Social Bookmarking & Del.icio.us: A Personal and Professional Productivity Tool

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A brief tutorial and introduction to issues concerning using Del.icio.us for work and pleasure.

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<ul><li> 1. Social Bookmarking &amp; Del.icio.us:A Personal and Professional Productivity Tool Patricia F. Anderson Health Sciences LibrariesUniversity of Michigan February 22, 2007 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.</li></ul> <p> 2. Del.icio.us 3. Useful for </p> <ul><li>Folk who use multiple computers in various locations </li></ul> <ul><li>Discovery of items similar to your selections </li></ul> <ul><li>Collecting search strategies &amp; information for bibliographies </li></ul> <ul><li>Course-integrated instruction </li></ul> <ul><li>Sharing resources with peers, managers, students &amp; others </li></ul> <ul><li>Web site development </li></ul> <p> 4. Content in Del.icio.us </p> <ul><li>Database built by general public, contains what others liked </li></ul> <ul><li>Focused: better for popular topics and items </li></ul> <ul><li>Currently tends to focus on items of interest to technophiles and young adults, but growing and diversifying </li></ul> <ul><li>What you add changes the profile </li></ul> <p> 5. Like Del.icio.us but for Scientists </p> <ul><li>Connotea </li></ul> <ul><li>CiteULike </li></ul> <p> 6. Connotea 7. Connotea 8. CiteULike 9. Searching in Del.icio.us </p> <ul><li>Three options </li></ul> <p> 10. Searching in Del.icio.us </p> <ul><li>Example: </li></ul> <p> 11. Searching in Del.icio.us </p> <ul><li>Lets try it. </li></ul> <ul><li>http://del.icio.us/ </li></ul> <p> 12. Browsing Tags in Del.icio.us </p> <ul><li>Tags are freeform and self-selected </li></ul> <ul><li>Check a variety of spellings, phrasings, capitalization, and punctuation for the same concept </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Avian flu = avian.flu = avian_flu = avian-flu =avianflu= Avian.flu = Avian.Flu = avian flu = </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Avian influenza </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Bird flu =birdflu </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Bird influenza </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Pandemic influenza </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Pandemic flu </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>H5N1 / h5n1 </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>MORE: tamiflu, pandemic, flu, epidemic, influenza </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Watch for popular terms </li></ul> <p> 13. Browsing Tags in Del.icio.us 14. Browsing Tags in Del.icio.us 15. Browsing Tags in Del.icio.us 16. Browsing Tags in Del.icio.us </p> <ul><li>DEMO </li></ul> <ul><li>http://del.icio.us/tag/ </li></ul> <p> 17. Getting Started </p> <ul><li>Create your account </li></ul> <ul><li>Upload your bookmarks </li></ul> <ul><li>Export bookmarks (hotsync) </li></ul> <ul><li>Save links </li></ul> <ul><li>Tag </li></ul> <ul><li>Annotate </li></ul> <ul><li>Settings </li></ul> <p> 18. Create Your Account 19. Create Your Account </p> <ul><li>Each account must be associated with a unique e-mail address (I think). </li></ul> <ul><li>If creating an account to be shared across an office, consider creating an e-mail list to serve as the contact e-mail address. </li></ul> <p> 20. Create Your Account </p> <ul><li>Consider the purpose of the account when naming it; segregate home / personal and office collections. </li></ul> <ul><li>If you will be collecting information that is private consider choosing a username that will not be associated with you personally. </li></ul> <p> 21. Create Your Account </p> <ul><li>Lets do it! </li></ul> <ul><li>Choose a fictional name? </li></ul> <ul><li>If you have a non-UM e-mail address, consider using that as the contact. </li></ul> <ul><li>Use a different password than your Kerberos password. </li></ul> <ul><li>You will need to open your e-mail in another window to activate the account. </li></ul> <p> 22. Upload Bookmarks </p> <ul><li>Easy : Select file, accept default options </li></ul> <ul><li>Public orPrivate - your choice </li></ul> <p> 23. Export Bookmarks </p> <ul><li>Like hotsyncing your browser </li></ul> <p> 24. How to Save a Link </p> <ul><li>With the post button </li></ul> <ul><li>With the browser buttons </li></ul> <ul><li>Required elements: title / URL </li></ul> <ul><li>Optional standard elements: tags / annotations </li></ul> <ul><li>Extra optional element: Privacy checkbox </li></ul> <p> 25. How to Save a Link </p> <ul><li>With the post button (eg. PDFs) </li></ul> <p> 26. How to Save a Link </p> <ul><li>With the post button (eg. PDFs) </li></ul> <p> 27. How to Save a Link </p> <ul><li>With the browser buttons </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>TIP: