Searchable RSS portal
I'm building a list of medicine and educational RSS news feeds. Medical education is one of my fields of interest. I have a modest list at present and I'm looking for more. If you know of any more would you let me know? The feeds that I have are searchable so a potentially large amount of RSS data can be filtered.
If anyone is interested in this as a web service you can embed a list of news items filtered according to your own interests by pasting the following web service macro into your weblog:
where 'keyword' is whatever you are interested in e.g.
will give you the following:
- Lots of travel in September and October
I'll be traveling at lot in September and October, speaking at a number of conferences:
NISO Metasearch and OpenURL workshop (September 19-21, 2005, Washington, DC)
Integrating Metasearch with e-Learning
Various strategies for integrating e-learning and metasearch systems will be described, drawing from the speaker's experiences of combining data and services from ExLibris' MetaLib X-Server, Sakai, the Firefox browser, and the Scholar's Box.
Towards remixing any content from any source with any service: lowering the barrier to use of content in open education
As the amount of open content continues to grow, the need for tools that allow users to interact with this content will also grow. The Scholar's Box is a one such tool that enables users to gather resources from multiple digital repositories in order to create personal collections and other reusable materials that can be shared with others for teaching and research. Using the Scholars Box as a primary example, the talk will outline the many possibilities and challenges that face designers of tools for remixing content with services.
LITA National Forum 2005 (October 1, 2005, San Jose, CA)
Breaking Out of the Box: Creating Customized Metasearch Services Using an XML API (co-presented with Michael McKenna, Roy Tennant, and David Walker)
In addition to its own standard interface, Metalib, one of the premiere federated search systems used by libraries today, provides an XML-based API known as the X-Server. Little known and rarely used, the X-Server nevertheless offers libraries the ability to create highly customized metasearch systems and portals, ultimately producing more usable and powerful research tools. This session will include a brief introduction to the X-Server and showcase implementations at the California Digital Library, the Interactive University Project at UC Berkeley, and Cal State San Marcos.
Small Tools, Big Ideas (a conference on the discipline-specific technologies reshaping the practice of teaching art and art history) (October 7, 2005, New York City)
The Scholar's Box is a tool being developed at UC Berkeley that enables users to gather resources from multiple digital repositories in order to create personal collections and other reusable materials that can be shared with others for teaching and research. It is designed to connect domains that are of particular importance to educational users: digital libraries, educational technology, social software tool, desktop content authoring. The fundamental conviction behind the Scholar's Box is that teachers, artists, and researchers — as part of their creative process — should have easy-to-use tools that let them remix any digital content from any source with any software service. This talk will demonstrate how the Scholar's Box can be used to support the teaching of art and art history by allowing scholars to create annotated and reusable sets of images drawn from diverse sources. The sources will range from brand name institutional repositories to personal image services such Flickr to the Web at large.
- Tutors to bridge learning gap
ITN Oct 15 2005 11:29PM GMT
- Blackboard to acquire WebCT
For the academic sector, this looks like the final act of consolidation in the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) market. The two former rivals will officially merge, but much larger Blackboard will provide the brand name for the resulting company.