Knowledge libraries hold the promise of widespread access to information available anywhere, anytime, freeing patrons from the geographical and temporal boundaries that currently exist. The classification of materials and subsequent searching of knowledge library content is an overall problem with many complex parts. Relevant classification is important for optimal information retrieval. This is especially important for the virtual communities that exist with extended organizations. Rooted in the virtual community and digital library literature, this paper develops a theory for improving the information classification and retrieval process of knowledge libraries that support virtual communities by applying social bookmarking techniques.
Lytle, Nicole and Coulsom, Tony
"Supporting the Virtual Community: Social Bookmarking as a user- based Classification Scheme in a Knowledge Library,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 18
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol18/iss1/4