Digital Libraries: The Challenge of Integrating Instagram with a Taxonomy for Content Management

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Simona Ibba ; Filippo Eros Pani (2016)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Future Internet (issn: 1999-5903)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/fi8020016
  • Subject: taxonomy | metadata standards | digital libraries | Instagram | hashtag | user-generated content | Information technology | T58.5-58.64

Interoperability and social implication are two current challenges in the digital library (DL) context. To resolve the problem of interoperability, our work aims to find a relationship between the main metadata schemas. In particular, we want to formalize knowledge through the creation of a metadata taxonomy built with the analysis and the integration of existing schemas associated with DLs. We developed a method to integrate and combine Instagram metadata and hashtags. The final result is a taxonomy, which provides innovative metadata with respect to the classification of resources, as images of Instagram and the user-generated content, that play a primary role in the context of modern DLs. The possibility of Instagram to localize the photos inserted by users allows us to interpret the most relevant and interesting informative content for a specific user type and in a specific location and to improve access, visibility and searching of library content.
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