In this screencast, John LeMasney explains how to use Google Reader, an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed reader, to collect, curate, and filter all of the content from your favorite academic sources. Using Google Reader as the engine, John also explains how to use some other RSS reader clients, Feedly.com and Gruml to manage and consume these feeds.
Here’s the slideshow presentation from our Technology Spotlight Series on 3/25/2010. The topic was What is RSS and Twitter and How to Get Started.
Here’s the link to the handouts for this topic:
If you missed our Humanities Computing Demo Day held on 2/27/2009, you can view one of the presentations right here about RSS feeds and Social Bookmarking sites. The presentation runs down some examples of RSS feed readers like Google Reader and ticTOCS (a way to create an opml list from RSS feeds of academic publications). It also touches upon Social Bookmarking sites like Delicious and CiteULike (academic based bookmark sharing site). We are always available for one-on-one meetings and demos if anything in this presentation interests you.