Behold! Our OPML File!

Hello everyone!

We just finished the OPML for all the blog URLs. I am excited to add it to my Feedly and dive into your blogs.

Thanks @sarahraineyShe created the OPML for us! YAY! 


All the course activity and posts can seem like a raging waterfall but utilizing a feed reader will help you!

SO – here’s how it works…. I would strongly suggest using a feed reader (like Feedly) for our course and for the future. You can easily import the class OPML into your reader and have access to all the student blogs and our main course blog in a “collection.” Then, you may want to find other blogs to follow as you grow your own professional and personal set of feeds. I read all kinds of entertainment, tech, and lifestyle blogs/sites in my feeds. Using feeds is a very useful skill for future information professionals.

Download the OPML here.

We have a full and rich roster of folks. We used first names in the feed titles because it helps me get to know you all.  Note: I hope we didn’t make any mistakes!!

I would suggest downloading it to your desktop (via whatever method of mouse clicks you use on your computing platform) and then importing the file into reader of your choice. Make sure the file extension is .opml  I suggest Feedly and use it in the steps below.

So here’s the challenge to some fearless #hyperlib student – please add the OPML to your reader and report back here in a comment!

For some background, view this video:

Second, follow these steps if you are using Feedly:

  1. Set up an account with Feedly
  2. Read over this helpful page:
  3. Click on your user profile pic and select Organize Sources
  4. In the Organize Sources window locate the import OPML button
  5. Click on Import OPML and locate the file you saved above or drag and drop the file if your browser supports that functionality.
  6. Follow the directions on the import screen: Choose file and Import
  7. You are ready to go!

Other sites will import differently but the OPML is a standard file type.

Here’s a screenshot:

Image: Snoqualmie Falls, Washington in the 70s

20 thoughts on “Behold! Our OPML File!

  1. Lauren Dunn

    Not going to lie, I was slightly intimidated by figuring out this OMPL / Feedly situation. It couldn’t have been easier! The user interface is super intuitive and coupled with the instructions you’ve provided – chefs kiss! Adding Seong, Daniela, and Brittany was seamless. Excited to get more comfortable with Feedly as the semester progresses!

    1. Traci Schmidt

      Hi @ldunn – you read my mind! Thanks for posting what I was thinking but afraid to share! I need to keep remembering that this is a safe space to learn, explore, share, make mistakes, etc. YAY!

  2. Tiffany

    Hi Dr. Stephens:

    I believe I figured out how to use Feedly. This was my very first time. I have 31 student feeds and two feeds that are “Info 287 The Hyperlinked Library and Info 287 The Hyperlinked Library Site Wide Activity. I hope I am on the correct path!!


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