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 custom feeds could be generated by a search. But the feeds seem to render fine in my newsreader, and in aggRSSive (which means it will be a snap for instructors to incorporate these feeds into course pages).

I demo an aggRSSive javascript rendering of the American literature feed after the jump. I see that one of the recently added items is a book by Karin Cope on Gertrude Stein. I remember Dr. Cope from grad school — looks like she’s ditched academia for the life of a Nova Scotian writer.

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About Brian

I am a Strategist and Discoordinator with UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. My main blogging space is Abject Learning, and I sporadically update a short bio with publications and presentations over there as well...
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