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UCSD Libraries Web 2.0 Workshop Week 3 – RSS/Podcasts  Teri M. Vogel February 23, 2007
Objectives (Week 3) <ul><li>What the heck is RSS? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS in the Web 2.0 universe </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
RSS <ul><li>(2003-2004)  Way to keep up with new blog postings w/o 1) checking blogs over and over, or 2) using e-mail ale...
http://kosmar.de/archives/2005/11/11/the-huge-cloud-lens-bubble-map-web20/       
RSS Feed Basics <ul><li>aka  feeds, web feeds, newsfeeds, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>specifications: 1.0, 2.0, ATOM... </li></...
RSS Feed Basics <ul><li>Distributes & repurposes content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>vs. blogs/wikis (create content) </li></ul>...
PULL  RSS Feeds  --Bloglines <ul><li>Login </li></ul><ul><li>Copy feed (URL) </li></ul><ul><li>Click add/subscribe </li></...
You + RSS Reader <ul><li>YOU </li></ul><ul><li>Select  [subscribe]  RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Read what you want,  </li>...
Information Flow, 1 YOU Blogs News Sites Databases E-Journals / E-Magazines ??????   Checking for Updates E-Mail Alerting
http:// RSS Reader Reader “pings” to check if feed (page/site) has been updated) New feed content pulled back into reader ...
Exercise <ul><li>Open 2 browser windows </li></ul><ul><li>1 – Go to  http://www.bloglines.com/   and login </li></ul><ul><...
RSS Readers http:// allrss.com/rssreaders.html   <ul><li>Web Based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Google Reader Example Configure Firefox to add feeds to Google Reader
RSS – Pull Technology <ul><li>Advantages (KM) </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrates  INFORMATION </li></ul><ul><li>Current awaren...
Looking for RSS Feeds? http://www.allrss.com/rssfeeds.html http://www.allrss.com/rssdirectories.html http://www.allrss.com...
PUSHING  RSS Feeds <ul><li>R  in  R SS  = remix, repackage, redistribute, repurpose </li></ul><ul><li>Using RSS to display...
RSS     JavaScript BLOG JavaScript WEBPAGE WEBPAGE with HEADLINES RSS  JS
<ul><li>RSS Feed  (blog, journal, news, database, RSS reader, wiki....) </li></ul><ul><li>Convert to JavaScript and copy ‘...
<ul><li>Aggregates multiple feeds into single feed (mashup) </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Pipes  ( http://pipes.yahoo.com/ )   –...
Podcasts <ul><li>≈  blog of audio  files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Record...
Podcast Directories <ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast411 http://www.podcast411.com/   </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting ...
 
Recap <ul><li>RSS’ role in Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous, built-in feature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs...
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Presentation #3 - UCSD Libraries Staff Development Workshop Series on Web 2.0 Technologies, delivered February 23, 2007

