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Meaning and Limitations of Folksonomy in Library Cataloging

Rho Jee-Hyun 1

1부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study intends to make a comprehensive inquiry into the meaning and limitations of Folksonomy, and to explore how to make full use of Folksonomy in library cataloging. To this end, this study examined as follows : (1)how the philosophical meaning of Folksonomy is different from traditional principles of library cataloging, (2)what the viewpoint of LIS scholars toward Folksonomy are, and how North American libraries have customized Folksonomy for their catalogs. In addition, (3)usefulness of Folksonomy in library catalogs is thoroughly discussed. Based on these, (4)the final discussion includes strategies for Korean LIS scholars and library practitioners to consider when applying Folksonomy to Korea library contexts.

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