Thank you Brad – I was very tired and cranky because I had to go back out after work to a work party – but now I can’t stop laughing! You have to read his post entitled Michael Gorman makes me cry. Well Brad, I’m still laughing and that’s why I’m crying!! I have to leave for the party now – so you’ll all have to read his post yourself.
Of COURSE folksonomy is less exact than LCSH– that isn’t the point of it. Controlled Vocabulary is amazing for precision purposes, but if you don’t KNOW about the terms it’s not that helpful. Tagging, by contrast, allows users to determine what about the document is important to THEM, and note it that way. Remember them? The people we’re supposed to be serving?
And commenter Infosciphi, thanks for adding to my uncontrollable giggles:
I may be oversimplifying and perhaps exaggerating, since I have never met the man, but having read much of M. Gorman’s commentary, I have begun to view him like I would an adult with developmental problems. Sure he has the age & career of the adult, but his thought processes and reasoning seem to indicate some sort of mental retardation.