Skip to Content

Emma Tonkin author profile

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Emma Tonkin
Research Programmer
King's College London

Emma Tonkin is a research programmer at KCL. Previously, she was employed as Technical Innovation Co-ordinator at UKOLN, University of Bath. Originally educated as a physicist, she discovered an interest in human-computer interaction and has worked around technology and the Web ever since, continuing her studies at the University of Bristol. At UKOLN, she worked on a number of Jisc-funded projects, including: metadata authoring tools; repository registries; palaeoclimate data management; low-cost pervasive computing; and text analysis. Emma is a co-moderator of the Dublin Core Registry community, the Dublin Core Social Tagging interest group and an ASIS&T SIG-CR officer.

link to data charts for Emma Tonkin

Most frequently used terms in this author's articles (ordered by total usage / articles): "metadata", "ebook", "software", "tagging", "research", "data", "repositories", "video", "application profile", "wiki". See interactive data charts for more details on all tags associated with this author.

Profile last updated: 
July 2013

Articles by this author

Number of Ariadne articles written (or co-written) by this author: 17.

Title Summary Tags linking to related content

Book Review: Crisis Information Management

Emma Tonkin offers a review of a thought-provoking overview of crisis informatics.

issue71 July 2013

american library association, bbc, data management, data visualisation, dissemination, dublin core, framework, infrastructure, jisc, jisc information environment, library of congress, metadata, preservation, repositories, research, search technology, tagging, twitter, ukoln, university of bath, university of bristol, university of oxford, usability

Book Review: Making Software - What Really Works, and Why We Believe It

While acknowledging the genuine usefulness of much of its content, Emma Tonkin provides helpful pointers towards a second edition.

issue68 March 2012

aggregation, algorithm, api, data, data mining, framework, open source, oreilly, repositories, research, software, ukoln, university of bath

Book Review: The Accidental Taxonomist

Emma Tonkin takes a look at a book on the work of the taxonomist and notes both merits and disappointments.

issue65 October 2010

cataloguing, content management, controlled vocabularies, ontologies, research, search technology, semantic web, software, tagging, taxonomy, thesaurus, ukoln, university of bath, university of oxford, visualisation, vocabularies, z39.50

Towards a Toolkit for Implementing Application Profiles

Talat Chaudhri, Julian Cheal, Richard Jones, Mahendra Mahey and Emma Tonkin propose a user-driven methodology for the iterative development, testing and implementation of Dublin Core Application Profiles in diverse repository software environments.

issue62 January 2010

application profile, archives, blog, cerif, cetis, data, data model, database, dcap, dcmi, digital repositories, domain model, dspace, dublin core, dublin core metadata initiative, e-government, eprints, fedora commons, framework, frbr, geospatial application profile, geospatial data, gis, gnu, higher education, identifier, iemsr, images application profile, information architecture, institutional repository, interoperability, jisc, jisc information environment, lmap, metadata, metadata model, oai, oai-ore, open access, open archives initiative, open source, opendoar, rdf, repositories, research, resource description, ruby, schema, scholarly works application profile, search technology, software, standards, sword protocol, tbmap, ukoln, university of bath, uri, usability, virtual research environment, vocabularies, wikipedia, xml

eBooks: Tipping or Vanishing Point?

Emma Tonkin investigates ebooks and takes a look at recent technological and business developments in this area.

issue62 January 2010

aac, access control, accessibility, adobe, amazon, american library association, android, apple, blog, bmp, british library, cataloguing, copyright, data, digital library, doc, document format, drm, ebook, epub, file format, flac, flash, gif, google, html, hypertext, infrastructure, international digital publishing forum, ipad, iphone, iso, itunes, jisc, jpeg, jpg, linux, massachusetts institute of technology, microsoft, mis, mobi, mobile, mobile phone, mp3, ogg, open access, operating system, plain text, png, research, rtf, search technology, smartphone, software, standardisation, standards, tiff, ukoln, university of bath, university of chicago, usb, wikipedia, windows, wireless

Spinning a Semantic Web for Metadata: Developments in the IEMSR

Emma Tonkin and Alexey Strelnikov reflect on the experience of developing components for the Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry.

issue59 April 2009

accessibility, aggregation, ansi, api, application profile, archives, copyright, d-lib magazine, data, data model, data set, database, dcap, dcmi, dissemination, dublin core, dublin core metadata initiative, framework, frbr, graphics, html, ieee, ieee lom, iemsr, ilrt, internet explorer, interoperability, iso, java, jena, jisc, jisc information environment, knowledge base, learning object metadata, learning objects, lom, metadata, metadata model, metadata schema registry, niso, open source, rdf, repositories, research, resource description, schema, search technology, semantic web, software, sparql, standardisation, standards, sword protocol, thesaurus, ukoln, university of bath, url, usability, vocabularies, w3c, web standards, windows, xml

Book Review: Sketching Tomorrow - The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology

Emma Tonkin takes a look at an ambitious work on the relationship of modern society to information and communication technologies and observes more sins of omission than commission.

issue59 April 2009

data, flash, framework, gnome, ict, mobile, personalisation, research, sms, twitter, ukoln, university of bath

Book Review: Making Sense With Metadata

Emma Tonkin takes a look at an impressive new book on the topic of metadata design, implementation and evaluation in theory and practice.

