del.icio.us libraries – September 27, 2008
June 4, 2007
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I’ve been spending a fair bit amount of time going through my favourite websites and bookmarking them in del.icio.us.So why do I love del.icio.us so much?
A number of reasons:
- I can store and access my favourite websites from any computer;
- I can share my websites and comments with friends and those who belong to my del.icio.us network;
- I can discover new websites by browsing other user’s tags (great for research!);
- I can take advantage of the daily blog posting tool to automatically add new websites to my blog;
- the ability to display link rolls (my latest bookmarks) and tag clouds to my website;
- I can syndicate my links via RSS.
Lately I’ve been giving some thought to how libraries use del.icio.us.
So how can you make your library del.icio.us?
Take a look at “Make Your Library del.icio.us: Social Bookmarking in the Stacks” presented on February 22, 2007, by Jason Griffey from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, as part of the “Five Weeks to a Social Library” series of online workshops.
Libraries using del.icio.us
Some great examples of libraries using del.icio.us include:
ArLiSNAP : Art Library Students & New ARLIS* Professionals
Take a look at how they have implemented del.icio.us on their website. A great example of a del.icio.us tag cloud appears on their “Resources” page.
Beaufort County Library : bclrefdesk’s bookmarks on del.icio.us
Bibliothèques de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris-IV) : del.icio.us page (in French but a pleasure to explore!)
Brimbank Libraries in Australia incorporates all their delicious links in a tag cloud on their newly designed website. Clicking on a topic in the tag cloud displays the links and tags directly on the Brimbank Libraries website. Nicely done!
Buley Library uses the Delicious tag roll for their Physics Subject Guides
Columbus Public Library : bookmarks on del.icio.us
Dublin City Public Libraries : bookmarks on del.icio.us
East Providence Public Library : bookmarks on del.icio.us
Holdrege Public Library makes good use of delicious tag clouds on their “Links we Love“, Kid’s Zone and TeenSpace. Each page has a separate del.icio.us account:
Holdrege Public Library : bookmarks on del.icio.us
HoldregeLibraryKids’ : bookmarks on del.icio.us
HoldregeLibraryTeens’ : bookmarks on del.icio.us
Lansing Public Library : bookmarks on del.icio.us
La Grange Park Library : bookmarks on del.icio.us
Maui Community College Library :bookmarks on del.icio.us
McMaster University Library Web Team : bookmarks on del.icio.us
Nebraska Library Commission : NLC_Reference’s bookmarks on del.icio.us
The New York State – 2008 Summer Reading Program uses delicious for linking to other summer reading program web sites, programming ideas, games and more. Their delicious links are nicely integrated on the program page using Feed2JS.
Pierce County Library : bookmarks on del.icio.us
San Mateo Public Library bookmarks on del.icio.us (a great example of websites organized using the Dewey Decimal Classification System!)
Seldovia Library : bookmarks on del.icio.us
Seminole County Public Library : bookmarks on del.icio.us
Seund Library : UND SE Clinical Campus Librarian : seundlibrary’s bookmarks on del.icio.us
Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources has made great use of the del.icio.us tag cloud on their Green Library bookmarks on del.icio.us .
Springfield Technical Community College Library : bookmarks on del.icio.us
Tampa Bay Library Consortium : TampaBayLC bookmarks on del.icio.us
University of Alberta Libraries : Winspearslib bookmarks on del.icio.us
University of Georgia Library, Cataloging Department cataloging resources
University of Michigan Dentistry Library : bookmarks on del.icio.us
University of Michigan Health Sciences Libraries : bookmarks on del.icio.us
University of Michigan Library 2.0 Program : bookmarks on del.icio.us
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Lupton Library has a list of “interesting websites” selected by Jason Griffey, UTC’s Head of Library Information Technology. utc_interesting bookmarks on del.icio.us
Witkin State Law Library of California : bookmarks on del.icio.us
ZEW : Centre for European Economic Research : ZEW_Bibliothek’s Bookmarks on Delicious
The library of the ZEW : Centre for European Economic Research in Germany, uses del.icio.us to collect links to databases, tutorials on literature search, research organizations, and links related to economic research in Europe.
From the Ning Library 2.0 Network:
Social Bookmarking 101 : focus on del.icio.us, presentation by Stephanie Zimmerman, Training Coordinator, Library System of Lancaster County.