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Focuss Internet Librarian

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>About Bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>& </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michel Wesseling & Richard Lalleman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 October 2008 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 5. <ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Favourites </li></ul><ul><li>Triggers </li></ul>
  3. 6. Different occurrences
  4. 7. Bookmarks <ul><li>Personal use </li></ul><ul><li>Browser specific </li></ul><ul><li>Stored on your workstation </li></ul><ul><li>No search on keywords or tags </li></ul><ul><li>No sharing with others </li></ul>
  5. 8. View This?
  6. 9. Social Bookmarks <ul><li>Personal choices and tags </li></ul><ul><li>24 * 7 availability around the www </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable by keywords / tags </li></ul><ul><li>Shared with groups or completely public </li></ul><ul><li>Influences search engines ranking </li></ul>
  7. 10. Delicious?
  8. 11. Some aids
  9. 12. Focuss.Info <ul><li>Promote social bookmarking among workers and scholars in global development arena: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise local workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present at relevant conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is about People! </li></ul>
  10. 13. So: who benefits?
  11. 14. Search <ul><li>Social bookmark sites disadvantage: </li></ul><ul><li>Search by tags only </li></ul><ul><li>Not in sites content </li></ul>
  12. 15. Our own search engine? <ul><li>Google like search capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Own selection of e-resources </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest social bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Not limited to one social bookmark site! </li></ul>
  13. 16. Our own search engine? <ul><li>Built it our selves: too much work </li></ul><ul><li>Google introduces CSE </li></ul><ul><li>Fits our needs </li></ul><ul><li>No local development and maintenance </li></ul>
  14. 17. Focuss.Info website
  15. 18. www.eldis.org
  16. 19. http://home.planet.nl/~rood0114/
  17. 20. Focuss.Info <ul><li>Make use of Google CSE technology </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest social bookmark sites of workers in the global development arena </li></ul><ul><li>Promote search engine / search box on websites </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate Focuss.Info in information literacy </li></ul>
  18. 21. So: who benefits?
  19. 22. Collaborate <ul><li>People with same (professional) interests </li></ul><ul><li>Convince them of the importance of social bookmarking for themselves and their peers </li></ul><ul><li>Use and re-use existing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>~40.000 sites selected </li></ul>
  20. 23. Collaborate <ul><li>Librarians and information professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty and students </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations </li></ul>
  21. 24. Collaborate <ul><li>Convince people </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to work with the tools </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat </li></ul>
  22. 25. People and Organisations
  23. 26. Around the World
  24. 28. Less & Better? Posted by Jesse Alpert & Nissan Hajaj, Software Engineers, Web Search Infrastructure Team Google, on http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/we-knew-web-was-big.html
  25. 29. Less & Better!
  26. 30. So: who benefits?
  27. 31. A Future? <ul><li>Marketing is needed </li></ul><ul><li>Involve more people and organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Organise workshops and training </li></ul><ul><li>The business plan is available </li></ul><ul><li>The search for sponsors has begun! </li></ul>
  28. 32. ► www.focuss.info ► [email_address] ► Further readings: Lalleman, R. and Wesseling, M. (2008) Knowledge sharing through collaboration in development studies: The Focuss.Info Initiative, Information Development , 24(2), pp. 151-155 Lalleman, R. and Wesseling, M. (2008) Community contributed content and global studies research, Global-e: A global studies journal , 2(1), available at: http://global- ejournal.org Matthews, P. and Wunder, A. (2007) Evaluation of Google Co-op and Social Bookmarking at the Overseas Development Institute, www.web2fordev.net/

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