RSS Tutorial

RSS Tutorial.

Publish and Syndicate Your News to the Web

“In this workshop you'll learn how to create, validate, syndicate, and view your own RSS news channel. The emphasis will be the practical application of RSS XML/RDF metadata for dynamically publishing….” [via Serious Instructional Technology]

Now this is an excellent resource! Put up by the Government Information Locator Service (GILS) folks in Utah, this one-page tutorial gives a brief overview of RSS, what it looks like, aggregators (they call them “viewers”), how to locate feeds, how to create your own feeds, how to validate your RSS, and more.

I'm not sure what impresses me the most – the link to Metabrowser (their “recommended tool for creating and editing UtahGILS and Dublin Core metadata”), their Metabrowser tutorial, the reminder about David Carter-Tod's Javascript code for embedding an RSS feed in a web page, that they're doing RSS with meta tags, or that it's the library folks doing it!

I r-e-a-l-l-y need to get these people to talk to the folks at the Illinois State Library so that they'll understand my vision of news aggregation for Illinois libraries.  [The Shifted Librarian]

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