Overview of content related to 'thesaurus' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/100/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Book Review: Powering Search - The Role of Thesauri in New Information Environments http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/will-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/will-rvw#author1">Leonard Will</a> reviews a comprehensive survey of the literature on the use of thesauri in information search processes and interfaces.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Powering Search</em> is a comprehensive review and synthesis of work that has been done over the past 50 years on the use of thesauri to make searching for information more effective. The book does not discuss the principles and practice of construction of information retrieval thesauri in any detail, but concentrates on the search process and on the user interface through which a searcher interacts with a body of information resources. It is written clearly: each chapter begins and ends with a summary of its content, and the first and last chapters summarise the whole book. There are copious references throughout and a full index.</p> <p>As the author says in his conclusion:</p> <blockquote><p>'This book has taken a new approach to thesauri by critiquing the relevant literatures of a variety of communities who share an interest in thesauri and their functions but who are not, it should be noted, closely collaborating at this time – research communities such as library and information science, information retrieval, knowledge organization, human-computer interaction, information architecture, information search behavior, usability studies, search user interface, metadata-enabled information access, interactive information retrieval, and searcher education.'</p> </blockquote> <p>One consequence of these disparate approaches is that terminology varies across communities: there are many interpretations of the meaning of <em>facet, category, keyword </em>or<em> taxonomy</em>, for example, which the author acknowledges, but he then uses these terms without saying precisely what definition he gives them.</p> <h2 id="Information_Search_Processes">Information Search Processes</h2> <p>Chapters 2 and 3 review studies on how people go about searching for information, leading to the perhaps self-evident conclusion that there are two types of approach. If a specific and well-defined piece of information is sought, people will amend and refine their queries in the light of initial results to get closer to what they seek. On the other hand, if the search requirement is less well defined, a browsing or 'berrypicking' approach is adopted to explore a subject area, picking up and assembling pieces of information and changing the destination as the exploration progresses. Both these approaches use an iterative procedure, within which a thesaurus can serve to make a search more precise, in the first case, or to show the broader context, in the second.</p> <p>Chapter 4 deals with thesauri in Web-based search systems, and gives several examples of thesauri in digital libraries, subject gateways and portals, digital archives and linked data repositories. This is one way of grouping these examples, but it is not clear that there is any distinction in principle between the way thesauri can be used in each of them, or indeed in search interfaces to other types of document collections. The main distinction, which is not fully addressed, is whether the information resources being searched have been indexed with terms from the thesaurus being used, or whether the thesaurus is just a source of possible terms for searching the text, and possibly the metadata, of documents. More weight needs to be given to the statement in the introduction to ISO 25964 -1:</p> <blockquote><p>'If both the indexer and the searcher are guided to choose the same term for the same concept, then relevant documents will be retrieved. This is the main principle underlying thesaurus design ...'</p> </blockquote> <p>In fact the book generally talks about <em>terms</em> rather than the approach taken by the current standards of considering unambiguously defined <em>concepts</em>, with terms just serving as convenient labels for these. Each concept may have many labels by which it can be retrieved, including one chosen as <em>preferred</em> for each language covered by the thesaurus.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/will-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 review leonard will ansi cilip iso niso willpower information accessibility controlled vocabularies dewey decimal digital archive digital library graphics information architecture information retrieval interoperability lcsh linked data metadata repositories research search technology standards taxonomy thesaurus url usability visualisation vocabularies Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:00:00 +0000 lisrw 2451 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2012 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/tpdl-2012-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/tpdl-2012-rpt#author1">Anna Mastora</a> and <a href="/issue70/tpdl-2012-rpt#author2">Sarantos Kapidakis</a> report on TPDL 2012 held at Paphos, Cyprus, over 23-27 September 2012.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 16<sup>th</sup> International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2012 [<a href="#1">1</a>] was another successful event in the series of ECDL/TPDL conferences which has been the leading European scientific forum on digital libraries for 15 years. Across these years, the conference has brought together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries by addressing issues in the area where theoretical and applied research meet, such as digital library models, architectures, functionality, users, and quality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/tpdl-2012-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 event report anna mastora sarantos kapidakis city university london cni coalition for networked information google ionian university iso massachusetts institute of technology microsoft national technical university of athens open university princeton university the national archives university of cyprus university of malta university of strathclyde europeana archives blog data data set digital archive digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination facebook frbr graphics information retrieval interoperability linked data metadata multimedia natural language processing ontologies preservation research resource discovery search technology semantic web skos software standards thesaurus twitter visualisation Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:44:54 +0000 lisrw 2432 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Image 'Quotation' Using the C.I.T.E. Architecture http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/blackwell-hackneyBlackwell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/blackwell-hackneyBlackwell#author1">Christopher Blackwell</a> and <a href="/issue67/blackwell-hackneyBlackwell#author2">Amy Hackney Blackwell</a> describe with examples a digital library infrastructure that affords canonical citation for 'quoting' images, useful for creating commentaries, arguments, and teaching tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Quotation is the heart of scholarly argument and teaching, the activity of bringing insight to something complex by focused discussion of its parts. Philosophers who have reflected on the question of quotation have identified two necessary components: a name, pointer, or citation on the one hand and a reproduction or repetition on the other. Robert Sokolowski calls quotation a 'curious conjunction of being able to name and to contain' [<a href="#1">1</a>]; V.A. Howard is more succinct: quotation is 'replication-plus-reference' [<a href="#2">2</a>]. We are less interested in the metaphysical aspects of quotation than in the practical ones.</p> <p>The tools and techniques described here were supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. 0916148 &amp; No. 0916421. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).</p> <h2 id="Quotation">Quotation</h2> <p>Quotation, when accompanied by citation, allows us to bring the reader's attention to bear on a particular part of a larger whole efficiently and without losing the surrounding context. A work of Biblical exegesis, for example, can quote or merely cite 'Genesis 1:29' without having to reproduce the entire Hebrew Bible, or even the Book of Genesis; a reader can resolve that citation to a particular passage about the creation of plants, and can see that passage as a discrete node at the bottom of a narrowing hierarchy: Hebrew Bible, Genesis, Chapter 1, Verse 29. We take this for granted.