Could social tags enrich the library subject index?

Kakali, Constantia and Papatheodorou, Christos Could social tags enrich the library subject index?, 2010 . In Libraries In the Digital Age 2010, Zadar (HR), 24-28 May 2010. [Conference paper]


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Social tagging aims to generate folksonomies through the users’ collaboration and activation. This paper is motivated by the trend of several libraries to adopt social tagging functionalities and presents a tag analysis study aiming to exploit a social tag collection for the benefit of the subject description of an academic library material. In this context, cataloguers are interviewed to assess the semantic value of the concepts expressed by the set of social tags and discuss the possibility of their incorporation in the well-formed and structured library authority file.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: social tagging, subject indexing, library 2.0, users' metadata
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > ID. Knowledge representation.
I. Information treatment for information services > IC. Index languages, processes and schemes.
I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
Depositing user: Constantia (Ntina) Kakali
Date deposited: 21 Jul 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:17


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