ALISS mechanics on the back of a cereal packet - annotated


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A very short slide sequence seeking to outline the 'ALISS cycle' - mapping, organising a collection of resources, and publishing this. Just deals with the 'mechanics' etc not the broader questions (self-management, co-production, etc.)

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  • ALISS likes to promote conversations – about what keeps you well – as an enjoyable way of identifying resources – assets – good things in the community round about.
    Of course we’re happy to index the contents of existing directories too!
    The picture at the top is of a group doing some ‘asset-mapping’. One of the group has drawn a line down the middle of the paper to denote the local High Street, and they are all identifying nearby assets – and talking about them as they do so – that’s crucial; it’s not just about putting postits on a map.
    The picture on the right is the product of one such conversation, where they have been spotting local assets, and then used a flip chart sheet to note ideas about an information service that could be built on the basis of them.
    The Guide to asset-mapping provides a series of ‘recipes’ – you may have more or less time for your group conversation.
    It’s not complicated, and the materials are widely available!
    The picture on the lower left is the product of a typical ‘what’s important to you’ conversation. Some of the assets may be intrinsic to the individual, some may be private, but others will be community assets. This approach is a valuable underpinning for thinking about what sort of information would be most helpful to the person concerned.
  • In Nairn, their search box just show results gleaned from a small number of ‘trusted sources’ – one of which they operate.
    The screenshot on the lower right shows the Nairn Healthcare Group collection on the ALISS Engine (at ). These resources were spotted over a period of time by staff at the Practice, the Practice Manager, and two students on summer vacation.
    The ‘Silver Line’ screen shot in the middle of the slide shows an individual ALISS resource in the collection. It includes a link to the original resource on the web, some descriptive text (probably copied from the original – ALISS uses the text to form part of its search index); some labels or ‘tags’ chosen by the resource-spotter, details of the spotter, a time-stamp, etc.
    Interestingly, this resource was first spotted by a member of a Glasgow-based project. The Nairn team saw it in ALISS, decided it would be useful for them, and ‘adopted’ the resource into their collection too.
    Up at the top left is the original resource, out on the Web.
    But how might such things be shared? See next slide.
  • Lets say that you provide information to people you work with:
    ALISS makes its information freely available for others to query over the web, and show the results within their information services.
    Here are three examples (clockwise from top right):
    In Nairn, the local Primary Care team wanted to include a search box on the home page of their site. Via their account in ALISS, they created a simple ‘widget’ (a few lines of web page code) which they sent to their site supplier with instructions on where the search box should appear on the page.
    In Craigmillar, the Medical Group decided they wanted an independent search page. Using their account in ALISS, they set up a page which can be run off a favourites list in any browser, or via a shortcut on the desktop.
    In south Edinburgh, a community group decided that they wanted to included ALISS resources wholesale in their interactive map of the area. They set up a simple query on ALISS that makes this happen.
    These idependent publishing devices are fed with data from ALISS, that have been organised in a wide variety of (transparent) ways.
  • ALISS mechanics on the back of a cereal packet - annotated

    1. 1. Contact: Jane Ankori (Programme Director) or Lesley Roome (Development Officer) on Health and Social Care Alliance
    2. 2. Guide to Asset-Mapping: http://www.alliance- 82c59/ ‘What’s ImportanT To You’ (WITTY) : important-you
    3. 3. Examples (clockwise from top right) Nairn Healthcare Group Craigmillar Connect MyHood (EH9) map