Alan Cann School of Biological Sciences University of Leicester http://bit.ly/AJCann
such as blogs, news, table of contents, twitter feeds, friendfeed posts, social bookmarking
Folksonomy: tagging “on the fly” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folksonomy Folksonomy (also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging) is the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content. In contrast to traditional subject indexing, metadata is not only generated by experts but also by creators and consumers of the content. Freely chosen keywords are used instead of a controlled vocabulary.
RSS feed of Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) - participants tag new developments in OA using Connotea and the resulting feed is ready for other feeds and on line readers.
RSS feeds – What are they and how can they help my research? Digital Researchers Branwen Hide March 15 th , 2010
Paste a feed url into the subscription box in your RSS reader
RSS vs email alerts http://libguides.mit.edu/rss Common, particularly with TOC common;Bloglines can convert email alerts to RSS feeds Availability Similar to RSS feeds Depends on platform and some can be customized Interface Basic filtering by setting up ‘rules’ More detailed filtering systems Managing information Sent directly to your email – but can over load your inbox with multiple subscriptions Depending on reader no integration with email – so multiple platforms to keep track off Segregate or integrate New account of each subscription subscription to feed is generally anonymous Login/registration Email Alerts RSS Feeds