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UC3: Web Archiving Activities
"With funding from the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) and in partnership with UCLA and Harvard University, CDL is developing Cobweb, an open source platform to support collaborative collection development for web archives. Cobweb’s core functionality supports digital curators in establishing projects to collect thematically organized web archives, allows for submission of nominations to those projects, tracks claims made by collecting organizations to participate by archiving nominated web resources, and reports on holdings that have been archived. The shared curatorial decision-making enabled by Cobweb will benefit libraries and archives already engaged in web archiving as well as those that have not yet started, and it will help them make better informed decisions regarding the allocation of their finite resources. Cobweb also provides researchers with aggregated descriptions of archived resources to help them identify and find those useful to their research."
web-archive  collaboration  curation  project  academic-center 
january 2018 by tsuomela
Educopia
"With others, you can accomplish what you cannot accomplish alone This simple principle underlies the work of the Educopia Institute, a non-profit serving as a catalyst for collaboration among cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions."
academic  collaboration 
june 2017 by tsuomela
Overleaf: Real-time Collaborative Writing and Publishing Tools with Integrated PDF Preview
"Overleaf is an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents much quicker and easier."
writing  latex  online  tool  collaboration 
may 2016 by tsuomela
About Data-Pass | Datapass
"The Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS) is a voluntary partnership of organizations created to archive, catalog and preserve data used for social science research. Examples of social science data include: opinion polls; voting records; surveys on family growth and income; social network data; government statistics and indices; and GIS data measuring human activity."
data-curation  preservation  social-science  collaboration  catalog  multi-institution 
november 2015 by tsuomela
Sciencescape
"Each day, Sciencescape streams thousands of breaking papers to scientists, clinicians, educators, and students around the world so that they can incorporate new ideas, findings, methods and technologies into their work. "
science  communication  community  collaboration  recommendations 
march 2015 by tsuomela
Home - Worldwide Universities Network
"The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a leading global higher education and research network made up of 16 universities, spanning 10 countries on five continents. Together we work to drive international research collaboration and address issues of global significance."
academic  collaboration  university  consortium 
january 2015 by tsuomela
Web Science Trust | The Web Science Trust
"The Web Science Trust (WST) is a charitable body with the aim of supporting the global development of Web Science through a network of world class laboratories known as WSTnet. It is hosted by the University of Southampton."
web-archive  internet  science  networks  archive  research  collaboration 
january 2015 by tsuomela
[1403.3568] Modeling Social Dynamics in a Collaborative Environment
"Wikipedia is a prime example of today's value production in a collaborative environment. Using this example, we model the emergence, persistence and resolution of severe conflicts during collaboration by coupling opinion formation with article editing in a bounded confidence dynamics. The complex social behavior involved in editing articles is implemented as a minimal model with two basic elements; (i) individuals interact directly to share information and convince each other, and (ii) they edit a common medium to establish their own opinions. Opinions of the editors and that represented by the article are characterised by a scalar variable. When the pool of editors is fixed, three regimes can be distinguished: (a) a stable mainstream article opinion is continuously contested by editors with extremist views and there is slow convergence towards consensus, (b) the article oscillates between editors with extremist views, reaching consensus relatively fast at one of the extremes, and (c) the extremist editors are converted very fast to the mainstream opinion and the article has an erratic evolution. When editors are renewed with a certain rate, a dynamical transition occurs between different kinds of edit wars, which qualitatively reflect the dynamics of conflicts as observed in real Wikipedia data."
preprint  research  modeling  agent-based-model  wikipedia  collaboration  mass-collaboration 
november 2014 by tsuomela
The Science of Team Science
"The NRC will conduct a consensus study on the science of team science to recommend opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of collaborative research in science teams, research centers, and institutes. The science of team science is a new interdisciplinary field that empirically examines the processes by which large and small scientific teams, research centers, and institutes organize, communicate, and conduct research. It is concerned with understanding and managing circumstances that facilitate or hinder the effectiveness of collaborative research, including translational research. This includes understanding how teams connect and collaborate to achieve scientific breakthroughs that would not be attainable by either individual or simply additive efforts. The committee will consider factors such as team dynamics, team management, and institutional structures and policies that affect large and small science teams. "
science  teams  collaboration 
august 2014 by tsuomela
DP: Welcome
"Distributed Proofreaders provides a web-based method to ease the conversion of Public Domain books into e-books. By dividing the workload into individual pages, many volunteers can work on a book at the same time, which significantly speeds up the creation process."
