Friday, May 30, 2008

Tag Cleaner

Bring some consistency to your tagging with Delicious Tag Cleaner
What would a "Delicious Tag Cleaner" be? It is tool for removing unnecessary tags from your account....

If you're like me, you probably have thousands of bookmarks collected over years and years of web surfing and hundreds of tags used to describe them. But the thing is that over these months/years you haven't been able to come up with a consistent taxonomy for your tags.

I have, for example, dozens of different tags for expressing links related to software development: "dev", "devel", "development" etc.

So this tool can suggest you tags to be merged together, so you can choose one by one and have this tool to merge the chosen tags on your delicious account.
As you clean-up tags doesn't that remove them from the stream-of-consciousness thing? Aren't they losing their value and becoming subject headings? Poor ones at that.

Statement of International Cataloguing Principles

A reminder from IFLA about the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles.
This is a reminder announcement that the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles developed by the five IFLA Meetings of Experts on an International Cataloguing Code is now available for worldwide review and comment.

A vote form is also available there and can be used by anyone to indicate whether they approve the statement or not and to make comments. The form can be printed out, filled in, and faxed, or it can be filled in electronically and sent as an e-mail attachment.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

2.0 Speaking Opportunities

Any folks who want to represent the library community in an eduction 2.0 setting should check out CR 2.0. They are having a series of 20 workshops around the U.S. and are using an unconference format. Go to their website and suggest a topic and the folks attending vote on what they want to hear. Even if you don't become a facilitator for the discussion, at least they have seen that libraries are part of eduction 2.0. Just participating in the discussion might open some eyes to the role of libraries in education.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tagging @ NASA

NASA is sporting a tag cloud on their home page. It is generated from words used to search the site. Look to the right a bit down. It sports a nice star field background.