Web 2.0 Applications: Social Bookmarking

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Presentation at the GAELIC Summer training camp, 26 November 2009, South Africa. How to create delicious bookmarking site, practical tips.

Presentation at the GAELIC Summer training camp, 26 November 2009, South Africa. How to create delicious bookmarking site, practical tips.

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  • 1. Web 2.0 Applications Social Bookmarking Pavlinka Kovatcheva, Subject Librarian University of Johannesburg E-mail: [email_address] GAELIC Summer Training Camp 26 November 2009
  • 2. Web 2.0 Applications
    • Web 2.0 emerged as a way to stimulate people’s participation, contributions and collaboration in the creation of a new content over the web
    • Blogs
    • Social Networking
    • Social Bookmarking & Sharing
    • RSS feeds
    • Wikis
    • Instant Messaging/Chat
    • Podcasts & Videos
    • Embed widgets for visual illustration
    • Mobile Technologies
  • 3. UJ Sciences Librarian Web 2.0 World Adapted from Chua, 2008 http://ujsciencelibrarian.pbworks.com Web 2.0 Applications Information Push/Pull Information Retrieval Information Exchange Social Bookmarking - Delicious
    • Blogs
    • Web pages
    • Posts
    • RSS feeds
    • ToC
    • News
    • Wikis
    • UJ Sciences
    • Subject portals
    • Instant
    • Messaging
    • MeeboMe
    • Skype
    • Social
    • Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
  • 4. Social Bookmarking
    • According to Wikipedia:
    • Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to share, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web resources . Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves aren't shared, merely bookmarks that reference them.
    • Descriptions may be added to these bookmarks in the form of metadata, so that other users may understand the content of the resource without first needing to download it for themselves. Such descriptions may be free text comments , or tags that collectively or collaboratively become a folksonomy . Folksonomy is also called social tagging , "the process by which many users add metadata in the form of keywords to shared content".
  • 5. Social Bookmarking
    • Implications for Librarians, Researchers and Learners
    • Tagging (cataloguing ) information resources with keywords has the potential to change the way we store and find information
    • Information retrieval – Social bookmarking application enable content to be found based on a set of user-specified criteria
    • Social Bookmarking simplifies the distribution of reference list; bibliographies, articles; videos, book reviews, news and other resources among academics, researchers and students
    • Can be used as Current Awareness and Selective Dissemination of information tool (articles, news; ToC, websites; blog posts, etc)
    • Databases with Social Bookmarking applications : EbscoHost, RSC, IoP, ScienceDirect- 2Collab, AccessScience, etc.
  • 6. Getting started with Social Bookmarking
    • Decide on the purpose of the Bookmarking site
    • Who is your intended audience
    • Benchmark with other libraries
    • Select a Social Bookmarking site
    • Create an account (use generalised e-mail / password)
    • Recommended sites to start:
    • Del.icio.us.com
    • Google Bookmarks
    • Digg, etc.
  • 7.
    • Advantages:
    • Easy to find new and older Information (tags)
    • Keep users informed on the latest in the Sciences, Library, IT fields, etc.
    • Search per tagg
    • Enable you to advertise your own links (blogs, websites, etc.)
    • Easy and quick to tag articles, news, websites, etc.
    • Saves from an e-mail overload
    • Good Information Retrieval tool
    • Suggestions:
    • Delicious is the choice of many libraries
    • When creating an account for a bookmarking site, make use of the generalised e-mail of your institution.
    • Create a more subject specific service and do not cover too many topics.
    Advantages & Disadvantages
  • 8. Del.icio.us: Create an Account http://delicious.com
  • 9. Del.icio.us: Edit options
  • 10. Bookmarking Tools The websites provided an easy way to bookmark a record
  • 11. Social Bookmarking: EbscoHost Databases
  • 12. Social Bookmarking: EbscoHost Databases
  • 13. “ Sciencelibrarian”: Records according to day
  • 14. “ Sciencelibrarian”: Records according to Tags Delicious is a free website that enables all the users around the world to bookmark their favorite web contents on the web http://delicious.com/tags/sciencelibrarian
  • 15. Social Bookmarking: Tag a Web Resource Latest Articles on Delicious, selected by your Subject Librarian: Astronomy & Physics
  • 16. Social Bookmarking: Statistics
  • 17. UJ Sciences Librarian Portal: Del.icio.us Widget http://ujsciencelibrarian.pbworks.com/
  • 18.
    • Why use Social Bookmarking tools?
    • Easy to find new & older references
    • Easy to share subject relevant information
    • Easy to tag resources from an articles or a web page
    • You bookmark and share the available information in the world
    • Bookmarking saves from an e-mail overload
    • Easy to communicate the information to users by using other Web 2.0 tools like – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Blogs, etc.
    • It is exciting and it is fun. You are “out there”, not only “in here”. You are part of the creation and sharing of the world knowledge and information. You are a cutting-age Librarian .
    • Tag, tag, tag…… lead or be left behind!
    • Thank you!!!!!
    In Conclusion