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 srodl...@wikimedia.org “*In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be...This is the inter-related structure of reality.”**― Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation <http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/197294>* _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>