Too many fish and no fishing pole: Building a taxonomy for discovery of instruments for the national CTSA federated website

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The national Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Federated Wiki site is the preferred central repository for documents produced by CTSA awardees. Awardees are not required to deposit materials to the Wiki, but are encouraged to share survey tools, interview results and other evaluation metrics. The purpose of this project was to determine if a librarian's creation of a taxonomy for tagging documents could enhance discovery of evaluation instruments at the Federated CTSA Wiki site. The librarian built a taxonomy and tagging system for CTSA Evaluation Shared Resource documents based on keywords mined from the documents and key function terms. The taxonomy was reviewed by the Evaluation Shared Resources interest group and terms were refined before usage. Documents in the Shared Resources repository were tagged with the terms which were displayed as a tag cloud on the Shared Resources Wiki pages.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventMedical Library Association Annual Conference - Washington, D.C.
Duration: May 1 2010 → …


ConferenceMedical Library Association Annual Conference
Period5/1/10 → …


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