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Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research.

Social hack of Delicious

So you’ve probably noticed these little icons () floating around our site and perhaps wondered what they are. Those are delicious icons and appear whenever there’s a word on the page within the FGI site that matches a delicious tag set up in one of our delicious accounts. You can see what we’re tagging at the delicious FGI page.

We’d like to ask for your help. We’re testing out a social hack of delicious by creating and using some common tags — a controlled vocabulary if you will! If you’d like to help us out, start using the common tags listed below. That way, whenever someone tags a Web resource with, for example, “FGI:blogroll”, it’ll show up here and the whole FGI community can work together to collect Web sites and resources of interest. The other way you can help is by using the tag “for:freegovinfo” which will automatically send the link that you’ve tagged to our delicious account.

We’re not sure yet what will be the outcome of this little test, but we’re hoping that this little test will provide an outlet for a geographically dispersed group with common interests to collaboratively collect and describe the Websites that they come across in their daily Web meanderings and work.

Please comment on this post if you have questions or comments about this project or want to suggest further tags.


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