Next time you are using the Library's new smart search tool, Primo Beta, try out the recently added tagging and reviewing features.
If you are familiar with tagging from websites like Flickr, you will know that tags let you describe items in your own words and organize them according to your own categories.
Use tags to assist you in your own research, or to organize resources for classes. For example, you may want to tag items according to course code, like "BIO 4500" for a biology class, that will let you and others search for items tagged with this code.
Tags are searchable in Primo by selecting "in user tags" from the drop-down menu in the basic search:
To take advantage of the tagging feature, you must first sign into Primo Beta using your Watcard barcode and last name.
Once signed into Primo Beta, you can also start reviewing and rating items that you find. Similar to websites like Amazon, reviews let other people see what you think about a particular book or other item.
You must be signed in to write a review, however, you can choose to make your review anonymous. You can always edit or remove your reviews at a later time as well, if you chose to do so.
If you have any comments or questions about Primo Beta, or these tagging and reviewing features, please submit them through the online feedback form available within the Primo Beta page.