Knowledge For Business

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  • Today going to introduce you to the new Intute: Business and Management gateway which has replaced SOSIG. As matter of interest, who has heard of Intute, or SOSIG? What I’m going to do: Give some background to Intute Introduce catalogue, MyIntute and Virtual Training Suite Give egs. of many ways you can use Intute in teaching and professional development Compare Google and Intute! Mix of screenshots & live demos. Please feel free to ask questions
  • Knowledge For Business

    1. 1. Intute Business Resources Knowledge for Business UEL 17 January 2008 Angela Joyce University of Bristol
    2. 2. Who are we? <ul><li>National service for HE </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by JISC </li></ul><ul><li>Best of the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Business editors based at Bristol and Newcastle universities </li></ul>Photo of Ange & Pete to go here!
    3. 3. “ Intute offers what search engines don’t – commitment to quality – by using subject specialists in universities and colleges to hand-pick web resources that will support education and research.” The Guardian: Google eat your heart out, 12 th December 2006
    4. 4. What do we offer? <ul><li>Free access to database of over 1,600 Business & Management records </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly free resources </li></ul><ul><li>Quality controlled </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structured directory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable and browsable </li></ul><ul><li>But NOT a search engine </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/business/ </li></ul>
    5. 5. How do we find stuff? <ul><li>Email alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader and similar </li></ul><ul><li>Web searching </li></ul><ul><li>Via blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Word-of-mouth </li></ul><ul><li>From our users </li></ul>
    6. 6. Eg. Browse section for Entrepreneurship
    7. 7. And support materials… <ul><li>See: http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/support.html </li></ul><ul><li>Intute: Social Sciences leaflets </li></ul><ul><li>Business subject booklets (PDF) </li></ul><ul><li>Sample PowerPoint presentations </li></ul>
    8. 8. How can I use Intute Business? <ul><li>Help students find resources </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up to date – blogs, new resources </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute - suggest a site </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students information skills </li></ul><ul><li>Pull Intute content into your portal/VLE </li></ul><ul><li>Contact us and also spread the word  </li></ul>
    9. 9. Teaching Internet Search and Research Skills <ul><ul><li>with the Intute Business Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/he/tutorial/busman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FREE online tutorial from Virtual Training Suite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recently updated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work at your own pace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by lecturers and librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tour, discover, judge the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See our Success Stories for ideas </li></ul></ul>
    10. 12. Google or Intute? <ul><li>Google: </li></ul><ul><li>Search engine </li></ul><ul><li>Good for precise searches </li></ul><ul><li>Often massive results </li></ul><ul><li>Intute: </li></ul><ul><li>STRUCTURED directory </li></ul><ul><li>Quality controlled </li></ul><ul><li>Built by academic community for academic community </li></ul>
    11. 13. Integrating Intute content <ul><li>There are several ways & you can choose…on website/ VLE/ MetaLib. Eg: </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Intute </li></ul><ul><li>Add Intute newsfeeds/search options </li></ul><ul><li>Use MyIntute to customise content </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute resources to Intute </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.intute.ac.uk/integration/ </li></ul>
    12. 14. Examples of integrating.. Put Intute search box on your library webpage, eg. for Intute: Business resources List latest Business resources added to Intute, on your library webpage For more real-life examples, see del.icio.us at: http://del.icio.us/angejoyce
    13. 15. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/subjects/economs/websites.php Intute search box MyIntute list
    14. 16. http://escalate.ac.uk/intute Newsfeed Intute Search box Simple link
    15. 17. Intute on Moodle at LSE Intute link Newsfeed
    16. 18. Example of MyIntute screen with tag cloud http://www.intute.ac.uk/myintute/index.php
    17. 19. We welcome feedback: http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/feedback.html Thank you! [email_address]

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