Our main library site has always had a section called Sites We Like, which is a compendium of web links organized by topic. Links to government sites, reference sites, science sites--things we figured our patrons would find usable and helpful. I'm in the process of transferring these links to del.icio.us, a social bookmarking website. The links will be organized by topic, easily accessible, but in a different format. A del.icio.us link will display on our library homepage.
On our deli.cio.us page, there is a chronological list of Internet links to sites we like on the left side of the page, so you can check in anytime and see what's new. On the right side of the screen, you'll see the familiar categories. Deli.cio.us takes advantage of tagging, which assigns pertinent descriptive words to a link--words you might use in a search. The tags are grouped under categories. So under Mythology, you might see tags like Norse, Greek, Roman, etc. Click on a tag and the related link or links will display.
It's much simpler than my description makes it sound. In short, del.icio.us is a way to display and organize Internet links.
Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking site. This means that we'll be able to connect with links other libraries or individuals have added and you'll get the benefit of all that additional knowledge. We hope you'll find all this useful and usable.
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Please alert us to websites you find useful and informative. We love patron input.