My call for libraries that use del.icio.us netted a few interesting examples. I thought it might be a good idea to post the list of libraries here rather than have you fish around in the comments to find these:
- La Grange Park Library
- Lansing Public Library – syndicates their del.icio.us feed right on their home page (along with their blog feed)!
- Maui Community College Library – syndicates their feed on their “About” page, under the heading “Our Current Interests”. Sounds like a library with living, breathing human beings at work. Imagine! (note: they’re also on MySpace)
- San Mateo Public Library – links organized in Dewey bundles!
- Seldovia Public Library – syndicates their feed in their blog sidebar.
- Thomas Ford Memorial Library – syndicates their feed on a neat little links page.
I had a couple of people email me/comment about using social bookmarking tools like del.icio.us and Furl to collect and share resources amongst staff, which is another great use of the technology, in my opinion. At my library, I co-chair our Web Team with a colleague and since we both do a lot of scouring and hoarding of links, I set up a del.icio.us account as a central location for those links. We’ve got the feed syndicated on a couple of our Web Team pages for all to see (internally, the pages are on our Intranet), and we’ve shared the login details with the rest of the Team in the hope that they will post the results of their web meanderings too. As far as I’m concerned, del.icio.us is easily the simplest, quickest, and most efficient tool out there for this sort of information sharing.