Harvard University Libraries hosted a forum this week, “Social Tagging @ Harvard: A Del.ici.ous Alternative or Passing Flickr?,” that looked at the online practice of tagging and sought to weigh the separate techniques to determine the best method of taxonomy.
- David Weinberger, Berkman Center for Internet and Society fellow, will talk about the significance of Web 2.0, social bookmarking and tagging technologies.
- Michael Hemment (pictured above), research librarian and head of scholarly research initiatives at Widener Library, will demonstrate social bookmarking in action, examine the PENNTags project, and discuss implications for scholarly research and libraries.
- Carla Lillvik, research and distance services librarian at Gutman Library, will examine tagging and social tagging within the context of other bibliographic management solutions available to Harvard researchers, like RefWorks, EndNote, and the My Research tool in E-Research @ Harvard Libraries.
- Adam Seldow, graduate student in the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will discuss his Edtags initiative, recipient of a Provost Innovation Fund grant.
For more about this event, visit “Tagging in Real Space“.
Video produced by Colin Rhinesmith.
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