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Title:"Lo-Fi to Hi-Fi" Crowd Cataloguing: Increasing E-Resource Records and Promoting Metadata Literacy within WiderNet
Author(s):Maron, Deborah; Missen, Cliff; Tayag, Elnora; McNeirney, Katie
Subject(s):information organization and metadata
education in library and information sciences
distributed learning
Abstract:Five billion people, as well as rural libraries, schools, and prisons across the globe, are not connected to the Internet. The WiderNet Project attempts to assist these underserved populations with its eGranary Digital Libraries, which make a wide variety of Web resources available offline. Access alone is not enough, however, as an individual’s first exposure to Web resources is much like ‘drinking from a firehose’. Additionally, most of the eGranary’s 32 million resources remain uncatalogued and hence difficult to find. To address this issue, we are experimenting with ‘crowd cataloguing’ to create and cull cataloguing information for eGranary resources. An exploratory study is introduced in which we will draw on lessons learned from folksonomy as well as previous eGranary cataloguing projects. The purpose is to further develop a “Lo-Fi to Hi-Fi” model of eGranary metadata generation that emphasizes improving the metadata literacy of general users and library professionals.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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