Twitter is a social networking and microblogging tool that allows users to send messages, or “tweets” of up to 140 characters to dozens of “followers” at the same time, and answers the question, “What are you doing right now?”
The Harvard Library Twitter page is updated several times each week with the latest news from around the libraries, including new acquisitions, exhibition openings and news about HCL staff and programs.
YouTube is a video sharing site which allows users to upload and view video files. The service also allows users to rate videos, add comments, and subscribe to “channels” made up of videos produced by specific creators.
The Harvard Library YouTube channel includes tutorials and instructional videos for both patrons and staff. To view the library’s videos, visit the Harvard Library YouTube channel.
Short for Real Simple Syndication, RSS “feeds” collect information from Web sites and deliver it directly to users via an RSS “reader” built into most Internet browsers. Readers monitor multiple feeds and display updates in a single place.
Harvard College Library maintains 12 RSS feeds, which are updated regularly with news about the libraries.
To begin receiving information from an RSS feed, users must subscribe. How you subscribe and read the feeds, however, depends on which browser you use. For instructions on how to subscribe using two commonly-used browsers – Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 – follow the links below:
Follow your news reader or Web browser instructions to add any of these feeds to your subscriptions:
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