Library Leaders

November 24, 2006

Keeping up-to-date with RSS, blogs, etc

Filed under: technology — burtond @ 6:32 pm

Hi everyone:

I have several purposes for posting today:

1) to see if I can actually do it!

2) I’ve just been introduced to Bloglines and discovered that there is an RSS feed on the Library Leaders blog. For those of you who might be like me and didn’t know anything about this,  is a great alerting tool for keeping up-to-date on new postings in your favourite blogs.

It’s very easy to register with bloglines to set up your own acct.  Then go into your favourite blog and look for the little orange icon (might have little lines in it or say RSS, XML etc).  Right click on the icon and then paste it into the box under the “Add” feature in your Bloglines acct.  Blogs with new postings will be bolded in your list.  Look for the little orange box on the Library Leaders blog and you can get the RSS feed.

3) I went to an excellent SLA Toronto meeting last night on RSS feeds etc and one of the speakers was “our own” Connie Crosby.   She gave a fabulous talk on wikis and some of the great collaborative work you can use them for.  For instance their entire presentation was done via wiki and you can view it at   It is full of wonderful links and many many things I have never heard of before!

Has anyone used a wiki for association type activity – ie for posting minutes, sharing news, directory info, etc?




  1. Great job on your first post, Donna, and thank you for the kind words!

    Speaking on that panel was a blast–I was collaborating with some of my favourite bloggers whom I had not yet met in person. Plus all the energy in the room fed my own enthusiasm. I came away wanting to do more, too.

    If anyone else is interested in putting together a “Web 2.0/Library 2.0” session, I would be happy to explain what we did or perhaps even help you put it together.


    Comment by connie — November 25, 2006 @ 3:55 pm | Reply

  2. Connie, Mary and I are all on the organizing committee for a law libraries conference to be held in Toronto in October. Connie recently set us up with a wiki,and I have to say it’s making a huge difference! Sharing ideas is much more efficient, and there’s a predictable place to go for schedules, letterhead, etc. without versions proliferating all over the place.

    I understand that the BC Securities Commission is exploring the use of wikis in policy development, but have not heard how they’re finding it.


    Comment by wenlib — November 28, 2006 @ 1:18 pm | Reply

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