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RSS: Examples, Case Studies, and Fun!


...And Blogs Too


Steven M. Cohen

PubSub Concepts, Inc



AOL IM - NYlibrarian

Skype - stevenmcohen





Blog Intro


  • Do I need to do this?
  • Yes? No?
  • OK



Blogs are good for libraries...but RSS is better


  • Marketing the librarian
  • Updates to new databases/changes in databases
  • New books
  • Internal communication for reference desk.
  • Yes, this can be internal - In most cases, they are.
  • All blogs come with an RSS Feed


Someone ask me this question:


  • Why is this better than an e-mail newsletter?


Legal Considerations



RSS 101 - Let's Talk



Library-Related RSS Feeds



Legal Feeds






Can't get everything via RSS



Customize Customize Customize.



Libraries are getting hip to RSS Technology




Social Software


PubSub Stuff


  • Weblogs & Syndicated Web Feeds
  • SEC Filings
  • Press Releases
  • Newsgroups
  • Community Lists

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