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15 March 2010 16:45

delicious support forum - Controlled Vocabularies Available At Tagging Stage

People also add tags for lots of different purposes - not just identifying the subject of an item, but noting feelings/opinions about it (for example http://delicious.com/tag/idiot), marking workflow status (like http://delicious.com/tag/toread), collecting items related to a project or organization (http://delicious.com/tag/delicious+kona), etc. Of course a potential controlled vocabulary option would not erase the ability to add those tags, but this type of use shows that many Delicious users are interested in adding metadata beyond traditional aspects like topics and authors. You may be interested in this recent article: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crlnews/2009/apr/socialbookmrkg.cfm - quote: "Social bookmarking has enabled us to solve a problem of bibliographic access without recourse to modification of cataloging practice