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Informit Admin is the administrative module for users of Informit and allows you to change your:

  • password or PIN code
  • display preferences
  • export preferences
  • sort options
  • branding options
  • logout URL
  • default interface (Simple or Advanced)
  • web holdings preferences
  • local support options
  • session timeout
  • pay per view.

Informit Admin allows you to see:

  • IP ranges assigned
  • referring URL assigned
  • subscriptions and expiry dates
  • statistical reports.

Note: any changes made here will apply across your entire organisation and its branches.

Informit Admin can be viewed at https://admin.informit.com.au. To log in, you will need your username, password and PIN code.

Note: access to Informit Admin will initially be given to only one person within your organisation, referred to as the nominated administrator.

Call our Customer Support Team on +61 3 9925 8210 or email us at support.informit@rmit.edu.au.

These details will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of the Search screen. To request changes to these details, contact your organisation’s nominated administrator.

Log in to Informit Admin and enter the name of your organistion next to the Display Name. To request changes to these details, contact your organisation's nominated administrator.

  • Log in to Informit Admin.
  • Change the Pay Per View option to No.
  • Save changes.

If your library catalogue is web enabled, i.e. has a web based search interface, your organisation can configure Informit to show a Check Local Holdings button next to each record displayed (if the record has an ISSN or ISBN).

Clicking on this button opens a separate window and searches your library catalogue.

Note: if you are unsure about what these links should be, contact your own technical support facility and/or email our Customer Support Team at support.informit@rmit.edu.au.

  • Log in to Informit Admin.
  • Go to User preferences.
  • Set the Web holdings active field to Yes.
  • Modify the link text in the Web holdings link text field (if required).
  • Enter the URL of your web catalogue in the Web holdings base URL field.
  • Enter the additional command for an ISSN search in the Web holdings ISSN field (if required).
  • Enter the additional command for an ISBN search in the Web holdings ISBN field (if required).
  • Save changes.

These reports, available through Informit Admin, are COUNTER compliant:

  • Full text journals report (COUNTER JR1)
  • Full text journals report (COUNTER JR5)
  • TVNews Media report (COUNTER MR1)
  • Book report (COUNTER BR1)
  • Book report (COUNTER BR2).

Options in Informit are set at three levels—System default, Organisation and User.

  • System defaults are preset for all Informit options. Preset options are deemed those suitable for most organisations. System default options can be changed at the administrator level.
  • Organisation preferences can be set by your organisation’s nominated administrator to suit local needs.
  • User preferences can be changed during an Informit session, usually by selecting from a dropdown menu. User options revert to the organisation default when the user logs out.

Yes. OpenURL enables your library to search across all of your digital subscriptions, to see if you are currently holding a full text version of a specific article.

You need to enter your details into Informit Admin.

Note: ensure Web holdings active is set to No.

  • Log in to Informit Admin.
  • Go to User preferences.
  • Set the OpenURL active field to Yes.
  • Enter the base URL of your OpenURL resolver in the OpenURL base URL field, e.g. sfx.myuni.edu.au:9003/sfx_local?.
  • Enter the URL of the image you wish to display in Informit as the link icon.
  • Place this image in the OpenURL image field, e.g. sfx.myuni.edu.au:9003/images/sfx_image.gif.
  • Optional: enter OpenURL window width/height to specify the size of the OpenURL window to open. (The default is 400x400.)
  • Optional: set the OpenURL block if InformitFT? field to Yes if you want to suppress the OpenURL link from appearing when full text is already available from Informit.
  • Save changes.

These are the methods of authentication available for Informit.

Username and password

  • Log in to Informit.

IP authentication

  • Email your IP address ranges to support.informit@rmit.edu.au. Our Customer Support Team will enter them into Informit Admin.
  • Go to Informit where you will automatically be logged in, as long as your computer’s IP address is part of the range provided.
  • To confirm your PC's IP address is in the range supplied, go to www.informit.org/ip-address-checker.

Referring URL authentication

  • Email your referring URL to support.informit@rmit.edu.au. Our Customer Support Team will enter it into Informit Admin.
  • Link to Informit from that referring URL.
  • You will automatically be logged in, as long as you link from the referring page provided.
  • Your organisation’s nominated administrator must provide the authentication for users to access the referring page in question.

Embedded username and password

  • Link to Informit username=XXXXX; password=YYYYY.
  • Where XXXXX and YYYYY are the Informit username and password for your organisation, users will automatically be logged into Informit.

Barcode authentication

  • Barcode authentication allows remote users of small libraries to access Informit by using their library barcode or member number details.
  • Email the barcode ranges that are unique to your organisation to support.informit@rmit.edu.au.
  • You can link to any Informit search page from your webpage as long as it ends with barcode=true;org=XXXXX

An example is:

       search.informit.org/login;barcode=true;org=XXXXX

where XXXXX is the Informit username for your organisation. You will be logged into Informit, as long as the barcode entered is valid.

Shibboleth authentication

Pages

Searching Informit
Logging in and selecting databases
Creating alerts
RSS feeds
Saving citations
Pay Per View
Informit EduTV - Signing in and general features
Informit EduTV - Searching
Informit EduTV - My Favourites and Clip Creation
Informit EduTV - My Projects

FAQ

Informit Admin is the administrative module for users of Informit and allows you to change your:

  • password or PIN code
  • display preferences
  • export preferences
  • sort options
  • branding options
  • logout URL
  • default interface (Simple or Advanced)
  • web holdings preferences
  • local support options
  • session timeout
  • pay per view.

