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1304.5 - Stats Talk WA, Dec 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2007   
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RSS Notification Service
The ABS website has expanded its services to provide statistical headlines for daily releases in Really Simple Syndication (RSS) format.

RSS is an XML format which provides an easy way to know when there are changes in content on a website. It offers an easy way for you to view short descriptions and headlines from the ABS website, together with a link to the full version of the main features to be displayed on your web page or RSS reader.

To use the ABS RSS you will need an RSS reader (in addition to your web browser). Search the web to find a free or inexpensive RSS reader. Type ‘RSS newsreader’ into a search engine, or visit the Google RSS directory. Once you have downloaded and installed a reader, follow its instructions for adding ABS RSS as a new channel. Where you are prompted, please enter the URL located on the RSS help section on the ABS website.

Please make sure that your reader is configured to look for updates no more frequently than twice a day. ABS headlines are updated once a day at 11:30 a.m, Canberra time. If you wish to publish our headlines on your website or intranet please acknowledge the ABS as the source of these headlines and be aware of ABS copyright conditions.

The use of RSS saves ABS website viewers from having to repeatedly visit the ABS web site to check for new content - in this way it is similar to the ABS’ email notification service.

For additional information regarding the ABS use of RSS, or for assistance in utilising RSS on your system, please contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Email Notification Service
The ABS has developed a free Email Notification Service which will automatically alert you whenever there is a statistical release related to a topic in your selected area of interest. You can register for the service from a link on the ABS home page under the Statistical Releases section.

A product list with check boxes allows you to register for one topic, many topics or all ABS releases. For example, to subscribe to the electronic version of Stats Talk WA, click on the ‘Free Email Notification Service’ icon on the ABS homepage and then click on the ‘New Subscription’ link.

Following this, click on the grey ‘Advanced’ tab (next to the green ‘Basic’ tab) and then select the ‘13. Year books and other multi-subject products’ option from the ‘Choose a sub-topic..’ drop-down menu. Then press the grey ‘Go’ button to the right of this. From here, tick the ‘1304.5 - Stats Talk WA’ check box and then press the grey ‘Add’ button below the list of publications.

From here, scroll down and type your email address where requested and press the ‘Submit’ button. A confirmation screen will appear to confirm the subscription. Click the grey ‘Yes’ button to approve the subscription. You will then be sent a confirmation email, which must be returned to enable the ABS to activate the subscription. Querying and unsubscribing follow similar processes.

Enquiries regarding the email notification service should be sent through the Subscription Support link located at the bottom of the email notification page which will generate an email. A reply will be quickly forwarded back to you.

For further information please contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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