Minnesota Digital Library Steve In Action Community Tagging Project
A little context 406 miles Minneapolis, MN Dassel, MN
Minnesota Historical Society
New Brighton Historical Society
Pierre Bottineau and G. A. Bracket chart the course westward for the Northern Pacific Railway.  1869, New Brighton Area Hi...
James J. Hill warehouse on Upper Mississippi River  1869, Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Digital Library Coalition
The Minnesota Digital Library Coalition ’s Minnesota Reflections <ul><li>105+ cultural heritage institutions </li></ul><ul...
 
 
 
Dancing Bears, 1905, Stearns County History Museum
Indian Home, 1890, Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm
Picard Balloon Flight, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
Picard Balloon Flight, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
Picard Balloon Flight, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
Picard Balloon Flight, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
Picard Balloon Flight, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
Mr. & Mrs. Mort Madden on their farm in Lansing, Iowa, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
Here ’s the problem!
 
 
MDL Steve Tagging Project
MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>Research Question 1 Can the Steve tagger be successfully integrated with a “black box ” ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>Research Question 2 What type of marketing, education and training is necessary to engag...
MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>MDL Partner Training The MDL project team conducted 2  training sessions for interested ...
MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>The training program included: </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of tagging </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>23,206   Items in the research </li></ul><ul><li>476   Items tagged  </li></ul><ul><li>5,628   Tags/terms collecte...
MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>Research Question 3 What incentives in the way of feedback and interface are required or...
MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>Research Question 4 What was the perceived usefulness of community-generated tags by the...
MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>Research Question 5 What are the requirements needed to feasibly sustain community-based...
 
 
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MCN 2011: Steve in Action and the Minnesota Digital Library

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Scott Sayre, Principal, Sandbox Studios
Some of the most promising recent implementations of social tagging in museums have been developed by members of Steve: The Museum Social Tagging Project. This interactive roundtable offers a frank evaluation of the potential and pitfalls of tagging as a way to engage audiences and enhance collection information. Join us as we celebrate five years of research and be a part of this community debrief on the joys, sorrows, and prospects for social tagging.The session will be moderated by Holly Witchey, a long-time friend and supporter of Steve, who invites both skeptics and fans of social tagging to join the conversation: bring your examples, questions, ideas, and thoughts about the future of social tagging to the discussion!

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  • This demonstration project examines the unique qualities of the Minnesota Digital Library and explores the ways it can be used by K-12 teachers and students in their classrooms. The Minnesota Digital Library is a digital collection of the state ’s unique resources and special collections. The library contains Minnesota specific photos, maps, documents and objects held by Minnesota Digital Library partners to support education, scholarship and enrichment through Internet access to the collection. The digital collection was contributed by the partners, more than 50 participating historical societies, special archives, and libraries around Minnesota. Minnesota Reflections was the initial digitization effort of the Minnesota Digital Library, conducted from 2004-05 and contains over 6,000 unique photographs, images and information about them in a searchable database to help people access and use them.
  • This demonstration project examines the unique qualities of the Minnesota Digital Library and explores the ways it can be used by K-12 teachers and students in their classrooms. The Minnesota Digital Library is a digital collection of the state ’s unique resources and special collections. The library contains Minnesota specific photos, maps, documents and objects held by Minnesota Digital Library partners to support education, scholarship and enrichment through Internet access to the collection. The digital collection was contributed by the partners, more than 60 participating historical societies, special archives, and libraries around Minnesota. Minnesota Reflections was the initial digitization effort of the Minnesota Digital Library, conducted from 2004-05 and contains over 6,000 unique photographs, images and information about them in a searchable database to help people access and use them.
  • This demonstration project examines the unique qualities of the Minnesota Digital Library and explores the ways it can be used by K-12 teachers and students in their classrooms. The Minnesota Digital Library is a digital collection of the state ’s unique resources and special collections. The library contains Minnesota specific photos, maps, documents and objects held by Minnesota Digital Library partners to support education, scholarship and enrichment through Internet access to the collection. The digital collection was contributed by the partners, more than 60 participating historical societies, special archives, and libraries around Minnesota. Minnesota Reflections was the initial digitization effort of the Minnesota Digital Library, conducted from 2004-05 and contains over 6,000 unique photographs, images and information about them in a searchable database to help people access and use them.
  • The Minnesota Digital Library is not a search engine, rather it ’s a repository: an online image bank that county historical societies, special archives, and libraries from around Minnesota contribute images to. Teachers and students can access primary sources from Minnesota historical societies no matter when they are staffed or where they ’re located. Resources that used to be housed in separate buildings in each county can now be viewed in one location online. Each image in the Minnesota Digital Library has detailed contact information, allowing researchers easy access to the contributing historical society for further information. Advertising can be confusing for students who often find it difficult to differentiate between Web sites that contain relevant information and the advertising or sponsors that may support it. When students use the Minnesota Digital Library, they aren ’t searching the Web, they are searching a non-commercial repository where advertising won’t be a confusing distraction. All of the materials in the Minnesota Digital Library are digital reproductions of primary sources: original documents or objects made when a historical event occurred and reflecting the point of view of the people who made them.Students who study primary sources construct their own understandings of people, events, and ideas.
  • MCN 2011: Steve in Action and the Minnesota Digital Library

