RSS FOR SCHOLARS  Shana Gass, Carissa Tomlinson Reference Librarians
Introductions <ul><li>Who are we? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference and Instruction Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><l...
Agenda <ul><li>Focus on RSS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is RSS?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Readers  </li></ul></ul...
What the heck is RSS?
What does RSS have to do  with Scholarship? <ul><li>RSS helps keep you current! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest scholarly art...
RSS Readers <ul><li>RSS Reader/ Feed Reader/ Aggregator = technology to read and organize your various RSS feeds </li></ul...
Google Reader <ul><li>Go to:  www.google.com/reader </li></ul>
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    1. 1. RSS FOR SCHOLARS Shana Gass, Carissa Tomlinson Reference Librarians
    2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Who are we? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference and Instruction Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shana Gass </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carissa Tomlinson </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Focus on RSS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is RSS? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Readers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hands on Practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS for scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly journal/article feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Websites/ Blogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What the heck is RSS?
    5. 5. What does RSS have to do with Scholarship? <ul><li>RSS helps keep you current! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest scholarly articles on particular topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal table of contents as soon as they are available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow other scholars’ blogs, websites or RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share article citations, web pages, comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feed RSS into Blackboard for students </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. RSS Readers <ul><li>RSS Reader/ Feed Reader/ Aggregator = technology to read and organize your various RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>3 Types of RSS Readers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop Reader – Lives on your hard drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only available on one computer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can sometimes be read off-line </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BlogBridge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug-in Reader – Lives on your browser or email client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generally only available on one computer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does not require visiting an additional software or website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outlook, Firefox </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web based Reader – Lives on the web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requires you to visit a website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available on any computer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines, Google Reader </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Google Reader <ul><li>Go to: www.google.com/reader </li></ul>
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