SLIM aims to provide timely, high-quality intelligence on regional skills and learning policy dynamics and the health of the labour market. News feeds alert you when the latest content has been added to the site whilst providing instant access to the entire back-catalogue of SLIM-lines. You can get the latest newsletter or comment in one click, as soon as its published, without having to actually visit the website.
Common browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer should recognise feeds automatically when the link is clicked - simply click on the `subscribe` button. This places a bookmark on your browser's toolbar, which is instantly updated when changes are made to the web site.
Regular users of feeds may choose to use a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.
Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive - for example, if you wish keep track of our key publications, the latest SLIM Comment, or both.