RSS For Success!

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Brief presentation on ways to use an RSS reader like Bloglines to keep track of feeds from a variety of places online, and some suggestions on how to make Bloglines easily accessible and therefore more useful as well.

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RSS For Success!

  1. 1. RSS for Success! (worst… title… ever…)
  2. 2. What’s RSS?
  3. 3. RSS Readers <ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul>
  4. 4. RSS Feeds to add to your collection: <ul><li>LIBRARY RELATED: </li></ul><ul><li>Infodoodads </li></ul><ul><li>Gather No Dust </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian In Black </li></ul><ul><li>Shifted Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Unshelved </li></ul><ul><li>OTHER COOL STUFF: </li></ul><ul><li>Boing Boing </li></ul><ul><li>Wired News </li></ul><ul><li>Science Daily </li></ul><ul><li>Seth’s Blog </li></ul>
  5. 5. Combine with del.icio.us Subscribe to a tag from a specific user, or subscribe to a tag from all of del.icio.us
  6. 6. Combine with Firefox <ul><li>Make a new “start-up” folder on your browser. </li></ul><ul><li>Add your reader of choice. Or both. </li></ul><ul><li>Every morning “Open All In Tabs” </li></ul><ul><li>Check your feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out what to do with all that extra time. </li></ul><ul><li>Looks like this: </li></ul>
  7. 8. Bloglines opens with the rest of your frequently used sites.
  8. 9. Libraries use RSS to tell patrons: <ul><li>New books by genre, subgenre </li></ul><ul><li>Library events by location, topic </li></ul><ul><li>Library news </li></ul><ul><li>What else? Community info, websites to browse, etc. </li></ul>

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