VALA2008 L Plate Session1


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Web 2.0 Contributions
Tagging,, LibraryThing, Cloudsourcing, and Topic Maps

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  • VALA2008 L Plate Session1

    1. 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. 2. Metaworld 1 Web 2.0 Contributions <ul><li>Scope of this session: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over view from a users point of view, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend you also look at Wikipedia entries, and / or the Learning 23 Things program. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information see , and </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Topics covered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging,, LibraryThing, Cloudsourcing, and Topic Maps </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Tagging <ul><li>Tags is just another name for keywords or subject headings . </li></ul><ul><li>However, unlike subject headings which are highly structured , use controlled vocabulary , and are applied by librarians, </li></ul><ul><li>TAGS are unstructured , use common language and are applied by both users AND librarians. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information see </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Digg, where stories web sites are tagged and ranked by users. http:// </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Is a web site that allows people to save, tag and share their web favourites. </li></ul><ul><li>This is often called “social bookmarking”. </li></ul><ul><li>It is very easy to embed buttons into your own web browser toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information see and http:// </li></ul>
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    7. 7. LibraryThing <ul><li>LibraryThing is a social cataloging web site for storing, sharing and tagging personal libraries and book lists. </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in August 2005, people use LibraryThing to network with other people who have similar interests. </li></ul><ul><li>You may have heard of this in relation to Amazon or Amazon like functions. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information and </li></ul><ul><li>aNobii, is another book cataloguing site. </li></ul>
    8. 8. LibraryThing – as a shared book list
    9. 9. LibraryThing – as a shared book list
    10. 10. LibraryThing - Statistics
    11. 11. LibraryThing - Statistics <ul><li>September 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>January 2008 </li></ul>
    12. 12. LibraryThing – embedded in a blog
    13. 13. Cloudsourcing – adding into a catalogue Mashed up tag cloud sourced from LibraryThing for Libraries and presented in the catalogue.
    14. 14. Cloudsourcing – as information <ul><li>Tag clouds are a visual way of representing information about tags. </li></ul><ul><li>They assist people digest and navigate. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Cloudsourcing – as information or art
    16. 16. Topic Maps <ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>For more information see http:// </li></ul>
    17. 17. Topic Maps <ul><li>A topic map can represent information using: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>topics - representing any concept, from people, countries, and organizations to software modules, individual files, and events, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associations - which represent the relationships between topics, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occurrences - which represent relationships between topics and information resources relevant to them. </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Topic Maps
    19. 19. VALA L Plate Series Questions