Just a reminder, the July 2017 Research Showcase will begin in one hour.

Hope to see you there!

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:38 AM, Sarah R <srodl...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed this Wednesday, July 26,
> 2017 at 11:30 AM (PST) 18:30 UTC.
> YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC1jgK8C8aQ
> As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research.
> And, you can watch our past research showcases here
> <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase#July_2017>.
> This month's presentation:
> Freedom versus Standardization: Structured Data Generation in a Peer
> Production CommunityBy *Andrew Hall*In addition to encyclopedia articles
> and software, peer production communities produce *structured data*,
> e.g., Wikidata and OpenStreetMap’s metadata. Structured data from peer
> production communities has become increasingly important due to its use by
> computational applications, such as CartoCSS, MapBox, and Wikipedia
> infoboxes. However, this structured data is usable by applications only if
> it follows *standards.* We did an interview study focused on
> OpenStreetMap’s knowledge production processes to investigate how – and how
> successfully – this community creates and applies its data standards. Our
> study revealed a fundamental tension between the need to produce structured
> data in a standardized way and OpenStreetMap’s tradition of contributor
> freedom. We extracted six themes that manifested this tension and three
> overarching concepts, *correctness, community,* and *code,* which help
> make sense of and synthesize the themes. We also offer suggestions for
> improving OpenStreetMap’s knowledge production processes, including new
> data models, sociotechnical tools, and community practices.
> Kindly,
> Sarah R. Rodlund
> Senior Project Coordinator-Product & Technology, Wikimedia Foundation
> srodl...@wikimedia.org

Sarah R. Rodlund
Senior Project Coordinator-Product & Technology, Wikimedia Foundation

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