Use the tab to fill in a tag with the highlighted tag, or click on the choice to save typing. </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 28. How to Save a Link </p> <ul><li>Extra optional element: Privacy checkbox </li></ul> <p> 29. How to Tag </p> <ul><li>Tagging rules </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Separate tags with a space </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Join words with punctuation (lower-case preferred) (some simply delete spaces between words) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Use capitalization appropriately to improved readability or to distinguish between tags and bundles </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 30. How to Annotate </p> <ul><li>Annotations: Personal vs. Communal </li></ul> <ul><li>Citations </li></ul> <ul><li>Quotations </li></ul> <ul><li>Date Viewed </li></ul> <ul><li>Size limits on what can be included </li></ul> <p> 31. Tag &amp; Annotate Examples 32. Tag &amp; Annotate Examples 33. Tag &amp; Annotate Examples 34. Editing Saved Links 35. Personalized Settings </p> <ul><li>Privacy options </li></ul> <ul><li>Tag Bundles </li></ul> <ul><li>Networking </li></ul> <p> 36. Personalized Settings: Privacy </p> <ul><li>Private links (checkbox) </li></ul> <ul><li>Private network (block someone who sends you inappropriate links) </li></ul> <p> 37. Personalized Settings: Tag Bundles </p> <ul><li>SAVE! </li></ul> <p> 38. Who Saved What? 39. Personalized Settings: Networks 40. Using Networks for Discovery 41. Things To Do With Del.icio.us</p> <ul><li>Working with students </li></ul> <ul><li>Del.icio.us in class environments (Google jockeys) </li></ul> <ul><li>Working with peers and administrators </li></ul> <ul><li>Have an assistant gather information for you </li></ul> <p> 42. Del.icio.us vs. Ctools for URL Collections </p> <ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Available to public (+/-) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Annotations and tags provide richer information than the Ctools Dropbox </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Easier to share/add/delete links than Ctools </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Students develop skills and collections for life after Michigan</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Feeds the public good </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Ctools </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Can secure access to a select group (+/-) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Integrates with other course materials</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>UM Institutional and community standard </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 43. Collect Links for Building Websites 44. Collect Information to Answer a Question </p> <ul><li>Remember privacy issues: Does your collection reveal identity? </li></ul> <p> 45. Collect Information and Strategies for Your Manager 46. Have an Assistant Collect Links for You 47. Create Information and Teaching Guides</p> <ul><li>Library guides </li></ul> <p> 48. Linking to Complex Concepts </p> <ul><li>Use the plus sign (+) to combine concepts</li></ul> <p> 49. Example Library Guide </p> <ul><li>Notice the annotations? </li></ul> <p> 50. Saving Search Strategies </p> <ul><li>Saving search strategies for a class (Google Jockey concept) </li></ul> <p> 51. Tagging Tips </p> <ul><li>Too few terms can make retrieval difficult </li></ul> <ul><li>Too many terms can also make retrieval difficult </li></ul> <p> 52. Tagging Tips </p> <ul><li>Include both broad and narrow terms </li></ul> <ul><li>Design terms with repeated concepts to go from broad to narrow, general to specific. </li></ul> <p> 53. Tagging Tips </p> <ul><li>Use punctuation for spaces (lower case) </li></ul> <ul><li>Think of unique concepts as two term combinations, rather than a new term. </li></ul> <ul><li>Standardization helps, but requires maintenance. </li></ul> <p> 54. Tagging Tips </p> <ul><li>Tagging shortcuts: examples </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Items for a particular audience: </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>4doctors, 4kids, 4patients, etc </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Items from frequently read journals or authors: </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>in:jada, in:nyt, in:chronicle, in:agd </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Items for people in your delicious network: </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>for:dentlib, for:tmjchat </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p> 55. Saving Items Tagged for You 56. Saving Items Tagged for You 57. Tag Clouds 58. Tag Bundles 59. Questions? </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Contact: Patricia Anderson at pfa@umich.edu </li></ul></li></ul>