Tags of Narrative: A research project

Here is a research project that sounds really interesting. I am posting it to my site to give it some exposure. Whoever is using del.i.cious, flikr, or BlogHUD might be interested in participating on this project:

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
We are interested in the ways in which academic researchers studying
narratives might develop people-to-people models of knowledge-sharing
across disciplines. To that end, we are seeking researchers working in any type
of narrative in any discipline to include in our database of projects and
individuals. We would also welcome your suggestions for other researchers who might like to hear from us.

REQUEST FOR PARTICIPATION
We are especially interested in researchers who are willing to participate
in our tagging experiments, due to take place Spring 2007. For more information please contact Bruce Mason as soon as possible at bmason01 at dmu dot ac uk

THE PROJECT
Tags Networks Narrative is a unique speculative project exploring the
potential for collaborative keyword tagging (folksonomy) in narrative
research.  We want to know:
– What kinds of collaborative social network tools are available for the
gathering and classification of information?
– Which researchers are making online narratives the focus of study, and
how
are those projects  categorised by discipline?
– How can these researchers make effective use of social network tools
to
share knowledge and develop interdisciplinary collaborations?

The project is based in the Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT) at
De
Montfort University and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board
from October 2006-September 2007. The Project Team comprises Professor Sue Thomas, Simon Mills and Bruce Mason. Website http://www.ioct.dmu.ac.uk/tnn/

If you’d like to be involved in the research, add your information to our database, or just be kept informed, please contact Bruce Mason at bmason01 at dmu dot ac uk.

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