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The structure and form of folksonomy tags: The road to the public library catalog
  • L. Spiteri
  • Geography, Computer Science
  • 1 September 2007
The linguistic structure of folksonomy tags collected over a thirty-day period from the daily tag logs of Del.icio.us, Furl, and Technorati indicate that the tags correspond closely to the NISO guidelines pertaining to types of concepts expressed, the predominance of single terms and nouns, and the use of recognized spelling. Expand
Structure and form of folksonomy tags: The road to the public library catalogue
Should library catalogues decide to incorporate folksonomies, they could provide clear guidelines to address noted weaknesses, as well as links to external dictionaries and references sources such as Wikipedia to help clients disambiguate homographs and to determine if the full or abbreviated forms of tags would be preferable. Expand
A simplified model for facet analysis : Ranganathan 101
L'objectif de the recherche est de proposer un modele simplifie d'analyse des facettes qui integre les theories de Ranganathan et du groupe de recherches en classification. Expand
Incorporating Facets into Social Tagging Applications: An Analysis of Current Trends
This article examines the use of facets to facilitate the efficient organization and browsing of tags into manageable and distinct categories and suggests suggestions to guide the design of a more rigorous methodology. Expand
Social discovery tools: extending the principle of user convenience
  • L. Spiteri
  • Computer Science
  • J. Documentation
  • 2 March 2012
The relationship between the principle of user convenience and social discovery systems is explored to address the primary barriers to creating catalogue records that reflect the culture(s) and needs of the library communities in which they exist. Expand
Access to electronic commerce sites on the World Wide Web: an analysis of the effectiveness of six Internet search engines
Examining the ways in which six Internet search engines facilitate access to online shopping sites via their hierarchical subject directories indicates that the search directories use ambiguous and sometimes misleading categories to organized e-commerce sites, are only moderately consistent in the way they organize e- commerce sites and provide relatively few opportunities for comparison shopping. Expand
Exploring Factors Impacting Users' Attitude and Intention towards Social Tagging Systems
This article proposes and empirically validate a conceptual model of key factors that affect users' attitude and intention to use social tagging systems and introduces Content Generation, Information Retrievability, and Information Re-findability as new dimensions affecting the use of tagging systems. Expand
OPACs, Users, and Readers’ Advisory: Exploring the Implications of User-Generated Content for Readers’ Advisory in Canadian Public Libraries
This article examines the contribution of social discovery platforms and user-generated content (UGC) on readers’ advisory (RA) services in Canadian public libraries. Grounded Theory was used toExpand
Knowledge Contribution in Social Media: Exploring Factors Influencing Social Taggers' Acceptance towards Contributing and Sharing Tags
A motivational model is developed and empirically validated to predict users’ acceptance to add and share tagging content, which has the potential to increase the collective power and intelligence of the community. Expand
The Dynamics of Collaborative Tagging: An Analysis of Tag Vocabulary Application in Knowledge Representation, Discovery and Retrieval
Results indicate a steady decrease in the number of unique tags over the four years, suggesting an increasing stability in the community vocabulary over time and the establishment of domain-specific vocabulary. Expand