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  • Tagging 4 08

    1. 1. Tagging/Folksonomies Think Tank Session April 8, 2008
    2. 2. What are tags? <ul><li>Keywords/descriptors to describe digital objects </li></ul><ul><li>Applied by users of the content </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword or category label. Tags help you find photos which have something in common. (Flickr’s explanation of tags) </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us ' explanation of tagging </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is a folksonomy? <ul><li>Collaboratively creating and managing tags </li></ul><ul><li>Freely chosen keywords used instead of controlled vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>“ Folk”sonomy is most notably contrasted with a taxonomy - done by users, not professionals. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Tagging vs. folksonomy <ul><li>Tags are the descriptors applied to objects </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomies are the collections of descriptors (metadata) created by users and applied to objects </li></ul>
    5. 5. This photo was given the tags “house” “building” “colors”, along with others
    6. 6. <ul><li>The tags for that image are part of a folksonomy </li></ul>
    7. 7. Advantages of tagging/folksonomies <ul><li>Simple to use - no complex structure to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Lower cost of categorization </li></ul><ul><li>Open-ended </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance - user's own terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Support serendipitious form of browsing. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to tag any object - photo, document, bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>Better than no tags at all. </li></ul><ul><li>People want to tag. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Disadvantages <ul><li>Quality of the tags </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t work well for finding </li></ul><ul><li>No structure or conceptual relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Issues of scale </li></ul><ul><li>Personal tags or popularity tags </li></ul><ul><li>Most people can’t tag very well </li></ul><ul><li>Errors, misspellings, etc. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Tags vs. subject headings <ul><li>LibraryThing's explanation of tags and subject headings </li></ul><ul><li>An academic take on LibraryThing tags </li></ul>
    10. 10. Let’s do some tagging
    11. 11. What tags did you give the photo? <ul><li>Cats </li></ul><ul><li>Dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Papa </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Gris </li></ul><ul><li>“Cats” </li></ul><ul><li>“Together” </li></ul>
    12. 13. What can we do with tags? <ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryThing </li></ul>
    13. 14. Other sites using tagging <ul><li>Last.fm </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon </li></ul>
    14. 15. Tag Clouds Find this at Geeksugar
    15. 16. OCLC's TagCloud Builder
    16. 17. Firefox add-on
    17. 19. <ul><li>Steve - Social Tagging of Art Museum Collections </li></ul>
    18. 20. Library applications of tagging <ul><ul><li>King County – Aquabrowser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ann Arbor District Library – tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LibraryThing for Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PennTags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teen Web - Nashville Public Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LibMarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>del.icio.us libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WorldCat Identities </li></ul></ul>
    19. 21. More Library applications <ul><li>OCLC FictionFinder </li></ul><ul><li>Connotea </li></ul><ul><li>lib.rario.us - social media cataloging </li></ul>
    20. 22. Resources <ul><li>Pew Internet Life Project: Report on Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>TagsAhoy </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Structure and form of folksonomy tags: The road to the public library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>When tags work and when they don't: Amazon and LibraryThing </li></ul>
    21. 23. More resources <ul><li>Google Image Labeler </li></ul><ul><li>43Things </li></ul><ul><li>The Hive Mind: Folksonomies and User-Based Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming a tagging kung-fu master </li></ul><ul><li>Tips From Top Taggers </li></ul><ul><li>Picking Up Where Search Leaves Off </li></ul><ul><li>The Peloponnesian War and the Future of Reference, Cataloging, and Scholarship in Research Libraries </li></ul>
    22. 24. And just a few more… <ul><li>Cataloging and You: Measuring the Efficacy of a Folksonomy for Subject Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>And related blog post - An academic take on LibraryThing tags </li></ul>

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