Archive for the 'Feeds' Category

How to turn a RSS feed into a downloadable ebook with Feedbooks

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Feedbooks is providing a service that can turn any RSS feed into a downloadable ebook which then can be transfered to your e-reader. Also you can turn that ebook into an audiobook using the Text2Go software. There’s a free 30-day trial period, but there are fees involved. It appears you can create a e-book containing […]

BarCamp Boston April 17-18 MIT Stata Center Cambridge

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

BarCamp Boston 2010 is being held on April 17-18, 2010 at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge Mass. Registration is free, but they are asking for a voluntary $20 admission fee to cover costs. In case people have forgotten what is a BarCamp conference: “BarCamp is an unConference, organized on the fly by attendees, for […]

The Shifted Librarian Using WordPress Lifestream Plugin

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Jenny Levine of the Shifted Librarian library blog started to use WordPress’ Lifestream plugin which allows her to post feeds from her major sites such as Flickr, delicious, Twitter, Google Reader, and Youtube onto her blog. It also allows her to add any other RSS feeds not listed. This looks like an interesting experiment using […]

RSS adoption peaking at 11% Forrester Research

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion posted about Forrester Research’s report on RSS adoption: “On a positive note, the resarch entitled What’s Holding RSS Back?, says that nearly half of marketers have moved to add feeds to their web sites. Further, RSS adoption among consumers is at 11% up from just 2% of users three years […]

Internet Librarian 2008 Microsoft SharePoint for Libraries: Streamlinging Your Intranet Management

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Sarah Houghton-Jan of the San Jose Public Library and Shannon Staley of the San Jose State University Library gave a talk called (Microsoft) SharePoint for Libraries: Streamlining Your Intranet Management. Both of them created a joint intranet using Microsoft SharePoint, a free content management program. It offers shared workspaces and documents, wikis, blogs, calendaring, RSS […]

NELINET IT Conference 2008 – Web 2.0: Where Are We Now? Bryant University Oct 10

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

NELINET is hosting it’s IT Conference 2008 – Web 2.0: Where Are We Now? at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island on Friday, October 10, 2008: “This year’s IT Conference – Web 2.0: Where Are We Now? will feature exciting new developments, updates and improvements to Web 2.0 tools in the library world and beyond. […]

Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope With Information Overload

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Sarah Houghton-Jan, Digital Futures Manager, San Jose Public Library and the LibrarianInBlack blog, has published an excellent article in the Ariadne Web Magazine called “Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways To Cope Cope With Information Overload”: “What is information overload? 27 instant messages. 4 text messages. 17 phone calls. 98 work emails. 52 personal […]

MASSLIB08 David Lee King Managers Pay Attention! Why social networking and Web 2.0 is important for your library

Friday, May 9th, 2008

David Lee King, digital branch & services manager, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library gave a talk called Managers listen up!: why social networking and Web 2.0 is important for your library: Some people think change means: fresh breeze at beach or screaming at the laptop why pay attention to change There are best practices […]

Happy RSS Awareness Day!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Via Babbledog, I learned May 1 is RSS Awareness Day. Spread the feeds! Thanks for sharing, Ken!

NewsGator is free

Friday, January 11th, 2008

NewsGator is offering FeedDemon for Windows, NetNewsWire for Mac, NewsGator Go for Mobile , NewsGator Inbox for Microsoft Outlook and NewsGator Online RSS Reader for free! For more info: Posted by Rich

Searching for a Public Radio Host

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Jake Shapiro of Public Radio Exchange, whom I’ve met a few times through various Berkman Center for Internet & Society events, tells Weekend America host Bill Radke about the Public Radio Talent Quest, the search for a new radio host. PRX started it as a contest open to anyone and receive a myriad of submissions, […]

Ultimate RSS Toolbox: 120+ RSS Resources

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Mashable: Social Networking News has published the Ultimate RSS Toolbox: 120+ RSS Resources The list includes readers, feed validators, plugins, mixers, and other items for Windows, Mac and Linux systems Link via the Distant Librarian

