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Using Social Networking Tags in a Library Setting by Keith Kisser …

Using Social Networking Tags in a Library Setting by Keith Kisser
This Presentation was originally given at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon on 7/9/08

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  • “Forecasting the Opportunities Emerging Technologies Offer the Library within the University Environment.”


  • 1. Using Social Networking Tags in a Library Setting Keith Kisser July 9, 2008
  • 2. Social Networking Tags
    • User based classification
    • Tags don’t replace traditional cataloging, they enhance it
  • 3. Folksonomy
      • “ The practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content.”*
      • How people organize data on a personal level
        • *From Wikipedia
  • 4. Web 1.0
    • The Library as a point of access
    • to the Internet
  • 5. Web 2.0
    • The Internet as a point of access
    • to the Library
  • 6. Tags are part of the Web
    • Keep track of your favorite sites and content across multiple platforms
    • Users define their own needs and wants
  • 7. 3 ways Tags can be used in a library:
    • Del. icio .us
    • LibraryThing
    • Flickr
  • 8.
      • Organize websites and web content
      • Self-generated categories
      • Based on common subjects and categories
  • 9. Bundles organize tags Tags
  • 10. in the library
    • Useful for library staff
    • Cross-platform research
  • 11.
    • Catalog your personal library
    • Tags ranked by popularity
    • Ratings and Reviews like
  • 12. Users select the way they view content
  • 13. LibraryThing Record
  • 14.  
  • 15. Tags display in Item Record LibraryThing in the OPAC
  • 16.
    • Organize, share and print your photos online
    • Also uses tags
    • Allows comments for individual photos
    • Users create albums or collections
  • 17. Comments allow for users to contribute information
  • 18. Flickr and Crowdsourcing
      • Crowdsourcing – “taking a task traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people, in the form of an open call.”*
      • faculty, staff, students and the general public contribute additional information
      • *From Wikipedia
  • 19.  
  • 20. Flickr as an extension of the library catalog
      • Display exhibitions and special collections
      • Expands access
      • Add links in the OPAC
  • 21. Not everyone is a cataloger — This is a good thing
      • Tagging is familiar
      • Patrons contribute to the collection
      • Customizable
  • 22. Tags in the Library
      • Introduces the idea of the library catalog as a tool people already use, not something alien and weird that requires special powers
  • 23. Works Cited
    • Mercado, Andrea. LibraryTechtonics: Tagging on Flickr & http://www. librarytechtonics .info/archives/2005/10/tagging_on_flic.html
    • Fister, Barbara. Acrlog: LibraryThing for (Academic) Libraries.
    • Anon. LibraryThing for Libraries.
    • Rethlefsen, Melissa. Tags Help Make Libraries - 9/15/2007 - Library Journal. Library Journal.
    • Wenzler, John. 2007. LibraryThing and the Library Catalog: Adding Collective Intelligence to the OPAC. CARL NITIG, September 7.
    • West, Jessamyn. : IL05 : 24oct05.
  • 24. Thank You!