The Biomedical Library Blog is available for reading via RSS feed. RSS is a technology that lets you keep up on new content from frequently-updated web sites like blogs and news sites. Many journals, publishers, and library databases use it as well. For example, you can now save a PubMed search and have new matching articles sent to you via RSS.
Feed for new postings: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/blogs/bml/feed/
Feed for new reader comments: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/blogs/bml/comments/feed/
Why use RSS?
The advantage of using RSS to read your blogs and news is that you can skim a lot of sources very quickly.
How does it work?
To use an RSS feed, you need two things:
1. You need a reader for RSS feeds. There are many different readers available including specialized software you install on your computer and several web-based readers such as Google Reader, as well as browser-based tools such as Firefox’s “Live Bookmarks” feature.
2. Once you have a feed reader, you need to subscribe to the feeds you want to read. This is often as simple as copying the feed address and pasting it into the “subscribe” or “add” option in your feed reader. Clues that a feed is available include buttons like these:
…or terms like “syndicate this site.” When you start up your feed reader, you will see lists of new items in those feeds that have been added since you last checked.
Get Our Blog Feed Sent To Your E-Mail!
If you don’t want to set up an RSS reader, you can use a third-party site called Shoot The Breeze to send our feed content to your email address. So far as we can tell, this doesn’t sign you up for any spam or ads. Just put this information about our feed in the first box: http://blog.ucsd.edu/bml/feed/ and your email address in the second box. Visit http://shootthebreeze.net/blogalert/ to sign up.
Audio from our blog is available via Odiogo.com. Posts are read by a surprisingly pleasant computer-generated voice. You can listen to individual postings or subscribe to the Odiogo version of our blog as a podcast.