Kresge Library News: February 2006 Archives

February 16, 2006

New Materials in the Library

Check out what is new in the Library's collection. The January New Acquisitions list is now available.


February 14, 2006

Syndicate this Site

You've probably seen the links all over the web for Syndicate this Site, or the orange and white RSS buttons. But what does it mean? Using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) allows readers of blogs and other sites to subscribe to content.

An RSS reader is needed to manage and read the content from the subscribed sites. RSS readers link to a special URL that allows the reader to know when content has been updated. These links are also referred to as 'feeds'.

RSS readers can be web based, such as Bloglines or installed on your computer. Yahoo! provides a list of popluar RSS readers. Everytime a new item is posted to a blog or site that supports RSS, a notice is sent to the subscibers. The next time the RSS reader is opened, the new information from subscribed sites will be displayed.

Why should you care? RSS can make your life easier. If you routinely visit several sites to read news and find information, an RSS reader can simplify the process for you. You will have one place to visit to get all of your news. Plus if you use a web-based RSS reader, you will always be able to access your subscriptions.

To subscribe to the Kresge In Spotlight blog, open your RSS reader and add the In the Spotlight feed URL accepted by your reader:

  • RSS 1.0 http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/kresgenews/index.rdf
  • RSS 2.0 http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/kresgenews/index.xml
  • Atom http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/kresgenews/atom.xml
All new content that is posted to this site will be picked up by your RSS reader.

To find other sites that offer RSS feeds, visit Feedster, a search engine for RSS feeds.


February 07, 2006

New Resource - AdForum

AdForum is an internationally focused database provides access to over 35,000 advertisements in all media, including audio and video. AdForum also provides access to advertising agency information, news, and other information related to the advertising industry. Access to this resource is limited to Ross constituents only.

Access to AdForum is available from the library's A-Z Database page.


February 03, 2006

New Resource - Safari Tech Books Online

Safari Tech Books Online is a fully-searchable collection of electronic books published since 2004. Safari titles cover diverse topics including programming languages, information technology management, operating systems, software applications, "hacks", and ecommerce. This resource includes books from leading presses such as O'Reilly and Pearson Technology Group (which includes Addison-Wesley, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Cisco Press, New Riders, Peachpit Press, Que, Sams, etc.)

Access to Safari Tech Books Online is available from the library's A-Z Database page.