From: Gabriel Farrell <gsf747@gm...> - 2005-01-07 18:33:25
Thought I'd bring up in this list the Slashdot post from a few days
ago about folksonomies . While not open source per se (though I
think del.icio.us is, I'm not sure), the idea of a system that
benefits from community-created metadata I think may appeal to some of
us who espouse software that benefits from the direct input of the
It seems once you set up a structure for this kind of thing, people
(users) do a pretty good job of filling in the pieces. Something like
this could be implemented in a digital archive or even an ILS. Isn't
there a library somewhere experimenting with user reviews in their
OPAC? That could be the beginning of something, especially if the
reviews are a searchable field.
Note: I didn't find much of interest in the Slashdot discussion, but
the links to Adam Mathes's paper and blog discussions in the post are
worth taking a gander at.
From: Daniel Chudnov <dchud@um...> - 2005-01-07 19:01:29
Gabriel Farrell wrote:
> ago about folksonomies . While not open source per se (though I
> think del.icio.us is, I'm not sure)
delicious (its code, rather) is not free software, But unalog's (see
unalog.com) is. It has some of the same features for keyword tagging,
so if anybody wants try out folksonomicating in a space mostly populated
by librarians it might be a good alternate to delicious (if admittedly
nowhere near as cool :).
We are interested in adding more bibliographic stuff into unalog
(starting with some kind of as-yet-unspecified support for openurls and
controlled vocabularies) so any sort of feedback on how to do that
usefully would be very helpful.
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