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. This is the most commonly used type of cloud.
- Discovery tag clouds. These show tags related to a search result. They are displayed in connection with the current search result. You may then use the tag cloud to make related searches.
- Global tag clouds. These contain tags from the central service irregardless of whether the title exists in the local database. This type of cloud is not often used.