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Integrating RSS into Your Web site Part 1: Introduction Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Co...
Introductions <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Position </li></ul><ul><li>Does your library use RS...
What is RSS? <ul><li>Depending on who you ask it stands for either “Really Simple Syndication”, “Rich Site Summary”, or “R...
The History of RSS <ul><li>RSS 1.1 (update to RSS 1.0), RSS 3.0 (a new, independent project), and “Simple Sharing Extensio...
How does RSS work? Information Provider Information Receiver
How does RSS work? <ul><li>The information provider creates an RSS file. </li></ul><ul><li>Users subscribe to the file via...
Are there different versions of RSS? <ul><li>Yes. In fact, there are currently eight different versions: RSS 0.90, 0.91, 0...
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:
<ul><li><?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;utf-8&quot;?> <rss version=&quot;2.0“>   <channel>   <title>Nebraska ...
How can I find feeds? <ul><li>Feedster </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>Blogrolls A list of blogs/feeds read ...
How do I subscribe to a feed? <ul><li>Look for the orange icon http://www.feedicons.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on yo...
Podcasts <ul><li>Uses RSS to syndicate audio content </li></ul><ul><li>RSS 2.0  <enclosure> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like add...
Podcasts in iTunes
Notable Feeds <ul><li>Librarian.net www.librarian.net </li></ul><ul><li>LISNews www.lisnews.com </li></ul><ul><li>The Shif...
Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Internet Librarian 2007 Integrating RSS into Yo...
What is an Aggregator? <ul><li>An aggregator is a type of software that retrieves syndicated Web content that is supplied ...
What are the different types of aggregators? <ul><li>Standalone Clients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FeedReader , Radio UserLand ...
Why do I need an aggregator? <ul><li>Most importantly it makes the content of the feed readable </li></ul><ul><li>Checks f...
RSS file in IE6
Atom file w/ associated style sheet
Firefox 2.0
Internet Explorer 7
Types of Aggregators <ul><li>Client </li></ul><ul><li>Add-on </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in </li></ul><ul><li>Server-based </l...
FeedReader (client)
Pluck (add-on for IE)
Firefox 1.5
Netscape 8
IE7beta 2
Feed on Feeds (server)
Bloglines (Web-based service)
Subscribing to a feed
Integrating Bloglines w/ Firefox 2.0
The Bloglines Bookmarklet
Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Internet Librarian 2007 Integrating RSS into Yo...
How do I create a feed? <ul><li>Hand-rolled You type the markup and the content </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-automated You type ...
FeedSpring
FeedSpring
FeedSpring
FeedSpring
FeedSpring
FeedSpring
FeedSpring
FeedSpring <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local installation limits mobility and posters to a single computer. ...
RapidFeeds: FeedManager
RapidFeeds: FeedManager
RapidFeeds: FeedManager
RapidFeeds: FeedManager
RapidFeeds: FeedManager
RapidFeeds: FeedManager
RapidFeeds: FeedManager
RapidFeeds: FeedManager
RapidFeeds: FeedManager
RapidFeeds: FeedManager <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration does not work with newer e-mail addresses. ...
ListGarden
ListGarden
ListGarden
ListGarden
ListGarden
ListGarden <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depending of type of server installed on, may not be secure. (i.e. no...
RSSxl
RSSxl
RSSxl
RSSxl
RSSxl <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solid knowledge of HTML required to get parsing correct. </li></ul></ul><u...
Sabifoo
Sabifoo
Sabifoo
Sabifoo
Sabifoo
Sabifoo <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party service could disappear at any time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Twitter <ul><li>What are you doing now? </li></ul><ul><li>Post via: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Twitter
Twitter
Twitter <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>140 characters per post </li></ul></ul>
RSS Calendar
RSS Calendar
RSS Calendar
RSS Calendar
RSS Calendar
RSS Calendar
RSS Calendar
RSS Calendar <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No importing from existing calendars </li></ul></ul>
Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Internet Librarian 2007 Integrating RSS into Yo...
RSS2GIF
RSS2GIF
RSS2GIF
RSS2GIF <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uh, why? (Someone help me here…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party ...
