Saturday, May 29, 2010

Funding Extended for UK Scholarly Resources Site Intute

This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of December 20, 2009 entitled Bad News for UK's Intute Scholarly Resources Site.

That post reported that "Intute, a British-based directory of scholarly resources for the higher education world, is losing its funding from JISC, the body that provides financial support to UK colleges and universities for digital technology projects ..."

Intute covers many topics, including law.

JISC recently announced that it will continue funding Intute to help it maintain its catalogue until July 2011:
"JISC will fund us to carry out maintenance activity to keep the Intute catalogue running until July 2011 (...) The Intute website and database will not disappear in July and some staff will remain at the end of a helpdesk line to work with you as things change throughout the year. It’s unlikely that we will add anything new to the database and we’ll remove the 'suggest a site' link soon, however what’s already in the catalogue will be maintained and broken links fixed."

"But we’re not giving up just yet. We want the legacy of Intute to live on. Our discussions on this so far include facilitating a community generated catalogue of websites and working with other organisations in the sector to find a new home for Intute content. Its early days for this work but as leads turn into viable projects we will post updates here."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 9:32 pm


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