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Thursday, May 19, 2005

RSS Club Meeting - Learn all about blogs and RSS feeds to keep you uptodate

Hi all,

Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, Coordinator for E-Learning at the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, has recently started a new initiative to enhance the use of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) technology in teaching and learning.

The RSS Club meets every Friday at 12 pm in MacAlister Hall in room 4020. You are all invited. We are all learning from this new technology so your participation may result in some good discussion in the process.

To get some idea: here are some blogs

MP3 Podcasts of talks or seminars in the College of Arts and Sciences
at Drexel University.

Chemistry Department


Engineering Resources Blog

scitech library question

Using Bloglines you can create your individual account and add feeds from scientific journals and results of your search queries based on Ei Compendex (Engineering Village). Simply click on RSS or XML icon and copy and paste that URL into your bloglines account. You do not need to download a separate feed reader. You can access your feeds through bloglines from anywhere without having receive email alerts from number of resources that you might have subscribed for email alerts earlier.

Please have a look at Jay's Bloglines Compilation

to see various sample feeds on journal alerts or search query results from Ei compendex in the left column.

For more info, please see Blogging Poster Handout

Try Hubmed
an alternative interface to the PubMed medical literature database - PubMed rewired with RSS feeds on search results

Tables of contents from variety of journals such as Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Materials and those from the Institute of Physics can be tracked using this new technology. A complete listing of all RSS feeds from Nature titles is available at Nature Newsfeed. The use of RSS feeds alleviates the need for researchers to subscribe to email alerts since they can be able to view new information from their choice of RSS feeds as one portal.

New Patent Applications - Paste this link into bloglines and keep uptodate with new patent applications filed


IEEE Computer Society Digital Library RSS Feeds
IEEE Computer Society now offers the availability of the latest magazines and transactions content through RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds using XML (or eXtensible Markup Language) to automatically deliver new abstracts to your desktop.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Scholarly Communications Speaker Series: Is There a Need for Resource Sharing in an Age of Open Access?

Scholarly Communications Speaker Series

Is There a Need for Resource Sharing in an Age of Open Access?

Mary E. Jackson, Director of Collections and Access Programs at the Association of Research Libraries in Washington, D.C., will address these questions and more when she speaks on Thursday, May 19, 2005 from 3-5 p.m. in Hagerty Library, Stern Conference Room, third floor (33rd and Market Streets).

As more information becomes available through Institutional repositories and open access journals, the way researchers go about the research process will be changed. This talk will identify social, technical, policy and legal issues influencing our sources of information.

For more information, contact Peggy Dominy at

Monday, May 16, 2005

Digital Dissertations

With more than 1.5 million entries, UMI's Dissertation Abstracts database is the one central, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester; those published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts, written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Of the 1.5 million titles listed, UMI offers over a million in full text. For these titles, the database citation includes UMI's order number. Titles published since 1997 are available in in PDF format and have 24 page previews available.

Drexel dissertations are available in full text from 1997.