Tagging and Metadata for Social Information Organization Workshop


Last week during the “digital content strategy” roundtable I sat on at UBC, one of the things I urged was for the librarians there to take tagging seriously (to which I actually got a partially affirmative response). I am not sure if this is a case of “be careful what you wish for” but not long after urging this I see notice of this upcoming workshop, titled “Tagging and Metadata for Social Information Organization” being held at my old stomping ground in Banff. Assuming for a second that it can be studied without having all the dynamism that makes it work sucked out of it, here’s hoping I don’t have to make pleas like that for too many more years. – SWL