</p> <p>Quoting a text is easy. But how can we quote an image? This remains difficult even in the 21st century where it is easy to reproduce digital images, pass them around through networks, and manipulate them on our desks.</p> <p>A scholar wishing to refer to a particular part of an image will generally do something like this: She will open one version of an image in some editing software, select and 'cut' a section from it, and 'paste' that section into a document containing the text of her commentary or argument. She might add to the text of her argument a reference to the source of the image. The language that describes this process is that of mechanical work&nbsp;– cutting and pasting&nbsp;– rather than the language of quotation and citation. The process yields a fragment of an image with only a tenuous connection to the ontological hierarchy of the object of study. The same scholar who would never give a citation to '<em>The Bible</em>, page 12' rather than to 'Genesis 1:29' will, of necessity, cite an image-fragment in a way similarly unlikely to help readers find the source and locate the fragment in its natural context.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/blackwell-hackneyBlackwell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 feature article amy hackney blackwell christopher blackwell clemson university furman university google harvard university national academy of sciences national science foundation university of virginia gnu homer multitext archives browser creative commons css data digital library doi dublin core firefox free software html identifier infrastructure java licence metadata namespace openoffice research safari schema software standards stylesheet tei thesaurus url urn vocabularies web browser xhtml xml xsl xslt zip Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1620 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk From Link Rot to Web Sanctuary: Creating the Digital Educational Resource Archive (DERA) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/scaife <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/scaife#author1">Bernard M Scaife</a> describes how an innovative use of the EPrints repository software is helping to preserve official documents from the Web.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><p>When I started as Technical Services Librarian at the Institute of Education (IOE) in September 2009, one of the first tasks I was given was to do something about all the broken links in the catalogue. Link rot [<a href="#1">1</a>] is the bane of the Systems Librarian's life and I was well aware that you had to run fast to stand still.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/scaife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 feature article bernard m scaife bbc becta google jisc national library of australia oai the national archives uk data archive university of london university of southampton archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development content management copyright creative commons data data mining digital preservation digitisation dspace eprints fedora commons higher education html identifier infrastructure interoperability lcsh library management systems licence metadata ms word multimedia national library oai-pmh open access preservation provenance repositories research schema search technology software thesaurus ulcc url xml Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1625 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Accidental Taxonomist http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/tonkin-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/tonkin-rvw#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> takes a look at a book on the work of the taxonomist and notes both merits and disappointments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Definitions">Definitions</h2> <p><strong>TAXON''OMY</strong>, n. [Gr. order, and law.] Classification; a term used by a French author to denote the classification of plants.<br />Webster's Revised Dictionary (1828 Edition) [<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> <p><strong>Tax*on"o*my </strong>(?), n. [Gr. an arrangement, order + a law.] That division of the natural sciences which treats of the classification of animals and plants; the laws or principles of classification.<br />Webster's Revised Dictionary (1913 Edition) [<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> <p>Taxonomy</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/tonkin-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 review emma tonkin ukoln university of bath university of oxford cataloguing content management controlled vocabularies ontologies research search technology semantic web software tagging taxonomy thesaurus visualisation vocabularies z39.50 Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1599 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Moving Towards Interoperability: Experiences of the Archives Hub http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/stevenson-ruddock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/stevenson-ruddock#author1">Jane Stevenson</a> and <a href="/issue63/stevenson-ruddock#author2">Bethan Ruddock</a> describe the work that the Archives Hub team has been doing to promote the sharing of content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/stevenson-ruddock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 feature article bethan ruddock jane stevenson courtauld institute of art jisc mimas university of london university of manchester archives hub dealing with data aggregation archives cataloguing data database digital archive ead interoperability portal repositories research resource discovery search technology software standards thesaurus ukad usability xml Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1546 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Information Science in Transition http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews an edited volume published to commemorate the founding of the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v3. 2010-05-19-13-35 REW updating with minor edits from author --><!-- v3. 2010-05-19-13-35 REW updating with minor edits from author --><p>Until it joined with the Library Association in 2002 to form the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Institute of Information Scientists was a professional organisation for those primarily working in scientific and technical information work. The chapters in this volume were first published in 2008 as a special issue of the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> to commemorate the founding of the institute in 1958. In accordance with this, many of the chapters provide a retrospective - sometimes even anecdotal - overview of developments in information science in the UK since the 1950s. While the approach of the volume is thematic, a major focus is on key initiatives and individuals, the latter including such luminaries as Jason Farradane, Cyril Cleverden and Karen Spärk Jones.</p> <p>Following a guest editorial by Brian Vickery, there are sixteen chapters in the book. While each chapter stands alone, conceptually the volume moves - with some exceptions - from largely retrospective reviews of past progress in information science by scholars of the older generation to overviews of current trends and technologies by their younger colleagues. Vickery's editorial tries to place information science in its historical context, explaining how the advent of digital computers and the Internet has transformed the discipline dramatically while simultaneously making its future more uncertain. This is also a view articulated by several of the volume contributors.</p> <p>The opening chapter is an attempt by Jack Meadows to discern the main research themes in UK information science over the past 50 years. A survey of the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> and other journals showed that the predominant theme was information retrieval, but that there was also important research being undertaken into information seeking, communication and bibliometrics. The chapter also tries to delineate some of the factors affecting information science research in the UK, for example noting the negative consequences of the demise of the old British Library Research and Development Department in the 1990s [<a href="#1">1</a>]. He concludes, however, on a positive note, pointing out that 'activities that were relatively marginal decades ago - such as automated information retrieval - are now at the heart of major growth industries' (p. 17). He also notes that the widening interest in information science concepts has brought in researchers from other disciplines - which is probably one of the key lessons of the whole book. In the second chapter, David Bawden (City University) again uses the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> as a means of exploring the development of the information science discipline itself, focusing on the underlying philosophical bases of the subject proposed by scholars like Bertie Brookes and Jason Farradane.