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In this blog, M&GSQ will keep you up-to-date with the latest news and events related to the museums and galleries sector in Queensland. This blog will be regularly updated with news by M&GSQ. It is an opportunity for our staff to keep you up-to-date with what we’re up to and for you to share your comments.

Take a look at http://magsq.wordpress.com and check back soon or sign up to the RSS feed available.

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Subscribe to the M&GSQ RSS Feed

M&GSQ RSS feed address is feed://www.magsq.com.au/rss.asp

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is an easy way to stay current with the latest news and information from M&GSQ about events, exhibitions, resources and publications. RSS delivers news and analysis from across the Web directly to you via a piece of software called a news reader, or aggregator. With one visit to your chosen news reader you can get all of your RSS feeds in one hit, eliminating the hassle of visiting each of your favourite sites individually.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLING A NEWS READER

The first thing you need to do is to decide whether to install a news reader, or use your web browser to access RSS feeds. Some web browsers offer built-in RSS functions (these inc. Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 2+, Safari 2+, and Opera 9+). TIP: Have a look in the website address bar for the RSS symbol. Clicking on it will take you to that website’s RSS feed site. Anytime you want to check on the latest feeds from that website you can click on the RSS symbol.

Installing a news reader is your second option if your web browser does not have built-in RSS functions or if you would like all of your RSS feeds in one place. Popular desktop-based RSS readers that are compatible with Windows include Newsgator, FeedDemon, and NewzCrawler; for Macintosh users, popular choices are NewsFire and NetNewsWire, available at the Newsgator website. Alternatively sign up for a web-based news reader such as Google Reader, you just need a Google account to access it or if you have a My Yahoo! personalized Web page, you can add your RSS feeds directly to the site.

Once you've installed your reader, add RSS feeds by first locating the feed you want and copying the address . Some news readers will automatically add your RSS feeds while others require you to copy and paste the URL of the RSS feed into your reader. In Google Reader click on Add Subscription and paste in the URL of the feed site or use the search function to find the feed you’d like. Check with the reader you choose for more detailed directions on adding new feeds.

You can add and remove RSS feeds whenever you like. Depending on the news reader you are using you can also choose to view certain information from feeds, such as articles from today, yesterday, last week or last month. Google Reader provides sharing and email functions for each article making it easy to share the article with someone else.

Google Reader - Web-based news reader available through a Google account.
Yahoo! customizable web page - Add RSS feeds directly to My Yahoo! Available through a Yahoo! account.
RSS readers suitable for Windows are available from this website. These include Newsgator, FeedDemon, and NewzCrawler.
NewsFire for Macintosh is available from this website - NetNewsWire, suitable for Macintosh is available at the Newsgator website.
A great introduction, and useful links, for using RSS feeds. - This link will direct you to The Courier Mail website and is provided as a resource only.