Monday, April 24, 2006

BSU Libraries to Offer News & Info Using RSS

You have probably seen the small orange ovals or rectangles that are labeled RSS or XML. They seem to be popping up on Web sites everywhere. They indicate that the site offers a new way to access its news.

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds allow people to receive news content from several sources in one location. Instead of going to a site for news daily, for example, news on a topic is published to a news reader, called an aggregator as it becomes available.

The University Libraries expect to begin using RSS technology in early May 2006. Using this technology, we will expand the type and variety of news and information that we provide our students and faculty about our programs, services, and collections.

For more information, contact Bradley D. Faust, Assistant Dean for Library Information Technology Services, or (765) 285-5082.

This article was published in The Library Insider April 2006, pg. 7


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