EEC Presentation: RSS in Libraries

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Published on July 29, 2007

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Employee Enhancement Committee presentation with Shu Liu.

RSS in Libraries Presented by Cathy Cranston, Shu Liu April 11, Morgan Library

Outline of the Presentation What is RSS? Scenarios What can I do with RSS? RSS in the library world… RSS at CSUL? Some “kick” (if time allows…)  Questions & Comments!

What is RSS?

Scenarios

What can I do with RSS?

RSS in the library world…

RSS at CSUL?

Some “kick” (if time allows…)

 Questions & Comments!

“Decipher” RSS -- Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91) RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0) Really/Real-time Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0) -- Wikipedia

Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)

RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0)

Really/Real-time Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)

-- Wikipedia

 

“ reversible” Web Content (news, events, project updates, new messages posted on discussion forums, blogs, etc. ) RSS Feed (Description/Summary) RSS Reader/ News Aggregator (a central, “organizable” location) User (Information Digester)

“ reversible”

 

The URL is all you need from this page. Just copy’n’paste into your reader.

 

 

RSS = MARC ?? Grab content out of package Link to original item Describe, but more summarize  usu. title, link, description, author, pubDate, Permalink RSS is for the machine to read and process…but… User selects!

Grab content out of package

Link to original item

Describe, but more summarize  usu. title, link, description, author, pubDate, Permalink

RSS is for the machine to read and process…but…

User selects!

What can I do with RSS? Keep up to date Save time (or waste time…depends how you look at it) Advertise

Keep up to date

Save time (or waste time…depends how you look at it)

Advertise

RSS in the Library World “Pulling” information Using newsreaders to pull information into one place “Pushing” information We can advertise news, events, resources, etc.

“Pulling” information

Using newsreaders to pull information into one place

“Pushing” information

We can advertise news, events, resources, etc.

RSS at CSUL? Scenario 1: A library staffer wants to stay up to date on information going on in their area of library services.

Scenario 1:

A library staffer wants to stay up to date on information going on in their area of library services.

Feeds and Feed Readers A “feed” is simply a way in which a reader may subscribe to website content, such as a blog or news site. Here are a few examples of how syndicated content may be represented on a website: A “feed reader” (a.k.a. aggregator or newsreader) helps manage and display this content

A “feed” is simply a way in which a reader may subscribe to website content, such as a blog or news site.

Here are a few examples of how syndicated content may be represented on a website:

A “feed reader” (a.k.a. aggregator or newsreader) helps manage and display this content

Some feed readers to try… My Yahoo! Bloglines Google Reader Newsisfree Rojo Reviews of Feed Readers

My Yahoo!

Bloglines

Google Reader

Newsisfree

Rojo

Reviews of Feed Readers

Pulling Information: Using a feed reader Want to try this? Go to my.yahoo.com Username: eecdemo Password: demoeec

RSS at CSUL? Scenario 2: A library user wants to be regularly updated on news, services and updated resources in their academic area.

Scenario 2:

A library user wants to be regularly updated on news, services and updated resources in their academic area.

Pushing Information

Pushing Information

RSS at CSUL? Scenario 3: A library user wants to be regularly updated on what new books are added to the library collection

Scenario 3:

A library user wants to be regularly updated on what new books are added to the library collection

Pushing Information

RSS at CSUL? Scenario 4: A librarian wants to add dynamic content to his/her subject guide.

Scenario 4:

A librarian wants to add dynamic content to his/her subject guide.

 

Some “Kick”

 

Major User Group?

Trivia…but not trivia… Information overload “One spot on the cougar” “tag cloud” Use of caution – technology is not for everybody!

Information overload

“One spot on the cougar”

“tag cloud”

Use of caution – technology is not for everybody!

“Fed up yet”? RSS for Lib: http://blogs.fletcher.tufts.edu/rss4lib/

RSS for Lib: http://blogs.fletcher.tufts.edu/rss4lib/

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