Exploring the application of RSS for library staff professional development and SDI services

Jeffries, Sandra and Wallis, Corey (2006) Exploring the application of RSS for library staff professional development and SDI services. In: VALA 13th Biennial Conference and Exhibition (VALA2006), 8-10 Feb 2006, Melbourne, Australia.


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Blog and XML feed technologies have provided new opportunities for information
dissemination and communication. The University of Southern Queensland Library
developed a virtual professional Reading Room using these technologies to provide a
centralised, easily-accessible source for professional reading, based on SDI principles. The
Reading Room also provides a discussion space so that Library staff can exchange views on
readings of interest. This paper outlines the goals of the initiative, the processes used to
establish the Reading Room, and the challenges dealt with along the way. Finally, it provides
a preliminary evaluation of outcomes of the initiative and plans for the future.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of VALA
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Division of Academic Services - Library
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:25
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: extensible markup language (XML), blog, RSS, reading room, professional development of librarians
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/595

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