A Brief Introduction to Folksonomy

This post was originally written as an assignment for my Representation and Organization class, as an explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of folksonomies. I had a little fun with it, so the tone isn’t entirely serious. A folksonomy is a user-generated system of metadata that fulfills a personal and/or social function of identifying and describing objects. The word system is misleading, however; although there are trends in the way people describe (“tag”) things, there are “no explicit systematic guidelines … Read More

Creating an Archival Online Film Exhibit with Omeka: “WWII Propaganda Films and IU”

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Abstract: This brown bag session will present the Libraries’ most recent online Omeka exhibition of World War II propaganda films which went live on June 6th, the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The IULMIA (Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive) staff will present the conceptual idea behind the exhibit, the steps taken to select and digitize the content, working with the Library Technology staff and the process of building the online exhibit. Presenters: Rachael Stoeltje, Director, IU Libraries Moving Image Archive; … Read More