RSS feeds

Darebin Libraries now offers RSS feeds for our Events Calendar and News.

Subscribe now or read on for more information about RSS.

What is RSS?

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication” and enables you to quickly check the latest information on your favourite web sites. You can check for new blog entries, news headlines and also audio and video. Instead of visiting each of your favourite sites separately you save time because their RSS feeds come to to you. 

An RSS document is often called a “feed” and can contain a summary of the new information on a web site or the full text. RSS feeds are viewed/read using software called an “RSS reader”, “feed reader” or “aggregator”. To subscribe/read RSS feeds you need to sign up to a reader.

Some readers you can use are: http://bloglines.com
http://www.google.com/reader
http://www.newsgator.com
Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox have inbuilt RSS readers 

Once you have signed up to a reader you can choose which web sites you want  to subscribe to. Not every web site offers RSS feeds, although the number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly.

Commonly used symbols that indicate a web site offers RSS feeds are:
  

- RSS icons
 

Want to know more?

For further information on RSS refer to the following links: 

RSS and how to use it
http://paulstamatiou.com/2005/11/13/how-to-getting-started-with-rss 

YouTube Video explaining RSS     
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU