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* Monday, October 16, 2006

Libraries with RSS from the Catalog

As a result of questions that came up in the preconference Michael Stephens and I did yesterday at the Internet Librarian International Conference, I've started a new section on the LibSuccess wiki for examples of library catalogs that offer live RSS feeds. I've organized it by vendor, so hopefully you can see what is going on in this area with yours. If nothing is going on, talk to your vendor!!

While I think it's important to get a snapshot of which libraries are offering this service, I think it would be even more valuable if we could also collect links to those libraries that are actually displaying RSS feeds from their catalogs, either on their own websites or on others', so please help fill in this section.

Although I know of several libraries offering feeds from their OPACs, I don't know what software version they are running, so all of the entries for this section are currently empty. This is not a space to list a vendor whose product offers feeds; rather it should be a list of libraries with a live and viewable implementation.

Hopefully it will grow and allow us to talk to each other to implement these services to help disprove the notion that RSS from the catalog is "just hype."

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