PennTags presentation at Educause 2006

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Presentation at Educause 2006 on PennTags, a social bookmarking site by the University of Pennsylvania

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  • The podcast of this presentation is here: http://connect.educause.edu/blog/carie417/e2006_podcast_creating_and_using_social_bookmarking_in_a_university_library/16719?time=1169653753
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PennTags presentation at Educause 2006

  1. 1. Laurie Allen Research & Instructional Services Librarian Van Pelt Library University of Pennsylvania Michael Winkler Director, Information Technology and Digital Developmen University of Pennsylvania Libraries Educause October 12, 2006 PennTags Social Bookmarking in a University Library
  2. 2. Context: University of Pennsylvania Libraries <ul><li>Research University: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>23,700 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13,200 staff (includes 4200 faculty) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+11,700 UP Health System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>= 48,600 Penn people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UPenn Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5.57 million volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15,194 videos/dvds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13,866 e-journals </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introducing PennTags <ul><li>Social Bookmarking tool for the Penn community </li></ul><ul><li>Works with Penn Library resources, and external online resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Records in our Online Catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links from our link resolver to online journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Web Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOI’s (coming soon) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>provides simple, stable URL structure for easy access, reuse and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>supports discipline-based community building </li></ul>
  4. 4. How it Works (Technically) <ul><li>Simple technical architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Location, person, context as expressed with tags or annotations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>javascript bookmarklet or direct entry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>resolution services – openURL, DOI or proprietary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>provides simple cgi key / value pairs for input (API) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Store </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>develops the social relationships of posts to other posts, locations, owners, tags, or projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>provides simple URL structure that mimics directories (API) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>maximize output flexibility and reusability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>xml output to documented format that can be transformed by xsl (API) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Users collect online resources in PennTags. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write long annotations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the resources again using tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share the links, annotations, and tags with the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pull content into research guides, other web-pages </li></ul></ul>How it works
  6. 6. <ul><li>Expected uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Film Studies Annotated Bibliographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians can create Research Guides more easily, rss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a substitute for delicious in an academic context </li></ul></ul>How it is Used
  7. 7. <ul><li>Unexpected Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of tags. dkelly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Area Studies: quickly accommodate a new service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PennVetTags (group functions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetings with students (private?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vet home page? </li></ul></ul>How it is used
  8. 8. How it is used (by the numbers) <ul><li>the penn community – 67892 active credentials </li></ul><ul><li>8972 posts (7740 with tags) </li></ul><ul><li>582 unique owners </li></ul><ul><li>average 27 posts / day </li></ul><ul><li>7304 unique tags used 26714 times </li></ul><ul><li>average 4 tags / post </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sources
  10. 10. What‘s next? <ul><li>Marketing PennTags... </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Integration into VCAT (video catalog) </li></ul><ul><li>DOI support </li></ul><ul><li>Export to delicious, endnote, rtf, refworks, bibtext, etc? </li></ul><ul><li>Published api </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Why did you do this? </li></ul><ul><li>Why not use delicious? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it open source? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we try it? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you seen resistance by librarians? </li></ul><ul><li>From the audience. </li></ul>Questions:

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