DCMI Social Tagging Community

Name: DCMI Social Tagging Community
Type: Community Interest Group
Status: Inactive Finished
Charter: The DCMI Social Tagging Community is a forum for individuals and organizations involved in implementing Dublin Core with an interest in the practice of tagging and the relationship between conventional Dublin Core metadata and practices and social tagging.
Moderator/Chair: Eva Méndez
Ana Alice Baptista
Established: 2006-10-06

News and Announcements

DCMI Social Tagging Workshop to be held in Milan, Italy, on 10 June 2009

2009-05-18, The DCMI Social Tagging Community has issued a Call for Participation for a Workshop to be held at the ELPUB2009 Conference on 10 June 2009 in the Sala Napoleonica at the Università di Milano, Palazzo Greppi, Via S. Antonio 10, Milano, Italy. Submissions should be sent to Eva Méndez and Ana Alice Baptista. For more information, please see the announcement on the Wiki of the DCMI Social Tagging Community.

Background and open issues

The DCMI Social Tagging Community is for those who are interested in investigating how the increasingly common practice of informally tagging resources, known as a process of social tagging, can contribute to the goals of the DCMI. It is clear that there is a lot of work being done that might, if slightly formalised, contribute to the quantum of DC metadata in useful ways. It is also of interest to see how tagging can point to terms that are in common use that may be of interest to those developing ontologies, thesauri and controlled vocabularies. There may be other aspects of the practice of tagging that can contribute in some way to DCMI activities.

It is not clear how tagging relates to the activities and practices of the Dublin Core™ general community, or how tags relate to other metadata, but these are considered interesting questions worthy of discussion.


Mailing list

This community will use an e-mail list for discussion. Membership of the DCMI Social Tagging Commmunity will require registration for the e-mail list. If specific tasks are to be undertaken, task groups will be formed to do work and report back to the Social Tagging Community. This list is used for open discussion and for reporting of any Task Group work. It is also available for notification of the community of other activites that may be of interest. Practitioners may use it to seek help from their peers.

To join or leave:



This community will use the wiki for some activities. the wiki allows for those who use different languages to create pages for other speakers of their language, makes it easy to upload documents for discussion, to make links, and to propose text that might be used somewhere.

See: http://dublincore.org/taggingwiki/


  • Date constituted: 2006-10-06
  • Special Session “Special session: Social Networks - Tagging and DC metadata” at the DC-2006 Conference in Mexico on 6 October 2006.