Experiments in academic social book marking with Unalog

Daniel Chudnov (Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
Jeffrey Barnett (Integrated Library Technical Services, Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
Raman Prasad (Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
Matthew Wilcox (Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 1 December 2005



The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Unalog software system, a free and open source toolkit for social book marking in academic environments.


The history, objectives, features, and technical design of Unalog is presented, along with a discussion of planned enhancements.


The Unalog system has been very useful for information sharing among members of the digital library community and a group of beta testers at Yale University, leading its developers to plan several new features and to capitalize on opportunities for integration with other campus systems.


This paper describes a freely available toolkit, which can be used to provide new services through libraries to academic communities, and how those new services might be enhanced by merging the potential they offer for easier information sharing with long‐standing practices of librarianship.



Chudnov, D., Barnett, J., Prasad, R. and Wilcox, M. (2005), "Experiments in academic social book marking with Unalog", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 23 No. 4, pp. 469-480. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378830510636274

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