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Just thinking;

With my automated catalog I CAN put whatever subject headings I want since I
don't have to type out the cards. Plus I can use keyword searches to access
information in the summary.

But do I want to add in the database, ANY tags individual users want? Will
that confuse other users? i.e.  Tag as "Red book" for other users who might
have other "Red books". How much do I want to customize my database for
individual users as opposed to general population? I put in some "tags" such
as "honors reading list" for general use but have not done anything for just
one user.

Would showing teachers something like "librarything" where they can create
their own personal database be more useful? They could put in a "tag" there
including the dewey number. Or once they have the title of that "Red book"
they can find it in my database.

I think the two can work together but lets not try to make a library
collection database too cumbersome.

Deborah Stafford
Gen. H.H. Arnold High School
Wiesbaden, Germany

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