Tuesday, April 08, 2008

User-Generated Content Session, Roy Tennant

For a very nicely done wrapup of this CIL session, see http://hurstassociates.blogspot.com/2008/04/cil2008-user-generated-content-and-more.html. The piece that I wanted to remind myself and my readers to take a look at are some projects that are taking advantage of user-generated, community content. Perhaps the most interesting one to me, one that actualizes an idea that I’ve had floating around in my brain for awhile for my state’s citizens who have a lot personal history & genealogy they might like to store and share online with our help is KETE – see http://horowhenua.kete.net.nz/ from New Zealand. The system to do this project, which allows citizens to post information, such as personal photos, and helps them to create family trees (wouldn’t that be nice) – is open-source, developed by the folks who developed famous open source ILS KOHA – see more at http://kete.net.nz/. He also mentioned the Library of Congress on Flickr (see my post 2 posts ago), a project by Boston Public Library and a research project using community tagging of images from museums, called Steve.Museum – see http://www.steve.museum/.

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