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Feature articles in Ariadne are written by subject-matter experts invited to address topics of interest to information professionals.
  • Total number of 'feature article' items in all Ariadne issues: 560
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Public Libraries, Public Support? the Mission Behind Buildings, Books and Bytes

Laura Weiss outlines a major American survey that looked at the disparity between key librarians views of the future, and what the public who used those libraries really wanted.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Formats for the Electronic Library

Judith Wusteman describes the document formats used in electronic serials.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Reaching the OPAC: Java Telnet

Bill Drew writes about accessing his library's OPAC within a web page using Java Telnet. He looks at the need, implementation, problems, and opportunities.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Late Night News: The Electronic Telegraph

A night in the life of the Electronic Telegraph. Emma Worsfold sits in on the editors' shift at ET.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

CEI Looks for Bold Response

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

March 1997, issue8, feature article

The Paper House of Cards (And Why It's Taking So Long to Collapse)

In our previous issue, Fytton Rowland defended the continuation of print research journals into the networked age. Here, Stevan Harnad presents a different case.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

COPAC: The New Nationally Accessible Union Catalogue

Shirley Cousins introduces COPAC and discusses some of the issues involved in the ongoing development of a consolidated union OPAC.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Patient Education: A Role for Multimedia

Paul Garrud discusses the potential for on-line patient education multimedia.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

INFOMINE

Steve Mitchell describes INFOMINE, an impressive attempt to build a Web-based virtual library for the academic community.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

From Aberystwyth to ADAM: Using the Skills Acquired on a Library School Course in the Real World

Rebecca Bradshaw reflects on how the skills and knowledge she acquired when a library school student are relevant (or not) to her current role, developing a network-based subject gateway.

May 1997, issue9, feature article

The Librarian of Babel: The Key to the Stacks

The Librarian, ably assisted by Mike Holderness, considers one of the obstacles to the unhindered dissemination of human knowledge, and makes a modest proposal.

May 1997, issue9, feature article

MIDRIB: Beyond Clip Art for Medicine

Betsy Anagnostelis and Sue Welsh describe the recent launch of the MIDRIB (Medical Images Digitised Reference Information Bank) project, and describe the medical image resource the project will create.

May 1997, issue9, feature article

Never Mind the Quality, Check the Badge-Width!

Alison McNab, Betsy Anagnostelis and Alison Cooke compare and contrast the methods used to identify and indicate which Internet-based resources are of high "quality".

May 1997, issue9, feature article

Preparing Students for a New Electronic Service

Preparing students for a new electronic service : Elizabeth Gadd outlines the approaches and experiences of Project ACORN in training and promoting their new electronic 'short-loan' collection.

May 1997, issue9, feature article

The NHS, the Internet and Libraries: The NHS Anglia and Oxford Internet Project

Judy Palmer and Myles Chippendale describe an initiative that is using the Internet to connect widely dispersed health libraries.

May 1997, issue9, feature article

Clifford Lynch in Interview

Clifford Lynch, the Executive Director of CNI, was interviewed by John Kirriemuir at the Metadata: What Is It? workshop on 18 June 1997. Clifford shares some views on mirroring, caching, metadata, Z39.50 and how he sees his role in CNI.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Changing the Lightbulb – Er, the Culture: How Many eLib Projects Does It Take to Change the Higher Education Culture?

Clare Davies, Alison Scammell and Matthew Hall discuss what it takes to change Higher Education culture.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Cybercollege Scorecard: How Does Your University Score?

Tony Durham, multimedia editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement, explains how to determine whether cultural change has affected your institute of learning.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Dublin Core Management

Andy Powell presents three models for the way in which metadata can be managed across a Web site and describes some of the tools that are beginning to be used at UKOLN to embed Dublin Core metadata into Web pages.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Electronic Journals: Problem Or Panacea?

Judith Edwards outlines some of the problems faced by academia in the acquisition and provision of electronic journals.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Electronic Document Delivery: A Trial in an Academic Library

In the first of a two-part article, Fiona Williams describes the trials of various electronic document delivery systems in University of Bath Library and Learning Centre over the last few years. A review of the latest trial, between BL Urgent Action Service and TU DELFT, as well as an overall comparison with the Blackwell's Uncover Service will be given in the next issue of Ariadne.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Press Release – JISC / Caul Collaboration Agreement

Kelly Russell outlines the collaboration between JISC and CAUL, and announces the appointment of the post of International Co-ordinator.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Setting Priorities for Digital Library Research

Graham Jefcoate outlines the rationale of the British Library Research and Innovation Centre's Digital Library Research Programme.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Revolutionaries and Captives in the Information Society

Trevor Haywood on the shackles that bind us to the information revolution.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Beyond the Web: The Potential Uses of HTML in Library Disaster Control Planning

During a lifelong library career, 2 out of 5 librarians will face a major disaster in their library. Emma Blagg describes the design and evaluation of a HTML-based disaster control plan, used to provide the counter measures taken to minimise the effects of such a disaster.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Copyright Management Technologies: The Key to Unlocking Digital Works?

Anne Ramsden brings us up to date with current developments in copyright management technology

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Change and Uncertainty in Academic Libraries

Catherine Edwards highlights the impact and issues surrounding organisational change in academic libraries.

September 1997, issue11, feature article

Theses Unbound

Alason Roberts looks at the use of theses in academic libraries.

September 1997, issue11, feature article

Electronic Document Delivery: A Trial in an Academic Library

In part two of this report, Fiona Williams describes the trials of various electronic document delivery systems in University of Bath Library and Learning Centre over the last few years.

September 1997, issue11, feature article

JournalsOnline: The Online Journal Solution

Jane Henley and Sarah Thompson look at the BIDS JournalsOnline service and its commercial competitors.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

Are Print Journals Dinosaurs?

Tony Kidd wonders if he and and his kind are palæontologists.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

Old Ghosts Rear Their Heads

Peter Brophy calls for effective use of email.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

The Lesser of Two EEVLs?

Roddy MacLeod, EEVL Project Manager (Information), describes plans for EEVL.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

Dearing, IT and Information Services: Two Cheers (or One and a Half?)

Lyndon Pugh reviews a serious attempt to square a circle.

January 1998, issue13, feature article

What Do National Libraries Do in the Age of the Internet?

Maurice Line, previously a Director General of the British library, ponders upon the questions faced by national libraries.

January 1998, issue13, feature article

The Impact of IMPEL

Jim Huntingford reviews IMPEL, an eLib project.

January 1998, issue13, feature article

The British Library's Digital Libraries Programme

Lyndon Pugh meets with Sue Howley to discuss the British Library's digital research programme.

January 1998, issue13, feature article

Information Services: A Mission and a Vision

Les Watson asks how we use technology in general as part of the learning process, in this extended version of the main article in the print version of Ariadne

March 1998, issue14, feature article

The People's Library

Lyndon Pugh discusses the latest noises from government over public library networking and life-long learning.

March 1998, issue14, feature article

Dublin Comes to Europe

Paul Miller discusses issues raised at a recent European Commission meeting on metadata for resource discovery.

March 1998, issue14, feature article

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