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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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WHAT IS RSS?

Ingrid Thomson

UCT Libraries

what is rss

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

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What is RSS?

Useful if:

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

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What is RSS?

Acronym

RDF Site Summary

Rich Site Summary

Really Simple Syndication

Atom, XML, RDF, OPML

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What is RSS?

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

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What is RSS?

A typical feed

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What is RSS?

Finding Feeds

* 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.

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What is RSS?

List of electronic journals with RSS feeds:

http://library.usask.ca/ejournals/rss_feeds.php

List of publishers providing RSS feeds

http://library.usask.ca/ejournals/rss_vendors.php

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What is RSS?

Yahoo is a web-based reader.

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What is RSS?

http://www.bloglines.com is a web-based reader