Empowering Digital Libraries Users through Combining Taxonomies with Folksonomies Metadata
Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.
- Main Title Empowering Digital Libraries Users through Combining Taxonomies with Folksonomies
Author: Alemneh, Daniel GelawCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Rorissa, AbebeCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of Albany
Organizer of meeting: American Society for Information Science and TechnologyContributor Type: Organization
- Creation: 2012-10
- Embargoed Until: 2012-02-01
- Content Description: This paper accompanies a poster presentation discussing empowering digital libraries users through combining taxonomies and folksonomies.
- Physical Description: 3 p.
- Keyword: indexes
- Keyword: tags
- Keyword: digital libraries
- Keyword: social networking
- Meeting: American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Seventy-Fifth Annual Meeting, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
- Is Version Of: Empowering Digital Libraries Users through Combining Taxonomies with Folksonomies [Poster], ark:/67531/metadc122175
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: public
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc122173
- Academic Department: Digital Projects Unit
- Display Note: Abstract: The increase in the number and heterogeneity of digital resources has led cultural heritage institutions to develop tools, workflows, and quality assurance mechanisms that allow effective digital resource management. The poster that this paper describes assesses the current landscape in digital libraries as well as best practices and identifies emerging trends in information indexing. It also explores the potentials of and controversies surrounding user supplied tags or keywords in terms of complementing established controlled vocabularies in a diverse and collaborative environment.