Viewer tagging in art museums: Comparisons to concepts and vocabularies of art museum visitors

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105154
Title:
Viewer tagging in art museums: Comparisons to concepts and vocabularies of art museum visitors
Author:
Kellogg Smith, Martha
Editors:
Furner, Jonathan; Tennis, Joseph
Citation:
Viewer tagging in art museums: Comparisons to concepts and vocabularies of art museum visitors 2006, 17
Publisher:
dLIST
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105154
Submitted date:
2007-04-16
Abstract:
As one important experiment in the social or user-generated classification of online cultural heritage resources collections, art museums are leading the effort to elicit keyword descriptions of artwork images from online museum visitors. The motivations for having online viewers - presumably largely non-art-specialists - describe art images are (a) to generate keywords for image and object records in museum information retrieval systems in a cost-effective way and (b) to engage online visitors with the artworks and with each other by inviting visitors to express themselves and share their descriptions of artworks. This paper explores the question of how effective non-specialist art keyworders can be in capturing ("tagging") potentially useful concepts and terms for use in art information retrieval systems. To do this, the paper compares evidence from art museum visitor studies which describe how non-specialist art viewers react to and describe artworks and use museum-supplied information in their initial encounters with artworks. A theoretical model of artwork interpretation derived from art museum visitor research provides a framework with which to examine both the activity and the products of artwork tagging for image and information retrieval.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Museums; Classification; null; Knowledge Organization; Qualitative Research
Local subject classification:
Visitor studies; Social tagging; Artwork interpretation

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKellogg Smith, Marthaen_US
dc.contributor.editorFurner, Jonathanen_US
dc.contributor.editorTennis, Josephen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-16T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:20:18Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-04-16en_US
dc.identifier.citationViewer tagging in art museums: Comparisons to concepts and vocabularies of art museum visitors 2006, 17en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105154-
dc.description.abstractAs one important experiment in the social or user-generated classification of online cultural heritage resources collections, art museums are leading the effort to elicit keyword descriptions of artwork images from online museum visitors. The motivations for having online viewers - presumably largely non-art-specialists - describe art images are (a) to generate keywords for image and object records in museum information retrieval systems in a cost-effective way and (b) to engage online visitors with the artworks and with each other by inviting visitors to express themselves and share their descriptions of artworks. This paper explores the question of how effective non-specialist art keyworders can be in capturing ("tagging") potentially useful concepts and terms for use in art information retrieval systems. To do this, the paper compares evidence from art museum visitor studies which describe how non-specialist art viewers react to and describe artworks and use museum-supplied information in their initial encounters with artworks. A theoretical model of artwork interpretation derived from art museum visitor research provides a framework with which to examine both the activity and the products of artwork tagging for image and information retrieval.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherdLISTen_US
dc.subjectMuseumsen_US
dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subjectnullen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Organizationen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen_US
dc.subject.otherVisitor studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherSocial taggingen_US
dc.subject.otherArtwork interpretationen_US
dc.titleViewer tagging in art museums: Comparisons to concepts and vocabularies of art museum visitorsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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