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Folksonomy as an element of preservation in the Digital Curation: a case study of the Museum of the Person

Grant number: 20/16147-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2021
Effective date (End): February 28, 2023
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - 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


Web 2.0 brought the need to organize and preserve information on digital platforms through Digital Curation. Folksonomy - a form of collaborative cataloging on Web 2.0 - in this sense, can be a tool for Digital Curation, because in addition to providing access to information it can be used as an element of preservation. Web 2.0 also made it possible to carry out collaborative processes in museums, as in the Museum of the Person, which has a collection of life stories. Thus, this study seeks to demonstrate that Folksonomy functions as an element of preservation in Digital Curation and not just access. Therefore, the specific objectives of this research are: to explain the relationship between access and preservation in Digital Curation; explain the relationship between Folksonomy and Digital Curation; insert Folksonomy in the context of preservation; carry out a case study of the Museum of the Person; propose the use of Folksonomy at the Museum of the Person. This research is justified by the need for collaborative processes in the stages of digital curation, regarding preservation and the need for greater participation of people in the technical processes of information retrieval. The methodology used will be theoretical-exploratory and case study.

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