    1. 1. Minnesota Digital Library Steve In Action Community Tagging Project
    2. 2. A little context 406 miles Minneapolis, MN Dassel, MN
    3. 3. Minnesota Historical Society
    4. 4. New Brighton Historical Society
    5. 5. Pierre Bottineau and G. A. Bracket chart the course westward for the Northern Pacific Railway. 1869, New Brighton Area Historical Society
    6. 6. James J. Hill warehouse on Upper Mississippi River 1869, Minnesota Historical Society
    7. 7. The Minnesota Digital Library Coalition
    8. 8. The Minnesota Digital Library Coalition ’s Minnesota Reflections <ul><li>105+ cultural heritage institutions </li></ul><ul><li>55,000 photographs, maps, journals, and documents </li></ul><ul><li>State and federally funded small digitization grants </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized digitization facilities </li></ul>
    9. 12. Dancing Bears, 1905, Stearns County History Museum
    10. 13. Indian Home, 1890, Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm
    11. 14. Picard Balloon Flight, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
    12. 15. Picard Balloon Flight, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
    13. 16. Picard Balloon Flight, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
    14. 17. Picard Balloon Flight, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
    15. 18. Picard Balloon Flight, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
    16. 19. Mr. & Mrs. Mort Madden on their farm in Lansing, Iowa, 1937, Olmsted County Historical Society
    17. 20. Here ’s the problem!
    18. 23. MDL Steve Tagging Project
    19. 24. MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>Research Question 1 Can the Steve tagger be successfully integrated with a “black box ” application, such as CONTENTdm, which the MDL uses to present Minnesota Reflections, so it is easy to use and informative from the end-user’s perspective? </li></ul>
    20. 31. MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>Research Question 2 What type of marketing, education and training is necessary to engage MDL members and their communities of volunteers and end-users in the tagging of MDL assets? </li></ul>
    21. 32. MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>MDL Partner Training The MDL project team conducted 2 training sessions for interested MDL partners and the members of the public they recruit. </li></ul>
    22. 33. MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>The training program included: </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Potential public and institutional benefits of tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the components of a tagging application </li></ul><ul><li>How tagging is facilitated within Minnesota Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>How tags can be used to query Minnesota Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging Q & A </li></ul><ul><li>Goals for tag contribution short term and long term </li></ul>
    23. 34. <ul><li>23,206 Items in the research </li></ul><ul><li>476 Items tagged </li></ul><ul><li>5,628 Tags/terms collected </li></ul><ul><li>31 Registered users who tagged </li></ul>Some stats from the MDL Steve project research:
    24. 35. MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>Research Question 3 What incentives in the way of feedback and interface are required or helpful to encourage and sustain community-generated tags? </li></ul>
    25. 36. MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>Research Question 4 What was the perceived usefulness of community-generated tags by the members of the MDL before and after the Steve tagging initiative? </li></ul>
    26. 37. MDL Steve Tagging Project <ul><li>Research Question 5 What are the requirements needed to feasibly sustain community-based tagging within the MDL beyond the project period? </li></ul>
    27. 40. Visit the Minnesota Digital Library http://www.mndigital.org Scott Sayre Minnesota Digital Library Steve In Action Project Manager Principal, Sandbox Studios [email_address] Twitter: @zbartrout

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