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WISER: Technology Tools Getting Organised on the Web. Jane Rawson, Vere Harmsworth Library Emma Cragg, Sainsbury Library. Web 2.0. Web 2.0 is a term being used to describe a new generation of internet sites and services which encourage participation and collaboration between user communities .

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WISER: Technology ToolsGetting Organised on the Web

Jane Rawson, Vere Harmsworth Library

Emma Cragg, Sainsbury Library

Web 2.0

  • Web 2.0is a term being used to describe anew generation of internet sitesandserviceswhichencourage participationandcollaborationbetweenuser communities.

What’s in it for me?

  • Sites/tools that can help you to:

    • Organise yourself on the web

    • Discover new content and bring the web to you

    • Share research and interesting content with others

  • No technical know-how needed and it’s almost all free!

Tools to look at today

  • Social bookmarking

    • delicious, StumbleUpon etc

  • Social cataloguing

    • My WorldCat, LibraryThing

  • RSS feeds and readers

    • Google Reader, Bloglines

  • Customised start pages

    • iGoogle, Pageflakes, NetVibes

Social bookmarking

  • Create personal lists of web links

  • Add comments or information

  • Share web links with others

  • Accessible from anywhere

  • Add tags to classify/filter your list

  • View other people’s lists and discover new sites

Social bookmarking sites

  • http://delicious.com

  • http://www.connotea.org

  • http://www.simpy.com

  • http://www.stumbleupon.com

  • http://digg.com

  • http://reddit.com

  • http://www.diigo.com

  • http://www.google.com/bookmarks


  • One of the first and most basic sites, pioneered tagging

  • Oxford examples:

    • Vere Harmsworth Library: http://delicious.com/vhllib

    • History Faculty Library: http://delicious.com/HFLOxford

    • Bodleian Law Library: http://delicious.com/lawbod

    • Education Library: http://delicious.com/EDLIBOxford

    • Language Centre Library: http://delicious.com/LanguageLibOxford

    • Sainsbury Library: http://delicious.com/SainsburyLibrary

    • Nuffield College Library: http://delicious.com/NuffieldCollegeLibrary

    • Philosophy Library: http://delicious.com/Oxford_Philosophy_Library

    • Zoology Library: http://delicious.com/zoolib


Network – view other people’s links

Use tags to filter

Saved by others

Notes and tags

Discovering with Delicious

  • Search by keyword

  • Search by tag


  • Subscribe to feeds by user or by tag

  • Share your links

Social cataloguing

  • Make personal lists of books, add notes and tags and share

  • View other people’s lists/libraries

  • View ‘social data’ – other people’s tags, reviews, ratings, recommendations

  • Web version of OCLC’s WorldCat, with web 2.0 features

  • Create personal reading lists with space for notes, RSS feeds

  • Share with others

  • Export as citations

  • Add social data to WorldCat records



Save to personal lists

Export to EndNote/ RefWorks

Save to delicious etc



Add/read reviews


Save to delicious etc

Create and export as bibliography

Add notes

  • Like a WorldCat of personal libraries

  • Catalogue your personal library and show it off with widgets

  • Add and view social data– LT social data is much more comprehensive than My WorldCat

  • Get recommendations

  • Join groups to discuss


Add books

See who else owns it

Filter with tags


Link through to other


View other people’s libraries

Read reviews

Browse by tags

Get recommendations

LibraryThing bells & whistles

RSS feeds

  • RSS = Really Simple Syndication

  • Subscribe to updates from a variety of electronic resources

    • Keep up to date

    • Don’t miss out

    • Save time

RSS feed readers

  • Organise feeds using folders and tags

  • Share single items, entire feeds or bundles of feeds



Add subscriptions

Organise subscriptions

Star items

Share items


  • Look for the RSS icon

  • News sites e.g. Google News, BBC

  • Databases e.g. Business Source Complete

  • Blogs e.g. Financial Times, TechCrunch

  • Social bookmarking sites e.g. del.icio.us

Start pages

  • Redesign the web to suit your needs

  • Create a launch pad for your research

  • http://www.google.com/ig

  • http://www.pageflakes.com/

  • http://www.netvibes.com/


  • Bookmarks

  • Email

  • RSS feeds

  • Search tools

  • To do lists

  • External widgets; social networking, IM

Add gadgets to your homepage

Return to homepage

Search for gadgets

Add to your homepage

Add individual RSS feeds

RSS feeds and news

Web tools

Conclusion: Benefits

  • Information comes to you

  • Save time

  • Content not restricted to one computer

  • Customisable

  • Share information

  • Collective wisdom


  • Organise yourself on the web

    • Save your bookmarks, create reading lists and bibliographies, rationalise your reading, build your own web portal

  • Discover new content and bring the web to you

    • Use the ‘wisdom of crowds’ to filter the best of the web, subscribe to updates

  • Share research and interesting content with others

    • Get back what you put in, make recommendations, work collaboratively

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