- Voices For The Library Links (aggregates any links the @ukpling account tweets or is mentioned in)
- @Barnardos Stories & News (aggregates any links the @Barnardos account tweets or is mentioned in)
- Visual disability Charity Links (aggregates any links various corporate accounts for visual disabilities eg ClarityEFBP OR RNC_official OR rnib OR eyeresearch OR _vao OR guidedogs OR Sightsavers; tweet or are mentioned in)
- Love Libraries! Save Libraries! (aggregates twitter links that mention #savelibraries, #lovelibraries, Voices For the Library; and also realted keywords on Facebook)
- Surrey Libraries Updates (aggregates any links various Surrey Libraries Twitter accounts tweet or are mentioned in)
- Extra Loud Library Voices (aggregates links tweeted by various library campaign Twitter accounts)
- Delete articles that aren’t relevant.
- Move more relevant articles to the top of paper to highlight them as key stories/links/news items.
- Add an editorial comment – useful for letting readers know what subject coverage is in your paper.li, or maybe you want to point readers to specific websites related to your paper.
- Click on “i” that appears under an article it shows other paper.li users that have picked up this article and also other Twitter users that have mentioned this article in a tweet. This is extremely useful for identifying other Twitter users interested in the same subjects/topics as you.
- Click on Twitter user associated with a link in your paper.li and interact with them as you would via Twitter. ie retweet, reply, follow, etc.
- Add a background image to your paper.li
All of these features enable users to present a much more relevant/tailored paper.
The relevance of a paper.li paper also not only depends on where/how you pull the links in, but also where that information is displayed and presented. For example, the “Voices For The Library” and “Extra Loud Library Voices” are tweeted via my own personal Twitter account and via the @ukpling account. Having it tweeted via @ukpling generates much more interest than if it’s tweeted from my account. The key is to be able to tweet the information from an account the links relate to. eg Barnardos, Visual Disability Charities, Surrey Libraries. Tweeting from the Surrey Libraries account won’t be a problem, but it would be so much better if I could arrange for Barnardos, etc to tweet the charity links related to their aims.
The new functions paper.li has added have made the service so much more useable, but the best paper.li’s will still be the ones that people put in the effort to set up and manage correctly.