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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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After the Big Bang: The Forces of Change and E-Learning

Pete Johnston examines what recent developments in the area of "e-learning" might mean for the custodians of the information resources required to support teaching and learning.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

Agora: From Information Maze to Market

Bridget Robinson, David Palmer and Rosemary Russell outline the Agora cross-searching software project, and its technical background.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

AGORA: The Hybrid Library from a User's Perspective

Bridget Robinson and David Palmer look at the Agora user studies.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

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.

March 1996, issue2, feature article

An Attack on Professionalism and Scholarship? Democratising Archives and the Production of Knowledge

Andrew Flinn describes some recent developments in democratising the archive and asks whether these developments really deserve to be viewed as a threat to professional and academic standards.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

An Awfully Big Adventure: Strathclyde's Digital Library Plan

Derek Law describes how the University of Strathclyde is choosing to give priority to e-content and services instead of a new building.

January 2009, issue58, feature article

An End User's View

Oliver de Peyer with his personal view of what it is like being on the other side of the the metaphorical electronic issue desk.

March 1998, issue14, feature article

An IMS Generator for the Masses

Kelvin Hai, David Palmer and Chris Dunlop of the MARTINI Project describe the architecture and operation of the Project-developed IMS Generator and show how its flexibility allows it to handle the diverse nature of data held by institutions.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

An Introduction to the Search/Retrieve URL Service (SRU)

Eric Lease Morgan describes sibling Web Service protocols designed to define a standard form for Internet search queries as well as the structure of the responses.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

An Introduction to Web Services

Tracy Gardner introduces web services: self-describing applications, which can be discovered and accessed over the web by other applications.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

An Investigation Into World Wide Web Search Engine Use from within the UK: Preliminary Findings

Simon Stobart and Susan Kerridge give some of the preliminary results of a JISC- funded investigation into the use of Search Engines such as Alta Vista and Lycos within the UK.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

An Overview of Subject Gateway Activities in Australia

Debbie Campbell looks at how the original criteria proposed for an IMesh map against these Australian initiatives.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

Ancient Cultures Inside Modern Universes

Edgardo Civallero writes on preservation and dissemination of intangible South American indigenous heritage and updating information using Web-based tools.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Ancient World, Digital World: Excavation at Halif

Paul Jacobs on how field and research strategies were impacted significantly by the use of digital technology in the 1999 field season at Tell Halif, Israel (the Lahav Research Project).

March 2001, issue27, feature article

Another Piece of Cake?

Anders Ardö, Sigfrid Lundberg and Ann-Sofie Zettergren with an overview of the history of Netlab, now ten years old.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

Apart from the Weather, I Think It’s a Good Idea: Stakeholder Requirements for Institutional Portals

Liz Pearce takes a look at recent research from the PORTAL Project, which asked over 600 users what they might want from an institutional portal.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Application Profiles: Mixing and Matching Metadata Schemas

Rachel Heery and Manjula Patel introduce a means of establishing a common approach to sharing information between implementers and standards makers.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Architects of the Information Age

Paul Miller reports on a recent UKOLN-organised event at the Office of the e-Envoy, and explores the need for an architecture to scope what we build online.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Archives 2.0: If We Build It, Will They Come?

Joy Palmer discusses some of the opportunities and tensions emerging around Archives 2.0, crowd-sourcing, and archival authority.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

Archives in Web 2.0: New Opportunities

Marta Nogueira describes how three Web 2.0 applications (Facebook, Flickr, YouTube) can work as a virtual extension for archives and other cultural organisations, by identifying benefits obtained from the use of Web 2.0 applications.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Are Print Journals Dinosaurs?

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

November 1997, issue12, feature article

Are They Being Served?

Lynne Brindley, Chair of JISC's new committee on electronic information, writes on the fundamental issue of networked information user's needs.

July 1996, issue4, feature article

ARROW and the RQF: Meeting the Needs of the Research Quality Framework Using an Institutional Research Repository

David Groenewegen and Andrew Treloar describe the role of repositories in the forthcoming Australian Research Quality Framework (RQF) and the responses of the ARROW Project to the needs of the RQF.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

ARROW, DART and ARCHER: A Quiver Full of Research Repository and Related Projects

Andrew Treloar and David Groenewegen describe three inter-related projects to support scholarly outputs and the e-research life cycle which have been funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Assessing FRBR in Dublin Core Application Profiles

Talat Chaudhri makes a detailed assessment of the FRBR structure of the Dublin Core Application Profiles funded by JISC.

January 2009, issue58, feature article

Assessing the Impact of the Freedom of Information Act on the FE and HE Sectors

Steve Bailey describes how the FE and HE sectors have prepared for the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act and what challenges still lay ahead.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Augmented Reality in Education: The SCARLET+ Experience

Laura Skilton, Matt Ramirez, Guyda Armstrong, Rose Lock, Jean Vacher and Marie-Therese Gramstadt describe augmented reality in education case studies from the University of Sussex and the University for the Creative Arts.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

Balancing Stakeholder Needs: Archive 2.0 As Community-centred Design

Jim Ridolfo, William Hart-Davidson and Michael McLeod present a case example on building a digital archive with cultural and scholarly stakeholder groups - to provide a model for balancing stakeholder needs.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Being Wired Or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope With Information Overload

Sarah Houghton-Jan explores different strategies for managing and coping with various types of informational overload.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Bernard Naylor: At the Eye of the Internet Storm

Bernard Naylor, the University Librarian at the University of Southampton, describes the information hurricane that is battering the world of Libraries.

January 1996, issue1, 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

BIDS Begets Ingenta

The University of Bath concluded an agreement to sign over the ownership of BIDS to a new organisation known as ingenta ltd, while still retaining a substantial share. Terry Morrow looks at the implications of the change, and reviews the latest developments in the services offered.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Bring Your Own Policy: Why Accessibility Standards Need to Be Contextually Sensitive

Brian Kelly, Jonathan Hassell, David Sloan, Dominik Lukeš, E A Draffan and Sarah Lewthwaite argue that rather than having a universal standard for Web accessibility, standardisation of Web accessibility practices and policies needs to be sufficiently flexible to cater for the local context.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

Broadband TV

Philip Hunter links to broadband streaming video resources now emerging on the Internet.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

Building OAI-PMH Harvesters With Net::OAI::Harvester

Ed Summers describes Net::OAI::Harvester, the Perl package for easily interacting with OAI-PMH repositories as a metadata harvester. Ed provides examples of how to use Net::OAI::Harvester to write short programs which execute each of the 6 OAI-PMH verbs.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Building on BUILDER

Ian Upton explores the achievements of this Windows NT server based project.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Building on Shifting Sands: Information Age Organisations

Clive Field draws on his experience at the University of Birmingham to explore the issue of creating a flexible organisation.

September 1998, issue17, feature article

Building ResourceFinder

Pete Cliff looks at how the RDN has utilised the OAI Metadata Harvesting Protocol.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Can We Save Our Audio-visual Heritage?

Daniel Teruggi describes PrestoSpace, the new FP6 Integrated project for the preservation of our disappearing audio-visual heritage.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

Capacity Building: Spoken Word at Glasgow Caledonian University

Iain Wallace, Graeme West and David Donald give an account of the origins, nature and establishment of Spoken Word Services at Glasgow Caledonian University.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

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