10 June 2008

Tuesday Thingers

Tuesday Thingers - Question of the week?

Do you tag? How do you tag? How do you feel about tagging- do you think it would be better to have standardized tags, like libraries have standardized subject headings, or do you like the individualized nature of tagging? What are your top 5 tags and what do they say about your collection or your reading habits?

When I have the time, I like to use tags, mostly for my own personal use in trying to analyze the topics enough to describe the books well enough to remember them. I enjoy the process because the small curriculum materials library where I work has a home-grown browsing collection and we really do evaluate each item to classify the book properly in our many categories and sub-categories....and even down to the level of grade range, and material type. So I am challenged with these and build descriptors daily, definitely not standard!

Here are my top tags and think they describe my intersts fairly well. My primary educational interests were WWII and the Holocaust - mostly from the Czech/Slovak perspective. I like autobiographies, especially when they involve relationships and how to deal with the decisions of life and death. And who doesn't like Early Review Books!?
fiction (12)
Holocaust (8)
relationships (5)
autobiography (4)
death (4)
Early Reviewers (4)
grief (4)
history (4)



Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for your comment/question on my post.

I'm not a librarian, so I can't point you to any academic libraries that allow tags.

Have you looked at the Tuesday Thingers group on LT? I imagine you'll get some feedback from fellow librarians if you post your question there!

tracy said...

You have read alot of Holocaust books. Which one is your favorite? Mine is The Hiding Place

Library Cat said...

My favorite book about the Holocaust is "I Cannot Forgive" which was written by a Slovak Jew who was the first to successfully escape from Auschwitz. Had anyone believed him, many of the Hungarian Jews could have been saved.
There are many others that I have enjoyed as well. I did like "The Hiding Place" which I have read many times.

Anonymous said...

I too have 8 books tagged Holocaust, although apparently none of them are the same as yours. Of yours I've only read "Number the Stars" but I remember it being a very powerful book.