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13-Mar-2008

Librarians have been 'tagging' for centuries.

There is a post on delicious blog » who says librarians (and teachers) don’t like tags.

Well, it is very natural for librarians to be "tagging" internet resources. They have been selecting best books and documents for their libraries. While doing so they have been keeping their users' requirements in mind. Librarians have been cataloging and classifying to organize books and other reading materials in most helpful manner suitable for their users. Internet resources, like books, are documents containing recorded knowledge. Why should not librarians be selecting and indexing them? Call it indexing or "tagging" if you wish, but they have been doing it since ages.

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