Georgetown University provides a variety of content online in an RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary) format. Using RSS software, such as newsreaders, news aggregators, tickers or other RSS software, users can subscribe to newsfeeds and receive automatic updates of current University content.
What is RSS?
RSS (or Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format used to syndicate content and allows for the delivery of content (using XML) to a user's desktop via a newsreader, news aggregator, ticker or other RSS software. Most feeds are free from websites, including the Georgetown Web, and contain story headlines, summaries and links back to the full-text of stories.
What tools do I need to use RSS?
To start using RSS, you need a special news reader or aggregator that displays RSS content feeds from Web sites you select. There are many different news readers available, many of which are free of charge. Most are available as software that you download and install on your computer or mobile device. Several Web-based news readers are available as well.
Once you have set up your news reader, simply follow the instructions for your particular news reader to subscribe to the RSS content feeds you want. Georgetown University does not warranty or recommend any specific software. Users should review and select software that best fits their system and preferences.
What are the benefits of using RSS?
RSS is an easy way for you to be alerted when content that interests you appears on your favorite websites. Instead of visiting a particular Web site to browse for new articles and features, RSS automatically tells you when something new is posted online.
How can I sign up for RSS feeds from the Georgetown Web?
To sign up for RSS feeds from the Georgetown Web, simply select the topic that interests you from the list at the top of this page. Click on the section title and follow the instructions for your particular news reader to subscribe to RSS feeds.
University News Feeds
Georgetown University's Office of Communications
has made University news stories and profiles available for interested users.
Current Georgetown University RSS feeds topics:
Right-click on the topic link and select "properties" to obtain the URL of the RSS feed, simply copy the URL and follow the instructions for your particular news reader to subscribe.
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