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This was presented at This is IT!, 2007 at Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario. It covers Info Management 2.0 tools such as social bookmarking and RSS readers.

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Info Management2.0

  1. 1. Choose YOUR Way to Share, Organize, Access and Discover Web Resources Presented by: Cynthia Williamson & Jenn Horwath, Library @ Mohawk This is IT, 2007
  2. 2. Agenda Intro: What is social software? Part 1 – Managing your web resources • Social bookmarking software • Social citation software • Social photosharing software Part 2 – Keeping up with the latest news • RSS Readers – Bloglines.com
  3. 3. What is social software? broad term encompassing collaborative, • interactive web software (web link sharing, blogs, wikis, IM, Amazon) web has undergone a change...now it's • web 2.0, the read/write web! what is web 2.0? •
  4. 4. What is Web 2.0? User creates the content (think YouTube) • Web-based platform – no download! • (think blogs) Real-time conversation (think MSN chat) • Interactivity (think book ratings in • Amazon, comments feature on YouTube)
  5. 5. Social software - Implications for educators social computing named as one of the top 6 areas • of emerging technology for 2006 in the 2006 Horizon Report [EDUCAUSE]: quot;The promise of social computing has been—and continues to be—more effective knowledge generation, knowledge sharing, collaboration, learning, and collective decision-making. This promise is now beginning to be realized in the areas of distributed learning, research, and campus work settings.”
  6. 6. Social Bookmarking/Citation Software resource sharing social software • software that lets you: • share - other people on the Internet can see your bookmarks organize (tag) - you can create labels and subject headings for your bookmarks for quick retrieval access - you can access your bookmarks from any computer with an Internet connection (work/home/school) discover - you can see what other people have collected
  7. 7. What are tags? Your own personal subject terms • No authority – can be whatever you • want! As a result – no consistency – • “folksonomy” In Del.icio.us – put 2 word terms • together (e.g. libraryscience)
  8. 8. Tagging versus Folders Like Windows files - • Like subject terms – • can only file under can add many at once one subject area at a time
  9. 9. Tags tag cloud “list”
  10. 10. Why use social bookmarking? tagging resources within a community = • community-built, trusted collection of resources ease of sharing = encourages • participation, openness in a group sharing across communities = greater • knowledge of a field of research
  11. 11. Del.icio.us: Nuts and bolts… Step 1 – go to: http://del.icio.us and register • Create a login that you don’t mind people seeing! •
  12. 12. Del.icio.us: Nuts and bolts… The only tricky part…download the buttons – • bookmarklets! http://del.icio.us/help/buttons
  13. 13. Saving a site Step 1 – Click Post Step 2 – Fill out the form
  14. 14. Looking at your collection
  15. 15. Sharing your collection Your own URL is automatically generated!
  16. 16. Discovering…
  17. 17. Discovering…
  18. 18. More! Send links to other people (add tag-> • for:name) Create an RSS feed for any page • Create a network to track what other • people are saving Import your IE/Firefox favourites • Put your Del.icio.us links on your blog •
  19. 19. Applications in your classroom collect web resources, tag them and share them • with others in your Dept. or on your research team. [Example1, Example2] build community in the classroom by encouraging • students to add links; give them the username and password and share the collection in the classroom; encourage the use of standard tags in order to build a research collection that everyone can benefit from place a link to the collection within your CMS for • ease of access
  20. 20. Social citation software similar to social bookmarking: allows you • to collect articles, organize (tag) them, share them and see what other people are collecting register (free!) and download • bookmarklet for easy saving
  21. 21. Social Citation Software – Compared to Social Bookmarking community is academic in nature so content is • scholarly (mostly books and journals, not web links) allows easy saving of bibliographic information • from selected sites (e.g. Nature, PubMed, Amazon, etc.) can save richer information about an article (can • prioritize it, save notes) works with some reference management software • such as EndNote, BibTeX, etc. Can import or export using these formats peer-reviewed content is promoted on the sites •
