CTL Library Day 2008


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  • CTL Library Day 2008

    1. 1. Library Day Centre for Teaching & Learning Keeping Current Presented by: Josh Clark, Science Librarian James Joyce Library tel: 716 7646 email: [email_address]
    2. 2. email alerts RSS feeds Newspapers Email discussion lists Society/Association Websites blogs Podcasts Subject Gateways Theses/Dissertations Conference proceedings
    3. 3. What does the Library offer?
    4. 4. New books added to the Library collection
    5. 5. Newspapers & UCD Library <ul><li>Yes, we have newspapers! Both online & in print </li></ul><ul><li>Irish, European….worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Library’s website </li></ul><ul><li>Featuring Lexis Nexis (also available off-campus) </li></ul><ul><li>Irish Times (& archive), and onlinenewspapers.com </li></ul>
    6. 6. We also have information on finding… <ul><li>Conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Theses/dissertations </li></ul><ul><li>Subject information (via subject portals) </li></ul><ul><li>specialist search engines… </li></ul>
    7. 9. Web 2.0 and Library Subject Portals
    8. 10. Blogs!
    9. 14. Blogs in Academia
    10. 19. Where do I start looking for blogs?
    11. 20. Intute www.intute.ac.uk
    12. 22. Also… <ul><li>Academic blogs portal: www.academicblogs.org </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Scholar: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.blogscholar.com </li></ul><ul><li>Science Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>http://scienceblogs.com </li></ul><ul><li>To name a few…. </li></ul>
    13. 26. RSS feeds
    14. 27. Keeping Current Using RSS <ul><li>What is RSS? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>How can it help me? </li></ul>
    15. 28. RSS - What is It? <ul><li>R eally S imple S yndication </li></ul><ul><li>Allows web content to be syndicated </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom line : </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to visit a website in order to view its content </li></ul>
    16. 29. RSS – How Does It Work? <ul><li>An RSS document, or “ feed ”, contains a summary of content from a website – title, description and a link to the actual content wherever it resides on the Web </li></ul>
    17. 30. RSS – How Does It Work? <ul><li>In order to read these RSS feeds, you need an RSS reader </li></ul><ul><li>RSS readers can be either Web-based or software you download onto your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Majority are freely available! </li></ul>
    18. 31. RSS – How Does It Work? <ul><li>Wherever you see buttons such as these… </li></ul><ul><li>It means you can subscribe to the website’s RSS feed and receive updates! </li></ul>
    19. 36. RSS – What’s in it for Me? <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Save time </li></ul><ul><li>Convenience – have all your updates come to one portal </li></ul><ul><li>Keep updates separate from email (spam, blocked messages, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t have to give out personal details (well, not always at least) </li></ul>
    20. 37. RSS – What’s in it for Me? <ul><li>Many publishers are now offering some kind of RSS option for keeping up to date with articles, citations, searches… </li></ul>
    21. 38. RSS <ul><li>Some Popular Readers </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Pageflakes </li></ul>
    22. 39. email & RSS
    23. 43. RSS….One Big Drawback (for now!) However….
    24. 44. A Drawback <ul><li>Off-campus access to subscribed Library resources via RSS feeds can be a problem! </li></ul><ul><li>Some resources require authentication when a user is off campus, and RSS cannot cope with this </li></ul>
    25. 45. UCD Library has an RSS demo
    26. 46. Email discussion lists
    27. 47. Email discussion lists
    28. 48. Other resources
    29. 49. Other resources http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/
    30. 50. Other resources http://www.oaister.org/
    31. 51. Thanks! Josh Clark , Science Liaison Librarian email: [email_address]