Tuesday, 29 June 2010


The WRN team now have a delicious site available at http://delicious.com/welshrepositorynetwork

Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages centrally. For more information about social bookmarking a useful explanation is available on Wikipedia.

Here in the WRN offices we started to use delicious to gather together sites of potential interest to us internally as a project team, but we've quickly come to realise that having access to these links would also be of use to the wider repository community within Wales.

screen shot of delicious site

There are various ways of exploring content on delicious, I find one of the most useful is to use the tags list from the right hand menu to look at sites gathered together under various themes. This will quickly take you out and beyond the sites we've gathered at WRN into the wider collection of URLs from the whole site.

As with many other Web 2.0 tools making them useful and developing a useful community actually takes a lot of effort - and to be honest our work on populating the site with links to date has been sporadic. It is another of those changes to the way we work and think that doesn't yet happen automatically. However, with time we hope to improve this situation and keep adding useful sites as we come across them.

If you know of any sites that would be useful to add to our page, or if you would like to become an active contributor to our site, then please just drop us a line via the usual email wrnstaff@aber.ac.uk.

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