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This talk was given by Yuwei Lin at the ESRC 2008 Festival of Social Science – Wednesday 12 March “Surveying 2.0 - digital technologies, market intelligence and social media” (organised by Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change at Manchester, UK.

This talk was given by Yuwei Lin at the ESRC 2008 Festival of Social Science – Wednesday 12 March “Surveying 2.0 - digital technologies, market intelligence and social media” (organised by Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change at Manchester, UK.

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  1. 1. Research 2.0 Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008 Yuwei Lin National Centre for e-Social Science University of Manchester http://www.ncess.ac.uk
  2. 2. In the next 20 minutes, I will...  Introduce Web 2.0 briefly Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008  Provide an overview of Research 2.0 and some examples  Challenges emerging in the development of Research 2.0 and possible socio-technical solutions
  3. 3. Web 2.0  Blogging  Bookmarking Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008  File sharing (slides, photos, videos, tags)  Podcasting  Social networking  Co-authoring (wiki) http://web2logo.com/
  4. 4. The World of the Web 2  Communities  Shared Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008 resources  Connected and networked  Diversity  A socio- technical world
  5. 5. Research 2.0  Research powered by Web 2.0 technologies  Multidisciplinary collaboration Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008  Maintaining relationships  Sharing resources (e.g., data, tools, publications, experiences)  Store, Browse, Organise, Annotate, Reuse, Recreate resources
  6. 6. Powered by the semantic web + Folksonomy OurSpaces.net Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008
  7. 7. myExperiment.org Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008
  8. 8. SciVee.tv Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008
  9. 9. VERA http://vera.rdg.ac.uk/ - On-site data gathering - Integrated Archaeological Database Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008 - VRE Portal
  10. 10. VRE-SDM VRE for Studying Documents and Manuscripts http://www.vre.ox.ac.uk Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008
  11. 11. Science 2.0 / Academia 2.0 Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008 Nature Publishing Elsevier B.V. Group DELL & COLLEXIS (LinkedIn-like)
  12. 12. Socio-technical Issues Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008
  13. 13. Privacy and Confidentiality  Social networking websites usually offer the features of personal profiles and online logs Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008 of personal activities online.  Fear of being watched and monitored and screened.  Socio-technical solutions: security technology + awareness raising
  14. 14. Intellectual Property Rights  “Release early, release often” (mantra of the open source Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008 software community)? -> Concerned over being copied or scooped  Contradicting commercial interests if data is provided by private firms  Socio-technical solutions e.g., MyExperiment
  15. 15. Communication  VRE cf. Face-to-face meetings  Behavioural change in a Web 2.0 Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008 environment  Languages  Socio-technical solutions: a better Graphical User Interface, Ajax, and Communication Space for improving human-computer interaction
  16. 16. Multi-disciplinarity  How to improve mutual understandings in a distributed and multidisciplinary environment? Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008  Different terminologies and epistemological understandings  Socio-technical solutions: Semantic web (metadata and possibly ontology) + social tagging
  17. 17. Data Integration  Data 2.0  Open Access Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008  Data in different and incompatible formats  Context and provenance  Socio-technical solutions: Semantic Web technology + a collective effort of conforming to standard data formats and better annotations
  18. 18. Organisational Issues  Community building – who should be included/trusted (domain expertise) and who Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008 should be responsible (facilitators)?  Altruistic or other incentives (e.g., institutional support, monetary reward, reputation)?  Sustainability  Socio-technical solutions: based on existing academic community + open source models
  19. 19. Methodological Innovation  Collaborative and distributed ways of conducting research Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008  To reuse or not to reuse? - Trust building + Decision making + Social networking  Mutual shaping between technology and academia  A paradigm shift?
  20. 20. Acknowledgement  The NCeSS hub team, particularly Peter Halfpenny, Rob Procter, Kenny Baird, Meik Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008 Poschen  Materials from the VERA project  Materials from the VRE-SDM project  Various components borrowed/recycled from the Web
  21. 21. http://blog.ncess.ac.uk Yuwei Lin | Surveying 2.0 | Manchester | 12 March 2008

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