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The design of information in digital curation: collaborative cataloguing of collection by natural language and folksonomy

Grant number: 18/21743-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Information Science - Library and Information Science
Principal researcher:Maria José Vicentini Jorente
Grantee:Gabriela de Oliveira Souza
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


The number of digital objects increases progressively in Web2.0 and this growth brings with it the need for organization through Digital Information Curation (CD) - a term that brings together concepts and actions designed to preserve, give access, use and reuse as well as add value to digital data and information throughout its life cycle. In this context, attention is drawn to Folksonomy, a form of collaborative cataloging in Web2.0, which facilitates access to its formats and contents through the use of a natural language, that is, a language familiar to the informational subject. Folksonomy thus ensures a greater proximity to a diversity of Internet users, and can be used by Information Science (CI) professionals in Information Design (DI) environments for Digital Curation (CD). The study aims to understand the ways of organizing, sharing and retrieving content in Web2.0, through an analysis of Folksonomy from the perspective of DI in the CD of Libraries, Archives and Museums environments. In this context, the specific objectives of this research are: to carry out a literature review in Information Science (CI), especially in Librarianship about DI in Digital Curation; to understand the use that the DI can make of Folksonomy by means of the analysis of the platform Flickr - that makes use of the resource - in order to demonstrate the operation of Folksonomy in this digital environment; harvesting and studying initiatives of cultural institutions in the Flickr environment, taking into account the studied resource of Folksonomy. The methodology used is theoretical exploratory, based on the literature review and analysis of the proposed themes. This research is justified by the need for greater interaction between the information professional and the Internet users, which can be solved by digital curation and information design through Folksonomy, considering for analysis the Flickr platform. The result is an understanding of the relationship between Folksonomy, Digital Curation and Information Design.

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