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Patrons Cataloging? The Role and Quality of Patron Tagging in Item Description
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  • William Lund
  • Allyson Washburn
Keywords
  • web 2.0,
  • user tagging,
  • cataloging,
  • patron tagging
Abstract
With 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 Citation
Lund, 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 Type
Peer-Reviewed Article
Publication Date
2009-3-12
Permanent URL
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/1438
Publisher
ACRL
Language
English
College
Harold B. Lee Library
Citation Information
Lund, 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.