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editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 42: Less Could Mean More

Richard Waller provides an editorial introduction to Ariadne issue 42.

January 2005, issue42, editorial

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

Freedom of Information in University College Dublin 2001-2004

Rena Lohan outlines how access rights conferred by FOI legislation have affected administrative operations in University College Dublin.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Advanced Collaboration With the Access Grid

Michael Daw describes the Access Grid system and its claim to be an Advanced Collaboration Environment.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Software Choice: Decision-making in a Mixed Economy

Randy Metcalfe considers the role of free and open source software in UK Further and Higher Education.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

The National Centre for Text Mining: Aims and Objectives

Sophia Ananiadou, Julia Chruszcz, John Keane, John McNaught and Paul Watry describe NaCTeM's plans to provide text mining services for UK academics.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Tracing Help With Copyright: New AHDS Case Studies on Copyright Issues

Alastair Dunning provides an overview of case studies published by the Arts and Humanities Data Service in that persistent minefield of respecting copyright.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Making the Case for a Wiki

Emma Tonkin examines wikis and considers the feasibility of their deployment - and the danger of the 'tumbleweed' syndrome.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

A Librarian's Experience of E-Government

Jane Inman describes the route she has taken as a librarian through the expanding landscape of e-government and highlights the skills librarians can bring to this arena.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Fast-Forward on the Green Road to Open Access: The Case Against Mixing Up Green and Gold

Stevan Harnad provides a summary of his critique of Jean-Claude Guédon's views on the green and gold roads to Open Access.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

regular column

Planet-SOSIG

Humphrey Southall looks at a new Web site's Vision of Britain while Emma Place examines new changes to the RDN Virtual Training Suite.

January 2005, issue42, regular column

EEVL: Four Search Engines and a Plaque

Roddy MacLeod looks at some recent developments to the EEVL service.

January 2005, issue42, regular column

News from BIOME

Jenny Hall reports on recent news form BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.

January 2005, issue42, regular column

Search Engines: No Longer about Search

Phil Bradley asks 'Is your choice of search engine based on how good it is, or on what else you use?'

January 2005, issue42, regular column

tooled up

Mozilla Firefox for Rapid Web Development and Testing

Patrick Lauke takes a quick look at Firefox, the new browser released by the Mozilla Foundation, and points out useful features and extensions for Web developers.

January 2005, issue42, tooled up

Looking for a Google Box?

Sebastian Rahtz gives us his evaluation of the Google Search Appliance.

January 2005, issue42, tooled up

Web Focus: Experiences of Using a Wiki for Note-taking at a Workshop

Brian Kelly describes how the Wikalong Wiki tool was used to support note-taking at a workshop.

January 2005, issue42, tooled up

event report

Shibboleth Installation Workshop

James Sankar and Masha Garibyan report on the first ever Shibboleth Installation Workshop in the UK.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Hyper Clumps, Mini Clumps and National Catalogues: Resource Discovery for the 21st Century

John Gilby reports on a one-day conference about resource discovery, held at the British Library Conference Centre, London in November.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Participate in Your Future: The IST2004 Event

Gabriella Szabo reports on a three-day event addressing European policies, strategies and research activities in all areas of the Information Society held in The Hague.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Freedom of Information and the Historian

Stephen Twigge reports on a one-day conference on Freedom of Information and the Historian jointly hosted by The National Archives and the Institute of Historical Research.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Recasting the Past: Digital Histories

Vanessa Carr reports on a one day conference about digitising historical records, held jointly by the Association for History and Computing UK and the Royal Historical Society.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Beyond Email: Wikis, Blogs and Other Strange Beasts

Robert Bristow reports on a one-day workshop 'Beyond Email: Strategies for Collaborative Working and Learning in the 21st Century'.

January 2005, issue42, event report

A Tradition of Scholarly Documentation for Digital Objects: The Launch of the Digital Curation Centre

Philip Hunter reports on the launch of the DCC at the National eScience Centre in Edinburgh, November 2004.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Tap Into Bath Takes Off

Stephanie Round covers the launch of a small but promising collaborative effort.

January 2005, issue42, event report

news and events

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2005, issue42, news and events

review

Book Review: How to Find Information

Verity Brack reviews a new practical guide for researchers wanting to improve their information skills and finds it a very useful addition.

January 2005, issue42, review

Book Review: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Mike Fraser asks whether a recent book on open source software licences will help him answer a few questions.

January 2005, issue42, review

Book Review: Digital Libraries - Policy, Planning and Practice

Bruce Royan considers the ironies of communicating the state of the art of digital libraries by means of a print publication.

January 2005, issue42, review

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