Saturday, September 24, 2005

Government RSS Feeds in Canada and the U.S.

A recent column on, RSS and Uncle Sam, provides a broad outline of what is available at the U.S. federal level.

Overall, "executive branch agencies have taken a relative lead in implementing RSS. Feeds from the judiciary are few and far between. In Congress, some individual members have feeds for their press releases, but offerings from committees are scarce".

The Canadian government website has organized its RSS feeds by department, audience and province/territory.

The column provides a cautionary note: "(...) people who use RSS feeds for current awareness begin to want all of their news available in that format. If you are a consumer of government news, you will have to be patient. Agencies that offer one or two RSS feeds may still have ten or twenty email lists that are not available in RSS".

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 3:51 pm


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