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Folksonomies and OpenStreetMap

During my research for the final group project, I came across some very interesting research on Folksonomies, OpenStreetMap (OSM), and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI). I have a deep love of maps and a new interest in folksonomies, so this was

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Posted in Cataloging, Open Data

Crowdsourced Catalog: WomensActivism.nyc

WomensActivism.nyc is a crowdsourced digital archive highlighting the contributions of women throughout history. Sponsored by the New York City Department of Records and Information Services, the archive was launched as a five-year celebration of women’s suffrage in the United States.

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Posted in Archives, Cataloging

A Call to Crowdsourcing

Recently, the National Archives uploaded a new collection of records to their Citizen Archives Project. The relatively small collection features photographs of life on Native American reservations in the early to mid 20th century all in need of descriptive tagging.

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Posted in Archives, Cataloging, Classification, Libraries, Uncategorized

Fall 2016 Final Project: Folksonomies in Libraries

For our LIS 653 Fall 2016 final project, we examined the extent to which libraries are currently using folksonomies in order to discuss the opportunities and limitations of this method of organizing information. Our project explored current research and conversations

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Posted in Library, Museums

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