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WISER: Technology ToolsGetting Organised on the Web

Jane Rawson, Vere Harmsworth Library

Emma Cragg, Sainsbury Library

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Web 2.0

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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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  • 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

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Network – view other people’s links

Use tags to filter

Saved by others

Notes and tags

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Discovering with Delicious

  • Search by keyword

  • Search by tag


  • Subscribe to feeds by user or by tag

  • Share your links

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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

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Save to personal lists

Export to EndNote/ RefWorks

Save to delicious etc



Add/read reviews

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Save to delicious etc

Create and export as bibliography

Add notes

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  • 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


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Add books

See who else owns it

Filter with tags

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Link through to other


View other people’s libraries

Read reviews

Browse by tags

Get recommendations

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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

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RSS feed readers

  • Organise feeds using folders and tags

  • Share single items, entire feeds or bundles of feeds



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Add subscriptions

Organise subscriptions

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Star items

Share items

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  • 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

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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/

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  • Bookmarks

  • Email

  • RSS feeds

  • Search tools

  • To do lists

  • External widgets; social networking, IM

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Return to homepage

Search for gadgets

Add to your homepage

Add individual RSS feeds

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Conclusion: Benefits

  • Information comes to you

  • Save time

  • Content not restricted to one computer

  • Customisable

  • Share information

  • Collective wisdom

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  • 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