Introducing Steve: The Museum Social Tagging Project Susan Chun Cultural Heritage Consultant and Founder, Steve.Museum
Why?
 
Searching doesn’t work: the “semantic gap” exists because real people search for subjects, emotions, styles, ideas
 
Photo: Matthew Weinstein for The New York Times
 
Who?
steve  is a collaboration <ul><li>Cleveland Museum of Art </li></ul><ul><li>Denver Art Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Guggenheim...
And of course: Cyber-volunteers from around the world, thousands (even millions) of them, tagging thousands (even millions...
Where?
steve  is a “virtual” organization We meet each other, and our taggers, in cyberspace.  We use free online tools to commun...
 
How?
 
 
 
What?
2006-08 Research Agenda
Questions about taggers: Will people tag? Who tags?  Questions about terms: What kinds of terms are submitted?  Questions ...
2008-11 Project Plan: “Steve in Action”
Lessons Learned <ul><li>Collaboration is possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency is possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Arts orga...
Thank you! <ul><li>Tag art at:  http://tagger.steve.museum </li></ul><ul><li>Contact me at:  [email_address] .museum </li>...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Susan Chun Steve Presentation

2,095 views

Published on

Published in: Technology, Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
2,095
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
14
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Susan Chun Steve Presentation

    1. Introducing Steve: The Museum Social Tagging Project Susan Chun Cultural Heritage Consultant and Founder, Steve.Museum
    2. Why?
    3.  
    4. Searching doesn’t work: the “semantic gap” exists because real people search for subjects, emotions, styles, ideas
    5.  
    6. Photo: Matthew Weinstein for The New York Times
    7.  
    8. Who?
    9. steve is a collaboration <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>Rubin Museum of Art </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco Museum of Modern Art </li></ul><ul><li>Skirball Cultural Center </li></ul><ul><li>Walker Art Center </li></ul><ul><li>(and many others) </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>Archives and Museum Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Think Design </li></ul>Funding: Institute of Museum and Library Services Listserv Participants: 350 active members Future Collaborators: Columbia University Department of Computer Science UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies Minnesota Digital Library Coalition New Media Consortium University of Maryland, CLiMB Project
    10. And of course: Cyber-volunteers from around the world, thousands (even millions) of them, tagging thousands (even millions) of works
    11. Where?
    12. steve is a “virtual” organization We meet each other, and our taggers, in cyberspace. We use free online tools to communicate with each other, and to publish our status and results. Our software is open source, and freely downloadable.
    13.  
    14. How?
    15.  
    16.  
    17.  
    18. What?
    19. 2006-08 Research Agenda
    20. Questions about taggers: Will people tag? Who tags? Questions about terms: What kinds of terms are submitted? Questions about novelty: Are the tags new, or did they already exist in museum documentation? Questions about works: are some works harder to tag than others? How good are the tags? Do the tags help searchers? Questions about attitudes: can our professional colleagues accept user-contributed content? Can tags help museum professionals better understand their audiences? Questions about experience: is tagging enjoyable and engaging?
    21. 2008-11 Project Plan: “Steve in Action”
    22. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Collaboration is possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency is possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Arts organizations can do research. </li></ul><ul><li>We can share our data. </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors and users can contribute to our programs. New tools help them to “talk” to us in profound new ways. </li></ul>
    23. Thank you! <ul><li>Tag art at: http://tagger.steve.museum </li></ul><ul><li>Contact me at: [email_address] .museum </li></ul>

    ×