34 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Year first implemented
Range: 2006 to 2008
Pending 2008 2007 2006
Brief description of how the library is using the site.
Subject Guides
“Del.icio.us tags in libguides.”
“Library staff are using Connotea both as a place to store and share citations from their own research and to
create the base of dynamic subject guides. Some librarians put resources in their Connotea account, and then
embed an RSS feed from their Connotea library (or particular tags from their Connotea library) into subject
guides, blog sidebars, course management sites, etc. We are also experimenting with using LibraryThing to
create feeds of new and noteworthy books in the library collection.”
“To collect resources in different areas and use RSS to display in subject guides.”
“The Health Sciences Library uses del.icio.us as a way to create course-specific instructional guides ‘on
the fly’ using course numbers as tags. Other health sciences libraries are also in the network, facilitating
communication among librarians.”
“Displaying tag cloud on subject page in library website. To share information, resources with other
“Several subject libraries and collections (Social Sciences Library, Business Library, Leisure Reading Collection)
use LibraryThing to promote and easily connect users with new books received in specific areas.”
“Generate the tags based on the subject headings. Users cannot add their own tags yet. This feature would
be available in the next software release.”
“As part of Yale’s Sakai course site, a suite of Web. 2.0 tools including a blog and a del.icio.us webliography.”
“Scholar is a social bookmarking site that is integrated into our Blackboard software we teach workshops to
faculty we are integrating bookmarks for library resources so faculty and students can discover them and add
them to their bookmark sites.”
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