The project extends and enhances existing frameworks for gathering large-scale data from the Australian Twittersphere into a national resource that can be made available to all Australian researchers. It builds on prior research and development efforts led by the QUT which established a collection of some 3 billion tweets by up to 3.72 million Australian Twitter accounts between the launch of Twitter in March 2006 to the present.
The project represents a prototyping stage focussing on three central and interrelated elements:
- continued development of the National Australian Twitter Collection (NATC) data gathering, processing, and storage architecture;
- recruitment of a sector-wide alliance of research and research services institutions supporting the NATC initiative;
- identification of legally and regulatory sound institutional frameworks for a future NATC entity.
Who is this project for?
- Research organisations
What does this project enable?
Projects in this area will contribute to determining what vision, governance structure and implementation program is necessary to create an Australian research data commons.