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    • 1. RSS and Libraries Michelle Misner NYLA Conference October 19, 2007
    • 2. Contents
      • What is RSS?
      • What content is RSS-ified?
      • How are libraries using RSS?
      • Why should I subscribe to RSS feeds?
      • How do I subscribe to feeds?
      • How do I find feeds?
      • How do I search feeds?
    • 3. What is RSS?
      • Stands for “Really Simple Syndication”
      • Content from the Web which is parsed into an XML, RSS or RDF file
      • Can only be read with a news aggregator or news reader
      • Can’t be read in a browser on its own
      • Look for the orange XML button or the Firefox RSS icon
    • 4. Sample RSS code <?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;utf-8&quot; ?> <rss version=&quot;2.0&quot;> <channel> <title>New Databases at NYPL</title> <description>List of recent additions to the Databases and Indexes subscription and free databases at The New York Public Library</description> <copyright>Copyright The New York Public Library</copyright> <link></link> <image> <url></url> <title>The New York Public Library</title> <link></link> </image>
    • 5. RSS Examples
      • News Feed – NY Times http://
      • Blogs – Library blogs
      • Podcasting – WNYC http:// /
    • 6. RSS Examples II
      • Subscription Databases
      • E-Journals Table of Contents http://
      • Government Agencies
    • 7. RSS Examples III
      • Library of Congress http:// /
      • http://
      • RSS Feed for Search Terms http:// = SEARCH_PROC_UseRSStoSaveanMSNSearchQuery.htm
    • 8. How are libraries using RSS?
      • Promote Events, New Databases, Selected Internet Links
      • Small Business Feed from The New York Times http://
      • New York Times Book Reviews http:// /branch/books/
    • 9. Libraries and RSS
      • Catalog, Book Lists, Events http://
      • Research Guides Updates http:// /
      • Research Guides http://
    • 10. Why should I subscribe?
      • Browsing the Web is obsolete
      • Make the Web work for you by having the content come to you
      • Keep up-to-date in your areas of interest
      • Saves time checking sites for updates
      • Manage discussion lists: http:// =74
    • 11. How do I subscribe?
      • Find a News Reader and download the software OR use a Web-based News Reader
      • Set up a Bloglines account http:// /
      • Set up a My Yahoo! account
      • Add a Live Bookmark in the Firefox browser
    • 12. 3 Steps to Adding Feeds
      • Find the feed in your topic of interest
      • Click on the feed URL
      • Copy and paste the URL into your news reader
    • 13. How do I find feeds?
      • Syndic8
      • Blogstreet http://
      • News is Free http://
      • List of Directories http://
    • 14. How do I search feeds?
      • Feedster http://
      • Technorati http://
      • Blogdigger http://
      • List of Search Engines http://
    • 15. RSS Tutorials
      • RSS Video
      • Tufts University – Overview Tutorial
      • Bloglines for Librarians http://
    • 16. Resources
      • RSS 4 Libraries Blog
      • Bibliography re: blogging and RSS in Libraries http:// =93
      • RSS Compendium http://
    • 17. Thank You
      • Contact Information: Michelle Misner [email_address]