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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 browser.

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 Mozilla Firefox.

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 Bookmarks list.

Selected RSS Readers
  • AmphetaDesk
    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 customizable!) webpage.

  • Awasu
    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
    Bloglines is a free, Web-based news aggregator.

  • FeedDemon
    FeedDemon is a commercial, RSS Feed Reader for Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP or 2003. $29.95

  • Feedreader
    Feedreader is a free, lightweight open-source aggregator that supports RSS and ATOM formats. It works under Windows 95 and later versions.

  • NetNewsWire
    NetNewsWire is an easy-to-use RSS and Atom newsreader for Mac OS X. $24.95 (30-day trial).

  • NewsFire
    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
    RssReader is a free RSS reader is able to display any RSS and Atom news feed (XML) Internet syndication and aggregation software. Runs under Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista.

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