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Wire: Interview with Jasper Tredgold

Jasper Tredgold is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

View from the Hill: Internet Cafes

John MacColl orders lunch with a portion of e-mail.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: Commercial Partnerships in the Public Library

Sarah Ormes looks at the increase of net access in public libraries.

September 1996, issue5, 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

Minotaur: Valerie Mendes

In Minotaur, the collective voice of Internet enthusiasts is countered by words of scepticism or caution. In this issue, publishing consultant Valerie Mendes puts the PC in its place.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Interface: EARL

Derek Law threw down the gauntlet to public libraries in a recent issue of Ariadne. Appropriately, an EARL picked it up. Alison Kilgour reports.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

InfoSeek Ultra: (Yet Another) Web Search Engine

Tracey Stanley looks at InfoSeek Ultra, a new search engine which claims to allow searching on a index of 50 million Web pages.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Down Your Way: Edge Hill University

Alison Kilgour checks out the network facilities at Edge Hill College.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

project update
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Web4Lib: The Library Web Manager's Electronic Discussion List

Roy Tennant, Project Manager of the Digital Library Research & Development at the University of California, Berkeley, describes the Web4Lib mailing list, an electronic discussion forum for library Web managers.

September 1996, issue5, project update

UKERNA: Training the Networkers

John MacCulloch and Jane Batchelor, from UKERNA, detail their training course, designed for those installing, running, supporting, or managing a JANET connection.

September 1996, issue5, project update

The SURF Foundation

Jaqueline Pieters describes the evolution of the SURF Foundation, a major IT co-ordination service for the Dutch academic sector.

September 1996, issue5, project update

The International Institute for Electronic Library Research: A New Kid on the Block

Marilyn Deegan describes the International Institute for Electronic Library Research, a significant new centre of research based at De Montfort University.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Subject Trees: The Exeter Experience

Ian Tilsed, Computing Development Officer at the University of Exeter Library, describes the building of the main University subject tree, or index, of Internet Resources.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Putting the UK on the Map

Peter Burden of the University of Wolverhampton's School of Computing and Information Technology describes the history behind his clickable maps of the UK, an essential and well established (though unfunded) resource for quickly locating academic and research Web sites.

September 1996, issue5, project update

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

Open Peer Review & Argumentation: Loosening the Paper Chains on Journals

Tamara Sumner and Simon Buckingham Shum of the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University, describe the design and implementation of the Journal of Interactive Media in Education, and some of the issues behind the approach that this journal takes to the process of scholarly review.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Open Journals

Steve Hitchcock describes the Open Journals project. This involves the use of an innovative approach to handling the hyperlinks between Web-based resources, which could have significant implications for on-line journals and publishing.

September 1996, issue5, project update

NewsAgent for Librarians

Mark Kerr, research assistant on the NewsAgent for Libraries Project, describes a project to build a news and current awareness service for the LIS community.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Lotus Eaters On-Line: Forming an Alliance Between Groupware and the Web in a Pre-Prints System

Dan Fleming, co-director of the eLib 'Formations' project and lecturer in media studies at the University of Ulster, looks at some of the issues involved in adding value to a pre-prints system by using groupware such as Lotus Notes.

September 1996, issue5, project update

HELIX

Ruth Glynn outlines the HELIX project, one of the new Images projects from the eLib programme.

September 1996, issue5, project update

FDTL: The Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning

Gerry Taggart gives a brief outline of this HEFCE funded programme of projects geared towards teaching and learning using IT.

September 1996, issue5, project update

European Libraries Programme

The European Libraries Programme - instant cash for libraries who can hitch a ride on the Euro gravy train? Or another limited budget R&D programme for those content to live on bread and water? Rosalind Johnson of the UK National Focal Point for the European Libraries Programme explains all.

September 1996, issue5, project update

eLib Column

Kelly Russell, the assistant co-ordinator of the eLib programme, with a few words on how the project (and the programme as a whole) can be reflected in terms of success and/or failure.

September 1996, issue5, project update

review
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The Katharine Sharp Review

Kevin Ward, the editor of the Katherine Sharp Review, gives an overview of the first two years of this major journal for Librarians, and looks to its future.

September 1996, issue5, review

Provenance

Neal Chan describes Provenance, a Canadian-based Web magazine for Information Professionals.

September 1996, issue5, review

MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

Lori Widzinski, the editor, describes the evolution of MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship.

September 1996, issue5, review

event report
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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

Libtech 96

John Kirriemuir and Isobel Stark with some notes and pictures from the main annual UK library exhibition: Libtech 96.

September 1996, issue5, event report

odds and ends
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Sideline: Seagulls and Boomerangs

In Sideline, people give an alternative view of conference attendance. John Kirriemuir is the Information Officer for UKOLN and the editor of the Web version of Ariadne.

September 1996, issue5, odds and ends

Poem: Disembarking at Digby

Cate Young with this issue's poem. This poem appears in the Web magazine Living Poets , Volume 1, Number VII, April 1996. It is reprinted by permission of the editor.

September 1996, issue5, odds and ends

tooled up
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Securing HTML FORMs

Jon Knight discusses some of the options available to the designers and implementors of HTML FORMs for providing authentication of users in a library environment.

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

Netskills Corner: Beneath the Surface of Your Web Pages

Brian Kelly looks beneath the surface of HTML pages and provides advice on the design of the underlying directory structure.

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

Metadata for the Masses

Paul Miller describes Dublin Core and several ideas for how it can be implemented.

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

news and events
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Review: The Student's Guide to the Internet by Ian Winship and Alison McNab

Ian Winship and Alison McNab publish cut-price guide, aimed at all students, to the Internet.

September 1996, issue5, news and events

ELVIRA 4: The 4th UK Digital Libraries Conference (Electronic Library and Visual Information Research) Milton Keynes, 6-8 May 1997

Clare Davies announces the fourth in this series of annual Electronic Library research conferences.

September 1996, issue5, news and events

feature article
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Net Gains for Digital Researchers

Amy Friedlander, the editor of D-Lib, looks at, and towards, some of the benefits of the Web and digital technology towards how we do and present research.

September 1996, issue5, feature article

JISC Projects Ahead

John MacColl outlines some of the key points in JISCÆs five year strategy document.

September 1996, issue5, feature article

editorial
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Journals Overview

The editor introduces descriptions of some journals, freely available over the Web, that may be of interest to librarians and information specialists.

September 1996, issue5, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 5: Changes to Ariadne and How to Read the Web Version

The editor explains changes in Ariadne format.

September 1996, issue5, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 5

The editor introduces Ariadne issue 5.

September 1996, issue5, editorial

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