[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: So when I was browsing Bookshare I saw that...

Hi Reggie,

It certainly is technically possible. In our case there are issues of 
standardizing our categories for communication with libraries and publishers 
that have taken precedence over crowdsourced tagging for the foreseeable future.

Scott
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I have seen this.  Sometimes I wonder if what is put in is true, but it
seems to be, and as you said Roger tags giving incorrect information can be
removed.  I like that idea.  Scott? Think we could someday?
Reggie

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From: "Roger Loran Bailey" <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 11:17 AM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: So when I was browsing Bookshare I saw
that...

> A number of sites have user added tags, like Paperbackswap.com, Amazon or
> OpenLibrary.org. Open Library uses them in a way that is closest to what I
> think Bookshare should have. At Open Library they are trying to create a
> page full of bibliographic data for every book that has ever been
> published. So far they have just short of 25 million listings, most of
> which have been gathered with bots. That means that a lot of that
> bibliographic data is inconsistent or incomplete. They, therefore, invite
> anyone who might be browsing their site to improve the entries. It is
> similar to Wikipedia in that respect. One can add a description,
> publishing history, tables of contents, number of pages and so forth. One
> of the things that is editable by users is categorization. They have
> categories of tags already available such as topics, dates, places or
> people mentioned in the book. The user will simply type in the missing
> category and click save. Then on the page for the book that category will
> be displayed. Click that tag and every book that any user has given that
> tag for will appear. When you search the entire collection for any key
> word you want, at the bottom of the results is a list of tags that various
> users have given books in your search results. You can then narrow your
> search by clicking any of those tags. I think that would be an excellent
> solution for Bookshare for both the books that have a paucity of
> categorization and for the paucity of categories available. Bookshare has
> a number of categories as it is, but I am sure that you or anyone else
> could think of additional categories that would be helpful or
> subcategories within any of these categories, The problem with that,
> though, is that the category structure would become entirely unwieldy.
> With user generated tags, though, as many categories and subcategories as
> you could think of could be added and, if you thought any of them was
> inappropriate, could be removed.
>
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Regina Alvarado" <regina.alvarado6@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 10:34 AM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: So when I was browsing Bookshare I saw
> that...
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>
>> Roger:
>> What is a user added tag? Enlighten this fossil, please.  Thanks
>> Curious in Dearborn Heights
>>
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>> From: "Roger Loran Bailey" <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 10:29 AM
>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: So when I was browsing Bookshare I saw
>> that...
>>
>>> I have noticed that a lot of publisher quality books have a paucity of
>>> metadata. I wonder if making a quality report with the suggested
>>> categorization would help. By the way, I think this is an additional
>>> argument for my idea of user added tags.
>>>
>>>
>>> _     _      _
>>>
>>> "One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to
>>> be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all." -
>>> Richard Dawkins
>>>
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>>>
>>> The Militant:
>>> http://www.themilitant.com
>>> Pathfinder Press:
>>> http://www.pathfinderpress.com
>>> Granma International:
>>>  http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Nat Barrett" <hawaiianstar@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 7:16 AM
>>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: So when I was browsing Bookshare I saw
>>> that...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I was wondering about something. And I didn't know where else to throw
>>> this out except the volunteer list.
>>>
>>> Anyway, just now I clicked on the new to collection page. I was
>>> surprised to see quite a few publisher quality Harlequin books.
>>>
>>> The thing is, I didn't remember seeing them earlier, when I cruised
>>> through the romance category Thursday afternoon.
>>>
>>> Thinking maybe they were recently added since the date of addition was
>>> 5/13/2011 and where I am it's only a little after 1 a.m. Friday morning
>>> as I type this, I thought maybe it was very recent.
>>>
>>> However, I clicked to browse the romance category again, and I was
>>> correct. Those books I saw on the new to collection page were not listed
>>> in the romance category. In fact, when I clicked on one of the books
>>> listed on the new to collection page, they didn't have a category
>>> selected at all. Or at least, not that I saw.
>>>
>>> Is this a simple oversight or is there a reason for this? I'm just a
>>> little confused because normally when I want a romance, I look at the
>>> romance category page for new additions.
>>>
>>> I'll work through this if this is the way. But I'm going to find it a
>>> little more time consuming to check out what's done by Harlequin and
>>> what's a fiction novel with heavy romantic influence. If that makes
>>> sense to everyone. Lol.
>>>
>>> Thanks for listening to me ramble,
>>> Natalie
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