DATE: January 12, 2005
CONTACT: Marilyn Hoffman
Orlando, Florida. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is now available from the Orange County Library System, the first public library to offer this XML format designed to distribute or "feed" news and information through the world wide web directly to the user's own personal news reader or Web log (blog). The Library will share information from its web site www.ocls.info in a category called General Announcements. This feed includes headlines and links back to ocls.info for a full article on programs and events at the Library. Be the first to know about an author coming to the Library, find out about the next book sale, learn about health and business programs plus more by using the Library's RSS. Soon new feeds will be added including the following topics: Children; Teens; and Computer Classes. This popular web technology provides free updates through timely news feeds to help users stay current in their areas of interest.
There are a number of ways to access RSS feeds from the Library. First, the user needs to have set up their own personal news reader, My Yahoo! or Newsgator page. After installing the reader, users can add each feed manually from the Library's web site by clicking on the "Subscribe" or the "XML" orange button next to the feed.