Many Oxford libraries have been using Delicious to save useful websites and resources for their readers. Recently, rumours have been circulating that Delicious may be shut down by Yahoo, the company that owns it. Yahoo themselves have said that they would like to sell it off. Delicious is a long-standing web 2.0 service that is relied upon by many libraries elsewhere in the world as well as all sorts of other web users, and it would be a real shame if we lost it, but as with all web services, this is always a risk. If you are using Delicious either personally or for your library, please rest assured that the Web 2.0 Working Party is monitoring the situation and investigating alternatives to recommend in case it does shut down. One thing you can and should do now is to back-up your bookmarks so that you will not lose them if the site closes and will be able to transfer them to a new site. You can do this by going to 'settings' and then 'export/back-up bookmarks'. It would be a good idea to get in the habit of doing this regularly.

We will continue to post information on the Web 2.0 Wiki and here on the 23 Things blog.  

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