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A Guide to RSS and Alerts

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Linda Zellmer, Government Information and Data Services Librarian in the Western Illinois University Libraries, has crafted a guide to RSS feeds and alerts. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and "allows a user to monitor feeds for new information without having to bookmark or regularly visit a web site or check for new information in an index or database." For example, one can bookmark the University Libraries News Page to get updates about our events, services, and collections. Linda's guide covers topics such as choosing RSS readers, RSS feeds for academic publishers, and email alerts.

For more information contact Linda Zellmer at 309-298-2723 or LR-Zellmer@wiu.edu.