I seriously don’t know if my brain can handle all of the applications for RSS that schools could use. And since, as Jenny so aptly points out, I did unintentionally insult the library in my post yesterday, I did a little quick making up this morning using the Amazon feed for teen titles. It literally took two minutes to drop it into this story page on our IMC site. Now, I know that in itself is nothing earth shattering. But we need the school library site to became the first place we go for information and research on the Web, just like it used to be when we physically went to the building. Again, to cite Jenny:
…topical feeds from the library, use of library databases to support research or assignments, no collaborative collection of web-based resources managed by the library, or any other daily interaction with the library and its resources. It’s actually pretty sad when you think about it, but unfortunately, it will be accurate if librarians don’t start understanding, using, and providing information to these types of tools.
Now, I’d like to see Amazon provide feeds that list the additions to each of these categories.