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1 Why bother? Frank’s reasons

2 Because … A rush of enthusiasm after attending a course Because we could - it's a widely adopted technology

3 Particular needs The Library blog came from a desire to streamline communications from the Library to our users amalgamating different things amalgamating different things allowing all team members to contribute allowing all team members to contribute Influenza feed was born of a need to cope with non-bibliographic news related to Influenza

4 A political need During a visit in late 2002 Ian Gibson MP said that NIMR scientists should ensure they are well-informed about politics of science. This inspired me to search regularly for relevant news items relating to scence policy and soon I had a regular daily headline on our Intranet. This grew and grew and became still more relevant when NIMR's future came under scrutiny. During a visit in late 2002 Ian Gibson MP said that NIMR scientists should ensure they are well-informed about politics of science. This inspired me to search regularly for relevant news items relating to scence policy and soon I had a regular daily headline on our Intranet. This grew and grew and became still more relevant when NIMR's future came under scrutiny.

5 Efficiency gain I regularly found items on specialist topics and emailed these to individuals I knew woudl be interested. RSS provided a way to streamline the whole process, convert these specialist topics into feeds and share them more widely, also to share all the feeds with the research community outside NIMR.

6 Reputation To enhance NIMR Library's role and NIMR's reputation by producing relevant information services for the wider community


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