Hello Blogger world (or at least my course coordinator ;) )!
Week 3 of the Library 2.0 course is here and I have learned a bit about RSS feeds and (gasp!) joined twitter.
1. RSS Feeds
I already follow several library blogs on the Google Reader platform, but now have added the SOLS (Southern Ontario Library Services) feed to my list. The only thing I don't like about Google Reader is that you can't keep posts that are more than one month old.
I really like the RSS feeds that I follow in the library world. They give me updates and reviews on various books and I receive lots of programming ideas. This is great because I am a children's/teen librarian who is always on the lookout for new ideas.
I think that an RSS feed would be a great addition to a public library site so people could keep abreast of the new posts and activities coming from the library.
On a side note, I have another reader that I use on my personal computer that I downloaded with to my firefox browser. It's a good add-on because I don't have to be connected to the internet to use it (and I don't have internet at my house).
An interesting way to keep people updated on what's happening. If many people in your community are twitter users, then I think this is a good way to keep them updated. I think that the connecting to your phone's texting ability certainly makes it more user friendly.
Well, that's all for now folks!