Tag: CampusROAR

PANFeed: Update

PANFeed is currently undergoing a usability update, with two main goals planned. The primary goal is to make the site more accessible to non-technical users, those who may not know what an RSS feed is or what to do with

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PANFeed feature roll out

Some of you may be wondering what happened to PANFeed Journals and Issues that we mentioned back in November. Well we have been quietly working away on them. Today we released the newest PANFeed. New features include user accounts, and

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PANFeed Journals and Issues

PANFeed has been collecting academic news for a while now and so we started thinking about more things you would want to do with your news. We had two needs expressed by Les Carr and William Nixon. The first was

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CampusROAR:Some early designs for an “issue” creator.

The purpose of this would be to enable a user to create virtual magazine issues (RSS) with relative ease from any selection of sources. Possible further additions would be a feature allowing custom introductions etc. These are early and heavily

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PANFeed source released

We have now got PANFeed software up to a nearly acceptable standard. In the interest of releasing early and often we have released a tarball and some simple install instructions so that if you like you can set up you

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PANFeed and CampusROAR at Repository Fringe

Repository Fringe Last week we took PANFeed (Personalized Academic News Feed) and CampusROAR to its first conference: RepoFringe in Edinburgh.  We were talking about CampusROAR as an idea and also doing a short demo of PANFeed (the new name for

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CampusROAR: A Simple Python Crawler

Over the last week I’ve been building a simple Python web crawler for grabbing RSS feeds from a domain.  The one I built in Bash using command line tools (namely wget) has several downsides which needed fixing so I started

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CampusROAR: Finding Feeds

Recently I’ve been looking at methods to get all the feeds from the University web presence and compile them all into a big list for later use.  This is harder than it looks since the University website is a large

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CampusROAR: Improving our content

What makes for a good RSS feed?  Or more specifically, what makes an RSS feed look attractive when viewed in a ‘Personalised Magazine’ format.  That’s what I’ve been trying to find out and have come up with three (plus one

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CampusROAR: Looking at some desktop Personalised Magazine apps.

I will use the term Personalised Magazine to describe the social media and news aggregation applications I discussed in the last post.  It seems to fit the purpose nicely and makes sense. There are lots of different apps and many

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