Media Monitoring and Current Awareness: New Tools

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My panel presentation for the session Media Monitoring and Current Awareness: Tools in the Information Explosion - presented at CALL2010 for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries on May 10, 2010 in Windsor, ON, Canada

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Media Monitoring and Current Awareness: New Tools

  1. 1. Media Monitoring and Current Awareness: Tools in the Information Explosion by Connie Crosby Crosby Group Consulting for CALL/ACBD/MichALL 2010 Windsor, Monday, May 10, 2010
  2. 2. RSS feeds
  3. 3. XML code Source: http://www.w3schools.com/XML/ xml_examples.asp
  4. 4. Find the feed - e.g. http://www.legalpubs.ca/
  5. 5. Find the feed - e.g. http://www.legalpubs.ca/
  6. 6. Choose your feed reader
  7. 7. Add to feed reader or copy the feed URL
  8. 8. Other RSS feed sources • blogs • news sources • publication websites • subscription services - search results • Google News search results
  9. 9. Google News search - RSS at bottom of page
  10. 10. No feed available? Create one - Dapper http://www.dapper.net/open/
  11. 11. Google Reader
  12. 12. Organize RSS feeds in Google Reader & tag items
  13. 13. Under “Manage Subscriptions” > “Folders and Tags” - click on “private” for tag Banking
  14. 14. Sharing options - public page, email or add clip (widget) to your web pages
  15. 15. Sharing page - “Banking” - dedicated URL & feed
  16. 16. Yahoo! Pipes
  17. 17. Yahoo! Pipes - http://pipes.yahoo.com - simple sample feed aggregation
  18. 18. Fetch RSS Feeds Yahoo! Pipes - http://pipes.yahoo.com - simple sample feed aggregation
  19. 19. Sort feeds by date Yahoo! Pipes - http://pipes.yahoo.com - simple sample feed aggregation
  20. 20. Show only 20 results Yahoo! Pipes - http://pipes.yahoo.com - simple sample feed aggregation
  21. 21. final output (RSS feed) Yahoo! Pipes - http://pipes.yahoo.com - simple sample feed aggregation
  22. 22. Running the results inside Yahoo! Pipes
  23. 23. Various options for using the results
  24. 24. • pull together feeds • filter results • create a custom search • make results available by email
  25. 25. Widgets
  26. 26. Yahoo! Pipes - use one of their badges
  27. 27. Customize your widget
  28. 28. Customizing - test different settings
  29. 29. Ask for embed code (HTML code)
  30. 30. Add the widget HTML code to a page
  31. 31. Grab code & feed info through widgets e.g. JD Supra widget
  32. 32. e.g. Mag.ma - feed of favourite videos
  33. 33. Semantic Web
  34. 34. Eqentia - http://portal.eqentia.com - semantic search results
  35. 35. Results - sort by region, industry, company, people, issues & topics
  36. 36. Refine search results
  37. 37. Works with free + subscription sources
  38. 38. Mobile delivery
  39. 39. Build your own iPhone app e.g. Navigator app
  40. 40. Delivering selected news
  41. 41. Link to web sources
  42. 42. App users can share their favourites
  43. 43. Canned messages makes sharing convenient
  44. 44. Viigo.com - customizable news for the Blackberry
  45. 45. 5,000+ pre-set news channels
  46. 46. 5,000+ pre-set news channels + add selections from your feed reader!
  47. 47. Concluding thoughts
  48. 48. 1. automate what you can (information management)
  49. 49. 2. then focus your time & effort on knowledge work
  50. 50. • increasing complexity and client needs: • automate what you can for ongoing routine current awareness, as customized as possible (information management) • for difficult projects, automate what you can but this is an opportunity to use your knowledge skills to develop and analyze (knowledge work) • competitive intelligence • business intelligence • such as reference requests for specialized monitoring
  51. 51. Keith Swenson on knowledge work: VP R&D - Fujitsu America
  52. 52. Non-repeated
  53. 53. Unpredictable
  54. 54. Emergent
  55. 55. and robust in the face of variable conditions
  56. 56. Where do our services fit in?
  57. 57. Start simple & build on success
  58. 58. Selected Sources (1/2) • Brown, Scott, “Yahoo! Pipes: Relevant information on tap,” FUMSI, November 2009 http://web.fumsi.com/go/article/find/4342 • Michele Gamache, Web 2.0, Legal IT 4 conference, Montreal, April 26, 2010. Will be posted to: http://legalit.ca/en/about/publications/ • Steve Matthews, “New Feed Mix for DUI Law,” Slaw.ca, July 31, 2008. http://www.slaw.ca/2008/07/31/new-feed-mix-for-dui-law/ • Steve Matthews, “Yahoo Pipes Tutorial for Feed Mixing,” Slaw.ca, June 22, 2008. http://www.slaw.ca/2008/06/22/yahoo-pipes-tutorial-for-feed-mixing/ • Keith D. Swenson, The Nature of Knowledge Work, Process.gov conference, Reston,VA, April 15, 2010. http://www.slideshare.net/kswenson/the-nature-of-knowledge-work • David Whelan, Finding and Managing Legal Information on the Internet, Canada Law Book, 2010.
  59. 59. Thank you! Connie Crosby Crosby Group Consulting http://crosbygroup.ca connie@crosbygroup.ca 416-919-6719
  60. 60. Image Credits • “.|Unique|.” by clix http://www.sxc.hu/photo/923718 - used under stock.xchng standard licensing • Alaskan double rainbow by Connie Crosby - available under Creative Commons • “Emerging Beauty” by timsamoff on Flickr - used under Creative Commons - http://www.flickr.com/photos/timsamoff/106779233/ • “Blick auf Karlsbad - Karlovy Vary” by fleckchen - used under Creative Commons - http://www.flickr.com/photos/amanda63/4499939895/ • Image of business man used under standard stock.xchng license http://www.sxc.hu • “Simplicity” by subodev - Flickr - used under Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/suvodeb/3188700716/

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