Category Archives: XML/RSS

“RSS in Plain English” – fun and informative short video

Thanks to Andy for flagging this online video by Lee Lefever outlining the basics of using an RSS reader: Click To Play There are two types of Internet users, those that use RSS and those that don’t. This video is … Continue reading

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RSS and the academic library — (still the freakin' coolest)

Long-time readers will know all about my long-time admiration for UBC’s librarians. Yesterday was a notable new chapter in the saga, as 35 of our university’s finest information specialists (with more on a waiting list) packed into a lab for … Continue reading

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RSS for the UBC Library Catalogue!

My long-time love for librarians (and for RSS) grows stronger over time. My heart goes all a-flutter at the introduction of RSS feeds for new items in the UBC Library. I could quibble — it would certainly be nice if … Continue reading

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I am not worthy

Some fairly pedestrian posts have prompted some amazing comments. I find myself unable to offer these welcome visitors the appropriate hospitality (in part due to other pressures, mostly because I’m not quite sure how to respond adequately), but I wanted … Continue reading

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The Conversation

A throwaway line in one of yesterday’s posts (“There’s an unmistakable energy out in the community right now, and I feel sorry for the people in our field who have yet to jack into it”), prompted a couple of comments … Continue reading

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This is for you, James

Thanks to James Farmer for the friendly reminder that this weblog was downright unfriendly to those who prefer to read it through their RSS readers. It was easy enough to reset the settings so that the whole entry was included … Continue reading

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Feed2JS — Kickin’ Out the RSS Jams

People who read this weblog regularly are no doubt tired of my incessant shout-outs for Alan Levine. I know Alan is… But Maricopa’s new Feed2JS service really raises the bar for displaying RSS feeds online. I needn’t add any hype, … Continue reading

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Housecleaning, and a couple of workshops…

I’ve added a couple of new features to the page, neither of which qualify as revolutionary, but both provide useful functionality and were so easy to implement that even I was able to do them… The “in-flux” section on the … Continue reading

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Yahoo! now serves up an RSS Directory

Yahoo! has ditched Google as its search engine for one of its own, and it has a promising new feature. This search for “Object Learning”… … turns up a “View as XML” link to this site’s RSS feed. Via the … Continue reading

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User-selectable RSS Feeds

Auricle, the weblog of the eLearning@bath team, has a nifty layout that allows readers to select what RSS feed they would like displayed in the right-hand column. As Derek Morrison suggests, “there are some exciting possibilities, e.g. selecting what information … Continue reading

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