Friday, September 15, 2006

Do you allow users to post comments in your digital collections?

That is the question being asked by digitizationblog and the SLAIS to CLA Conference blog. The two bloggers are teaming up to locate digital collections that allow commenting. As Jeremiah Saunders, of the SLAIS to CLA Conference blog, says:
...we wanted to compose a list of public institutions, particularly ones with digital collections, that offer a "add a comment" feature. If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, then a commenting feature in a digital collection may be priceless! Imagine how many visitors to a digital collection may have a story to tell about an image.
So if you allow people to leave public comments on your digital collections, let these bloggers know by either blogging about it or going here and leaving a comment. And if you have learned important lessons from allowing comments, please be sure to let them know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Jill,

Last week I presented a paper on the issue of user-generated metadata for cultural heritage collections, where I use a case study to evaluate the quality of user comments. You can download this paper from

Kind regards,