The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group will be on Tuesday, March 6th. Library staff, SLIS faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend.
This month, it’s all about metadata from our users! User-contributed metadata, or social metadata, is being explored as one way to help citizens engage with collections and participate in a conversation about cultural memory. OCLC’s series of reports, “Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAMs),” conducts a survey of sites providing social metadata services, provides an analysis of survey results completed by site managers, and makes recommendations on social metadata features most relevant to LAMs.
DATE: Tuesday, March 6
PLACE: Wells Library 043
TOPIC TO INVESTIGATE: User-contributed metadata: the OCLC Social Metadata for LAMs reports
SOME RESOURCES TO CONSULT:
- I have 20 minutes:
- Smith-Yoshimura, K. (2009). Social metadata [PDF document of PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from 2009 Annual RLG Partnership Meeting Agenda site: http://www.oclc.org/research/events/2009-06-02j.pdf
- Holley, R. & Smith-Yoshimura, K. (2010). Social metadata for libraries, archives and museums: Research findings from the RLG Partners Social Metadata Working Group [Slideshare slides]. Retrieved from OCLC Sharing and Aggregating Social Metadata site: http://www.slideshare.net/RHmarvellous/social-metadata-for-libraries-archives-and-museums-research-findings-from-the-rlg-partners-social-metadata-working-group-october-2010
- I have an hour:
- Skim through two reports created in collaboration with the RLG Partners Social Metadata Working Group. Parts I and II of the report are available on the OCLC Sharing and Aggregating Social Metadata site: http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/aggregating/default.htm
SOME SOCIAL METADATA SITES IN ACTION:
- From the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s tagging project using Steve Tagger software [link]
- From the Library of Congress Flickr pilot project: a ‘best of’ collection of user-described photos: [link]
- From the National Archives’ pilot project that engages citizens in the transcription of manuscripts: [link]
Hope to see you there!