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John MacColl
European Director
RLG Programs
OCLC Programs & Research

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Most frequently used terms in this author's articles (ordered by total usage / articles): "research", "archives", "metadata", "elib", "data", "google", "search technology", "jisc", "copyright", "oai". See interactive data charts for more details on all tags associated with this author.

Profile last updated: 
April 2008

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Number of Ariadne articles written (or co-written) by this author: 38.

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Research Libraries and the Power of the Co-operative

John MacColl considers the 'co-operative imperative' upon research libraries, and describes the work which the former Research Libraries Group is undertaking as part of OCLC.

issue55 April 2008

aggregation, amazon, archives, bibliographic control, bibliographic data, bibliographic database, blog, cataloguing, collection development, content management, copyright, data, data mining, data set, database, digital preservation, digital repositories, digitisation, dspace, dublin core, ead, ebook, ejournal, facebook, flickr, framework, google, google scholar, graphics, identifier, ifla, infrastructure, institutional repository, interoperability, library association, library management systems, marc, metadata, microsoft, multimedia, national library, oai, oai-pmh, oclc, open access, preservation, repositories, research, resource sharing, search engine optimisation, search technology, software, standardisation, standards, vocabularies, worldcat, youtube

The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

John MacColl reviews the first two volumes of this very substantial three-part work, covering the periods to 1640 and 1640-1850.

issue52 July 2007

archives, cataloguing, curation, database, digital curation, digital library, internet archive, passwords, repositories, research, university of cambridge, university of edinburgh, university of oxford, worldcat

Editorial Introduction to Issue 46: Ten Years of Pathfinding

John MacColl, Lorcan Dempsey and John Kirriemuir reflect in turn on the rationale and history of the founding of Ariadne.

issue46 February 2006

blog, cataloguing, dcc, digital curation, digital library, digitisation, ejournal, elib, framework, google, higher education, information retrieval, jisc, oclc, programmable web, rae, research, resource discovery, search technology, shared resource, software, theseus, ukoln, university of abertay dundee, university of edinburgh, university of sheffield, url, video

Google Challenges for Academic Libraries

John MacColl analyses the reactions many academic libraries may be having to the range of tools Google is currently rolling out and outlines a strategy for institutions in the face of such potentially radical developments.

issue46 February 2006

algorithm, amazon, atom, bbc, bibliographic data, blog, copyright, d-lib magazine, database, digital library, digitisation, ebook, flash, google, google scholar, harvard university, jisc information environment, oclc, openurl, portfolio, project gutenberg, research, search technology, talis, university of edinburgh, university of oxford, vocabularies

Adding Value to the National Information Infrastructure: The EDINA Exchange Day, Edinburgh

John MacColl provides us with a report of EDINA's first general information event for the HE and FE communities held at the National E-Science Centre.

issue40 July 2004

algorithm, archives, authorisation service, becta, bibliographic data, blackboard, british library, cataloguing, cclrc, content management, copyright, curation, data, data management, data set, data visualisation, database, dcc, digimap, digital curation, digital library, digital preservation, digitisation, e-mapscholar, e-science, edina, framework, further education, geospatial data, geoxwalk, gis, google, imperial college london, infrastructure, jisc, jisc information environment, jorum, jstor, learning objects, metadata, mimas, mla, multimedia, national e-science centre, national library, oclc, open university, openurl, ordnance survey, portal, preservation, repositories, research, search technology, shibboleth, software, srw, suncat, ukoln, university of edinburgh, video, visualisation, web resources, webct, xgrain, z39.50, zblsa, zetoc

Metadata Wanted for the Evanescent Library

John MacColl reports on Schemas and Ontologies: Building a Semantic Infrastructure for the GRID and Digital Libraries: a one-day workshop at the e-Science Institute, May 2003.

issue36 July 2003

application profile, archives, becta, cataloguing, copyright, data, data model, database, dcmi, dewey decimal, digital library, digital preservation, dublin core, e-learning, e-science, elsevier, framework, ieee, ieee lom, infrastructure, interoperability, jisc, jisc information environment, library of congress, lom, marc, metadata, multimedia, namespace, national e-science centre, oclc, ontologies, open source, owl, preservation, preservation metadata, rdf, research, resource sharing, schema, search technology, semantic web, software, standards, taxonomy, thesaurus, uddi, ukoln, unicode, university of edinburgh, university of glamorgan, university of manchester, university of southampton, uri, url, visualisation, vocabularies, web services, xml

Climbing the Scholarly Publishing Mountain With SHERPA

John MacColl and Stephen Pinfield explore the SHERPA project, which is concentrating on making e-prints available online.

