|KO vis-à-vis KM
Facets and Tags
The Kingdom of Taxonomy
Busch and Clarke on Taxonomy
Information Architects promote Metadata and Ontology
Information Management Through the Ages
We have noted on other occasions that ‘formal taxonomies’ are under attack from various quarters. Presumably, classification schemes, thesauri, subject heading lists, authority files are equally destined for the scrap heap, as far as their detractors are concerned. Here’s what a recent blogger had to say [full post]:
“Traditional knowledge management relied on the skill of a privileged team of “knowledge architects” a priori defining information taxonomies, which organisations had to try and conform to in their day-to-day information creation and searching activities. The problem is that information is very rarely the kind of beast that’s happy to be tamed and confined within static structures: its structure and importance morph over time.”
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Link courtesy of Jan Wyllie:
A roundtable on 17 May 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Eastern), 8:00 am – 11:00 am (Pacific) via teleconference
Bridging the gap between folksonomies and taxonomies”
“Is it possible to combine the creativity of “social tagging” with the rigor of professional document indexing? In this teleconference roundtable, Bradley Allen will do a joint presentation with Rafael Sidi of Elsevier Engineering Information about a system that lets metadata managers associate author-generated keywords with terms in a controlled vocabulary and lets users use the results for search.”
Pauline Rafferty and Rob Hidderley are currently working on a small scale study of tagging behaviour on Flickr, using Jakobson’s model of communicative functions as a framework through which to analyse the empirical data. The aim of the project is to determine whether tags assigned to images are informational in function, or appear to be operating in respect to other communicative functions.
Pauline is an ISKO UK member and we hope to hear more about this study at the next ISKO UK open meeting in September.