Library 2.Uh-Oh

Anonymous Patron writes "The folks at Library Journal seem to be trying oh so hard to be very cutting-edge and trendy. Take a good, close look at their home page and you'll see blogging, talkback, all manner of boxes and buttons, and lately, what seem to be many "news" stories about vendor products, presumably a cheap way to romance advertisers with free content as an inducement to spend more on display ads...at the expense of editorial integrity.

Best, though, could be the RSS feed they must be mighty proud of. Just enter http://feeds.feedburner.com/LibraryJournalNews into your feed reader and you'll quickly, easily and conveniently get the latest library news aggregated at the click of a mouse...with the most recent one dated March 12, 2007!!

Nobody at the all high, mighty, trendy and opinionated LJ has bothered to update the RSS feed in almost six months. Nice, huh?"

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Broken Feed?

Well, personally I spend most of my time trying "oh so hard to be very cutting-edge and trendy", so I can't fault them on that.As far as the News is concerned, maybe it's just a case of a broken RSS Feed? It's not like they ceased operations as of March 12, 2007.

why the hate?

They're in the money-making business and they're trying stuff out. I agree that their web page has always been pretty lame but if you think the feed is broken, why not drop them a line so they can fix it?

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