Intute: from a distributed network to a unified database – lessons learned

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/199892
Title:
Intute: from a distributed network to a unified database – lessons learned
Author:
Kerr, Linda
Citation:
Kerr, Linda. Intute: from a distributed network to a unified database – lessons learned. Extensions & Corrections to the UDC, 31 (2009), pp. 173-182.
Publisher:
UDC Consortium
Journal:
Extensions & Corrections to the UDC
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/199892
Abstract:
Intute (http://www.intute.ac.uk/) catalogues and describes the best Internet resources for education and research. It is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), and is primarily aimed at evaluating web resources suitable for undergraduate study. The service also offers Internet research skills tutorials, rss feeds of new resources added to the catalogue, a personalisation service (MyIntute), and a blog highlighting trends in Internet research skills and particularly good or topical subject-based resources. The current Intute catalogue of Internet resources is an aggregation of records from eight subject services previously funded by the JISC as the Resource Discovery Network (RDN). This paper describes the process and challenges of integrating these eight databases into one unified catalogue with one standard metadata schema, whilst continuing to satisfy the needs of different subject communities. The paper also outlines a current project to evaluate and compare the cost-effectiveness of manual and automatic metadata creation.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Web resources; subject gateways; cataloguing; indexing
ISSN:
0014-5424

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Lindaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-03T22:26:24Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-03T22:26:24Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.citationKerr, Linda. Intute: from a distributed network to a unified database – lessons learned. Extensions & Corrections to the UDC, 31 (2009), pp. 173-182.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0014-5424-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/199892-
dc.description.abstractIntute (http://www.intute.ac.uk/) catalogues and describes the best Internet resources for education and research. It is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), and is primarily aimed at evaluating web resources suitable for undergraduate study. The service also offers Internet research skills tutorials, rss feeds of new resources added to the catalogue, a personalisation service (MyIntute), and a blog highlighting trends in Internet research skills and particularly good or topical subject-based resources. The current Intute catalogue of Internet resources is an aggregation of records from eight subject services previously funded by the JISC as the Resource Discovery Network (RDN). This paper describes the process and challenges of integrating these eight databases into one unified catalogue with one standard metadata schema, whilst continuing to satisfy the needs of different subject communities. The paper also outlines a current project to evaluate and compare the cost-effectiveness of manual and automatic metadata creation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUDC Consortiumen_US
dc.subjectWeb resourcesen_US
dc.subjectsubject gatewaysen_US
dc.subjectcataloguingen_US
dc.subjectindexingen_US
dc.titleIntute: from a distributed network to a unified database – lessons learneden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalExtensions & Corrections to the UDCen_US
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