The open community data exchange: Advancing data sharing and discovery in open online community science

Georg J P Link, Matt Germonprez, Sean Goggins, Jeffrey Hemsley, Bill Rand, Megan Squire

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Abstract

While online behavior creates an enormous amount of digital data that can be the basis for social science research, to date, the science has been conducted piecemeal, one internet address at a time, often without social or scholarly impact beyond the site's own stakeholders. Scientists lack the tools, methods, and practices to combine, compare, contrast and communicate about online behavior across internet addresses or over time. In response, we are building the infrastructure for computational social scientists, social scientists, and citizens to make corresponding advances in our understanding of online human interactions. In this paper, we present our effort to specify the Open Community Data Exchange (OCDX) metadata standard to describe datasets, as well as the necessary infrastructure for creating, editing, viewing, sharing, and analyzing manifests. The purpose of this paper is to communicate the current state of our project and represent our current findings through our ongoing engagement with the scientific community and to engage in dialog among computational social scientists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCompanion to the Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, OpenSym 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344814
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 17 2016
Event12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, OpenSym 2016 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Aug 17 2016Aug 19 2016

Other

Other12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, OpenSym 2016
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period8/17/168/19/16

Keywords

  • Dataset sharing
  • Metadata standard development
  • Science of science
  • Social science datasets
  • Tool and infrastructure development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Link, G. J. P., Germonprez, M., Goggins, S., Hemsley, J., Rand, B., & Squire, M. (2016). The open community data exchange: Advancing data sharing and discovery in open online community science. In Companion to the Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, OpenSym 2016 [a7] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2962132.2962142