Current Awareness in the New Millenium: RSS
Taylor and Francis
Keeping current is essential for both patrons and librarians in the health sciences. We receive electronic and photocopied tables of contents. We subscribe to relevant mailing lists, newspapers and magazines. We review Web sites, books and journals. Our desks are littered with current awareness items that more often get old than read. RSS or "Really Simple Syndication" is a means of organizing and simplifying current awareness efforts. Using RSS feeds from a variety of sources along with aggregator software can keep up date with out the clutter. This article will provide a starting point from which to take advantage of RSS and continue the process of active learning.
RSS, Current awareness
Cooke, C. A. (2006). Current awareness in the new millennium: RSS. Med Ref Serv Q, 25(1), 59-69.