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In Issue 73 you will find the following feature articles:

Developing Adaptable, Efficient Mobile Library Services: Librarians as Enablers - Lizzie Caperon looks at user uptake of mobile devices and key requirements for Higher Education libraries

Automating Harvest and Ingest of the Medical Heritage Library - Christy Henshaw, Dave Thompson and João Baleia build on their earlier article discussing work on the UK-MHL project to digitise medical history texts using high levels of automation to the acquisition and processing of content.

The Value of Open Access Publishing to Health and Social Care Professionals in Ireland - Aoife Lawton and Eimear Flynn use the results from two recent surveys to explore how open access publishing may add value to a number of health and social care professionals and their work in the Irish health system.

Mining the Archives: Metadata Development and Implementation - Martin White takes us on a retrospective through Ariadne’s archives looking at the development of metadata over the last 20 or so years.

SUNCAT: Ten Years and Beyond- Celia Jenkins takes us through some of the plans and challenges facing SUNCAT, including mobile-friendly interface, geolocation of contributing libraries, and linkage to other services such as JUSP and the Keepers Registry.



Image from the Wellcome Trusts Digitisation project, reported in Christy Henshaw and and colleagues' article Automating Harvest and Ingest of the Medical Heritage Library

Visualising Building Access Data - Gary Brewerton and Jason Cooper describe how the imposition of visitor access control for safety purposes was developed into a useful management tool to measure library building usage.

In addition Issue 73 carries an event report as well as a book review.


Editorial Introduction to Issue 73

The Editor introduces Issue 73 and provides an update on the future of Ariadne.

Internet Librarian International Conference 2014

Zoë Hurley and Garth Bradshaw report on the Internet Librarian Conference, held at the Olympia Conference Centre in London over 20-22 October 2014.

Book Review: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fiona MacLellan reviews the third edition of Peggy Johnson’s text focusing on a key area for libraries: collection development.

by Dr. Radut