Intute funding reduction and refocused service – your views needed

Intute is expecting a reduction in funding and consequently is planning a significant change to the service. Following the JISC review of spending priorities for the academic year 2010-11, the decision was made to significantly reduce the current funding for Intute significantly, in the context of an expectation that JISC will be required to find savings across all its programmes. JISC will continue to support some aspects of Intute, especially its Internet research skills activities, but has recommended that the organisation is refocused.

Intute is acutely aware of the impact of any reduction of service on its users and especially those organisations which integrate it into their websites, library catalogues and virtual learning environments. They are currently gathering information about the impact of funding reduction and welcome your feedback on what you value most about the service and how you use it in your work.

A short survey is at http://feedback.intute.ac.uk/proposal – closing date for responses is 9 September.

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