Social Boookmarking

One intriguing new approach to information sharing among people with like-minded interests is social bookmarking. The Wikipedia defines social bookmarking as "activity performed over a computer network that allows users to save and categorize a personal collection of bookmarks and share them with others. Users may also take bookmarks saved by others and add them to their own collection".

In conjunction with an IAALD blog, we are experimenting with social bookmarks as a way to index and categorise agricultural information - see The list below is of recently added bookmarks to this account.

If others are interested to join, they should open their own accounts on and begin to bookmark relevant web content of interest to the community. For sharing purposes, it is important to use the same tags for items bookmarked. Agreeing a core list of such tags - that could also connect to established ontologies taxonomies - would be an interesting task for a group of interested IAALD enthusiasts. Interested people can contact Peter Ballantyne: peter.ballantyne AT