Thursday, June 30, 2005

Lorcan Dempsey's weblog: RSS: really something significant

For awhile, I've recognized that many library users don't come to the library. Thinking about how to provide content and services to this population that doesn't (or infrequently) enter the library's environment is a challenge. As we hear more about technologies like RSS, it becomes clear that technologies are emerging that would allow the Library to move into the user's environment. RSS seems to hold that potential...
Lorcan Dempsey's weblog: RSS: really something significant: "As Ross Singer suggests, most of the RSS discussion in libraries has been about delivering news and other feeds to human consumers in their readers, rather than about its use to communicate between an application and other applications which are intermediate consumers of the data. An example of the latter is given in the course reserves integration mentioned in an earlier post, and Ross gives a similar example in his post."