RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication)


What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) provides an easy and efficient method of keeping up to date with the information you want from a website. Rather than using the traditional means of web browsing, clicking through multiple sites, RSS allows the user to amalgamate multiple sources of information in one single location.

RSS allows to user to view new content from any RSS enabled site. You can get the latest headlines and articles (or even audio files, photographs or video) in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to remember to visit each site every day.

RSS simply provides a webpage in a slightly different format which can be read by computers rather than by people. This enables the computer to do all the hard work in bringing you new information which is of interest to you!


How can I use RSS?

Users of RSS generally do so via a "News Reader." A News Reader is a specialist piece of software which checks RSS feeds for new information.

Once you have chosen a News Reader you can choose which feed you wish to subscribe to. You will find these feeds on the right hand site of the page demarked by this symbol . Click on the hyperlink and it will take you to the RSS feed where you can subscribe. This can be achieved in various ways, including dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for RSS feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. You will find the icon in your address bar on this site


How do I get a news reader?

There are a multitude of different news readers available and new products are available all the time. A list of the most popular News Readers along with the operating systems on which they operate can be found below.

Windows Mac OS X Web
Newz Crawler Newsfire Bloglines
FeedDemon NetNewsWire My Yahoo!
Awasu NewsGator

NABO does not endorse any particular product nor does it accept any responsibility for software or products downloaded from external sites.


Can I use these feeds on my site?

RSS feeds can be used to display information from other sites on you own site. We encourage the use of the North Atlantic Biocultural Organisation feeds as part of a website.

We would ask, however, that the feed is appropriately acknowledged with the source of the original feed and the author clearly specified.

The North Atlantic Biocultural Organisation reserves the right to ask for its content to be removed from any website The North Atlantic Biocultural Organisation does not accept any liability for its RSS feeds.


How do I get a feed on a subject of my interest (Custom RSS)?

The North Atlantic Biocultural Organisation offers an innovative service in that you can tailor an RSS feed to suit you. This service is located on the right hand side of this page under the heading "Custom RSS". To use the customisable RSS feed, enter a keyword term which is of interest to you. The example given is "Iceland", which would produce an RSS feed with all projects related to the keyword "Iceland." Enter a keyword of you own and hit the submit button to generate an RSS feed which can be subsribed to in the same manner as any other RSS feed.