Collaborative tagging in participatory webs : the death of information organisation?

Mulatiningsih, Bekti (2012) Collaborative tagging in participatory webs : the death of information organisation? Asia Pacific Journal of Library and Information Science, 2(2), pp. 108-116.

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Abstract

Many organisations, companies and libraries started to use participatory webs to extend their services and engage more users. However, some librarians are still hesitated to implement participatory webs in their libraries, particularly in developing countries. This paper explores the advantages and disadvantages of participatory webs focusing on collaborative tagging. This paper draws from the literature of published articles discussing topics but not limited to participatory webs, participatory libraries, collaborative tagging, folksonomy and taxonomy. The advantages of implementation of the participatory webs in the library outweigh the disadvantages of it. Participatory webs do not necessarily mean the death of information organisation but it can supplement and improves information organisation in the library. This paper may help to broaden knowledge of LIS professionals in the implementation of participatory webs in the library.

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ID Code: 56053
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Participatory Library, Collaborative Tagging, Folksonomy, Information Organisation, Participatory Webs
ISSN: 2228-9607
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult the author
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2013 01:12
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2013 04:48

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