Events & Workshops
The OCDF sponsors occasional events and workshops in addition to carrying out applied projects. A list of events is available on the event page, which will be updated on a recurring basis. All listed events are intended to encourage community members to collaboratively produce new datasets and/or peruse new avenues for interdisciplinary collaboration.
Open Data Census
A joint effort, the OCDF data census seeks to aggregate public datasets related to social media and online communities. These free data sources are cataloged in an external Wiki and are structured according to an emergent entity relationship diagram. The most recent manifestation of the OCDF data census contains over 120 datasets. In the future, the census will be updated to allow members of the public to utilize, merge, and manipulate resources to promote scholarship. The census itself also provides a learning opportunity for students enrolled at each of the associated coordinating university centers.
A pilot interface for the Census may be found here.
The Open Collaboration Data Exchange, or OCDX, is a manifest of language, properties, tools and methodologies for researchers to study OOCs. Members of the OCDF help to develop this manifest using tools including software for data transformation, transformed data, tools and methods for data analysis, and tools for data visualization.
Third-Party Tools & Resources
A substantial number of non-OCDF resources and tools are available for those who study open online communities. A list of these resources are provided below. Included are tools for Twitter analysis, online project proposals, and visualization resources among other types.
|Page Scraper||Scripts & Tools (Facebook)||URL|
|MyBinder||Scripts & Tools (GitHub)||URL|
|Demographics Pro||Analysis (Twitter)||URL|
|Node XL||Analysis (Twitter)||URL|
|Rapid Miner||Analysis (Twitter)||URL|
|iScience Maps||Analysis (Twitter)||URL|
|Twarc||Scripts & Tools (Twitter)||URL|
|For Python||Scripts & Tools (Twitter)||URL|
|TwitterR||Scripts & Tools (Twitter)||URL|
|Ruby Gem “T”||Scripts & Tools (Twitter)||URL|