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News feeds (or RSS feeds) allow you to stay up to date with the latest news and resources you want from South Carolina State Library. To subscribe to them, you will need a news reader or another application that can handle RSS files.
SC State Library News Feeds
News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest information in one place, as soon as its published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.
Feeds are also known as RSS. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people go for 'Really Simple Syndication'. In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.
How do I start using feeds?
In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.
Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want to receive. For example, if you would like our latest Press Releases, simply click on the Press Releases feed link and you can then subscribe to the feed various ways, including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.
Some browsers, including Firefox, Flock, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Safari, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to feeds much easier. For more details on these, please check their websites.
These are some free browser-based web apps to subscribe and manage your news feeds.