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Library catalogues of the future: A social space and collaborative tool?

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dc.contributor.author Tarulli, Laurel
dc.contributor.author Spiteri, Louise
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-04T12:29:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-04T12:29:03Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Library Trends 61(1), 107-181 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15571
dc.description.abstract Next-generation catalogues are providing opportunities for library professionals and users to interact, collaborate, and enhance core library functions. Technology, innovation, and creativity are all components that are merging to create a localized, online social space that brings our physical library services and experiences into an online environment. While patrons are comfortable creating usergenerated information on commercial Web sites and social media Web sites, library professionals should be exploring alternative methods of use for these tools within the library setting. Can the library catalogue promote remote readers’ advisory services and act as a localized “Google”? Will patrons or library professionals be the driving force behind user-generated content within our catalogues? How can cataloguers be sure that the integrity of their bibliographic records is protected while inviting additional data sources to display in our catalogues? As library catalogues bring our physical library services into the online environment, catalogues also begin to encroach or “mash-up” with other areas of librarianship that have not been part of a cataloguer’s expertise. Using library catalogues beyond their traditional role as tools for discovery and access raises issues surrounding the expertise of library professionals and the benefits of collaboration between frontline and backroom staff. en_US
dc.publisher Library Trends en_US
dc.subject Social tagging en_US
dc.subject User-generated data en_US
dc.subject Social discovery tools en_US
dc.title Library catalogues of the future: A social space and collaborative tool? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.contact <h3>Original Publication:</h3> Tarulli, L., & Spiteri, L. F. (2012). Library catalogues of the future: A social space and collaborative tool?. <i>Library Trends, 61</i>(1), 107-131.

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