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Social Bookmarking for Scholarly Digital Libraries
November/December 2007 (vol. 11 no. 6)
pp. 29-35
Umer Farooq, Pennsylvania State University
Yang Song, Pennsylvania State University
John M. Carroll, Pennsylvania State University
C. Lee Giles, Pennsylvania State University
Social bookmarking services have recently gained popularity among Web users. Whereas numerous studies provide a historical account of tagging systems, the authors use their analysis of a domain-specific social bookmarking service called CiteULike to reflect on two metrics for evaluating tagging behavior: tag growth and tag reuse. They examine the relationship between these two metrics and articulate design implications for enhancing social bookmarking services. The authors also briefly reflect on their own work on developing a social bookmarking service for CiteSeer, an online scholarly digital library for computer science.

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Index Terms:
digital libraries, social search, social media, social bookmrking services, tagging, tag growth, tag reuse
Citation:
Umer Farooq, Yang Song, John M. Carroll, C. Lee Giles, "Social Bookmarking for Scholarly Digital Libraries," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 29-35, Nov.-Dec. 2007, doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.135
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