The Best of the Web: Intute Launched Today

Various authors, Eccos Revista Científica, Jul 14, 2006
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Intute - the new face of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) - is a website that allows users to search from a very large collection of academic resources selected by experts from various British universities. It also offers RSS feeds of those resource listings. In addition, it offers searchers access to listings of resources aggregated by its harvester and from some special collections. There's no sign-ups, no federation to join, none of that overhead. I will say at this juncture that this is what we could have, and should have, built with the eduSource project. Certainly (and I don't mean to toot my own horn here) it is very much what I had in mind and argued for at eduSource board meetings. I will say now that we at least have a very good example in hand of what can and should be done by way of establishing a large academic resource network. This is a great start.
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