What Is RSS?
RSS, which stands for "Really Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Summary," is a way of distributing information on the Web.
Clicking the RSS button in your Web browser typically takes you to a page of cryptic code, known as XML. This code contains Web information and instructions known as a "feed." Our feeds contain brief summaries and links to content on our Website, such as What's New, Press Releases, current Exhibitions etc.
RSS is similar to a newswire service. Because it is syndicated, when we publish information on our website as RSS it can be displayed by web users, websites, and other organizations.
What Do I Need to Receive RSS Feeds?
Accessing RSS feeds requires a reader. If your browser does not have a built-in reader, you'll need to download and install one. You can find a variety of readers, many of which are free, by searching for "RSS Feed Readers" in any major search engine (Google, for example).
Once you have installed a reader or compatable browser, subscribing to our RSS feed is simple. Just click on the orange button labeled "RSS" to view the rendered feed and select your subscribe option.
Why Do Web Users Like RSS?
RSS allows you to save time and receive only the information you want.
With RSS, you can stay informed of everything going on at the Museum without continually visiting our Website. Instead, our content comes directly to your XML-compatible device—your computer, cell phone, pager, or PDA—daily.