Due to some scheduling conflicts at Museums and the Web this year we missed the workshop about STEVE, a tagging project for art museums, or to expand the acronymn, Social Terminology Enhancement through Vernacular Engagement. I’ve been scrounging around on the internet for notes on the presentation. All I found was this mention on the Powerhouse museum’s blog fresh + new. Luckily Gnter posted a more complete set of notes earlier this year and there are two papers one on the project, one from D-Lib Magazine and one on the conference site
I does sound like a road we’ve been down before with the Word Association feature on our collection. Although that project was ahead of it’s time it remains sadly underused, for a variety of reasons. The STEVE project sounds like it has some real momentum and worth the extra reading, I’m sure you’ll see more on it here.
Although the acronym mentioned above is fascinating, it is not official. The project itself remains officially acronym free.