proofreading  distributed  crowdsourcing  publishing  editing  collaboration  e-books 
july 2014 by tsuomela
National Science Communication Institute - Helping science succeed
"The National Science Communication Institute (nSCI) is a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit charity. Our mission is to help improve science collaboration, discovery, education and public policy by reforming the communication culture inside science."
science  communication  internal  collaboration  non-profit 
october 2013 by tsuomela
OpenMSI: A Science Gateway to Sort Through Bio-Imaging’s Big Datasets
"Using cutting-edge mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) technology, scientists can study tissues, cell cultures and bacterial colonies in unprecedented detail at the molecular level. This information is already helping doctors better diagnose diseases, pharmaceutical researchers develop more effective drugs, and leading to the creation of energy efficient and renewable biofuels. Despite the advances, researchers envision these areas of science progressing much faster-if only they had a standard set of computational tools to easily process, analyze and share these massive datasets. Now, they do-it's called OpenMSI."
science  big-data  tools  collaboration  biology  chemistry  visualization  imagery 
september 2013 by tsuomela
Telecommuting, Serendipity, and Innovation - IEEE Spectrum
"That’s an example given in a new working paper from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, entitled “Zone Overlap and Collaboration in Academic Biomedicine.” Its authors developed a notion they call the "functional zone” and found that pairs of workers are more likely to collaborate the more their paths and areas overlap."
collaboration  space  proximity  location  office  serendipity  innovation 
august 2013 by tsuomela
[1212.0018] Evidence for Non-Finite-State Computation in a Human Social System
"Finite-State Machines are a basic model of computation, forming one of the simplest classes in the computational hierarchy. When given a probabilistic transition structure, they are one of the most common methods for description and prediction of symbolic time-series in the biological and social sciences. Here we show how a generalization of a central result for finite-state machines, the pumping lemma, to the probabilistic case, leads to a crucial constraint: sufficiently long sequences will be exponentially suppressed for finite-state processes. We apply the probabilistic pumping lemma to an analysis of behavioral patterns in the distributed, open-source Wikipedia community to demonstrate strong evidence for the emergence of functional powers over and above the regular grammars, and provide evidence to associate these with fundamentally interpersonal and social phenomena."
wikipedia  collaboration  modeling  computer-science  formal  complexity  self-organized 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Collaborative consumption is dead, long live the real sharing economy | PandoDailyPandoDaily
"This is where the real sharing economy comes in. It is more than just VC-backed Internet startups. It’s a tectonic shift in how the economy works. As society changes from a top-down factory model of organization to a peer-to-peer network model, how we produce, consume, and interact will be radically transformed. At its simplest, the sharing economy is the decentralization of economic power brought on by new technology, new and revived business models, and massive social change. It’s made up of thousands of innovations, some for profit, some nonprofit, and some that thrive in the commons. If we can avert our collective gaze from our latest technology gadgets for a second, we might be able to see the real sharing economy, the one driven by values and tested by time. "
sharing  commons  economics  business-model  community  collaboration  consumption  via:vaguery 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Is the collaborative economy only for the privileged?
"While we can always argue about the terms that are used, what’s more important is to identify the different motivations and abilities people have, and the differences coming from their different backgrounds and capabilities. How can we create a new collaborative economy that is equally beneficial for everyone, no matter where they come from?"
sharing  collaboration  economics  commons  class  socioeconomic  access  peer-production 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Peer-to-Peer Hucksterism: An Open Letter to Tim Wu | Whimsley
"So, Tim. Back to the begin­ning. The Ran­dian, sim­plis­tic free-market thought­less­ness behind the wave of “peer-to-peer” com­pa­nies, and espe­cially those who are try­ing to uproot reg­u­la­tions that pro­tect con­sumers, is far from the wave of the future: it’s huck­ster­ism mas­querad­ing as progress, hubris as vision, cal­lous self­ish­ness as community-mindedness, and it’s a dis­as­ter wait­ing to hap­pen. I don’t think it’s some­thing you want to asso­ciate your­self with. Will you retract your sup­port for AirBnB and Uber?"
