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Social Bookmarking &

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Date/Time: February 22, 2007
Title: Social Bookmarking &
Presenter: Patricia Anderson


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  1. Social Bookmarking & A Personal and Professional Productivity Tool Patricia F. Anderson <> Taubman Health Sciences Library © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. University of Michigan All rights reserved. February 22, 2007
  3. Useful for … • Folk who use multiple computers in various locations • Discovery of items similar to your selections • Collecting search strategies & information for bibliographies • Course-integrated instruction • Sharing resources with peers, managers, students & others • Web site development
  4. Content in • Database built by general public, contains what others liked • Focused: better for popular topics and items • Currently tends to focus on items of interest to technophiles and young adults, but growing and diversifying • What you add changes the profile
  5. Like … but for Scientists • Connotea • CiteULike
  6. Connotea
  7. Connotea
  8. CiteULike
  9. Searching in • Three options
  10. Searching in • Example:
  11. Searching in • Let’s try it. •
  12. Browsing Tags in • Tags are freeform and self-selected • Check a variety of spellings, phrasings, capitalization, and punctuation for the same concept • Avian flu = avian.flu = avian_flu = avian-flu = avianflu = Avian.flu = Avian.Flu = “avian flu” = … • Avian influenza • Bird flu = birdflu • Bird influenza • Pandemic influenza • Pandemic flu • H5N1 / h5n1 • MORE: tamiflu, pandemic, flu, epidemic, influenza • Watch for popular terms
  13. Browsing Tags in
  14. Browsing Tags in
  15. Browsing Tags in
  16. Browsing Tags in • DEMO •
  17. Getting Started • Create your account • Upload your bookmarks • Export bookmarks (“hotsync”) • Save links • Tag • Annotate • Settings
  18. Create Your Account
  19. Create Your Account • Each account must be associated with a unique e-mail address (I think). • If creating an account to be shared across an office, consider creating an e-mail list to serve as the contact e-mail address.
  20. Create Your Account • Consider the purpose of the account when naming it; segregate home / personal and office collections. • If you will be collecting information that is private consider choosing a username that will not be associated with you personally.
  21. Create Your Account • Let’s do it! • Choose a fictional “name”? • If you have a non-UM e-mail address, consider using that as the contact. • Use a different password than your Kerberos password. • You will need to open your e-mail in another window to activate the account.
  22. Upload Bookmarks • Easy: Select file, accept default options • Public or Private - your choice
  23. Export Bookmarks • Like hotsyncing your browser
  24. How to Save a Link • With the post button • With the browser buttons • Required elements: title / URL • Optional standard elements: tags / annotations • Extra optional element: Privacy checkbox
  25. How to Save a Link • With the post button (eg. PDFs)
  26. How to Save a Link • With the post button (eg. PDFs)
  27. How to Save a Link • With the browser buttons • TIP: Use the tab to fill in a tag with the highlighted tag, or click on the choice to save typing.
  28. How to Save a Link • Extra optional element: Privacy checkbox
  29. How to Tag • Tagging rules • Separate tags with a space • Join words with punctuation (lower-case preferred) (some simply delete spaces between words) • Use capitalization appropriately to improved readability or to distinguish between tags and bundles
  30. How to Annotate • Annotations: Personal vs. Communal • Citations • Quotations • Date Viewed • Size limits on what can be included
  31. Tag & Annotate Examples
  32. Tag & Annotate Examples
  33. Tag & Annotate Examples
  34. Editing Saved Links
  35. Personalized Settings • Privacy options • Tag Bundles • Networking
  36. Personalized Settings: Privacy • Private links (checkbox) • Private network (block someone who sends you inappropriate links)
  37. Personalized Settings: Tag Bundles • SAVE!
  38. Who Saved What?
  39. Personalized Settings: Networks
  40. Using Networks for Discovery
  41. Things To Do With • Working with students • in class environments (Google jockeys) • Working with peers and administrators • Have an assistant gather information for you
  42. vs. Ctools for URL Collections • • Available to public (+/-) • Annotations and tags provide richer information than the Ctools Dropbox • Easier to share/add/delete links than Ctools • Students develop skills and collections for life after Michigan • Feeds the public good • Ctools • Can secure access to a select group (+/-) • Integrates with other course materials • UM Institutional and community standard
  43. Collect Links for Building Websites
  44. Collect Information to Answer a Question • Remember privacy issues: Does your collection reveal identity?
  45. Collect Information and Strategies for Your Manager
  46. Have an Assistant Collect Links for You
  47. Create Information and Teaching Guides • Library guides …
  48. Linking to Complex Concepts • Use the plus sign (+) to combine concepts
  49. Example Library Guide • Notice the annotations?
  50. Saving Search Strategies • Saving search strategies for a class (Google Jockey concept) …
  51. Tagging Tips • Too few terms can make retrieval difficult • Too many terms can also make retrieval difficult
  52. Tagging Tips • Include both broad and narrow terms • Design terms with repeated concepts to go from broad to narrow, general to specific.
  53. Tagging Tips • Use punctuation for spaces (lower case) • Think of unique concepts as two term combinations, rather than a new term. • Standardization helps, but requires maintenance.
  54. Tagging Tips • Tagging shortcuts: examples • Items for a particular audience: • 4doctors, 4kids, 4patients, etc • Items from frequently read journals or authors: • in:jada, in:nyt, in:chronicle, in:agd • Items for people in your delicious network: • for:dentlib, for:tmjchat
  55. Saving Items Tagged for You
  56. Saving Items Tagged for You
  57. Tag Clouds
  58. Tag Bundles
  59. Questions? • Contact: Patricia Anderson at
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