Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

RSS: What Every Legal Aider Should Know RSS: What Every Legal Aider Should Know.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "RSS: What Every Legal Aider Should Know RSS: What Every Legal Aider Should Know."— Presentation transcript:

1 RSS: What Every Legal Aider Should Know RSS: What Every Legal Aider Should Know

2 What is RSS? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication RSS allows websites to syndicate content to other websites and other XML-enabled applications like RSS feed readers/aggregators RSS allows websites to syndicate content to other websites and other XML-enabled applications like RSS feed readers/aggregators Atom is a very similar standard originally used by Blogs. Most feed readers support both RSS and Atom. Atom is a very similar standard originally used by Blogs. Most feed readers support both RSS and Atom.

3 What RSS Can Do For You RSS makes keeping up with web-based resources easier RSS makes keeping up with web-based resources easier Through the use of feed aggregators, an advocate can select any available feed of interest and have it automatically updated and available on a single web page. Through the use of feed aggregators, an advocate can select any available feed of interest and have it automatically updated and available on a single web page.

4 Different Uses of RSS RSS allows an individual to gather news items and view them either online or within . RSS allows an individual to gather news items and view them either online or within . Why? More efficient than surfing the web – consolidates relevant content. You can also use RSS to send alerts to or watch a webpage Why? More efficient than surfing the web – consolidates relevant content. You can also use RSS to send alerts to or watch a webpage RSS can also be used to pull content into a website. Example: Statewide websites may display RSS news feeds RSS can also be used to pull content into a website. Example: Statewide websites may display RSS news feeds

5 Focus of Todays Training RSS use by individual advocates within legal aid. RSS use by individual advocates within legal aid. To learn more about RSS use on statewide websites see: To learn more about RSS use on statewide websites see:

6 How Advocates use RSS Keep current on national trends through RSS news feeds from national support centers or other legal experts. Keep current on national trends through RSS news feeds from national support centers or other legal experts.

7 Examples of Substantive Feeds: Substantive Feeds Substantive Feeds Center on Budget & Policy Priorities Center on Budget & Policy Priorities Center on Budget & Policy Priorities Center on Budget & Policy Priorities CLASP Feeds (several feeds on various topics) CLASP Feeds (several feeds on various topics) CLASP Feeds (several feeds on various topics) CLASP Feeds (several feeds on various topics) Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law National Health Law Program National Health Law Program National Health Law Program National Health Law Program US Government Feed Library US Government Feed Library US Government Feed Library US Government Feed Library Legal Services of Northern California Advocate Feed Legal Services of Northern California Advocate Feed Legal Services of Northern California Advocate Feed Legal Services of Northern California Advocate Feed

8 Stay up to date on tech issues Get updates on technology: trainings, articles, new tools and more. Get updates on technology: trainings, articles, new tools and more. Legal Aid & Technology Legal Aid & Technology LSNTAP.org: Latest News & Views LSNTAP.org: Latest News & Views LSNTAP.org: Latest News & Views LSNTAP.org: Latest News & Views LSNTAP.org: LSTech Library Content LSNTAP.org: LSTech Library Content LSNTAP.org: LSTech Library Content LSNTAP.org: LSTech Library Content Law.com Legal Technology Feed Law.com Legal Technology Feed Law.com Legal Technology Feed Law.com Legal Technology Feed ABAs Legal Technology Resource Center feed ABAs Legal Technology Resource Center feed ABAs Legal Technology Resource Center feed ABAs Legal Technology Resource Center feed Probono.net Statewide Website Feed Probono.net Statewide Website Feed Probono.net Statewide Website Feed Probono.net Statewide Website Feed

9 Receive National Legal Aid News General Legal Services & Legal Feeds General Legal Services & Legal Feeds NLADAs Equal Justice News NLADAs Equal Justice News NLADAs Equal Justice News NLADAs Equal Justice News CNN Law Feed CNN Law Feed CNN Law Feed CNN Law Feed Law.com Newswire Law.com Newswire Law.com LSC Announcements LSC Announcements LSC Announcements LSC Announcements LSC Updates LSC Updates LSC Updates LSC Updates

10 Other Ideas Google News (use Google News to create custom news feeds and then get an RSS feed for that) Google News (use Google News to create custom news feeds and then get an RSS feed for that) Google News Google News Example: Example: Google News Alert for HUD Litigation Google News Alert for HUD Litigation Legal Aid Technology Legal Aid Technology Add a feed with the name of your own organization Add a feed with the name of your own organization

11 Discussion: How do you use RSS feeds: How do you use RSS feeds: Are advocates in your organization using RSS feeds? Are advocates in your organization using RSS feeds? What of these examples would be of most interest? What of these examples would be of most interest? What are some of your favorite feeds? What are some of your favorite feeds?

12 What Do I Need To Use RSS? Feed aggregator (aka feed reader) Feed aggregator (aka feed reader) Web browsers: Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox Web browsers: Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox Applications: Outlook (through third-party plugin, except Outlook 2007) and Thunderbird Applications: Outlook (through third-party plugin, except Outlook 2007) and Thunderbird Third-party websites that provide RSS aggregation Third-party websites that provide RSS aggregation URL of RSS feeds URL of RSS feeds

13 Feed Aggregators MyYahoo.com: ability to control number of items per feed, move up/move down. MyYahoo.com: ability to control number of items per feed, move up/move down. Google Reader: folders, personalized home page, feeds integrated Google Reader: folders, personalized home page, feeds integrated Live Bookmarks (Firefox) Live Bookmarks (Firefox) Internet Explorer 7 Internet Explorer 7

14 How To Add A Feed To A Feed Reader (run through live demos of adding feeds in each of the 4 options)

15 Finding Feeds Look for the RSS logo: Look for the RSS logo: Both Google Reader & MyYahoo have built-in feed searches Both Google Reader & MyYahoo have built-in feed searches RSS.LStech.org maintains a list of many feeds with the additional ability to get these feeds in javascript for websites. RSS.LStech.org maintains a list of many feeds with the additional ability to get these feeds in javascript for websites.

16 Additional Resources RSS for Advocates: Everything You Need to Know RSS for Advocates: Everything You Need to Know RSS section of the LSNTAP Tech Library RSS section of the LSNTAP Tech Library Great Resources for Poverty Law Related RSS Great Resources for Poverty Law Related RSS


Download ppt "RSS: What Every Legal Aider Should Know RSS: What Every Legal Aider Should Know."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google