Enhancing user involvement with digital cultural heritage: The usage of social tagging and storytelling

  • Harry van Vliet
  • Erik Hekman
Keywords: tagging, cultural heritage, cross media, storytelling

Abstract

This paper focuses on the use of online social tagging and storytelling to enrich digital collections of cultural heritage. Together with several Dutch museums, we examined the question of whether and how social tagging could benefit these museums in disclosing specific digital collections. This led to the development of a social tagging tool (www.ikweetwatditis.nl) as a means of researching behaviour when tagging cultural objects. The results show that tagging and storytelling can help museums enrich their collections and involve their audiences.

Author Biographies

Harry van Vliet
Professor Cross media at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences
Erik Hekman
PhD fellow at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences
Published
2012-04-21
How to Cite
Vliet, H. van, & Hekman, E. (2012). Enhancing user involvement with digital cultural heritage: The usage of social tagging and storytelling. First Monday, 17(5). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v17i5.3922
Section
Articles