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Items New to the Collection - RSS Feeds

What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a means of keeping up with changing content on a website. Instead of repeatedly visiting a website and browsing for fresh content, you can "subscribe" to a site's RSS feeds and be alerted to changes through an aggregator or RSS reader. RSS feeds are generally identified by an orange XML button (such as those on the right side of this page).

How do I use RSS?

To make use of RSS feeds you need a reader capable of displaying their content. This may be a free web-based reader like Bloglines or NewsGator or an installed application such as FeedDemon (Windows) or NewsFire (Mac). Once you have set up your reader, you can subscribe to a feed by clicking on the appropriate orange XML button and copying the RSS URL (in the address bar of your browser) into your reader.

...Adding RSS feeds to Google and My Yahoo!:

It is also possible to view RSS feeds on personalized Google or Yahoo! homepages. Here's how...

If you have a Google homepage, copy the RSS URL from one of the XML buttons on the right. On your Google homepage, click "Add Content." Next, click the "Add by URL" link and paste your RSS URL into the text box. Click the "Add" button to finish the process.

For My Yahoo!, copy the RSS URL from one of the XML buttons on the right. On your My Yahoo! homepage, click "Add Content." Click the "Add RSS by URL" link and paste your RSS URL into the text box. Click "Add" to finish the process.

...RSS feeds in Mozilla Firefox:

A number of browsers (including Firefox and Opera) also have the ability to read RSS feeds. Mozilla Firefox uses "Live Bookmarks" to load content from RSS feeds into the Bookmarks menu. To add a new "Live Bookmark," open the Bookmarks Manager, highlight the folder where you would like to create the bookmark, then select "File" and "New Live Bookmark." Paste the RSS URL (copied from one of the XML buttons on the right) into the "Feed Location" box and give it a name. Clicking on that bookmark will now give you a list of all newly inventoried items in the selected category--this list will be updated automatically as new titles are added to our database. Selecting a title from within your Live Bookmark will take you to the Full Record display for that item in the Library Catalog--where you can check availability and place a request.

If you use Firefox to browse lists of newly inventoried titles, you will also notice a small icon (RSS Enabled) in the top right corner of the address bar (or lower right corner of the browser window, depending on your version). On these pages you can add the feed that you are currently viewing to your "Live Bookmarks" by simply clicking the icon.

        

Available Feeds:

XML icon  All Newly Inventoried Items

Adult Collection:

XML icon  All Books
XML icon  Mysteries
XML icon  Science Fiction
XML icon  Other Fiction (excludes Mysteries and SciFi)
XML icon  Non-fiction
XML icon  Leased Books
XML icon  Large Print
XML icon  Reference
XML icon  Books on Tape
XML icon  Books on CD (all formats)
XML icon  Books on CD (MP3 format)
XML icon  Books on CD (excludes MP3)
XML icon  Books on Playaway Devices
XML icon  Videos (all formats)
XML icon  Videos (DVD)
XML icon  Videos (VHS)
XML icon  Music (CDs, Scores)
XML icon  Music CDs
XML icon  Scores
XML icon  CD-rom

Juvenile/Young Adult Collection:

XML icon  All Books
XML icon  Picture Books
XML icon  Readers
XML icon  J Fiction
XML icon  J Non-fiction
XML icon  YA Fiction
XML icon  YA Non-fiction
XML icon  Large Print
XML icon  Reference
XML icon  Cassettes
XML icon  CDs
XML icon  Books on Playaway Devices (J and YA)
XML icon  Books on Playaway Devices (juvenile)
XML icon  Books on Playaway Devices (young adult)
XML icon  Videos (all formats)
XML icon  Videos (DVD)
XML icon  Videos (VHS)

Special Interest:

XML icon  Book Discussion Kits
XML icon  Californiana
XML icon  Genealogy
XML icon  Government Documents
XML icon  Language Learning Tapes and CDs
XML icon  Language Learning Tapes
XML icon  Language Learning CDs
XML icon  Spanish Language Materials

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