The following article (preprint) is scheduled for final publication in Vol 18 No 4 (2018) of portal: Libraries and the Academy.
Edward Benoit III
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Archival Studies Program
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University
Amanda L. Munson
2017 Graduate, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University
portal: Libraries and the Academy
Vol 18 No 4 (2018)
Based on a comparison of two nearly identical surveys in 2010 and 2016, this study examines the deepening practitioner concern over the use of social tagging within digital collections during the past six years. While participants reported a greater level of experience and increased use of social tagging, concerns regarding control, consistency, and potential abuse strengthened over the six years of the study. The authors discuss several potential causes for this increase and suggest future directions for social tagging
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22 pages; PDF.