The information environment is rapidly changing, affecting the ways in which information is organized and accessed. User needs and expectations have also changed due to the overwhelming influence of Web 2.0 tools. Conventional information systems no longer support evolving user needs. Based on current research, we explore a method that integrates the structure of controlled languages with the flexibility and adaptability of social tagging. This article discusses the current research and usage of social tagging and Web 2.0 applications within the academic library. Types of tags, the semiotics of tagging and its influence on indexing are covered.
Ammer, A., and Bertel, K. (2011). #Socialtagging: Defining its role in the academic library. Student Research Journal, 1(2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/vol1/iss2/3