Tagging, Folksonomy and Art Museums: Early Experiments and Ongoing Research

  title={Tagging, Folksonomy and Art Museums: Early Experiments and Ongoing Research},
  author={Jennifer Trant},
  journal={J. Digit. Inf.},
Tagging has proven attractive to art museums as a means of enhancing the indexing of online collections. This paper examines the state of the art in tagging within museums and introduces the steve.museum research project, and its study of tagging behaviour and the relationship of the resulting folksonomy to professionally created museum documentation. A variety of research questions are proposed and methods for answering them discussed. Experiments implemented in the steve.museum research… CONTINUE READING
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