Jessamyn West


Flickr, features

Simple Social Software But what's the big deal?

[photo by Cimm]


Metadata... links: my popular tags, popular tags
library tag: mine, all, clusters
orange tag: mine, all, clusters

Want more? Try: Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia by Cory Doctorow [old, still good]. [photo by audreyjm529]

Tagging vs Classification


It's not a fight. The systems can co-exist. But we need to recognize the differences between paper and digital data.

The F-Word

FOLKSONOMY Want more? Metadata for the Masses by Peter Merholz, or Grassroots Cooperative Categorization Of Digital Content Assets: Folksonomies, What They Are, Why They Work by Robin Good, or Folksonomies - Tidying up Tags? has a lot of tags

"Tagging gets better with scale."

links: my tags, popular tags
library tag: mine, all
orange tag: mine, all

Want more? Library Journal says "Tags Help Make Libraries"

and libraries are using it

Want more? An updated list of libraries using Example: Natural Resources of Canada library explanation, NRCan's links

how could you use it?

« credits »

Jessamyn West is the editor of the weblog and the co-editor of Revolting Librarians Redux. She works as a community technology librarian with people and libraries in Central Vermont. Look at her Flickr pictures here and her tags here.

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