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del.icio.us libraries
                       Or,
how to abuse social bookmarking for fun and profit
Social Bookmarks
via: http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english
Lots of options
•   Blinklist
•   StumbleUpon
•   Ma.gnolia
•   Furl
    •   Caches entire page
•   Del.icio.us
    •   Si...
Why del.icio.us?
✦ Easy and fast
✦ Human readable URLs
  ✦ http://del.icio.us/griffey
  ✦ http://del.icio.us/tag/IL2007
✦ ...
Adding Bookmarks
Firefox Extension
Find
Organize
 Reuse
Find
Organize
Tags

✦Uncontrolled vocabulary
✦Wisdom of crowds
✦“Folksonomy”
Folksonomy
✦ Positives
      Non-hierarchical descriptors
  ✦
      Inclusive, not exclusive
  ✦
      Open ended
  ✦
    ...
Tag Cloud
Meta Tags
✦ for:griffey
✦ Special tags
 ✦ System:media:audio
   ✦ Video, image, document
 ✦ system:filetype:mp3
   ✦ Jpg, m...
Reuse
Tags meet RSS
RSS available at every level of taxonomy
✦ User level
 ✦ http://del.icio.us/rss/griffey
✦ Tag Level
 ✦ http:...
RSS + Media = Podcast
Media meta tags come with enclosures
✦ Just my MP3s
 ✦ http://del.icio.us/rss/griffey/system:filetype...
Embedding
✦ Linkrolls
  ✦ http://del.icio.us/help/linkrolls
✦ Daily Blog Post
  ✦ http://del.icio.us/help/sharing
✦ RSS
  ...
What do I do with all this?

✦ Pathfinders
✦ Internal communication of resources
✦ Feeds for subject specialists
✦ RSS into...
More advanced use
✦ API
✦ Your Network
✦ Subscriptions/Inbox
✦ Private bookmarks
✦ JSON: JavaScript Object Notation
✦ Hist...
Even more...

✦ License your feed
✦ Import/Export
✦ Facebook
Summary

✦ Find, Organize, Reuse
✦ If it has a URL, del.icio.us it
✦ Infinitely reusable information pieces
Information R/evolution
Jason Griffey
      Head of Library Information Technology
      University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

✦ Flickr
 ✦ http:...
Jason Griffey
                     Head of Library Information Technology
                     University of Tennessee at ...
Del.icio.us Libraries
Del.icio.us Libraries
Del.icio.us Libraries
Del.icio.us Libraries
Del.icio.us Libraries
Del.icio.us Libraries
Del.icio.us Libraries
Del.icio.us Libraries
Del.icio.us Libraries
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Del.icio.us Libraries

Jason Griffey's preconference presentation for Internet Librarian 2007.

Del.icio.us Libraries

  1. 1. del.icio.us libraries Or, how to abuse social bookmarking for fun and profit
  2. 2. Social Bookmarks
  3. 3. via: http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english
  4. 4. Lots of options • Blinklist • StumbleUpon • Ma.gnolia • Furl • Caches entire page • Del.icio.us • Since 2003 • Now owned by Yahoo
  5. 5. Why del.icio.us? ✦ Easy and fast ✦ Human readable URLs ✦ http://del.icio.us/griffey ✦ http://del.icio.us/tag/IL2007 ✦ Richness of folksonomy ✦ Ubiquity of RSS
  6. 6. Adding Bookmarks
  7. 7. Firefox Extension
  8. 8. Find Organize Reuse
  9. 9. Find
  10. 10. Organize
  11. 11. Tags ✦Uncontrolled vocabulary ✦Wisdom of crowds ✦“Folksonomy”
  12. 12. Folksonomy ✦ Positives Non-hierarchical descriptors ✦ Inclusive, not exclusive ✦ Open ended ✦ Long Tail ✦ ✦ Negatives Non-hierarchical descriptors ✦ Inclusive, not exclusive (polysemy) ✦ Numbers make it work ✦ Personal ✦
  13. 13. Tag Cloud
  14. 14. Meta Tags ✦ for:griffey ✦ Special tags ✦ System:media:audio ✦ Video, image, document ✦ system:filetype:mp3 ✦ Jpg, mpg, avi, mp3, pdf, doc ✦ Folksonomic meta tags ✦ Via:griffey ✦ Cite:griffey
  15. 15. Reuse
  16. 16. Tags meet RSS RSS available at every level of taxonomy ✦ User level ✦ http://del.icio.us/rss/griffey ✦ Tag Level ✦ http://del.icio.us/rss/tag/IL2007 ✦ Combinations ✦ http://del.icio.us/rss/griffey/IL2007 ✦ Multiple tags ✦ http://del.icio.us/rss/copyright+library
  17. 17. RSS + Media = Podcast Media meta tags come with enclosures ✦ Just my MP3s ✦ http://del.icio.us/rss/griffey/system:filetype:mp3 ✦ Everyone’s MP3s ✦ http://del.icio.us/rss/tag/system:filetype:mp3 ✦ Video ✦ http://del.icio.us/rss/tag system:media:video ✦ Get specific ✦ http://del.icio.us/rss/tag/system:filetype:mp3+library
  18. 18. Embedding ✦ Linkrolls ✦ http://del.icio.us/help/linkrolls ✦ Daily Blog Post ✦ http://del.icio.us/help/sharing ✦ RSS ✦ Aggregators, CMS, iTunes...nearly anything
  19. 19. What do I do with all this? ✦ Pathfinders ✦ Internal communication of resources ✦ Feeds for subject specialists ✦ RSS into Blackboard/WebCT for individual classes ✦ Personal research tool
  20. 20. More advanced use ✦ API ✦ Your Network ✦ Subscriptions/Inbox ✦ Private bookmarks ✦ JSON: JavaScript Object Notation ✦ History of a URL ✦ http://del.icio.us/url?url=http://wikipedia.org
  21. 21. Even more... ✦ License your feed ✦ Import/Export ✦ Facebook
  22. 22. Summary ✦ Find, Organize, Reuse ✦ If it has a URL, del.icio.us it ✦ Infinitely reusable information pieces
  23. 23. Information R/evolution
  24. 24. Jason Griffey Head of Library Information Technology University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ✦ Flickr ✦ http://flickr.com/griffey ✦ Blip.tv ✦ http://griffey.blip.tv ✦ LibraryThing ✦ http://www.librarything.com/catalog/griffey ✦ Last.fm ✦ http://www.last.fm/jgriffey ✦ Facebook ✦ Metafilter ✦ Digg
  25. 25. Jason Griffey Head of Library Information Technology University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ✦ Pattern Recognition ✦ http://www.jasongriffey.net/wp ✦ Del.icio.us ✦ http://del.icio.us/griffey/IL2007 ✦ Twitter ✦ http://twitter.com/griffey ✦ LITABlog ✦ http://www.litablog.org ✦ Jason-griffey@utc.edu ✦ AIM: utcrefJason This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA. Any media used and not created by Jason Griffey is understood to be copyright by the original author, and is used under the U.S. Fair Use guidelines.

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