RSS Feeds

rss_128.pngRSS (f­ormally "RDF Site Summary", known colloquially as "Really Simple Syndication") is a family of Web feed formats used to publish ­frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. An RSS document, which is called a "feed", "web feed", or "channel", contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that's easier than checking them manually.­

What RSS Feeds do we offer?

We offer feeds in the following categories:

  • Recently listed books for the entire website
  • Recently listed books for your college only
  • Recently listed books matching search criteria (Avail. on search page)

­­How do I subscribe to the feeds?

Built into your browser (assuming you're using Firefox or IE) you will see an RSS icon. Clicking on this icon will bring up a menu of RSS feeds you can subscribe to.

What program can I use to subscribe?

While there are many programs that will do this, we recommend using the Google Desktop bar.

Why would I want to use RSS?

If you, for example, subscribe to the RSS Feed for the search result of a particular ISBN of a book your looking for, and there are currently no results, you will be updated when someone else posts the book without having to open the website in a browser.

Page last updated on December 16, 2007 11:56pm