[Web4lib] Lists versus Tags design idiom
tennantr at oclc.org
Mon Mar 24 13:39:12 EDT 2008
Sure thing, PennTags:
On 3/24/08 10:15 AM, "Walker, David" <dwalker at calstate.edu> wrote:
> Hey All,
> I have a metasearch application  with a 'save record' feature. Right now,
> I'm working on giving our users a mechanism to organize those saved records.
> I'm leaning towards using a tagging idiom in the interface , but have some
> lingering doubts. I've noticed, for example, that tagging is most often
> implemented for sites in which the user *generates* the content (e.g., blogs,
> flickr). While sites that allow you to search and save records usually employ
> a list metaphor (e.g., amazon , istockphoto).
> Anyone have a good example of a (non-library) site that allows you to search
> and save things, and then *tag* them?
>  http://xerxes.calstate.edu <http://xerxes.calstate.edu>
>  mock-up: http://walkertr.csusm.edu/download/saved-records.jpg
>  Amazon apparently has a tagging mechanism, too, but it's rather (to me)
> obscurely implemented.
> David Walker
> Library Web Services Manager
> California State University
> http://xerxes.calstate.edu <http://xerxes.calstate.edu>
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