OPACi - tagging OPACs
At the beginning of February I wrote about the idea of allowing users to tag entries in OPACs. The word is spreading! The ACRL Blog reports that the University of Pennsylvania Library has created a system that allows:
They created their tagging system a while back and, if you look at the dates under the tags, it is heavily used. With the addition of this new featureI wonder which will be the first UK library to experiment in this way.
+ Students can rely on their trust networks to locate materials that they wouldn't otherwise see.
+ Professors can assign books and tag each one with the course number.
+ Librarians can easily create online subject oriented reading lists.
How exciting that a library is helping to make the catalog a two way street.