Tags on healthcare information websites

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Abstract

This paper explores tags and tagging behaviour on health information websites using an empirical, user-oriented, exploratory case study. Taggers and editors were interviewed about tags and tagging, while taggers solved tasks that included applying tags to a website. This qualitative data was combined with quantitative data; a transaction log analysis that included all tags applied to the site during the logging period. Results showed that taggers and editors disagreed both on the purpose of tags and what characterizes a good tag. Taggers applied tags to describe article content, explain articles, request information, and value article content. Some of these show that tags are not only not only topical descriptions, but communicative by intent. This result can potentially inform the design of tagging features.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges and Opportunities for Knowledge Organization in the Digital Age : Proceedings of the Fifteenth International ISKO Conference 9-11 July 2018 Porto, Portugal
EditorsFernanda Ribeiro, Maria Elisa Cerveira
Place of PublicationWürzburg
PublisherErgon-Verlag
Publication date2018
Pages684-692
ISBN (Print)978-3-95650-420-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventISKO International Conference - Porto, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 9 Jul 201811 Jul 2018
Conference number: 16

Conference

ConferenceISKO International Conference
Number16
LocationPorto
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period09/07/201811/07/2018
SeriesAdvances in Knowledge Organization
Volume16
ISSN0938-5495

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Ådland, M. K., & Lykke, M. (2018). Tags on healthcare information websites. In F. Ribeiro, & M. E. Cerveira (Eds.), Challenges and Opportunities for Knowledge Organization in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International ISKO Conference 9-11 July 2018 Porto, Portugal (pp. 684-692). Würzburg: Ergon-Verlag. Advances in Knowledge Organization, Vol.. 16
Ådland, Marit Kristine ; Lykke, Marianne. / Tags on healthcare information websites. Challenges and Opportunities for Knowledge Organization in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International ISKO Conference 9-11 July 2018 Porto, Portugal . editor / Fernanda Ribeiro ; Maria Elisa Cerveira. Würzburg : Ergon-Verlag, 2018. pp. 684-692 (Advances in Knowledge Organization, Vol. 16).
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Ådland, MK & Lykke, M 2018, Tags on healthcare information websites. in F Ribeiro & ME Cerveira (eds), Challenges and Opportunities for Knowledge Organization in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International ISKO Conference 9-11 July 2018 Porto, Portugal . Ergon-Verlag, Würzburg, Advances in Knowledge Organization, vol. 16, pp. 684-692, Porto, Portugal, 09/07/2018.

Tags on healthcare information websites. / Ådland, Marit Kristine; Lykke, Marianne.

Challenges and Opportunities for Knowledge Organization in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International ISKO Conference 9-11 July 2018 Porto, Portugal . ed. / Fernanda Ribeiro; Maria Elisa Cerveira. Würzburg : Ergon-Verlag, 2018. p. 684-692 (Advances in Knowledge Organization, Vol. 16).

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Ådland MK, Lykke M. Tags on healthcare information websites. In Ribeiro F, Cerveira ME, editors, Challenges and Opportunities for Knowledge Organization in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International ISKO Conference 9-11 July 2018 Porto, Portugal . Würzburg: Ergon-Verlag. 2018. p. 684-692. (Advances in Knowledge Organization, Vol. 16).