OPACs, users, and readers’ advisory: Exploring the implication of user-generated content for readers’ advisory in Canadian public librarie
Spiteri, Louise F.
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This article examines the contribution of social discovery platforms and user-generated content (UGC) on readers’ advisory (RA) services in Canadian public libraries. Grounded Theory was used to conduct a content analysis of library-assigned subject headings and UGC of 22 adult fiction titles in 43 Canadian public libraries that use BiblioCommons, SirsiDynix, and Encore social discovery platforms. Findings indicate that UGC complements the MARC bibliographic record as it provides insight into the subject of a work, its protagonists, and the effect the book has on readers. User-generated reviews provide a rich data set that clearly connects to known RA access points.
Pecoskie, J., Tarulli, L., & Spiteri, L. F. (2014). OPACs, users, and readers’ advisory: Exploring the implication of user-generated content for readers’ advisory in Canadian public libraries. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 52(4), 431-453