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Fire Service Current Awareness Services Using Yahoo Pipes

  1. 1. InFire 2010 ConferenceCurrent Awareness Services for our Fire Service Stakeholders Using Yahoo Pipes<br />Edward Metz (MLIS, MA)<br />Head Librarian<br />National Emergency Training Center Library<br />Tel: 301-447-1046<br />email – edward.metz@dhs.gov<br />
  2. 2. NETC LibraryYour All-Hazards Information Portal<br />Connecting first responder leaders to first responder knowledge since 1978.<br />Comprehensive all-hazards collections<br />Online catalog available to researchers 24/7<br />Subject bibliographies & pathfinders<br />Special online resource pages<br />Fire Prevention, Public Education Exchange<br />Executive Fire Officer Resource Page<br />First Responder Dissertations/Theses Search<br />Over18,000 downloadable reports, articles, books and papers<br />
  3. 3. NETC LibraryAll-Hazards Information – USFA Social Media<br />USFA on Twitter<br />Focus on FEMA – USFA Blog<br />USFA on Google Books<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes - Overview<br />Where is the value in providing a current awareness service?<br />Adds value to our web presence<br />Who better than information professionals should identify, organize and disseminate timely information of value to the fire service community?<br />There are some 1.3 million or more members of the fire service community in the United States. What better way to reach them than over the web with info they can trust and potentially use?<br />
  5. 5. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes - Overview<br />Fire prevention community<br />Sprinklers <br />smoke alarms <br />Fire codes/inspections<br />Fire-safe cigarettes<br />CO detectors<br />Novelty/toy lighters <br />Campaigns/Fire prevention efforts<br />Wildfire Safety<br />Campus fire safety<br />More fire safety news<br />International fire safety news<br />
  6. 6. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes - Overview<br />Yahoo Pipes:<br />Free web tool for mashing up RSS feeds using a visual editor<br />Just need a Yahoo account <br />Don’t have to necessarily create from scratch. You can clone any publicly available Pipe and adapt it to your needs.<br />But its easy and fun to do on your own as well<br />
  7. 7. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes - Overview<br />Yahoo Pipes:<br /><ul><li>You can easily publish or export your Pipe output to the web</li></li></ul><li>Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes - Overview<br />Getting started:<br />Sign up for a yahoo account if you don’t already have one<br />Check out the Yahoo Pipes tutorials<br />Identify a topic you want to monitor for your stakeholders <br />Identify or create information streams related to your topic<br />
  8. 8. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes - Overview<br />Yahoo Pipes:<br /><ul><li>What’s underneath the hood?
  9. 9. Canvas pane
  10. 10. Library pane
  11. 11. Debugger pane
  12. 12. Add modules to the canvas and connect them together to create your pipe</li></li></ul><li>Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes – Info Sources<br />Bring in multiple streams of information into one single source<br />News searches (Google/Yahoo)<br />Journals/Magazine RSS feeds<br />Databases (Ebsco/Proquest/Gale etc..)<br />Apply filters (e.g.keywords in title, date range)<br />Provides a single output stream that you can then monitor or repackage for distribution<br />
  13. 13. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes – Info Sources<br />Information sources – <br />Fire and emergency service RSS feeds<br />Here’s one place to start<br />
  14. 14. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes – Info Sources<br />Information sources – <br />Fire and emergency service RSS feeds<br />Copy the RSS feed url from the browser bar<br />
  15. 15. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes – Info Sources<br />Information sources – <br />News feeds - Google News, Yahoo News<br /> 1<br /> 2<br /> 3<br />
  16. 16. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes – Info Sources<br />Copy the Google RSS feed url from the browser bar<br />
  17. 17. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes<br />Fetch Feed Module<br />As you identify or generate RSS feeds you’ll want to bring them into your new Pipe<br />
  18. 18. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes<br />Add RSS feeds<br />
  19. 19. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes<br />Filtering for best results – <br />Permit<br />Block<br />
  20. 20. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes<br />Sort by date in reverse chronological order<br />
  21. 21. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes<br />Start connecting the functions to create your pipe<br />
  22. 22. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes<br />Connect the sort function to output and click on the output module<br />To then see the results click on save and run pipe<br />
  23. 23. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes<br />Now everything is connected, we’ve selected source output and the Run this Pipe link<br />
  24. 24. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes<br />Now you can view your results or export them.<br />
  25. 25. Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes<br /><ul><li>Fire Prevention News Weekly Roundup - subscribe
  26. 26. E-parade
  27. 27. FMDIGEST
  28. 28. National Fire and Life Safety Education
  29. 29. NETC Library Weekly Update Listserv </li></li></ul><li>Current Awareness ServicesRSS/Yahoo Pipes<br /><ul><li>All Hazards News Weekly Roundup - subscribe
  30. 30. Selected All-Hazards related articles and reports appearing in the past week in the news media or published thru government and non-governmental sources.</li></li></ul><li>More you can do with PipesMap Mashups– RSS/Yahoo Pipes<br />More things you can do with Yahoo Pipes – map mashups<br />Here is an example of what I did with civilian fire casualties for September 2009<br />
  31. 31. More you can do with PipesMap Mashups– RSS/Yahoo Pipes<br />You can export the KML file from Yahoo and import it into Google Maps<br />Here are the civilian fire casualties September 2009<br />
  32. 32. LRC UpdatesLatest from the LRC and Around the Web<br />LRC News and Information RSS feed<br />Twitter: http://twitter.com/usfire<br />Weekly GovDelivery emails<br />
  33. 33. Ask an LRC LibrarianGot a question? Research requests? We can help<br />Call (800) 638-1821<br />Fax: (301) 447-3217<br />Or Email: netclrc@dhs.gov<br />NETC Learning Resource Center<br />Your All-Hazards Information Portal<br />
  34. 34. Emergency<br />Management<br />Institute<br />U.S. Fire<br />Administration<br />
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