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The Electronic Libraries programme (eLib) resulted from the recommendations in chapter 7 of the Joint Funding Councils' Libraries Review Group, chaired by Sir Brian Follett. This Group reviewed libraries and related provision in higher education in the UK, and was commissioned jointly by the four UK HE funding bodies, HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW and DENI. Its report (known as the Follett report) was published in December 1993. The programme had £15,000,000 of funding over three years. The aim of eLib was to 'transform the use and storage of knowledge in higher education institutions'. It was managed by the JISC's Committee on Electronic Information, though the JISC committee which was set up initially to take forward the Follett recommendation was the Follett Implementation Group for Information Technology, FIGIT. Phase 3 was designed to build on successes and to have four components: 1) hybrid libraries; 2) large scale resource discovery, or clumps; 3) preservation; 4) turning early projects into services. An (unmaintained) archive of eLib programme and project information can currently be found on the UKOLN website. (Excerpt from this source)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'elib': 312 (17.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'elib' across all Ariadne articles: 964
  • Average number of references to 'elib' per Ariadne article: 3.09
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'elib': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'elib': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'elib':

  1. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. lorcan dempsey (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. chris rusbridge (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Hylife: Ten Steps to Success

Peter Wynne, Catherine Edwards and Maureen Jackson, on some important aspects of running a Hybrid Library Project.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

The Future Is Hybrid: Edinburgh

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

March 2001, issue27, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 26: New Landscapes

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 26 with remarks about the new Director of the UKOLN, the eLib Programme, and the DNER.

January 2001, issue26, editorial

After eLib

Chris Rusbridge, the former Director of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme, with an assessment of its achievements and legacy.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Travelling at the Speed of Discovery: The MALIBU Project's Most Valuable Lessons

Valeda Dent with a newcomer's perspective on the MALIBU project.

January 2001, issue26, 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

The Distributed National Electronic Resource and the Hybrid Library

Stephen Pinfield and Lorcan Dempsey with an overview of the DNER.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Clumps Come Up Trumps

Helena Gillis, Verity Brack, John Gilby and Marian Hogg review the four eLib CLUMP projects now at the end of their funding periods.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Metadata: Preservation 2000

Michael Day reports on the Digital Preservation conference held in York in December 2000.

January 2001, issue26, event report

Web Watch: WebWatching eLib Project Web Sites

Brian Kelly is WebWatching the eLib Project Sites.

January 2001, issue26, tooled up

The Future Is Hybrid: London

Kate Robinson reports on 'The Future is Hybrid' project day at the British Library in London.

January 2001, issue26, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 25: Beyond the Web Site

Philip Hunter on the contents of Ariadne issue 25 and recent developments in the world of Digital Library initiatives.

September 2000, issue25, editorial

A Policy Context: eLib and the Emergence of the Subject Gateways

Derek Law and Lorcan Dempsey 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).

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Virtual Universities: Institutional Issues for Information Professionals

Jonathan Foster examines the institutional implications of networked approaches to learning for information professionals.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 24: Plumbing the Digital Library

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne 24.

June 2000, issue24, editorial

Interoperability: What Is It and Why Should I Want It?

Paul Miller explains what interoperability is and why you should want it.

June 2000, issue24, 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

Web Focus: Reflections On WWW9

Brian Kelly reports on the WWW9 conference, held in Amsterdam, in May 2000.

June 2000, issue24, tooled up

Library Resource Sharing and Discovery: Catalogues for the 21st Century

Ariadne reports on the highlights of the recent Glasgow CLUMPS one day conference

June 2000, issue24, event report

So You Want to Build a Union Catalogue?

Matthew Dovey looks at various models of virtual union catalogues in addition to those adopted by the clump projects, and other models of physical catalogues.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

I Say What I Mean, but Do I Mean What I Say?

Paul Miller reports on the latest MODELS workshop, and looks at the need for controlled terminologies and thesauri.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

What Have the CLUMPs Ever Done for Us?

Peter Stubley puts the CLUMPs in perspective.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

EPRESS

Stuart Peters on EPRESS text management software tools, currently in development.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

Web Watch: A Survey of Links to UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly reports on the number of links to University web sites.

March 2000, issue23, tooled up

Catalogues for the 21st Century

Ariadne reports on a one-day Workshop presented by the eLib Clump Projects at Goldsmiths College in London on the 3rd of March

March 2000, issue23, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 22: Ariadne's Thread

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 22, looks at Ariadne's web accesses for the past year, and previews the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER).

December 1999, issue22, editorial

RDN: Resource Discovery Network

Alistair Dunning reviews the launch of the RDN (Resource Discovery Network)

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Clumps As Catalogues

Peter Stubley asks whether CLUMPS as catalogues are 'virtual success or failure?'

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Clumping Towards a UK National Catalogue?

Dennis Nicholson argues in favour of the distributed approach to cataloguing.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Delivering the Electronic Library: The ARIADNE Reader

John MacColl on the new ARIADNE Reader.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

The ResIDe Electronic Library: An Evolving Library Service

Christine Dugdale looks at the progress of this project to a functional service.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Metadata for Digital Preservation: An Update

Michael Day discusses 'Metadata for Digital Preservation'.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Web Focus: Using the Web to Promote Your Web Site

Brian Kelly expalins how to promote your web site.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey of Institutional Web Gateways

Brian Kelly surveys institutional web gateways.

December 1999, issue22, tooled up

The Scholarly Journal in Transition and the PubMed Central Proposal

Michael Day discusses the scholarly journal in transition and the PubMed Central proposal.

September 1999, issue21, feature article

EEVL: 'Not a Success'

Roddy Macleod embarks on a tendentious argument.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Editorial Introduction to Ariadne Issue 20

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 20.

June 1999, issue20, editorial

Practical Clumping: Mick Ridley on the BOPAC System

Mick Ridley discusses the BOPAC system.

June 1999, issue20, feature article

EEVL Eye on Engineering

The EEVL Team explore patent information web sites, the latest EEVL news, etc.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Metadata: Workshop in Luxembourg

Michael Day and Andy Stone report on the Third Metadata Workshop in Luxembourg.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

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