First off, I’m playing a bit of catchup this week.
The biggest thing I have found as I’ve set up RSS feeds and attaching amongst various websites is the finicky-ness of the software. Yet, as a software person (from a way back), this shouldn’t be that surprising to me — the interfacing between software systems has always been the trickiest part of information technology. However, once I got the fine tuning of Google figured out, the various RSS feeds came nicely into play.
Libraries provide information — being on top of what is happening is likely a good thing, both for patrons and for library staff. Also, being able to move out information of importance from the library to the community, particularly around services and programs, would definitely be a fast, easy way of communicating by a library.
I’ve subscribed to the Globe’s RSS feed and have already found it handy, particularly as I’ve been watching events unfold in Egypt.
Definitely, a very interesting “social media” tool.