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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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Research Libraries Engage the Digital World: A US-UK Comparative Examination of Recent History and Future Prospects

Clifford Lynch looks at how the emergence of e-research has changed our thinking about the future of research libraries on both sides of the Atlantic.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Research Elsewhere

John Kirriemuir gives calls attention to articles describing research of interest elsewhere.

July 1996, issue4, editorial

Report on the 'Networked Information in an International Context' Conference

Chris Bailey at the "Networked Information in an International Context" conference.

March 1996, issue2, event report

RDN: Resource Discovery Network

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

December 1999, issue22, feature article

RDN Timeline

Debra Hiom provides a timeline of the RDN's development, which accompanies her main article.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Public Libraries Corner: MODELS 5 Workshop Report and Futures

Sarah Ormes gives a report on the recent MODELS 5 workshop and its outcomes.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: Internet Activity in Public Libraries

Sarah Ormes on Internet activity in the Public Libraries domain.

May 1996, issue3, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: A Public Library Metadata Initiative

Sally Criddle introduces an initiative to extend current developments in the use of metadata to the public library community.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Projects Into Services: The UK Experience

Peter Brophy reviews the experience of the UK academic sector in turning digital library projects into sustainable services.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Project Patron

Elizabeth Lyon and Jon Maslin describe this JISC eLib Programme project (Performing Arts Teaching Resources Online).

May 1998, issue15, feature article

Project Builder

Stephen Pinfield outlines the aims of Project Builder, a phase-3 eLib project.

May 1998, issue15, project update

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 8

John MacColl with the editorial for the Print version of Ariadne issue 8.

March 1997, issue8, editorial

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 18

Lyndon Pugh presents the editorial from issue 18 of Ariadne's print version.

December 1998, issue18, editorial

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 16

John Maccoll, Assistant Director of Information Services, University of Abertay, introduces Ariadne 16.

July 1998, issue16, editorial

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 15

The Managing Editor, Lyndon Pugh, introduces the print edition of Ariadne issue 15.

May 1998, issue15, editorial

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 13

Lyndon Pugh presents the editorial from issue 13 of the print version.

January 1998, issue13, editorial

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 11

John MacColl presents the editorial from issue 11 of the print version.

September 1997, issue11, editorial

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

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

Practical Clumping: Mick Ridley on the BOPAC System

Mick Ridley discusses the BOPAC system.

June 1999, issue20, feature article

Planet SOSIG: A New Internet Role for Europe's Librarians

Emma Worsfold describes the role and purpose of SOSIG, and launches a scheme where European Librarians can participate in adding relevant, quality content to this Social Science Gateway.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

PICK: Library and Information Science Resources on the Internet

In 1995, the Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, won funding for PICK, a project to build a gateway to quality resources in the LIS field. Here, Andrew Cox describes this gateway, and reviews the project's achievements at the end of the first year.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Personalization of Web Services: Opportunities and Challenges

Monica Bonett gives an overview of personalization on the World Wide Web and discusses ideas for development within resource discovery systems.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Performance and Security: Notes for System Administrators

Performance and Security - Notes for System Administrators: Andy Powell offers some hints and tips on the performance and security aspects of running electronic library services on UNIX based machines.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

Parallel Publishing for Transactions (PPT)

Hugo Brailsford introduces a parallel publication in Geography.

September 1997, issue11, project update

Open Journal Trip Report

Open Journal trip report: Jon Knight visits the Open Journals eLib project to investigate what research they are undertaking into electronic journal architecture and navigation.

November 1996, issue6, event report

On Demand Publishing in the Humanities

Phil Sykes reports on the latest work in On Demand Publishing in the Humanities, an eLib project.

November 1997, issue12, project update

OMNI: Organising Medical Networked Information

Frank Norman, project co-ordinator, describes OMNI, what it can do for you (and you for it). OMNI is an eLib project from the Access to Network Resources programme area. It consists of a well-maintained and expanding database of medical and health resources that can be accessed through JANET/Internet. This database can be searched, via a World Wide Web browser; in addition, catalogues of the resources are available for browsing.

January 1996, issue1, project update

OMNI-Corner: Read All about It

OMNI's Sue Welsh looks at the sites which keep you up to date in health and medicine.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

OMNI-corner: Patient Information on the Web – Doctor on Your Desktop?

Sue Welsh, the OMNI maintainer, examines the perils of using the Internet as a substitute for your local family practitioner.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

OMNI Seminar

Debra Hiom reports from the second annual OMNI seminar.

January 1997, issue7, event report

OMNI Corner: New Societies for the Exploitation of Medicine on the Internet

Sue Welsh looks at developments of interest to medics publishing on the Internet.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

OMNI Corner: Information or Hysteria, "Talking sensibly" in the Biomedical Field

John Kirriemuir outlines current areas of concern in: Information or Hysteria? "Talking sensibly" in the biomedical field.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

OMNI Corner

In her regular appearance in Ariadne, Sue Welsh, introduces a new experiment in network indexing underway at OMNI.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Of Arms and the Man We Sing

John MacColl talks to Chris Rusbridge about the eLib programme.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

NISS: National Information Services and Systems

Annette Lafford and Oren Stone talk us through NISS, one of the major sources of on-line information for academics and librarians

July 1997, issue10, review

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

November 1997, issue12, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 1998, issue14, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

May 1998, issue15, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 1998, issue16, news and events

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