Informit Admin allows you to see:

  • IP ranges assigned
  • referring URL assigned
  • subscriptions and expiry dates
  • statistical reports.

Note: any changes made here will apply across your entire organisation and its branches.

Informit Admin can be viewed at https://admin.informit.com.au. To log in, you will need your username, password and PIN code.

Note: access to Informit Admin will initially be given to only one person within your organisation, referred to as the nominated administrator.

Call our Customer Support Team on +61 3 9925 8210 or email us at support.informit@rmit.edu.au.

These details will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of the Search screen. To request changes to these details, contact your organisation’s nominated administrator.

Log in to Informit Admin and enter the name of your organistion next to the Display Name. To request changes to these details, contact your organisation's nominated administrator.

  • Log in to Informit Admin.
  • Change the Pay Per View option to No.
  • Save changes.

If your library catalogue is web enabled, i.e. has a web based search interface, your organisation can configure Informit to show a Check Local Holdings button next to each record displayed (if the record has an ISSN or ISBN).

Clicking on this button opens a separate window and searches your library catalogue.

Note: if you are unsure about what these links should be, contact your own technical support facility and/or email our Customer Support Team at support.informit@rmit.edu.au.

  • Log in to Informit Admin.
  • Go to User preferences.
  • Set the Web holdings active field to Yes.
  • Modify the link text in the Web holdings link text field (if required).
  • Enter the URL of your web catalogue in the Web holdings base URL field.
  • Enter the additional command for an ISSN search in the Web holdings ISSN field (if required).
  • Enter the additional command for an ISBN search in the Web holdings ISBN field (if required).
  • Save changes.

These reports, available through Informit Admin, are COUNTER compliant:

  • Full text journals report (COUNTER JR1)
  • Full text journals report (COUNTER JR5)
  • TVNews Media report (COUNTER MR1)
  • Book report (COUNTER BR1)
  • Book report (COUNTER BR2).

Options in Informit are set at three levels—System default, Organisation and User.

  • System defaults are preset for all Informit options. Preset options are deemed those suitable for most organisations. System default options can be changed at the administrator level.
  • Organisation preferences can be set by your organisation’s nominated administrator to suit local needs.
  • User preferences can be changed during an Informit session, usually by selecting from a dropdown menu. User options revert to the organisation default when the user logs out.

Yes. OpenURL enables your library to search across all of your digital subscriptions, to see if you are currently holding a full text version of a specific article.

You need to enter your details into Informit Admin.

Note: ensure Web holdings active is set to No.

  • Log in to Informit Admin.
  • Go to User preferences.
  • Set the OpenURL active field to Yes.
  • Enter the base URL of your OpenURL resolver in the OpenURL base URL field, e.g. sfx.myuni.edu.au:9003/sfx_local?.
  • Enter the URL of the image you wish to display in Informit as the link icon.
  • Place this image in the OpenURL image field, e.g. sfx.myuni.edu.au:9003/images/sfx_image.gif.
  • Optional: enter OpenURL window width/height to specify the size of the OpenURL window to open. (The default is 400x400.)
  • Optional: set the OpenURL block if InformitFT? field to Yes if you want to suppress the OpenURL link from appearing when full text is already available from Informit.
  • Save changes.

These are the methods of authentication available for Informit.

Username and password

  • Log in to Informit.

IP authentication

  • Email your IP address ranges to support.informit@rmit.edu.au. Our Customer Support Team will enter them into Informit Admin.
  • Go to Informit where you will automatically be logged in, as long as your computer’s IP address is part of the range provided.
  • To confirm your PC's IP address is in the range supplied, go to www.informit.org/ip-address-checker.

Referring URL authentication

  • Email your referring URL to support.informit@rmit.edu.au. Our Customer Support Team will enter it into Informit Admin.
  • Link to Informit from that referring URL.
  • You will automatically be logged in, as long as you link from the referring page provided.
  • Your organisation’s nominated administrator must provide the authentication for users to access the referring page in question.

Embedded username and password

  • Link to Informit username=XXXXX; password=YYYYY.
  • Where XXXXX and YYYYY are the Informit username and password for your organisation, users will automatically be logged into Informit.

Barcode authentication

  • Barcode authentication allows remote users of small libraries to access Informit by using their library barcode or member number details.
  • Email the barcode ranges that are unique to your organisation to support.informit@rmit.edu.au.
  • You can link to any Informit search page from your webpage as long as it ends with barcode=true;org=XXXXX

An example is:

       search.informit.org/login;barcode=true;org=XXXXX

where XXXXX is the Informit username for your organisation. You will be logged into Informit, as long as the barcode entered is valid.

Shibboleth authentication

Pages

Tutorials

Searching Informit
Logging in and selecting databases
Creating alerts
RSS feeds
Saving citations
Pay Per View
Informit EduTV - Signing in and general features
Informit EduTV - Searching
Informit EduTV - My Favourites and Clip Creation
Informit EduTV - My Projects

How-to Guide

Informit Help

Informit Admin

Informit Admin User Guide