Social Bookmarking & A Personal and Professional Productivity Tool

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  • 1. Social Bookmarking & 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.

2. 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

  • Lets 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

  • Lets 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 orPrivate - 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