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One portion of Library Garden's "Magical Mystery Tour Workshop" presented on Aug 22 and 30, 2007. Complete workshop materials available at: http://librarygarden.pbwiki.com/

One portion of Library Garden's "Magical Mystery Tour Workshop" presented on Aug 22 and 30, 2007. Complete workshop materials available at: http://librarygarden.pbwiki.com/

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    Library Garden's Magical Mystery Tour: RSS Demystified Library Garden's Magical Mystery Tour: RSS Demystified Presentation Transcript

    • Library Garden’s Magical Mystery Tour: RSS Demystified This portion presented by Peter Bromberg (peterbromberg@gmail.com) See complete Mystery Tour presentation at http://librarygarden.pbwiki.com
    • Before we begin… RSS is about one thing: Information Management If you understand and use RSS feeds, you will be able to manage (consume, and publish) a great deal of information. RSS=Information Literacy!
    • RSS is simply…Syndication And you know syndication. It’s just like the Associated Press…
    • Syndication Story is written
    • Syndication Story is sent to “the wire” Story is written
    • Syndication Story is written Story is sent to “the wire” Papers pick up ‘feed’ off the wire Story appears here
    • Syndication And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here And Here
    • Written once
    • Written once Put on network
    • Written once Put on network Appears in many papers
    • RSS is the same Except…
    • RSS is the same Except…
      • The ‘Article or “post” is written (usually on a blog)
    • RSS is the same Except…
      • The ‘Article or “post” is written (usually on a blog)
      • The blog automatically creates a “Feed” and makes it available on the web
    • RSS is the same Except…
      • The ‘Article or “post” is written (usually on a blog)
      • The blog automatically creates a “Feed” and makes it available on the web
      • You use a “feed reader” to subscribe to the feed
    • RSS is the same Except…
      • The ‘Article or “post” is written (usually on a blog)
      • The blog automatically creates a “Feed” and makes it available on the web
      • You use a “feed reader” to subscribe to the feed
      • You see updated headlines to your subscribed feeds in your feed reader.
    • RSS is the same Except…
      • The ‘Article or “post” is written (usually on a blog)
      • The blog automatically creates a “Feed” and makes it available on the web
      • You use a “feed reader” to subscribe to the feed
      • You see updated headlines to your subscribed feeds in your feed reader.
      • It’s like creating your own customized newspaper!
    • RSS Syndication Article or “post” is written (usually on a blog)
    • RSS Syndication Article or “post” is written (usually on a blog) “ Feed” is available on the web
    • RSS Syndication Article or “post” is written (usually on a blog) “ Feed” is available on the web You use feed reader to subscribe to the feed Article appears in your feed reader
    • Let’s Break that down, shall we?
    • 1. The ‘Article or “post” is written (usually on a blog, in this case: http://lgmmt.blogspot.com )
    • 1. The ‘Article or “post” is written (usually on a blog, in this case: http://lgmmt.blogspot.com )
    • 2. Blog automatically creates a “Feed” and makes it available on the web
    • 2. Blog automatically creates a “Feed” and makes it available on the web Feed subscription buttons look like this:
    • Clicking on this image brings up the feed. Do not be frightened by what you are about to see…
    •  
    • This is the feed address. Highlight and copy it. The rest of this gobbledygook is the XML code. Look away! Do not concern yourself with it (unless your inner geek calls to you)
    • 3. You now need a “feed reader” to subscribe to and view the feed. For the forthcoming example we’re going to use Bloglines to illustrate how to subscribe to an RSS feed.
    • Go to www.bloglines.com and create your free account.
    • After Creating your free Bloglines account, Click on the “Add” link.
    • Then subscribe to the RSS feed by pasting in the feed link and clicking on the subscribe button.
    • 4. You will then see updated headlines to your subscribed feeds in your feed reader.
    •  
    • Feed we just subscribed to
    • Headlines from the blog. Clicking this link will take you to the blog post. Feed we just subscribed to
    • Or you can customize to see summaries or the entire post without leaving bloglines. Feed we just subscribed to
    • 3. You now need a “feed reader” to subscribe to and view the feed. THERE ARE MANY FEED READERS
      • Bloglines is a free and popular Feed Reader ( www.bloglines.com )
      • Blogbridge is another great reader ( www.blogbridge.com )
      • Google Reader is also very popular ( www.google.com /reader )
