How to Subscribe to ITS Change Notices

There are two methods to subscribe to ITS Change Notices, through an email list or a web feed. Choose your subscription method according to your personal preference and information needs. The email list will focus attention on each individual change through your inbox, which may be useful if you regularly have to act on or respond to IT changes. The web feed is a way to monitor changes as needed with minimal interruption of your regular work (Occasionally there may be ten or more change notices in a day).

Subscribing to the Changes Email List

The ITS Change Notices email list is hosted on the campus email list service at the address its_changes@listserv.unc.edu. For more information about email lists and how to subscribe and unsubscribe from them, please read the detailed instructions. To quickly join the Change Notice list, send an email message with “subscribe its_changes” in the body, as follows:

To: listserv@unc.edu
From:  <your  email  address>
Subject:
-------  Message  Text  --------
subscribe  its_changes
The ITS Changes email list is for change announcements only. As a subscriber to this list you will not be able to post messages.

Subscribing to the Changes Web Feed

Web feeds, also known as news feeds and RSS feeds, are a handy way to consume information from a regularly updated source, such as a news site. If you are unfamiliar with web feeds, then you may want to read an introduction to feeds.

The web feeds or “news feeds” mentioned above are not Usenet newsgroups. You cannot read the Change Notice feed in a newsgroup client.

There are many software tools you can use to read web feeds, from dedicated feed readers to browser extensions. Many browsers now have feed readers built into them. No matter which feed reader you decide to use, all you need to subscribe is the feed URL. The URL for ITS Change Notices is: https://itschanges.unc.edu/rss.xml

Access to this feed is restricted to the campus network for security reasons. You cannot read it through feed reading services on the Internet, such as Google Reader. While using the campus network you can read it with reader software installed on your local machine, such as BlogBridge.