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Developing an RSS Journal Service for Your Library – January 23, 2008

Special Breeze Session: Developing and Marketing an RSS Journal Service for Your Library

Please join us on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 for a special, additional Breezing Along with the RML session at 11 A.M. Central Time. For those of you who were unable to attend MCMLA 2007 or missed the session on Developing and Marketing an RSS Journal Service for Your Library, the NN/LM MidContinental Region has invited the Librarians from Ebling Library at the University of Wisconsin for an encore presentation of their Omaha session.

Here is the original write up from the MCMLA 2007 program:

More and more journals are making their tables of contents available via RSS feed; however, barriers still exist between the user and the content. A working group at University of Wisconsin academic health sciences library set out in Fall 2006 to “explore possibilities for developing an RSS current awareness service that would categorize health sciences RSS feeds and integrate them with SFX link resolver, document delivery, and RefWorks.” They developed a 4-phase plan, including overhauling the existing RSS journal feeds pages, developing bundled packages for quick subscription to several journals, developing a shopping cart-like application for users to easily create customized collections, and developing instructional and promotional plans for staff and patrons.

A reminder will be sent out at a later date, along with the URL.


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