WHAT IS RSS? Ingrid Thomson UCT Libraries. What is RSS?. the solution to information overload a means to filter and customise content from the web without having to constantly go back and visit websites brings the information to you. What is RSS?. Useful if: you read news online
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the solution to information overload
a means to filter and customise content from the web without having to constantly go back and visit websites
brings the information to you
you read news online
Have several websites including blogs you visit regularly
journals in your field provides feeds to new issues as they are published
RDF Site Summary
Rich Site Summary
Really Simple Syndication
Atom, XML, RDF, OPML
Need a RSS feed reader or aggregator to display the RSS content
stand-alone readers which can be downloaded on to your desktop e.g. Newsgator, SharpReader, FeedDemon
web-based readers e.g Bloglines, Yahoo, FeedReader, RssReader
A typical feed
* use a search engine like Bloglines, Technorati or Google.
On Yahoo, limit results to XML, or RDF or RSS file types
Use Feedfinder to check the url
Check the webpage itself.
List of electronic journals with RSS feeds:
List of publishers providing RSS feeds
Yahoo is a web-based reader.
http://www.bloglines.com is a web-based reader