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  • 1. Web 2.0 Workshops Digital Libraries, RSS Feeds, and Podcasts
  • 2. Blog Update
    • Welcome to the blogosphere !
  • 3. Digital Libraries
    • What is a digital library?
    • Libraries in the electronic realm
    • Extension to broader user group
    • Public domain material versus copyright protected
  • 4. Google Books
    • Created in 2002
    • Catalogue the world of books
    • “Buy this Book” or “Borrow this Book”
    • Google Books Library
    • Google Books
  • 5. Project Guttenberg
    • ebooks and musical scores
    • Completely maintained by volunteers
    • 10,000 titles in various languages
    • LibriVox
    • Audio books
    • Completely maintained by volunteers
    • Read and upload
  • 6. RSS Feeds and Aggregators
  • 7. RSS Feeds and Aggregators
    • XML file formats
    • Deliver updated web content
  • 8.
    • <?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;UTF-8&quot; ?> <rss version=&quot;2.0&quot;> <channel> <title>RSS Example</title> <description>This is an example of an RSS feed</description> <link></link> <lastBuildDate>Mon, 28 Aug 2006 11:12:55 -0400 </lastBuildDate> <pubDate>Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate> <item> <title>Item Example</title> <description>This is an example of an Item</description> <link></link> <guid isPermaLink=&quot;false&quot;> 1102345</guid> <pubDate>Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400</pubDate> </item> </channel> </rss>
  • 9. RSS Aggregators
    • XML format conversion to a readable format
    • “pulls in” updates
    • Basic information
    • Order from newest to oldest
    • Title, description, link
    • Browser-based readers
    • Web-based readers (customizable portals)
  • 10. Podcasts
    • Similar to RSS feeds
    • Digital audio for your MP3 player or computer
    • Commercial
    • CBC Radio , HBO , CNN
    • Library
    • Arizona State University , Washington State University
  • 11. Activities
    • Sign up for a Google Reader
    • To sign up “google” Google Reader and select the link
    • You will need an email address and user name to sign up
    • Look at webpages that you normally visit and add their RSS Feeds to your aggregator
  • 12.  
  • 13. Find an RSS Feed Click on the icon to add the RSS feed. Remember the icons may look different on different pages.
  • 14. There are two ways to sign-up for the feed. You can simply click the “Add to Google Reader” and follow the instructions or copy the url above.
  • 15. Add an RSS Feed The “address” information you took from the RSS Feed page can be put in this “Add Subscription” box. Then select the “Add” button. This will add the RSS feed to your aggregator.
  • 16. Add Feeds!
    • Go to websites you visit regularly
    • Check if they have RSS feeds
    • Add the feeds to your Google Reader
    • **Remember**
    • Check your reader daily instead of the website!