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RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an easy way for you to keep up to date with information presented on websites. An RSS reader automatically detects when the RSS feed/channel has been updated, therefore you can be alerted to new information without revisiting the website.

To make use of an RSS feed you need to get a program called a news reader. There are many news readers available and several websites now provide RSS feeds. The newsreader can be set up to display RSS information from your chosen websites. You should be aware when you are choosing a news reader that different readers work on different operating systems.

To sign up to a NeSC RSS feed right click on the RSS icon, select copy shortcut and paste this URL into your news reader.

Current RSS feeds available from NeSC are:

Forthcoming eSI events RSS FeedForthcoming Events at the e-Science Institute
Events outwith NeSC RSS FeedEvents outwith NeSC
UK Training Events RSS FeedUK Training Events
e-Science Career Opportunities RSS Feede-Science Career Opportunities
e-Science Institute News RSS Feede-Science Institute News

Below is a list of some current readers on the market, you can also find more by doing a simple Google search.


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Last Updated: 05-May-2004
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