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Article title Summary Date published
Burnside Writes

John Burnside has a quick look at poetry on the Net.

regular column

issue3

May 1996

Downtime

Ariadne offers its readers a cartoon, poem, and caption competition.

odds and ends

issue3

May 1996

Editorial Introduction to Issue 2

John Kirriemuir introduces Ariadne issue 2.

editorial

issue2

March 1996

Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) Update

Recently, a wave of new projects under the umbrella of the Electronic Libraries Programme was announced. A consequence of this is that a large majority of the HE institutions in the UK are involved in at least one eLib project (is yours?), as well as many non HE organisations and institutions. Here, we give brief details of some of these new projects.

feature article

issue2

March 1996

A MAN for All Reasons?

Derek Law, the Director of Information Services and Systems at Kings College and chair of JISC's ISSC, details his vision of the cooperation between the library sectors blossoming through the use of Metropolitan Area Networks.

feature article

issue2

March 1996

Alta Vista Vs. Lycos

Tracey Stanley presents the results of a detailed comparison of the two main search engines of today, Lycos and Alta Vista.

feature article

issue2

March 1996

E-print Archives: Key to Paperless Journals

John MacColl on why electronic print archives are the key to paperless journals.

feature article

issue2

March 1996

Spotlight on BIDS

BIDS is put under the spotlight by Isobel Stark, a BIDS trainer amongst other things, who gives us her thoughts on one of the UK's most well-known networking services. Linked from this article are responses from BIDS people.

feature article

issue2

March 1996

SEREN: Sharing of Educational Resources in an Electronic Network

Ian Lovecy from Bangor University describes SEREN, a project from the Electronic Document Delivery section of the eLib programme. SEREN aims to provide the software to enable the Welsh HE community to maximise use of the library resource-base in Wales before turning to BLDSC and other suppliers.

project update

issue2

March 1996

SOSIG: Social Science Information Gateway

SOSIG was established with funding from the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC). The Electronic Libraries' Programme (eLib) funds a Documentation and Training Officer, Lesly Huxley, under the Access to Networked Resources umbrella to raise awareness of - and train people to use - SOSIG. Here Lesly provides background to the service and describes the Internet for Social Scientists workshops she is running at Universities around the country.

project update

issue2

March 1996

Netskills: A Major Training Programme

The Netskills Team explain how the need for training has never been greater.

project update

issue2

March 1996

Interface

Interview with Jill Foster, director of Mailbase and Netskills.

regular column

issue2

March 1996

Down Your Way

Alison Kilgour takes a look at the networking facilities inside Glasgow University Library.

regular column

issue2

March 1996

Down Your Very Long Way Away

We take a look at the library and networking facilities in more remote places around the world; in this issue, we feature the Faroe Islands.

regular column

issue2

March 1996

View from the Hill

Matthew Evans, Chairman of Faber and Faber and of the recently formed Library and Information Commission, in discussion with Lorcan Dempsey.

regular column

issue2

March 1996

Minotaur

In our regular sceptic's column, information nirvana in the form of the Net has not yet reached Ruth Jenkins.

regular column

issue2

March 1996

Wire: Email Interview with Chris Lilley

Chris Lilley submits to an interview by email.

regular column

issue2

March 1996

Sideline

Chris Bailey goes to Heathrow, not to watch the planes but to attend a networking conference.

regular column

issue2

March 1996

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim details some of the legal issues associated with electronic copyright management systems.

regular column

issue2

March 1996

Burnside Writes

John Burnside confesses that the electronic page does not provide the experience he wants as a writer or for his readers.

regular column

issue2

March 1996

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