Polaris Joins the RSS Bandwagon

Another LMS joins the RSS fray. According to an excerpt from a document on Polaris Systems‘ extranet, their forthcoming PowerPAC 3.2 release has some basic RSS features built in:

RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is a method of publishing links to content on your Web site. In Polaris PowerPAC 3.2, patrons can set up RSS feeds for new titles from Polaris PowerPAC directly to a Web site such as My Yahoo! or Bloglines. When the feed is received, the patron can click the link on the Web site to see a list of new titles in your library catalog. Polaris PowerPAC is RSS 2.0 compliant. Processing for the RSS feed is related to Polaris PowerPAC’s New Titles dashboard feature. Automatic processing for the New Titles Web part occurs nightly, and the dashboard links contain new titles for the past 31 days. On-order items are included. For the RSS feed, Polaris background processing updates the current New Titles list hourly.

Another small step forward…