New Feed URLs for j’s scratchpad

Monday, February 5th, 2007

I’m sure I probably caused a few of you who read the feed of j’s scratchpad a little bit of stress over the weekend by not blogging. You might have seen the post about the new platform, but by not receiving any content, you weren’t sure if something was wrong or if I just wasn’t […]

InMagic to Offer RSS Capabilities with its Products

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Inmagic, a library vendor offering several different technology products, has added RSS capabilities to its latest WebPublisher PRO v10, scheduled to be released in a few days. Their press release has more details. Many of us keep hoping library system vendors will do more with feeds. Here’s one that is. noticed on Library Stuff

Scoble Speaks Out against Reposting Feeds

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Many people have different thoughts about whether reposting someone else’s XML Feed (RSS, Atom) breaks copyright law or a licensing agreement. I’ve spoken about this before, too, (but I’m too lazy to look for that exchange or those exchanges now) and had at least one heated debate via e-mail with someone over this topic. If […]

The Boston Globe is Podcasting

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

When I went to The Boston Globe Web site recently, I noticed a prominent link to some podcasts. I’m not sure how long they’ve been podcasting, but I didn’t notice the link about a week or so ago. They offer several based on the news and their columnists. (I ended up being unexpectedly offline this […]

Berkman Luncheon Series: Podcasting & New Media in Education with Mark Frydenberg

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Mark Frydenberg, a Bentley College professor, told us about his work with podcasting and new technologies during Tuesday’s Berkman Luncheon series. He first started doing his own podcasts of his lectures, but when he realized no one was really using them, he got his students to do the podcasts instead. He’s doing a bit with […]

ResourceShelf and DocuTicker have New Feed URLs

Friday, July 21st, 2006

The ResourceShelf and Docuticker have new feed URLs (and new looks!). ResourceShelf: DocuTicker:

The Museum of Science Podcasts!

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

I went to a really cool event Monday night at the Museum of Science about science news. As part of the event, one of the presenters mentioned the museum’s podcasts. After the event, I had the opportunity to talk to her. She mentioned she was interested in networking with more bloggers, so I told her […]

Wow! Podcast Feeds are Easy!

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Pardon me while I have one of those “Well, duh” mixed with “It’s about time” moments. For fun, I hand coded a podcast feed. Not too bad. Yeah, I’m definitely the kind of person who learns by doing. I admit that I cheated. I took a feed from a different podcast and rewrote it. For […]

Thoughts on Changing the XML Syndication Icon, Challenges of Using Feeds

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Jenny, The Shifted Librarian and a member of the RSS Advisory Board, shares her perspective on changing the common orange XML button to a symbol she thinks makes more sense to indicate syndication. On the Feedster blog, James writes about one of the challenges to using XML feeds is getting people to recognize that they’re […]

Information Outlook on Podcasting, News Feeds

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Stephen Abram’s column in the March 2006 Information Outlook, the Special Libraries Association’s magazine, is all about podcasting, including a long list of useful links. Darlene Fichter has an article about using XML feeds on Web sites in April’s issue. Not only are these two articles restricted to association members, but they require viewers to […]

Serendipity and Aggregators

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Steven and Ken are writing a bit about how aggregating content changes serendipity. One of my grad school professors taught us quite a bit about the importance of serendipity. I appreciate serendipity in real life. Many of my blog posts come from getting stuck in the pluff mud–what my friend Bob and I call following […]

UW-Madison on Podcasting

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

DoIt (my Dad always loved that acronym for the Division of Information Technology) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go, Badgers!) has a cool site about podcasting with how tos and whys for educators. noticed on a discussion list ages ago

Feed XS

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

RSS4Lib features Netherlands-based Feed XS, a tool which allows people to create the content for RSS feeds, to publish something directly as a feed. It’s a way of making a feed without using some software platform, like blog software, to do it. Why publish just a feed? Well, I learned about a year ago about […]

RSS for your Carss

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

The radio show Car Talk now offers its puzzler and new columns via RSS. (Yes, the typo is intentional. I’m trying hard to be funny.)

