Thursday, July 19, 2007

Free your content! RSS for Libraries

Free your content! RSS for Libraries

Presented by:

Paul Pival - Distance Education Librarian, University of Calgary, and

Meredith Farkas - Distance Learning Librarian, Norwich University

Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 11 a.m. - noon Eastern / 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pacific

RSS feeds - for the Library User and the Library Professional

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format for syndicating content on the Web. It's a common thread behind almost all social technologies. Blogs, wikis, social bookmarking sites, Flickr, podcasts, and many other Web 2.0 sites all have RSS feeds that allow consumers to receive content without having to visit the site where the content actually lives. RSS separates content from presentation, allowing the content to be reused in multiple places and combined with other content to create unique resources. Another great feature of RSS is that it's actually easy to utilize, even for people with little technical background.

Register below to take part in this FREE webinar.

Paul and Meredith will describe what RSS is and how to use it in a variety of ways in libraries: to make it easier for users to find out about your collections and programs, to push subject-related content to patrons, and to publish dynamic content on a variety of pages. There are many tools that make generating RSS feeds, subscribing to RSS feeds, displaying RSS feeds, and mixing RSS feeds an incredibly simply proposition for those with little technical knowledge. In addition, the presenters will show you how to use RSS to easily keep up with the topics you are interested in without having to visit multiple Web sites each day.

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