Friday, July 30, 2010

And The Other Way Around > TagCloud Terms To Generate A(n) RSS Feed ? > Vice-Versa

Colleagues/

It occurred to me that perhaps it would be beneficial to be able to create a(n) RSS feed from select High Frequency TagCloud terms as a means of refining the RSS Search Statement >>>



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Thanks !

/Gerry

" !!! Our Minds Must Not Be Confined Nor Defined By Our Place Or Time Or Technology !!! " 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Searching OPAC* / WorldCat / Any Database >>>With<<< RSS Feed* ?

Colleagues/

In addition to  to my interest in MashUps (and/or Readers) that allow one to Create A Cloud Tag From An RSS Feed >

RSS > TagCloud > 4 > CD : WebFeed-Based TagClouds For Collection Development > i-CD

[http://bit.ly/dyLrF5]

I am also interest in any initiative implementation in which an RSS feed can be used o search an OPAC / WorldCat / Any Database in order to identify relevant items related to the topics of the RSS search results >

>>> That Is > The RSS Results Become A Search Strategy >>>

To further identity publications/information resources /etc. that might support an individual / departmental / institutional Current/Emerging Research Foci , I am interested in using RSS feeds from Dissertations & Theses @ Iowa State (D&T [At] ISU)

[http://www.lib.iastate.edu/collections/db/dissab.html]

for the departments/subjects for which I have formal Collection Development responsibilities

[http://draft.blogger.com/profile/09093368136660604490]


As A Search Statement For Searching Select Databases >>>

> Search our local OPAC to identify the breath /currency of publications /etc. vis-à-vis the current/emerging research interest as represented by the D&T@ISU RSS search results

> Search Dissertations & Theses to identify relevant D&Ts from other colleges and universities

> Search WorldCat for any/all relevant publications/media/etc.

Another Scenario >>>

> Create an RSS feed for searches of key databases (e.g., Compendex, SciFinder, Web of Science for each of our departmental research faculty staff and search these (and others) for any/all potential relevant indexed content >>

Shall We Call This > Citation Searching On Steroids [:-)]

Please Post Any/All Recommendations/ Thoughts / Reactions As A Comment On This Blog Post

>>> Thanks A Million <<<

BTW> As Some May Know A Few Years Ago I Was Obsessed With Web Feeds >>>

>>> RSS(sm): Rich Site Services



>>> Rich Site Services: Web Feeds for Extended Information and Library Services


>>> B-Feeds(sm): Web Feeds for Books and Monographs


>>> eFeeds(sm): Web Feeds from Electronic Journals


>>> The ABCs of RSS


>>>Seize The Feed: Web Feeds For Enhanced Government Information Services (Library Of Congress)


The New(s) That Comes to You: Web Feeds for Current Awareness


Web Feeds: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread!


BTW: Not Only Is Iowa The Home Of The First Digital Computer

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atanasoff%E2%80%93Berry_Computer]

But > “Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa, USA invented the first loaf-at-a-time bread-slicing machine.”

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sliced_bread]

This Just In: Web Feeds for Enhanced Library Services,” Knowledge Quest 33, no. 3 (January/February 2005): 38-41.

[http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/ThisJustIn.pdf]

But Gave Them Up For Lent [:->

BTW-BTW-BTW >

Of Course I'd Access The Results In A TagCloud [:->]

e-JOY !

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011

Follow Me On Twitter > http://twitter.com/GMcKBlogs

>>>Minds On Fire >  Social Neural Networks > The Future Of Human Evolution >>>

[http://bit.ly/b3VOP6]

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

RSS > TagCloud > 4 > CD : WebFeed-Based TagClouds For Collection Development > i-CD

Colleagues/

I am greatly interested in learning of any/all past/present/future initiatives in which an Abstracts/Indexes search results webfeed (RSS; Atom;  Etc.) is Mashed into aTagCloud that displays the frequency of terms from the citation and abstracts for the RSS results.

I currently subscribe to a variety of altering services and wish to go Beyond The Linear Review of entries in order to expedite the identification of potential candidates for further consideration.


My current interest is to use the mashup to visualize RSS search updates from Dissertations & Theses @ Iowa State University in order to keep abreast of the current and emerging research for departments which I have assigned responsibility to inform my Collection Development activities.

BTW: Believe It Or Not I Do Have A Real Job And Do Real (And Virtual) Work [(:-)]:

“I currently have primary responsibilities for Collection Development, Instruction, and Reference and Research Services in Chemical and Biological Engineering; Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; Environment Sciences; Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering … .”
[http://draft.blogger.com/profile/09093368136660604490]

IMHO > Other applications Of "The MashUp" Are Unlimited >

E.G.

Tracking Current/Emerging Research From All Schools That Participate In Dissertations & Theses.

And/Or

Those That Participate In The Open Access Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations program.

And/Or >>>

Any Source (Database/Site/Etc) That Provides A Web Feed >>>

And Not

Just To Track Research Trends >>>

RSS readers that have a tagcloud functionality are of particular interest !!!

BTW >

I’ve just discovered one that looks promising > MagicReader> (“Your most recent RSS entries in a cloud representation”) >>>

[https://launchpad.net/magicreader]

I will continue to Google but would like to Tap The Wisdom Of The Web as well.

BTW> As some know, I’ve long had an interest in Information Visualization >

The Big Picture (sm): Visual Browsing in Web and non-Web Databases

[http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/BigPic.htm]

“E-Journals and Information Visualization. New Age Navigation: Innovative Information Interfaces for Electronic Journals

[http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/NewAge.pdf]

New Age Navigation: Innovative e-Journal Interfaces

[http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/NewAgeIL.ppt]  

Please respond as a Comment on this blog entry so that Collective Communities to which this posting has been sent will benefit

!!! Thanks A Million !!!

BTW > Don't Forget To Put On Your SunGlasses Before Clicking On My New Quote [:->]

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011

Follow Me On Twitter > http://twitter.com/GMcKBlogs

>>>Minds On Fire > Social Neural Networks > The Future Of Human Evolution >>>

[http://bit.ly/b3VOP6]

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Quick Links: Appeals and Grievances, Conduct Policy, Mediation of Disputes


Current: Faculty Handbook (as of 21 Aug 2009)

Major policy revisions include:

1.Policy on content and confidentiality of external letters in the promotion and tenure process and the selection of external reviewers (section 5.3.3.1)

2.Sponsored funding of projects (section 8.3.1)

3.Faculty grievance procedures (all of chapter 9)

4.Admissions requirements (section 10.2)

5.Development of courses and curricula (section 10.8)

Archive: 2008c, 2008b, 2008a, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 1999, 1998

>>> Quick Links: Appeals and Grievances, Conduct Policy, Mediation of Disputes <<< 

Source
 
[http://www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty/handbook/]

Is It Me Or Does The ' Quick Links ' Cause One To Ponder The WorkPlace Issues At ISU?