Ingenta Inc., which specializes in online publication, distribution and readership of academic and professional research, has announced that RSS feeds are now available as a feature of the Ingenta service.
Launched with the second version of the IngentaConnect beta Web site, www.ingentaconnect.com, users will be able to sign up for feeds of new issues loaded for journals they are interested in, showing the latest issue numbers and dates with a link to the full table of contents on ingentaconnect.com. The second version of the beta website, launched at ALA 2004, introduces functionality focused on improving the individual user experience.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a Web syndication protocol that allows publishing of 'headlines' from any Web site in a machine-readable XML-based format. A program known as an RSS aggregator or feed reader can check RSS-enabled web pages and display any updated articles that it finds. Users can take advantage of the site's ability to ‘push' new content to them as soon as it is available.