Thomson Gale Does Podcasts

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

Thomas Gale adds podcasts to some of their resources.

They Might Be Podcasting!

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Jenny reports that They Might Be Giants, a really cool, rockin’ band often featuring an accordion, offers a podcast:….. A podcast probably isn’t such a big stretch for them because they’ve been doing something similar to a podcast with different technology for years: Dial a Song. They put a song as the outgoing message on […]

What’s Next with Feeds?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

On ZDNet, Phil Wainewright speculates on what’s next with feeds. Are people tired of using aggregators? Is creating one big feed of many feeds the latest important trend? (Is that really as new as the post claims when several aggregators have been doing that for a while?) Is publishing other source’s feeds on our Web […]

EDUCAUSE Review on Podcasting

Friday, November 25th, 2005

The November/December EDUCAUSE Review takes a look at podcasting in academic environments.

The ResourceShelf Plugs RSS4Lib

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Congrats to Ken Varnum for the ResourceShelf highlighting his blog, RSS4Lib.

Yahoo! Whitepaper: RSS: Crossing into the Mainstream (.pdf)

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

beSpacific highlights this pdf whitepaper about the current state of the use of RSS. It includes data on the demographics of feed consumers as well as what kind of content they receive. (The paper might be using RSS in the broad sense, meaning that it might also include information about other kinds of XML feeds, […]

Wikis with Feeds

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Okay, so, sometimes I just plain forget things and leave important stuff out of my presentations. I realized during tonight’s walk that I failed to put anything about wikis into my feeds presentation in Wisconsin. I’ll figure out how to work them in for the next round this Friday. One example is Wikinews. They use […]

RSS for Everybody

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Since my office started offering RSS feeds of Harvard University Gazette headlines, we’ve been getting about one inquiry a week from someone who doesn’t know what RSS is or how to use the feeds. Since I’m the office’s expert on the technology, handling these e-mails has become part of my job. I realized I know […]

Great Things to do with Feeds

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Steve Rubel lists some cool things people can do with feeds. Some of these I actually covered in the talk I gave Wednesday. I’ve seen this post in several places in the blogosphere, like LISNews, but I think someone e-mailed me about it, too … Thanks!

Button, button, I’ve got a button!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

I found a totally awesome button tonight, but it’s not the RSS or XML pin I’ve been seeking to wear during presentations. I was in a cool store that makes my wallet nervous because I can’t go in without making a purchase and noticed a glass bowl of small buttons with individual letters on them. […]

Library Catalogs and Feeds

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Many libraries are doing neat things with XML feeds and their catalogs. One example I found via RSS4Lib shows how the Library Systems Office at George Mason University displays new books in a specific call number with a feed integrated into Voyager, a type of online catalog. Wally Grotophorst posts the technical details on iNode, […]

Kebberfegg: Get Keyword Searches Delivered as OPML or HTML

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

The blogosphere and my e-mail inbox are buzzing with the news about Kebberfegg, a new tool that allows people to set up keyword searches using various sources delivered through the magic of RSS feeds via OPML or HTML. (I’m assuming you probably know what HTML is. OPML is outline processor markup language. It’s what aggregators […]

E-mail via XML Feed: Maybe It’s not so Redundant

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

At first, I thought subscribing to XML feeds of Yahoo! Groups was a bit redundant. I receive them in my aggregator and in various e-mail acccounts, too. Something’s going on with my Yahoo! mail, though, and I haven’t been receiving e-mail in a timely fashion. I can’t tell what exactly is happening, but several times […]

Yet More Arguments for Using Feeds to Distribute Content: Visibility and Ease of Linking

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Just watching my own behavior now, I’m learning that I’m much more likely to read something that comes to me; and, since I blog, I’m likely to write about what I see and point to the links I have on hand. With some blog posts, like the one about the Open Content Alliance, I make […]

NPR Podcasts

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

What rock have I been under that I didn’t realize National Public Radio offered such cool podcasts? They also offer lots of feeds.

