RSS Info

RSS4Lib: Innovative ways libraries use RSS —

From Newsweek’s RSS Page — 

What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an easy way to get the news you want whenever it is updated even if you are not on Newsweek provides continually updated headline feeds from all the top sections and delivers them directly to your news reader.

What are the benefits of using RSS?

RSS is an easy way for you to be alerted when content that interests you appears on your favorite Web sites. Instead of visiting a particular Web site to browse for new articles and features, RSS automatically tells you when something new is posted online.

How can I use RSS?

There are several ways to access RSS feeds. You can install a news reader that displays RSS feeds from the Web sites you select. Like an email program or a Web browser, the news reader serves as a kind of information portal, and provides a real-time interface to the feeds you select. Once the RSS reader is set up to access headlines, it will continually poll the Newsweek RSS feeds for the latest headlines. A number of free and commercial news readers are available for download. Popular news readers include Newsgator, Feed Demon and Bloglines. After installing the news reader, you can add each feed manually from the Web site by clicking on the “XML” orange button next to the feed you choose.

So What is “Feed to JavaScript”? —

  • An RSS Feed is a dynamically generated summary (in XML format) of information or news published on other web sites- so when the published RSS changes, your web site will be automatically changed too.
  • It is a rather simple technology that allows you, the humble web page designer, to have this content displayed in your own web page, without having to know a lick about XML!
  • Think of it as a box you define on your web page that is able to update itself, whenever the source of the information changes, your web page does too, without you having to do a single thing to it.
  • This Feed2JS web site provides you a free service that can do all the hard work for you– in 3 easy steps:

1. Find the RSS source, the web address for the feed.

2. Use our simple tool to build the JavaScript command that will display it

3. Optionally style it up to look pretty.

Please keep in mind that feeds are cached on our site for 60 minutes, so if you add content to your RSS feed, the updates will take at least an hour to appear in any other web site using Feed2JS to display that feed.

Sources For RSS Feeds 

School Library Journal —

Library Journal —

Publisher’s Weekly —

Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Reader’s Club —

USA Today —

New York Times —

Newsweek —

Time —

U.S. News & World Report —

Democrat & Chronicle — —

District Administration —

Edutopia —

eSchool News —