Integrating feed content into your Web site <ul><li>Grab content from multiple RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce and/or m...
rss viewer
rss viewer
rss viewer
rss viewer
rss viewer <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a way to combine multiple ...
RapidFeeds: MySite
RapidFeeds: MySite
RapidFeeds: MySite
RapidFeeds: MySite
RapidFeeds: MySite
RapidFeeds: MySite
RapidFeeds: MySite
RapidFeeds: MySite
RapidFeeds: MySite <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration does not work with newer e-mail addresses. (Insi...
RSS2HTML
RSS2HTML
RSS2HTML
RSS2HTML
RSS2HTML
RSS2HTML
RSS2HTML
RSS2HTML
RSS2HTML <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal customization /...
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...
FeedDigest
FeedDigest
FeedDigest
FeedDigest
FeedDigest
FeedDigest
FeedDigest
FeedDigest
FeedDigest
FeedDigest
FeedDigest
FeedDigest <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to five feeds...
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>
LibraryThing Blog Widget
LibraryThing Blog Widget
LibraryThing Blog Widget <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires JavaScript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires...
Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Internet Librarian 2007 Integrating RSS into Yo...
FeedBlendr
FeedBlendr
FeedBlendr
FeedBlendr
FeedBlendr <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Could not get OPML importing to work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thir...
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
FeedBurner <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since by using this you get a new feed URL, it is not recommended you...
Feed Crier
Feed Crier
Feed Crier <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only three feeds for free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free version adv...
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...
Feed2Podcast
Feed2Podcast
Feed2Podcast
Feed2Podcast
Feed2Podcast <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your feeds are read by a computer generated voice. </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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  2. 2. Integrating RSS into Your Web site Part 1: Introduction Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Internet Librarian 2007
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  4. 4. Introductions <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Position </li></ul><ul><li>Does your library use RSS? If so, how? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you here? </li></ul>
  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. The History of RSS <ul><li>RSS 1.1 (update to RSS 1.0), RSS 3.0 (a new, independent project), and “Simple Sharing Extensions” (an update to RSS 2.0 by Microsoft) have all been proposed but have had no impact yet. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How does RSS work? Information Provider Information Receiver
  8. 8. How does RSS work? <ul><li>The information provider creates an RSS file. </li></ul><ul><li>Users subscribe to the file via an aggregator. </li></ul><ul><li>When the author updates the RSS file, the user is automatically notified of the new items and may read them on their schedule. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Are there different versions of RSS? <ul><li>Yes. In fact, there are currently eight different versions: RSS 0.90, 0.91, 0.92, 0.93, 0.94, 1.0, 2.0, & Atom Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Each has different features from the author’s point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s aggregators support all of the versions transparently. </li></ul><ul><li>RSS 2.0 & Atom are the most common. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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>
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/491666805/ The possible end of this:
  12. 12. <ul><li><?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;utf-8&quot;?> <rss version=&quot;2.0“> <channel> <title>Nebraska Library Commission Blog</title> <link>http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/blogs/NLC/</link> <description>Bringing together people and information</description> <language>en</language> <copyright>Copyright 2007</copyright> <lastBuildDate>Thu, 10 May 2007 07:34:17 -0600</lastBuildDate> <generator>http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/</generator> <docs>http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss</docs> <item> <title>New depository directories</title> <description> <![CDATA[<p>The directories of Nebraska's federal and state depository libraries got a new look recently. Contact names and emails of library staff will be updated automatically when our comprehensive library directory is updated. The depository directories are located at <a href=&quot;http://http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/ docs/nefed.asp&quot;>http://http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/docs/nefed.asp</a></p>]]> </description> <link>http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/blogs/NLC/2007/05/new_depository_directories.html</link> <guid>http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/blogs/NLC/2007/05/new_depository_directories.html</guid> <category domain=&quot;http://www.sixapart.com/ns/types#category&quot;>Information Resources</category> <pubDate>Wed, 09 May 2007 07:28:43 -0600</pubDate> </item> </channel> </rss> </li></ul>What does RSS look like?