</p> <p>The third chapter is by Stella Dextre Clarke. This is a retrospective of fifty years of knowledge organisation work in the information science domain that takes a partly anecdotal approach, attempting to illustrate 'how it felt to work in those times' (p. 45). Perhaps the best aspect of this is that it enables Dextre Clarke to give the reader a feel for what information retrieval could be like in the card-based pre-computer age. The chapter opens with a brief overview of the state of subject classification in the late 1950s, noting the continued practical predominance of enumerative schemes like the Dewey Decimal Classification while the theoreticians S. R. Ranganathan and Henry E. Bliss were still working away developing their (then) revolutionary ideas of 'faceted classification.' The focus then changes to the development of thesauri, noting the importance of Jean Aitchison's pioneering work on thesaurus construction. Dextre Clarke then provides a very brief overview of the role of controlled vocabularies in the early information retrieval tests conducted as part of the Aslib-Cranfield Research Project, a topic covered in more detail in the following chapter. Finally, moving to the present day, Dextre Clarke notes the continued importance of controlled vocabularies in the form of taxonomies and provides some pointers for a future Semantic Web.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 review michael day british library cilip edinburgh napier university indiana university library association london school of economics loughborough university microsoft stm ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of manchester university of sheffield university of wolverhampton citeulike bibliographic data bibliometrics blog controlled vocabularies copyright data data mining data set database dewey decimal digital library ejournal facebook flickr ict information retrieval institutional repository metadata national library open access privacy repositories research rss second life semantic web social software standards thesaurus twitter vocabularies web 2.0 wiki youtube Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1555 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Spinning a Semantic Web for Metadata: Developments in the IEMSR http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/tonkin-strelnikov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/tonkin-strelnikov#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> and <a href="/issue59/tonkin-strelnikov#author2">Alexey Strelnikov</a> reflect on the experience of developing components for the Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 2: incorporating Emma's final edits :REW --><!-- version 2: incorporating Emma's final edits :REW --><p>The IEMSR, a metadata schema registry, exists to support the development and use of metadata standards; in practice, what does this entail?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/tonkin-strelnikov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article alexey strelnikov emma tonkin ansi d-lib magazine ieee ilrt iso jisc niso ukoln university of bath w3c iemsr jisc information environment accessibility aggregation api application profile archives copyright data data model data set database dcap dcmi dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative framework frbr graphics html ieee lom internet explorer interoperability java jena knowledge base learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata metadata model metadata schema registry open source rdf repositories research resource description schema search technology semantic web software sparql standardisation standards sword protocol thesaurus url usability vocabularies web standards windows xml Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1471 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Annual Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/cig-2008-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/cig-2008-rpt#author1">Christina Claridge</a> reports on the conference, held 3-5 September 2008, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/cig-2008-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 event report christina claridge amazon bbc british library cilip dnb glasgow school of art intute nhs royal college of music talis ukoln university of huddersfield university of pennsylvania university of strathclyde university of warwick aida aacr2 archives bibliographic data cataloguing cloud computing controlled vocabularies copyright data digital library flickr framework frbr identifier information architecture interoperability lcsh library management systems librarything marc metadata national library portal rdf research resource description resource description and access schema search technology semantic web skos standards subject heading tag cloud tagging tgn thesaurus udc vocabularies Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1437 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Lost in the JISC Information Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/ross <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/ross#author1">Tony Ross</a> gives a personal reflection on his intellectual struggle to comprehend the JISC Information Environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/ross" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 feature article tony ross intute jisc ukoln university of bath university of strathclyde dner jisc information environment authority data blog cataloguing controlled vocabularies data digital library higher education infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer interoperability metadata metadata schema registry portal research resource discovery schema search technology thesaurus visualisation vocabularies web 2.0 web services Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1411 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="UKeiG_Courses_over_May_October_2008"><a name="events1"></a>UKeiG Courses over May – October 2008</h3> <h4 id="Searching_the_Internet:_Google_and_Beyond">Searching the Internet: Google and Beyond</h4> <p>Karen Blakeman<br />Friday 16 May 2008<br />University of Liverpool<br /><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/May/beyondgoogle.html">http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/May/beyondgoogle.html</a></p> <h4 id="Searching_the_Internet:_Google_and_Beyond-1">Searching the Internet: Google and Beyond</h4> <p>Karen Blakeman<br />Wednesday 11 June 2008<br />King's College London, Guy's Campus<br /><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/June/beyondgoogle.html">http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/June/beyondgoogle.html</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 news and events richard waller arl association of research libraries cilip cni coalition for networked information dcc google ieee imperial college london information today intute jisc kansas state university kings college london microsoft mla national e-science centre national library of the netherlands national science foundation oai oasis portico sakai school of oriental and african studies sherpa tilburg university university of aberdeen university of hull university of liverpool university of manchester university of nottingham vads wellcome trust digital academic repositories iesr iwmw repomman ridir archives authentication blog cataloguing cdwa controlled vocabularies copyright creative commons curation data database ddc digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories dublin core e-government e-learning e-research e-science fedora commons framework further education higher education html ict information retrieval interoperability intranet lcsh licence lom metadata multimedia national library oai-ore oasis saml ontologies open access open source personalisation portfolio preservation privacy repositories research saml search technology second life semantic web sharepoint shibboleth skos soap software srw standards tagging thesaurus url video visualisation vocabularies web 2.0 web development web resources web services wordnet youtube Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1398 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk E-Publication and Open Access in the Arts and