par Durieux, Valérie
Référence Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) (11th: 21-23 Octobre 2010: University of Gothenburg/Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Suède)
Publication Non publié, 2010-10
Communication à un colloque
Résumé : Over the last few years, the role of internet users has progressively shifted from passive consumer of information to that of an active information producer who interacts with the data. More and more internet applications such as social bookmarking allow users to create and share metadata describing online resources. Aware of the potential of user-generated metadata to improve access to their collections, some museums and cultural institutions has developed projects that encourage users engagement with their collection objects. After a brief introduction to the user-generated metadata creation processes, this paper presents the case study of a digital photograph collection from the Royal Library of Belgium. This amazingly rich collection has never been integrated in the catalogue of the Library because of the lack of identifying information. In order help librarians in their descriptive work, the CoDesPho website invites Internet users to assign comments to photographs in order to. An in-depth analysis of the users' comments has been conducted. Our study is based on a data set of 392 users' comments describing photographs from the sample and 688 users' queries. The content analysis of the comments and their comparison with users' queries aims at measuring the quality of the information provided by users and determining to what extent user-generated metadata can help librarians cataloguing resources. The analysis of comments and their comparison with users' queries demonstrates that users provided useful and high quality data about the displayed photographs which enabled librarians to provide a more complete and accurate record for each item.