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RSS Based Information Services in Libraries: A Study

Library Herald Year : 2007, Volume : 45, Issue : 2 First page : ( 130) Last page : ( 139) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. RSS Based Information Services in Libraries: A Study

Harinarayana N S1, Senior Lecturer, Kumbar Mallinath2, Reader and Chairman, Pradeep P3, Student 1Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore. E-mail: ns. harinarayana@gmailcom 2Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore. E-mail: mallinathk@yahoo.co.in 3Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore

Abstract This article is a study about RSS (Real Simple Syndication) and its application in libraries. RSS is an XML-based format for content distribution. Webmasters create an RSS file containing headlines and description of specific information. The technology is similar in concept to the traditional Current Awareness Service (CAS) and Selective Dissemination of Information Service (SDI) offered by the librarian of yesteryears. Number of RSS feeds available differ significantly from libraries to libraries. This is significant in exploring the various possibilities of RSS in libraries.



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