Humanities in the UK http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/heath-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/heath-et-al#author1">Malcolm Heath</a>, <a href="/issue54/heath-et-al#author2">Michael Jubb</a> and <a href="/issue54/heath-et-al#author3">David Robey</a> review recent UK discussions and evidence about e-publishing and open access, their impact and implications for researchers in the arts and humanities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/heath-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 feature article david robey malcolm heath michael jubb ahds ahrc de montfort university google institute of historical research jisc microsoft oxford university press research information network university of birmingham university of cambridge university of leeds university of oxford university of wales university of york rioja accessibility archives curation data data set database digitisation dissemination ebook ejournal higher education ict interoperability jstor metadata open access preservation rae repositories research thesaurus usability Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1370 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Collaborative and Social Tagging Networks http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/tonkin-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author1">Emma Tonkin</a>, <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author2">Edward M. Corrado</a>, <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author3">Heather Lea Moulaison</a>, <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author4">Margaret E. I. Kipp</a>, <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author5">Andrea Resmini</a>, <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author6">Heather D. Pfeiffer</a> and <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author7">Qiping Zhang</a> gather a series of international perspectives on the practice of social tagging of documents within a community context.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Social tagging, which is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, and social indexing, allows ordinary users to assign keywords, or tags, to items. Typically these items are Web-based resources and the tags become immediately available for others to see and use. Unlike traditional classification, social tagging keywords are typically freely chosen instead of using a controlled vocabulary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/tonkin-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 feature article andrea resmini edward m. corrado emma tonkin heather d. pfeiffer heather lea moulaison margaret e. i. kipp qiping zhang amazon college of new jersey d-lib magazine google iso long island university new mexico state university rutgers university ukoln university of cambridge university of illinois citeulike aggregation blog cloud computing controlled vocabularies data data set digital library framework hypertext information architecture information retrieval interoperability knowledge management metadata mobile phone multimedia ontologies research search technology social networks software standards subject heading tag cloud tagging technorati thesaurus usability video vocabularies web 2.0 wiki Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1372 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Video Active Consortium: Europe's Television History Online http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ooman-tzouvaras <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/ooman-tzouvaras#author1">Johan Oomen</a> and <a href="/issue53/ooman-tzouvaras#author2">Vassilis Tzouvaras</a> provide an insight into the background and development of the Video Active Portal which offers access to television heritage material from leading archives across Europe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Europe's audiovisual heritage contains both a record and a representation of the past and as such it demonstrates the development of the 'audiovisual culture' we inhabit today. In this article we hope to offer an insight into the development of the Video Active Portal [<a href="#1">1</a>] which provides access broadcast heritage material retained by archives across Europe. We will explain how Video Active needed to find solutions for managing intellectual property rights, semantic and linguistic interoperability and the design of a meaningful user experience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ooman-tzouvaras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 feature article johan oomen vassilis tzouvaras apple google iso mpeg national technical university of athens netherlands institute for sound and vision oai royal holloway university of london university of utrecht w3c api archives data data management database digital archive digital library digitisation dublin core dublin core metadata initiative dvd flash framework hypertext ict information architecture infrastructure intellectual property interoperability itunes java jena learning objects metadata multimedia mysql oai-pmh ontologies open archives initiative open source owl portal preservation rdf rdfs repositories research resource description schema search technology semantic web sesame sparql standardisation standards streaming thesaurus video vocabularies web app web services windows windows media xml xml schema youtube Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1348 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ECDL 2007 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt#author1">Mahendra Mahey</a>, <a href="/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt#author2">Emma Tonkin</a> and <a href="/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt#author3">Robert John Robertson</a> report on the 2007 European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, held in Budapest, Hungary, over 16-22 September, 2007.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This was the first time this event was held in the majestic and architecturally impressive city of Budapest. It was organised by The Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI) [<a href="#1">1</a>] and held at the Europa Congress Centre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 event report emma tonkin mahendra mahey robert john robertson cetis dcc iso jisc ukoln university of bath university of glasgow university of liverpool university of strathclyde university of wales jisc information environment accessibility aggregation controlled vocabularies data database dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories dspace ebook framework identifier information retrieval information society infrastructure interoperability library management systems linux medical subject headings metadata multimedia ocr ontologies operating system preservation repositories research search technology software tagging thesaurus vocabularies web 2.0 windows wireless xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1357 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/kidmm-rpt#author1">Conrad Taylor</a> reports on the KIDMM knowledge community and its September 2007 one-day conference about data, information and knowledge management issues.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="About_KIDMM">About KIDMM</h2> <p>The British Computer Society [<a href="#1">1</a>], which in 2007 celebrates 50 years of existence, has a self-image around engineering, software, and systems design and implementation. However, within the BCS there are over fifty Specialist Groups (SGs); among these, some have a major focus on 'informatics', or the <em>content</em> of information systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 event report conrad taylor anglia ruskin university bsi google library of congress nhs ordnance survey the national archives ukoln university of bolton university of london university of manchester wikipedia adobe algorithm archives ascii born digital browser cataloguing controlled vocabularies csv cybernetics data data management data mining data set database digital archive digital asset management dublin core e-government e-learning ead eportfolio foia framework geospatial data gis google maps identifier information retrieval information society interoperability location-based services metadata mis named entity recognition ontologies portfolio preservation provenance repositories research search technology sgml software standards tagging text mining thesaurus vocabularies wiki xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1358 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk IWMW 2007: Next Steps for the Web Management Community http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/iwmw-2007-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/iwmw-2007-rpt#author1">Shirley Keane</a> reports on the wide range of presentations given at this year's Institutional Web Management Workshop.