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Editing beyond articles: Diversity & dynamics of teamwork in open collaborations
Abstract We report a study of Wikipedia in which weWe report a study of Wikipedia in which we use a mixedmethods approach to understand how participation in specialized workgroups called WikiProjects has changed over the life of the encyclopedia. While previous work has analyzed the work of WikiProjects in supporting the development of articles within particular subject domains, the collaborative role of WikiProjects that do not fit this conventional mold has not been empirically examined. We combine content analysis, interviews and analysis of edit logs to identify and characterize these alternative WikiProjects and the work they do. Our findings suggest that WikiProject participation reflects community concerns and shifts in the community's conception of valued work over the past six years. We discuss implications for other open collaborations that need flexible, adaptable coordination mechanisms to support a range of content creation, curation and community maintenance tasks. Copyrightand community maintenance tasks. Copyright
Abstractsub We report a study of Wikipedia in which weWe report a study of Wikipedia in which we use a mixedmethods approach to understand how participation in specialized workgroups called WikiProjects has changed over the life of the encyclopedia. While previous work has analyzed the work of WikiProjects in supporting the development of articles within particular subject domains, the collaborative role of WikiProjects that do not fit this conventional mold has not been empirically examined. We combine content analysis, interviews and analysis of edit logs to identify and characterize these alternative WikiProjects and the work they do. Our findings suggest that WikiProject participation reflects community concerns and shifts in the community's conception of valued work over the past six years. We discuss implications for other open collaborations that need flexible, adaptable coordination mechanisms to support a range of content creation, curation and community maintenance tasks. Copyrightand community maintenance tasks. Copyright
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/2531602.2531654  +
Has author Morgan J.T. + , Gilbert M. + , David W. McDonald + , Mark Zachry +
Has extra keyword Interactive computer systems + , Content analysis + , Content creation + , Coordination mechanisms + , Group dynamics + , Group work + , Maintenance tasks + , Open collaboration + , Wikipedia + , Computer-Supported Cooperative Work +
Has keyword Group dynamics + , Group work + , Open collaboration + , Wikipedia +
Isbn 9781450325400  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 550–563  +
Title Editing beyond articles: Diversity & dynamics of teamwork in open collaborations +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2014 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 15:44:48  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 15:44:48  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2014  +
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