Managing And Sharing Information

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  • Also mention LIS RSS feeds – Electronic Resources newsletter, subject blogs, LIS Web Refresh blog, WIRE
  • Managing And Sharing Information

    1. 1. Managing and sharing information: using RSS and web tools Jo Alcock Resources Librarian
    2. 2. Session Aims <ul><li>Introduce RSS and how to use </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce bookmarking, tagging, sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Share my experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Have a go of using these technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how they can be used in teaching and research </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is RSS? <ul><li>RSS = Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>RSS enables you to subscribe to many web sources so that updated information comes directly to you. </li></ul>
    4. 4. How can I use RSS? <ul><li>Web-based reader </li></ul><ul><li>Check RSS feeds from any internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Use web browser to check for new items </li></ul><ul><li>Greater social options e.g. sharing, following, tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop-based reader </li></ul><ul><li>Located on a particular computer (e.g. home PC) </li></ul><ul><li>Use desktop software to check for new items </li></ul><ul><li>Greater customisation options e.g. filtering, personalisation </li></ul>
    5. 5. What can I use RSS for?
    6. 6. Example RSS sources
    7. 7. Google Reader
    8. 8. Bookmarking, Tagging and Sharing <ul><li>Bookmarking: saving favourite web links </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging: descriptive words to help locate links again </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing: with students, colleagues, research partners </li></ul>
    9. 9. Sharing from RSS <ul><li>Use Google Reader to share items with friends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag items from RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add notes – useful for referring back to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish shared items on the web for others to see </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable comments to discuss useful articles with those you share with </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Sharing from RSS
    11. 11. Sharing web resources <ul><li>Delicious to share web resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag with general tags (e.g. education) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag with specific tags (e.g. cofhe09) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send to other delicious users (or email) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Sharing academic resources <ul><li>EndNote Web to share academic resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create groups of resources to share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set permission levels so that other can add and edit group resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.myendnoteweb.com </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Have a go! Managing and sharing information exercises
    14. 14. References and useful URLs <ul><li>Common Craft (2007) RSS in Plain English [online]. [Accessed 17 January 2010]. Available at: <http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/15/0klgLsSxGsU> . </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader – http://www.google.com/reader </li></ul><ul><li>FeedDemon - http://www.newsgator.com/individuals/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Tictocs – http://www.tictocs.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Zetoc RSS - http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/rssjnllist.html </li></ul><ul><li>BBC RSS - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3223484.stm </li></ul><ul><li>Google Alerts – http://www.google.com/alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious – http://www.delicious.com </li></ul><ul><li>EndNote Web – http://www.myendnoteweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Digital literacy wiki – http://www.wlvdiglit.pbworks.com </li></ul>

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