Resource sharing

Jorum logo

With collaboration and sharing becoming more popular with the growth of online sources, this seems like a good time to feature the recently re-launched Jorum service.

The original Jorum site was limited to staff working in UK higher and further education, but as redeveloped the service now has a more public face with some resources open access, some covered by Creative Commons licences, and some available to view or download having logged in using your Athens username/password.

I can’t do better than to quote the site’s statement of purpose as an introduction: “Jorum is a JISC-funded Service in Development in UK Further and Higher Education, to collect and share learning and teaching materials, allowing their reuse and repurposing. This free online repository service forms a key part of the JISC Information Environment, and is intended to become part of the wider landscape of repositories being developed institutionally, locally, regionally or across subject areas.”

Although the basic search box looks tempting, I’d suggest going for the Advanced Search option where you can combine elements for a more focused search.  It’s also possibly to limit the choice of resources to either FE or HE sectors.

If you find useful materials it’s worth using the RSS feed option to alert you to new additions in that area.

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