issue33 October 2002

accessibility, accessing the virtual museum, ahds, archives, birkbeck college, british library, cataloguing, copyright, cranfield university, d-lib magazine, daedalus, data, digital archive, digital preservation, dissemination, dner, dublin core, edinburgh napier university, electronic theses, elsevier, eprints, further education, harvesting the fitzwilliam, higher education, ilrt, infrastructure, institutional repository, intellectual property, interoperability, jisc, jisc collections, jisc information environment, licence, loughborough university, manchester metropolitan university, metadata, oai, oai-pmh, oais, oclc, open access, open archives initiative, open source, preservation, repositories, research, robert gordon university, rss, search technology, sherpa, software, standards, ukoln, university college london, university of aberdeen, university of bath, university of birmingham, university of bristol, university of cambridge, university of edinburgh, university of glasgow, university of greenwich, university of hull, university of leeds, university of london, university of nottingham, university of oxford, university of southampton, university of strathclyde, university of surrey, university of york, url, vads, z39.50

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: A Strategy for the UK

by John MacColl considers a strategy for electronic theses and dissertations in the United Kingdom.

issue32 July 2002

archives, bibliographic data, born digital, british library, cataloguing, daedalus, data, database, digital library, digitisation, dissemination, ejournal, electronic theses, eprints, file format, html, infrastructure, intellectual property, interoperability, jisc, metadata, oai, oai-pmh, open archives initiative, open source, openurl, research, robert gordon university, schema, search technology, software, university of edinburgh, url, virtual research environment, web services, xml, xml schema, z39.50

Setting up an Institutional E-Print Archive

Stephen Pinfield, Mike Gardner, and John MacColl with some practical advice on setting up an e-print archive.

issue31 April 2002

accessibility, apache, archives, ascii, collection development, controlled vocabularies, copyright, cornell university, d-lib magazine, data, database, digital library, digital preservation, dissemination, document format, dublin core, eprints, file format, framework, higher education, html, intellectual property, interoperability, jisc, latex, ldap, linux, metadata, mysql, oai, oais, open access, open archives initiative, passwords, perl, preservation, rae, repositories, research, search technology, software, standards, university of edinburgh, university of nottingham, university of southampton, url, vocabularies, web development

ACM / IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

John MacColl reports on a selection of the papers given at this conference in Roanoake, Virginia, June 24-28 2001.

issue29 October 2001

ahds, amazon, archives, archives hub, authentication, biometrics, born digital, cataloguing, cerlim, coalition for networked information, copac, copyright, cornell university, data, database, de montfort university, digital library, digitisation, dner, drm, dublin core, ebook, eprints, framework, gis, google, gopher, graphics, identifier, ieee, information retrieval, information society, infrastructure, intellectual property, internet archive, interoperability, java, jisc, johns hopkins university, learning management system, learning objects, managed learning environment, manchester metropolitan university, metadata, multimedia, oai, open archives initiative, perseus, personalisation, portal, preservation, repositories, research, resource discovery, schema, search technology, semantic web, software, standards, university of california berkeley, university of edinburgh, url, video, visualisation, vocabularies, xml, xml schema, z39.50

Developing an Agenda for Institutional E-Print Archives

Philip Hunter, John MacColl and Marieke Napier report on a one day Open Archives conference on OAI compliant metadata and e-print issues. Held at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London. 11 July 2001.

issue29 October 2001

archives, authentication, british library, cornell university, data, data set, database, digital preservation, dissemination, dner, dublin core, eprints, framework, further education, html, infrastructure, interoperability, jisc, jisc information environment, marc, metadata, mimas, nesli, oai, oais, portal, preservation, rae, repec, repositories, research, software, standards, stm, ukoln, university college london, university of glasgow, university of leeds, university of southampton, url, xml, z39.50

The Future Is Hybrid: Edinburgh

John MacColl and Philip Hunter report on 'The Future is Hybrid' project day in Edinburgh.

issue27 March 2001

agora, archives, authentication, british library, browser, cataloguing, cd-rom, cerlim, copyright, data, database, dner, elib, flash, framework, google, html, jisc, jisc information environment, ldap, library management systems, manchester metropolitan university, metadata, multimedia, personalisation, portal, portfolio, research, resource discovery, search technology, software, talis, ukoln, university of bath, university of birmingham, university of east anglia, university of edinburgh, university of oxford, url, video, web browser, z39.50

Delivering the Electronic Library: The ARIADNE Reader

John MacColl on the new ARIADNE Reader.

issue22 December 1999

archives, copyright, data, ejournal, elib, higher education, jisc, library association, resource discovery, ukoln, university of bath, url

Instructional Management Systems

John MacColl explores the IMS concept in the context of the SELLIC project.

issue19 March 1999

bibliographic data, cataloguing, cd-rom, course design, data, data mining, database, digital library, dissemination, elib, higher education, ims, information retrieval, intellectual property, intranet, jisc, learning management system, metadata, opac, open university, oracle, personalisation, rae, repositories, research, resource description, search technology, software, standards, university of edinburgh, url, web resources, web services, webct

