Tag Archives: Library 2.0

Week 8 – Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati

This week we’ll be looking more closely at del.icio.us and Technorati, two Web 2.0 applications that take serious advantage of tagging (we’ve already looked at a few –Flickr, LibraryThing, and blogs all use tags). Tagging allows you to associate keywords with online content – webpages, pictures, posts, etc. It is considered a folksonomy – an unstructured categorization scheme. We’ll also be reading and blogging about a few perspectives on Library 2.0.

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Week 7 – Play Week

Hello all you followers of Vermont’s 23 Things!

I hope you are feeling refreshed after the Catch-up Week.

Did you enjoy playing with photos and images in Week 3? Then you’ll enjoy this week’s exploration of more image-related tools with Thing 12: Play around with an online image generator.

Do you love books? Thing 13: Take a look at LibraryThing and catalog some of your books. Don’t forget to take a look at http://www.librarything.com/wiki.index.php/Help_in_Haiku

For those of you who have just stumbled on this program: it’s still not too late to participate. Spend some time with the first few things, create a blog to record your Vermont’s 23 Things thoughts and adventures, and send me (mara.siegel@mail.dol.state.vt.us) the link to have it added to the still growing list on the Participant Blogs page.

Lesson 8 – Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati

For this lesson we’ll be looking more closely at del.icio.us and Technorati, two Web 2.0 applications that take serious advantage of tagging (we’ve already looked at a few –Flickr, LibraryThing, and blogs all use tags). Tagging allows you to associate keywords with online content – webpages, pictures, posts, etc. It is considered a folksonomy – an unstructured categorization scheme. We’ll also be reading and blogging about a few perspectives on Library 2.0.

Lesson 2 – Blogging

Hey everyone!

It’s Week 2 of Vermont’s 23 Things! If you’re moving on to Lesson 2, this week’s adventure is Blogging. Set up your blog and send me (mara.siegel@mail.dol.state.vt.us) the link to have it added to the growing list on the Participant Blogs page.

VSLA 2.0 sites

For all of the school librarians in the crowd, VSLA is using several 2.0 tools.

Blogs (Lesson 2) & RSS (Lesson 4): The VSLA blog has an RSSRSS feed.

Flickr (Lesson 3): VSLA has a Flickr pool for pictures of school libraries that everyone is welcome to join.

Wikis (Lesson 9): VSLA has a wiki that people can edit – it’s a list of acronyms that would be helpful for all school librarians.

Thanks to Pam Burke (The SurRural Librarian) for this news.