      • Other readers such as NetVibes or Pageflakes might appeal to you if you are more visual, or want your RSS reader to be your homepage
      3. You now need a “feed reader” to subscribe to and view the feed. THERE ARE MANY FEED READERS
    • Pageflakes
    • NetVibes
    • 3. You now need a “feed reader” to subscribe to and view the feed. THERE ARE MANY FEED READERS
      • Supr glu : www.suprglu.com lets you read all favorite feeds as one webpage.
      • SimplyHeadlines ( www.simplyheadlines.com ) delivers your RSS feeds to your email in the form of a daily newspaper!
    • One Final bit of coolness SUPRGLU
    • Simply Headlines
    • Simply Headlines Comes as an email
    • Syndicating (re-displaying) RSS Feeds
      • In addition to reading feeds through a feed reader, you can “syndicate” (or re-display) the content on your own website or intranet or blog.
    • Syndicating (re-displaying) RSS Feeds
      • In addition to reading feeds through a feed reader, you can “syndicate” (or re-display) the content on your own website or intranet or blog.
      • Let’s look at bloglines again…
    • My SJRLC FEEDS
    • My SJRLC FEEDS Now let’s look at these 3 SJRLC feeds syndicated to a website…
    • One Final bit of coolness
    • One Final bit of coolness How Do You Do That???
    • One Final bit of coolness How Do You Do That??? Using Free JavaScript generator at: http://p3k.org/rss
    • Syndicating (re-displaying) RSS Feeds
      • Tools that helps you display feed content on your website:
      • P3K: http://p3k.org/rss
      • FeedDigest ( www.feeddigest.com )
      • Feed2JS ( http://feed2js.org/ )
      • Rapidfeeds ( www.rapidfeeds.com )
      • RSSFeedReader ( www.rssfeedreader.com )
    • This was done with feeddigest
    • What kind of RSS feeds are out there??? OK, so blogs have RSS feeds… But I’m not into reading blogs. So what else are RSS feeds good for??? RSS Feeds are everywhere!!
    • Tech News and current Awareness
    • Patents!
    • Patents
    • Hot Downloads and tools
    • Hot Downloads and tools
    • Real-time results on database searches
    • Real-time results on database searches
    • Go to lgmmt.blogspot.com to see all of these sample feeds displayed in the sidebar ------------- 
    • Go to lgmmt.blogspot.com to see all of these sample feeds displayed in the sidebar ------------- 
    • What kind of RSS feeds are out there??? RSS Feeds are everywhere , and they are proliferating…
    • What kind of RSS feeds are out there??? RSS Feeds are everywhere , and they are proliferating… More and more websites and web tools are building in RSS feeds.
    • What kind of RSS feeds are out there??? RSS Feeds are everywhere , and they are proliferating… More and more websites and web tools are building in RSS feeds. Other tools let YOU create RSS feeds for ANY website.
    • A Final Note… RSS is about one thing: Information Management If you understand and use RSS feeds, you will be able to manage (consume, and publish) a great deal of information. RSS=Information Literacy!
    • Examples of Other Feeds Library Camp: http://tinyurl.com/2puora Weather: http://tinyurl.com/2onksl SJRLC Suprglu: sjrlc.suprglu.com/feed/rss20/supr.xml Flickr: http://tinyurl.com/2wxbkl Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/rss/user/pbromberg YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/2p2v2o MSNBC most popular : http://tinyurl.com/2m5oje Bloglines most popular : www.bloglines.com/rss/about/news See sidebar of http://lgmmt.blogspot.com to see how these feeds can be displayed in the sidebar of a Blogger blog.
    • RSS Feed Readers
      • Bloglines Feed Reader: www.bloglines.com
      • Blogbridge Feed Reader: www.blogbridge.com
      • PageFlakes: www.pageflakes.com
      • Netvibes: www.netvibes.com
      • Google Reader: reader.google.com
      • Suprglu: www.suprglu.com
      • SimplyHeadlines: www.simplyheadlines.com
    • Now go forth and syndicate
      • Display feeds on YOUR webpage:
        • FeedDigest: http://www.feeddigest.com
        • P3K : http://p3k.org/rss
        • Feed2JS: http://feed2js.org
        • RSSFeedReader: www.rssfeedreader.com
        • RapidFeeds: http://www.rapidfeeds.com
        • FeedForAll: www.feedforall.com/free-php-script.htm
    • Other Useful Links
      • Good article on Blogs and RSS: tinyurl.com/4s2hc
      • RSS Tutorial: www.palinet.org/rss/toti/tsstutorial.htm
      • RSS in Plain English Video: http://tinyurl.com/yv7fpv
      • Sample blog: http://lgmmt.blogspot.com/
      • Sample Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/LGMMT
      • SJRLC Feeds to play with: http://www.sjrlc.org/RSS
      • Create Feed from Website: www.feed43.com/
    • Thank you! This presentation is part of the Library Garden’s “Magical Mystery Tour” workshop, offered on Aug 22 and Aug 30, 2007. The complete presentation can be found at: http://librarygarden.pbwiki.com Visit us at Library Garden: http://librarygarden.blogspot.com