Use of RSS feeds by library professionals in India

K., Mohamed Haneefa and S. R., Reshma and C., Manu Use of RSS feeds by library professionals in India., 2013 . In National Conference on E-resources and E-learning: Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries, University of Calicut, Kerala, India, 2013 February 01-02. [Conference paper]

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English abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of RSS by library professionals in India. A structured online questionnaire was posted in LIS-forum mailing list to collect data for the study. The study found that majority of the respondents are aware of RSS and they are using it for providing various library services. Majority of the respondents use RSS several times a day and most of them subscribes new RSS feeds through search engines. Current Awareness Service and news updates are the major RSS based services provided by librarians. According to a majority of the respondents the major disadvantage of RSS is that not every website offer RSS feed. This study provides useful information about the current use of RSS by the library professionals in India.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Internet, World Wide Web, RSS, Communication, Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Library Professionals, India
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BI. User interfaces, usability.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
I. Information treatment for information services
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Manu C Chembrakuzhi
Date deposited: 25 Jan 2014 02:39
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:30
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/22424

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