clear schedule/deadline on when the tool will be
    available
    Regards,
    On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 8:53 AM CaroleGoble via RDA-COVID19-Software <
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  • Fotis Psomopoulos's picture

    Author: Fotis Psomopoulos

    Date: 27 May, 2020

    Hi Leyla,
    thank you very much for this update! From my perspective, having the
    resources defined as anything collected in the Zotero library makes
    absolute sense.
    Kind regards,
    Fotis
    On Wed, 27 May 2020 at 18:36, ljgarcia via RDA-COVID19-Software <
    ***@***.***-groups.org> wrote:

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