VALA2008 L Plate Session1

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Web 2.0 Contributions
Tagging, Del.icio.us, LibraryThing, Cloudsourcing, and Topic Maps

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  • 1. VALA L Plate Series Session 1   10.00 AM - 10.30 AM Metaworld 1 – Web 2.0 Contributions David Feighan, Australian Tax Office & Dale Cousins, Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation
  • 2. Metaworld 1 Web 2.0 Contributions
    • Scope of this session:
      • Over view from a users point of view,
      • Recommend you also look at Wikipedia entries, and / or the Learning 23 Things program.
    • For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_2.0 , and
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
    • Topics covered
      • Tagging, Del.icio.us, LibraryThing, Cloudsourcing, and Topic Maps
  • 3. Tagging
    • Tags is just another name for keywords or subject headings .
    • However, unlike subject headings which are highly structured , use controlled vocabulary , and are applied by librarians,
    • TAGS are unstructured , use common language and are applied by both users AND librarians.
    • For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_%28metadata%29
    • Example: Digg, where stories web sites are tagged and ranked by users. http:// www.digg.com
  • 4. Del.icio.us
    • Is a web site that allows people to save, tag and share their web favourites.
    • This is often called “social bookmarking”.
    • It is very easy to embed del.icio.us buttons into your own web browser toolbar.
    • For more information see http://del.icio.us/ and http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del.icio.us
  • 5. Del.icio.us
  • 6. Del.icio.us
  • 7. LibraryThing
    • LibraryThing is a social cataloging web site for storing, sharing and tagging personal libraries and book lists.
    • Launched in August 2005, people use LibraryThing to network with other people who have similar interests.
    • You may have heard of this in relation to Amazon or Amazon like functions.
    • For more information http://www.librarything.com and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Librarything
    • aNobii, is another book cataloguing site.
  • 8. LibraryThing – as a shared book list
  • 9. LibraryThing – as a shared book list
  • 10. LibraryThing - Statistics
  • 11. LibraryThing - Statistics
    • September 2007
    • January 2008
  • 12. LibraryThing – embedded in a blog
  • 13. Cloudsourcing – adding into a catalogue Mashed up tag cloud sourced from LibraryThing for Libraries and presented in the catalogue.
  • 14. Cloudsourcing – as information
    • Tag clouds are a visual way of representing information about tags.
    • They assist people digest and navigate.
  • 15. Cloudsourcing – as information or art
  • 16. Topic Maps
    • Topic Maps is an ISO standard for the representation and interchange of knowledge, with an emphasis on the findability of information. The standard is formally known as ISO/IEC 13250:2003 .
    • For more information see http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topic_maps
  • 17. Topic Maps
    • A topic map can represent information using:
      • topics - representing any concept, from people, countries, and organizations to software modules, individual files, and events,
      • Associations - which represent the relationships between topics, and
      • Occurrences - which represent relationships between topics and information resources relevant to them.
  • 18. Topic Maps
  • 19. VALA L Plate Series Questions