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UKOLN is based at the University of Bath.

Enhanced Tagging for Discovery (EnTag)


This project was a JISC-funded project which ran from 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008. Further information is available on the JISC Web site.


The Enhanced Tagging for Discovery project investigated the combination and comparison of controlled and folksonomy approaches to support resource discovery in repositories and digital collections. The project evaluated the combination of both approaches in the context of repositories and digital collections, attempting to get the best of both worlds.

The specific aim was to investigate whether vocabulary control and the use of an established KOS can assist in moving free social tagging beyond personal bookmarking to aid resource discovery in context of the JISC Information Environment and eFramework. The project demonstrated use of tagging in different environments and provided an interface that enables use of a traditional classification scheme to enhance free form tags. The project considered issues such as whether prompting with controlled terminology is beneficial.

The project has now been successfully completed. Please visit the Documentation page for project reports and the Results and dissemination page for publications. The main demonstrator is also available (see Demonstrators).

Lead Institution

  • UKOLN at the University of Bath

UKOLN staff who worked on this project were Koralijke Golub and Michael Day.

Project partners

Non-funded supporting partners

Archive of project Web site

An archive of the project Web site is available on the Internet Archive. On 21 March 2013 the project Web site had been crawled 19 times, dating back to 11 June 2008.