libraries using Twitter

February 20, 2009

Looking for a comprehensive list of libraries using Twitter? Take a look at the awesome list compiled by lindyjb.

Found via the Blogging Section of SLA-IT.

The Faculty of Information Quarterly is a new journal produced by the students at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Studies.

The primary mission of F/IQ is “to create an intellectual space for the Information community to analyse and critically assess the divergent topics that comprise our field of study and practice. To define and direct the iSchool Movement through scholarly and professional communications, as a means to fostering collective identity among students, faculty and practitioners of the field.”

F/IQ is published four times a year, October, January, April and July, and supports an open access policy.

The First Student Issue covers a variety of engaging issues including: graphic novels, net neutrality and information policy, and a look at semiotics and folksonomies.


The libraries using delicious list has been updated with some great links. Thanks to everyone who emailed me, responded via the comment form, and even direct messaged me in Twitter! It’s great to see more libraries using social bookmarking tools such as del.icio.us.

The ALA Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) wiki provides a useful list of links to librarians using delicious to collect government documents.

Alameda County Public Library : ACL20’s bookmarks on deli.cio.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 deli.cio.us links are nicely integrated on the program page using Feed2JS.

Purdue University, Hicks Undergraduate Library : hicks undergraduate library bookmarks on del.icio.us

University Library, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater : uwwedlibrarian’s bookmarks on del.icio.us

Widener Law School Library : WidenerLawLibrary’s bookmarks on del.icio.us

The Library at UCD Dublin has done an amazing job of integrating delicious bookmarks into their Subject Portals Index.

Has your library started using del.icio.us?

Drop me a line via the comment form or direct message me on Twitter, and I’ll be sure to add it to the libraries using delicious list.

It’s time to update the del.icio.us libraries list.

If you have any new additions or recommendations, here’s how you can get in touch with me:

You can also subscribe to the del.icious/libraries tag feed.

I’m in the process of moving this list to a wiki, so stay tuned!

The delicious blog gives some great examples of how libraries and educators are using it for bookmarking and sharing links. It was nice to see my list of libraries using delicious mentioned — thanks Britta!

awesome beta research tools

February 27, 2008

CollegeDegree.com has a list of 25 Awesome Beta Research Tools from Libraries Around the World. The list features innovative tools used at both college and university libraries and non-academic institutions to help users find search results on the Internet and in their catalogues.