August 10, 2006
Tip – add RSS feeds to your Electronic Journal list
One of my major goals this year is to create and provide a comprehensive system of pushing RSS feeds out to our physicians, residents and other hospital staff. My first step is to integrate url’s of RSS feeds for the toc of the journals on our EBSCO AtoZ list. This has actually been an easier process than I thought though it is time consuming. All I really have done is added the RSS feed as a custom link on the journal record in EBSCO AtoZ. If there is interest, I will post step-by-step instructions.
Here is an example of what our patrons see:
My next step will be to create an RSS page explaining RSS, giving links to readers, and offering links to medically related RSS directories. At some point I would like to start pushing topically-related, pre-bundled RSS feeds as David Rothman has begun doing at this institution. The possibilites are endless, my problem is overcoming the desire to offer everything at once.How are you using RSS feeds in your library?