Feeds to E-mail

Friday, September 30th, 2005

I love it when things like this happen: A client asked me about the possibility of converting XML feeds to e-mail, which is something I was going to look up for an upcoming talk anyway. Here are some tools I found, most of which come from two posts on The Distant Librarian, who wondered the […]


Thursday, September 29th, 2005

One of my blog group colleagues has a completely awesome pin that looks like an orange RSS button. I’ve been trying to find one off and on for a few months. It would be /awesome/ if I could wear one to my next two presentations, which focus on feeds. If anyone has any idea where […]

The Harvard University Gazette Offers RSS Feeds

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

The Harvard University Gazette now offers RSS 2.0 feeds containing the headlines from its main sections. I feel very excited about the office’s decision to offer feeds because not many university communications offices seem to be using feeds, which are a fabulous way to disseminate news. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health even has […]


Thursday, September 29th, 2005

I was going to try to explain reddit in a snippet in the title of this post, but I can’t quite figure out how to do it. It’s a site where contributors submit news items, like links to articles or blog posts, that get ranked based on popularity. I met two of the guys behind […]

Favorite Feed Stuff for Libraries/Librarians/Information Professionals

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

What I plan to do at Thursday’s blog meeting is to get some ideas about what kinds of nifty things about feeds I should showcase to the audience of librarians and information professionals. I’m going to show off what’s on my list right now, which I’m hesitant to share in this space because I’d like […]

Great Science, Medical Blogs & Feeds?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

I’m looking for some recommendations of science and medical blogs and feeds I should mention in the talks I’m giving on Friday and Monday. Is there one with great content? Is someone doing something really innovative with feeds? Medical podcasts? How about a prime example of a medical library weblog? Doctors? Scientists? I have some […]

Jim Moore: Universities are Poised to Jump into the OPML & Feed Worlds

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Jim Moore examines why universities are ready to start using feeds and OPML (outline processor markup language) more than they have been.

MSN Screensaver & Feeds

Friday, August 26th, 2005

The new MSN screensaver for Windows platforms indicates that it displays feeds. Best to use it only with work safe feeds, otherwise you could find who knows what dancing across your monitor while you aren’t looking. (I found this on some source in my aggregator. The fire alarm interrupted me and I forgot where I […]

Some Thoughts on Offline Aggregators

Friday, August 26th, 2005

First, I know some eyes are popping about the number of unread items in my aggregator being more than 1100 when I first set up the aggregator. Since the aggregator is new (it still has that new aggregator smell), it doesn’t have any memory of what I’ve already read, so it downloaded everything that’s in […]

ProQuest is Using Feeds

Friday, August 26th, 2005

At a conference a while ago, Jenny approached a number of vendors to talk about feeds and how they could utilize them. ProQuest responded. Details are linked above. The number of posts about feeds is beginning to surprise me. As I’m going through the 1100+ things in my aggregator (now down to +627), I’m finding […]

Feeds in Higher Education

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Steven includes this Thomson’s Petersons blog about how various colleges and universities are using feeds. They’re also working on a directory of feeds from colleges and universities. RSS4Lib highlights a recent USAToday article examinining how college students use feeds. It mentions Pluck and Onfolio and interviews Paul Jones of ibiblio fame.

11% of Blog Readers Use Feeds, According to Nielsen//NetRatings

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Here’s a handy statistic from a Nielsen//NetRatings study about blogosphere stuff: 11% of the people who read blogs use feeds to gather and manage content. In contrast, the survey goes on to report 66% of respondents admit not knowing what RSS is. noticed on the ResourceShelf

Libraries & Feeds

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Garrett points to RSS4Lib, a blog hosted by Tufts University exploring how libraries use feeds. He also mentions the article The Power of the Blog in The Scientist.

