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Title: Keep up-to-date using subject specific blogs, RSS feeds, and listservs
Authors: Bhatt, Jay
Dominy, Margaret
Wheeler, Andrew
Keywords: Current awareness services;Blogs;RSS feeds;Electronic discussion groups
Issue Date: 20-Oct-2005
Abstract: Students and faculty need to keep up-to-date with their area of research. Subject specific blogs, RSS feeds, and listservs make it easier than ever to keep up with the latest news, innovations, articles, and research. RSS feeds are easy to use. RSS stands for Rich Site Summary (it is also referred to as Really Simple Syndication]. If an electronic journal, website, or blogger offers an RSS feed, it is easy to capture that feed and receive updates from them. Some electronic journals will even create an RSS feed based on user-specified search criteria and then notify the user when new relevant articles become available. Blogs [a combination of the words "web" and "logs"] are an informal but valuable means of communication. Blogs typically include an RSS feed so the blog author can, in effect, push information to interested people. Blog authors could be fellow researchers sharing ideas or librarians alerting readers to new resources or upcoming lectures. Many professional and scholarly societies also offer blogs and RSS feeds. Listservs are lists that people subscribe to via email. They typically focus on a specific topic, demographic, or profession. When new information is posted to the listserv, subscribers receive the information via email. This poster presents subject specific blogs, RSS feeds, and listservs.
Description: Poster and accompanying handouts.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/566
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