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Integrating RSS into Your Web site Part 1: Introduction Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Co...
What is RSS? <ul><li>Depending on who you ask it stands for either “Really Simple Syndication”, “Rich Site Summary”, or “R...
How does RSS work? Information Provider Information Receiver
Implications of RSS <ul><li>Information is received in a single location </li></ul><ul><li>Information is received quickly...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/491666805/ The possible end of this:
Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission  Computers in Libraries 2008 Integrating RSS in...
Feedity
Feedity
Feedity
Feedity
Feedity
Feedity <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Works better on some Web pages than on others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No...
page2rss
page2rss
page2rss
page2rss
page2rss <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally works better than Feedity but has no ability to refine the re...
Feedmysearch
Feedmysearch
Feedmysearch
Feedmysearch
Feedmysearch <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>None to speak of </li></ul></ul>
Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission  Computers in Libraries 2008 Integrating RSS in...
Integrating feed content into your Web site <ul><li>Grab content from multiple RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce and/or m...
Feed2JS
Feed2JS
Feed2JS
Feed2JS
Feed2JS
Feed2JS <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party (but you can download and install it on your own server whic...
feed.informer
feed.informer
feed.informer
feed.informer
feed.informer
feed.informer
FeedDigest
feed.informer
feed.informer
feed.informer <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to five fe...
Scrolling RSS News Ticker
Scrolling RSS News Ticker
Scrolling RSS News Ticker
Scrolling RSS News Ticker
Scrolling RSS News Ticker <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows small adv...
RSS Scrollbox Widget
RSS Scrollbox Widget
RSS Scrollbox Widget
RSS Scrollbox Widget
RSS Scrollbox Widget <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows small advertis...
Grazr
Grazr
Grazr
Grazr
Grazr
Grazr <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party </li></ul></ul>
Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission  Computers in Libraries 2008 Integrating RSS in...
IM Feeds
IM Feeds
IM Feeds
IM Feeds
IM Feeds
IM Feeds <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IMs tend to come in without any formatting. i.e. a single large block o...
Pingie
Pingie
Pingie
Pingie
Pingie
Pingie
Pingie <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t like feedburner feeds </li></ul></ul>
ZapTXT
ZapTXT
ZapTXT
ZapTXT
ZapTXT
ZapTXT <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t handle feeds that require logins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometim...
Mail2RSS
Mail2RSS
Mail2RSS
Mail2RSS
Mail2RSS <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines doesn’t like the RSS2.0 feeds, use the 1.0 link instead </li>...
Mail2RSS
RssFwd
RssFwd
RssFwd
RssFwd
RssFwd
RssFwd
RssFwd <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some (including me) argue that converting RSS to e-mail defeats the purpo...
FeedJournal
FeedJournal
FeedJournal
FeedJournal
FeedJournal
FeedJournal
FeedJournal <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must manually regenerate each issue </li></ul></ul>
Contact information <ul><li>Michael Sauers </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://travelinlibrarian.in...
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Integrating RSS Into Your Web Site (NLA/NEMA 2008)

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Presented at NLA/NEMA 2008 in Lincoln, NE on 16 November 2008.

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  • Excellent overview, as well as good segmentation of rss tools. Many of the tools however have meanwhile disappeared for lack of monetisation. So care before investing time in any of these is needed. Thanks for pulling this together!
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    1. 1.
    2. 2. Integrating RSS into Your Web site Part 1: Introduction Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission NLA/NEMA 2008
    3. 3.
    4. 4.
