Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
The Office of Economic and Statistical Research site currently offers the following RSS feed:
What is an RSS feed/file and how can it be utilised
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds allow you to see when new content is published on a website without having to visit the site itself.
RSS files are commonly used on sites which release information on a frequent basis. Some uses for RSS feeds include media releases, latest news, latest releases, etc.
How do I access an RSS file
To subscribe to a feed you will need a reader capable of interpreting the RSS file. There are many readers available and most are free. Some can be accessed through your browser and others are downloadable applications that you must install on your computer:
browser-integrated RSS readers – as found in most versions of browsers released since 2007.
web-page-based RSS readers – these are pages (usually accessed by login) that can consolidate many RSS feeds from various sources and display them for viewing in a web page
RSS software – these are software applications (usually installed) that allow access similar to non-browser-based emailing clients
To find out more information about the various readers available and how to subscribe to RSS feed, search for some of the terms listed above in your favourite search engine.
Last reviewed 19 February 2009