By Clara M. Chu (auth.), Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Tru Hoang Cao, Ingeborg Torvik Sølvberg, Edie Rasmussen (eds.)
The overseas convention on Asian electronic Libraries (ICADL) is without doubt one of the best foreign meetings in electronic libraries learn. The convention has come some distance given that its inception in 1998 because the First Asia electronic Library Workshop held in Hong Kong. because then, the convention has traveled around the Asian continent and has been hosted by means of Taiwan (ICADL 1999), Seoul, Korea (ICADL 2000), Bangalore, India (ICADL 2001), Singapore (ICADL 2002), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (ICADL 2003), Shanghai, China (ICADL 2004), Bangkok, Thailand (ICADL 2005), and Kyoto, Japan (ICADL 2006). The 2007 variation of the convention marks a massive milestone within the ICADL sequence. Into its 10th yr, the convention matured right into a major amassing of practitioners, researchers, educators and coverage makers from various disciplines sharing a standard curiosity in advancing electronic libraries learn in Asia. ICADL 2007 was once held in Hanoi, Vietnam in the course of December 10–13, 2007, with the topic, “Asian electronic Libraries: on reflection 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers.” The subject displays upon the expansion of the electronic libraries group and explores new components that the neighborhood may possibly delve into within the coming years.
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The image indexing project was designed as a combination of individual and group activity to give each student some Supporting Student Collaboration for Image Indexing 29 experience with the challenge of image indexing, working with different established controlled vocabularies, and also with seeing how others dealt with the same issues. After an initial orientation, assigned reading, and writing assignment, individual students worked on the images with general troubleshooting discussion (discussion thread) and feedback from the instructor.
There were about 30 students enrolled in each of the classes (Spring/Fall 2006). All were online students who resided in different geographic locations and time zones. Students had two or three different modes of collaboration available depending on the academic term. They could use assigned discussion threads in the Blackboard course shell, real-time/recorded group chat, or the comment field in the Image Tagger (in Fall 2006). By the time students began working on their individual projects, the course had covered the basics of general resource surrogation and image representation.
30 P. W. B. Allen Most students found the assignment of terms from controlled vocabularies the most challenging part of the project. The subject matter of the images (19th century Asia) was unfamiliar to almost all students, and not well dealt with by the AAT and TGM, which have a known Western bias ( pp 84-91). , Kirifuri Falls at Nikko National Park) and more problems in agreeing upon abstract objects and concepts. The inclusion of a notes field in which they could describe the image in natural language terms, frequently informed by additional research, was an important adjunct to the controlled descriptor fields.