In general they're a good tool for doing something else, not an end in and of themselves.
Syndication is what turns blogs into publishing.
Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication
- read a stripped down version of your favorite sites via the web or a free application
- interfile postings from blogs on similar topics
- why it's easy, why it's complicated
- where does it come from? how does it look?
- learn more [tons of good links]
You'll also need to know about RSS readers: NetNewsWire
for Mac, more options from blogspace
, from allrss.com
Blogs inform. Blogs tell stories. Blogs personalize.
RSS is quick. RSS is easy. RSS is sensible.
Few things in librarianship are fun, easy, and
This is for you.
this talk lives at: http://librarian.net/talks/nhlablogs
Comments or Questions?
Jessamyn West is a community tech mentor for AmeriCorps working with the Kimball Library in Randolph Vermont. She runs the weblog librarian.net
and is an American Library Association At Large Councilor. She has had a blog since before they were called that. IM her at iamthebestartist
I got some good ideas for this talk from Steven and Amanda. This presentation was created in HTML using CSS. There was no PowerPoint involved in this presentation except as a nagging bad example. The layout and stylesheet are available to borrow via a share and share alike creative commons license. See source code for details.
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