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March 31, 2006

More Blogs and RSS feeds from the University Library!

Did you know that you're reading a "blog"?! Yes! A blog is merely a way to put news and opinions up on the web. Blogs can be read by going to the blog website (e.g., going to the Biotech Info Center's News site, or via an RSS feed reader such as Bloglines. Bloglines and other RSS feed readers are handy because they let you easily keep track of "what's new" from many resources -- blogs, newspapers, CNN, table of contents of journals, new books, etc. If you're curious about RSS feeds, please read our short page explaining about RSS feeds and how to get started with Blogger.

The University library is using Blogs and RSS feeds in several instances. For example, the following libraries have blogs as vehicles to tell you "what's new" --
Biology
Business & Economics
Engineering
Undergraduate
Biotechnology Information Center
and others.

You may also want to keep up to date on what's happening in issues such as open access, author copyrights, google, etc. by reading the Scholarly Communications newsletter.

If you're using an RSS feed reader, you can set up RSS feeds so you will be notified when new electronic journals and databases are added to our ORR registry or when new books (or other materials) are received and added to the Online Catalog. In both cases, you can specify the subject area in which you're interested.

Posted by Katie Newman at March 31, 2006 11:15 AM