Overview of content related to 'university of bristol' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/12/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Making Citation Work: A British Library DataCite Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/datacite-2013-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/datacite-2013-rpt#author1">Alex Ball</a> reports on a workshop on practical data citation issues for institutions, held at the British Library, London, on 8 March 2013.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Friday, 8 March 2013, I attended the fifth in the series of DataCite workshops run by the British Library [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The British Library Conference Centre was the venue for this workshop on the theme 'Making Citation Work: Practical Issues for Institutions'. I counted myself lucky to get a place: the organisers had had so much interest they had started a reserve list for the event.&nbsp; I could believe it as it was standing room only at one point, though an awkwardly placed pillar may have contributed to that.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/datacite-2013-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 event report alex ball ahds badc british library california digital library datacite dcc science and technology facilities council ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of edinburgh university of exeter university of nottingham university of york open exeter api archives blog cataloguing content negotiation data data citation data management data set digital curation digital object identifier doi framework higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property metadata open access persistent identifier preservation repositories research schema standards url video vocabularies Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:38:46 +0000 lisrw 2478 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Crisis Information Management http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/tonkin-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/tonkin-rvw#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> offers a review of a thought-provoking overview of crisis informatics.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In her introduction to this collection, Hagar [<a href="#1">1</a>] – who coined the term ‘crisis informatics’ [<a href="#2">2</a>] - begins by providing the following definition of the term ‘crisis’ (taken from Johnston, <em>The Dictionary of Human Geography</em>,&nbsp; 2002 [<a href="#3">3</a>]) - ‘an interruption in the reproduction of economic, cultural, social and/or political life’. This book discusses crises as diverse as wartime disruption, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, viruses and terrorist activity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/tonkin-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 review emma tonkin american library association bbc jisc library of congress ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of oxford jisc information environment data management data visualisation dissemination dublin core framework infrastructure metadata preservation repositories research search technology tagging twitter usability Sat, 06 Jul 2013 21:26:52 +0000 lisrw 2474 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Second British Library DataCite Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/datacite-2012-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/datacite-2012-rpt#author1">Alex Ball</a> reports on a one-day workshop on metadata supporting the citation of research data, held at the British Library, London, on 6 July 2012.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Friday, 6 July 2012 I made my way to the British Library Conference Centre for the second in a series of DataCite workshops [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The theme was <em>Describe, Disseminate, Discover: Metadata for Effective Data Citation</em>. In welcoming us to the event, <strong>Lee-Ann Coleman</strong>, Head of Scientific, Technical and Medical Information at the British Library, said there had been some doubt as to whether anyone would turn up to an event about metadata, but as it happened there were 36 of us, drawn from across the UK and beyond.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/datacite-2012-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 event report alex ball british library datacite dcc iso oais science and technology facilities council ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of oxford apache application profile archives cataloguing content management data data citation data management data set database digital curation doi dublin core foaf identifier infrastructure intellectual property marc metadata ontologies portal preservation prism rdf repositories research schema software standards url Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:54:47 +0000 lisrw 2366 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Eduserv Symposium 2012: Big Data, Big Deal? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/eduserv-2012-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/eduserv-2012-rpt#author1">Marieke Guy</a> attended the annual Eduserv Symposium on 10 May 2012 at the Royal College of Physicians, London to find out what are the implications of big data for Higher Education Institutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The annual Eduserv Symposium [<a href="#1">1</a>] was billed as a ‘must-attend event for IT professionals in Higher Education’; the choice of topical subject matter being one of the biggest crowd-drawers (the other being the amazing venue: the Royal College of Physicians). The past few years have seen coverage of highly topical areas such as virtualisation and the cloud, the mobile university and access management.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/eduserv-2012-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 event report marieke guy amazon cetis dcc eduserv google jisc orcid oreilly oxford internet institute ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of california berkeley university of leicester university of oxford webtrends wellcome trust dealing with data impact project accessibility algorithm big data blog cloud computing curation data data management data set database digitisation gis google analytics google trends hadoop higher education infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer irods learning analytics mobile nosql oer open data open source remote working research twitter usb Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:48:45 +0000 lisrw 2370 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Kultivating Kultur: Increasing Arts Research Deposit http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/gramstadt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/gramstadt#author1">Marie-Therese Gramstadt</a> discusses how the JISC-funded Kultivate Project is encouraging arts research deposit in UK institutional repositories.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Funded by the Deposit strand [<a href="#1">1</a>] JISC Information Environment programme and led by the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS), a Research Centre of the University for the Creative Arts, Kultivate will increase arts research deposit in UK institutional repositories.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/gramstadt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 feature article marie-therese gramstadt falmouth university goldsmiths college google jisc leiden university microsoft royal college of art university for the creative arts university of bristol university of chicago university of exeter university of glasgow university of huddersfield university of london university of nottingham university of southampton university of the arts london vads depositmo jisc information environment opendoar reposit repositories support project romeo rsp web2rights archives blog cataloguing copyright curation data database dspace eprints exif framework google search graphics institutional repository metadata multimedia open access open source portfolio repositories research research information management schema screencast search technology software sword protocol vocabularies Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:06:59 +0000 lisrw 2140 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MyMobileBristol http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/jones-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/jones-et-al#author1">Mike Jones</a>, <a href="/issue67/jones-et-al#author2">Simon Price</a>, <a href="/issue67/jones-et-al#author3">Nikki Rogers</a> and <a href="/issue67/jones-et-al#author4">Damian Steer</a> describe the rationale, aims and progress of MyMobileBristol, highlighting some of the challenges and opportunities that have arisen during the project.</p> </div> </div> </div> The MyMobileBristol Project is managed and developed by the Web Futures group at the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT), University of Bristol [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The project has a number of broad and ambitious aims and objectives, including collaboration with Bristol City Council on the development or adoption of standards with regard to the exchange of time- and location-sensitive data within the Bristol region, with particular emphasis on transport, the environment and sustainability. <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/jones-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 feature article damian steer mike jones nikki rogers simon price ilrt jisc jisc techdis ordnance survey ukoln university of bristol w3c web futures datagovuk devcsi mca mobile campus assistant mymobilebristol apache api atom authentication blog browser bsd cataloguing content management data data set database dissemination e-research e-science framework geospatial data gis higher education html intellectual property java javascript jena ldap licence machine learning mobile mobile phone native app native applications open data open source operating system portal portfolio rdf research resource description restful rss search technology semantic web smartphone software sparql sql standards usability web app web browser web services wiki wireless xml Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1622 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Piloting Web Conferencing Software: Experiences and Challenges http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/prior-salter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/prior-salter#author1">Julian Prior</a> and <a href="/issue67/prior-salter#author2">Marie Salter</a> report on their experiences piloting Elluminate Live! at the University of Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><p>In the current fiscal climate faced by educational institutions in the UK, elearning tools and technologies that promise efficiency savings as well as enhancing the quality and quantity of course offerings are gaining popularity. One such technology is Web conferencing where lectures, seminars, meetings or presentations take place online and allow for remote participation and collaboration via audio, video, instant chat and a virtual 'whiteboard.'