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November 27, 2007

Two more great examples of social bookmarking at work.

North Metro Technical College Library in Acworth, Georgia uses to organize links for students on it’s “Resources Related to Your Program of Studies” page.

Each subject bundle includes a tag, “HowDoIFind”, which provides links to video tutorials and help guides for using the library’s electronic resources and online subscriptions.

OCLC is using to tag its list of the top 1000 titles owned by member libraries. In April 2007, OCLC added tags for each of the items described in the top 1000 titles list.

The bookmarks in the OCLC Top 1000 all link back into

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essential tools

October 10, 2007

I blogged about the top ten tools I can’t live without recently.

My list included tools that I use to blog, chat, bookmark, and generally work more effeciently on the web.

Charlene at Essential Keystrokes included my list in her weekly Essential Tools series. (Thanks Charlene!)

Some of the tools featured on her blog include:

  • antivirus
  • blog editors
  • Firefox extensions
  • graphics design
  • PDF software
  • search engine optimization
  • social plug-ins
  • website statistics

Check out her list of over “160 essential tools” for more.

What are some of your essential tools?

Getting more out of

Whether your a newbie or power user, at some point you’ll want to start getting more out of

Here’s a round-up of useful links and tools for use with

Become a Power User
From David Brunelle: Geek for Life, provides useful tips on making the most of

WebWorker Daily : 8 Tips for Better bookmarking
Provides quick tips on bookmarking and search tools.

Mashable DEL.ICIO.US TOOLBOX: 180+ Tools and Resources
Provides an exhaustive list of web browser tools and resources including: add-ons and bookmarklets; visualization and alternative user interface tools; scripts; desktop, mobile, and CMS Plugins/Applications; mashups. A-to-Z by Functions : All 150+ hacks and A-to-Z by Platforms : All 150+ hacks
Includes: blog services tools, browser tools, bookmarklets, bookmarking clients/service, import to tools, export from tools, browsing and search tools, charts/clouds/graphs/visualization tools, communities, images, link validators, mashups, scripts, skins, and tag managers.

How to find and add media to your iTunes library with
Useful tips from Lifehacker on making iTunes delicious. now automatically tags bookmarks by filetype, which means you can view all mp3 bookmarks tagged “podcast” or all video files others have bookmarked. Follow the instructions to auto-load music and video files others have bookmarked into your iTunes Library.

More tools

deliGoo : Search Engine
deliGoo is an extension for Firefox (2.0+) and Internet Explorer (6.0+), which is built into your browser in the form of an additional button on the tools panel. deliGoo searches your bookmarks by phrase or word. : a cool blend of and is a mashup of and is a news site where users post links to articles that are voted on by the Digg community. Digglicious uses AJAX technology to automatically update the stories as they are being dugg and bookmarked. Stories or sites that are both dugg and added to appear on the Digglicious frontpage. libraries

Looking for ways to make your library See my list of libraries using, including resources and tools for using social bookmarking in your library.