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Scholarly Tagging Projects and Initiatives? Gerry Mckiernan 02 Nov 2005 18:48 UTC

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Scholarly Tagging Projects and Initiatives?


I am greatly interested in Any and All current or planned initiatives that involve the Folksonomic Tagging of **Scholarly** articles, preprints, manuscripts, documents, or Other Publications by **Readers**.

As defined by Wikipedia,
"Folksonomy is a neologism for a practice of collaborative categorization using freely chosen keywords. More colloquially, this refers to a group of people cooperating spontaneously to organize information into categories, typically using categories or tags on pages, or semantic links with types that evolve without much central control."

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The inspiration for my query is the ColLib project [ ] - "the collaborative platform for organizing Open Access materials in Library & Information Science (LIS)" developed by Magnus Enger. As noted, "colLib harvests metadata-records from OAI-PMH-compliant repositories and enables manual 'tagging' of these records to cluster them by subject or other meaningful categories. Tags are represented by pages in a wiki, that can be annotated with links to related tags, external links and any other text deemed relevant." [WOW: A WIKI! ]:-)

And Yes, I am aware of  Connotea
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BTW: I highly recommend a Most Interesting Article

"Social Terminology Enhancement through Vernacular Engagement Exploring Collaborative Annotation to Encourage Interaction with Museum Collections" by David Bearman and Jennifer Trant from the September 2005 issue of _D-Lib  Magazine_

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Gerry McKiernan
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011