Table of contents: issue58 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1015/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 58: People Still Matter http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 58.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having returned once more to the fray somewhat chastened by the experience of eye surgery, alone and without a general anaesthetic (with apologies to Rumpole and the late lamented John Mortimer [<a href="#1">1</a>] ), but hugely impressed by the ministrations of the NHS, I am struck once again by the enormous importance of people, both within the community that <em>Ariadne</em> serves as well as those domains beyond, and in which all are nonetheless increasingly, but quite naturally, dependent on technology for their success.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 editorial richard waller bnf digital preservation coalition google jisc nhs oai the national archives ukoln europeana versi accessibility application profile archives bibliographic data cataloguing data data management digital library digital preservation digitisation dublin core e-research e-science ebook frbr higher education hypertext infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata metadata model moodle oai-pmh portal preservation repositories research simple dublin core software vle Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1448 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Addendum to Issue 58: Ariadne Readers Survey http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/survey#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces the Ariadne survey.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Firstly if you have over-ridden your pop-up-suppressor or elected to complete the survey later, or indeed have already completed the survey, please accept my thanks. Having come across three requests in succession to complete a survey the other day, I am conscious of the cost in your time, though I have no doubt those surveys were all as important as <em>Ariadne</em>’s.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 editorial richard waller ukoln Fri, 30 Jan 2009 18:36:28 +0000 editor 1685 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting eResearch: The Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/borda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/borda#author1">Ann Borda</a> reports on the Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative (VeRSI).</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- This version is version index-v3.html being the implementation of edits missed in the final revised author file - REW --><!-- This version is version index-v3.html being the implementation of edits missed in the final revised author file - REW --><p>The Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative (VeRSI) [<a href="#1">1</a>] was the first State-funded initiative of its kind in Australia.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/borda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article ann borda deewr dest jisc monash university university of melbourne versi archives authentication data data management data set database dissemination e-research e-science framework ict infrastructure multimedia mysql open source research shibboleth software video visualisation web 2.0 wiki Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1449 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Preserving Local Archival Heritage for Ongoing Accessibility http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/boyle-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/boyle-et-al#author1">Frances Boyle</a>, <a href="/issue58/boyle-et-al#author2">Alexandra Eveleigh</a> and <a href="/issue58/boyle-et-al#author3">Heather Needham</a> describe the recent digital preservation initiatives in the local authority archives sector.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Digital preservation is an area which is pervasive and challenging for many sectors – it impinges on the landscape from high-level business and e-government to an individual's personal digital memories. One sector where the challenges of preservation and long-term access to resources are well rehearsed is within the archives sector. There has been innovative research within the archives community including the Paradigm [<a href="#1">1</a>] and the DARP [<a href="#2">2</a>] projects.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/boyle-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article alexandra eveleigh frances boyle heather needham british library digital preservation coalition the national archives west yorkshire archive service accessibility archives cataloguing curation digital archive digital curation digital preservation digital repositories digitisation droid e-government edrms framework higher education ict infrastructure jpeg metadata preservation repositories research software tiff Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1450 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The MrCute Repository: The Next Phase http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/brady <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/brady#author1">Helen Brady</a> describes the MrCute repository project and its potential impact on the digital learning object-sharing community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/brady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article helen brady ims jisc worcester college of technology jorum blog copyright dissemination institutional repository learning objects metadata moodle open source repositories research search technology usability video vle Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1451 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Assessing FRBR in Dublin Core Application Profiles http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/chaudhri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/chaudhri#author1">Talat Chaudhri</a> makes a detailed assessment of the FRBR structure of the Dublin Core Application Profiles funded by JISC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Efforts to create standard metadata records for resources in digital repositories have hitherto relied for the most part on the simple standard schema published by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) [<a href="#1">1</a>], the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, more commonly known as 'simple Dublin Core' [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/chaudhri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article talat chaudhri jisc oai ukoln university of bath university of warwick geospatial application profile images application profile lmap tbmap application profile bibliographic data cataloguing copyright data data model dcap dcmi digital repositories doc domain model dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative eprints file format frbr geospatial data gis identifier interoperability metadata metadata model namespace oai-pmh open access rdf relax ng repositories research schema scholarly works application profile search technology simple dublin core software standards url video vocabularies xml Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1452 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The European Film Gateway http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/eckes-segbert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/eckes-segbert#author1">Georg Eckes</a> and <a href="/issue58/eckes-segbert#author2">Monika Segbert</a> describe a Best Practice Network funded under the eContentplus Programme of the European Commission, which is building a portal for access to film archival resources in Europe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The European Film Gateway (EFG) [<a href="#1">1</a>] is one in a series of projects funded by the European Commission, under the eContent<em>plus</em> Programme, with the aim of contributing to the development and further enhancement of Europeana - the European digital library, museum and archive [<a href="#2">2</a>]. Officially launched on 20 November 2008, the prototype Europeana service provides access to about four million digital objects from archives, audio-visual archives, museums and libraries across Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/eckes-segbert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article georg eckes monika elbert deutsches filminstitut google iso mpeg oai europeana aacr2 accessibility aggregation archives cataloguing cidoc-crm controlled vocabularies copyright crm data database digital library digital media digitisation dublin core ead framework frbr identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata oai-pmh open source p/meta portal preservation repositories request for comments research resource description and access rfc schema search technology software sru standardisation standards tagging unicode vocabularies z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1453 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk An Awfully Big Adventure: Strathclyde's Digital Library Plan http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/law#author1">Derek Law</a> describes how the University of Strathclyde is choosing to give priority to e-content and services instead of a new building.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>By Scottish standards, Strathclyde is a new university, being a mere two hundred years old. It is a large university with 20,000 students, some forty departments covering most disciplines other than medicine and a huge programme of continuing professional development (CPD). Set up as 'a place of useful learning' it has always specialised in the applied disciplines – business, engineering, professional training (teachers, lawyers and social workers) and has set out to be quite different from its better-known competitors.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article derek law google university college london university of strathclyde archives blog born digital cataloguing copyright data digital asset management digital library digitisation ebook ejournal google books institutional repository marc rae repositories research search technology software wiki Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1454 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Time to Change Our Thinking: Dismantling the Silo Model of Digital Scholarship http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/nichols <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/nichols#author1">Stephen G. Nichols</a> argues that humanists need to replace the silo model of digital scholarship with collaborative ventures based on interoperability and critical comparison of content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is no longer anything exotic about digital humanities projects. Almost every humanities faculty has at least one. But like humanities disciplines themselves, digital projects too often exist in lonely splendour, each in its own sub-disciplinary silo. Classicists have their project(s), Middle English scholars post Chaucer and Langland manuscripts, while French medievalists have sites for major genres or authors from the troubadours to Christine de Pizan, and beyond. The situation is not appreciably different for digital humanities projects dealing with modern topics.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/nichols" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article stephen g. nichols arl bnf johns hopkins university mla national science foundation stanford university university of cambridge accessibility archives cloud computing curation data data set database digital library digitisation graphics interoperability licence provenance repositories research social networks standards Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1455 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk dev8D: JISC Developer Happiness Days http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/jisc-dev8d-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/jisc-dev8d-rpt#author1">Julian Cheal</a> reports on the 5-day JISC's Developer Happiness Days event held at Birckbeck College, London over 16 - 21 February 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Firstly some background as to why dev8D came about. David Flanders (JISC) and Ben O'Steen (Oxford University Library Services) over the years have attended many conferences: what they found were that the places and talks from which they benefited most were outside the programmed seminars and presentations. It was during conversations between sessions at these events with other developers, managers, delegates that they felt learned most.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/jisc-dev8d-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 event report julian cheal bbc british museum jisc microsoft open university ukoln university of bath university of liverpool university of oxford university of southern queensland blog data dspace eprints fedora commons firefox higher education interoperability json open source programming language python repositories rss screencast search technology software twitter url video youtube Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1456 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Data Preservation and Long-term Analysis in High-Energy Physics http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/dplta-hep-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/dplta-hep-rpt#author1">Richard Mount</a> reports on the First Workshop on Data Preservation and Long-Term Analysis in High-Energy Physics, held at DESY (Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron), Hamburg, Germany, on 26-28 January 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/dplta-hep-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 event report richard mount cornell university dcc science and technology facilities council slac national accelerator laboratory archives ascii data data set database digital curation framework infrastructure interoperability linux ocr open access operating system portfolio preservation research search technology software standards Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1457 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Fall Meeting http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/sun-pasig-2008-11-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/sun-pasig-2008-11-rpt#author1">Paul Walk</a> reports on the Sun-PASIG winter meeting held in Baltimore, USA on 18-20 November 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I had managed to miss the previous two PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group)[<a href="#1">1</a>] meetings, so was delighted to find myself finally able to participate by attending the Fall meeting. Conveniently the event was arranged to follow immediately the SPARC Digital Repositories meeting [<a href="#2">2</a>], also held in Baltimore, and which I also attended.