RSS Feeds: a New Generation Information Tool for Special Libraries

Pandey, Praggya and Alam, Md. Nurul RSS Feeds: a New Generation Information Tool for Special Libraries., 2009 . In National Workshop on Library 2.0 : a Global Information Hub, Ahmedabad, India, 5-6 February 2009. [Conference poster]


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Special libraries have emerged out as efficient information catering organizations with exquisite tools to meet the never saturating demands of the information seekers. Still due to time, budgetary and staff constraints it is not an easy task to provide quality services let alone value added services.Really Simple syndication or Rich Site Summary is a part of push technologies used to speed up on-time and up-to-date information dissemination. In other words it can be said that RSS is a newer version of Current Awareness Service.. RSS feeds are used to share and deliver information spontaneously to the patrons. RSS are either posted on the website or read through RSS readers (eg. Bloglines and Google Reader). RSS in special libraries are used to - update web page contents, alert new additions in the online catalogue, give notifications, inform overdue materials, display new programs and events in the library, create electronic newsletter of the library, reflect press releases and media advisories, display job openings, create reading list, table of contents, provide current awareness and guides etc. This poster would outline what’s and how’s of RSS feeds and their applications in the special libraries. Furthermore sample demonstration of RSS feed creation, editing, downloading and hosting on the web page through freely available RSS feed software will be made.

Item type: Conference poster
Keywords: RSS, RSS Feeds, XML, information tool, special libraries
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services
I. Information treatment for information services > IJ. Reference work.
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: PRAGYA PANDEY
Date deposited: 13 Jan 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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