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If anyone is using at their library, specifically as a component of their webpage, please email at

I have some interest at my library and need to show some good examples.
Even if was a failure for you let me know that too.


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I moved all important Library pages and our Internet Guide links to But right now, it is "unofficial" since we haven't announced it or incorporated it into the library website. The links are at
Hi James,

Your Delicious sites look wonderful.
Some of my colleagues and I use and FURL in addition to our web resources. See for example this course research guide where I select the most relevant sources for the guide, but link out to my long-list of additional sources:
As soon as our web development software allows us more flexibility to add RSS feeds, I'll add RSS feeds to my research guides to specifically tagged and FURL lists.
Good luck and have fun!
Your site looks wonderful? I mean it doesn't look like the usual Delicious site with the list and how many others have the same thing? it looks more like the guides from your library web page?
Hi Royce,

The WebJunction listserv, Web4lib, has a big discussion on just this topic. I am planning on using delicious for my library's current "suggested web links" page, which is somewhat out of date and badly in need of some TLC.

I'll be interested to watch the discussion here too.

Hi Royce...just emailled ya. My site is!!!
This isn't my library's site, but on my own research site, I use an RSS feed parser to feed by links into my site. Here's an example: (scroll down, and you will see the links. You may have to enable the java script on the page at the bottom of the page...this is a pbwiki issue.) I would like to eventually move my library's research guides into, utilize the rss feeds by tags, and use a parser ( to put the feeds into our Web site. I haven't quite made it this far yet.
We recently added a widget from AddThis to our beta catalog design that allows users to add links to bibliographic records to a variety of social bookmarking sites, including I'm attaching an image of how it looks in our beta catalog.

Penn Tags is the best example of adding social bookmarking utility to a catalog that I've seen. ACRLblog has a post about tagging and libraries from last year.
AddThis looks very cool. Thanks!
I switched my test subject guide (physics) from a Feed2js version of my links to a native scripting. I'm not all the way happy with the formating--the bullets don't always show up properly, but I like having just the one service to depend on.
We are about to use and it has almost nothing to do with our website.

Up to now, we have had 4 phone reference points for 4 separate units of Music, Dance, Theater, and Sound Recordings. Because of decreasing numbers of phone calls (a phenomenon noted by many), we have decided to save staff time by having all calls go to a central phone. Instead of 4 staff on phone duty, now there will be only one. But the librarians answering this phone will need to have knowledge of 4 different disciplines.

To aid them, the committee in charge of implementing this combined phone reference system chose to use, in part because of the ease of use for searching a limited number of tested resources, and because of the tagging features.

Although our account is available to all, many of the links lead to internal pages which are accessible only within our campus, so I'm not sure how useful it will be to the public.

But it will be interesting to see how staff reacts to it. If the reaction is positive, that pushes us a tiny bit further into general acceptance of L2 ideas and techniques.
I have the same question. I am going to use Delicious for my research guides. Has any tried it? If so can you share the URL? I want to see how you did it?


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