Table of contents: issue59 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1026/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 59: The Loneliness of the Long-distance Worker http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 59.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am grateful to <strong>Marieke Guy</strong> not least since she still manages to write for <em>Ariadne</em> when she has her own blog [<a href="#1">1</a>] on remote working to maintain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 editorial richard waller duraspace jisc ukoln e-framework hydra iemsr jisc information environment remap project repomman application profile blog content management copyright data data model digital preservation e-government e-research fedora commons framework higher education ict infrastructure metadata metadata schema registry oer open access preservation remote working repositories research schema semantic web software sparql virtual research environment vle Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1464 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk e-Framework Implements New Workplan http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/dolphin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/dolphin#author1">Ian Dolphin</a> and <a href="/issue59/dolphin#author2">Phil Nicholls</a> describe recent and forthcoming developments from the e-Framework Partnership for Education and Research.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/dolphin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article ian dolphin phil nicholls amazon deewr dest jisc oreilly sakai university of bolton university of hull university of sheffield e-framework wikipedia data digital library e-learning framework ict infrastructure interoperability operating system preservation repositories research service oriented architecture soa software standards twitter uportal Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1465 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The REMAP Project: Steps Towards a Repository-enabled Information Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/green-awre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/green-awre#author1">Richard Green</a> and <a href="/issue59/green-awre#author2">Chris Awre</a> investigate what role a repository can play in enabling and supporting the management and preservation of its own digital content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 2 following receipt of authorial byline : REW --><!-- version 2 following receipt of authorial byline : REW --><p>This article describes the recently completed REMAP Project undertaken at the University of Hull, which has been a key step toward realising a larger vision of the role a repository can play in supporting digital content management for an institution. The first step was the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)-funded RepoMMan Project that the team undertook between 2005 and 2007 [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/green-awre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article chris awre richard green glasgow caledonian university harvard university jisc kings college london stanford university the national archives university of hull university of virginia clif hydra jisc information environment remap project repomman archives browser content management data digital preservation doc droid dublin core fedora commons framework information architecture institutional repository metadata mods preservation repositories rss schema search technology software standards tiff url web services Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1466 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Support Framework for Remote Workers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/guy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/guy#author1">Marieke Guy</a> follows up on her two previous articles for Ariadne with an overview of an evolving structure to provide consistent support to UKOLN colleagues who work remotely.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/guy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article marieke guy ucisa ukoln university of bath university of london blog data dissemination framework higher education ict intranet multimedia remote working research software twitter video Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1467 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Encouraging More Open Educational Resources With Southampton's EdShare http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/morris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/morris#author1">Debra Morris</a> describes the EdSpace Institutional Exemplar Project and the early development of EdShare for sharing learning and teaching materials within and beyond the institution.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- Version 3: Accommodating new reference from Debra Morris and ++1 reference list; 20090611 REW --><!-- Version 3: Accommodating new reference from Debra Morris and ++1 reference list; 20090611 REW --><p>The University of Southampton has around 22,000 students across six campuses: five in the city of Southampton and one in Winchester. It is a broad-based, research-intensive institution, a member of the Russell Group of UK Universities.</p> <p>The University comprises three Faculties: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Maths; Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, and the Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/morris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article debra morris blackboard cilip google ieee jisc university of southampton edspace jorum accessibility bibliometrics blackboard learning system content management copyright creative commons curation e-learning eprints facebook flickr framework infrastructure intellectual property managed learning environment metadata oer open access open source portal repositories research search technology software tagging url usability vle web 2.0 webct wiki youtube Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1468 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk To VRE Or Not to VRE?: Do South African Malaria Researchers Need a Virtual Research Environment? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer#author1">Heila Pienaar</a> and <a href="/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer#author2">Martie van Deventer</a> identify the requirements of a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for malaria researchers in South Africa.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 4: 200906051150 to accommodate final table correction and fuller conclusion; awaitng ref 12 content-REW --><!