[Tagging] Proposal - Library of things and Tool library

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Sat Mar 20 21:55:13 UTC 2021

On 20.03.2021 10:38, Bert -Araali- Van Opstal wrote:
> So I would prefer to tag them all under one top-level tag. amenity=library. "A place where you can 
> reference, loan or borrow items from a collection at a periodic fee or for free".
> The current tagging scheme needs to be extended. So I would suggest introducing the collection=* 
> key. This key can contain a non-exhaustive list of collections provided by the library.
> So in this examples given this could be collection=toys;tools;bicylces;books;records etc....
> For book libraries, or even other types of libraries, specialising in a certain theme, like 
> topographic maps, archeological literature, periodics etc...
> one could use collection:theme=*.

If you started defining the tag from scratch, that would be a good idea.
However, we have 86069 amenity=library already, and widening the definition so significantly
would make them all of a sudden ambiguous.

In other words, it breaks backward compatibility.

You could of course create the collection=* key and apply that to both, the existing 
amenity=library, and the to-be-defined tag for object libraries.


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