- DRRlibrary is an open resource for managing bookmarks for disaster risk reduction resources. Using DRRlibrary you can:
- Store all your favorite links in one place, accessible from anywhere.
- Share your bookmarks with everyone, with friends on your watchlist or just keep them private.
- Tag your bookmarks with as many labels as you want, instead of wrestling with folders.
- Register now to start using DRRlibrary!
- Building on the strengths of existing search engines to catalogue and quickly search resources placed on the Internet for sharing, social tagging provides a shared system for categorizing specific resources. The basic idea is that when people find useful resources on the internet, they can add information -- tags -- to provide cues how that particular resource is related to other resources. By adding such tags they also contribute the resource to the 'virtual library' in that now other individuals can search on these tags to find relevant information.
- For each individual this is similar to the process of creating bookmarks or 'favorites' in a web browser, except that now these bookmarks (tags) will be maintained on a separate website that be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet and even by other users. Taken together, these tags also begin to create 'virtual library' of resources like the ProVention library presented in the frame on the below left.
- To start adding your own tags, register and the you can add a bookmark to the webpage that you want to add at the bookmarks section of the DRRlibrary website.
- This is a test page showing different potential features of a Risk Reduction Sourcebook dedicated to disaster risk reduction. In final form the sourcebook will likely make use of a couple of different features:
- key thematic texts: a collaborative set of thematic essays built using a 'wiki' tool. Try the current version.
- shared resource database: a resource tagging tool to create a shared and open database of key DRR resources. Try the tagging tool. There is also a sample test search page that you can try.
- Ultimately these resources might be most interesting if combined on a single site although each could also support the export of information for diverse use by other partners in flexible ways. See a demo of such a page here.
- DRRlibrary is based on an open-source project licensed under the GNU General Public License.
- DRRlibrary supports most of the del.icio.us API. Almost all of the neat tools made for that system can be modified to work with DRRlibrary instead. If you find a tool that won't let you change the API address, ask the creator to add this setting. You never know, they might just do it.