  13. 13. How can I find feeds? <ul><li>Feedster </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>Blogrolls A list of blogs/feeds read by another blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the orange icon… </li></ul>
  14. 14. How do I subscribe to a feed? <ul><li>Look for the orange icon http://www.feedicons.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on your aggregator, the subscription procedure may range from copying and pasting the link to right-clicking and selecting “subscribe”. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Podcasts <ul><li>Uses RSS to syndicate audio content </li></ul><ul><li>RSS 2.0 <enclosure> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like adding an attachment to an e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audio Formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 (Open Source) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AAC (Apple Proprietary) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iPod not necessary </li></ul>
  16. 16. Podcasts in iTunes
  17. 17. Notable Feeds <ul><li>Librarian.net www.librarian.net </li></ul><ul><li>LISNews www.lisnews.com </li></ul><ul><li>The Shifted Librarian theshiftedlibrarian.com </li></ul><ul><li>The Travelin’ Librarian travelinlibrarian.info </li></ul><ul><li>Tame the Web tametheweb.com/ttwblog </li></ul><ul><li>Unshelved www.overduemedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>PaperCuts papercuts.tscpl.org </li></ul><ul><li>Gizmodo www.gizmodo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Security Now! www.grc.com/securitynow.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Inside The Net & This Week in Tech (TWiT) thisweekintech.com </li></ul><ul><li>Boing Boing boingboing.net </li></ul><ul><li>Google News </li></ul><ul><li>isbn.nu </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>flickr </li></ul>
  18. 18. Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Internet Librarian 2007 Integrating RSS into Your Web site Part 2: Reading Feeds
  19. 19. What is an Aggregator? <ul><li>An aggregator is a type of software that retrieves syndicated Web content that is supplied in the form of a web feed (RSS, Atom and other XML formats), and that are published by weblogs, podcasts, vlogs, and mainstream mass media websites. -Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>It’s what you need to retrieve and read RSS feeds. </li></ul>
  20. 20. What are the different types of aggregators? <ul><li>Standalone Clients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FeedReader , Radio UserLand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PIM add-ins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pluck, NewsGator, intraVnews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Browser add-ins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox , Sage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines , NewsIsFree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A list is available @ http://www.lights.com/weblogs/rss.html </li></ul>
  21. 21. Why do I need an aggregator? <ul><li>Most importantly it makes the content of the feed readable </li></ul><ul><li>Checks for updates automatically </li></ul><ul><li>Notifies you of new information </li></ul><ul><li>Displays only new items for you </li></ul><ul><li>May allow you to sort and save information </li></ul>
  22. 22. RSS file in IE6
  23. 23. Atom file w/ associated style sheet
  24. 24. Firefox 2.0
  25. 25. Internet Explorer 7
  26. 26. Types of Aggregators <ul><li>Client </li></ul><ul><li>Add-on </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in </li></ul><ul><li>Server-based </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based service </li></ul>
  27. 27. FeedReader (client)
  28. 28. Pluck (add-on for IE)
  29. 29. Firefox 1.5
  30. 30. Netscape 8
  31. 31. IE7beta 2
  32. 32. Feed on Feeds (server)
  33. 33. Bloglines (Web-based service)
  34. 34. Subscribing to a feed
  35. 35. Integrating Bloglines w/ Firefox 2.0
  36. 36. The Bloglines Bookmarklet
  37. 37. Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Internet Librarian 2007 Integrating RSS into Your Web site Part 3: Creating Feeds
  38. 38. How do I create a feed? <ul><li>Hand-rolled You type the markup and the content </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-automated You type the content, software generates the markup. </li></ul><ul><li>Fully-automated You put the content in your blog and software generates a feed based on that content. </li></ul>
  39. 39. FeedSpring
  40. 40. FeedSpring
  41. 41. FeedSpring
  42. 42. FeedSpring
  43. 43. FeedSpring
