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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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Metadata related to 'elib' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • 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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The Impact of IMPEL

Jim Huntingford reviews IMPEL, an eLib project.

January 1998, issue13, feature article

The Horse That Isn't There: 1997 US Digital Libraries Initiative Meeting

Chris Rusbridge reports from the June 1997 US Digital Libraries initiative (DLi) meeting in Pittsburgh.

July 1997, issue10, event report

The History of History

Stephen Smith explains the background to the relaunch of IHR-Info as HISTORY.

November 1997, issue12, project update

The Good, the Bad and the Useless

Judith Edwards evaluates Internet resources.

July 1998, issue16, feature article

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

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

The Filling in the PIE: HeadLine's Resource Data Model

John Paschoud explains the concepts of representation and use of metadata in the Resource Data Model (RDM) that has been developed by the HeadLine project.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

The eLib Hybrid Library Projects

Michael Breaks provides an overview of BUILDER, AGORA, MALIBU, HeadLine and HyLife

June 2001, issue28, feature article

The Eighth ACM International Hypertext Conference

Nick Gibbins reports from the Hypertext Conference held in Southampton in April 1997

May 1997, issue9, event report

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

The Distributed National Collection Access, and Cross-sectoral Collaboration: The Research Support Libraries Programme

Ronald Milne, Director of the programme, with an overview of the objectives for the Research Support Libraries Programme.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

The Access Catalogue Gateway to Resources

Terry Hanson explores how libraries might develop effective ways of indicating their access arrangements to their users.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

The 1996 UKOLUG State of the Art Conference

Melanie Lawes describes the 1996 UKOLUG (UK On-Line Users Group) Annual Conference, held in Warwick last July.

September 1996, issue5, event report

The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After

Lorcan Dempsey considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Task Force Meeting

Kelly Russell reports on the US CNI Conference.

March 1998, issue14, event report

TAPin: Training and Awareness Programme in Networks

Kay Flatten outlines the training and awareness project that focuses on universities in the Midlands area.

July 1996, issue4, project update

TAPin

Kay Flatten outlines the aims of the TAPin project, which is now approaching the publication of its "Impact Study".

May 1998, issue15, project update

Syndicated Content: It's More Than Just Some File Formats?

Paul Miller takes a look at issues arising from the current enthusiasm for syndicating content to portals or other web sites, and offers some guidelines for good practice.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

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.

March 1997, issue8, editorial

Subject-Based Information Gateways

Linda Kerr and Roddy MacLeod attended the recent CEI meeting at the Policy Studies Institute, London.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Subject Portals

Judith Clark describes a three-year project to develop a set of subject portals as part of the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) development programme.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

SOSIG: Training to Support Social Science Teaching and Research

Lesly Huxley, the SOSIG Documentation and Training Officer, describes the workshops that SOSIG, one of the projects from the Access to Network Resource section, run.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

SOSIG: Social Science Information Gateway

SOSIG was established with funding from the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC). The Electronic Libraries' Programme (eLib) funds a Documentation and Training Officer, Lesly Huxley, under the Access to Networked Resources umbrella to raise awareness of - and train people to use - SOSIG. Here Lesly provides background to the service and describes the Internet for Social Scientists workshops she is running at Universities around the country.

March 1996, issue2, project update

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

SKIP: Skills for new Information Professionals

Penny Garrod reports on the changing skills profile in LIS.
This article is an extended version of that which appears in the print edition of Ariadne.

September 1997, issue11, project update

Sideline: Nick Hornby Made Me Do It..

In Sideline, people give an alternative view of conference attendance. Here, Sarah Ashton has fun with public transport as she tries to reach Cranfield with increasing desperation...

January 1997, issue7, odds and ends

Sideline

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

January 1996, issue1, regular column

Short Loan Projects

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

May 1996, issue3, 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

SEREN: Sharing of Educational Resources in an Electronic Network

Ian Lovecy from Bangor University describes SEREN, a project from the Electronic Document Delivery section of the eLib programme. SEREN aims to provide the software to enable the Welsh HE community to maximise use of the library resource-base in Wales before turning to BLDSC and other suppliers.

March 1996, issue2, project update

Search Engines Corner: Finding UK and European Resources on the Web

Tracey Stanley looks at how to keep your search results coming from within particular geographic areas and thus save on bandwidth.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Search Engines Corner: Alta Vista LiveTopics

Tracey Stanley looks at Live Topics, a more flexible and user-controlled way of searching the Alta Vista Web Page index.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Search Engines Corner

Dave Beckett discusses the best of the search engine features.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Search Engine Corner

Tracey Stanley looks at 'Push', where a network-based service 'pushes' information to your machine, rather than you 'pulling' information from the service.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project

Mary Rowlatt describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

SCOPE

Leah Halliday believes there is SCOPE for a major shift in the publication of study texts.

May 1997, issue9, project update

ROUTES Project

Una O'Sullivan describes the Open University ROUTES project.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

ROADS: Resource Organisation and Discovery in Subject-Based Services

Rachel Heery, the ROADS Research Officer, describes this project from the Access to Network Resources area of the Electronic Libraries Programme. The deliverables of this project will constitute a large portion of the underlying software for most of the other projects in the same programme area, as well as other eLib and non-eLib projects, and therefore is one of the more crucial facets of the overall programme.

May 1996, issue3, project update

Retrospective on the RDN

Debra Hiom, in the first of a two-part series on the Resource Discovery Network, looks back at the development of the RDN and its activities to date.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Resources

Resources of use to UK Library/Information Science people.

January 1996, issue1, odds and ends

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