Steve in Action Social Tagging Tools and Methods Applied
Who is Steve?  <ul><li>Steve is a collaborative project, formed in 2005, dedicated to exploring the effectiveness of socia...
Who is Steve?  <ul><li>Founded in 2005 as a volunteer effort </li></ul><ul><li>Funded as a research project by an IMLS Nat...
<ul><li>Chipstone Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Cleveland Museum of Art </li></ul><ul><li>Denver Art Museum </li></ul><ul><...
http://www.steve.museum
Why study social tagging? Every participant had a different answer <ul><li>Can tagging help users find art more easily? </...
<ul><li>From: J. P.  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 11:24:43 -0700 </li></ul><ul><li>To:  [email...
Why a research project? <ul><li>What conditions yield the most useful and accurate descriptions of artworks? </li></ul><ul...
steve’s  Tools
The steve tagger: an open-source, configurable tag collection environment
Available for download at SourceForge.net
The steve term review tool: a tool for reviewing and annotating tags
The steve reporting suite: allowing us to review and analyze the data
Raw data from the research available
2006-08 Research Results Download the 10MB file in the Research area of  www.steve.museum
Some stats from the research: <ul><li>11   Participating Museums </li></ul><ul><li>1,782   Works of Art in the Research  <...
A Few Highlights <ul><li>88%  of tags were useful </li></ul>If you found this work using this term  would you be surprised...
A Few Highlights <ul><li>Tags are different than museum documentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>86%  of all tags not found in...
A Few Highlights <ul><li>Tags are almost always useful when they are assigned two or more times </li></ul>
A Few Highlights <ul><li>Institutional Affiliation Matters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users invited to tag by The Metropolitan ...
Steve in Action: Social Tagging Tools and Methods Applied A demonstration grant focusing on encouraging and enabling wides...
A research grant focusing on the  usefulness of combining  computational linguistics and  tagging to assign weights or tru...
 
 
 
Tag Contributor Comment “ I love, love, love this.  I feel like I am in school again learning and contributing to this. It...
<ul><ul><li>Tag Contributor Comment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 1. It's fun, interesting, educational, a “trip”. </li></u...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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S. Chun, R. Stein and others, Steve in Action

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A presentation from Museums and the Web 2009.

Established in 2005 as a collaboration of museum professionals interested in investigating the potential of social tagging to improve access to museum collections, the steve project has recently concluded a research project on social tagging, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Building on the results of that research and the tools that were developed to support it, the project team is now engaged in work that draws on the findings of that research. The team’s new project, again funded by the IMLS, seeks to develop innovative real-world implementations of social tagging in museums of all sizes and collection types.

In this session, members of the project team will discuss their plans for extending the steve project’s existing tool set (including the open source steve tagger) to simplify installation of the tools and management of the data; to support better integration with existing museum systems, including collections management, content management, and digital asset management systems; and to develop interfaces to the steve tagger that will engage and motivate taggers. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which research results from the project’s first phase have informed our planning in the development of "live" tools: we will consider lessons learned about tagger demographics, about the effectiveness of interface variables to elicit "useful" tags, and about the role of object type or characteristics on tagger behavior.

The project team will also consider ways in which institutional policy and mission affect decisions about the "best" use of tagging for a museum, and will discuss some of the differences in requirements for tools that support the tagging of collections of different types. Now one of the museum community’s longest-standing and most successful collaborative projects, the steve team consists of museum professionals with a range of skills and outlooks. A number of team members will participate in the presentation, and audience comments, critiques, and input will be welcomed.

