Folksonomies as an Adoptable Development of Library's Web OPAC: A Conceptual Discourse
Proceedings of International Conference on Behavioural & Social Science Research (ICBSSR), Kampar, Malaysia, 2012
5 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2012
Date Written: November 3, 2012
This study conceptually make suggestions and proffer from extensive literature review on the present functionalities of web OPAC, and it adoptability as a library web properties. Folksonomies was courageously suggested as a potential property that can give the present status of web OPAC 2.0 use in the modern library websites the needed perfections for better usage, convenience and interactivity. Precisely, the study ascertained that the inclusion of folksonomies like the social websites on the library catalogs can create and help libraries to collect the information of knowledge of the users of the library and make the library a place where user can catalog and make their own collections. The inclusion of the features of web technology and options like tagging, recommendation of books and rating of books on the user interface of the library web OPAC will enable a more valuable OPAC and will enhance the acceptability among the user. This study thus charge future researches to study the empirical issues related to the adoptability of folksonomies in OPAC 2.0, and to engage in the practical stimulation of the existence and the inclusion of the folksonomies benefits in the library catalog, to suggest appropriate technical infrastructure needed to hold folksonomies in the library WEB OPAC and to potentially provide its benefits at peak. Lastly, an empirical examination is needed to examine users’ expectations, attitude, acceptance and gratifications of the inclusion of folksonomies in Library’s WEB OPAC.
Keywords: folksonomies, web OPAC, subject search
JEL Classification: O32
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