April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California


Steve: The Art Museum Social Tagging Project


Steve is a collaborative project for investigating the potential of user-generated descriptions of artworks to improve access to museum collections and encourage engagement with cultural content. An IMLS National Leadership Grant supports our study of social tagging.

To support our research, the project participants have built an open source tagging tool (steve tagger); launched a Web site for sharing project activities; and formed a community of colleagues interested in thinking about social tagging. Project participants will be present to demonstrate the tagger tool; answer your questions about installing and deploying steve; and discuss our research agenda for 2007.


Susan Chun
General Manager for Collections Information Planning
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Office of the Director
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York NY
10028 USA