-- version 4: 200906051150 to accommodate final table correction and fuller conclusion; awaitng ref 12 content-REW --><p>Worldwide, the research paradigm is in the process of expanding into eResearch and open scholarship. This implies new ways of collaboration, dissemination and reuse of research results, specifically via the Web. Developing countries are also able to exploit the opportunity to make their knowledge output more widely known and accessible and to co-operate in research partnerships.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article heila pienaar martie van deventer british library google jisc microsoft university of oxford university of pretoria bvreh ibvre mrc myexperiment algorithm blog browser curation data data management data set database dissemination document management e-learning e-research e-science framework google scholar graphics identifier infrastructure intellectual property java knowledge management ms word open source passwords portal portfolio repositories research search technology social networks software video virtual research environment web 2.0 wiki Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1469 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EThOS: from Project to Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/russell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/russell#author1">Jill Russell</a> describes the impact the new Electronic Theses Online Service is making on the availability of UK doctoral theses.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 3. Incorporating author final edit of last item in feedback section-REW --><!-- version 3. Incorporating author final edit of last item in feedback section-REW --><p>EThOS [<a href="#1">1</a>] (Electronic Theses Online Service) opened up access to UK doctoral theses in January 2009. It is a service by and for the research community. Although EThOS is still in beta version, it is already changing the way theses are accessed and is helping to raise the visibility of UK research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/russell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article jill russell british library jisc oai university of birmingham ethosnet uk theses digitisation project accessibility archives cataloguing copyright database digital preservation digitisation dissemination electronic theses higher education intellectual property metadata open access open archives initiative preservation repositories research search technology standards web services Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1470 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 Three Perspectives on the Evolving Infrastructure of Institutional Research Repositories in Europe http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/vernooy-gerritsen-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/vernooy-gerritsen-et-al#author1">Marjan Vernooy-Gerritsen</a>, <a href="/issue59/vernooy-gerritsen-et-al#author2">Gera Pronk</a> and <a href="/issue59/vernooy-gerritsen-et-al#author3">Maurits van der Graaf</a> report on the most significant results from two surveys conducted to provide an overview of repositories with research output in the European Union.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since 2006, the EU-sponsored DRIVER Project has aimed to build an interoperable, trusted and long-term repository infrastructure. As part of the DRIVER Project, a survey was carried out in order to obtain an overview of repositories with research output in the European Union in 2006 [<a href="#1">1</a>]. This study was updated by an expanded survey in 2008, in which 178 institutional research repositories [<a href="#2">2</a>] from 22 European countries participated. In this article we will present the most important results [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/vernooy-gerritsen-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article gera pronk marjan vernooy-gerritsen maurits van der graaf google loughborough university oai surffoundation gnu opendoar accessibility archives cataloguing copyright data data set digital repositories dspace eprints fedora commons google scholar identifier infrastructure institutional repository interoperability metadata oai-pmh open access persistent identifier personalisation repositories research search technology software url video Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1472 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Publish and Cherish With Non-proprietary Peer Review Systems http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/waaijers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/waaijers#author1">Leo Waaijers</a> urges Open Access-mandating research funders to extend OA publishing conditions by stimulating the market.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now that publications are increasingly being enriched with databases and audio-visual elements, the need for non-proprietary review systems – that is, peer review systems that do not require the assignment of copyright to the organiser of the peer review i.e. the publisher - is becoming ever-more pressing. Although there is a steadily growing number of peer-reviewed Open Access journals [<a href="#1">1</a>] and an active Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association [<a href="#2">2</a>], the supply fails to keep pace with the demand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/waaijers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article leo waaijers michel wesseling sherpa stm university of utrecht wellcome trust romeo accessibility aggregation algorithm copyright data database dissemination framework ftp ict infrastructure open access preservation repositories research standards Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1473 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) 2009 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/lilac-2009-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/lilac-2009-rpt#author1">Rosie Jones</a> reports on a three-day conference about Information Literacy held by CILIP CSG Information Literacy Group at Cardiff University over 30 March - 1 April 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>LILAC celebrated its fifth birthday in style in what proved to be a fantastic venue, Cardiff University. This occasion was commemorated with tour t-shirts available for all the delegates. The conference proved more popular than ever with a record number of presentations submitted and over 240 delegates from across the UK and worldwide. There were also seven funded places for Library students to attend, a fantastic investment in the profession for the