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/sun-pasig-2008-11-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 event report paul walk amazon cni georgia institute of technology library of congress national science foundation pasig stanford university sun microsystems ukoln university of alberta university of bath university of california berkeley university of illinois ndiipp repomman archives cloud computing curation data data management data model data set database digital curation digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dspace e-science fedora commons flash frbr infrastructure interoperability metadata open access preservation provenance rdf repositories research search technology soa software sparql sword protocol url Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1458 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/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 name="events1"></a></p> <h2 id="JISC_Digital_Media_formerly_TASI_Training_Schedule">JISC Digital Media (formerly TASI) Training Schedule</h2> <p>Four brand new courses are on offer for the 2009 season dealing with:</p> <ul> <li>Finding free images online</li> <li>Editing and managing images using Photoshop Lightroom 2</li> <li>Audio Production (recording lectures, seminars, interviews and podcasts)</li> <li>Digitising analogue video recordings.</li> </ul> <p>Courses are already filling up fast and several courses now have multiple dates to accommodate demand.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 news and events richard waller amazon arl association of research libraries cilip cni jisc jisc digital media kingston university loughborough university mla national library of the netherlands oclc serials solutions stanford university tasi the national archives university of chicago university of washington victoria university impact project accessibility adobe aggregation archives copyright curation data database digital curation digital library digital media digital repositories digitisation dissemination e-learning e-research ebook framework higher education information retrieval infrastructure knowledge management licence metadata mobile multimedia national library ocr open access optical character recognition photoshop podcast preservation repositories research resource discovery resource management rss semantic web video Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1459 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Presentation Zen - Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/guy-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/guy-rvw#author1">Marieke Guy</a> gets in touch with her inner PowerPoint Zen.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you ever get the feeling that your slides aren't quite making the grade? Have you ever been to an event and seen someone really good present, someone who has slides that are a bit different, slides that made you sit up and listen? Have you wondered how you could make the transition from 'boring, run-of-the mill' presenter to 'exciting, inspiring' presenter?</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/guy-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 review marieke guy apple ukoln university of bath blog data research Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1460 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Integrating Geographic Information Systems Into Library Services http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/lafortune-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/lafortune-rvw#author1">Sylvie Lafortune</a> reviews a much needed work on offering GIS services in libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>No one will dispute that geographic information is an integral part of contemporary life. Who has not looked up driving directions on MapQuest or used Google Earth to look at a city of interest on their personal computer? And most cars manufactured in the last few years can come equipped with GPS technology. Interestingly enough, though, most users of these tools have only a vague idea that they are based on digital geospatial data such as satellite imagery and digital elevation models (DEM).</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/lafortune-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 review sylvie lafortune google laurentian university bibliographic data data database geospatial data gis interoperability metadata preservation research software vocabularies Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1461 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Making Sense With Metadata http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/tonkin-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/tonkin-rvw#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> takes a look at an impressive new book on the topic of metadata design, implementation and evaluation in theory and practice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The casual visitor to the area of digital library research could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed by the sheer mass and complexity of the world of metadata, not to mention the speed at which things move on. It is in no sense a rare occurrence, even for those taking an active role in the field, to find that something else has changed and that one has, as they say in other walks of life, 'missed a memo'.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/tonkin-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 review emma tonkin ukoln university of bath application profile bibliographic data dcmi digital library dublin core dublin core metadata initiative infrastructure interoperability metadata namespace repositories research schema standards Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1462 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Transformative Learning Support Models in Higher Education http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/ward-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/ward-rvw#author1">Sarah Ward</a> considers a work which brings together perspectives on learner support from academics, librarians and student support professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>At Sheffield Hallam University we are encouraged, and have the opportunity, to work with colleagues from other professional backgrounds. Learning and IT Services is about to merge with Student and Academic Services to form Student and Learning Services. This opens up exciting possibilities for cross-team working with the student experience at the centre of our remit; so I was very interested to read this book.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/ward-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 review sarah ward jisc sheffield hallam university university of bradford university of cumbria university of the highlands and islands higher education research Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1463 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk