What is RSS?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." It's a
format that web sites and blogs can use to send
updated headlines or news items to you (syndication).
News and information from the Delton District Library
web site is available through RSS feeds, which use a
technology called XML to deliver headlines and summaries
to your desktop, news reader, e-mail client or Web
If you click an RSS link but do not have a compatible
reader installed, you will see XML code in your browser.
To view the news headlines, paste the feed address into
an RSS news reader (see the list of RSS readers below),
or use a browser which supports RSS feeds, such as
Using Live Bookmarks
The Mozilla Firefox browser supports Live Bookmarks,
a system that detects RSS feeds and allows users to
subscribe. Look for this icon
in the bottom right corner of your browser, and
click on it to subscribe. Feeds will appear in your
Selected RSS Readers
AmphetaDesk is a free, cross platform, open-sourced,
syndicated news aggregator - it obediently sits on your
desktop, downloads the latest news that interests you,
and displays them in a quick and easy to use (and
Awasu is a free Windows news-reader that runs in the
background on your computer and monitors these sites
for you. When it sees that something new has appeared,
it will let you know. Awasu will also keep track of
what you have already read which saves you even more
time since you no longer need to search through your
favorite sites for new stories.
Bloglines is a free, Web-based news aggregator.
FeedDemon is a commercial, RSS Feed Reader for
Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP or 2003. $29.95
Feedreader is a free, lightweight open-source aggregator
that supports RSS and ATOM formats. It works under Windows
95 and later versions.
NetNewsWire is an easy-to-use RSS and Atom newsreader
for Mac OS X. $24.95 (30-day trial).
NewsFire is a Mac RSS News Reader that requires
OS X 10.3 or later. $18.99 to register (optional).
Rocket RSS Reader
The Rocket RSS Reader is a FREE personal news &
information tool that allows you to search, subscribe,
read and track content from thousands of RSS & Atom
newsfeeds and Weblog sources.
RssReader is a free RSS reader is able to display any
RSS and Atom news feed (XML) Internet syndication and
aggregation software. Runs under