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Tag Team and the Open Access Tracking Project


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A 3-minute description of Tag Team and the Open Access Tracking Project and analysis according to media evolution theories. Developed for ISI 6351, Social Media, a graduate class at the University of Ottawa's School of Information Studies

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Tag Team and the Open Access Tracking Project

  1. 1. Tag Team & Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) • Tag Team: open source software • folksonomy in, ontology out • ontology = standard vocabulary • e.g.: oa.journals official tag; oa.journal automatically converted • facilitates research group collaboration • developed by Suber & colleagues at Harvard Heather Morrison Associate Professor, University of Ottawa School of Information Studies Developed for ISI 6351, social media, spring 2018 With substantive corrections & additions by Peter Suber. All remaining errors by Heather Morrison
  2. 2. Alerting, sharing, collating service– two user groups: taggers & readers • Alerting: • web • twitter: @oatp • feeds: (RSS, Atom, JSON + 5) • Sharing: • crowdsourced tagging – join instructions here • Collating: • tweetable link to all items on OA in Ethiopia
  3. 3. OATP in media evolution • non-linearity of Scolari’s (2013) media evolution model: borrows from and adds to contemporary media (folksonomy, twitter, JSON, etc.) • fits W3C (2016) design principle of “web for rich interaction” & vision of “one web” • “mass self-regulating learning process…made possible by the electronic media” Enzensberger (1974, p. 106) • emerging phase (Scolari); innovation / early adopters (Stöber, 2004) Enzensberger, H. M. (1974). Constituents of a theory of the media. In: The consciousness industry on literature, politics and the media (pp. 95-118). Scolari, C. (2013). Media evolution: emergence, dominance, survival and extinction in the media ecology. International Journal of Communication 7, 1418-1441. Retrieved April 16, 2018 from Stöber, R. (2004). What media evolution is: a theoretical approach to the history of new media. European Journal of Communication 19:4: 483-505. doi:10.1177/0267323104049461. W3C (2016). Mission. Retrieved April 16, 2018 from