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VALA2008 L Plate Session1


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Web 2.0 Contributions
Tagging,, 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 , and
      • Topics covered
        • Tagging,, 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
      • Example: Digg, where stories web sites are tagged and ranked by users. http://
    • 4.
      • 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 buttons into your own web browser toolbar.
      • For more information see and http://
    • 5.
    • 6.
    • 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 and
      • 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://
    • 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