Social cataloguing revisited

Group members: Philip Hider, Gemma Steele and Anya Smeaton

Social cataloguing, as carried out on sites such as LibraryThing and Goodreads, provides a rich source of data that can potentially inform professional cataloguing practices, and standards such as the Library of Congress subject and form/genre vocabularies (LCSH and LCGFT). This project revisits earlier studies and considers specific ways in which the tags created in LibraryThing can inform library cataloguing in the areas of belles-lettres, history and business.

The second of the project team’s papers can be accessed here.

Contact: Dr Philip Hider
Phone(02) 6933 2522