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12 JANUARY 2013

Flightradar24.com: live air traffic tracker

"Flightradar24 is a flight tracking service that provides you with real–time info about thousands of aircraft around the world. ... [It] started as a hobby project in 2006 when two Swedish aviation geeks decided to build a network of ADS–B receivers in Northern and Central Europe. In 2009 we opened up the network, and made it possible for anyone with an ADS–B receiver to upload data to the network. Many parts of the world were quickly covered, but the quest to provide global ADS–B coverage is still ongoing. Hopefully with your support, we will get there."

(Flightradar24 AB, 2013)

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2006 • ADS-B • ADS-B data • ADS-B receivers • ADS-B transponder • aeroplaneair trafficaircraft • airspace • Android OS • aviation • datadata visualisation • FAA • Federal Aviation Administration • flight • flight tracking • flight tracking service • flight-path • Flightradar24 • graphic representationinformation cartographyiOS • Mac OS • mapmappingpassenger aircraftradarreal-timeservicetrafficvisuo-spatial structuring of information • Windows 8

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Simon Perkins
10 APRIL 2012

Intute: The New Best of the Web

Launched July 2006, discontinued July 2011.

"Intute, as the new best of the Web service, has been created in response to users' needs and the changing Internet information environment. It 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.

Intute works through evaluation and collaboration. It has massive potential to deliver a service on a national level which responds to those fundamental principles of librarians and information professionals, namely trust, quality, and ease of use and user empowerment in the ever–changing and complex world of education.

Intute is hosted by MIMAS at The University of Manchester, and is a collaboration among 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)."

(Caroline Williams, 2006)

Williams, C. (2006). "Intute: The New Best of the Web." Ariadne July 2006(48).

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20062011AHRC • Ariadne (academic journal) • Arts and Humanities Research Council • changing context • changing Internet information environment • complex world • consortium • continuing relevance • deliver a service • discontinued • discover and access • ease of use • Economic and Social Research Councileducationeducation and researchESRCEuropean Union • evaluation and collaboration • ever-changing • free national service • Higher Education Funding Councilinformation environmentinformation services • information services in education • intelligent use • Internet • Internet resources • IntuteIntute (service) • Intute service • JISCJoint Information Systems Committee • knowledge and expertise • lecturers • librarians and information professionals • MIMAS • MLA • Museums Libraries and Archives Council • national level • quality • quality Internet resources • RDNrepositoryresearchersresourceResource Discovery Networkresourcesservicestudentstrust • UKOLN • University of BathUniversity of Manchester • user empowerment • web service

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
10 FEBRUARY 2012

Digital Photo Gallery

"Digital Photo Gallery is an online system for storing, organising and distributing full resolution images."

(Digital Photo Gallery)

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authorship • blog integration • CMSconvergencecopyrightdigital photo • Digital Photo Gallery (tool) • ICTintegrationknowledge managementnew mediaonline galleryonline resourceonline tool • photo gallery • photographypublishrepositoryresourceservicesolutiontechnologytechnology integrationtool

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
15 MARCH 2011

ListAssist: peer-reviewed reading list service for Emerald subscribers

"Emerald will soon be offering a unique peer–reviewed reading list service to all subscribers – Emerald Reading ListAssist, which will help users to make the very most of their subscription. This service will raise awareness of Emerald's cross–disciplinary content, coherently combining new research with more seminal papers, in a format which breaks down a subject by sessions, making it easily applicable to under–graduate or post–graduate courses or modules.

Created for students and lecturers by students and lecturers, Emerald Reading ListAssist aims to improve and support faculty workflow. The service also provides students with a high–quality research tool, helping to build information literacy and research skills. The rigorous academic construction of Reading ListAssist assures a high level of quality for the user; each list is peer–reviewed by subject experts as well as in–house reviewers to make sure it meets the highest quality standards."

(Emerald Group Publishing Limited)

[Note that this is a subscription–only service.]

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academic construction • breakdownconceptualisationcoursescross-disciplinary • Emerald Group Publishing • Emerald Reading ListAssist • enquiryinformation literacyintegrationlecturers • ListAssist • modules • new research • pedagogypeer-reviewedpostgraduatereading listresearchresearch practiceresearch skillsresearch toolreviewrigourseminalservicestudent • subject experts • subject specialistsundergraduate

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
15 DECEMBER 2010

Turnitin: plagiarism detection software

"Turnitin improves the student writing cycle by preventing plagiarism and providing rich feedback to students."
(iParadigms, LLC)

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bibliography software • checking • citationeducation market • GradeMark • ICTinformation in contextintellectual property • iParadigms LLC • originality • originality checking • plagiarism • plagiarism detection • plagiarism-detection • reference informationreference resourcesservicetool • Turnitin • Turnitin for Educators • Turnitin Suite • web application

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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