Jul 11, 2009

Competency #5 - Tagging

I have been a fan of LibraryThing (librarything.com) for over a year. I can spend hours finding undiscovered books through tags. I searched for "banned books" and noticed a book I haven't read before, 100 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature by Nicholas J. Karolides. This reference discussed titles that have historically been challenged or banned across the globe.

Here is the tag history:

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As you can see, this title has been tagged "banned books" 12 times. I encourage you to follow the link above to go directly to LibraryThing.
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