Librarythingers vs. Cookery

Librarything is without a doubt my favorite website. Besides the enormous aid it was in finally get my personal catalog completed and its value as a bibliographic and readers advisory resource, it also has some of the best book forums around. And the one with the largest membership on the site is Librarians who Librarything.

You can probably expect a great deal of posts from me that will come out of this group, but today its a lively little discussion on whether or not librarians use tags in different ways from the rest of the population. In typical catalogers vs. taggers fashion this has largely focused on the warring terms cookbooks and cookery. Although the interesting twist this time is that the conversation seems to largely be librarians attempting to work out who would actually use cookery as a tag as no one in the forum would do such a thing (although according to the stats page 874 people have a total of 19,305 times).

You have no idea how much this all amuses me. Especially since I know have no choice but to use the most dreaded of all subject headings to tag this post.

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