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Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 8

John Kirriemuir with the editorial for the Web version of Ariadne issue 8.

March 1997, issue8, editorial

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 8

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

March 1997, issue8, editorial

feature article
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Formats for the Electronic Library

Judith Wusteman describes the document formats used in electronic serials.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Reaching the OPAC: Java Telnet

Bill Drew writes about accessing his library's OPAC within a web page using Java Telnet. He looks at the need, implementation, problems, and opportunities.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Late Night News: The Electronic Telegraph

A night in the life of the Electronic Telegraph. Emma Worsfold sits in on the editors' shift at ET.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

CEI Looks for Bold Response

John MacColl describes the new call for proposals for further eLib programme work.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

The Paper House of Cards (And Why It's Taking So Long to Collapse)

In our previous issue, Fytton Rowland defended the continuation of print research journals into the networked age. Here, Stevan Harnad presents a different case.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

COPAC: The New Nationally Accessible Union Catalogue

Shirley Cousins introduces COPAC and discusses some of the issues involved in the ongoing development of a consolidated union OPAC.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Patient Education: A Role for Multimedia

Paul Garrud discusses the potential for on-line patient education multimedia.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

INFOMINE

Steve Mitchell describes INFOMINE, an impressive attempt to build a Web-based virtual library for the academic community.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

project update
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A Glimpse at EEVLs' Evaluation

A Glimpse at EEVLs' Evaluation: Malcolm Moffat, Database Officer for the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library (EEVL) project, describes some findings from an initial evaluative study.

March 1997, issue8, project update

JEDDS: Joint Electronic Document Delivery Software Project

Kerry Blinco provides details of a global electronic document delivery project.

March 1997, issue8, project update

MODELS: MOving to Distributed Environments for Library Services

Rosemary Russell shows how MODELS are built from clumps.

March 1997, issue8, project update

RUDI: Resource for Urban Design Information Services

Alan Reeve maps out a new site in urban design.

March 1997, issue8, project update

WoPEc: Electronic Working Papers in Economics Services

Thomas Krichel describes WoPEc, a working papers project.

March 1997, issue8, project update

The Resource Discovery Project

As Renato Iannella shows, the Resource Discovery project at the DSTC in Australia is investigating issues to do with information discovery and access across large heterogeneous networks.

March 1997, issue8, project update

SETIS: Electronic Texts at the University of Sydney Library

Creagh Cole describes a project dedicated to providing in-house access to a large number of electronic texts on CD-ROM.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Monash University Electronic Reserve Project

Hans W. Groenewegen, Debbie Hedger and Iris Radulescu describe Monash University's Electronic Reserve Project which is at the core of the electronic library project at the University's new Berwick campus.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Preserving Oral History Recordings

Colin Webb and Kevin Bradley look at some of the practical realities, and implications, of introducing digital technology into the sound preservation functions of the National Library of Australia.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Australian Co-operative Digitisation Project, 1840-45

Ross Coleman describes a project which will create a unique research infrastructure in Australian studies through the digital conversion of Australian serials and fiction of the seminal period 1840-45.

March 1997, issue8, project update

tooled up
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Making a MARC With Dublin Core

Jon Knight revisits his Perl module for processing MARC records that was introduced in the last issue and adds UNIMARC, USMARC and a script that converts Dublin Core metadata into USMARC records.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

Introducing Web Focus

UK Web Focus - a strange job title. What is it? What does it do? In this article Brian Kelly describes his role as UK Web Focus, his previous involvement with the Web and his work as the JISC representative on the World Wide Web Consortium.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

From MERCI to DESIRE: European Digital Library Projects

Dave Hartland writes the Netskills Corner column for this edition. In it, he provides a brief overview of some of the EU-funded Telematics for Research projects.

March 1997, issue8, tooled up

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

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Public Libraries Corner

In the Public Libraries Corner for this issue, a guest writer, Catherine Wrathall, writes about the current provision of Internet-based community information in public libraries.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Web Access for the Disabled: ASK

Cathy Murtha describes a simple, but effective, library enquiry system, of use to disabled and non-disabled people.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Wire: Interview with Icarus Sparry

In his own words, Icarus Sparry tells us how what he is doing at the University of Bath, as well as revealing his own opinions on various aspects of networking, such as firewalls and network charging.

March 1997, issue8, 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

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

Down Your Way: The Natural History Museum

John Kirriemuir takes in megabytes of trilobites at the Natural History Museum.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

View from the Hill - Jon Ferguy

Do networks play any part in the making of films? Isobel Stark is shaken (not stirred) when she finds out more from Jon Ferguy.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Around the Table – Engineering

Roddy MacLeod casts an EEVL eye over engineering resources.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Interface: Jane Core

Chris Bailey discusses librarians and learning with Jane Core of EduLib.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

event report
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Down Under With the Dublin Core

Paul Miller and Tony Gill offer a view of the recent Dublin Core metadata workshop in the Australian capital, Canberra.

March 1997, issue8, event report

Beyond the Beginning: The Global Digital Library

Hazel Gott introduces a major Digital Library event, taking place this June in London.

March 1997, issue8, event report

Unique Identifiers in a Digital World

Andy Powell reports on a seminar organised jointly by Book Industry Communication and the UKOLN on the use of unique identifiers in electronic publishing.

March 1997, issue8, event report

Disabil-IT? Conference

Isobel Stark reports from the February 1997 Disabil-IT? conference, aimed at library and computing services staff to help raise awareness of issues related to IT provision for students with disabilities.

March 1997, issue8, event report

Disabil-IT? Part 2: Software for Students With Dyslexia, and Software Design Issues

Isobel Stark presents the second part of her report on the Disabil-IT? Conference. In this article, software for students with dyslexia is looked at, and issues to bear in mind when designing software which may be used by students with disabilities are listed.

March 1997, issue8, event report

ELVIRA 4

Claire Davies sets the scene for ELVIRA 4, the annual Electronic Library Visual Information Research Conference, May 1997 in Milton Keynes, UK.

March 1997, issue8, event report

eLib and Telematics: Projects and Partnerships

Jill Beard announces a conference August 1997 in the south of England that aims to bring together people and ideas from the UK eLib and European Telematics communities.

March 1997, issue8, event report

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