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  • Overview Research Tools Turning Search into Research Darlene Fichter Data Library Services, U of S Library November 15, 2004
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  • Social Bookmarking Tools What are they? What features do they offer?
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  • Features Offer more the standard bookmarking Ability to bookmark any site with two clicks Accessible from any computer Accessible by anybody By default, links are public unless marked private Searchable personal archive Local Cache Furl will keep a cache of the pages/documents you keep. Spurl - 150Kb
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  • Sharing/Learning with Others Whats hot Spurl, furl, del.icio.us, and feedmelinks create lists of active and popular resources
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  • Tagging Tools like de.licio.us and flickr, a social photography tool, make it easy to add keywords or tags Other tools have more sophisticated schemes and support multi-word categories (furl) and hierarchical structures (Spurl)
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  • Hierarchy
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  • Recommendation Services Built-in recommender systems Item Level: Who else has added this item and what comments did they make Leads to discovery of people with like interests Profile Level
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  • Subscribing to Someones Bookmarks View online when logged in RSS feed All bookmarks At the topic level By email Daily digest
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  • Productivity Tools Thumbnail Tools: BugMeNot, TinyUrl Pre-populated Searches
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  • Lazy Blogger / Webmaster Post your links to your blog Post bookmark folders on your web site for departmental news, etc.
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  • Insert JavaScript to Display Bookmarks
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  • More features such as Export: Furl XML format Zip archive of your saved documents Internet Explorer favorites format Mozilla/Netscape bookmarks format MLA citation format APA citation format Chicago citation format CBE citation format BibTeX citation format
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  • Risks - Hosted Applications Stability Longevity Security Export your database
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  • Are Social Bookmarks for You? Definitely the right tool for some jobs My case 3 workplaces, multiple computers, browsers Travel Write and need cached copies Need to share publish to web, by email Need to Keep Found Things Found
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  • Questions? Find out more on social bookmarking tools? Check my furl: www.furl.net/members/fichterwww.furl.net/members/fichter Change drop down to Social Software Bookmarks Resource ListResource List Article in Online September/October 2004 Tools for Finding Things Again -