MyIntute: new service from MIMAS

Page last modified on 02 March 2010, at 11:56 AM (initially posted on 28 September 2009)

Intute is a JISC funded service that helps students find the best web resources for their studies and research. MyIntute is the personal workspace on Intute where users can store and manage their individual selection of content from the Intute catalogue.

Registered users:

* Save records and tag them with their own headings
* E-mail selected records or export them
* Set up e-mail or RSS alerts of new records added to the Intute

These services can also be used by institutions to create subject guides for internet resources on their websites which are then dynamically updated when Intute edits the catalogue.




2. Many services can make use of the eduPersonTargetedID attribute. This is a persistent opaque identifier, which enables service personalisation (remembering data about a user over different login sessions) without the service provider knowing who the user is. If the identity provider supplies the eduPersonTargetedID attribute, the session is treated similarly to an Athens personal account. Otherwise, the service's personalisation features (e.g., saved searches) may be disabled, though the service will still function in the same way as with Athens shared accounts. With some services (e.g., Zetoc Alert) this attribute is mandatory. If so, it is marked as "Required/Yes" in the table in Attribute Usage.

For a Shibboleth IdP, generation of eduPersonTargetedID in attribute-resolver.xml is described on the IdP setup page.

Release of eduPersonTargetedID by attribute-filter.xml is described further down the same page.

Users of other IdP software should check their documentation.