Social Web Presence Update

Sounds good.

I’d be happy to grab some photos from you.

I believe the purple JMP drive you have also has some photos. Actually, Miriam transferred several files to me.

The big thing for me as an information scientist is the descriptive metadata.

This includes things like the physical location of the photo, people in the photo, and descriptions of what’s going on in the photo.

Metadata are a key part of telling the story – and in fact can help computers help us tell the story. For example, the USDA <​> has a geographically linked feed of photos that can be displayed on a map. If all our IBSS photos had spatial data linked to them, we could view our photos on a map or other Web based application, like an online game.

Beyond just the photos, your understanding of what site visitors are seeing in the images might be the most valuable content.

So, if you have some down time for me to interview you where I can create some descriptions, I think that’d be very helpful.



Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon

The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)


About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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