Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday Thingers

Today's question is about tags- 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?

My answer:
I tag by genre and roughly by subject, as I think it's important to my library. Fiction, nonfiction, history, maybe I'll mention if it's particularly French or Russian or Jewish since I'm interested in those subjects; I usually mention if it's poetry, and then what kind- American, Irish, French, etc. I have idiosyncratic tags, like "library book" or "mooched" (if I've given something away), I use ARC for advance reader copy, etc. All of my books are tagged- I assign at least one tag as soon as I add a book.

I like making up my own tags for my library but sometimes the librarian in me thinks I'd have better luck cross referencing other libraries to find similar books if standardized headings were available or if the system assigned them automatically. I'm sure a lot of people would be upset though if a book was assigned a heading that they didn't like though.

My top five tags are:
fiction (430), nonfiction (178), ARC (72), jewish (71), manga (66). That's as of today!

30 comments:

BooksPlease said...

An interesting question. Here's my answer.

jlshall said...

Good morning, all!

Here's mine.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Good Morning! I’m not running late for once…yeah! Here’s my Tuesday Thingers

rainbowdarling said...

Here's mine for this week!

http://the-goldenroad.net/?p=93

I'm going to have to make the rounds tonight or tomorrow, since I caught it after I left for work today.

Literary Feline said...

Happy Tuesday! Mine is up.

SheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Good question! Here's my answer (tagged "tags" and "Tuesday Thingers" in my blog :) )
http://sheistoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/tuesday-thingers-tags/

(I *will* figure out how to make this look like a link for next week; please copy and paste in the meantime!)

Lenore said...

Here's mine Plus another funny picture of my kitten which I know you all love.

Lisa said...

Great question! My answer is here.

literatehousewife said...

This has really been a great exercise for me! Thanks for posting this question. I like when questions maek me think about what I'm doing and make changes for the better.

Here is my post.

tracy said...

Hi all, Mine is ready now.tracy

devourerofbooks said...

Great question, my post is up here

Meghan said...

Here is my post! It's a lengthy one, this was a good question.

Icedream said...

Hi All. I got mine answer posted, and on time, LOL. It is at

Icedream said...

Sorry, I couldn't get that to work. It is at http://readinginappalachia.blogspot.com/2008/06/tuesday-thingers_10.html

The printed page said...

Done before leaving for work! I seem to be in a small minority of those who haven't conquered posting links in comments. I've tried linking my answer six ways to Sunday and no luck. Oh well, here it is: http://printedpage.blogspot.com/2008/06/tuesday-thingers-tags.html

Traci said...

Great topic!
Mine's Up!

inkhornplatypus said...

Oh, the tagging. Such stress it causes me. Curious as to why? Read more at http://inkhornplatypus.livejournal.com/5303.html

Jacquie Reaville (The Book Imp) said...

Tag or Not

There's mine.

justareadingfool said...

I'm new to this, but here is my answer.

Elizabeth said...
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Elizabeth said...

Here's Mine!

*crosses fingers for second chances...*

tapestry100 said...

Here's mine!

Alea said...

Fun! Here's my answer!

http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2008/06/tuesday-thingers_10.html

kbookreviews said...

http://kbookreviews.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/tuesday-thingers-2/

Mine's up :)

Kimberly said...

A day late!

http://bookhangover.blogspot.com/

Lyza said...

A day late and a few bucks short:

http://books.lyza.com/2008/06/11/books-tuesday-thingers-a-day-late-tagging/

Leesy said...

Leesy arrives huffing and puffing, late to the finish.

Book_Spirit said...

Coming late to the game this week, here's my answer:

http://bookspirit.blogspot.com/2008/06/wednesday-thingers.html

Florinda said...

Better late than never, I guess :-).

I'll probably miss the next couple of weeks, but I'll be back!

The Tome Traveller said...

I'm really late but here it is...
http://thetometraveller.blogspot.com/