RSS Version 3

Friday, August 19th, 2005

noticed on LISNews will look at it closer later~ It’s rare that I can find a tagline that fits so well with a day’s blog content. “Sorting out feeds is still a pain in the RSS” comes from a News Library News article by Michael Knoop about a blog course I taught in June.

Congrats to the ResourceShelf Crew for Feedster Featuring DocuTicker as the Feed of the Day!

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

So I go to read this aggregator, right? And something from the ResourceShelf is on top, then there’s a link to DocuTicker, then there’s more stuff from the ResourceShelf. I blinked before I realized the extra link to DocuTicker was from Feedster. Rah rah! It’s a great site, very useful, and well worthy of being […]

beSpacific: Feeds for Google News

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Sabrina succinctly describes Google News’ new Atom and RSS feed options.

Karen Schneider on Blogher Podcasting Session with Lisa Williams

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

The Free Range Librarian, aka K.G. Schneider, presented attended the session on podcasting at Blogher with the blog group’s very own Lisa Williams and shares her thoughts about the session. Both Lisa and Karen report on other Blogher activities. The conference should be the main topic of Thursday’s blog group. I forgot to credit Rich […]

Massachusetts Podcasters Subject of AP Story

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

This brief Associated Press article introduces a few Massachusetts podcasters and their shows.

Ways to Publicize Feeds on a Site

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

I stumbled across this handy post on Bokardo about how to add buttons or text to sites to communicate to people that you offer a feed and they should subscribe to it. I noticed the Atom enabled button isn’t on the list, though some Atom buttons and links are there.

I think it’s hilarious that this server will let us do enclosures,

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

but the aggregator can’t handle them. I’m getting tired of dropping sources from my aggregator because a post with an enclosure gets stuck. *sigh* I need to get another aggregator.

I subscribed to a podcast for the first time today

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

after updating iTunes. It was so easy, especially because what I wanted is on their list. Weekend America. Saturdays I often spend glued to the radio. I try hard to free myself in the early afternoon, but it usually happens that I hear a teaser for something on Weekend America and I find something else […]

Berkman Center Affiliates to Fund RSS Innovations

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

John Palfrey, executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and former fellow Jim Moore hope to encourage feed innovation in the business world with funds from their new company RSS Investors LP. The Boston Globe article linked above has more information. beSpacific highlights a New York Times article discussing the use of […]

Amy points out that the San Francisco Chronicle offers podcasts.

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

There’s even one on dim sum! (This one focuses on tea. The one next week should teach us some of the names of the dishes in Cantonese.) A whole bunch of people have been bugging me to get into podcasting lately. And here I thought I was doing the world a favor by not blogging […]

BusinessWeek Looks at Podcasting

Friday, May 27th, 2005

A few weeks ago, BusinessWeek featured some articles about podcasting, something a few of my readers see as an alternative to me blogging while my wrists are out of commission. I’m working on getting my voice recognition software running. I now have an insight into how spam e-mail is written. I think it’s great, though, […]

2 New Books about Feeds

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Someone asked me yesterday if I could program a feed for her Web site. I don’t know how to do that yet. I snickered when Rich randomly sent me an e-mail mentioning these books: Ben Hammersley Developing feeds with RSS and Atom O’Reilly 2005 0596008813 Danny Ayers Beginning RSS and Atom programming Wrox 2005 0764579169 […]

Reviews of Aggregators

Friday, April 29th, 2005

As well as giving the basics of feed reading, EContent Magazine describes a few popular aggregators. From Garrett’s April 29 Library News & Notes

Book-related Podcasts

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

LIS News highlights two book-related podcasts from National Public Radio affiliate KCRW: Bookworm and Overbooked.

