Cataloging and You: Measuring the Efficacy of a Folksonomy for Subject Analysis

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106434
Title:
Cataloging and You: Measuring the Efficacy of a Folksonomy for Subject Analysis
Author:
Smith, Tiffany
Editors:
Lussky, Joan
Citation:
Cataloging and You: Measuring the Efficacy of a Folksonomy for Subject Analysis 2007,
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106434
Submitted date:
2007-10-24
Abstract:
Folksonomies, or user-created taxonomies, are currently used as collaborative tools to describe images, films, hyperlinks, and other objects and documents. LibraryThing is a website that lets users catalog their own book collections through the use of Library of Congress Subject Headings and social tagging. This paper records the results of exploratory research focusing on the connection between folksonomies and controlled vocabulary and utilizing LibraryThing as a possible benchmark to measure taggingâ s efficacy and accuracy as an instrument for subject analysis.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Classification
Local subject classification:
folksonomies; controlled vocabulary

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Tiffanyen_US
dc.contributor.editorLussky, Joanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-24T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:46:25Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-10-24en_US
dc.identifier.citationCataloging and You: Measuring the Efficacy of a Folksonomy for Subject Analysis 2007,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106434-
dc.description.abstractFolksonomies, or user-created taxonomies, are currently used as collaborative tools to describe images, films, hyperlinks, and other objects and documents. LibraryThing is a website that lets users catalog their own book collections through the use of Library of Congress Subject Headings and social tagging. This paper records the results of exploratory research focusing on the connection between folksonomies and controlled vocabulary and utilizing LibraryThing as a possible benchmark to measure taggingâ s efficacy and accuracy as an instrument for subject analysis.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subject.otherfolksonomiesen_US
dc.subject.othercontrolled vocabularyen_US
dc.titleCataloging and You: Measuring the Efficacy of a Folksonomy for Subject Analysisen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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