Syndicated content, otherwise known as Really Simple Syndication (RSS), is a popular way to distribute information from websites, in an XML-based format. A RSS reader application accesses selected RSS feeds to bring your favorite information sources to your RSS reader.
Library RSS Feeds
To start you will need an RSS reader. Choose from numerous RSS readers, including freeware, shareware and browser-based versions. RSS readers allow you to find feeds and subscribe to them, so that content can be delivered to your reader as new content is posted.
After you have subscribed to an RSS feed, headlines will begin to flow to your reader. When you see a headline that interests you, just click it to view the full article.
If you already have an RSS reader set up, choose a feed by right-clicking on the RSS orange icon or RSS feed link, and select Copy Shortcut (Internet Explorer) or Copy Link Location (Firefox), then paste this feed location into the RSS address/URL field of your reader.
An alternate method is to click and drag the RSS icon, and drop it into the RSS address/URL field.
You may also need to click a "subscribe" link within your reader to finish the subscription process.
There are several versions of RSS currently in use today. Pierce County Library System feeds follow the RSS 2.0 standard.
Subscribing to an RSS feed is similar to subscribing to a magazine. When you subscribe to a magazine, each new issue is mailed directly to you. When you subscribe to an RSS feed, every time a new entry or article is published to the Web, a link to the entry or article is added to your reader.
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