Another Suggestion of How Wikimedia Could Use Feeds

Monday, March 28th, 2005

Some of Wikimedia’s sites have contributors who, well, need an editor. Their content is great, but they may not have a very good grasp of the language in which they are writing; they may not be writing in a way that is stylistically compatible with Wikimedia’s guidelines; they might be like me and ramble on […]

Has anyone else noticed the orange RSS beta link in Factiva?

Monday, March 21st, 2005

The help documentation for Factiva’s new RSS beta feature reads: "We’re pleased to announce that in response to requests from many key customers, an RSS Beta is available to all subscribers. This Beta allows users of to subscribe to Editor’s Choice as channels within their own RSS reader of choice." In my version of Factiva, […]

Amanda Watlington on RSS Evangelism

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

Bill Ives reminds me I haven’t listened to this interview yet, but really should.

"Experience the Chicago Cubs without paying $8.50 for a two dollar hotdog!"

Monday, March 14th, 2005

Three fans of the Chicago Cubs, the next baseball team to win the World Series, are podcasting with items of interest to Cubs fans. The Chicago Tribune has more about the fans and their work. Don’t tell me the Cubs beat the Sox to do the first podcast! from LIS News

Legal Podcasts

Monday, March 7th, 2005

Law Technology News has a brief article on podcasting that includes a list of podcast directories.

The Economics of Podcasting

Monday, February 28th, 2005

Scott Kirsner explores some of the economics of podcasting, like the cost of maintaining a site with podcasts and whether casts should have commercials. The Boston Globe piece includes comments from Christopher Lydon, Dave Winer, and Benjamen Walker. Andrew Grumet has some commentary about the article. Vlogger Steve Garfield (whom you might remember from such […]

Podcasting goes Commercial

Friday, February 25th, 2005

The New York Times discusses Odeo (Pronounced just like "rodeo," their Web site says. That’s kinda funny.), a company that’s getting into the business of podcasting. They plan to sell content, advertising, and software for making podcasts. Kris Liberman pointed out a knitting podcast called KnitCast. Podcasting on knitting just seems so natural.

Converting Feeds to Podcasts

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

Josh describes the work of someone who’s converting digital books to podcasts and wonders if there’s some way to convert feeds into podcasts.

List of News Sources with Feeds

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

Jackie Rejfek and Kevin Reynen posted a list of news sources offering feeds. They include a link to the Special Libraries Association News Division’s news archives on their page. from beSpacific

Librarians’ Index to the Internet is Feedster Feed of the Day!

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

I’ve been a big fan of the Librarians’ Index to the Internet since I learned about it in grad school years ago. It’s so awesome that they harness feed technology to distribute their New This Week list. It’s like the carrot in my aggregator each Thursday or Friday. I’m so glad Feedster highlights their work […]

Branded Aggregators from News Sources

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

Bob Stepno reports some news organizations are considering working on branded aggregators. What I’m waiting for is news organizations to provide XML to HTML/Javascript conversion tools via their sites that will easily allow people to post their headlines or some content on another Web site. Is it enough to offer feeds? Should news organizations also […]

Meeting about Feeds with Yahoo, Feedster, Tech Folks

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

James Day pointed me to this meeting Jeremy Zawodny mentions. Sounds important.

Darlene Fitcher’s Feed Presentation (.pdf)

Thursday, February 10th, 2005

Check out Darlene Fitcher’s presentation focusing on RSS feeds. It covers the basics as well as explaining how to integrate feeds on a Web site and pointing out a few feed services on the Web. If it wasn’t for Christina writing on the ASIST K-Blog Panel, I wouldn’t have much to blog this week.

NBA RSS Feeds!

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005

Steven has an amusing post about sports feeds. I’m holding out for cycling, but I’m going to guess someone somewhere will decide there’s no demand for them and not do them. (That’s supposed to be a joke based on how many news sources decide not to cover cycling because they think there’s no demand for […]

Giving Wikinews Feeds

Monday, February 7th, 2005

One of the ideas tossed around at the Wikinews chat on Saturday was giving Wikinews feeds. Dan100 is now posting Wikinews items to a Blogger blog with a native Atom feed and an RSS feed via Feedburner. This is a great first step, but it seems silly not to mix feeds and wikis. Maybe one […]

Jenny on Feeds

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

Steven suggests podcasting at and/or from library conferences.

