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  • Integrating Intute

    1. 1. Integrating Intute <ul><li>Jackie Wickham </li></ul><ul><li>AHIS Annual Conference </li></ul><ul><li>17 th July 2008 </li></ul>
    2. 2. Use of the Internet for Studies <ul><li>The Internet is clearly an essential tool </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all students use if for researching essays and projects </li></ul><ul><li>(Market research by FDS – Feb/March 2008) </li></ul>Students : Do you ever use the Internet to do research for essays or projects? Source: FDS online survey
    3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>What is Intute? </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating Intute </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Demo of MyIntute </li></ul><ul><li>Practical hands on exercise </li></ul>
    4. 4. Solving the frustrations of the Internet <ul><li>The Internet is a powerful tool for education and research, providing a range of educational resources to support traditional teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Issues of trust, quality, information overload, poor searching and retrieving skills are significant concerns – particularly in the context of education and research </li></ul><ul><li>Intute is a free , national Internet service aimed at higher and further education, providing the very best web resources for teaching, learning and research </li></ul>
    5. 5. Intute is different <ul><li>Intute uses a national network of information and subject specialists to select and evaluate Internet resources for their quality and relevance…. </li></ul><ul><li>including the Royal Veterinary College, Wellcome Trust, Royal College of Nursing, University of Oxford, MIDIRS. </li></ul>
    6. 6. 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 – by the community for the community </li></ul>
    7. 8. Finding the Best of the Web <ul><li>Search/Browse the catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Over 120,000 records, each one hand selected and described by a subject specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Simple keyword or phrase searching </li></ul><ul><li>Refine your search by type of resource </li></ul><ul><li>Simple or Advanced searching options </li></ul><ul><li>Browse by subject heading or keyword </li></ul>
    8. 11. Integrating Intute <ul><li>There are several ways & you can choose… </li></ul><ul><li>Simple linking </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>
    9. 12. 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>
    10. 13. Examples of integrating.. Put Intute search box on your library Web page, eg. for Intute: Social Science resources List latest language resources added to Intute, on your library Web page Create your reading lists from Intute resources
    11. 14. Intute Search Box Intute RSS Feeds Records from Intute catalogue
    12. 15. Embed search box <ul><li>Intute-Lite : a simple way to search the Intute catalogue from your website with only a basic knowledge of HTML </li></ul><ul><li>Intute-Include: more sophisticated search options made available through your own Web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Windows version of Include under testing </li></ul>
    13. 16. Creating customised e-resource lists <ul><li>Use MyIntute to </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own account </li></ul><ul><li>Save 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><ul><li>Choose from Intute and add your own resources </li></ul>
    14. 17. Using Intute RSS feeds <ul><li>Put dynamic Intute content on your site </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Intute resources, news headlines </li></ul><ul><li>Customise for your subject area </li></ul>
    15. 18. 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>
    16. 19. 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>
    17. 20. 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>Find examples of integration </li></ul><ul><li>in del.icio.us at </li></ul><ul><li>http:// del.icio.us/angejoyce/integration / </li></ul>
    18. 21. Integration Exemplars <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Leeds </li></ul><ul><li>Other exemplars sought </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Guide explains how to become an exemplar </li></ul><ul><li>List of exemplars on handout </li></ul>
    19. 22. Questions?
    20. 23. Demo of MyIntute
    21. 24. Contact details <ul><li>Jackie Wickham </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>0115 8230536 </li></ul>

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