I’ve been reading Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals by Ellyssa Kroski, and I just finished the chapter on “Social Cataloging.” I hadn’t run across the term before, but I did have some of the sites she listed bookmarked already. These are the sites she lists:
I can’t imagine taking the time to catalog all my books, but these sites might be useful for my students when they are doing research.
The book is easy to read and comprehensive. Will Richardson‘s Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms is getting rather dated. Kroski’s book is pretty current, though obviously published after the recent changes to Delicious, but unfortunately it’s written for librarians not educators. We need another similar book, with examples and case studies, written for higher ed faculty.