Social metadata for libraries, archives and museums:
from OCLC site:
A Social Metadata Working Group has
been reviewing dozens of social media sites and analyzing issues that will need
to be resolved to take full advantage of the array of potential user
contributions by communicating and sharing them on the network level. A survey
to social metadata site managers will be conducted in the latter half of 2009.
The group will issue a report of our recommendations in early 2010.
questions the working group is addressing:
- What are the objectives for social metadata and
how do we measure success?
- What user contributions would most enrich
existing metadata created by libraries, archives, and museums?
- What are examples of successful social media
sites and what factors contribute to their success?
- What best practices currently exist, or need to
be developed, that can guide institutions in managing user contributions
and various related issues?
- To what extent is moderation necessary or
- How are cultural institutions integrating social
metadata into formal taxonomies?
Nancy G. Faget
GPO Library Services & Content Management
Library Planning & Development
Senior Program Planning Specialist
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