[Web4lib] RSS FEEDERS/aggregators

David King DavidKing at kclibrary.org
Fri Mar 31 09:38:00 EST 2006

- for the interested... It's an overview of online RSS feed readers.

David King

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[mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Amy Ostrom
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 8:35 AM
To: jennifer.kirton at dpi.nsw.gov.au
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Subject: Re: [Web4lib] RSS FEEDERS/aggregators

Dear Jennifer:

I would like to also add my vote on Bloglines
(http://www.bloglines.com/) and also let you know that Google
has a similar service, which is nice if you use a lot of Google

For desktop aggregators, I prefer the Thunderbird e-mail client (its
latest version, http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/) that will aggregate
just like e-mail.  Omea Reader (http://www.jetbrains.com/omea/reader/)
is also nice if you do not use Thunderbird.  Outlook also has a free
(looks like it must be purchased now though) RSS plug-in/add-on
aggregator called Attensa ( http://www.attensa.com/).

I have also never heard of it being implemented beyond individual use,
but I would find it useful/interesting if anyone else has done so.  Web
aggregators such as those mentioned would definitely solve the problem.

In peace,

Amy M Ostrom
Web Interface Designer
Johnson County Library
Overland Park, KS  66212

On 3/31/06, jennifer.kirton at dpi.nsw.gov.au
<jennifer.kirton at dpi.nsw.gov.au>
> Dear Colleagues,
> As an overworked, solo, special librarian I'm about two years behind 
> with all the latest technology etc, but I would like to start using 
> RSS feeds to stay up to date.  (Once I knew what I was doing, I would 
> look to introduce it to my library clients as well)
> I would appreciate any suggestions  - based on your own experiences -

> for a web-based aggregator and for a desktop (Windows) aggregator  
> (I.T. says they wont allow me to download any, but I am working on
> I am interested primarily in free services, but if there are any 
> subscription or fee based products that you would highly recommend, I 
> would appreciate hearing about them.
> I would also appreciate links to any online reviews etc particularly 
> on their use in libraries .  I have found that there is so much 
> information out there it is confusing.
> Thanks in anticipation
> Regards,
> Jennifer
> Jennifer Kirton
> Library
> NSW Department of Primary Industries
> Wollongbar Agricultural Institute
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> Wollongbar
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> Australia
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