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  • Using Social Bookmarking and Personal Start Pages
    Emily Hopkins – NHS North West
    Kieran Lamb – Liverpool PCT
  • Social Bookmarking
    Social Bookmarking?
    • Online store of bookmarks that can be shared with others
    • Tagging creating effective folksonomy on wider scale, ontology on a local scale
    • Generate extremely precise RSS with multiple entry points allowing maximum ROI per tag.
    Potential Tools
    • Delicous
    • Diigo
    • Digg
    • Newsvine
    • Many, many others!
  • Diigo
    • Toolbar
    • Bookmarklet
    • Simple vocabulary control
    • RSS for each tag
    • Snapshots to archive pages
    • Groups
  • Personal Start Pages
    RSS Problem
    • IE6 Predominates still in the NHS despite recent guidance
    • Aggregators a hassle for library users
    • RSS is still geek technology – it remains remarkably usual to talk to somebody in an IT department who doesn’t know what RSS is!
    Personal Start Page Solution
    • Netvibes
    • Pageflakes
    • iGoogle
    • MyYahoo
    • Many others.....
  • Why use personal start pages?
    • Librarian control of content in negotiation with users
    • Simplifies RSS use
    • Allows use of work done elsewhere to reduce overall workload and maximise ROI.
  • ?
    ....and now to create some content and a personal start page