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Folksonomies as Subject Access A Survey of Tagging in Library Online Catalogs and Discovery Layers. IFLA Satellite Post-Conference: Beyond libraries – subject metadata in the digital environment and semantic web 17-18 August 2012, Tallinn. Yan Yi Lee, Wagner College, NY, USA
IFLA Satellite Post-Conference: Beyond libraries – subject metadata in the digital environment and semantic web
17-18 August 2012, Tallinn
Yan Yi Lee, Wagner College, NY, USA
Sharon Q. Yang, Rider University, NJ, USA
Arcadia Public Library (Arcadia, California) - Feb12, 2012
Past research compared LCSH with folksonomy in LibraryThing:
Systems (Marshall Breeding’s Library Technology Guide)
The survey checked all the major discovery tools
- Tagging function in ILS
- Tag could or tag list in OPAC, or both
- Tag to start a new search
- Tag to refine a search result
- 218 public libraries
- 62 academic libraries
- 27 school libraries
- Large cloud (over 50 tags)
- Small cloud (Less than 50 tags)
- Empty cloud (Tagging turned on, but no tags)
- No cloud (Tagging turned off)
tag “microbiology” => 3 titles
subject “microbiology” => 262 titles
More research is needed for
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