Instructions for creating an rss feed for a new items list


1. The feeds are created in the same Millennium module you use for creating new items lists. You do not have to run a search to do this, though it helps if you know how searches are done. See search instructions (pdf)


2. Feedbuilder does not have all the capabilities of the create list searches. You might be able to use the same search as you do for the new items list. Please see the following guidelines in case you have to make adjustments.

The easiest search is by fund code:

don't use "has" - only use "begins with" or "equal to"

Call number searches (from the item record):

To specify a call number range, the system assumes three letters, followed by 4 numbers. If you don't have all those letters or numbers, you need to have spaces where those characters go.

In the above example, there are 4 spaces between "tr" and the number "1." The letters are "tr<space>," the numbers are "<space><space><space>1." There are 2 spaces between "tr" and "835" ("tr<space>" + "<space>835")

If you are searching call number from the 050 or 090, ignore these instructions

Subject/format searches:

Date search



3. Save the search

You do not need to run the search unless you want to see if what you entered works. Before you run the search (or instead)


4. If you do run the search, please empty it as soon as the search is run. Because we are not saving the lists (only saving the searches), you are not limited to the number of feeds you want the way you are limited to the number of create lists. You can have as many as you need for specific areas


5. You will need to supply all of the following information in an email to If you don't send all the information, I'll send the email back to you!

name of the saved search it should be "rsssomething" ex. rsschem
name of file

the url for the rss files are

The name you supply should be descriptive

display title of the file


ex. "New Chemistry Books"

only use alpha-numeric characters. Don't use dates - we do not change the name each time a search is run. Don't use special characters including "&"

besides title, other bibliographic information to display


System limitation: only one other field can be chosen.

Choices include:

  • author
  • publishing information
  • other (specify - may/may not be possible)
  • none
language other than english? specify
how often should the feed run?

choose one:

  • every three days
  • every week
  • every other week
  • every month


6. A configuration file based on the information you email me will be set up as soon as possible. I will let you know when it is done - the list should be available sometime the following day (not necessarily first thing in the morning).