Digital Economy USRG

Workshop: Using Twitter for Research

Date: 11.12.2012

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Location: Building 67 Room 1003

Based on experience from running a pilot service at Southampton, we would like to invite anyone from the repository community who is interested in this work to join in a training session in Building 67/1003 at the University on Tuesday 11th December from 1-3pm (buffet lunch included).

The first hour will focus on using the service: how to harvest twitter streams, how to monitor the harvesting process, how use the repository tools to analyse the collection of tweets, how to export the data to other visualisation and analysis services and how to deposit the analysed data in an institutional repository.

The second hour will discuss the management of the service itself: how to install twitter-harvesting functionality using the EPrints Bazaar, how manage the functionality, how to integrate it with your institutions other repository services and consideration for the licensing and ethical restrictions on gathering and using Twitter data.

For more background see Les Carr’s blogpost