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  • Social Bookmarking & RSS For Research & Teaching

    1. 1. <ul><ul><li>Rudy Leon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] AIM: leonre3309 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Social Bookmarking & RSS For Research & Teaching
    2. 2. <ul><li>These powerful tools allow us to create dynamic lists of useful web-based resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library course page 1 (Africa) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library course page 2 (ColdWar) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal TOC alert (TOC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feed of Google news search (news) </li></ul></ul>Things you can do with RSS feeds & Social bookmarking 2
    3. 3. <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>A way to share content between computers- a replacement for browser-based bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>A way to discover useful content </li></ul><ul><li>A way to import useful websites into your classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And students can contribute their recs as well </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why is it useful? </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Tags instead of folders – items can be placed in multiple categories </li></ul><ul><li>Shareable  via URLs, networks, RSS feeds, tags… </li></ul>Social Bookmarking?
    4. 4. RSS Feeds <ul><li>Defined? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Really Simple Syndication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich Site Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A way to syndicate content from a web page </li></ul><ul><li>Create content in one place and display it another </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create? Your search, your alert, your collection of links </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Where do I find them? <ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database vendors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher web sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content sharing sites, such as Flickr,, YouTube </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Laura Carscaddon, “RSS & Blogs” Friday Social, University of Arizona Libraries
    7. 7. How will they help me? <ul><li>Follow research on a topic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TOC alerts from publishers and vendors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search alerts from databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MyEBSCO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Science Direct </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ingenta </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MyJSTOR (coming soon) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News, blogs, other web-based information sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow tags of interest, and bookmarks of interesting people </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Library course page 2 (ColdWar) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarked selected declassified archives with </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used’ handy linkroll tool to populate the page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal TOC alert (TOC) RSS to javascript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set up a journal alert (can also do this for searches) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Converted alert to javascript using feed2js </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded in webpage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feed of Google news search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google news search for topic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Created javascript </li></ul></ul></ul>Back to those examples…
    9. 9. Reading Feeds <ul><li>Feed Reader or Aggregator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Reader and iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>MyYahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t want to use a reader: </li></ul><ul><li>RSSFWD </li></ul><ul><li>You can also bookmark the feed source and tag it with a social bookmarking tool and embed it in a web page </li></ul>
    10. 10. Adding to your site <ul><li>Furl and del.icio.u s both allow you to add content to your website (or CMS) through RSS feeds and javascript </li></ul><ul><li>For example </li></ul><ul><li>Turn your RSS feed into javascript – which can then be pasted into your website </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Think about what you want to share and strategize best way to share it </li></ul><ul><li>Select a tool that meets your needs </li></ul><ul><li>If tagging is part of your tool, pre-think some taxonomy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How will you differentiate sections (class as a whole, particular topics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will you ask students to participate? </li></ul></ul>What do you need to do to get started?
    12. 12. How could you use this? <ul><li>Create a tag for a class ( LIBR101 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Add websites and articles to your social bookmarking tool of choice and tag them as LIBR101 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your students can contribute as well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use their own profiles to add material with same tag </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add tags for your consideration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Create the javascript to embed on your web page, or grab the RSS feed for the tag and view in RSS reader </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Why use ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most common </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Icons for adding easily found </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common parlance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some others? </li></ul><ul><li>List at wikipedia : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Furl : allows you to store a copy; provides RSS feeds and email notification; can see who follows you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connotea and CiteULike are science oriented; your discipline may favor a specific tool </li></ul></ul>Social Bookmarking Tools
    14. 14. A note on javascript <ul><li>Quick and easy </li></ul><ul><li>Feed2js </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Modern Africa Library course page: </li></ul><ul><li>Espionage & the Cold War library course page _ Sources.html </li></ul><ul><li>TOC alert </li></ul><ul><li>Supreme Court news feed </li></ul><ul><li> http:// / </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My links for this workshop http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking list : </li></ul><ul><li>Furl http:// / </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Furl folksonomies tag http:// = folksonomies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connotea http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>CiteULike http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader http:// /reader </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle http:// </li></ul><ul><li>MyYahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>RSSFWD http:// / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Links in presentation
    16. 16. <ul><li>Rudy Leon </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction & Collection Development Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>SUNY Potsdam College Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Potsdam, NY 13676 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] x3309 </li></ul><ul><li>Gtalk: rudy.leon AIM: leonre3309 </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation is available at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Questions? Comments?