Social cataloging application

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A social cataloging application is a web application designed to help users to catalog things—books, CDs, etc.—owned or otherwise of interest to them. The phrase refers to two characteristics that generally arise from a multi-user cataloging environment:

  • The ability to share catalogs and interact with others based upon shared items;
  • The enrichment or improvement of cataloging description through either explicit cooperation in the production of cataloging metadata or through the analysis of implicit data (e.g., "People who like X also like Y").

Social cataloging applications[edit]


  • Prato, Stephanie (16 October 2012). "GoodReads and 'Social Cataloging'". Syracuse University, School of Information Studies.
  • "Catalogación social y crítica de libros" (in Spanish). Biblioteca de la Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad de Buenos Aires.

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