#5 Deli.cio.us

Delicious

del.icio.us is a social bookmarking tool where you can store your bookmarks online, and access them from any computer.

It has many features which make it particularly attractive to librarians and educators. You can create ‘networks’ of people whose interests you share. You can create ‘mini’ sites where you can have a cluster of links for a particular topic (or reading list). You can ‘subscribe’ to particular tags or keywords so that you are alerted when new ‘tagged’ sites appear.

It’s a wonderful tool for storing weblinks, and is also a very useful way to explore and annotate the web.

Deli.cio.us Guide

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2 Responses

  1. Yes del.icio.us is a powerful tool for providing users with access to online resources. It empowers us in the eyes of the community when we can not only present the enquirer with print, but links organised by their tasks. I have been using this for over 18 months. I have a library account and it is organised by Key Learning areas/subject/topic/aspect of topic and year level. I maintain this tagging format, and to avoid overload, I hide tasks when they are over for the year. Have a look at a functional online library in delicious at http://del.icio.us/delany_library .

    Jan @ Delany in NSW

  2. Jan,
    I completely agree. Social bookmarking is often overlooked as a mere convenience to have access to your own bookmarks, anywhere. It’s much more than that, and has the potential to become an extremely powerful educational tool. I intend to use it often in the future for various educational tasks.

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