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 18

Lyndon Pugh presents the editorial from issue 18 of Ariadne's print version.

issue18 December 1998

elib, jisc, ukoln, university of wales

Of Arms and the Man We Sing

John MacColl talks to Chris Rusbridge about the eLib programme.

issue18 December 1998

d-lib magazine, digital library, e-learning, elib, higher education, jisc, national library, national science foundation, research, unisa, university of dundee

A New Publication for a New Challenge

John MacColl and Lyndon Pugh discuss their proposal for a web and print magazine for Information and IT professionals in UK Higher Education.

issue17 September 1998

archives, elib, higher education, intranet, jisc, knowledge management, mis, research

Information Ecosystems

John MacColl follows up last issue's breakdown of papers with his reflections on the UKOLN conference held in Bath University at the end of June.

issue17 September 1998

archives, coalition for networked information, information architecture, metadata, oxford brookes university, privacy, research, search technology, sheffield hallam university, ukoln, university of california berkeley, university of hull, university of oxford, university of sunderland, url

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 16

John Maccoll, Assistant Director of Information Services, University of Abertay, introduces Ariadne 16.

issue16 July 1998

elib, jisc

Report on UCISA Annual Management Conference

John MacColl reports on the UCISA annual management conference (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association), which reviewed a significant year.

issue15 May 1998

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 11

John MacColl presents the editorial from issue 11 of the print version.

issue11 September 1997

elib, jisc

Conference Goes One Step Beyond

John MacColl reports on Beyond the Beginning: The Global Digital Library.

issue11 September 1997

coalition for networked information, copyright, digital library, elib, higher education, ibm, intellectual property, jisc, research, ukoln, university of west london

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 10

John MacColl with the editorial from issue 10 of the print version.

issue10 July 1997

bibliographic data, cataloguing, copyright, information society, metadata, search technology

View from the Hill: Chris Zielinski

John MacColl meets Chris Zielinski, a champion of authors' rights.

issue10 July 1997

archives, copyright, digitisation, elib, higher education, intellectual property, jisc, licence, university of oxford, web services, wipo

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 8

John MacColl with the editorial for the Print version of Ariadne issue 8.

issue8 March 1997

cataloguing, elib, infrastructure, jisc, metadata, research, resource discovery

CEI Looks for Bold Response

John MacColl describes the new call for proposals for further eLib programme work.

issue8 March 1997

archives, bibliographic data, cataloguing, database, digital preservation, dissemination, elib, higher education, infrastructure, jisc, preservation, resource discovery, standards, z39.50

Survey Results

John MacColl presents a selection of the comments arising from the first Ariadne readership survey [1]. This article appears in only the Web version of Ariadne.

issue8 March 1997

digital library, digitisation, elib, url

Acrobat a High Flyer: John MacColl Discusses the Success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF

Acrobat a High Flyer: John MacColl discusses the success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF.

issue7 January 1997

adobe, browser, dissemination, document format, elib, graphics, hefce, higher education, html, hypertext, licence, microsoft, operating system, research, sgml, software, standards, web browser, windows

View from the Hill

John MacColl quizzes John Kelleher of the Tavistock Institute about the E-word.

issue7 January 1997

elib, higher education, research, video

Editorial Introduction to Issue 6

The editor introduces Ariadne issue 6.

issue6 November 1996

copyright, search technology

Information Strategies Get Down to Business

John MacColl on the JISC approach to Information Strategies.

issue6 November 1996

copyright, hefce, higher education, jisc, kings college london, university of cambridge, university of sheffield, university of sussex

JISC Projects Ahead

John MacColl outlines some of the key points in JISCÆs five year strategy document.

issue5 September 1996

algorithm, bibliographic data, cache, copyright, data set, dissemination, elib, higher education, jisc, multimedia, research, software

View from the Hill: Internet Cafes

John MacColl orders lunch with a portion of e-mail.

issue5 September 1996

blackboard, higher education, html, licence, research


John MacColl talks to Peter Nathan, acting president and distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Iowa.

issue4 July 1996

archives, arl, copyright, elib, intellectual property, research

View from the Hill

John MacColl meets Ian Kingston, a freelance copy-editor, proof-reader and typesetter.

issue4 July 1996

cataloguing, data, ftp, software

Short Loan Projects

John MacColl discusses some of the issues involved in the digitisation of short loan collections.

issue3 May 1996

acorn, copyright, de montfort university, digitisation, elib, multimedia, research, search technology, university of surrey, university of the west of england

E-print Archives: Key to Paperless Journals

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

issue2 March 1996

archives, dissemination, research, university of stirling


John MacColl on the delights of sharing the blandest of Midland hotels with a group of eLib project managers for a couple of days.

issue1 January 1996

elib, windows
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