[<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/prior-salter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 feature article julian prior marie salter alt alt-c aston university blackboard google jisc open university qik ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of exeter university of hertfordshire university of winchester samson wikipedia adobe blog browser data e-learning elluminate firefox further education higher education internet explorer java licence mobile moodle multimedia oer open access open source operating system portfolio safari software streaming usb video vle web browser webinar windows Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1623 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Never Waste a Good Crisis: Innovation and Technology in Institutions http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/cetis-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/cetis-2010-rpt#author1">Tore Hoel</a> reports on the CETIS 2010 Conference, 15 - 16 November 2010 at the National College for Leadership of Schools and Childrens' Services Conference Centre, Nottingham.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>'I get a feeling that we are on a...' [The hands make a gesture to show the stern of a sinking ship].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/cetis-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 event report tore hoel cetis iso jisc massachusetts institute of technology national university of ireland oslo university college university of bristol university of nottingham university of southampton e-framework wikipedia archimate blog cloud computing creative commons data e-learning facebook framework higher education ict identifier linked data lod machine learning mashup metadata mobile oer open data open source passwords rdf rdfa research search technology semantic web social software sparql standardisation standards uri wiki windows Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1612 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Intute Reflections at the End of an Era http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/joyce-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/joyce-et-al#author1">Angela Joyce</a>, <a href="/issue64/joyce-et-al#author2">Linda Kerr</a>, <a href="/issue64/joyce-et-al#author3">Tim Machin</a>, <a href="/issue64/joyce-et-al#author4">Paul Meehan</a> and <a href="/issue64/joyce-et-al#author5">Caroline Williams</a> look back at the history and achievements of Intute, and reflect on lessons learned as the service enters its final year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/joyce-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 feature article angela joyce caroline williams linda kerr paul meehan tim machin ahrc bbc british library google hea heriot-watt university intute jisc linden lab mimas ukoln university of bristol university of glamorgan university of huddersfield university of manchester university of oxford wellcome trust automatic metadata generation eevl elib jisc information environment mobile internet detective sosig wikipedia blog cataloguing curation data database digitisation dissemination google scholar higher education metadata mobile personalisation research resource discovery search technology second life software tagging twitter vim vocabularies web 2.0 web browser web resources widget Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1564 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/iwmw-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/iwmw-2010-rpt#author1">Keith Doyle</a> provides a personal perspective on a conference organised by UKOLN for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This was the 13th Institutional Web Management Workshop [<a href="#1">1</a>] to be organised by UKOLN [<a href="#2">2</a>] held at the University of Sheffield from 12 to 14 July 2010.&nbsp;The theme was 'The Web in Turbulent Times' [<a href="#3">3</a>]. As such, there was a healthy balance of glass-half-empty-doom-and-gloom, and glass-half-full-yes-we-can.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/iwmw-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 event report keith doyle canterbury christ church university eduserv google ilrt oxford university computing services terminalfour ukoln university college london university of bristol university of cambridge university of oxford university of salford university of sheffield university of the west of england w3c iwmw memento mobile campus assistant wikipedia accessibility apache blog browser cocoa content management css curation data data visualisation datamining facebook firefox framework geospatial data gis hashtag higher education html html5 hypertext information architecture linked data mashup metadata mobile mobile phone opera plone portal qr code rdfa research rss search technology sharepoint smartphone social web software taxonomy twitter usability video videoconferencing visualisation web app web development web services webkit widget wookie wordpress xcri xml Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1569 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Eduserv Symposium 2010: The Mobile University http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/eduserv-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/eduserv-2010-rpt#author1">Shailey Minocha</a> reflects on the one-day symposium organised by Eduserv in May 2010. The aim of the event was to discuss whether and how mobile technology will play a significant role in the delivery of UK Higher Education in the future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/eduserv-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 event report shailey minocha blackboard canterbury christ church university edge hill university eduserv google massachusetts institute of technology open university oucs ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of edinburgh university of oxford university of plymouth university of sheffield university of wolverhampton itunes u accessibility ajax android augmented reality blog browser cataloguing cloud computing data e-learning facebook framework higher education html html5 infrastructure ipad iphone itunes junaio location-based services mobile mobile learning mobile phone open source operating system podcast qr code research search technology smartphone sms social software software twitter url usability video web 2.0 web services webkit wiki wikitude wireless Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1573 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Don't You Know Who I Am? