Getting Started With RSS Feeds
Colorado School of Mines is committed to open and frequent communication with the Mines community and the outside world. As a result, we provide many ways to receive news and announcements from Mines, including what are known as “RSS feeds.”
RSS, or “Really Simple Syndication,” is a format for sharing and distributing web content, such as news headlines or calendar items. Using an RSS reader (also known as a “feed aggregator”), you can view data feeds from various Mines sources.
How Do I Use RSS?
RSS “readers” or “aggregators” display RSS feeds in a simple, easy-to-read format. A number of free and commercial news aggregators are available for download and are available for all operating systems and hardware platforms, including smart phones. Adding an RSS feed to an aggregator is often referred to as “subscribing” to the RSS feed. At the very least, most browsers and email clients will let you view (and sometimes subscribe to) feeds. Finally, many RSS aggregators will notify you immediately when a subscribed feed receives a new news item. This can be important for time-sensitive announcements or news.
Mines RSS Feeds
There are many RSS feeds available on the Mines campus. Here are some of the more useful ones:
- The Mines Communications Office Newsroom feed is a good source of Mines news and events.
- This school-wide calendar feed brings you highlights from the main Mines Calendar.
- Arthur Lakes Library provides daily announcements of new books acquired by the library. (Link coming soon.)
- Capital Planning and Construction publishes construction news, road closures, and such via their feed.
- The facilities outages feed gives a heads-up on upcoming building-repair work and facilities downtime.
Still puzzled about how to access RSS feeds? Talk to a consultant in the CCIT Computer Commons (CT156) or request support from Mines Help Center, http://helpdesk.mines.edu.