Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105841
Title:
Social Tagging and the Next Steps for Indexing
Author:
Tennis, Joseph T.
Editors:
Furner, Jonathan; Tennis, Joseph T.
Citation:
Social Tagging and the Next Steps for Indexing 2006,
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105841
Submitted date:
2007-11-28
Abstract:
Social tagging, as a particular type of indexing, has thrown into question the nature of indexing. Is it a democratic process? Can we all benefit from user-created tags? What about the value added by professionals? Employing an evolving framework analysis, this paper addresses the question: what is next for indexing? Comparing social tagging and subject cataloguing; this paper identifies the points of similarity and difference that obtain between these two kinds of information organization frameworks. The subsequent comparative analysis of the parts of these frameworks points to the nature of indexing as an authored, personal, situational, and referential act, where differences in discursive placement divide these two species. Furthermore, this act is contingent on implicit and explicit understanding of purpose and tools available. This analysis allows us to outline desiderata for the next steps in indexing.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Indexing; Knowledge Structures; Knowledge Organization; Information Analysis
Local subject classification:
Subject cataloguing; Social tagging; Post-fordism; Intertextuality; Framework analysis

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dc.contributor.authorTennis, Joseph T.en_US
dc.contributor.editorFurner, Jonathanen_US
dc.contributor.editorTennis, Joseph T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-28T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:35:22Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-11-28en_US
dc.identifier.citationSocial Tagging and the Next Steps for Indexing 2006,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105841-
dc.description.abstractSocial tagging, as a particular type of indexing, has thrown into question the nature of indexing. Is it a democratic process? Can we all benefit from user-created tags? What about the value added by professionals? Employing an evolving framework analysis, this paper addresses the question: what is next for indexing? Comparing social tagging and subject cataloguing; this paper identifies the points of similarity and difference that obtain between these two kinds of information organization frameworks. The subsequent comparative analysis of the parts of these frameworks points to the nature of indexing as an authored, personal, situational, and referential act, where differences in discursive placement divide these two species. Furthermore, this act is contingent on implicit and explicit understanding of purpose and tools available. This analysis allows us to outline desiderata for the next steps in indexing.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectIndexingen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Structuresen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Organizationen_US
dc.subjectInformation Analysisen_US
dc.subject.otherSubject cataloguingen_US
dc.subject.otherSocial taggingen_US
dc.subject.otherPost-fordismen_US
dc.subject.otherIntertextualityen_US
dc.subject.otherFramework analysisen_US
dc.titleSocial Tagging and the Next Steps for Indexingen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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