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Book Review: Using Games to Enhance Learning and Teaching

Wajeehah Aayeshah reviews a comprehensive book on educational games that highlights the attributes of effective games usage but which also identifies the potential problems when using them in a pedagogical context.

review

issue69

July 2012

Book Review: I, Digital – A History Devoid of the Personal?

Chris Rusbridge reviews an edited volume that aims to fill a gap in ‘literature designed specifically to guide archivists’ thinking about personal digital materials’.

review

issue69

July 2012

The Second British Library DataCite Workshop

Alex Ball reports on a one-day workshop on metadata supporting the citation of research data, held at the British Library, London, on 6 July 2012.

event report

issue69

July 2012

JISC Research Information Management: CERIF Workshop

Rosemary Russell reports on a two-day workshop on research information management and CERIF held in Bristol over 27-28 June 2012.

event report

issue69

July 2012

Eduserv Symposium 2012: Big Data, Big Deal?

Marieke Guy attended the annual Eduserv Symposium on 10 May 2012 at the Royal College of Physicians, London to find out what are the implications of big data for Higher Education Institutions.

event report

issue69

July 2012

Book Review: Information Need - A Theory Connecting Information Search to Knowledge Formation

Brian Whalley reviews a book about a new theory of ‘information need’ that builds upon the ideas of Allen and Taylor from the 1960s to provide a basis for information searching.

review

issue69

July 2012

Editorial Introduction to Issue 69

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 69.

editorial

issue69

July 2012

The Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2012

Kirsty Pitkin reports on the 16th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Edinburgh's Appleton Tower between 18 - 20 July 2012.

event report

issue69

July 2012

Making the Most of a Conference

Stephanie Taylor writes about how she made the most of a conference to promote and inform the work of a project.

feature article

issue69

July 2012

Collaborations Workshop 2012: Software, Sharing and Collaboration in Oxford

Simon Choppin reports on a two-day software workshop held at The Queen’s College, Oxford over 21 - 22 March 2012.

event report

issue68

April 2012

Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa

Monika Elbert, David Fuegi and Ugne Lipeikaite describe the principal findings of the study Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa which served to provide evidence of how public libraries are perceived by their stakeholders.

feature article

issue68

March 2012

Kultivating Kultur: Increasing Arts Research Deposit

Marie-Therese Gramstadt discusses how the JISC-funded Kultivate Project is encouraging arts research deposit in UK institutional repositories.

feature article

issue68

March 2012

Data Citation and Publication by NERC’s Environmental Data Centres

Sarah Callaghan, Roy Lowry, David Walton and members of the Natural Environment Research Council Science Information Strategy Data Citation and Publication Project team describe their work in NERC’s Environmental Data Centres.

feature article

issue68

March 2012

Has Second Life Lived up to Expectations?

Paul Gorman examines to what degree Second Life has justified the claims made for it by its evangelists with particular regard to education.

feature article

issue68

March 2012

The CLIF Project: The Repository as Part of a Content Lifecycle

Richard Green, Chris Awre and Simon Waddington describe how a digital repository can become part of the technical landscape within an institution and support digital content lifecycle management across systems. 

feature article

issue68

March 2012

Adapting VuFind as a Front-end to a Commercial Discovery System

Graham Seaman describes the adaptation of an open source discovery tool, VuFind, to local needs, discusses the decisions which needed to be made in the process, and considers the implications of this process for future library discovery systems.

tooled up

issue68

March 2012

Welsh Libraries and Social Media: A Survey

Alyson Tyler outlines the results of a survey of Welsh libraries, their access to, and use of, social media, and offers a sample business case.

feature article

issue68

March 2012

Delivering Open Educational Resources for Engineering Design

Mansur Darlington describes two methods for presenting online OERs for engineering design that were developed and explored as part of the Higher Education Academy/JISC-funded DelOREs (Delivering Open Educational Resources for Engineering Design) Project.

feature article

issue68

March 2012

Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia

Alan Hopkinson and Tigran Zargaryan give an overview of their experience of digitising paper-based materials in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia including some of the obstacles encountered during image processing and optical character recognition.

feature article

issue68

March 2012

Book Review: Making Software - What Really Works, and Why We Believe It

While acknowledging the genuine usefulness of much of its content, Emma Tonkin provides helpful pointers towards a second edition.

review

issue68

March 2012

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