Umslg 07 Jw Intute


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    1. 1. Integrating Intute into your website and learning materials <ul><li>Jackie Wickham </li></ul><ul><li>UMSLG Residential 2007 </li></ul>
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>What is Intute? </li></ul><ul><li>Why integrate Intute into your site? </li></ul><ul><li>Ways of integrating </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Intute support package </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 List latest language resources added to Intute, on your library Web page Create your reading lists from Intute resources
    7. 8. Intute Search Box Records from Intute catalogue Intute RSS Feeds
    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-purpose 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 – Simple link
    11. 12. Linking to Intute – Embed search box
    12. 14. 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>
    13. 17. Using Intute newsfeeds <ul><li>Put dynamic Intute content on your site </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Intute resources, news headlines, conferences or VTS updates </li></ul><ul><li>Customise for your subject area </li></ul>
    14. 19. Contributing Resources <ul><li>You suggest resources </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out Suggest a site form: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment by Intute subject specialist and added to catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>if suitable </li></ul>
    15. 21. Leeds Case Study <ul><li>Wanted to replace existing software so approached RDN </li></ul><ul><li>New Intute functionality facilitated the Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>Used MyIntute, embedding search box and RSS feeds </li></ul>
    16. 22. Benefits to Leeds <ul><li>Cost savings on software and hardware – estimated at £22,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Savings on librarians' time </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assessed resources </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic update </li></ul><ul><li>Users stay on Leeds Library web pages </li></ul>
    17. 23. <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>
    18. 24. Issues from case Study <ul><li>Accessibility – rewrite </li></ul><ul><li>Turn around time for site suggestions – under review </li></ul><ul><li>Adding subject sections from Intute - next release? </li></ul><ul><li>Collection exclusions </li></ul>
    19. 25. Intutitious? <ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Adding own resources </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing with others? </li></ul>
    20. 26. Definition of Case Study <ul><li>Organisation commits to institution wide embedding, testing new product etc </li></ul><ul><li>Intute commits to higher level of technical support, quicker turn around for site suggestions etc </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers welcome! </li></ul><ul><li>( See Integrating Intute resources – how to become a Case Study) </li></ul>
    21. 27. Launch of integration services <ul><li>August 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>LIS lists </li></ul><ul><li>Press releases </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul>
    22. 28. Support package <ul><li>Four Intute “pick and mix” Quick Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Further online help materials </li></ul><ul><li>Intute online helpdesk </li></ul>
    23. 29. Contact details <ul><li>Project Manager - Jackie Wickham </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 0115 8230536 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>