User Created Lists on Made Available as RSS Feeds

From: OCLC Updates. February 26, 2008. users who want to keep tabs on lists of items created by fellow users can now do so without having to return to the site: Public WorldCat lists are available as RSS feeds that can be monitored using any RSS-capable service or software.

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an information format used by news-media sites, blogs and other Web services that are frequently updated. RSS feeds typically carry brief summaries of the information currently available at a specific Web location, so you can see what’s new without having to view the site in a browser.

To subscribe to a list’s feed, users can view the list and click the RSS Feed button at top right. The displayed “Subscribe to Feed” page provided by links to a variety of free Web services that can monitor RSS feeds, including personalized home pages at Google and Yahoo!. A user simply selects one of the services, then either signs in to the service or creates a new user account.

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