User tagging of online cultural heritage items

Clayton, Sarah and Morris, Suzanne and Venkatesha , Arun and Whitton, Helena User tagging of online cultural heritage items., 2008 (Unpublished) [Report]


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The "User Tagging of Online Cultural Heritage Items‟ project was sponsored by the National Library of Australia. Users of online services now expect to be able to interact with and contribute to those services. Web 2.0 technology provides cultural institutions with the opportunity to display their digitised collections in popular online spaces and to encourage people to use their collection via their organisation website in new ways. Many cultural institutions both nationally and internationally are considering or have implemented some form of user tagging of online images. The value of this project is to draw from the work already underway in cultural institutions to assess the benefits of user tagging, the issues involved for cultural agencies in supporting user tagging and the viability of this approach for providing enhanced access to digitised ollections.

Item type: Report
Keywords: Tagging, Web 2.0 technologies, user interaction
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LZ. None of these, but in this section.
I. Information treatment for information services > IC. Index languages, processes and schemes.
Depositing user: Rose Holley
Date deposited: 27 Jan 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:13


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