Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The significant purpose of conducting this research is to find out more about folksonomy-based services with the help of word cloud and tag cloud. Broader terms and narrower terms are searching on bibliographic records and linking web repositories. It shows the integration mechanism of the word cloud and tag cloud with ILS OPAC using Koha and HTML scripts. Designing and developing a process for easy retrieving of library resources based on folksonomy enabled services. These new innovative services are very much helpful for library users.


This folksonomy-based integrated framework has been developed and designed based on global repositories. Word cloud and tag cloud are possible with the help of HTML scripts and Koha ILS OPAC. Developed a framework for incorporating the HTML script in Koha OPAC main user block based on tools and news options in staff client interfaces. The HTML script has been designed from the word cloud concept in the online repository. This integrated web 2.0 framework is very fruitful to library professionals because it depends on a LAMP architecture. The whole system and services have been developed on Ubuntu operating system.


Folksonomy-based services can be achieved for the users after proper configuration and adding of these concepts. It is possible to provide the web 2.0 services with the help of word cloud and tag cloud from Koha ILS OPAC. Related terms and links can be accessed using this integrated framework. So, folksonomy-based services have been provided by using these techniques.


The originality of this study is keyword visualization based on folksonomy services. This integrated framework belongs to web 2.0 concepts. It is possible to generate the word cloud and tag cloud in ILS OPAC in the form of visualization. This is very useful and conducive to library users. So all the libraries are very much attracted to these modern services and strategies. This integrated framework is based on web 2.0, and folksonomy-enabled services in tag and word cloud. Overall, it is possible to integrate and generate these services with OPAC to increase modern information retrieval systems and services.