What is RSS?
RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is a web standard for publishing regular updates of web-based content. It allows you to identify the content you like and have it delivered directly to you. It takes the hassle out of having to go from site to site to find the latest updates.
How do I subscribe to the VicHealth RSS feeds?
RSS feeds currently available on the VicHealth website.
(Please note: Internet Explorer 6 will not display RSS/XML files. To view the RSS/XML when using IE6, right click the link or the orange button and save the RSS file to your computer. You can then open it in a text editor or other program. Better still, upgrade to the most recent version of Internet Explorer)
If I have not used RSS before how do I get started?
The first thing you need is something called an RSS news reader. There are two main types of readers: installable desktop programs and web-based services.
There are many readers available. Different readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to take this into account. Most browsers, including IE7+ Firefox 2.5+, Opera and Safari, have functionality that automatically displays RSS feeds. For more details on these, please check their websites.
Here are some RSS news reader suggestions to get you started:
Web-based RSS news readers
Desktop applications RSS news readers
Find other news readers at Google.
Please note: VicHealth is not responsible for the content of external websites.
Why would I want to use RSS?
- RSS saves time. VicHealth uses RSS to deliver the latest job listings, seminars, funding opportunities and publications and resources. So instead of browsing the VicHealth website, RSS automatically tells you when new items are listed in each of those areas.
- RSS puts the power in your hands: you only receive the information you are interested in. We do not collect any information (including email addresses) from subscriptions to our RSS feed.