Are there any institutional repositories out there that incorporate social bookmarking tools?
A strong advocacy claim for depositing material in a repository is that this increases access to the material and subsequently increases citation rates. If we’re to look at web citations, wouldn’t adding options to post to del.icio.us, Connotea, CiteULike, etc. on each item record aid in resource discovery of that item and consequently increase the chances of citation?
I know RSS feeds can be set up from repositories, which is a useful alerting service for getting information out. However, I’m thinking of the viral attributes of social bookmarks, widening awareness of an item. The serendipitous discovery of the breadcrumb trail when following one item’s tag or viewing other bookmarks belonging to a person with whom you share a tag.
Adding social bookmarking options can be neatly done. I love the ‘Share and Enjoy’ option on the DigitalKoans blog from Charles Bailey (highly recommended – in fact it’s going on my blogroll). Not everyone uses all of these bookmarking tools, and to be honest there’s little need to use more than one but that’s one way of getting your paper or article bookmarked and collected.
It’s so obvious surely someone has had a crack at it?
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