54 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Sheridan Libraries Podcasts
Several of our services are offered through RSS distribution: A podcast feed; Our blog, and speciﬁc blog
category feeds; Pulling the above into the university portal.
Used in Libguides
Used to enliven and update library subject research and course guides.
Interlibrary Loan RSS feeds
Individualized RSS feeds are generated for users’ interlibrary loan alerts and notiﬁcations. Provides
personalized access to interlibrary loan information in a timely manner, and outside of the Libraries’ Web site.
User Education Podcasts
These podcasts, distributed via RSS in a blog, present library tours in a handful of languages.
Student Services Blog
RSS feeds from the Student Services blog are available, as are RSS feeds from other library blogs (Library
News, Library Alerts). Other blogs on Libraries’ pages also use RSS feeds.
Provide news of new titles in speciﬁc subject areas as well as news of library events.
Divinity Library Lectionary project
Our divinity library uses RSS to publish links to its lectionary project. We also use the RSS features of our blog
to publish library news for faculty and students.
Library Hours Feeds in Facebook
Provide users with updated information on library hours.
Please indicate the main goals for using this particular tool. Check all that apply. N=52
Connecting library staff with library users 29 43 42 38 30 — 47
Connecting library staff within your library/institution 16 32 29 18 14 — 32
Connecting library users with library users 12 13 12 9 7 1 14
Connecting staff at different library institutions 9 13 9 9 7 — 13
Connecting other groups 5 8 5 5 3 — 8