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Keeping Current presentation given on Oct. 28, 2008

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CTL Library Day 2008 CTL Library Day 2008 Presentation Transcript

  • Library Day Centre for Teaching & Learning Keeping Current Presented by: Josh Clark, Science Librarian James Joyce Library tel: 716 7646 email: [email_address]
  • email alerts RSS feeds Newspapers Email discussion lists Society/Association Websites blogs Podcasts Subject Gateways Theses/Dissertations Conference proceedings
  • What does the Library offer?
  • New books added to the Library collection
  • Newspapers & UCD Library
    • Yes, we have newspapers! Both online & in print
    • Irish, European….worldwide
    • Go to Library’s website
    • Featuring Lexis Nexis (also available off-campus)
    • Irish Times (& archive), and onlinenewspapers.com
  • We also have information on finding…
    • Conference proceedings
    • Theses/dissertations
    • Subject information (via subject portals)
    • specialist search engines…
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  • Web 2.0 and Library Subject Portals
  • Blogs!
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  • Blogs in Academia
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  • Where do I start looking for blogs?
  • Intute www.intute.ac.uk
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  • Also…
    • Academic blogs portal: www.academicblogs.org
    • Blog Scholar:
    • http://www.blogscholar.com
    • Science Blogs
    • http://scienceblogs.com
    • To name a few….
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  • RSS feeds
  • Keeping Current Using RSS
    • What is RSS?
    • How does it work?
    • How can it help me?
  • RSS - What is It?
    • R eally S imple S yndication
    • Allows web content to be syndicated
    • Bottom line :
    • You don’t have to visit a website in order to view its content
  • RSS – How Does It Work?
    • An RSS document, or “ feed ”, contains a summary of content from a website – title, description and a link to the actual content wherever it resides on the Web
  • RSS – How Does It Work?
    • In order to read these RSS feeds, you need an RSS reader
    • RSS readers can be either Web-based or software you download onto your computer
    • Majority are freely available!
  • RSS – How Does It Work?
    • Wherever you see buttons such as these…
    • It means you can subscribe to the website’s RSS feed and receive updates!
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  • RSS – What’s in it for Me?
    • Advantages
    • Save time
    • Convenience – have all your updates come to one portal
    • Keep updates separate from email (spam, blocked messages, etc.)
    • Don’t have to give out personal details (well, not always at least)
  • RSS – What’s in it for Me?
    • Many publishers are now offering some kind of RSS option for keeping up to date with articles, citations, searches…
  • RSS
    • Some Popular Readers
    • Bloglines
    • Netvibes
    • Google Reader
    • Pageflakes
  • email & RSS
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  • RSS….One Big Drawback (for now!) However….
  • A Drawback
    • Off-campus access to subscribed Library resources via RSS feeds can be a problem!
    • Some resources require authentication when a user is off campus, and RSS cannot cope with this
  • UCD Library has an RSS demo
  • Email discussion lists
  • Email discussion lists
  • Other resources
  • Other resources http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/
  • Other resources http://www.oaister.org/
  • Thanks! Josh Clark , Science Liaison Librarian email: [email_address]