Using EndNote for Social Media Curation

I believe it would be a wonderful feature if EndNote had the capability to create a sharing environment such as Diigo, Storify, and Pinrest.  I find it tiresome to pay to use one of these products effectively.  Our institution subscribes to EndNote and I love the product.  Give our faculty the power to use a curation tool with research and teaching would give us a place in the social media world. Tanya Sasser shows,

Encouraging students to use Storify to create their annotated bibliographies was effective on multiple levels; most significantly, their peers and I were able to monitor and provide immediate formative feedback on the relevancy and reliability of their sources. I was also able to identify overarching issues that students were encountering in locating, interpreting, and engaging with their sources, and address those issues in mini-research lessons during class. As I integrated these lessons and as students reviewed and discussed each other’s annotated bibliographies, they began to locate and Storify more robust and reliable sources and to engage with them in more purposeful ways. Below is an example of one student’s bibliography and an excerpt of our discussion about it. This example demonstrates a rather nuanced approach to the various types of sources, both textual and visual, available to the student and how locating and dialoguing with such sources prompted him to make connections he might never have made had I restricted him to the library databases.”

A great bonus would be that our university would be able to get assistance if needed since it is a supported product.  Many of the free tools have little support. I hope you consider adding this feature to EndNote.

Nancy R. Evans

Instructional Design Specialist

Indiana University of Pennsylvania