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CODE4LIB March 2006

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Re: tagging

From:

Tim Donohue <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 9 Mar 2006 16:04:48 -0600

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For any EPrints users out there, there's an AJAX Tagging Tool for
EPrints which interfaces with Connotea and Del.icio.us:
http://www.connotea.org/taggingtool

I've never used it.  But, it's worth a look.

Tim

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Tim Donohue
Research Programmer, Illinois Digital Environment for
Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS)
52 Grainger Engineering Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

email: [log in to unmask]
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Chris Deweese wrote:
> Hi Johnathan,
>
> I am currently using tagging here: http://www.lcls.org/tags/
>
> We have a "news"/blog system we use to publish content (custom built).  I
> added tagging to it as a test.  So far the staff like it.  We are now
> organizing a lot of our documents using tags.
>
> I plan on using tagging more often because it gives me a way to link data
> together very easily.  On different parts of the site I'd like to aggregate
> data from a couple of our own sources as well as possibly remote sources
> (mashup style).
>
> The code is all ASP.NET with MySQL at the back end.  I am testing a tag
> design right now that uses MySQL fulltext, but I may change that.  As it
> works now I have a text field called tags for each news post.  I also have a
> tag index table that stores all the tags and how many times they are used.
> Each time an item is added the tags are sorted and the code determines if
> its a new tag or if it just needs to update the count for an existing tag.
> Likewise when something is removed, the tag count is decreased
> appropriately.
>
> Chris
>
> --------------------
> Chris Deweese
> Internet Applications Developer
> http://www.lcls.org
> Lewis & Clark Library System
> 425 Goshen Road, Edwardsville IL 62025
> 618-656-3216 x130
> AIM: ChrisDeweese25
> ---------------------
>
> Illinois Library Systems - 40 Years of Excellence
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Rochkind [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 10:50 AM
> To: Chris Deweese
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] tagging
>
>
>
>> I would love to implement tagging for my consortial catalog, but we're not
>> quite there yet.  I have begun to use tagging in other ways and I think it
>> is great; especially if you want to do a "mashup" or aggregate data from
>> multiple sources based on a tag.
>>
>
> Could you post more about the other great ways you have begun to use
> tagging, if you're willing?
>
> Interested,
> --Jonathan
>
>
>> I imagine some people see tagging as some trendy fad; maybe it is, but I
>> think it should be taken very seriously and people should really consider
>> implementing it.  There are lots of discussions out there about storing tag
>> data and formulas for generating tag clouds.
>>
>> --this message is a little late in the conversation.  Eric had to hook me
>>
> up
>
>> with the ability to post since I was trying to post from a diff address
>>
> than
>
>> I registered with.
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> --------------------
>> Chris Deweese
>> Internet Applications Developer
>> http://www.lcls.org
>> Lewis & Clark Library System
>> 425 Goshen Road, Edwardsville IL 62025
>> 618-656-3216 x130
>> AIM: ChrisDeweese25
>> ---------------------
>>
>> Illinois Library Systems - 40 Years of Excellence
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of
>> Eric Lease Morgan
>> Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 9:48 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] tagging
>>
>>
>> On Mar 8, 2006, at 2:29 PM, Eric Lease Morgan wrote:
>>
>>
>>>  I'm wondering, to what degree does this group here think tagging
>>>  would be beneficial in Library Land? For example, we could allow
>>>  tagging to be done against items in a library catalog or against a
>>>  personalized collection of Internet resources. If it were
>>>  beneficial, then how would y'all implement it?
>>>
>> Based on the responses, it sounds as if our small community believes
>> there are benefits to tagging, especially if the tags are not
>> necessarily anonymous. I will think about this some more, play with
>> del.icio.us some more, and consider incorporating this feature into
>> MyLibrary. Hmmm...
>>
>> --
>> Eric "Off To Ann Arbor To Attend Cool Symposium" Morgan
>>
>
>

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