# Do we need/want an overarching books question?

The current tag wiki for the - now - tag includes, in its final paragraph, the request that

I just gave that tag wiki a make-over to bring it in line with the new books policy, and I erased that paragraph.

• I think the books list question is not a good question as per the new policy.
• I don't see that much value in having the question as opposed to simply looking for questions with that tag.
• It adds to the curatorial load in dealing with new questions and adds a big backlog to go over.
• It is unreasonable to expect of every asker of resource recommendation questions to edit their question into the big list.

So, there are two things that come to mind:

• Actually, I wonder if that sentence should be replaced with one stating something like If your question is about books, please check the book list to see if your question has been asked and answered already. – Kyle Kanos Dec 13 '13 at 13:35
• My tag wiki edits will include a phrase to that effect. They will be visible once they're peer-reviewed. – Emilio Pisanty Dec 13 '13 at 14:18
• I agree with you, but I think should still be kept for historical purposes. Maybe the CW should be removed. – Abhimanyu Pallavi Sudhir Dec 14 '13 at 12:52
• The overarching books question is a nice way of organizing things in a clean and structured way. I therefore disagree with locking or even deleting it to scatter all the well organized information it contains to tag wikis or wherever... – Dilaton Jan 15 '14 at 23:09
• Can a new tag be created for the list? I recently saw a user asking a question at physics.SE to recommend him/her list of physics books. It was marked as duplicate, and the book list thread was linked to his post. I have limited options in my mind. Perhaps "library" tag might be useful? – Janus Boffin Mar 31 '16 at 0:14