Blogging and RSS: A Librarian's Guide, Second Edition

Blogging and RSS: A Librarian's Guide, Second Edition

by Michael P. Sauers

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ISBN-13: 9781573879118
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
Publication date: 05/24/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Blogs 1

What Is a Blog? 1

Types of Blogs 2

The Blog Effect 3

Why Blog? 7

Chapter 2 The Library Blogosphere, Part 1: The Blogs 9

Librarian Blogs 9

Library Blogs 43

Miscellaneous Blogs 52

Just One More 65

Chapter 3 The Library Blogosphere, Part 2: The Bloggers 67

Chapter 4 Creating a Blog 81

Why Blog? 81

Methods for Creating Your Blog 82

Creating Your First Blog 83

Blog Options 99

Chapter 5 An Introduction to RSS 137

What Is RSS? 137

History of Feed Development 138

What's in a Feed File? 139

Feed Types 142

Identifying Feeds 144

Finding Feeds 148

Using Feeds 149

Chapter 6 Using an Aggregator 155

What Is an Aggregator? 155

Types of Aggregators 156

Google Reader 162

Podcasting and RSS 202

Chapter 7 Noteworthy Feeds 209

Library and Library-Related Feeds 209

News Feeds 213

RSS Services 220

Miscellaneous Feeds and Services 223

Chapter 8 Creating Feeds 231

Hand Rolling 231

Semi-Automated 232

Fully Automated 246

Placing Outside RSS Content on Your Site 247

Chapter 9 Microblogging With Twitter 259

Why Use Twitter? 259

Twitter Basics 261

Tweeting 101 267

Next Steps 282

Afterword 287

Recommended Reading 289

Appendix: Feed Code Examples 297

Glossary 307

About the Author 311

Index 313

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