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Del.ici.ous @ UCF

UCF Librarians are always on the lookout for new ways to reach our users and promote our online collection. Instead of waiting for the Internet Generation to come to us we are going to them - with Web 2.0 technologies. Most recently Athena Hoeppner and Aysegul Kapucu started a project to use the popular social bookmarking site, del.icio.us, to connect students and faculty to hand-picked databases.

What is Del.icio.us and Social Bookmarking?

Del.icio.us (pronounced as "delicious") is a web service where individuals can create, store, and share links. It is similar to IE Favorites or Firefox Bookmarks, but online and sharable. Once you place a bookmark into del.icio.us you can customize it with tags. Tags can be anything from descriptive keywords, to evaluations, to project names any text that will help you organize and share the bookmark. The Libraries has an account with bookmarks the databases collection: http://del.icio.us/ucflibrary.

How will del.icio.us. Help Library Patrons?

The real benefit of the Libraries' del.icio.us project results from tags that identify specific databases selected for an individual or class. For example, Professor Smith decides to distribute a list of recommended databases and online journals to her students. She can ask a librarian to tag the selected databases and journals with her course name (i.e. PSY3213). Professor Smith and her students could reach the chosen databases and journals by going to http://del.icio.us/ucflibrary/psy3213.

For more information on the UCF Libraries del.icio.us project contact Athena Hoeppner and Aysegul Kapucu:

athena@mail.ucf.edu, 407-823-5049
akapucu@mail.ucf.edu, 407-823-1218

How you can use Del.ici.ous?

Anyone can have a del.icio.us account. Some uses for an account

  • Filter and manage personal and professional bookmarks
  • Build reading lists and other course material
  • RSS feed your bookmarks into blogs and class pages
  • Discover resources bookmarked by others
  • Build knowledge networks of people with compatible interests

Try del.icio.us for yourself and ask a librarian how del.icio.us/work for you.

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