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RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
RSS and Libraries - NYLA 2007
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    • 1. RSS and Libraries Michelle Misner NYLA Conference October 19, 2007
    • 2. Contents <ul><li>What is RSS? </li></ul><ul><li>What content is RSS-ified? </li></ul><ul><li>How are libraries using RSS? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should I subscribe to RSS feeds? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I subscribe to feeds? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find feeds? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I search feeds? </li></ul>
    • 3. What is RSS? <ul><li>Stands for “Really Simple Syndication” </li></ul><ul><li>Content from the Web which is parsed into an XML, RSS or RDF file </li></ul><ul><li>Can only be read with a news aggregator or news reader </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t be read in a browser on its own </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the orange XML button or the Firefox RSS icon </li></ul>
    • 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 <ul><li>News Feed – NY Times http:// www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs – Library blogs http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/links/index.php?title=Welcome_to_the_Blogging_Libraries_Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting – WNYC http:// www.wnyc.org/podcasting / </li></ul>
    • 6. RSS Examples II <ul><li>Subscription Databases http://www.library.wisc.edu/alerts/rss-alert-guides.html </li></ul><ul><li>E-Journals Table of Contents http:// library.usask.ca/ejournals/rss_feeds.php </li></ul><ul><li>Government Agencies http://www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf/Libraries/RSS_Library.shtml </li></ul>
    • 7. RSS Examples III <ul><li>Library of Congress http:// www.loc.gov/rss / </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us http:// del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed for Search Terms http:// search.msn.com/docs/help.aspx?t = SEARCH_PROC_UseRSStoSaveanMSNSearchQuery.htm </li></ul>
    • 8. How are libraries using RSS? <ul><li>Promote Events, New Databases, Selected Internet Links http://www.nypl.org/rss/ </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business Feed from The New York Times http:// smallbiz.nypl.org </li></ul><ul><li>New York Times Book Reviews http:// www.nypl.org /branch/books/ </li></ul>
    • 9. Libraries and RSS <ul><li>Catalog, Book Lists, Events http:// www.hclib.org/pub/search/RSS.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Research Guides Updates http:// www.kclibrary.org/rss / </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us Research Guides http:// library.southernct.edu/physbib.htm </li></ul>
    • 10. Why should I subscribe? <ul><li>Browsing the Web is obsolete </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Web work for you by having the content come to you </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up-to-date in your areas of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Saves time checking sites for updates </li></ul><ul><li>Manage discussion lists: http:// www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/?p =74 </li></ul>
    • 11. How do I subscribe? <ul><li>Find a News Reader and download the software OR use a Web-based News Reader http://tinyurl.com/5gl6 </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a Bloglines account http:// www.bloglines.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a My Yahoo! account </li></ul><ul><li>Add a Live Bookmark in the Firefox browser </li></ul>
    • 12. 3 Steps to Adding Feeds <ul><li>Find the feed in your topic of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the feed URL </li></ul><ul><li>Copy and paste the URL into your news reader </li></ul>
    • 13. How do I find feeds? <ul><li>Syndic8 http://www.syndic8.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blogstreet http:// www.blogstreet.com/rssdiscovery.html </li></ul><ul><li>News is Free http:// www.newsisfree.com </li></ul><ul><li>List of Directories http:// allrss.com/rssdirectories.html </li></ul>
    • 14. How do I search feeds? <ul><li>Feedster http:// www.feedster.com </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati http:// www.technorati.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blogdigger http:// www.blogdigger.com/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>List of Search Engines http:// allrss.com/rsssearch.html </li></ul>
    • 15. RSS Tutorials <ul><li>RSS Video http://tametheweb.com/2007/09/tonight_in_lis768_blogs_rss.html </li></ul><ul><li>Tufts University – Overview Tutorial http://www.library.tufts.edu/ginn/tutorials/webfeeds/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines for Librarians http:// joy.mollprojects.com/myprojects/rss/quickrss.html </li></ul>
    • 16. Resources <ul><li>RSS 4 Libraries Blog http://www.rss4lib.com </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography re: blogging and RSS in Libraries http:// www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/?page_id =93 </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Compendium http:// allrss.com/index.html </li></ul>
    • 17. Thank You <ul><li>Contact Information: Michelle Misner [email_address] </li></ul>

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