Tag Archives: online tools

Archives-wiki, Part II: How It Will Work

Over the past few years, Internet programmers have developed a new open source program called “wiki,” which creates an online environment in which users can add content and the larger community can edit and update. This collaborative process will allow the Archives-wiki to harness the local knowledge of tens of thousands of researchers and archivists...

Feed Facts

What is a RSS or Atom feed?
RSS and Atom are versions (or flavors) of web feeds. Web feeds let subscribers know when a web site or blog they subscribe to has updated its content. Most subscribers use a feed reader (also called an aggregator or news reader, see image below) to collect all of their web feeds in one place. With the use of a feed reader you can see dozens of feeds and whether they’ve been recently updated. There are many places you can put and use your feed reader: on your web browser, on your desktop, through your email, or through mobile devices.

October 13, 2006

Making Bibliographies Fun

Citing your sources just got easier. Zotero, a new (and best of all, free) web research tool developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University promises to combine “the best parts of older reference manager software (like EndNote)… and the best parts of modern software such as del.icio.us or iTunes”.