    5. 5. What is RSS? <ul><li>Depending on who you ask it stands for either “Really Simple Syndication”, “Rich Site Summary”, or “RDF Site Summary”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Really Simple Syndication” is the de facto definition today. </li></ul><ul><li>RSS is an XML language for syndicating items on the Internet. </li></ul>
    6. 6. How does RSS work? Information Provider Information Receiver
    7. 7. Implications of RSS <ul><li>Information is received in a single location </li></ul><ul><li>Information is received quickly </li></ul><ul><li>The need to visit the originating Web site is reduced </li></ul><ul><li>and… </li></ul>
    8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/491666805/ The possible end of this:
    9. 9. Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Computers in Libraries 2008 Integrating RSS into Your Web site Part 2: Getting Feeds Where None Exist
    10. 10. Feedity
    11. 11. Feedity
    12. 12. Feedity
    13. 13. Feedity
    14. 14. Feedity
    15. 15. Feedity <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Works better on some Web pages than on others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure to take advantage of the refine feature for more accurate results. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. page2rss
    17. 17. page2rss
    18. 18. page2rss
    19. 19. page2rss
    20. 20. page2rss <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally works better than Feedity but has no ability to refine the results. </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Feedmysearch
    22. 22. Feedmysearch
    23. 23. Feedmysearch
    24. 24. Feedmysearch
    25. 25. Feedmysearch <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>None to speak of </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Computers in Libraries 2008 Integrating RSS into Your Web site Part 3: Republishing Feeds
    27. 27. Integrating feed content into your Web site <ul><li>Grab content from multiple RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce and/or mash it </li></ul><ul><li>Republish it on your site </li></ul>
    28. 28. Feed2JS
    29. 29. Feed2JS
    30. 30. Feed2JS
    31. 31. Feed2JS
    32. 32. Feed2JS
    33. 33. Feed2JS <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party (but you can download and install it on your own server which is recommended) </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. feed.informer
    35. 35. feed.informer
    36. 36. feed.informer
    37. 37. feed.informer
    38. 38. feed.informer
    39. 39. feed.informer
    40. 40. FeedDigest
    41. 41. feed.informer
    42. 42. feed.informer
    43. 43. feed.informer <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to five feeds in free version. </li></ul></ul>
    44. 44. Scrolling RSS News Ticker
    45. 45. Scrolling RSS News Ticker
    46. 46. Scrolling RSS News Ticker
    47. 47. Scrolling RSS News Ticker
    48. 48. Scrolling RSS News Ticker <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows small advertisement </li></ul></ul>
    49. 49. RSS Scrollbox Widget
    50. 50. RSS Scrollbox Widget
    51. 51. RSS Scrollbox Widget
    52. 52. RSS Scrollbox Widget
    53. 53. RSS Scrollbox Widget <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows small advertisement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ad free, local-hosted version available for $35. </li></ul>
    54. 54. Grazr
    55. 55. Grazr
    56. 56. Grazr
    57. 57. Grazr
    58. 58. Grazr
    59. 59. Grazr <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party </li></ul></ul>
    60. 60. Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Computers in Libraries 2008 Integrating RSS into Your Web site Part 4: Feed Notification
    61. 61. IM Feeds
    62. 62. IM Feeds
    63. 63. IM Feeds
    64. 64. IM Feeds
    65. 65. IM Feeds
    66. 66. IM Feeds <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IMs tend to come in without any formatting. i.e. a single large block of text. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seems to randomly not like valid RSS feeds. </li></ul></ul>
    67. 67. Pingie
    68. 68. Pingie
    69. 69. Pingie
    70. 70. Pingie
    71. 71. Pingie
    72. 72. Pingie
    73. 73. Pingie <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t like feedburner feeds </li></ul></ul>
    74. 74. ZapTXT
    75. 75. ZapTXT
    76. 76. ZapTXT
    77. 77. ZapTXT
    78. 78. ZapTXT
    79. 79. ZapTXT <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t handle feeds that require logins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes reports a feed as “not valid” and there’s nothing you can do about it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches on multiple keywords are “OR” searches. “AND” searches don’t seem to be possible. </li></ul></ul>
    80. 80. Mail2RSS
    81. 81. Mail2RSS
    82. 82. Mail2RSS
    83. 83. Mail2RSS
    84. 84. Mail2RSS <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines doesn’t like the RSS2.0 feeds, use the 1.0 link instead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mail automatically deletes after seven days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feeds are limited to 20 items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential security issue when using Subscribe with Bloglines bookmarklet (next slide) </li></ul></ul>
    85. 85. Mail2RSS
    86. 86. RssFwd
    87. 87. RssFwd
    88. 88. RssFwd
    89. 89. RssFwd
    90. 90. RssFwd
    91. 91. RssFwd
    92. 92. RssFwd <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some (including me) argue that converting RSS to e-mail defeats the purpose of RSS. </li></ul></ul>
    93. 93. FeedJournal
    94. 94.
    95. 95. FeedJournal
    96. 96. FeedJournal
    97. 97. FeedJournal
    98. 98. FeedJournal
    99. 99. FeedJournal
    100. 100.
    101. 101. FeedJournal <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must manually regenerate each issue </li></ul></ul>
    102. 102. Contact information <ul><li>Michael Sauers </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://travelinlibrarian.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/travelinlibrarian/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/travelinlibrarian/nlanema2008/rss </li></ul>
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