Dr. Louise F. Spiteri is Director of the School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has published extensively in the areas of social tagging, folksonomies, social discovery systems, and library cataloguing. She teaches in the areas of information management, metadata, records management, cataloging, classification, and taxonomies.
Social Tagging in a Linked Data Environment
Customers outside of North America (USA and Canada) should contact Facet Publishing for purchasing information.
- About the Authors
Social tagging, hashtags, and geotags are used across a variety of platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, WordPress, Instagram) in different countries and cultures. This book, representing researchers and practitioners across different information professions, explores how social tags can link content across a variety of environments.
Most studies of social tagging have tended to focus on applications like library catalogs, blogs, and social bookmarking sites. This book, in setting out a theoretical background and the use of a series of case studies, explores the role of hashtags as a form of linked data—without the complex implementation of RDF and other Semantic Web technologies.
"Pennington and Spiteri have pulled together a kaleidoscope of scenarios that explore the role and evolution of social tagging. From traditional library discovery systems and recommender systems to ontologies for dementia, effects on public policy to cognitive authority in Facebook communities, to Web 2.0, Web 3.0, and beyond. Tagging and linking—two words that imply so much more than what they say—provide the core for this work. A valuable collection for anyone wanting to explore the possibilities of letting people have their say through the simple act of contributing their own words…#goodread #liked"
— Shawne D. Miksa, Associate Professor, University of North Texas
"Pennington, Spiteri, and their thoughtful contributing authors give us a thesaurus, a treasure chest of concepts, constructs, and tools for building new means of navigating constellations of people authoring, publishing, and looking for information. How do we find useful information? How do we bring information to the point of use? How do we determine veracity and cognitive authority of information? Who is now to link what with whom? Here the reader will find much to use and much to ponder."
— Brian O’Connor, Professor, University of North Texas