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Torrential rain, thunder and lightening provided the backdrop to the Institutional Web Management Workshop [<a href="#1">1</a>], held this year at the University of York. Dramatic as they were, the conditions did not in any way dampen the enthusiasm of the delegates over the three days. The programme this year consisted of plenary sessions, discussion groups, parallel sessions and the famed social events. New this year was the IWMW Innovation Competition, where participants were invited to submit lightweight examples of innovative uses of Web technologies as well as the IWMW logo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/iwmw-2007-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 event report shirley keane amazon apple edge hill university kings college london nottingham trent university oxford university computing services ukoln university college london university of aberdeen university of bath university of cambridge university of oxford university of salford university of york iwmw wikipedia accessibility amazon web services api blog cataloguing cloud computing content management copyright creative commons data digital identity e-business facebook firefox further education hcard higher education html information architecture mashup microformats open data open source portal research search technology software tag cloud technorati thesaurus usability vcard web 2.0 web app web development web services web standards wiki xml Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1335 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Creativity in Networked Environments: The COINE Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/brophy-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/brophy-et-al#author1">Geoff Butters</a>, <a href="/issue51/brophy-et-al#author2">Amanda Hulme</a> and <a href="/issue51/brophy-et-al#author3">Peter Brophy</a> describe an approach to enabling a wide range of users to create and share their own stories, thus contributing to the development of cultural heritage at the local level.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/brophy-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 feature article amanda hulme geoff butters peter brophy bbc cerlim jisc manchester metropolitan university the national archives accessibility archives copyright data database digitisation graphics information society infrastructure interoperability mac os metadata passwords preservation provenance research schema search technology thesaurus url usability video youtube Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1305 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Why Ask Me, and Does 'X' Mark the Spot? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> takes a look at different versions of Ask to see how it is developing and looks at how it is emerging from its servant roots.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 feature article phil bradley amazon bbc google microsoft internet archive wikipedia archives blog bmp cache data digital library file format flickr identifier rss search technology thesaurus url video wayback machine wordnet zip Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1310 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Information Architecture for the World Wide Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/doyle-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/doyle-rvw#author1">Keith Doyle</a> reviews the 3rd edition of the primary reference book for practising in-house staff and consultants responsible for the development of institutional information architecture.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Information architecture helps people find the information they want, whether it's a prospective student looking for a course, or staff using the intranet. It is mostly concerned with how people browse and search the institutional Web site, and with how knowledge is shared. People working in information architecture are likely to be responsible for institutional Web strategy; global links on the corporate template; the institutional search engine, site map and index; institutional analytics; portals and primary stakeholder home pages; content management and content management systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/doyle-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 review keith doyle university of salford blog content management controlled vocabularies information architecture intranet metadata research search technology software tagging taxonomy thesaurus vocabularies wireframe Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1322 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Considering a Marketing and Communications Approach for an Institutional Repository http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/gierveld <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/gierveld#author1">Heleen Gierveld</a> proposes a market-oriented approach to increase the rate of deposit to an institutional repository.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Institutional Repositories (IR) are a result of the vision to collect, secure, and provide access to scholarly publications in a novel, digital way, mostly initiated by the institutional library. Various factors have contributed to the emergence of these repositories, including technological innovations which allow a new form of collection management of a university's output, the desire to counteract the 'serials crisis', and the opportunity of promoting wide dissemination and quick access to publications.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/gierveld" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article heleen gierveld arl california digital library cni d-lib magazine jisc massachusetts institute of technology sherpa techne press romeo accessibility archives copyright data data set database digital library digital object identifier digitisation dissemination doi framework higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository metadata open access portal preservation repositories research search technology thesaurus url windows Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1270 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk e-Books for the Future: Here but Hiding? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/whalley <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/whalley#author1">Brian Whalley</a> outlines some developments in e-book technologies and links them to existing ways of presenting textbook information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/whalley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article brian whalley bbc cetis google hewlett-packard jisc massachusetts institute of technology queens university of belfast eboni jorum ples project gutenberg wikipedia wikisource aggregation archives bibliographic data blog browser cataloguing copyright creative commons data database digital asset management digital library digital repositories dspace e-learning ebook ejournal exif file format flash google books higher education hypertext internet explorer interoperability itunes learning objects licence mac os metadata mobile mp3 multimedia open source podcast portal rae repositories research rss scorm search technology software sql standards syndication thesaurus vle widget wiki wireless youtube Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1271 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Immaculate Catalogues, Indexes and Monsters Too... http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/cig-2006-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/cig-2006-rpt#author1">David E. Bennett</a> reports on the three day residential CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, during September 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Restful accommodation and pleasant food prepared the delegates for the carefully balanced mix of social networking sessions and challenging seminars. Everyone was extremely friendly and most proved to be erudite socialites, networking in some cases with great assertiveness and sense of purpose.