HarVANA – harvesting community tags to enrich collection metadata

Hunter, Jane, Khan, Imran and Gerber, Anna (2008). HarVANA – harvesting community tags to enrich collection metadata. In: A. Paepcke, J. Borbinh and M. Naaman, Proceedings of the 2008 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, New York, NY, United States, (147-156). 16-20 June 2008. doi:10.1145/1378889.1378916

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Author Hunter, Jane
Khan, Imran
Gerber, Anna
Title of paper HarVANA – harvesting community tags to enrich collection metadata
Conference name Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
Conference location New York, NY, United States
Conference dates 16-20 June 2008
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2008 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
Journal name Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries
Place of Publication Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Publisher ACM
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1145/1378889.1378916
ISBN 9781595939982
Editor A. Paepcke
J. Borbinh
M. Naaman
Volume 1
Start page 147
End page 156
Total pages 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Collaborative, social tagging and annotation systems have exploded on the Internet as part of the Web 2.0 phenomenon. Systems such as Flickr, Del.icio.us, Technorati, Connotea and LibraryThing, provide a community-driven approach to classifying information and resources on the Web, so that they can be browsed, discovered and re-used. Although social tagging sites provide simple, user-relevant tags, there are issues associated with the quality of the metadata and the scalability compared with conventional indexing systems. In this paper we propose a hybrid approach that enables authoritative metadata generated by traditional cataloguing methods to be merged with community annotations and tags. The HarvANA (Harvesting and Aggregating Networked Annotations) system uses a standardized but extensible RDF model for representing the annotations/tags and OAI-PMH to harvest the annotations/tags from distributed community servers. The harvested annotations are aggregated with the authoritative metadata in a centralized metadata store. This streamlined, interoperable, scalable approach enables libraries, archives and repositories to leverage community enthusiasm for tagging and annotation, augment their metadata and enhance their discovery services. This paper describes the HarvANA system and its evaluation through a collaborative testbed with the National Library of Australia using architectural images from PictureAustralia.
Subjects 890301 Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services
080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword Annotation
Digital collections
Social tagging
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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