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Title:Between Commodification and Engagement: On the Double-Edged Impact of User-Generated Metadata within the Cultural Heritage Sector
Author(s):van Hooland, Seth; Rodríguez, Eva Méndez; Boydens, Isabelle
Subject(s):Online social networks -- Library applications
Cultural property -- Protection
Abstract:This article challenges common assumptions and opinions regarding the use of the social web by cultural heritage institutions by framing the phenomenon of user-generated metadata within the larger context of the commodification and the engagement process of our cultural heritage. Theoretical reflections on both the negative and positive long-term outcomes of the social web for libraries, archives, and museums are presented and confronted with empirical observations regarding the use of social tagging and user comments. This combination of a theoretical and an empirical approach will provide original insights into the long-term implications of user-generated metadata for cultural heritage institutions.
Issue Date:2011-06
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Library Trends 59(4) Spring 2011: 707-720
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright (2011) Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-05-27

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