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/cig-2006-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 event report david e. bennett british library cilip goldsmiths college imperial college london loughborough university the national archives university of london university of manchester university of oxford aimss suncat aacr2 accessibility aggregation algorithm application profile archives ascii bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing controlled vocabularies database digital archive digital library e-government e-learning framework identifier interoperability isbd marc metadata multimedia ocr onix ontologies opac portal rae rdf repositories research resource description resource description and access resource discovery restful search technology semantic web software standards tagging taxonomy thesaurus unicode usability video vocabularies web resources xml z39.50 Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1279 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Serving Services in Web 2.0 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/vanveen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/vanveen#author1">Theo van Veen</a> shows with the help of an example, how standardised descriptions of services can help users control the integration of services from different providers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"I want my browser to recognise information in Web pages and offer me functionality to remix it with relevant information from other services. I want to control which services are offered to me and how they are offered."</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/vanveen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article theo van veen amazon google oai oreilly ajax algorithm api archives bibliographic data bibliographic record browser cataloguing context objects in spans data database dublin core firefox framework google scholar html identifier javascript knowledge base metadata metadata model microformats oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl owl personalisation portal schema search technology semantic web soa soap sru standardisation standards stylesheet tagging thesaurus uddi url usability web 2.0 web services wsdl xml xsl xslt z39.88 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1234 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Second Digital Repositories Programme Meeting http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a> and <a href="/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt#author2">Mahendra Mahey</a> report on a 2-day JISC Digital Repositories Meeting focusing on project clusters working together and other related issues held by JISC in Warwick, UK over 27-28 March 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) Digital Repositories Programme [<a href="#1">1</a>] held its second Programme meeting towards the end of March. Following in the collaborative tradition set by last October's joint Programme meeting with the Digital Preservation and Asset Management Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>], this gathering was themed around the cluster groups established by the Digital Repositories Programme [<a href="#3">3</a>] and included many guests from other JISC areas of work and beyond.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report julie allinson mahendra mahey cetis dcc jisc oai oais open university ordnance survey sherpa ukoln university of bath university of hull university of leicester university of southampton university of worcester wellcome trust cd-lor claddier ebank uk geoxwalk grade project iemsr iesr iri scotland jisc information environment jorum midess opendoar perx preserv prowe r4l repomman repository bridge romeo sherpa plus sherpa romeo stargate archives browser copyright curation data data management data set database digital curation digital media digital object identifier digital preservation digital repositories doi drm e-learning electronic theses eprints fedora commons geospatial data gis handle system identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability learning objects metadata metadata schema registry multimedia oai-pmh open access open archives initiative preservation repositories research resource management schema search technology service registry standards thesaurus uddi uri web services wiki xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1238 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Recipe for Cream of Science: Special Content Recruitment for Dutch Institutional Repositories http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/vanderkuil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/vanderkuil#author1">Martin Feijen</a> and <a href="/issue45/vanderkuil#author2">Annemiek van der Kuil</a> describe the Cream of Science Project, part of the DARE Programme, which generated a Web site offering open access to almost 25,000 publications by 207 prominent scholars across the Netherlands.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Results">Results</h2> <h3 id="Cream_of_Science:_The_Challenge">Cream of Science: The Challenge</h3> <p>One of the key challenges of the DARE Programme [<a href="#1">1</a>] is to encourage scholars to deposit digital versions of their research output in a university archive (institutional repository) that, in turn, can make this output accessible on the Internet. With this in view, a project called Cream of Science was initiated in the summer of 2004. One of the prime aims of Cream of Science is to unlock top quality content to the scientific community and make it more easily and digitally accessible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/vanderkuil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 feature article annemiek van der kuil martin feijen cni coalition for networked information google jisc leiden university oai royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences sherpa tilburg university university of utrecht digital academic repositories archives blog copyright data database dspace google scholar identifier infrastructure institutional repository metadata oai-pmh open access open archives initiative repositories research search technology software standardisation standards thesaurus Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1188 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> casts his eye over image search engines.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I last looked at image search engines in <a href="../../issue25/search-engines/ ">my column</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] back in September 2000 , which in Internet terms is probably equivalent to several decades, so I decided that it was time to revisit the subject to see what has changed. Having recently become interested in photography, I know that I certainly use a lot of image search engines now that I didn't use then, but there are also one or two old faithfuls still out there.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 regular column phil bradley google microsoft tasi browser cataloguing digital library flickr graphics research search technology standards thesaurus url Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1193 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Librarian's Experience of E-Government http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/inman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/inman#author1">Jane Inman</a> 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.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>E-Government is essentially about improving service delivery in central and local government. Our customers expect a level of service and access to services, which is effective, efficient and convenient. They want to be able to make contact with government at a time and in a way which fits in with their lives. In order to deliver excellent public services in customer-focused ways we have to use the available technology to its very best advantage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/inman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 feature article jane inman american library association cilip warwickshire county council cataloguing controlled vocabularies database e-government foi foia information architecture metadata sms thesaurus vocabularies web development Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1114 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk How the Use of Standards Is Transforming Australian Digital Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/campbell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/campbell#author1">Debbie Campbell</a> explains how the exploitation of recent standards has allowed the National Library of Australia to digitise its collections and host federated search services and provide an improved service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Library of Australia (NLA) has been able to achieve new business practices such as digitising its collections and hosting federated search services by exploiting