  44. 44. FeedSpring
  45. 45. FeedSpring
  46. 46. FeedSpring <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local installation limits mobility and posters to a single computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No built-in FTP. Must transfer the .xml file to the server manually. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still in beta (but what isn’t these days?) </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. RapidFeeds: FeedManager
  48. 48. RapidFeeds: FeedManager
  49. 49. RapidFeeds: FeedManager
  50. 50. RapidFeeds: FeedManager
  51. 51. RapidFeeds: FeedManager
  52. 52. RapidFeeds: FeedManager
  53. 53. RapidFeeds: FeedManager
  54. 54. RapidFeeds: FeedManager
  55. 55. RapidFeeds: FeedManager
  56. 56. RapidFeeds: FeedManager <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration does not work with newer e-mail addresses. (Insisted my .info address was invalid.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not allow publishing to another server so if the company disappears, your feed goes with it. </li></ul></ul>
  57. 57. ListGarden
  58. 58. ListGarden
  59. 59. ListGarden
  60. 60. ListGarden
  61. 61. ListGarden
  62. 62. ListGarden <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depending of type of server installed on, may not be secure. (i.e. no passwords on cgi-bin directories.) </li></ul></ul>
  63. 63. RSSxl
  64. 64. RSSxl
  65. 65. RSSxl
  66. 66. RSSxl
  67. 67. RSSxl <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solid knowledge of HTML required to get parsing correct. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works better on pages with simpler layouts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The validation code “will change each month and you will need to visit this page for the new code.” (Though I’ve found feeds continue to work without updating the code.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ If you are using this tool to publish an RSS feed from your website, then you must include a visible HTML link to www.wotzwot.com on your site next to the link to your feed like the following: ‘Powered by RSSxl’” </li></ul></ul>
  68. 68. Sabifoo
  69. 69. Sabifoo
  70. 70. Sabifoo
  71. 71. Sabifoo
  72. 72. Sabifoo
  73. 73. Sabifoo <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party service could disappear at any time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t always work well with Yahoo! Messenger and AIM. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not interpret HTML in posts. </li></ul></ul>
  74. 74. Twitter <ul><li>What are you doing now? </li></ul><ul><li>Post via: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS </li></ul></ul>
  75. 75. Twitter
  76. 76. Twitter
  77. 77. Twitter <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>140 characters per post </li></ul></ul>
  78. 78. RSS Calendar
  79. 79. RSS Calendar
  80. 80. RSS Calendar
  81. 81. RSS Calendar
  82. 82. RSS Calendar
  83. 83. RSS Calendar
  84. 84. RSS Calendar
  85. 85. RSS Calendar <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No importing from existing calendars </li></ul></ul>
  86. 86. Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Internet Librarian 2007 Integrating RSS into Your Web site Part 4: Republishing Feeds
  87. 87. RSS2GIF
  88. 88. RSS2GIF
  89. 89. RSS2GIF
  90. 90. RSS2GIF <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uh, why? (Someone help me here…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reported several test feeds as “invalid”. </li></ul></ul>
  91. 91. 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>
  92. 92. rss viewer
  93. 93. rss viewer
  94. 94. rss viewer
  95. 95. rss viewer
  96. 96. rss viewer <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a way to combine multiple feeds (feed combiner) but only those that are pre-programmed </li></ul></ul>
  97. 97. RapidFeeds: MySite
  98. 98. RapidFeeds: MySite
  99. 99. RapidFeeds: MySite
  100. 100. RapidFeeds: MySite
  101. 101. RapidFeeds: MySite
  102. 102. RapidFeeds: MySite
  103. 103. RapidFeeds: MySite
  104. 104. RapidFeeds: MySite
  105. 105. RapidFeeds: MySite <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration does not work with newer e-mail addresses. (Insisted my .info address was invalid) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Code supplied is longer than all others as it contains all the CSS. Would want to move that to an external file. </li></ul></ul>
  106. 106. RSS2HTML
  107. 107. RSS2HTML
  108. 108. RSS2HTML
  109. 109. RSS2HTML
  110. 110. RSS2HTML
  111. 111. RSS2HTML
  112. 112. RSS2HTML
  113. 113. RSS2HTML
  114. 114. RSS2HTML <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal customization / limited to their templates / can’t make it look like your site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did not work well on some feeds and not at all on others. (No luck with GoogleNews. Mixed results with Flickr.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Given a URL to embed with, not a script, which forces embedding via iframe . </li></ul></ul>
  115. 115. Feed2JS
  116. 116. Feed2JS
  117. 117. Feed2JS
  118. 118. Feed2JS
  119. 119. Feed2JS
  120. 120. 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>
  121. 121. FeedDigest
  122. 122. FeedDigest
  123. 123. FeedDigest
  124. 124. FeedDigest
  125. 125. FeedDigest
  126. 126. FeedDigest
  127. 127. FeedDigest
  128. 128. FeedDigest
  129. 129. FeedDigest
  130. 130. FeedDigest
  131. 131. FeedDigest
  132. 132. FeedDigest <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>
  133. 133. Scrolling RSS News Ticker
  134. 134. Scrolling RSS News Ticker
  135. 135. Scrolling RSS News Ticker
  136. 136. Scrolling RSS News Ticker
  137. 137. 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>
  138. 138. RSS Scrollbox Widget
  139. 139. RSS Scrollbox Widget
  140. 140. RSS Scrollbox Widget
  141. 141. RSS Scrollbox Widget
  142. 142. 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>
  143. 143. Grazr
  144. 144. Grazr
  145. 145. Grazr
  146. 146. Grazr
  147. 147. Grazr
  148. 148. Grazr <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party </li></ul></ul>
  149. 149. LibraryThing Blog Widget
  150. 150. LibraryThing Blog Widget
  151. 151. LibraryThing Blog Widget <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires JavaScript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires LibraryThing account </li></ul></ul>
  152. 152. Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission Internet Librarian 2007 Integrating RSS into Your Web site Part 5: Advanced Feed Manipulation
  153. 153. FeedBlendr
  154. 154. FeedBlendr
  155. 155. FeedBlendr
  156. 156. FeedBlendr
  157. 157. FeedBlendr <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Could not get OPML importing to work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third party service could disappear at any time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ If this blend is not accessed for more than 2 weeks, it will be removed from the database and will need to be recreated.” </li></ul></ul>
  158. 158. FeedBurner
  159. 159. FeedBurner
  160. 160. FeedBurner
  161. 161. FeedBurner
  162. 162. FeedBurner
  163. 163. FeedBurner
  164. 164. FeedBurner
  165. 165. FeedBurner
  166. 166. FeedBurner
  167. 167. FeedBurner
  168. 168. FeedBurner
  169. 169. FeedBurner
  170. 170. FeedBurner
  171. 171. FeedBurner
  172. 172. FeedBurner
  173. 173. FeedBurner
  174. 174. FeedBurner <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since by using this you get a new feed URL, it is not recommended you use it on existing feeds. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your feed will be relying on a third party to work. If the company goes under, your feed will disappear. </li></ul></ul>
  175. 175. Feed Crier
  176. 176. Feed Crier
  177. 177. Feed Crier <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only three feeds for free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free version advertisement supported </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works only with AIM </li></ul></ul>
  178. 178. ZapTXT
  179. 179. ZapTXT
  180. 180. ZapTXT
  181. 181. ZapTXT
  182. 182. ZapTXT
  183. 183. 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>
  184. 184. Mail2RSS
  185. 185. Mail2RSS
  186. 186. Mail2RSS
  187. 187. Mail2RSS
  188. 188. 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>
  189. 189. Mail2RSS
  190. 190. RssFwd
  191. 191. RssFwd
  192. 192. RssFwd
  193. 193. RssFwd
  194. 194. RssFwd
  195. 195. RssFwd
  196. 196. 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>
  197. 197. Feed2Podcast
  198. 198. Feed2Podcast
  199. 199. Feed2Podcast
  200. 200. Feed2Podcast
  201. 201. Feed2Podcast <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your feeds are read by a computer generated voice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-English words are not well supported. </li></ul></ul>
  202. 202. Contact information <ul><li>Michael Sauers </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://travelinlibrarian.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/travelinlibrarian/il2007/rss </li></ul>

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