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  1. 1. UCSD Libraries Web 2.0 Workshop Week 3 – RSS/Podcasts Teri M. Vogel February 23, 2007
  2. 2. Objectives (Week 3) <ul><li>What the heck is RSS? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS in the Web 2.0 universe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pulling ( Readers ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pushing (RSS/JS, Re-Mixers) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>locating and capturing --not creating </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. RSS <ul><li>(2003-2004) Way to keep up with new blog postings w/o 1) checking blogs over and over, or 2) using e-mail alerts. </li></ul><ul><li>(2007) Way to keep up with new/updated content on many websites (2.0 & otherwise) w/o checking.......and to repackage or redistribute that content for using elsewhere. </li></ul>
  4. 4. http://kosmar.de/archives/2005/11/11/the-huge-cloud-lens-bubble-map-web20/     
  5. 5. RSS Feed Basics <ul><li>aka feeds, web feeds, newsfeeds, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>specifications: 1.0, 2.0, ATOM... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.xml, .rss, .rdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>XML file that’s a syndication of website content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site gets updated...file gets updated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML – usually not read unaided </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. RSS Feed Basics <ul><li>Distributes & repurposes content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>vs. blogs/wikis (create content) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No standard to identify RSS-enabled sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text, graphical cues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autodiscovery: IE, Firefox, Safari </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To Read Feeds?? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS READER (AGGREGATOR) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. PULL RSS Feeds --Bloglines <ul><li>Login </li></ul><ul><li>Copy feed (URL) </li></ul><ul><li>Click add/subscribe </li></ul><ul><li>Paste feed </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bloglines.com/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. You + RSS Reader <ul><li>YOU </li></ul><ul><li>Select [subscribe] RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Read what you want, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>save, clip, e-mail items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organize feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>de-select [unsubscribe] feeds with a click </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS READER </li></ul><ul><li>Checks website [feed] for fresh content </li></ul><ul><li>Pulls in new content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title, date stamp, link to full article </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All-some-none of the article </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readable, automated </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Information Flow, 1 YOU Blogs News Sites Databases E-Journals / E-Magazines ?????? Checking for Updates E-Mail Alerting
  10. 10. http:// RSS Reader Reader “pings” to check if feed (page/site) has been updated) New feed content pulled back into reader Titles | Dates | Links | Authors | Content** YOU Information Flow, 2
  11. 11. Exercise <ul><li>Open 2 browser windows </li></ul><ul><li>1 – Go to http://www.bloglines.com/ and login </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Username/password on board </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 – Find a website with RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select, copy feed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 – Go back to Bloglines, then Feeds  Add  Paste Feed  SUBSCRIBE </li></ul>
  12. 12. RSS Readers http:// allrss.com/rssreaders.html <ul><li>Web Based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rojo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desktop - choices arranged by OS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feed Demon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NetNewsWire </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Browser Integrated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sage (Firefox), Safari (OS X) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Google Reader Example Configure Firefox to add feeds to Google Reader
  14. 14. RSS – Pull Technology <ul><li>Advantages (KM) </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrates INFORMATION </li></ul><ul><li>Current awareness/alerting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable (“newspaper”) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Saves time </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Need to use the information </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t go overboard with feeds </li></ul>
  15. 15. Looking for RSS Feeds? http://www.allrss.com/rssfeeds.html http://www.allrss.com/rssdirectories.html http://www.allrss.com/rsssearch.html <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entries/comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Subscribe’ buttons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedburner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User or Tag </li></ul></ul><ul><li>News Outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>E-Journals </li></ul><ul><li>News Searches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google, Yahoo, Moreover </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PubMed, Compendex, Web of Science, Business Source Premier </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS Icon Gallery - http://www.rssicongallery.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free RSS Graphic Tool - http://www.feedforall.com/public/rss-graphic-tool.htm </li></ul>
  16. 16. PUSHING RSS Feeds <ul><li>R in R SS = remix, repackage, redistribute, repurpose </li></ul><ul><li>Using RSS to display/push information from one website to another </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamically updated content </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. RSS  JavaScript BLOG JavaScript WEBPAGE WEBPAGE with HEADLINES RSS  JS
  18. 18. <ul><li>RSS Feed (blog, journal, news, database, RSS reader, wiki....) </li></ul><ul><li>Convert to JavaScript and copy ‘text’ block </li></ul><ul><li>Paste block of ‘text’ on website (wiki, blog...) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freestanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://scilib.ucsd.edu/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://units.sla.org/division/dche/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feed or HTML/JavaScript widget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://scilib3.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://scilib3.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul>RSS  JavaScript Tools http://allrss.com/rssresources.html http://feed2js.org/
  19. 19. <ul><li>Aggregates multiple feeds into single feed (mashup) </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Pipes ( http://pipes.yahoo.com/ ) – Feb 07 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remix feeds & search engines, customize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>private or publish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Science News (Science, Nature, SciAm, NYT) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/QhDwGL7C2xGyHUa_JjBjOg/ </li></ul></ul></ul>Re-Mixing RSS Feeds http://allrss.com/rssremixers.html
  20. 20. Podcasts <ul><li>≈ blog of audio files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recording </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feed (enclosures) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Subscribing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Odiogo ( http://www.odiogo.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog/RSS  Text-to-Audio  Podcasts </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Podcast Directories <ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast411 http://www.podcast411.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting News http://www.podcastingnews.com/forum/links.php </li></ul>
  22. 23. Recap <ul><li>RSS’ role in Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous, built-in feature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, social bookmarking, wikis..... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>+News, Databases, Journals, OPAC*** </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info/KM (pitfalls) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remixing, repackaging from one tool to another </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audio/video (--casting) </li></ul>

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