Social Tagging in the Web 2.0 Environment: Author Vs. User Tagging

Moulaison, Heather Lea (2008) Social Tagging in the Web 2.0 Environment: Author Vs. User Tagging. Journal of Library Metadata, 8 (2). pp. 101-111. ISSN 1938-6389

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Social tagging increasingly attracts the attention of information scientists. Much research has focused on large-scale assessment of tag sets in systems. The reasons for tagging remain uncertain. To date, the library and information science (LIS) field has not explicitly explored 5 the differences between author-supplied metadata (endo-tagging) and usersupplied metadata (exo-tagging). This article reviews a number of studies on social tagging and recommends further user-centered research into motivation; proposed research could be carried out in conjunction with studies focusing on the different reasons for endo- and exo-tagging.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social tagging, Web 2.0, User motives
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
ID Code:46
Deposited By: Dr. Heather Lea Moulaison
Deposited On:19 Jun 2009 08:36
Last Modified:30 May 2016 17:41

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