future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/lilac-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 event report rosie jones american library association cardiff university college of new jersey google imperial college london jisc london metropolitan university loughborough university manchester metropolitan university princeton university sconul university of birmingham university of cambridge university of leeds university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of plymouth university of sheffield university of the west of england university of worcester argosi itunes u jorum wikipedia aac blog database e-learning flash framework higher education information retrieval itunes learning objects marc multimedia podcast refworks research search technology social software twitter video vle youtube Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1474 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk IMPACT Conference: Optical Character Recognition in Mass Digitisation http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/impact-2009-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author1">Lieke Ploeger</a>, <a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author2">Yola Park</a>, <a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author3">Jeanna Nikolov-Ramirez Gaviria</a>, <a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author4">Clemens Neudecker</a>, <a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author5">Fedor Bochow</a> and <a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author6">Michael Day</a> report from the first IMPACT Conference, held in The Hague, Netherlands on 6-7 April, 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/impact-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 event report clemens neudecker fedor bochow jeanna nikolov-ramirez gaviria lieke ploeger michael day yola park abbyy austrian national library british library content conversion specialists d-lib magazine google ibm institute for dutch lexicology kings college london national library of australia national library of the netherlands ukoln university of bath university of munich university of salford impact project internet archive archives born digital copyright data data set database digital library digital preservation digitisation framework information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability jpeg 2000 national library ocr optical character recognition preservation research search technology software vocabularies xml Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1475 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk From Cultural Heritage to Digital Knowledge: Building Infrastructures for a Global Knowledge Society http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/ifla-3p-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/ifla-3p-rpt#author1">Astrid Recker</a> reports on the 3rd IFLA Presidential Meeting, held by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) in Berlin over 19-20 February 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/ifla-3p-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 event report astrid recker ifla europeana aggregation archives bibliographic data cataloguing data digital archive digital library digitisation e-learning higher education ict information society infrastructure learning platforms metadata mobile moodle national library portal repositories research resource sharing search technology software standardisation Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1476 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Handshake Session at International Repositories Infrastructure Workshop, Amsterdam http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/handshake-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/handshake-rpt#author1">Adrian Stevenson</a> highlights the Handshake Session which formed part of the International Repositories InfrastructureWorkshop, at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Amsterdam, held over 16-17 March 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I was a participant in the repository handshake group discussions at the JISC-, SURF- and DRIVER-funded International Repositories Workshop in Amsterdam in March 2009 [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Motivation for deposit was widely discussed at the start of the day. It also became apparent after a few hours that the premise of the discussions, i.e. 'repository handshake', was not a universally clear concept. Some felt the term referred to technical protocols, and some to business processes. There was a general feeling that the term might be too broad to be helpful.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/handshake-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 event report adrian stevenson cornell university edina jisc oai ukoln university of bath jorum sword project api data data management identifier infrastructure interoperability metadata oai-pmh open access repositories research schema standards visualisation wiki Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1477 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure Software Sustainability http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/nsf-2009-03-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/nsf-2009-03-rpt#author1">Paul Walk</a> reports on a two-day NSF-sponsored workshop held at Indiana University, on 26-27 March 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I was recently invited to attend a 'Software Sustainability Workshop', organised by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and hosted by Indiana University at its University Place Conference Center in Indianapolis. The invitation, which included a call for position papers, described the event as follows:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/nsf-2009-03-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 event report paul walk ibm indiana university johns hopkins university massachusetts institute of technology microsoft national science foundation ncsa sakai ukoln university of bath wikipedia apache cloud computing e-learning e-science framework gpl higher education infrastructure intellectual property licence linux open source operating system provenance repositories research software video Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1478 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/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> <h3 id="Digital_Preservation_The_Planets_Way">Digital Preservation – The Planets Way</h3> <p>Royal Library Copenhagen, Denmark<br />22-24 June 2009<br /><a href="http://www.planets-project.eu/events/copenhagen-2009/">http://www.planets-project.eu/events/copenhagen-2009/</a></p> <p>Does your organisation know what to preserve digitally for the future? Do you want to discuss your strategies for digital preservation with colleagues and experts? Do you know how to preserve your collections for the future? Do you know which tools and services to use for this?