Library RSS Feeds

RSS feed image http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/blog/feed/.
See also: New Titles lists via RSS.

What is RSS?

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format for syndicating content. Simply put, it allows you to subscribe to content on dozens of websites and have it delivered directly to you in one place, via your RSS feed reader.

How do I receive RSS feeds?

RSS feeds via your Browser

Most modern web browsers have RSS support built in, including Internet Explorer v7+, Firefox, Opera and Safari. Generally, by clicking on the  RSS icon of the feed you require, a window will appear asking you to 'subscribe'. By clicking on this link future feeds will appear in your Favourites or Bookmark Toolbar.

Refer to your browser for further instructions on how to subscribe to a feed.

Also you could install a dedicated feed reader on your computer or choose a web based feed reader service, such as Google Reader.

RSS feeds via your E-mail

Add an RSS Feed through Microsoft Outlook:

  1. First copy the URL of the RSS Feed you require.
    Tip: In most Web browsers, on a Web page, you can right-click the  RSS icon, and then copy the shortcut or copy link location to the Clipboard.
  2. In Outlook 2007: On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.
    In Outlook 2010: Click the File tab
  1. On the RSS Feeds tab, click New.
  2. In the New RSS Feed dialog box, type or press CTRL+V to paste the URL of the RSS Feed from the Clipboard into the RSS Feed location box.
    For example, http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/rss/new-titles/planning.xml

    New RSS Feed dialog box in Outlook 2007
  3. Click Add.
  4. Click OK.