[Catalog-sig] Adding trove categories
richardjones at optushome.com.au
Fri Mar 3 00:24:58 CET 2006
On Friday 03 March 2006 10:14, you wrote:
> I'd go +1 for (freeform) tags.. the tags people want to use to
> describe their projects should shake out pretty quickly, and it
> prevents us from ever having to request a new topic whenever someone
> comes up with a new idea or web framework :)
No, free-form fields should be somewhere else. Propose a "keywords" field if
you like, but I believe the description field performs this job adequately.
I work for a company that runs conferences. We have approximately 7,500
proposals in across 10 conferences. They're all humanities-related, but in
slightly different fields. Regardless, we now have 25,000 unique "keywords"
that have been supplied from our free-form keywords field. Not so useful.
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