Frequently Asked Questions - RSS
What is an RSS reader?
An RSS reader (also called an aggregator) is a software application that allows you to read blogs and Web sites that publish RSS feeds. There are a number of RSS readers available freely on the Web, check this site for a comprehensive list. If you are looking for a free, Web-based reader that does not require a download, we recommend Google Reader or Bloglines.
What is RSS?
RSS ("Really Simple Syndication") is a format that allows you to receive updated content from sources of your choice. For example, the library's RSS feeds deliver all the news and information that is posted to the Library News Blog without having to visit the news page! The Blog has an accompanying RSS file that is updated everytime a new post is added, and in order to read that file, you need an RSS reader.