recent standards including the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), handles for persistent identification, and metadata schemas for new types of content. Each instantiation of the OAI-PMH opens up new ways of creating and managing our digital libraries while making them more accessible for learning, teaching and research purposes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/campbell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article debbie campbell google national library of australia national library of new zealand oai oclc ukoln university of queensland ebank uk eprints uk aacr2 archives bibliographic data bibliographic database browser cataloguing data database digital archive digital library dublin core e-science eprints framework handle system higher education html identifier infrastructure lcsh marc marc21 metadata national library oai-pmh open access open archives initiative persistent identifier preservation preservation metadata repositories research resource discovery schema search technology software standards thesaurus uri url Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1084 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Tap Into Bath http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/baud-chapman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/baud-chapman#author1">Alison Baud</a> and <a href="/issue40/baud-chapman#author2">Ann Chapman</a> describe the development of a database of archive, library and museum collections in Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since 1999, when it was first proposed to use metadata for collection-level description within the Research Support Libraries Programme (<a href="http://www.rslp.ac.uk/">RSLP</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>], there has been steadily growing interest in this new method of supporting resource discovery. A number of collection-level description databases have now been created in the UK, funded through national initiatives. However, little documentation is available on how these were designed and created.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/baud-chapman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 feature article alison baud ann chapman nhs ukoln university of bath accessibility archives bibliographic data collection description controlled vocabularies data database higher education html interoperability lcsh medical subject headings metadata mysql open source research resource discovery rslp schema search technology software standards thesaurus vocabularies xhtml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1054 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk World Wide Web Conference 2004 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/www2004-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/www2004-rpt#author1">Dave Beckett</a> reports on the international WWW2004 conference held in New York, 19-21 May 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www2004.org/">WWW2004</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] was the 13th conference in the series of international World Wide Web conferences organised by the IW3C2 (International World Wide Web Conference Committee). This was the annual gathering of Web researchers and technologists to present the latest work on the Web and Web standardisation at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/www2004-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report dave beckett amazon google ibm microsoft university of bristol university of southampton w3c algorithm blog browser cookie data dns hypertext lucene mobi mobile mobile phone ontologies open source owl privacy rdf repositories research rss search technology semantic web skos standardisation standards thesaurus uri web app web development wireless xml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1066 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Towards the Digital Aquifer: Introducing the Common Information Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/miller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/miller#author1">Paul Miller</a> discusses current efforts by UK agencies to collaborate on a Common Information Environment that meets the diverse needs of current and future consumers of digital content and services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <dl> <dt><strong>aquifer</strong> <em>n</em></dt> <dd>underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc</dd> </dl> <p class="indent"><small><a href="http://www.nisus.com/Thesaurus/">Nisus Thesaurus</a> 1.0.1. All rights reserved.<br />Using the <a href="http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/~wn/">WordNet</a> 1.7 database, © 2001 Princeton University </small></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/miller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article paul miller bbc becta british library google jisc mla nhs princeton university the national archives ukoln jisc information environment adobe aggregation archives blog curation data database digitisation e-government e-learning e-science internet explorer interoperability personalisation portal repositories research search technology thesaurus wordnet Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1028 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JISC Terminology Services Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/terminologies-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/terminologies-rpt#author1">Sarah Shreeves</a> reports on a one-day workshop on current developments and future directions for JISC terminology services held in London, February 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Co-sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and UKOLN, the JISC Terminology Services Workshop was held at the CBI Conference Centre in London on 13 February 2004. Terminology services are networked services which use knowledge organisation systems (such as ontologies, controlled vocabularies, and classification systems) that can be accessed at certain stages of the production and use of metadata.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/terminologies-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 event report sarah shreeves becta cerlim dcc jisc library of congress manchester metropolitan university mla nhs oclc ukoln university of glamorgan university of glasgow university of illinois university of manchester university of southampton university of strathclyde jisc information environment archives bibliographic data controlled vocabularies data ddc dewey decimal digital library e-learning e-science framework ict identifier infrastructure interoperability lcsh learning objects medical subject headings metadata ontologies owl portal rdf research resource description rslp schema search technology semantic web taxonomy terminology service thesaurus vocabularies Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1041 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Experiences of Harvesting Web Resources in Engineering Using Automatic Classification http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/lindholm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/lindholm#author1">Kjell Jansson</a>, <a href="/issue37/lindholm#author2">Jessica Lindholm</a> and <a href="/issue37/lindholm#author3">Tomas Schoenthal</a> describe the work in setting up a Web index that uses automatic classification as a means for the selection of resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The story behind Engine-e [<a href="#1">1</a>], a recently created robot-generated Web index, is best told by starting in 1994 with the development and maintenance of EELS (Engineering Electronic Library, Sweden) [<a href="#2">2</a>], a manually indexed quality-controlled subject gateway in Engineering. EELS was accompanied by the experimental robot-generated index, "All" Engineering [<a href="#3">3</a>], created within the DESIRE framework [<a href="#4">4</a>]. The solution used already in "All" Engineering is similar to that of Engine-e, but with some distinct differences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/lindholm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 feature article jessica lindholm kjell jansson tomas schoenthal elsevier google lund university algorithm cataloguing copyright data database digital library framework html php research search technology software standards subject gateway subject heading thesaurus url usability vocabularies web resources z39.50 Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 991 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata Wanted for the Evanescent Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/maccoll-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/maccoll-rpt#author1">John