issue58 January 2009

application profile, bibliographic data, dcmi, digital library, dublin core, dublin core metadata initiative, infrastructure, interoperability, metadata, namespace, repositories, research, schema, standards, ukoln, university of bath

Persistent Identifiers: Considering the Options

Emma Tonkin looks at the current landscape of persistent identifiers, describes several current services, and examines the theoretical background behind their structure and use.

issue56 July 2008

ansi, archives, ark, bibliographic data, blog, browser, california digital library, cataloguing, cnri, content management, cool uri, darpa, data, database, digital library, digital object identifier, dissemination, dns, doi, ftp, handle system, identifier, ietf, infrastructure, iso, licence, metadata, multimedia, naan, name mapping authority, namespace, national library, niso, oclc, openurl, persistent identifier, portico, preservation, purl, request for comments, research, rfc, search technology, software, standardisation, standards, ukoln, unicode, university of bath, uri, url, urn, utf-8, video, z39.88

Book Review: Computerization Movements and Technology Diffusion

Emma Tonkin reviews a fascinating introduction to over two decades of research into computerisation movements.

issue55 April 2008

content management, framework, information today, infrastructure, interoperability, open source, provenance, repositories, research, semantic web, social software, software, ukoln

Collaborative and Social Tagging Networks

Emma Tonkin, Edward M. Corrado, Heather Lea Moulaison, Margaret E. I. Kipp, Andrea Resmini, Heather D. Pfeiffer and Qiping Zhang gather a series of international perspectives on the practice of social tagging of documents within a community context.

issue54 January 2008

aggregation, amazon, blog, citeulike, cloud computing, college of new jersey, controlled vocabularies, d-lib magazine, data, data set, digital library, framework, google, hypertext, information architecture, information retrieval, interoperability, iso, knowledge management, long island university, metadata, mobile phone, multimedia, new mexico state university, ontologies, research, rutgers university, search technology, social networks, software, standards, subject heading, tag cloud, tagging, technorati, thesaurus, ukoln, university of cambridge, university of illinois, usability, video, vocabularies, web 2.0, wiki

ECDL 2007

Mahendra Mahey, Emma Tonkin and Robert John Robertson report on the 2007 European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, held in Budapest, Hungary, over 16-22 September, 2007.

issue53 October 2007

accessibility, aggregation, cetis, controlled vocabularies, data, database, dcc, dcmi, digital curation, digital library, digital preservation, digital repositories, dspace, ebook, framework, identifier, information retrieval, information society, infrastructure, interoperability, iso, jisc, jisc information environment, library management systems, linux, medical subject headings, metadata, multimedia, ocr, ontologies, operating system, preservation, repositories, research, search technology, software, tagging, thesaurus, ukoln, university of bath, university of glasgow, university of liverpool, university of strathclyde, university of wales, vocabularies, web 2.0, windows, wireless, xml

Book Review: Mastering Regular Expressions, 3rd Edition

Emma Tonkin and Greg Tourte take a look at the new edition of an O'Reilly classic.

issue53 October 2007

archives, ascii, csv, data, database, digital library, eprints, google, html, interoperability, java, metadata, oreilly, perl, php, programming language, search technology, software, text mining, ukoln, university of bristol, url

Video Streaming of Events

Greg Tourte and Emma Tonkin describe the set-up and use of video streaming technology at the IWMW 2006 event.

issue49 October 2006

algorithm, apache software foundation, apple, asf, avi, bbc, cache, codec, data, dvd, file format, flash, flash video, gpl, graphics, h.263, h.264, ieee, infrastructure, interoperability, iwmw, licence, linux, mac os, microsoft, mp3, mpeg, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, multimedia, ogg, ogg theora, preservation, quicktime, research, software, standards, streaming, theora, ukoln, university of bath, usability, video, video codec, video encoding, web development, wikipedia, windows, windows media, wireless, wmv

Book Review: Ambient Findability

Emma Tonkin reviews a book with interesting content despite a few rough edges.

issue49 October 2006

bibliographic data, blog, framework, georgia institute of technology, git, harvard university, identifier, interoperability, lemur, metadata, microsoft, mobile, oreilly, python, research, rfid, search technology, semantic web, university of bath, video, wikipedia, wireless

Folksonomies: The Fall and Rise of Plain-text Tagging

Emma Tonkin suggests that rising new ideas are often on their second circuit - and none the worse for that.

issue47 April 2006

access control, algorithm, amazon, amazon web services, apple, archives, ascii, blog, browser, controlled vocabularies, copyright, d-lib magazine, data, data mining, data set, database, digital repositories, document management, doi, dublin core, eprints, exif, google, institutional repository, interoperability, jisc, linux, massachusetts institute of technology, metadata, microformats, mobile, mp3, operating system, provenance, rdf, repositories, research, resource discovery, search technology, semantic web, semiotic, simple dublin core, software, standardisation, standards, tagging, ukoln, uri, usability, vocabularies, web 2.0, web services, windows, xhtml

Making the Case for a Wiki

Emma Tonkin examines wikis and considers the feasibility of their deployment - and the danger of the 'tumbleweed' syndrome.

issue42 January 2005

access control, archives, authentication, blog, content management, data, database, html, hypertext, interoperability, intranet, knowledge base, perl, php, python, repositories, research, rss, ruby, search technology, soap, software, syndication, ukoln, university of oxford, web development, wiki, wikipedia, xml
Syndicate content

author_profile | by Dr. Radut