How do I access or read Factiva content (Suggested Reading, Newsletters, Alerts, etc...) from RSS feeds? Do I need to log in to Factiva?
Factiva is able to provide services to its customers by ensuring that our information providers get compensated correctly for all their content that is read. To do this we use a subscription model, which requires that all users be authenticated to the Factiva platform to read articles. This means that you must be logged in to Factiva to access articles from a RSS feed. You will be prompted to log in before going directly to your selected article unless you are already logged in, or you use an automatic login or a re-direct.
To read articles from Factiva in the RSS feed, open your RSS Reader and go to a channel containing Factiva content (a Suggested Reading industry, Newsletter, Alerts, etc...). Accessing an article depends on how your RSS reader displays the articles, but most readers will show a headline and some other information. Factiva's RSS feeds will show the headline and lead paragraph of each article as a hyperlink. When you click the link, your RSS reader will open Factiva.com in a browser window, and attempt to log in and display the article.
Users who receive e-mailed content from Factiva Alerts or Factiva Newsletters, or use Factiva Workspace, RSS or Widgets will see a two-column landing page when headlines are clicked in e-mail, RSS or widgets. Ten headlines are displayed in addition to the headline originally clicked. This landing page promotes a smoother reading experience, allowing you to see all headlines on the right-hand side, and full text on the left for licensed content, or in a pop-up window for Web content. When headlines are clicked for Blog or Board articles, you will arrive at a landing page for that external url.
If your account employs a re-direct for logging in, Factiva intends to support the standard methods of re-direct for accessing content from RSS feeds. This includes Namespace re-directs, Account Number re-directs, and IP re-directs. Other forms of re- direct may or may not work, depending on the location of the user, and the normal methods of authentication.
Note: IP validation and mandatory client-code billing will not work when accessing content via RSS.
In response to customer demand, Factiva has worked to overcome the limitations in the authentication standards within RSS. As the authentication standard in RSS matures, Factiva will be the first to take advantage of it, particularly to produce RSS content solutions for the enterprise.