RSS feed: articles by this author http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/author/profile/210/articles RSS feed: articles related to specified author en An Awfully Big Adventure: Strathclyde's Digital Library Plan http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/law#author1">Derek Law</a> describes how the University of Strathclyde is choosing to give priority to e-content and services instead of a new building.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>By Scottish standards, Strathclyde is a new university, being a mere two hundred years old. It is a large university with 20,000 students, some forty departments covering most disciplines other than medicine and a huge programme of continuing professional development (CPD). Set up as 'a place of useful learning' it has always specialised in the applied disciplines – business, engineering, professional training (teachers, lawyers and social workers) and has set out to be quite different from its better-known competitors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article derek law google university college london university of strathclyde archives blog born digital cataloguing copyright data digital asset management digital library digitisation ebook ejournal google books institutional repository marc rae repositories research search technology software wiki Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1454 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Delivering Open Access: From Promise to Practice http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/law#author1">Derek Law</a> predicts how the open access agenda will develop over the next ten years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Training as a mediaeval historian encourages one to look backwards before looking forwards. In doing so it is difficult to overestimate the impact of technology push. The combination of increased speed, increased power and increased storage has transformed the opportunities available to the community at large and academics in particular. Twenty years ago we saw the first CD-ROMs with 650Mb capacity; today a standard entry-level PC will have 80Gb of storage, while 200-1000Gb is not uncommon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article derek law apple d-lib magazine elsevier google imperial college london ncsa stm university of strathclyde digital academic repositories archives copyright data data set database digital library dissemination dvd ftp google scholar gopher infrastructure open access open source rae repositories research standards video wireless Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1208 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Policy Context: eLib and the Emergence of the Subject Gateways http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/subject-gateways <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/subject-gateways#author1">Derek Law</a> and <a href="/issue25/subject-gateways#author2">Lorcan Dempsey</a> outline some of the features of the policy environment which led to the setting up of the influential 'subject gateways' as part of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This brief paper outlines some of the features of the policy environment which led to the setting up of the influential 'subject gateways' as part of the Electronic Libraries Programme. It has the modest and partial ambition of putting some of the discussions of the time on record. It should be read as a companion piece to two other articles. The first, Law 1994, develops the historical context for the emergence of the data centres, a central component of JISC information infrastructure, and collaterally discusses the broad thrust of JISC's developing informational activity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/subject-gateways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 feature article derek law lorcan dempsey british library cni coalition for networked information d-lib magazine ietf jisc kings college london tasi ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of strathclyde dner eevl elib jisc information environment sosig archives bibliographic data cache cataloguing copac copyright data data set digital object identifier digitisation framework higher education identifier infrastructure interoperability portfolio research resource discovery software url Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 723 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Interface http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/interface <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/interface#author1">Derek Law</a> talks to <a href="/issue15/interface#author2">Lyndon Pugh</a> about the print / electronic transition, networking, eLib and other matters.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/interface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 regular column derek law lyndon pugh jisc kings college london elib rae research Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 494 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Interface: EARL http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/interface <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/interface#author1">Derek Law</a> threw down the gauntlet to public libraries in a recent issue of Ariadne. Appropriately, an EARL picked it up. <a href="/issue5/interface#author2">Alison Kilgour</a> reports.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Project EARL was established in 1995 with funding from the British Library, the Library Association and participating libraries, with the objective of developing 'the role of public libraries in a networked environment, within a collaborative framework'. The coordinating partner is the London and South Eastern Library Region (LASER). Frances Hendrix, Director of LASER, and Catherine Hume of EARL, were happy to fill me in on what public libraries are doing on the Internet at present.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/interface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column alison kilgour derek law british library library association ukoln elib cataloguing framework infrastructure research Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 176 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A MAN for All Reasons? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue2/derek <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue2/derek#author1">Derek Law</a>, 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.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>All of a sudden the regions are fashionable. The potential benefits of co-operation and strategic planning at regional level and of providing an enhanced role for Regional Library Systems have been raised in a number of contexts recently. One thinks of the Anderson Report, the Public Library Review, the Apt Review of Co-operation and the Broadvision review of Library and Information Plans (LIPs). The nations of Scotland and Wales also have a well-developed sense of place and the possibilities which lie in co-operation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue2/derek" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue2 feature article derek law jisc library association london business school nhs elib cataloguing higher education jpeg windows Tue, 19 Mar 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 47 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk