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Friday, 7 January 2011

ScHARR Library Bite Size #3 RSS for Research - Wednesday 12th January @ Eric Wilkes Room


Posted by Andy

Number 3 in the ScHARR Library Bite size sessions is next Wednesday 12th January in the Eric Wilkes Room at 2.30pm

#3 RSS for Research

In my opinion, the most under-used and powerful tool a person could     employ to stay in touch with current research, information and interests.

What is RSS?
Rich site summary or really simple syndication - I prefer the latter.

Why RSS? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS


RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, not needing to join each site's email newsletter, in addition can keep your inbox free of countless journal and newsletter updates. It can take the pressure off reading emails and act as an information overload buffer.
For more information go to: http://www.whatisrss.com/

In this session, I will show you the many uses of RSS, from Pubmed searches to personal         start pages, from RSS in your inbox to subscribing to podcasts; how to use it effectively and why it could change your life :-)

As always with this short informal mid-afternoon session, bite size cakes will be available, just bring your coffee/tea/warm milk with you.






1 comment:

Tom Roper said...

Or RDF Site Summary