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Social Bookmarking and Reference: Using del.icio.us to capture answers to reference questions and create a knowledge base for librarians and users.

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Social Bookmarking and Reference

  1. 1. Social Bookmarking and Reference <ul><ul><li>NELINET </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Today <ul><li>What are folksonomy and social tagging? </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Why tag at the reference desk? </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging at the reference desk: The new topic </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging at the reference desk: Follow-up resources </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging at the reference desk: Deja vu </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us self help and tag clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on and questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Library 2.0 Tuesdays yet another overview what now? lecture focused practical hands-on wiki blog collaboration forum microblog social engagement share mobility partipation personalization rss
  4. 4. Moodle <ul><li>Open source learning management system </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 50 thousand registered Moodle sites </li></ul><ul><li>@ ALA (classes.ala.org) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Folksonomy and Social Tagging <ul><li>No central authority. Tag vocabulary is social and continuously evolving. </li></ul><ul><li>Tags are social and sharable. Admire someone else's links? Subscribe to them! </li></ul><ul><li>Or, share a link with your del.icio.us friends or colleagues. </li></ul>
  6. 6. del.icio.us <ul><li>Simplest use: portable bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Search sites by “popular vote” </li></ul><ul><li>Display tag clouds and links via RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Share and subscribe to links among a network of friends and colleagues. </li></ul>
  7. 7. del.icio.us Reference Why tag at the reference desk? <ul><li>In-depth reference questions result in new knowledge of information resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Social tagging shares that knowledge with other staff and with users. </li></ul>
  8. 8. del.icio.us Reference The new topic. <ul><li>Where can I find commuting statistics for Massachusetts residents? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts State Data Center http://www.massbenchmarks.org/statedata/data.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/journey.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Highway Administration http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ctpp/jtw/ </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. del.icio.us Reference The new topic.
  10. 10. del.icio.us Reference Follow-up resources. New ->
  11. 11. del.icio.us Reference Deja vu. <ul><li>Hi! Where can I find commuting statistics for Massachusetts? </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/sspohnjr/journey-to-work </li></ul>
  12. 12. del.icio.us Self Help and Tag Clouds
  13. 13. Challenges <ul><li>Linking to articles in library databases. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try other options like Zotero or CiteULike. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adding a link to multiple accounts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add “for: yourotheraccount ” as a tag. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Hands-on and Questions <ul><li>Hands-on </li></ul><ul><li>Try del.icio.us for yourself and imagine the possibilities at your Reference Desk or other applications at your library. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch </li></ul><ul><li>Erin Logsdon logsdon@nelinet.net taxonomylady </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Spohn [email_address] sspohnjr </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for your time! Let us know about your successes and challenges using del.icio.us at your organization. </li></ul>

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