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"Reading Rants!": Exploring the Design and Implementation of a Social Cataloging Tool for Teens

Authors: Rachel Hall (University of Iowa) , Rebecca Troup (University of Iowa) , Rebecca Ramsey (Lamoni Public Library)

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    "Reading Rants!": Exploring the Design and Implementation of a Social Cataloging Tool for Teens

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Abstract

In this paper we explore the possibility of creating and implementing an interactive library OPAC interface, called Reading Rants!, that would be designed for and used exclusively by teens. An interactive interface such as Reading Rants! would allow teenagers to interact with their library catalog by contributing content to bibliographic records. Content creation is an integral aspect of the Web 2.0 experience; it transforms the user's experience with the catalog into a dynamic conversation. By providing this highly valued service for teenagers, public libraries would elevate their worth to future library supporters and become more essential to and embedded in the community.

Keywords: OPAC, SOPAC, Social Cataloging, Teenagers, Young Adult Services

How to Cite:

Hall, R. & Troup, R. & Ramsey, R., (2010) “"Reading Rants!": Exploring the Design and Implementation of a Social Cataloging Tool for Teens”, B Sides: Fieldwork 2010(1).

Rights: Copyright © 2010 Rachel Hall, Rebecca Troup, Rebecca Ramsey

Publisher Notes

  • Previously presented in Digital Environments, taught by Jennifer Burek Pierce, Fall 2009.

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01 Apr 2010
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CC BY-NC-SA 3.0