Integrating Intute


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Introducing to integrating content from the UK\'s Intute website into your own service. Intute is funded by JISC for education. It promotes the best of the Web.

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  • Integrating Intute

    1. 1. Integrating Intute <ul><li>Version 2.0 Feb/2008 </li></ul><ul><li>[Your name] </li></ul><ul><li>[Your job title, Intute group] </li></ul>
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>What is Intute? </li></ul><ul><li>Why integrate Intute? </li></ul><ul><li>Ways of integrating </li></ul><ul><li>Intute support package </li></ul><ul><li>Intute exemplars </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Intute? <ul><li>Intute is a national Internet service guiding you to useful Web resources for education and research. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a free service aimed at the UK’s higher and further education sectors and is relevant to students, lecturers, researchers and teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Intute was formerly known as the Resource Discovery Network (RDN). </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the JISC, based at Mimas </li></ul>
    4. 5. Network of specialists <ul><li>Four subject groups comprise Intute: </li></ul><ul><li>Arts and Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Science, Engineering and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Hand selected, quality assured content – Best of the Web </li></ul>
    5. 6. What we mean by “integrating” <ul><li>There are several ways & you can choose… </li></ul><ul><li>Pulling in Intute content or functionality into your own Web page </li></ul><ul><li>Working with staff at Intute to put your resources on our catalogue. </li></ul>
    6. 7. Examples of integrating.. Put Intute search box on your library Web page, eg. for Intute: Social Science resources Use RSS feeds to list latest resources on your library webpage Create your own reading lists from Intute resources
    7. 8. Intute Search Box Intute RSS Feeds Records from Intute catalogue
    8. 9. The problems? <ul><li>Too many resources on Net </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping up to date with new ones </li></ul><ul><li>Link checking existing content </li></ul><ul><li>Assuring quality of resources </li></ul>
    9. 10. Why integrate Intute? <ul><li>Intute feedback shows that users want… </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless services </li></ul><ul><li>To re-use content </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility and their own “look” </li></ul><ul><li>Resources automatically updated </li></ul><ul><li>Reputable services </li></ul>
    10. 11. Linking to Intute <ul><li>Various ways to link – simple or </li></ul><ul><li>sophisticated </li></ul><ul><li>Intute search box - options </li></ul><ul><li>VLE links </li></ul>
    11. 12. Creating customised e-resource lists <ul><li>Use MyIntute to </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own account </li></ul><ul><li>Save Intute and your own records </li></ul><ul><li>Tag records with your own keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Export data into your web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Get automatic updates </li></ul>
    12. 14. Using Intute newsfeeds <ul><li>Put dynamic Intute content on your site </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Intute resources, news headlines or conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Customise for YOUR subject area </li></ul>
    13. 16. Contributing Resources <ul><li>You suggest resources </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out Suggest a site form: http://www. intute .ac. uk /suggest.html </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment by Intute subject specialist and added to catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>if suitable </li></ul>
    14. 18. How can we help? We offer a free support package: <ul><li>Intute “pick and mix” Quick Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Further online help materials </li></ul><ul><li>Intute online helpdesk </li></ul>
    15. 19. Intute Quick Guides: <ul><li>Linking to Intute </li></ul><ul><li>MyIntute </li></ul><ul><li>Newsfeeds </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming an Intute exemplar </li></ul>Online step-by-step guides with examples and screenshots to help you
    16. 21. More online help here /
    17. 22. Where do I find the integrating package? <ul><li>http://www. intute .ac. uk /integration/ </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Intute help pages </li></ul><ul><li>Intute online Helpdesk: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. intute .ac. uk /feedback.html </li></ul>
    18. 23. Integration Exemplars <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Leeds University </li></ul><ul><li>Other exemplars sought </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Guide explains how to become an exemplar </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits for you </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable feedback for Intute </li></ul>
    19. 24. Leeds University Library <ul><li>“ MyIntute has offered us an easy and effective way of promoting quality assured websites to our students” </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Gill, Faculty Team leader, University of Leeds Library </li></ul>
    20. 25. Contact details <ul><li>Jackie Wickham (Project Manager) </li></ul><ul><li>Jacqueline. Wickham @ nottingham .ac. uk </li></ul><ul><li>Angela Joyce (Research Assistant) </li></ul><ul><li>Angela.Joyce@ bristol .ac. uk </li></ul>