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

Open Stacks Podcast

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

Garrett told me about this blog with podcasts librarians might like.

Radio Shows that do Podcasting

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

are going to help me fill my new iPod. Saturday is usually my day to veg with the radio. I tune to a local National Public Radio affiliate and just leave it on for hours. There are two shows I always try to catch. (They dropped a third more than a year ago and I […]

Word of the Day Feed with a Definition

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

The Word of the Day feed included a definition in my aggregator today. I’m sure that’s just a mistake. Why would they choose to do something that’s practical and sensical after only distributing the Word of the Day for so long?

LII’s Feed

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Last week, someone asked about the feed for the Librarians’ Index to the Internet. I waited for it to reappear in my aggregator so I could show it instead of just saying, “Yeah, I subscribe to that.” Here’s this week’s issue.

"The Role of RSS in Science Publishing"

Monday, January 24th, 2005

I saw this article kicking around the blogosphere a few weeks ago. A blogging Freund sagte mir, dass ich ihm lesen sollte. Vielleicht werde ich eines Tages.

3100 Subscribers!

Thursday, January 20th, 2005

I had another big jump in this blog’s feed subscribers. Now, they number over 3100. I can’t believe it. It seems really big when I think about where I was about 18 months ago. But I know I still have thousands more to go if I want to catch any of the A list librarian […]

UT Student Newspaper Offers a Feed

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

Bob reports The Daily Beacon, the University of Tennessee’s student newspaper, offers an RSS feed.

Finding News Faster: XML-Based Feeds in Research

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

This presentation via The Virtual Chase is something I’ll definitely have to look at later. It covers the use of Atom and RSS feeds in research. spied it on the ResourceShelf

Access Notations in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Feed

Thursday, January 6th, 2005

The Chronicle of Higher Education is finally labeling which articles are free and which are restricted to subscribers. Smart.

New Feeds in my Aggregator: Berkman News and Web of Ideas

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

I’ve begun checking the Berkman Center for Internet & Society Web site regularly because they offer a lot of neat events. I want to know what’s happening in case there’s something I should attend. The Web of Ideas discussion series has offered many terrific topics, so I’m looking for those events, too. I realized I […]

"Perfect for your training folder!"

Monday, January 3rd, 2005

Gary Price calls the introduction to feeds I wrote for the Feedster Developers Contest "Perfect for your training folder!" That’s incredibly nice praise. /me blushes and tips hat to Gary Thanks!

The Value of Feeds

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

One of the things I learned during the Votes, Bits, & Bytes conference is that people are using feeds to distribute content directly without having a weblog, Web site, or other place that serves as a home for those feeds. At first, it might sound odd, but it’s very useful for people whose information sharing […]

Wikipedia Needs to Use More Feeds!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

It’s so good to read this on someone else’s blog. I’ve been suggesting that Wikipedia use feeds for their current events, featured article, and some other feedless areas to some Wikipedians for a while. The other night, I think I might have made progress with one of them who might actually be able to make […]

Sources for Podcasts

Friday, December 24th, 2004

With all the recent chatter about podcasting in the blogosphere, when I saw Podcast Alley and in the Librarians’ Index to the Internet’s New This Week, I thought I would (finally) point to them as examples of places to get podcasts.

The Boston Globe on Podcasting

Monday, December 20th, 2004

“If Internet-based weblogs turned everyone into a potential newspaper columnist, and digital cameras let them become photojournalists, podcasting is promising to let everyone with a microphone and a computer become a radio commentator.” This quote sounds like a variation on something Jay Rosen said at the Votes, Bits, & Bytes conference that was mentioned during […]