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RSS115
"The Beginners Guide to Weblogs and RSS"

Program Overview: If you have ever thought about creating your own weblog or utilizing an aggregator to read news but have been a bit skeptical then this training session is for you.
This hands-on training will explore some of the current software tools that are being used to publish to weblogs as well as read content via RSS. During this online workshop, the attendees will have the opportunity to post/publish to a weblog, explore the features available with the software, as well as examine content via a news aggregator.
[ Full program description below ]

Steven Cohen
Steven Cohen
Library Stuff

 
   
Prerequisites: None
   
Duration/Format:
  • Workshop takes place over a 4-week period, with a live online session once per week
  • The 4 live online sessions will take place: May 11, May 18, May 25, and June 1, 2004 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -4).
  • Participants are expected to spend about 15-30 minutes per day during the workshop period contributing to online class discussion and posting to their weblogs.
     
Lead Facilitator: Steven M. Cohen
   
Certificate: Certificate of completion provided by LearningTimes
   
Next Workshop:
  • Begins May 11, 2004
   
Price:
  • $150
  • $100 (Reduced rate for paid members of LTLOC. Community ID required to complete registration)


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Full Workshop Description:  
   

This hands-on training will explore a few of the numerous software tools that are currently being used to both publish to weblogs as well as read content via RSS. During this online workshop, the attendees will have the opportunity to post/publish to a weblog, explore the features available with the software, as well as examine content via a news aggregator. A introductory discussion of weblogs and RSS will be undertaken before participants dive into the training. If you have ever thought about creating your own weblog or utilizing an aggregator to read news but have been a bit skeptical then this training session is for you. This workshop will be a hands-on exploration of the use of weblogs and RSS primarily for professional goals. While, anyone is welcome to attend, the workshop will be taught in the context of how this can benefit the information professional and librarian. Please come with your enthusiasm, ideas, and questions. Because the workshop is online, participants can work for any Internet ready computer.

About the Facilitator:
Steven M. Cohen is Assistant Librarian for Rivkin Radler, LLP in Uniondale, NY. He is the creator of Library Stuff, a library weblog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. He is also the Internet Spotlight columnist for Public Libraries Magazine and his first book, Keeping Current: Advanced Internet Strategies to Meet Librarian and Patron Needs, was released in October of 2003.

Technical Requirements:

  • PC or Macintosh computer -- PC requirements Pentium II 266 Mhz with 64MB of memory and a sound card or Mac requirements are a G3 233 Mhz with 64MB of memory when using OS 9.0 - 9.2 or 128MB of memory when using OS X.
  • Microphone
  • Reliable Internet Connection
  • Internet Explorer or Netscape Internet Browsers
 

If you have specific questions about the workshop please email hope@learningtimes.net.

 

ENROLL NOW for Workshop Beginning:

May 11, 2004:
$150 (Standard registration)
Enroll Now
  $100 (Reduced rate for paid members of LTLOC. Community ID required to complete registration)
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