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Uc&R Pres


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Presentation given at University, College and Research Group in Plymouth, 28 February 2008

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Uc&R Pres

  1. 1. The Intute Integration Project <ul><li>“ Switched on in the South West” </li></ul><ul><li>28 February 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Angela Joyce </li></ul><ul><li>Intute, University of Bristol </li></ul>
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>What is Intute? </li></ul><ul><li>Background to Integration </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>
  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. Some Integration options <ul><li>Simple link or search box </li></ul><ul><li>Newsfeeds </li></ul><ul><li>MyIntute – customising & exports </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing resources </li></ul>
  6. 7. Examples of integrating.. Put Intute search box on your library webpage, eg. for Intute: Social Science resources Librarian could use RSS feed to list resources added to Intute, on their library webpage
  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-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 <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 searches, subjects and records </li></ul><ul><li>or non-Intute 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 in your site/your aggregator </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 exemplar </li></ul>Online step-by-step guides with examples and screenshots to help you
  16. 21. Where do I find the integrating package? <ul><li> </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>
  17. 23. Become an Intute exemplar <ul><li>Leeds University first one </li></ul><ul><li>Other exemplars welcome </li></ul><ul><li>See Quick Guide to Exemplars </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: [email_address] </li></ul>
  18. 24. Thank you! <ul><li>Angela Joyce </li></ul><ul><li>angela . joyce @ bristol .ac. uk </li></ul>