Word of the Week

tagging: the act of attaching keyword descriptions, or tags, to identify images, text, bookmarks (and more) within a web site as categories or topics

This blog uses tags, which you can see by looking below each entry.

some related terms: cooperative cataloging, folksonomy, metadata, social bookmarking, social cataloging, social tagging, tag clouds

examples of websites that use tags: Flickr, Last.fm, Del.icio.us, Library Thing

If you want to learn more, searching Library Lit, LISA, LISTA, or any of the library and information science related databases and journals at our disposal will yield many results from various perspectives. Head on over to the LIS Library web site or the Online Research Resources search page.

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