09052013: DTC356 Class Notes

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09052013: DTC356 Class Notes

  1. 1. DTC356 September 5th Tagging, Smart Leaves, Social Taxonomy (folksonomy) Thursday, September 5, 13
  2. 2. Authority Explain 3 things: • Why authority figures in 2nd order org. • Positive benefits of authority • Drawbacks of authority Thursday, September 5, 13
  3. 3. 2nd Order Authority Go through every item and put it in its proper place Settle arguments tangent: controlled vocabulary Forced choice, limited options Thursday, September 5, 13
  4. 4. Benefits of Authority Accuracy (given an accurate authority) Efficiency Predictability Reliability (opposite of ambiguity) Thursday, September 5, 13
  5. 5. Drawbacks of Authority The world isn’t always a black or white place (false dichotomy) Lost insight from multiple perspectives Example: The Best and the Brightest Demonizing the Other Thursday, September 5, 13
  6. 6. http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/classification/ lcco/lcco_d.pdf Thursday, September 5, 13
  7. 7. Tagging and Smart Leaves Thursday, September 5, 13
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  9. 9. Yochai Benkler The right question isn’t whether the Web provides perfect equality but whether it provides more equality than “the one-way structure of the commercial mass media.” Explain this quote in terms of authority and information organization. Thursday, September 5, 13
  10. 10. Discussion What kinds of situations benefit from tagging and mass participation. What kinds of situations benefit from the expertise of authority? Thursday, September 5, 13
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  12. 12. Crowdsourcing can be more accurate in niche areas of knowledge. Thursday, September 5, 13
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  18. 18. What is a smart leaf? Thursday, September 5, 13
  19. 19. 2: Dickelbers CC-Share Alike 6: Copyright: valeriepieris 8: Public Domain 12: Fair Use: copyright Futabasha 13-17 Copyright: Clay Shirky Thursday, September 5, 13

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