I Shush: On Tagging and More

I’ve been reading I Shush lately from Woody E, a Librarian from Texas, and this caught my eye:

This all leads to reader participation in the organization of information. Librarians no longer have a monopoly on this. Computers and people are finding new, sexier ways to it for themselves. For librarians to stay in the game, we’ve got to incorporate self-organizing, bottom-up, grassroots, folksonomies into the very careful and rather inert records we create. We need moveable records (or, to clarify: portions of records) that make library materials dynamic for our users. iBistro is a step toward Amazon, but we’ve got to start stepping faster. Tagging & Folksonomy


Uses for cell phones in libraries