Folksonomies, Taxonomies and Coexistence

I have read “Beneath the Metadata” as well as its reply by Dave Weinberger. I’ve also read Thomas Vander Wal’s response. I personally think that folksonomies are not here to replace taxonomies. If Elaine fears the use of folksonomy for classifying Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), she should not. Folksonomies will (probably) never completely replace taxonomies since the science, understanding, principles and experience behind classifying items into a taxonomy are very extensive and cannot be overlooked. [Read More]