OXITEMS: RSS for news and events

4. Why use OXITEMS rather than build your own system?

  • We sort out the authentication (using WebAuth) and authorisation (using registration database) for you
  • We take care of generating the various flavours of RSS, Atom etc, as well as other output formats (eg iCal)
  • We can merge many newsfeeds centrally to produce unified lists
  • We can link news items advertising events to geolinking data
  • The university podcasting channel will only take material from OXITEMS
  • Not everyone has the expertise or available servers

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