RSS feeds are described below in our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
RSS Feeds for KCLS Blogs
Booktalk (all of it):
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/booktalk/index.xml
Booktalk – Adventure.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/adventure/index.xml
Booktalk - Children's Books.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/childrens-books/index.xml
Booktalk - Food & Gardening.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/food-gardening/index.xml
Booktalk - Gay & Lesbian.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/gay-lesbian/index.xml
Booktalk - General Fiction.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/general-fiction/index.xml
Booktalk - Graphic Novels.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/graphic-novels/index.xml
Booktalk - Historical Fiction.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/historical-fiction/index.xml
Booktalk - Horror.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/horror/index.xml
Booktalk - Inspirational.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/inspirational/index.xml
Booktalk - Memoir & Biography.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/memoir-biography/index.xml
Booktalk - Mystery.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/mystery/index.xml
Booktalk - Nonfiction.
Booktalk - Romance.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/romance/index.xml
Booktalk - Science Fiction & Fantasy.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/science-fiction-fantasy/index.xml
Booktalk - Suspense.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/suspense/index.xml
Booktalk - Teen Books.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/teen-books/index.xml
Booktalk - Travel Literature.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/travel-literature/index.xml
Booktalk - Western.
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/western/index.xml
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/collections/index.xml
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/events/index.xml
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/online/index.xml
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/parents/index.xml
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/teachers/index.xml
Subscription URL: http://blogs.kcls.org/librarytalk/categories/teens/index.xml
Subscription URL: http://interviews.podcast.kcls.org/rss
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is RSS?
RSS usually stands for "Really Simple Syndication", and it is a standard format, based on XML, for publishing regular updates to web-based content. Many web sites provide RSS "feeds" (or channels) that describe their latest news, events and updates.
What are RSS Feeds?
You can receive quick updates from various Web sites by subscribing to free RSS Feeds, which stands for “Really Simple Syndication.” Many Web sites offer RSS Feeds that contain article headlines, summaries and links to full-text articles in order to provide updates on news and events. The Feeds are collected and displayed by software on your computer, meaning you don’t have to visit multiple Web sites repeatedly in order to stay up-to-date on news and events. Although RSS Feeds are most common on news Web sites, many other sites use them to quickly share and update information. These RSS feeds are usually shown by either an , or button. Although RSS feeds are most common on news related web sites, many others use RSS for sharing a wider variety of information.
Why should I use RSS?
You can use RSS to automatically and conveniently receive updates on new titles without having to visit the web site over and over. Using an RSS reader, you subscribe to the feed from our website. After subscribing to a feed, whenever there is new information, it will be collected by the program and displayed on your computer. You can then scan the results to find items of interest. If you find something you might like to know more about, click the link in your RSS reader to view the complete title. Instead of searching for new information on the Library catalog, it will be delivered to your desktop.
Does KCLS have RSS Feeds?
KCLS patrons can use RSS Feeds to automatically receive quick updates about new materials. Instead of searching for new materials in the KCLS Catalog, you can subscribe to the RSS Feed and updates will be conveniently delivered to your computer.
What version of RSS are you using?
The King County Library System offers RSS feeds in RSS 2.0 format.
What do I need to receive RSS Feeds?
To view various RSS Feeds, such as the one from the KCLS Catalog, you will need a software program to collect and display Feeds, called a RSS Reader. After subscribing to specific Feeds, new information will be collected by the RSS Reader. The Feed Reader combines the contents of multiple Feeds and displays them together on a screen. When receiving various RSS Feeds from a number of Web sites, you can scan the results for any items of interest to you. If you find something you’d like to know more about, click the link for more information. To delete any RSS Feeds you’re not interested in, simply delete the title of the Feed.
Where can I get an RSS Reader?
To receive RSS Feeds, you may either use an online RSS Reader, which works within your browser, or you may download software to install to your computer. Some RSS Readers are separate programs, while others simply add RSS Feeds to Web pages you already use, such as email or blogs. Many RSS Readers are free, while others are available for a small fee. A few to try are; Bloglines (Web based), SharpReader, or My Yahoo! On Macs, Safari Web browser supports most RSS Feeds without additional software, as does Mozilla Firefox’s "Live Bookmark" feature. Additionally, the DMOZ open directory project offers a list of more than 200 RSS News Readers.
How do I subscribe to Feeds?
Most RSS Readers allow you subscribe to a Feed by copying the link on your browser and pasting it into the RSS Reader. Some RSS Readers automatically detect the Feed when you click on the RSS button. To subscribe to a KCLS RSS Feed, copy the specific "subscription URL," then open your RSS Reader and select “Add Feed, New Channel” or “Subscribe,” depending on your RSS Reader software. Finally, paste the URL into the box that asks for the address of the Feed.
What RSS version does the library system use?
KCLS offers RSS Feeds in RSS 2.0 format.
Can I use RSS Feeds from Library Elf?
The new Web-automated software called Library Elf allows people to easily keep track of their library accounts. The software sends notifications regarding holds and overdue materials. If you choose to use Library Elf, or any other Web-based aggregator, the library system advises you to be careful about how you share your RSS Feed. If your RSS Feed is made public, so are your library notifications from Library Elf.
We encourage the use of Library RSS feeds for personal use in a news reader or as part of a non-commercial Web site or blog. We require proper format and attribution whenever Library content is posted on your Web site, and we reserve the right to require that you cease distributing content originating from our site
Where can I find out more about RSS?
Some useful web sites to read/learn more about RSS include:
The DMOZ open directory project list of RSS News Readers.
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Last Updated: March 12, 2012