MacColl</a> reports on Schemas and Ontologies: Building a Semantic Infrastructure for the GRID and Digital Libraries: a one-day workshop at the e-Science Institute, May 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This event was organised jointly by UKOLN and the <a href="http://www.nesc.ac.uk/">National e-Science Centre</a> (NESC) [<a href="#1">1</a>]. <b>Liz Lyon</b>, Director of <b>UKOLN</b>, gave the introduction, reminding us that this was the second UKOLN-NESC workshop. The first happened about a year ago, bringing together the digital library and Grid computing communities for the first time. The presentations were as follows:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/maccoll-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 event report john maccoll becta elsevier ieee jisc library of congress national e-science centre oclc ukoln university of edinburgh university of glamorgan university of manchester university of southampton jisc information environment application profile archives cataloguing copyright data data model database dcmi dewey decimal digital library digital preservation dublin core e-learning e-science framework ieee lom infrastructure interoperability lom marc metadata multimedia namespace ontologies open source owl preservation preservation metadata rdf research resource sharing schema search technology semantic web software standards taxonomy thesaurus uddi unicode uri url visualisation vocabularies web services xml Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 977 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a id="1" name="1"></a></p> <h3 id="The_7th_Institutional_Web_Management_Workshop_:">The 7th Institutional Web Management Workshop :</h3> <h4 id="Supporting_Our_Users">Supporting Our Users</h4> <p><em>[April 2003]</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 news and events philip hunter british library eduserv jisc jisc collections oclc open university ukoln university of kent jisc information environment archives cataloguing copyright ddc digital library dublin core e-learning e-science framework higher education lcsh mobile learning national library portal research resource discovery search technology software terminology service thesaurus web development Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 959 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Sharing History of Science and Medicine Gateway Metadata Using OAI-PMH http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/little <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/little#author1">David Little</a> outlines the resource sharing arrangements between the MedHist gateway and the Humbul hub, using the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and some of the issues it has raised.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The MedHist gateway [<a href="#1">1</a>] was launched in August 2002, providing access to a searchable and browsable catalogue of high quality, evaluated history of medicine Internet resources. MedHist has been funded and developed by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine [<a href="#2">2</a>], but is hosted by the BIOME health and life sciences hub [<a href="#3">3</a>], and as such is part of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/little" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 feature article david little library of congress oai ukoln wellcome library wellcome trust sosig aggregation archives cataloguing collection development css data database dublin core interoperability javascript medical subject headings metadata national library oai-pmh opac open archives initiative rdf repositories resource description resource discovery resource sharing rss search technology standards thesaurus url z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 923 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cultural Heritage Language Technologies: Building an Infrastructure for Collaborative Digital Libraries in the Humanities http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/rydberg-cox <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/rydberg-cox#author1">Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox</a> describes the work of the Cultural Heritage Language Technologies consortium, a research group funded by the European Comission Information Society Technologies program and the United States National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The field of classics has a long tradition of electronic editions of both primary and secondary materials for the study of the ancient world. Large electronic corpora of Greek and Latin texts are available from groups such as the <i>Thesaurus Linguae Graecae</i>, the <i>Packard Humanities Institute</i>, and the <i>Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri</i>, and in the Perseus Digital Library [1].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/rydberg-cox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 feature article jeffrey rydberg-cox ieee imperial college london national science foundation oai tufts university university of cambridge perseus algorithm archives browser cataloguing data data set digital library dublin core framework html hypertext information retrieval infrastructure interoperability knowledge management library catalogs metadata multimedia open archives initiative preservation provenance repositories research search technology sgml software standards thesaurus url visualisation vocabularies xml Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 924 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk NetLab's Digital Library Gâteau http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/netlab-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/netlab-conference#author1">Jessica Lindholm</a> reports from the conference "NetLab and friends: Tribute and outlook after 10 years of digital library development". The conference was held in Lund, Sweden 10-12 April 2002.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Every_future_must_have_a_past">Every future must have a past</h3> <p>How did you celebrate your tenth birthday? Perhaps by making a nice birthday cake with all your favourite ingredients to share with your friends? NetLab [<a href="#1">1</a>], the research and development department at Lund University Libraries [<a href="#2">2</a>], celebrated its tenth anniversary in April 2002 with a three-day conference in Lund, Sweden [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/netlab-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 feature article jessica lindholm amazon google heriot-watt university ifla ilrt jisc lund university oai oclc ukoln university of bath university of bristol eevl aggregation archives bath profile bibliographic data browser cataloguing collection description copyright data dcmi digital library digitisation dtd dublin core dublin core metadata initiative framework frbr identifier interoperability intranet ldap marc metadata namespace national library network protocol ontologies portal preservation rdf rdfs repositories research resource description rss schema search technology semantic web software standards thesaurus url vocabularies xml xml namespaces z39.50 Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 888 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Collection Description in Focus http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/collection-workshops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/collection-workshops#author1">Clare McVeigh</a> and <a href="/issue32/collection-workshops#author2">Dierdre Wildy</a>: A Report on the Collection Description Focus Workshops, Nov 2001-Mar 2002</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the increasing emphasis being placed on improving access to the content of research resources in the UK, the importance of collection description as a means of ensuring that access has received a great deal of attention in recent years. The resultant debate that has surrounded the concept of collection description has been particularly fuelled by the work of the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP) and the many projects it has sponsored over the past three years [1].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/collection-workshops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 feature article clare mcveigh dierdre wildy british library university of edinburgh archives hub archives collection description copyright data dissemination metadata research resource discovery rslp schema standards thesaurus url Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 890 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk