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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>http://www.nypl.org/rss/databases.xml</link> <image> <url>http://www.nypl.org/databases/images/onsite.gif</url> <title>The New York Public Library</title> <link>http://www.nypl.org/rss/databases.xml</link> </image>
    • 5. RSS Examples
      • News Feed – NY Times http:// www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/index.html
      • Blogs – Library blogs http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/links/index.php?title=Welcome_to_the_Blogging_Libraries_Wiki
      • Podcasting – WNYC http:// www.wnyc.org/podcasting /
    • 6. RSS Examples II
      • Subscription Databases http://www.library.wisc.edu/alerts/rss-alert-guides.html
      • E-Journals Table of Contents http:// library.usask.ca/ejournals/rss_feeds.php
      • Government Agencies http://www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf/Libraries/RSS_Library.shtml
    • 7. RSS Examples III
      • Library of Congress http:// www.loc.gov/rss /
      • Del.icio.us http:// del.icio.us
      • RSS Feed for Search Terms http:// search.msn.com/docs/help.aspx?t = SEARCH_PROC_UseRSStoSaveanMSNSearchQuery.htm
    • 8. How are libraries using RSS?
      • Promote Events, New Databases, Selected Internet Links http://www.nypl.org/rss/
      • Small Business Feed from The New York Times http:// smallbiz.nypl.org
      • New York Times Book Reviews http:// www.nypl.org /branch/books/
    • 9. Libraries and RSS
      • Catalog, Book Lists, Events http:// www.hclib.org/pub/search/RSS.cfm
      • Research Guides Updates http:// www.kclibrary.org/rss /
      • Del.icio.us Research Guides http:// library.southernct.edu/physbib.htm
    • 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:// www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/?p =74
    • 11. How do I subscribe?
      • Find a News Reader and download the software OR use a Web-based News Reader http://tinyurl.com/5gl6
      • Set up a Bloglines account http:// www.bloglines.com /
      • 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 http://www.syndic8.com
      • Blogstreet http:// www.blogstreet.com/rssdiscovery.html
      • News is Free http:// www.newsisfree.com
      • List of Directories http:// allrss.com/rssdirectories.html
    • 14. How do I search feeds?
      • Feedster http:// www.feedster.com
      • Technorati http:// www.technorati.com
      • Blogdigger http:// www.blogdigger.com/index.html
      • List of Search Engines http:// allrss.com/rsssearch.html
    • 15. RSS Tutorials
      • RSS Video http://tametheweb.com/2007/09/tonight_in_lis768_blogs_rss.html
      • Tufts University – Overview Tutorial http://www.library.tufts.edu/ginn/tutorials/webfeeds/index.html
      • Bloglines for Librarians http:// joy.mollprojects.com/myprojects/rss/quickrss.html
    • 16. Resources
      • RSS 4 Libraries Blog http://www.rss4lib.com
      • Bibliography re: blogging and RSS in Libraries http:// www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/?page_id =93
      • RSS Compendium http:// allrss.com/index.html
    • 17. Thank You
      • Contact Information: Michelle Misner [email_address]