…..no, it really IS that simple. RSS feeds go to the location of your choice and only deliver the information you specify. Thanks to Amy and her presentation at SMC Staff Day 2007, I have been getting Time Magazine’s quotes and photos of the week, articles from The New Yorker, book reviews, author updates, and various articles pertaining to my passion for writing and editing. In fact, I want to share a few things with you!
This story is the coolest story I’ve ever heard come from a library. It’s about a cat called Dewey Readmore Books and the legacy he left behind at the Spencer Public Library in Illinois. The RSS feed does no justice to the real legacy, though. Readers must check out Dewey’s page; there is a link to it on the feed.
I hope all of you get a great kick out of the story. It’s quite heartwarming and Dewey’s page is hilarious!!!
As for professional feeds, there are quite a few that will really come in handy as I continue my career in the library. The Library of Congress has the most news-related feed I came across, and has links for specific readers such as students, teachers, kids, etc. I haven’t quite figured out how to get the feed sent to my GoogleReader, but the page is quite nice! (Anyone want to help me with this?? Where’s Brian when I need him??)