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 news and events richard waller amazon city university london cni coalition for networked information dcc duraspace elsevier information today intute jisc jisc collections loughborough university mla oclc oucs oxford university computing services research information network science and technology facilities council the national archives tilburg university ukoln university college london university of california berkeley university of cambridge university of glamorgan university of oxford entag jisc information environment jorum aggregation archives blog cataloguing content management controlled vocabularies data database dewey decimal digital curation digital library digital preservation dissemination dspace e-learning e-research e-science fedora commons higher education html information retrieval infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability linked data mashup metadata mobile multimedia ontologies open access open source podcast portal portfolio preservation repositories research resource discovery schema search technology semantic web social software software standards tagging tei url usability vocabularies web 2.0 web app web resources wiki xml Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1479 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Making Digital Cultures - Access, Interactivity, and Authenticity http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/coelho-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/coelho-rvw#author1">Lina Coelho</a> finds this study of the cultural terrain of modern institutions, where digital and analogue objects co-exist, both challenging and thought-provoking.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This book is about cultural continuity and change. It focuses on the debates about the impact of 'new technology' and 'the digital age' on the shaping of cultural spaces, the discourses between 'producers' and 'consumers' and the changing fabric of modern institutions. The effects of various digitisation endeavours on institutional identities and practices and on individual behaviours are analysed in order to demonstrate how digital technologies are 'enfolded into the fabric of specific institutional and broader cultural environments.'</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/coelho-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 review lina coelho archives digital media digitisation Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1480 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/lafortune-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/lafortune-rvw#author1">Sylvie Lafortune</a> reviews a book which addresses the following question: From e-government to t-government. How will libraries keep up?</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- final edits from author re-read 20090610 REW --><!-- final edits from author re-read 20090610 REW --><p>Today, most governments in developing countries provide essential services and information to their citizens exclusively via the World Wide Web. The benefit of this new means of dissemination is that information is current, available 24/7 and for the most part, downloadable. The downside of this model is that government Web pages are unstable and not always well designed, often making information difficult to locate. This new 'digital government information environment' poses a myriad of challenges which this book addresses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/lafortune-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 review sylvie lafortune american library association laurentian university jisc information environment archives cd-rom data dissemination dvd e-government geospatial data gis preservation resource discovery Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1481 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Reader Development in Practice http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/luthmann-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/luthmann-rvw#author1">Abigail Luthmann</a> examines a varied collection of approaches to the topic of reader development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This book spans a wide-ranging approach to reader development, including contributions from an author, a poet, a bookseller, academics, librarians, literature development workers and a not-otherwise-affiliated reading group member.</p> <p>It certainly provides a decent overview of the very different ways individuals engage with literature, some very relevant to public library practice (my field), others of more abstract interest, and some perhaps less relevant.</p> <p>The book is formed in five themed sections and I shall examine each of them in turn.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/luthmann-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 review abigail luthmann manchester metropolitan university west sussex county council cataloguing ebook Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1482 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Sketching Tomorrow - The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/tonkin-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/tonkin-rvw#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> takes a look at an ambitious work on the relationship of modern society to information and communication technologies and observes more sins of omission than commission.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the introduction to this 227-page work [<a href="#1">1</a>], editors Eugene Loos, Enid Mante-Meijer and Leslie Haddon provide a concise history of the organisation underlying the research area - the social dynamics of information and communication technology, or ICT to those on first-name terms - and the political stance that called it into being. The European Commission and national governments, it seems, are of the opinion that information and communication technologies as a whole can be seen as enablers for the furtherance of democratic society.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/tonkin-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 review emma tonkin ukoln university of bath data flash framework gnome ict mobile personalisation research sms twitter Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1483 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk