Welcome to the steve tagger!

You've found the steve tagger, a place where you can help museums describe their collections by applying keywords, or tags, to objects. To tag an object, you'll need to log in (you can do this using your Google or Yahoo or OpenID logins, or by creating an account). Once you've done that, just choose an object by clicking on the title in the thumbnail and begin tagging.

You can also use the tagger application to browse objects or tags, either randomly (the default setting) or by filtering on institution. Look around a bit, and feel free to let us know what you think by writing to steve [at] steve [dot] museum.

Finally: this space brings together objects from many of steve's project partners and showcases the functionality of the steve software. But this isn't the only place where you can see the steve software in action. We're currently working with a number of museums to help them implement steve tagging on their own websites (or in their galleries), since our goal is to make tagging easy to use for museums of all sizes and types. We'll be posting links here soon to other tagging opportunities that take advantage of the steve software.

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About the project:

Steve is a collaboration of museum professionals and others who are interested in using social tagging to enhance access to museum collections and engage visitors with collections. We build open source software (the steve tagger), advocate for social tagging methods, and do research into the effectiveness of tagging. You can read much more about our work, which is funded, in part, by grants from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, at www.steve.museum.