Thursday, 5 July 2007

RSS Feed Now Available

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing Web content, such as news headlines. Using an RSS reader, you can view data feeds from various news sources, including headlines, summaries, links to full stories.
To start using RSS, you need a special news reader or aggregator that displays RSS content feeds from Web sites you select. There are many different news readers available, many of which are free of charge. Many are available as desktop software that you download and install on your computer ie Newsgator. Several Web-based news readers such as Google, Bloglines and Yahoo, are available as well. These have the added advantage of not tying you down to using a machine which has the software installed. All you have to do is sign up to an account.
Once you subscribe to a newsreader you will be able to gather information from numerous different websites together in the one place. You can now even add Aungier St. Library News to your RSS reader. Click the link 'subscribe in a reader' on the right sidebar of this page and choose whichever reader you have subscribed to. For example, if you have a Google account just click the 'add to google' icon, follow the instructions and you will have the Library Headlines on your Google homepage or in your Google reader.