Answered By: Juliet Marconi
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2017     Views: 10

"RSS (Rich Site Summary; originally RDF Site Summary; often called Really Simple Syndication) uses a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information: blog entries, news headlines, audio, video. An RSS document (called "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarized text, and metadata, like publishing date and author's name."

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LKC uses RSS feeds on Specialty guides - for example, to include current list of journal contents or database search results.

If you click on a RSS feed, it may display the full list of content or it may ask you to save the RSS feed as a Live Bookmark. This depends on the version of the browser you are using.

For newer versions of Mozilla Firefox or if you have a Windows 7 computers, you may be prompted to Subscribe with Live Bookmark. For example:

Example of RSS feed Live Bookmark prompt for Dementia search

If you click Subscribe, the live feed will be added to your Mozilla Firefox browser as a live, regularly updated link. To view articles, you hover over or click on the Bookmark and it should display all content.

To change this to view RSS feed results in the actual webpage you need to change your Mozilla Firefox settings. To do this:

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox TOOLS
  2. Select OPTIONS, then select APPLICATIONS (left hand menu)
  3. Scroll down to Web Feed - change this to Preview in Firefox option

If Cairns & Hinterland HHS or Torres & Cape HHS staff have difficulties with any RSS feeds on LKC websites, contact us for assistance.

For other Queensland Health staff, contact your Queensland Health library.

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