I recently wondered out loud (on a couple of mailing lists) how much action there is with RSS and Blogging within the Academic/Research/Scientific community.
The reason for that question was that I was considering that with those folks refereed, scholarly articles are what counts which seems diametrically opposite to the casual, ad-hoc, first-person rants that are generally associated with blogging. (Ok I am just exaggerating to make a point.)
I learned that there's actually lots and lots going on with RSS and Blogging in that world. Here are some interesting from a more or less random collection of serious science and academic pubs all of which have RSS support of some kind. This is, I am sure, nowhere near comprehensive, but it was eye opening to me.,
- Generate RSS feeds for search alerts from databases hosted on EngineeringVillage2
- Generate RSS feeds for search alerts from ADS (astro and planetary science)
- IEEE Computer Society (warning: if you're at an institution that uses Xplore -- the feed does not link through to full text and you'll have to search)
- EurekAlert! (ok, only press releases from Universities and research institutions, but still very much of interest to practicing scientists and engineers)
- Acta Crystallographica
- Lots of trade pubs like The Engineer, Small Times, New Scientist, Advances in Electronics Manufacturing Technology have RSS feeds. Just google their name with RSS
- Pubmed lets you create standing searches as RSS Feeds. Here are the instructions.
- Association for Computing Machinery Queue Magazine
- ACS Nanofocus
- BioMed Central
- Also check out Connotea, a de.icio.us like service focused on the scientific and academic community.
- Just look at this list, it's awesome!
Pretty cool, eh?