Monday, October 19, 2009

Comments about readings

It was interesting reading about Catalog 2.0. Allowing people to add tags to the library catalog and allowing reviews by patrons sound like great ideas. Not only would you be able to search a catalog by the way a cataloger has set up the subjects but you would also be able to search tags created by other patrons who may think more like you do when it comes to organizing and searching for information. Seeing what other people think about a book or other library material can help you decide whether or not you want to take that item out. It would make the catalog more interactive and allow patrons to have a say about the books the library has. A website mentioned in our readings that I found interesting was On this website people list major goals they want to accomplish in their lives. I also thought tag clouds are a visual way of seeing which tags are the most popular. Tag clouds are a good resource to use if you are interested in exploring a website that allows people to tag information.

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