Presentation on theme: "Using Social Bookmarking in Academic Research Adriana Reed J. Willard Marriott Library April 30, 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Using Social Bookmarking in Academic Research Adriana Reed J. Willard Marriott Library April 30, 2008
Background Using the Open Web for research is a major component of library instruction. Courses I teach that allow (or require) students to use Open Web sources to develop research products: Educational Psychology – individual/group research paper and group presentation Engineering LEAP – group research paper and presentation Writing – annotated bibliography, individual research paper
Social Bookmarking Store and share bookmarks to your online sources online. Web-based, NOT browser-based. Access and add bookmarks from any computer with Internet access. Tools for social bookmarking: Del.icio.us CiteULike
del.icio.us: What Is It? "a collection of favorites - yours and everyone else's." Uses the following browsers: Firefox Internet Explorer Safari Opera Flock Uses tags, NOT folders to organize bookmarks
Tags? "one-word descriptors... You can assign as many tags to a bookmark as you like and easily rename or delete them later. Benefits of tagging: 1. Track online sources 2. Explore other publications that have the same or similar tag(s)
del.icio.us: How Does It Work? 1. Sign up. 2. Install "my del.icio.us" and "tag this" buttons into browser of your choice. 3. Begin bookmarking and tagging websites.
CiteULike: What Is It? a free service to help you to store, organise and share the scholarly papers you are reading Uses ANY browser(s) of your choice. No buttons to add-its not bound to one browser. Uses tags and author names to organize bookmarks.
CiteULike: How Does It Work? 1. Sign up. 2. Add the CiteULike bookmarklet into the browser of your choice. 3. Bookmark articles from a supported database using the Post to CiteULike" bookmark, OR post articles manually. 4. Assign priority level.
del.icio.us Versus CiteULike del.icio.us Big community of users = more chances for finding additional sources User-friendly design Ease of use Purpose: Social network CiteULike Focus on scholarly sources Collects and stores bibliographic information Purpose: Academic network