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Syndicated readings

Lorcan 1 min read

I think that reading lists and citation managers are interesting sites of connection between environments. They are potentially ‘portables’, travelling portals onto resources. I was interested to see the following discussion of reading lists on the Intute blog:

One solution is to provide links to key quality Internet resources within your VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) or university webpages. However, maintaining these is a challenge for lecturers, because of the time and effort required to regularly link check and update the web pages (2 ). Intute has developed the MyIntute service to make it easy to create and maintain personalised lists of resources that have already been carefully evaluated. It’s then simple to export and publish these. An optional dynamic link between Intute and your VLE or webpage (using JavaScript) automatically updates the links when they are checked by Intute staff. In addition our RSS feeds can provide a regular update of the latest resources added to Intute. Lecturers can also encourage students to keep their own personalised lists within MyIntute, knowing that they can rely on their quality. [Intute Blog » Blog Archive » Integrate Intute content]

They point to an example at the University of Leeds Library where an Intute search box and MyIntute lists have been integrated into their subject pages. The ‘selected resources’ are from MyIntute lists.
Intute is a national UK initiative, distributed across many universities, which supports effective use of web resources through a directory and other services. They have recently launched their blog.

Intute is run by a national network of academic subject, Internet and information specialists from UK universities, who will use this blog to post news, views and reviews about Intute services, but also about the use of Internet resources to support higher education and research. [Intute Blog]

Via Emma Place.

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