p2p  crowdsourcing  collaboration  travel  regulation 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Toolbox Project
"Collaborative, cross-disciplinary science is an increasingly important part of responses to proliferating, complex problems. Complexity typifies certain problems facing human societies, such as poverty, infectious diseases, and the quest for sustainable use of natural resources. Improving the cross-disciplinary research (CDR) required to address such problems is a significant challenge. Meeting this challenge will alter contemporary science, dramatically changing how scientists think about science within and across disciplines and how they communicate in creating and applying new knowledge within collaborative scientific endeavors. Despite this challenge, practical approaches to enhancing collaboration have emerged slowly, lagging behind the initiation of collaborative projects and the increase in funding opportunities that encourage collaboration. "
science  communication  philosophy  interdisciplinary  collaboration  academic-lab 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Redistributing Leadership in Online Creative Collaboration | Follow the Crowd
"Online creative collaboration is complex, and leaders frequently become overwhelmed, causing their projects to fail. We introduce Pipeline, a collaboration tool designed to ease the burden on leaders, and describe how Pipeline helped redistribute leadership in a successful 28-person artistic collaboration."
leadership  online  collaboration  crowds  crowdsourcing  trust  distributed  cognition  toolkit  software 
march 2013 by tsuomela
My Common Education: Lessons From Open Field | On the Commons
"In “My Common Education” Sarah Schultz describes Open Field, the Walker Art Center’s innovative experiment in offering an open space to the community as a commons where creativity of all kinds is encouraged. Sarah Peters in the story below, “When Bad Things Don’t Happen”, describes what could have gone wrong, and why it didn’t. Schultz is director of education and curator of public practice at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Peters is an independent writer, educator and arts programmer. These are reprinted from the new book Open Field: Conversations on the Commons, an absorbing collection from many authors exploring issues of the arts, the commons, public space and community co-creation raised by Open Field. OTC will be running several more excerpts from the book in the coming weeks"
art  museum(Walker)  commons  collaboration  peer-production  open-space  education  community 
november 2012 by tsuomela
The ORCHID Project
"This vision of people and computational agents operating at a global scale offers tremendous potential and, if realised correctly, will help us meet the key societal challenges of sustainability, inclusion, and safety that are core to our future."
computational-science  computer-science  collaboration  human  agents 
october 2012 by tsuomela
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration | Harold Jarche
"In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. Collaboration happens around some kind of plan or structure, while cooperation presumes the freedom of individuals to join and participate."
networks  organizations  knowledge-management  cooperation  collaboration 
june 2012 by tsuomela
Why Light Touching Can Double Your Chances of Getting a Date [Excerpt]: Scientific American
During a conversation, a light touch can impart a subliminal sense of caring and connection, leading to more successful social interactions and even better teamwork
psychology  touch  physical  collaboration  contact 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Art and Science Get Intimate
Both the exhibition and the book are the outcome of Andrea Grover’s research as a Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellow at Miller Gallery and the Studio for Creative Inquiry. In her curatorial statement for Intimate Science and in the introduction to New Art/Science Affinities, Grover explains that contemporary artists working in the art/science matrix are distinct from their 1960s predecessors, a shift she attributes to the networked communication and open-source culture enabled by the internet: “Artists two generations ago were dependent on access to technicians, labs, computer time or manufacturers to realize works of scientific or technological complexity.” In contrast, “practitioners now have greater agency to work fluidly across disciplines and beyond rarified institutions and industries.”
art  science  new-aesthetic  collaboration  access  technology 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Action for Happiness
"Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change. We're bringing together people from all walks of life who want to play a part in creating a happier society for everyone."
happiness  activism  collaboration  community  psychology  positive  well-being 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Piazza – Ask. Answer. Explore. Whenever.
Welcome to Piazza—a place where students can come together to ask, answer, and explore under the guidance of their instructor. It'll save you time, and your students will love using it. It's also free, and easy to get started
education  collaboration  tools  discussion  forum  learning 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Collaborative LaTeX writing: a review of ScribTeX
"I’ve recently been experimenting with different methods to collaboratively write papers and proposals. In this post, I’ll review the strengths and weaknesses of ScribTeX. The upshot is I love this powerful, easy-to-use tool, despite a few flaws, and encourage you to check it out."
latex  review  tool  online  collaboration 
march 2012 by tsuomela
Stumbling and Mumbling: When consultation fails
"It all hinges upon whether the answer to a question is demonstrable or not. If it is demonstrable, then an expert who knows the answer can prove that he does so by using logic or evidence, and non-experts will defer to him. Consultation will then work, simply by virtue of bringing expertise into play.
