What is RSS and how do I use it?

Does the library have any RSS feeds?
Yes; use the links below:


What is RSS? What does it stand for? Why should I care?
At this point, it really doesn't matter what RSS stands for. It can mean "Real Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Summary" or "RDF Site Summary". What matters is that using RSS allows you to view information from many sources in one place, thus saving you time.

What are RSS feeds? How do I use them?
RSS is a means of converting the content on a webpage into "feeds." RSS readers (also called aggregators) are used to collect, organize, and view RSS feeds. Many readers are available, for all platforms and with differing levels of features and customization. A list of available RSS readers is available from the RSS Compendium.

How do I know if a particular site has a feed?
It varies from site to site, so first look for a link to "xml" or "rss" somewhere on the page. Next, look for phrases such as "Get Headlines" or "Syndicate this Site." You might also see buttons like these:

XML button RSS button RSS 2.0 button

For more information: