Fun with RSSOctober 18th, 2006 by infomancy
I had the great pleasure of facilitating a workshop on RSS on Monday night at the Rochester Regional Library Council. First, let me say thank you to Jenny Levine at The Shifted Librarian for publishing a blog post about RSS feeds from library catalogs that showed up in my Google Reader view mere minutes after we discussed RSS feeds from library catalogs. This was especially cool as it showed up mere seconds after I extolled the virtues of RSS as a way to stay on top of new ideas in the library profession. So thank you, Jenny, for helping prove a great point!
In other RSS fun, I arrived early for the workshop and spent about half an hour hacking away at delivering MARC records via RSS. A totally inelegant solution (and it violates rather a lot of rules for the RSS specification), but it was interesting to see that I could indeed send a MARC record within an enclosure. A proof of concept can be found in the feed at http://digitalreshift.org/marc.xml.