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Bill Perry on RSS feeds for nurses: SINI2009 July 23, 2009

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Bill Perry

Bill Perry

Bill Perry, from Kettering Health Network, gave a presentation on RSS feeds and how they might help nurses and other health professionals to manage the large amount of information they might need to keep up to date on. He began by explaining what RSS is, and how it works in terms of delivering information from sites automatically, and for free, to a feed reader (of which there are many types and examples).

Bill gave examples of subscribing to journal RSS feeds, or following Twitter streams, and creating custom Google news or video searches, and directing the output to RSS feeds.

A number of questions were raised from the audience – one question was about being able to access this type of information resource if people do not have ready internet access at home, or from work if their employer’s firewalls block access. Another question was about filtering information as there is the potential to receiving even more information sources than one does at present.

Bill also described a number of ways, such as personal start pages (eg Pageflakes, Netvibes, iGoogle) to aggregate a number of RSS feeds into one site.

Bill’s presentation is available on Slideshare >>>