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Tagging & Folksonomies poster


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Tagging & Folksonomies poster

  1. 1. <ul><li>Tags: terms used to identify resources for retrieval; created and defined by users who are both the providers of content and the end-users </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomies: composed of user-generated metadata, created by tagging pieces of digital information with their own searchable keywords </li></ul><ul><li>broad: third-party users assign tags to the same content, creating metadata for their bookmarks; sites aggregate this metadata, make it searchable </li></ul><ul><li>narrow: users tag their own content so that they can easily retrieve it and help others find it; useful for assigning metadata to unique content </li></ul><ul><li>Museum/Archival Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Value </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging: dialog between viewer and work as well as viewer and museum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages personal interpretations of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fosters/maintains museum relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serves altruistic purpose of museums </li></ul></ul><ul><li> ( </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative research project (launched in 2005) that explores the potential for tagging within the context of museums. </li></ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivate users to tag, guide them through the process, and reward them when done (create prolonged and repeat use by giving users control) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate contributed data into local documentation systems to improve access to collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage engagement with cultural content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Traditional Library Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Venues </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GoodReads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information Management Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LibraryThing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PennTags </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Towards a shelfless library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Items in multiple “locations” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Towards a personal experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evocation of personal feelings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Movement away from Library-centeredness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PennTags </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emergence of Folksonomies </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional subjects reaffirmed </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional facets reaffirmed </li></ul><ul><li>New descriptors emerge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New representations of the traditional emerge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative combinations </li></ul></ul>Tagging & Folksonomies Social Applications <ul><li>Value </li></ul><ul><li>User-generated vocabulary based on personal understanding of object </li></ul><ul><li>“ Placing Hooks” </li></ul><ul><li>Serendipitous browsing capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive way to create order and community </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo sharing and management site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrow </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarks manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>No synonym control </li></ul><ul><li>No hierarchal structure </li></ul><ul><li>Do not consider the future </li></ul><ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><li>supplements traditional cataloging by increasing access points, findability </li></ul><ul><li>encourages discovery/rediscovery and sharing of information </li></ul><ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><li>no controlled vocabulary, synonym/homonym control; lack of hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>tags may be imprecise, ambiguous, inconsistent, or overly personal </li></ul>Goals: introduce controlled vocabulary to tagging systems; tools should be simple, efficient and not require large investments of capital; they should make it easier to locate new and older materials and allow reuse/remix of content and data to produce new collections and online tools