is an acronymn for Really SimpleSyndication or Rich Site Summary.
XML document that facilitates content syndication a. This “feed” contains structured data b. Transformed to information by RSS reader Ease of syndication, low cost.
Syndication is key element. It enables you -- your library -- to make your content available to anyone to use. a. News b. Events c. Book lists d. Study guides e. Etc.
Automatically Generated a. Weblog software (Movable Type, TypePad, Blog lines, Word press, etc.) b. Content management systems (i.e., Wikis) Using Perl, PHP, Ruby, etc. Create feeds from database searches By Hand If you know HTML you can learn RSS
Initially RSS was restricted to News Headlines. AsRSS’ popularity has increased the usesFor RSS have expanded. Common uses for RSSinclude: Blogs Newsletters Weather Alerts Press Announcements Specials or Discounts Calendars
Common Industry specific uses for RSS include: Service Industry Real Estate Schools Restaurants Law Enforcement
• NewsGator• Live Bookmarks• Personal Start Pages
The RDF (or RSS 1.*) branch includesthe following versions:•RSS 0.90 was the original NetscapeRSS version. This RSS wascalled RDF Site Summary.•RSS 1.0 is an open format by the RSSDEV WORKING GROUP.•RSS 1.1 is also an open format and isintended to update and replace RSS1.0.
The RSS 2.* branch includes thefollowing versions:•RSS 0.91 is the simplified RSS versionreleased by Netscape.• RSS 0.92 through 0.94 areexpansions of the RSS 0.91 format,•RSS 2.0.1 has the internal versionnumber 2.0.
The bottom line is that RSS makes surfers more productive and saves time it is not burdenedwith the problems commonly associated with e-mail and offers a great communication venue.If you have not considered using RSS perhaps its time to take a closer look at: