The first step you need to take when subscribing to RSS feeds is to sign up for a feed reader. There are many available but for the purposes of this programme we will use Google Reader as you have already created an account with Google. As an example of how to subscribe to a feed, let's get you subscribed to the Cam23 2.0 blog. In the right sidebar of this blog there is a "Subscribe to..." box. Click on the arrow next to "Posts", and click "Add to Google". This should take you to your Google Reader (you may need to sign in with your Google account) and you can then subscribe to this feed. From now on, whenever we post something new it will come straight to your Reader, eliminating the need to keep checking the site. You can subscribe to other blogs and news sites in a similar way, even if they don't have a subscribe button embedded in their site, most web browsers will have an RSS button - this may be up by the address bar, or in Firefox 4 this is in the bookmarks menu.
We have added all the registered Cam23 2.0 blogs to the "blogroll" in the left sidebar, so spend some time this week reading a few of the blogs, and then subscribe to your favourites, or click here to subscribe to all the Cam23 2.0 blogs in one go.
In addition to the Cam23 2.0 blogs, here are a few other library-related blogs which I find useful:
- Phil Bradley's weblog - "where librarians and the internet meet" - search engines, web 2.0 technologies
- The Wikiman - library advocacy and marketing, social media
- Librarian by Day - US librarian writing about (amongst other things) transliteracy and digital library services
- Tower Project Blog - ever wanted to know more about what was in the UL tower? This is the blog for you!
- Rarely Sited - special collections and outreach blog set up by Cambridge's very own Naomi Herbert
- Mashable - social media and technology news
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