"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)
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).
"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.]