[Web4lib] rss feeds on campus

Nicole Engard nicole.engard at liblime.com
Mon Mar 10 10:14:07 EDT 2008

When I worked at the Seminary they used RSS Feed Creator:
http://www.jitbit.com/rss-feed-creator.aspx it's not free, but it does
allow for what you want.  You can see some examples here:

Other ones that I haven't used are:


Hope one of these helps you out.

I also recommend looking into Yahoo! Pipes to merge your feeds
together - it's pretty nifty - http://pipes.yahoo.com - here's what
I've written about it:

http://www.web2learning.net/archives/1377 &

Nicole C. Engard
Open Source Evangelist, LibLime
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On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Stacey Kimmel-Smith <sek2 at lehigh.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
>  Our campus portal supports display of RSS feeds but thus far we have not
>  used this feature much -- only for some externally produced feeds. I've
>  recently been asked to investigate methods for creating and publishing
>  local RSS feeds that are very  user-friendly. Our intent is to set up
>  tools and a procedure that non-technical staff in the libraries and
>  other divisions around campus could use to publish fresh content. The
>  libraries are now using blogger to publish a few RSS feeds but we're
>  archiving everything and it doesn't seem like the right approach for
>  general use on campus.  Our web pages are a work in progress -- no
>  content management system in place that might simplify content creation.
>  Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated.
>  Stacey Kimmel-Smith
>  Lehigh University
>  Information Commons/Help Desk Manager
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