New PDF release: Blogging and RSS: A Librarian's Guide

By Michael P. Sauers

ISBN-10: 1573873993

ISBN-13: 9781573873994

During this absolutely up to date moment version of his renowned 2006 publication, Michael P. Sauers exhibits how running a blog and RSS expertise might be simply and effectively utilized by libraries and librarians. as well as offering easy-to-follow directions for growing, publishing, and syndicating a web publication utilizing unfastened web-based providers, software program, RSS feeds, and aggregators, Sauers covers new instruments and providers, introduces various valuable library blogs and bloggers, and incorporates a new bankruptcy on microblogging with Twitter.

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With music and video, we are completely used to the container, the content, and the user interface each being distinct: we put a tape into a player, which we control with knobs or buttons, and the content itself is ethereal and amorphous. With print, until very recently, the content, container, and interface were all the same thing … a book, a magazine, a broadsheet, a newspaper. All are content, container, and interface wrapped into a single unit. This may point to one of the reasons that people seem to feel a deeper connection to print materials than to the 8mm film, or the cassette tape.

Which begs these questions: What about the reference desk? Why not ask a librarian? You’ll never hear me say or read that I think the reference desk is dead— because it’s not. But I will say that we can see in the KBG that there is a niche for text message information resources and they are filling it. The question I personally wonder about is how libraries should respond. KGB has the distinct advantage of being a company with a clear vision to provide this particular type of reference service.

Interfaces, Part 2 This distinction from the post below, that media can either be collapsed (Content, Container, and Interface as a single piece, as a book) or expanded (each separated, as in a DVD, remote, and screen) explains a bit about why the Touch interface is so visceral. The iPad feels different from other devices when you use it, and one of the reasons that I believe it does is that it collapses what have been expanded media types. With the iPad (and to a lesser degree, the iPhone, Android devices, Microsoft Surface, etc) you directly interact with the media and information you are working with.

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