But some knowledge is non-demonstrable. The expert might be able to distinguish between Klee and Kandinsky, but he’ll find it harder to demonstrate his expertise to laymen than, say, a mathematician will be able to demonstrate that he knows the solution to an equation. And where knowledge is non-demonstrable, people might follow false experts."
expertise  consulting  collaboration  groupthink  group  behavior  psychology  crowdsourcing 
september 2011 by tsuomela
State of the Birds - 2011 Report — Public Lands and Waters
"This year’s report provides the nation’s first assessment of the distribution of birds on public lands and helps public agencies identify which species have significant potential for conservation in each habitat. The state of our birds is a measurable indicator of how well we are doing as stewards of our environment. The signal is clear. Greater conservation efforts on public lands and waters are needed to realize the vision of a nation sustained economically and spiritually by abundant natural resources and spectacular wildlife."
citizen-science  data  collaboration  ornithology  birds  environment  conservation  biology  science 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Your Friends Are Not A Network 2 | HR Examiner with John Sumser
When it works, collaboration is an amazing and explosive experience. Unleashing the synergy of a team of co-learners creates an avalanche of insight and output. The biggest problem with collaboration isn’t bossiness or proselytizing.

It’s overwhelm.
collaboration  information-overload  overload  experience  online 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Parallel Lines
"So take a look at the Open Metadata Registry (formerly the NSDL Registry) if you’re developing semantic schema for data or other open research. Many of the standards listed in the element sets have decriptive frameworks or other structures you can apply to research data collection, images, spectra, or lab notebook data. Don’t say no one told you." Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http://www.science3point0.com/socialdisruption/2011/08/26/parallel-lines
libraries  metadata  cataloging  crowdsourcing  collaboration  sharing 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Miiu.org
The Resilient Community Wiki
MiiU is a collection of all the resources and places that make personal, family, and community resilience possible. Resilience isn't only about surviving global failures, it's about building a better life for you and everyone around you.
wiki  community  resilience  collaboration  survival  survival-kit 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Democratic Reason: The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics by Helene Landemore :: SSRN
This paper argues that democracy can be seen as a way to channel “democratic reason,” or the collective political intelligence of the many. The paper hypothesizes that two main democratic mechanisms - the practice of inclusive deliberation (in its direct and indirect versions) and the institution of majority rule with universal suffrage - combine their epistemic properties to maximize the chances that the group pick the “better” political answer within a given context and a set of values. The paper further argues that under the conditions of a liberal society, characterized among other things by sufficient cognitive diversity, these two mechanisms give democracy an epistemic edge over versions of the rule of the few.
democracy  political-science  collective-intelligence  collective  collaboration  decision  intelligence 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Citizen Science Alliance
"The CSA is a collaboration of scientists, software developers and educators who collectively develop, manage and utilise internet-based citizen science projects in order to further science itself, and the public understanding of both science and of the scientific process. These projects use the time, abilities and energies of a distributed community of citizen scientists who are our collaborators "
citizen-science  online  collaboration  science 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Global Futures Studies
"The Millennium Project was founded in 1996 after a three-year feasibility study with the United Nations University, Smithsonian Institution, Futures Group International, and the American Council for the UNU. It is now an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities. The Millennium Project manages a coherent and cumulative process that collects and assesses judgments from over 2,500 people since the beginning of the project selected by its 40 Nodes around the world. The work is distilled in its annual "State of the Future", "Futures Research Methodology" series, and special studies."
future  futures  research  scenario  planning  wicked-problems  problem-solving  learning  discussion  collaboration  collective-intelligence  social-science 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Our Eucatastrophe - Charlie's Diary
"Remember when I said in our last post that our problems are no longer technological? What I meant was that developing the technologies we need to save our collective asses is no longer the big issue
communication  future  wicked-problems  problem-solving  scalability  learning  discussion  collaboration  collective-intelligence  social-science  social-media 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Wicked (2) - Charlie's Diary
"Why is it even possible to have misunderstandings online when we have all these tools at hand to help prevent them? It's because social media systems like Facebook are just the tricycle version of what social media will become. Facebook barely hints at what's coming
communication  future  wicked-problems  problem-solving  scalability  learning  discussion  collaboration  collective-intelligence  social-science  social-media 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Wicked (1) - Charlie's Diary
"Here's my take on things: our biggest challenges are no longer technological. They are issues of communication, coordination, and cooperation. These are, for the most part, well-studied problems that are not wicked. The methodologies that solve them need to be scaled up from the small-group settings where they currently work well, and injected into the DNA of our society--or, at least, built into our default modes of using the internet. They then can be used to tackle the wicked problems."
communication  future  wicked-problems  problem-solving  scalability  learning  discussion  collaboration  collective-intelligence 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Working Wikily
"The purpose of this blog is to provide practitioners in the social sector with a filter for the events that are pushing the field towards a more networked form of work and a perspective on how and why those events are unfolding."
weblog-group  social-media  online  collaboration  non-profit  philanthropy  community 
july 2011 by tsuomela
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