The AES provides feeds of information that can be included, free of charge, on your own Web site.
- What content is available?
- What format do the feeds use?
- How can I include the content on my Web site?
- Other resources
What content is available?
The AES feeds currently on offer are:
- Society news:
This feed announces new activities of the AES and also highlights new resources on the Web site. The ten most current items are listed in the feed.
RSS feed location: https://www.amentsoc.org/about/news/feed
- Upcoming events:
Upcoming events of interest to entomologists and those with a wider interest in natural history. The next ten events are listed in the feed. Three different RSS feeds are available:
- Entomologists' Glossary:
This feed lists terms most recently added to the Entomologists' Glossary. The five most current terms are listed in the feed.
RSS feed location: https://www.amentsoc.org/insects/glossary/terms/rss
What format do the feeds use?
The AES feeds are in RSS format. RSS (Rich Site Summary or RDF Site Summary) is a way of sharing/syndicating content from a Web site. RSS feeds are text files and are easy to produce. RSS feeds are an excellent way of providing up-to-date subject-targeted information that can be used to encourage people to regularly visit a Web site.
In general the RSS feed comprises a series of news headlines and a snippet of information related to the headline but they can also provide a means to perform a search on the remote site.
How can I include the content on my Web site?
- The service described below is available through UKOLN (see: http://rssxpress.ukoln.ac.uk/lite/include/).
- Copy and paste the RSS feed location (from the list of AES feeds above) in to the form available at http://rssxpress.ukoln.ac.uk/lite/include/?t=1 or select a feed from the listing in the blue box on the right-hand side of the page on the UKOLN Web site. Press the "Get Script" button.
- You will now see a box containing the code to include the RSS feed, copy the code from the grey box and paste it between the <body> tags of your Web page where you want the feed to appear.
- Save the changes to your Web page and then view it in a Web browser. The news feed should now be displayed within your Web page.
You are welcome to use the data within our RSS feeds in other ways but must ensure that the links back to the AES site are not removed or obfuscated. For example, if you extract data from the RSS feed programmatically and present the events on your Web site then you must still provide the link back to the specific event listing on the AES site.
- A list of UK feeds maintained by the RSSxpress service at UKOLN - http://rssxpress.ukoln.ac.uk/
- A list of international feeds maintained by Syndic8 http://www.syndic8.com
You can also follow the AES on twitter.