Library staff to examine ‘The Internet @ 2007’ – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Library staff to examine ‘The Internet @ 2007’

Internet @ 2007: New Pathways to Your Information Needs, a library workshop for HWS faculty, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Warren Hunting Smith Library, with lunch afterward.

In Part I: Social Networking and Tagging, Sara Greenleaf, Associate Librarian, will discuss “one of the most recent Web technology trends, social networking.” The session introduce that idea with resource discovery through online networks and communities. The group will also examine the organization of online resources using tags, social bookmarking sites and other free online tools.

Michael Hunter, Reference Librarian, will then lead Part II: Using RSS to Enhance Current Awareness. RSS (Rich Site Summary) can monitor content changes from frequently updated and other Web sites of your choosing. With the campus upgrade to Internet Explorer 7, using RSS technology is now easier than ever.

He will help participants locate Web sites of interest that “broadcast” changes via RSS and then set up a personalized RSS management system to monitor them.

Hunter then will lead a session on Search Engines @ 2007, including The Latest at Google: New search features, Video search, Scholar, and the Library Project; MSN’s new search engine: Windows Live Search, Searching television news full text, and Protecting your online identity.

Advance registration is not necessary, but organizers ask that those planning to attend e-mail or call him at ext. 3552.