  22. 22. Social citation software: Connotea from Nature.com • create login • download button and add to your • browser. (See help for details.)
  23. 23. Applications in your classroom collect web resources, tag them and share them • with others. [Example] see what other people with similar interests have • collected. [Click quot;posted by x othersquot; or see quot;related tags.quot;] build community in the classroom by creating a • group for your class. (Everyone's articles will be shared.) place a link to the collection within your CMS for • ease of access
  24. 24. Social citation software: can view tags as cloud and list of authors of • articles you have tagged. [Example] can create quot;watchlistquot; to keep track of tags, other • users' collections or journal T of C's. [Example] can look at tables of contents of recent issues of • journals. [Example] .: can create or join a group (for e.g. for your Department or class.) People in group can share articles and create and • share notes about articles. [Example] can share your reading list with your class. List • will update as you add items. [Example]
  25. 25. Social photo sharing software upload photos, organize (tag) them, share them and • see what other people are uploading. useful if you need to share images in a class • example: Flickr > create an account (free) and upload your images.[Cynthia’s account] > explore other photos. [Eiffel Tower] > all about copyright on Flickr > share your photos with others, e.g. your class > can create or join a group, e.g. for your Department or class. [Libraries & Librarians, Canadian Gardens] - there are many other photo sharing sites: zoto, Picasa, Bubbleshare, FilmLoop, Slide, etc.
  26. 26. Other info management 2.0 tools LibraryThing – organize your books • Diigo – bookmarks plus highlighting, clipping • parts of pages Furl- saves full text of web pages • Simpy – share groups, notes and bookmarks • Shadows – like De.licio.us but graphical • interface
  27. 27. Part 2 ~ Managing your news RSS: Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site • Summary or RDF Site Summary. A format of web content that makes it easy for • you to read many news sources or blogs at once. Many blogs use RSS feeds to syndicate content. • To read all this news you need an RSS Reader • (Bloglines).
  28. 28. Olden days…
  29. 29. Nowadays – with RSS!
  30. 30. Relief from Jenn and Cynthia RSS Explained in 4 minutes •
  31. 31. What to watch for…
  32. 32. What to watch for…
  33. 33. Tool for the job RSS Readers • Bloglines.com • − Go to http://www.bloglines.com − Create free account
  34. 34. Bloglines … Nuts and bolts Step 1 – Search for feeds
  35. 35. Bloglines: Nuts and bolts Step 2 - Subscribe! •
  36. 36. Bloglines: Nuts and bolts Step 3 - Put it in a folder
  37. 37. Bloglines … Easy as pie! Voila! You’re done! •
  38. 38. Bloglines … another way Alternative 2 – Add a • feed from your favourite news site! Step 1 – click on the • orange RSS symbol
  39. 39. Bloglines … another way (cont’d) Step 2 – copy the link (CTRL + C) •
  40. 40. Bloglines … another way (cont’d) Step 3 – Add it to Bloglines > Click Add > Paste the URL (CTRL + V)
  41. 41. Bloglines … another way (cont’d) Step 4 – Put it in a folder!
  42. 42. Now What?? Read your feeds Step 1 – open a folder: Step 2 – Click on a feed:
  43. 43. News galore!
  44. 44. Take Away for Today…Top 5 Things You Can Do Create a group in CiteULike or Connotea for your class to 1. build a collection Create a collection of your own sites and add the link to 2. your CMS Create a login for you and your colleagues to share 3. resources for a group project Create Bloglines account for your class with key online 4. blogs, journals they should read Create a Flickr account for your class to share photos 5.
  45. 45. Further Reading Weblogg-ed: the read/write web in the • classroom (a blog) What is Web 2.0 (an article from • O'Reilly) What is Web 2.0: Ideas, technologies • and implications for education (JISC) 7 Things You Need to Know About Social • Bookmarking (EDUCAUSE)
  46. 46. Thank you! URL for this presentation: http://tinyurl.com/3b4286 Cynthia Williamson Cynthia.Williamson@mohawkcollege.ca Jenn Horwath Jenn.Horwath@mohawkcollege.ca

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