50 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
12. RSS (Really Simple Syndication), e.g., libraries Web pages with RSS, podcasts, etc. Specify an
example of RSS use at your library. N=53
See below for descriptions of RSS uses.
Year ﬁrst implemented.
Range: 2003 to 2008
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Brief description of how the library is using the site.
News and Current Awareness
We use RSS to distribute library news from Library webpage, and from selected subject pages, such as
New books, news, events, site updates, etc.
Instructional News Update
To subscribe to instructional news and updates.
RSS for Events at the Library
Communicate with users: system down time, events, new resources, etc.
Announcements, New Books, New Databases
We have used RSS for several years to alert users of library news, new databases, and new books.
Library news and Library trials Web pages are RSS enabled to share new info about Library services and