Author: Micaela Walker

Digitizing the New York Times: George Tames photographs – Part II

In this second part of the two-part presentation, students from Projects in Digital Archives will introduce some of the technical aspects involved in digitizing the photographs of George Tames (New York Times Whitehouse photographer), including technical issues related to digitization, metadata, technology and design of the digital archive.

#Hashtags: Folksonomic Metadata, Social Media Paralanguage, Marketing Appropriation

Our research briefly examines the evolution of hashtags from an online organizational tool to a cultural phenomenon that serves a rhetorical function as a paralinguistic communication method. We include an analysis of the role of hashtags as image annotation metadata and as a framework for digital library taxonomies.