By way of MGK–
Intute: the best of the Web
London. 13th July 2006. Intute was launched yesterday at an event held
at the Wellcome Trust. Intute is the new face of the Resource Discovery
Network (RDN), and is a free national service enabling lecturers,
researchers and students to discover and access quality Internet
resources. Intute exists to advance education and research by promoting
the most intelligent use of the Internet.
Caroline Williams, Executive Director of Intute said, “the environment
in which we operate is rapidly changing. Issues of trust and quality
are real concerns for our users, and we have responded to this by
creating a new service which takes the best of the RDN and streamlines
it into one easy to use interface.” She explains, “the Intute database
makes it possible to discover the best and most relevant resources on
the Internet. You can explore and discover trusted information, assured
that it has been evaluated by subject specialists.”
Intute is hosted by MIMAS at The University of Manchester, and is a
collaboration between a whole host of partners and contributors. At the
heart of the organisation is a consortium of seven universities,
bringing together a wealth of expertise and knowledge. Intute is funded
by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), with support from the
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC).
Intute is freely available at

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