Patrons Cataloging? The Role and Quality of Patron Tagging in Item DescriptionAll Faculty Publications
- web 2.0,
- user tagging,
- patron tagging
AbstractWith the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, user participation in the description and evaluation of content has come to the library. User tagging is almost a given in applications such as Del.icio.us, Flickr, and LibraryThing. The question is whether tagging provided by users with their own motivations is better in some sense then descriptions provided by professionals. Is the tagging provided by the wisdom of the crowd a better description of an item?
Original Publication CitationLund, Bill, Washburn, Allyson. Patrons Cataloging? The Role and Quality of Patron Tagging in Item Description, ACRL Fourteenth National Conference 29 Mar 12 - Mar 15 Seattle, WA 263-271.
Document TypePeer-Reviewed Article
CollegeHarold B. Lee Library
Copyright Status© 2009 Lund and Wasbhurn
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Citation InformationLund, W. B., and Washburn, A. (2009). Patrons Cataloging? The Role and Quality of Patron Tagging in Item Description. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries (pp. 263-271). Seattle, Washington, USA.