The activity of human metadata creation and the Semantic Web
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, ISSN 1744-263X, Vol. 10, no 2, 64-74 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper presents an explorative study of the human activity of creating metadata, done with the purpose of exploring the practices of this activity and how those can potentially impact the utility of the metadata as it is exposed on a level that enables semantic collaboration, like the Semantic Web. Previous research around human metadata creation seems to indicate that how the activity is carried out has a common core, but is unique in each situation on how it can be improved. The data for this study was gathered through interviews and analyzed using activity theory. The analysis of the data gathered through the interviews indicate that the main objective of the activity is to enable discovery within a collection. Metadata is however created with a community of users in mind, which is sometimes reflected in metadata creation guidelines. These guidelines can in turn impact the discoverability across these communities as metadata is exposed on the Semantic Web.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Geneva, SWITZERLAND: InderScience Publishers, 2015. Vol. 10, no 2, 64-74 p.
metadata, metadata creation, Semantic Web, Linked Data, Activity Theory, metadata quality, metadata creation guidelines, metadata practices, metadata interoperability, qualitative study, qualitative analysis
Media and Communication Technology Human Computer Interaction Computer and Information Science Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject Media Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154535DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2015.068276OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-154535DiVA: diva2:757394
Updated from manuscript to article in journal.20160203
QC 201602032014-10-222014-10-222016-02-03Bibliographically approved