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Social uses of digitisation within the context of HIV/AIDS: metadata as engagement

Social uses of digitisation within the context of HIV/AIDS: metadata as engagement Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the social uses of digitisation within the social context of HIV/AIDS by building digital archives of photographs. Design/methodology/approach – Visual data sets on HIV/AIDS are drawn from photovoice studies in our previous work in Canada and South Africa. To organise and describe visual data sets, protocols for scanning and metadata have been developed. Findings – Based on these protocols, a digital archive is being built to store and provide access to digital images. Research limitations/implications – The study intends to develop a methodological and technological framework to understand the social uses of photography by using digital technology. Originality/value – The observations and lessons garnered from this study provide insights into the building of a digital archive of photo collections on HIV/AIDS and can be used in other social contexts where photos are developed and managed in order to address social issues. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Online Information Review Emerald Publishing

Social uses of digitisation within the context of HIV/AIDS: metadata as engagement

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1468-4527
DOI
10.1108/14684520810923890
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the social uses of digitisation within the social context of HIV/AIDS by building digital archives of photographs. Design/methodology/approach – Visual data sets on HIV/AIDS are drawn from photovoice studies in our previous work in Canada and South Africa. To organise and describe visual data sets, protocols for scanning and metadata have been developed. Findings – Based on these protocols, a digital archive is being built to store and provide access to digital images. Research limitations/implications – The study intends to develop a methodological and technological framework to understand the social uses of photography by using digital technology. Originality/value – The observations and lessons garnered from this study provide insights into the building of a digital archive of photo collections on HIV/AIDS and can be used in other social contexts where photos are developed and managed in order to address social issues.

Journal

Online Information ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 21, 2008

Keywords: HIV; Acquired immune deficiency syndrome; Photography; Digital libraries

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