Institutional Web Management Workshop 2005: Whose Web Is It Anyway?
Workshop Session

Workshop Session B9: "RSS: Let's Clear The Confusion And Start Using!"

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RSS: Let's Clear The Confusion And Start Using!)
Brian Kelly, UKOLN
RSS - great lightweight XML format for syndication, or confusing technology (does RSS stand for Really Simple Syndication, RDF Site Summary, Rich Site Summary - or something else?). This session aims to clarify the confusion and outline the potential for using RSS within Institutional Web site.
Topics to be covered in the session include:
  • What can RSS offer me?
  • The RSS standards wars
  • A practical approach to use of RSS
  • Models for creating RSS
  • The RSS viewing environment
  • Emerging RSS technologies such as Podcasting
  • Quality assurance and trust issues
Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the session participants will:
  • Have gained an understanding of the potential for RSS
  • Be aware of the confusions over RSS terminology
  • Understand the different approaches which can be used to create RSS
  • Have seen examples of different types of RSS viewers
  • Be in a position to make recommendations on use of RSS within their own institution
  • Be aware of quality assurance issues which will need to be addressed
Room Requirements:
Networked PC and data projector.
Cockcroft Room, 6th Floor (capacity 15/30). See venue details.
This session took place from 16:00-17:30 on Thursday 7th July 2005.
Contact Details
Brian Kelly
University of Bath

Email: B.Kelly AT
Phone: +44 1225 383943


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An Introduction To RSS And News Feeds, QA Focus briefing document no. 77

Last modified: 6th June 2005