Workshop: Designing and Building a Space for Innovative Scholarly Practices

Event: ACM Group Workshop: Designing and Building a Space for Innovative Scholarly Practices to Enhance Open Online Community Scholarship
Date: November 2016
Location: Sanibel Island, Florida
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2016

Open online communities play important roles in a wide variety of areas including, but not limited to, software development, knowledge management, education, health, and scientific discovery. Finding ways to bring scholars together to discuss diverse interests and abilities promotes dataset curation and fosters coherent disciplinary understandings of scholarship needs. This workshop will be built on an infrastructure and toolset that enables the sharing of electronic trace data from a wide range of systems, including open online community systems, in such a way that the content, structure and associated analysis tooling for each dataset is explicitly noted in an instance of the OCDX manifest. To enable this process, workshop participants will help to build additional tools on top of and in concert with the OCDX Manifest Engine that includes support for the generation, management, and consumption of OCDX metadata standard derived manifests.

To apply to this workshop, submit a 1-2 page statement by to outlining:

•  A challenge you encountered working with open, online community data;
•  A short, high level characterization of the research questions you have in open online community research;
•  A description of your technical skills, if any; and
•  Describe how and to what extent you have considered questions of privacy and ethics protecting individuals during research on open online communities.

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