[Asis-l] Searching OPAC* / WorldCat / Any Database >>>With<<< RSS Feed* ?

Gerry McKiernan gerrymckiernan at live.com
Thu Jul 29 22:17:08 EDT 2010

In addition to  to my interest in MashUps (and/or Readers) that allow one to Create A Cloud Tag From An RSS Feed > 
RSS > TagCloud > 4 > CD : WebFeed-Based TagClouds For Collection Development > i-CD
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I am also interest in any initiative implementation in which an RSS feed can be used o search an OPAC / WorldCat / Any Database in order to identify relevant items related to the topics of the RSS search results > 
>>> That Is > The RSS Results Become A Search Strategy >>>
To further identity publications/information resources /etc. that might support an individual / departmental / institutional Current/Emerging Research Foci , I am interested in using RSS feeds from Dissertations & Theses @ Iowa State (D&T [At] ISU) for the departments/subjects for which I have formal Collection Development responsibilities ]
As A Search Statement For Searching Select Databases >>>
> Search our local OPAC to identify the breath /currency of publications /etc. vis-à-vis the current/emerging research interest as represented by the D&T at ISU RSS search results 
> Search Dissertations & Theses to identify relevant D&Ts from other colleges and universities 
> Search WorldCat for any/all relevant publications/media/etc. 
Another Scenario >>>
> Create an RSS feed for searches of key databases (e.g., Compendex, SciFinder, Web of Science for each of our departmental research faculty staff and search these (and others) for any/all potential relevant indexed content >> 
Shall We Call This > Citation Searching On Steroids [:-)]
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>>> Thanks A Million <<<
BTW> As Some May Know A Few Years Ago I Was Obsessed With Web Feeds >>>
>>> RSS(sm): Rich Site Services 
>>> Rich Site Services: Web Feeds for Extended Information and Library Services
>>> B-Feeds(sm): Web Feeds for Books and Monographs
>>> eFeeds(sm): Web Feeds from Electronic Journals

>>> The ABCs of RSS
>>> The New(s) That Comes to You: Web Feeds for Current Awareness
>>> Seize The Feed: Web Feeds For Enhanced Government Information Services (Library Of Congress)
>>> Web Feeds: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread! 
BTW: Not Only Is Iowa The Home Of The First Digital Computer ]
But > “Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa, USA invented the first loaf-at-a-time bread-slicing machine.”
This Just In: Web Feeds for Enhanced Library Services,” Knowledge Quest 33, no. 3 (January/February 2005): 38-41.
But Gave Them Up For Lent [:->
Of Course I'd Access The Results In A TagCloud [:->]
e-JOY !
Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011
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