Moving Image User-Generated Description A Matter of Time

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Edward A Benoit


This article explores temporal influences on compressive social tagging generation for archival moving image materials through a quasi-experimental study. Forty participants tagged the same video segmented into differing lengths. Analysis of the resulting data found the average number of user-generated tags is influenced by the length of the video within moving image collections. Specifically, the average tagging rate for a short video was higher than its lengthier counterpart.

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Benoit, E. A. (2018). Moving Image User-Generated Description: A Matter of Time. International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Journal, (49), 60–72.
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Edward A Benoit, School of Library & Information Studies, Louisiana State University

Edward Benoit, III is an Assistant Professor and coordinator of the Archival Studies program in the School of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University. He has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2014) as well as a MLIS and MA in History (2009). His research focuses on participatory and community archives, archival access, digital collections, and nontraditional archival materials. His dissertation analyzed social tags generated by domain experts and novices in a minimally processed digital archive. Currently, his research continues focusing on social tagging, commenting, and crowdsourcing in the archives. He is developing a project examining personal archiving habits of the 21st century soldier in an effort to develop new digital capture and preservation technologies to support their needs called the Virtual Footlocker Project. As an educator, he integrates emerging technology into online courses blending practical applications and theory built upon constructivist and apprenticeship learning styles. In addition to archival courses, he also teaches a required core course for the MLIS and an undergraduate general education course. 

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