May 2nd, 2008

Totally Del.i.cious

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I’ve been playing around with a new Del.i.cious account for Mental Health Counseling this week. As you know, not all websites are created equal – particularly when you are looking for credible information, so it’s nice to have a place to store the best sites I find.

The librarians are thinking social bookmarking Web 2.0 tools like Del.i.cious can help us organize useful resources from the web by specialization or topic.

Check out my Mental Health Counseling site. Let me know what you think.

And for more about social bookmarking, see below*:

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What is it?
It is a new way to organize and categorize websites. Social bookmarking allows you to “bookmark” websites in a free web-based account. You can add keywords or “tags” that are meaningful to you.

Why use it?
Replaces browser-based “bookmarks” or “favorites”. Web-based so you can access it from any computer with Internet access. It can be shared with colleagues or friends. Tag with multiple subjects and find them again in the future. No need to print out good websites.

How does it work?

1. Create free account.
2. Search the web.
3. Add site to your account by copy/paste or add shortcut to your toolbar.
4. Add your tags or keywords (subject, project, etc.)

Tip: You can also browse or search tags or websites and make connections to other researchers.

How do I get it?
del.ic.ious
furl
ma.gnolia
citeulike
Connotea

Where can I learn more?
7 Things You Should Know about…from EDUCAUSE
http://www.educause.edu/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutSeries/7495
• Social Bookmarking (May 2005)

* If this section sounds familiar, it’s copied from our Cool Tools handouts from 2007 Colloquia.

Do you have a Delicious account? I’d be lost without mine.

– Erika

Comments

Comment from Sue Story
Time June 23, 2008 at 5:27 pm

That’s awesome. I would love to see something similar for us in the Industrial/Organizational Program.

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