I wanted to add another voice of support in favor of the ideas expressed in Allegra Gonzalez’s post on Nuts and Bolts. I couldn’t get the comment feature to work on this post, so I’m adding a new posting.
I think a session that delves into practical support for DH would be great, particularly if we can develop a set of core needs and best practices to support those needs. This might involve skill sets for staff, physical and virtual spaces for working, tool kits to equip and encourage DH work, and implementable solutions for the grand question of how we encourage experimentation and provide support in ways that ensure success.
I think any of these topics could warrant sessions of their own, but starting as a mashup of previously proposed ideas might be a way to get started. I appreciate the interest expressed by the other session proposals.