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