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This page provides an overview of 255 articles related to 'resource discovery', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Resource discovery encompasses locating and retrieving information in large, complex networked environments, including the internet. As volume increases year on year, digital information can be increasingly hard to find. JISC's resource discovery work seeks to provide advanced technical solutions that can help users within academia find their way through volumes of information, and more easily access published material. (Excerpt from this source)

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Metadata related to 'resource discovery' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'resource discovery': 255 (14.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'resource discovery' across all Ariadne articles: 542
  • Average number of references to 'resource discovery' per Ariadne article: 2.13
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'resource discovery': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'resource discovery': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'resource discovery':

  1. renato iannella (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. roddy macleod (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. lorcan dempsey (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The History of History

Stephen Smith explains the background to the relaunch of IHR-Info as HISTORY.

November 1997, issue12, project update

The Future Is Hybrid: Edinburgh

John MacColl and Philip Hunter report on 'The Future is Hybrid' project day in Edinburgh.

March 2001, issue27, event report

The Distributed National Electronic Resource and the Hybrid Library

Stephen Pinfield and Lorcan Dempsey with an overview of the DNER.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

The Concept of the Portal

Paul Miller gives his personal view of the portal and its varieties, both in the wild and on the drawing board.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

The Bath Profile Four Years On: What's Being Done in the UK?

Fraser Nicolaides gives us his take on the conference to review the implementation of the Bath Profile in the UK, July 2003.

July 2003, issue36, event report

The 4th WWW Conference in Boston

Debra Hiom and John Kirriemuir provide an informal report from the "cutting edge" of Web development.

January 1996, issue1, feature article

The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After

Lorcan Dempsey considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Tap Into Bath

Alison Baud and Ann Chapman describe the development of a database of archive, library and museum collections in Bath.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

Syndicated Content: It's More Than Just Some File Formats?

Paul Miller takes a look at issues arising from the current enthusiasm for syndicating content to portals or other web sites, and offers some guidelines for good practice.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Survive or Thrive

Ed Fay reports on a two-day conference organised by UKOLN on behalf of JISC to consider growth and use of digital content on the Web, which was held in Manchester in June 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Supporting Material for Database Training, or 'Here’s One I Prepared Earlier'

Alison McNab looks at the wealth of resources available for trainers provided by the information service and content providers within JISC-supported services.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Sun Preservation and Archive Special Interest Group: May 2008 Meeting

Vicky Mays and Ian Dolphin review the Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) meeting held in San Francisco in May 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

Subject-Based Information Gateways

Linda Kerr and Roddy MacLeod attended the recent CEI meeting at the Policy Studies Institute, London.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Subject Repositories: European Collaboration in the International Context

Dave Puplett reports on the conference Subject Repositories: European Collaboration in the International Context held at the British Library in January 2010. The conference launched Economists Online (EO), an innovative economics subject repository.

January 2010, issue62, event report

Subject Portals

Judith Clark describes a three-year project to develop a set of subject portals as part of the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) development programme.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Sharing History of Science and Medicine Gateway Metadata Using OAI-PMH

David Little 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.

January 2003, issue34, feature article

Scientific, Industrial, and Cultural Heritage: A Shared Approach

Lorcan Dempsey presents a research framework for libraries, archives and museums prepared for the European Commission.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Saving the Sounds of the UK in the UK SoundMap

Maureen Pennock and Chris Clark introduce an innovative initiative from the British Library to map a 12-month soundscape of the UK.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

ROUTES Project

Una O'Sullivan describes the Open University ROUTES project.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

ROADS: Resource Organisation and Discovery in Subject-Based Services

Rachel Heery, the ROADS Research Officer, describes this project from the Access to Network Resources area of the Electronic Libraries Programme. The deliverables of this project will constitute a large portion of the underlying software for most of the other projects in the same programme area, as well as other eLib and non-eLib projects, and therefore is one of the more crucial facets of the overall programme.

May 1996, issue3, project update

Review: The Digital Factor in Information and Library Services

Book review by Bruce Royan.

January 2003, issue34, review

Review: Online Searching (Library Association)

Pete Cliff reviews the Library Association's guide: Online Searching.

March 2000, issue23, review

Review: Building Community Information Networks

Pete Cliff reviews 'Building community information networks: strategies and experiences,' edited by Sheila Pantry.

June 2000, issue24, review

Retrospective on the RDN

Debra Hiom, in the first of a two-part series on the Resource Discovery Network, looks back at the development of the RDN and its activities to date.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Research Libraries Engage the Digital World: A US-UK Comparative Examination of Recent History and Future Prospects

Clifford Lynch looks at how the emergence of e-research has changed our thinking about the future of research libraries on both sides of the Atlantic.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

RDN: Resource Discovery Network

Alistair Dunning reviews the launch of the RDN (Resource Discovery Network)

December 1999, issue22, feature article

RDN/LTSN Partnerships: Learning Resource Discovery Based on the LOM and the OAI-PMH

Andy Powell and Phil Barker explore the technical collaboration currently underway between the RDN and the LTSN and describe the RDN/LTSN LOM Application Profile and its use to support resource discovery.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

RDN Timeline

Debra Hiom provides a timeline of the RDN's development, which accompanies her main article.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Public Libraries: Creating Websites for E-citizens -The Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002

Penny Garrod reports on the Public Library Web Managers workshop, November 2002, held in Bath.

January 2003, issue34, event report

Public Libraries Corner: MODELS 5 Workshop Report and Futures

Sarah Ormes gives a report on the recent MODELS 5 workshop and its outcomes.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: A Public Library Metadata Initiative

Sally Criddle introduces an initiative to extend current developments in the use of metadata to the public library community.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Public Libraries Corner

Sally Criddle reports on Resurrection: a new life for powerful public libraries.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Projects Into Services: The UK Experience

Peter Brophy reviews the experience of the UK academic sector in turning digital library projects into sustainable services.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Project GOLD: Supporting Distance Learning Students

Derek Morisson describes an e-learning project which was the antithesis of the current trend towards multifunction, and invariably expensive, Virtual Learning Environments and sophisticated Managed Learning Environments.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 8

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

March 1997, issue8, editorial

Portals, Portals Everywhere

Ian Dolphin, Paul Miller and Robert Sherratt report on two conferences over the summer which explored the progress being made in deploying institutional portals of various forms.

October 2002, issue33, event report

Planet-SOSIG

Angela Joyce shares her personal impressions from the recent European Digital Libraries Conference in Bath; Emma Place introduces a new seminar series to support online information seeking in the social sciences.

October 2004, issue41, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Welfare Reform Digest

Jennie Grimshaw gives a personal account of the creation of the Welfare reform digest.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Internet Training for the Social Sciences

Debra Hiom and Emma Place announce the RDN virtual training suite.

September 2000, issue25, regular column

Planet SOSIG: DESIRE Training for the Distributed Internet Cataloguing Model

Lesly Huxley looks at the work of the project DESIRE: Training for the Distributed Internet Cataloguing Model.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

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