Tagging for Libraries: A Review of the Effectiveness of Tagging Systems for Library Catalogs

@article{Gerolimos2013TaggingFL,
  title={Tagging for Libraries: A Review of the Effectiveness of Tagging Systems for Library Catalogs},
  author={Michalis Gerolimos},
  journal={Journal of Library Metadata},
  year={2013},
  volume={13},
  pages={36 - 58}
}
Early literature on tagging has been enthusiastic about the potential that it holds for libraries. Theorists have thoroughly analyzed the nature of tags, as well as the benefits and the problems for libraries: the positives and the negatives of tags compared to subject headings, how tagging can help libraries increase the findability of documents, what the benefits from user-created vocabulary are, and so on. However, there is a gap in the knowledge of how tags actually work within the… Expand
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