Screw Cap or Cork? Keeping Tags Fresh (and Related Matters)

Medeiros, Norm Screw Cap or Cork? Keeping Tags Fresh (and Related Matters). OCLC Systems & Services, 2008, vol. 24, n. 2, pp. 77-79. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

This article comments to the excitement caused by release of “On the Record,” the final report of the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control. The article notes the challenge of maintaining user-supplied tags in the absence of an agency responsible for their upkeep. It also refers to the chaos emerging from the convergence of enriched catalogs, WorldCat Local, and federated tools, all of which are vying for library search.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: cataloging; social tagging; tags; enriched catalogs
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HM. OPACs.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Depositing user: Norm Medeiros
Date deposited: 09 Jul 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:12
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/11897

References

1. Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control (2008). On the Record: Report of the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control. Available: http://www.loc.gov/bibliographic-future/news/lcwg-ontherecord-jan08-final.pdf. (Accessed: 14 January 2008).

2. A recent example is Foster, Andrea L. & Jennifer Howard (2008). “Library of Congress Report Urges Libraries to Update cataloging Strategies,” Chronicle of Higher Education 54(21): A11.

3. Calhoun, Karen (2006). The Changing Nature of the Catalog and its Integration with Other Discovery Tools. Available: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/calhoun-report-final.pdf (Accessed: 25 January 2008).

4. Ogburn, Director of the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, referred to the aging of tags during her presentation at the 2008 ALCTS Symposium, “Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Seizing Opportunities for Change,” held 11 January 2008 in Philadelphia, PA.

5. Spiteri, Louise F. (2007). The Structure and Form of Folksonomy Tags: The Road to the Public Library Catalog,” Information Technology and Libraries 26(3): 13-25.

6. Bates, Mary Ellen (2006). “Tag: You’re It!,” Online 30(1): 64.

7. Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control (2008): 31.


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