A tag is a word or phrase associated with one or more catalogue records. It is used to link together related catalogue records in a way meaningful to Arena users. For example, classic novels may be linked together by associating them with the 'classics' tag.
A Tag Cloud is a panel which displays frequently used tags added by Arena users. The most frequently used tags are shown in a larger font. By clicking on a tag in the cloud, Arena will find all catalogue records which are associated with that tag.
There are three types of tag cloud:
- Inspirational tag clouds.
These show the most popular tags used. Can be available anywhere for inspiration and information.
- Discovery tag clouds.
These show tags related to a search result. Should be shown in connection with the search result. The cloud will be used by the user to make related searches depending on the tagging of the records found.
- Global tag clouds.
These contain tags from the central service irregardless of whether the title exists in the local database or not. Should not be used, inspirational clouds are recommended.