Folksonomies-Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata

  title={Folksonomies-Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata},
  author={Adam Mathes},
This paper examines user-generated metadata as implemented and applied in two web services designed to share and organize digital media to better understand grassroots classification. Metadata data about data allows systems to collocate related information, and helps users find relevant information. The creation of metadata has generally been approached in two ways: professional creation and author creation. In libraries and other organizations, creating metadata, primarily in the form of… CONTINUE READING
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