Wednesday, 29th November 2006
LibWorm: Search Tool for Library Blogs and Feeds & MedWorm for Health and Medical Feed Search
LibWorm: An RSS Based Search Tool Searching Library Blogs and Feeds & MedWorm for Health and Medical Feeds
Kudos to Frankie Dolan and David Rothman for this search tool. The ResourceShelf team also appreciates being included in your index.
Fact: Over 1400 library-related feeds
Keyword searchable or browse by subjects or feed categories. Of course, all results can be delivered via RSS.
Fact: Two pioneers of RSS in the library world, Steven Cohen and Blake Carver, helped with this project. That's very cool and brings instant credibility to this service.
Fact: Free Registration Offers Access to My LibWorm
Fact: The LibWorm guys also provide MedWorm. Same idea but in this case 2500 RSS feeds with medical and health info and news.
Want More? See Also: Chick Markley From the Personal Bee in Berkeley, CA, Points Us To Other Tools That Might Be Of Interest
Chick tells ResourceShelf that the focus at Library Flow "is on library feeds as current news with a socially networked twist." He goes on to say, "it supports tagging, commenting, and other similar tools." Chick also notes the automated phrase cloud generator. At the moment, they are aggregating 500 plus feeds and growing the database all of the time.
Second, in addition to Library Flow, Personal Bee also offers Law Library Buzz that focuses as the name suggests on law library-related feeds.
Finally, The Personal Bee (registration, free) offers a bunch of personalization features including the ability to create personal "beehives." What's a Beehive? From the site:
A "Beehive" can be about anything you like. The best Beehives are focused on a specific topic. They aggregate news from a variety of sources which the Beekeeper (that's you!) can specify. Once you have created a Beehive you can keep it private, share it with your friends, or make it public for the whole world to see. Think of this as creating your own news portal, on a topic of your choice!
The ResourceShelf team is going to spend some time with The Personal Bee and the other sites and report back soon.
Thanks to Chick for the alert and info.