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1 Keeping up to date with new research Nicola Conway Liaison Librarian

2 Format of the session How? Part 1 – vs RSS What? – Books – Journal articles – Journal Table of Contents (ToCs) – Mailing lists, Blogs, Research news & funding opportunities How? Part 2 – Filtering your feeds

3 How? Automated alerts either: RSS (Really Simple Syndication) – Feeds – Feed readers Browser Online

4 Feeds 1.Durham University News: – 2.BBC News: –

5 Feeds

6 Feed Readers Feed readers: – Google Reader Google Reader – NetVibes NetVibes – Bloglines Bloglines

7 Task One Set up a RSS feed reader. Use Internet Explorer or register for an online reader such as Google Reader Subscribe to a generic feed e.g.. – Durham University central news – Durham University Library news – BBC news

8 What? Books: Library Catalogue New items purchased by the library Other catalogues Publisher sites Keeping up to date for researchers web page

9 Task Two Create a RSS feed or an alert for a book from one or more of the following: – Library Catalogue ( ) – New items purchased by the library (RSS) – Copac (RSS) – A publisher site ( /RSS)

10 What? Journal Articles: Web of Science Google Scholar Keeping up to date for researchers web page

11 Task Three Create a RSS feed or an alert for a journal from one or more of the following: – Web of Science (RSS and ) – Google Scholar ( )

12 What? Journal Table of Contents: Zetoc JournalTOCs Keeping up to date for researchers web page

13 Task Four Create a RSS feed or an alert for a journal table of contents from one or more of the following: – Zetoc (RSS and ) – JournalTOCs (RSS)

14 What? Mailing Lists: – JISC Mail Blogs: – Google Blogs Web Page Alerts Research news & funding opportunities Keeping up to date for researchers web page

15 Task Five Spend some time having a look at some of the resources: – JISC Mail – Blogs – Web Page Alerts – Research news & funding opportunities

16 RSS filters See only relevant information from your feed Define keywords Filter services – Feed sifter Feed sifter – Pipes Pipes

17 Task Six Set up a filter using Feedsifter Subscribe to your filtered feed

18 More information – Nicola Conway – – telephone: Liaison Librarian – Web page –

19 Questions


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