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S. Chun, R. Stein and others, Steve in Action

  1. 1. Steve in Action Social Tagging Tools and Methods Applied
  2. 2. Who is Steve? <ul><li>Steve is a collaborative project, formed in 2005, dedicated to exploring the effectiveness of social tagging for accessing art museum collections online and engaging audiences. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who is Steve? <ul><li>Founded in 2005 as a volunteer effort </li></ul><ul><li>Funded as a research project by an IMLS National Leadership Grant in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Re-funded by IMLS for research activities in 2008, as well as implementation work </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Chipstone Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Cleveland Museum of Art </li></ul><ul><li>Denver Art Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Guggenheim Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles County Museum of Art </li></ul><ul><li>Indianapolis Museum of Art </li></ul><ul><li>The Metropolitan Museum of Art </li></ul><ul><li>Minneapolis Institute of Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>Rubin Museum of Art </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco Museum of Modern Art </li></ul><ul><li>Smithsonian American Art Museum </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Walker Art Center </li></ul>Funding: Institute of Museum and Library Services Listserv Participants: 350 active members Archives and Museum Informatics Susan Chun, Independent Consultant New Media Consortium Taxonomy Strategies Think Design University of Maryland, CLiMB Project
  5. 5. http://www.steve.museum
  6. 6. Why study social tagging? Every participant had a different answer <ul><li>Can tagging help users find art more easily? </li></ul><ul><li>Can tagging change the way users look at and engage with art? </li></ul><ul><li>Can tagging help museums understand what visitors see and understand? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>From: J. P. [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 11:24:43 -0700 </li></ul><ul><li>To: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: Looking for a painting Please help: I have been looking on and off for years for this painting. The painting is of a very well dressed renaissance man standing in a room (a library) in front of him on a table is a large hour glass. The painting has very rich colors. I have talked to a lot of people and they have said they have seen this painting but can't remember its name or the name of the artist. Could you please use your resources to find this painting? </li></ul>What isn’t the user finding?
  8. 8. Why a research project? <ul><li>What conditions yield the most useful and accurate descriptions of artworks? </li></ul><ul><li>What interfaces provide the most engaging user experience? </li></ul><ul><li>Who should tag? </li></ul><ul><li>Which works should be tagged? </li></ul>
  9. 9. steve’s Tools
  10. 10. The steve tagger: an open-source, configurable tag collection environment
  11. 11. Available for download at SourceForge.net
  12. 12. The steve term review tool: a tool for reviewing and annotating tags
  13. 13. The steve reporting suite: allowing us to review and analyze the data
  14. 14. Raw data from the research available
  15. 15. 2006-08 Research Results Download the 10MB file in the Research area of www.steve.museum
  16. 16. Some stats from the research: <ul><li>11 Participating Museums </li></ul><ul><li>1,782 Works of Art in the Research </li></ul><ul><li>36,981 Tags collected </li></ul><ul><li>2,017 Users who tagged </li></ul>
  17. 17. A Few Highlights <ul><li>88% of tags were useful </li></ul>If you found this work using this term would you be surprised? Museum professionals found most tags useful
  18. 18. A Few Highlights <ul><li>Tags are different than museum documentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>86% of all tags not found in label copy </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. A Few Highlights <ul><li>Tags are almost always useful when they are assigned two or more times </li></ul>
  20. 20. A Few Highlights <ul><li>Institutional Affiliation Matters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users invited to tag by The Metropolitan Museum of Art were 4 times as productive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-Institution Tagger: 22 tags / user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single-Institution Tagger: 82 tags / user </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Steve in Action: Social Tagging Tools and Methods Applied A demonstration grant focusing on encouraging and enabling widespread use of tagging in museums, and in extending the functionality of the steve tool set
  22. 22. A research grant focusing on the usefulness of combining computational linguistics and tagging to assign weights or trust to a set of objects tagged by experts T3: Text, Tagging, Trust
  23. 26. Tag Contributor Comment “ I love, love, love this. I feel like I am in school again learning and contributing to this. It has become a hobby, I try to do some whenever I have a quiet moment. I look forward to doing it. I am so excited to be a part of it.”
  24. 27. <ul><ul><li>Tag Contributor Comment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 1. It's fun, interesting, educational, a “trip”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Makes me feel I have a stake in the collections. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Delightfully self-aggrandizing.” </li></ul></ul>
  25. 42. Questions or ideas? [email_address]

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