Information and the Future

This is the blog of the Information and the Future task force of the Rolfing Library at Trinity International University. The IF task force exists to explore the role of libraries in the future of Christian higher education.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Creating the academic library folksonomy

In the February issue of College and Research Libraries News, there was an article talking about how to use social tagging in the library. They suggested creating tags for students in specific classes with links to good academic sites, online catalog records, and articles.

University of Pennsylvania created PennTags, which allows students, faculty and staff to bookmark quality web sites and records from the online catalog:

Stanford has been using the software Drupal ( to create a site which includes wiki, blog and features.

The article also mentioned some alternatives to - social tagging for academic environments, pulls bibliographic info from scientific sites - captures bibliographic metadata to store with the tag, and it will publicly show only links from peer-reviewed journals


  • At 8:45 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    I think somehow the links on this post got messed up but it looks like an interesting collection of sites. I found some helpful stuff for our presentation on PennTags Web2.0 page (

    I looked briefly at the site and it looks intriguing. Can you link to the Stanford site?

  • At 11:57 AM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    You're right - the links were messed up. I think we have to put "http://" at the front of the links or they don't work properly. I fixed them, so hopefully they work now!


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