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Yes. Informit has been tested with EZ Proxy.

Informit requires SSL Configuration and the following database stanza in config.txt:

Title Informit Search
AnonymousURL -RE -CS +http://search\.informit\.com\.au/.*/[A-Z0-9]+\.mp4
URL https://search.informit.com.au
H http://search.informit.com.au
HJ search.informit.com.au
DJ informit.com.au
AnonymousURL -*

Title Informit EduTV
URL https://edutv.informit.com.au
H http://edutv.informit.com.au
DJ edutv.informit.com.au 

To capture video playbacks for inserting into promotional material such as brochures, please follow these steps:

  • save the video to your desktop
  • open it in Windows Media Player or VLC player
  • go to Tools / Options
  • select the Performance tab
  • click on the Advanced button
  • uncheck Use Overlays in the Video Acceleration box
  • click OK.

Type ‘about plug-ins’ into the address bar of your browser. This will display Firefox’s plug-in information. If you see Microsoft Windows Media Player Firefox Plug-in, you have the correct version installed. If you see Windows Media Plug-in Dynamic Link Library, you have an older version of the plug-in installed.

To re-use and combine searches, use My Search History.

For current searches:

  • click My Search History on the Informit toolbar
  • select Current
  • select the search(es) you want to use
  • select the desired option:
    • Re-use
    • Combine with OR
    • Combine with AND.

For previously saved searches:

  • click My Search History on the Informit toolbar
  • click Load
  • follow the prompts.

Alerts can be created on searches against any alert enabled database and saved on Informit for 3, 6 or 12 months. As new records are added to any database specified in an alert, Informit will automatically email you records that match your saved search query.

For more information, watch the tutorial or see the Creating email alerts how to guide.

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.

You can access EduTV anywhere. 

If you access Informit EduTV through your library you will be automatically logged in and have full access to the videos.

In order to access EduTV off-campus, you are required to register:

  1. Click 'Register'
  2. Select your Institution
  3. Enter your details
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen
  • Log in to Informit Admin.
  • Go to the Statistics Admin tab at the top of the screen.
  • The link to instructions for accessing Informit statistics are located on this index screen.

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.

Informit is Z39.50 compliant and has been tested successfully with Exlibris MetaLib and Serials Solutions 360 Search.

Server: <z3950.informit.com.au>

Port: 210

Username: same as for Informit

Password: same as for Informit

A list of database names is available at https://www.informit.org/index-databases: Informit interface database codes.

Attributes in use generally follow the bib-1 standard with extra attributes we have created.

Records can be retrieved in both MARC and SUTRS formats.

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Yes. Informit has been tested with EZ Proxy.

Informit requires SSL Configuration and the following database stanza in config.txt:

Title Informit Search
AnonymousURL -RE -CS +http://search\.informit\.com\.au/.*/[A-Z0-9]+\.mp4
URL https://search.informit.com.au
H http://search.informit.com.au
HJ search.informit.com.au
DJ informit.com.au
AnonymousURL -*

Title Informit EduTV
URL https://edutv.informit.com.au
H http://edutv.informit.com.au
DJ edutv.informit.com.au 

To capture video playbacks for inserting into promotional material such as brochures, please follow these steps:

  • save the video to your desktop
  • open it in Windows Media Player or VLC player
  • go to Tools / Options
  • select the Performance tab
  • click on the Advanced button
  • uncheck Use Overlays in the Video Acceleration box
  • click OK.

Type ‘about plug-ins’ into the address bar of your browser. This will display Firefox’s plug-in information. If you see Microsoft Windows Media Player Firefox Plug-in, you have the correct version installed. If you see Windows Media Plug-in Dynamic Link Library, you have an older version of the plug-in installed.

To re-use and combine searches, use My Search History.

For current searches:

  • click My Search History on the Informit toolbar
  • select Current
  • select the search(es) you want to use
  • select the desired option:
    • Re-use
    • Combine with OR
    • Combine with AND.

For previously saved searches:

  • click My Search History on the Informit toolbar
  • click Load
  • follow the prompts.

Alerts can be created on searches against any alert enabled database and saved on Informit for 3, 6 or 12 months. As new records are added to any database specified in an alert, Informit will automatically email you records that match your saved search query.

For more information, watch the tutorial or see the Creating email alerts how to guide.

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.

You can access EduTV anywhere. 

If you access Informit EduTV through your library you will be automatically logged in and have full access to the videos.

In order to access EduTV off-campus, you are required to register:

  1. Click 'Register'
  2. Select your Institution
  3. Enter your details
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen
  • Log in to Informit Admin.
  • Go to the Statistics Admin tab at the top of the screen.
  • The link to instructions for accessing Informit statistics are located on this index screen.

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.

Informit is Z39.50 compliant and has been tested successfully with Exlibris MetaLib and Serials Solutions 360 Search.

Server: <z3950.informit.com.au>

Port: 210

Username: same as for Informit

Password: same as for Informit

A list of database names is available at https://www.informit.org/index-databases: Informit interface database codes.

Attributes in use generally follow the bib-1 standard with extra attributes we have created.

Records can be retrieved in both MARC and SUTRS formats.

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