Sunday, September 27, 2009

Task #8 - Week 4

RSS is an excellent tool for keeping up-to-date on the latest information concerning libraries and the technological advancements within them. Actually, almost any piece of information out there is available for users to collect with a few mouse clicks. After registering, it took a few attempts to find useful information, but as I became familiar with navigating the official Bloglines website I was locating helpful blogs and feeds in really no time at all. I filed six useful feeds that I feel will aid me in the immediate future, whether that is as a current graduate student or a future media specialist.

I see librarians using RSS technology as a way in which to minimize research necessities. I am not suggesting that using RSS should be used for the purpose of getting librarians out of tedious research. I am suggesting, however, that RSS allows a librarian to set parameters so that the collecting of research information is minimized. It is still up to the librarian to choose what information is useful for research purposes and what is not.

1 comment:

  1. certainly for long-term reports on current topics, a RSS reader would be very useful -- for students AND faculty