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del.icio.us: A Simple Extension to Science Subject Research Guides

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dc.creator Wirth, Andrea A.
dc.creator Rempel, Hannah Gascho
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-14T17:12:58Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-14T17:12:58Z
dc.date.issued 2008-07-14T17:12:58Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8951
dc.description Poster presented at the Science and Technology Section (STS) Program, at the American Library Association Conference, June 30th, 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Del.icio.us, a well-known social bookmarking tool, is being used by several librarians at Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries to enhance access to web resources suggested on their subject research guides (SRGs). The Geosciences and Environmental Sciences Librarian and the Biosciences Librarian have done away with long lists of difficult to organize links and have opted to manage their recommended web resources with del.icio.us instead. Del.icio.us allows easily accessible bookmarking combined with user-friendly script generation for incorporation into otherwise static web pages. Other benefits of using del.icio.us include organizing links through tagging and bundling, fast-tracked updating of newly discovered websites, providing a simple method of sharing links between users, and demonstrating how a web 2.0 tool can be used to our targeted audience of researchers. Organizing del.icio.us accounts for use on SRGs is easy but can take several forms and incorporate different utilities (tag and link rolls, tag bundling, RSS feed generation, and integration in Facebook, etc.). Using del.icio.us tagging has also facilitated a more thoughtful approach to the types of web pages we link to from our SRGs. Creating tags for pages and observing the most and least tagged topic areas has helped to increase our understanding of what types of web resources are available in our fields. Though we are still experimenting with the best ways to take full advantage of all that del.icio.us has to offer, we feel that incorporating it in this way has improved our subject research guides and provided another method for connecting with researchers in our subject areas. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject del.icio.us en_US
dc.subject social bookmarking en_US
dc.subject subject research guides en_US
dc.subject internet resources en_US
dc.title del.icio.us: A Simple Extension to Science Subject Research Guides en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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