Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.

2005-03-23

RSS at Ann Arbor District Library

Well, well, well. The Ann Arbor District Library, according to Eli Neiburger (IT Manager at AADL), intends
to provide RSS feeds of not only newly-arrived items, but also newly-ordered items, so that you can get on the request list before it even arrives. We also hope to eventually offer custom RSS feeds of new items, by genre, author, or keyword, but we'll have to get to know our new system better before we'll know if we can pull that off.

Isn't that splendid? And doesn't it dovetail oh, so perfectly with the class I'll be teaching tomorrow? Why, yes, it does! It's also exciting to me because even though I live nowhere near Ann Arbor, my library uses Innovative Millenium, too. I'm hoping for some useful, patron-satisfying RSS grooviness in the not-too-distant future. Link via Jessamyn.

3 Comments:

  • At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Eli Neiburger said…

    Just FYI, our RSS solution involves exporting all this data from Millennium and running our own RSS engine from that data. While Innovative may have some RSS support in development, we won't be using any built-in features to deliver this service.

     
  • At 12:45 PM, Blogger Sophie Brookover said…

    Thanks for the update, Eli. I want to talk to the folks in my library's IT department about this stuff, and it's useful to know how other Millenium-using libraries are accomplishing their RSS dreams.

     
  • At 10:34 PM, Blogger Edward Vielmetti said…

    Sophie, just a note that the AADL new catalog and blog is up with RSS feeds running - give it a look.

     

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