RSS Serendipity

Today I learned about a wonderful serendipitous research/learning moment an MFL faculty member here at Baylor had after coming to my RSS presentation a few weeks ago. During my presentation, I showed the group Baylor Libraries’ new materials RSS feeds. She immediately added the new German books feed to her shiny new Google Reader account and in doing so, found this book, about Franz Kafka. She checked it out because she was planning on teaching a course on Kafka next summer. Well, it turned out to be a fabulous book which has revolutionized the way she is planning to teach the course, and she never would have known it was in the library were it not for that RSS feed. She’s now hooked on RSS and all the delightful and interesting tidbits it can deliver to her. And I’m convinced even more about how RSS can revolutionize your teaching and research.

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