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/paschoud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/paschoud#author1">John Paschoud</a> looks into identity and access management in the pre-digital and digital age, and describes how the JISC Identity Management Toolkit can help us manage identities better.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Way back in prehistory, when libraries were buildings with books in, identity management was a pretty simple challenge for them. A library was either truly 'public', in which case you did not care who came in (the more people, the more popular you were, which was 'a good thing'). Otherwise, you had to be a member, and the security officer on the door knew your face, or you could show him (it was usually a 'him', then) a card or something to prove you were a member.</p> <p>For a library to trust you to take some of its books away with you (without hiding them under your coat), you usually did have to be a member, and becoming a member entailed some sort of registration process in which you might have to prove who you were with some official-looking document. The details of each member could be recorded in some sort of register, and a card issued. Effectively taking someone's membership away again, for whatever reason, was a bit more difficult - unless there was an opportunity to wrest the precious library card from them physically!</p> <h2 id="Admissions_Rules">Admissions Rules</h2> <p>A few years ago now our Projects Team at the London School of Economics (LSE) Library [<a href="#1">1</a>] was involved in documenting and analysing the admissions rules of academic libraries in London. This was before our own library agreed to provide full access to 'the general public' (in return for Heritage Lottery grants towards a £20m building project), but I was intrigued to find that our own admissions rules included all sorts of bipartite agreements with institutions such as Kings College London (proximity, I guess) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (a lot of common-interest post-colonial subject material in each of our collections).</p> <p>The most interesting 'right of access' I found in our admissions rules was 'accredited diplomatic staff of a recognised foreign country, attached to an embassy, consulate or diplomatic mission in London'. I never actually observed anyone trying to exercise this particular right (I am excused counter duties at the library because I do not know enough about books), but I was aware that my colleagues who did serve on the Admissions Desk rota were a wonderfully diverse lot; with collectively far more knowledge of international and political affairs than this duty required. I imagined the possible scene of an intending visitor from some small state (in some dispute with the United Nations, perhaps) being rebuffed by one of our Library Assistants because he was not accredited by a <em>recognised</em> foreign country. I am sure all our LAs are much too diplomatic themselves for anything like that to actually happen now; but it did get me thinking.</p> <p>What we also discovered in the course of the same investigation was the great number of other academic libraries to which I was allowed admission, on the strength of my status as a staff member at LSE. We decided to test this out with a small 'mystery shopper' exercise. Having retrieved a copy of the access rules for South Bank University Library (with, listed somewhere on page 2, the clause allowing LSE staff members reciprocal access) I duly set off on the 171 bus, armed with the plastic card that identified me as such (with the usual un-fetching photo and the magnetic strip that magically opened the turnstile at the LSE Library when I came into the office every morning). There were two serious flaws in this plan. The first was due to the fact that single-sided photocopying was clearly the norm at South Bank, and the otherwise very polite security officer at the Perry Library was only in possession of page 1 of their admissions rules, and so he couldn't see a reason to let me in. I would like to believe that the second flaw was a result of my personal fame in the library world; but it was really because quite a lot of librarians tend to circulate around jobs in London universities, and a former LSE Library colleague was currently managing the counters there, recognised me and told the officer to let me in. The project team decided that I would need some serious disguises before being allowed out to do any more mystery shopping!</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/paschoud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 feature article john paschoud british library cardiff university jisc kings college london london school of economics school of oriental and african studies sconul south bank university ucisa university college london university of bristol es-loa identity management toolkit identity project access control archives cataloguing data data management foi graphics higher education infrastructure passwords research rfid search technology shibboleth wiki Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1542 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Fourth DCC-RIN Research Data Management Forum http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/rdmf4-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/rdmf4-rpt#author1">Martin Donnelly</a> and <a href="/issue63/rdmf4-rpt#author2">Graham Pryor</a> report on the fourth Research Data Management Forum event, on the theme "Dealing with Sensitive Data: Managing Ethics, Security and Trust," organised by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and Research Information Network (RIN) in Manchester, England, over 10 - 11 March, 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The fourth meeting of the Research Data Management Forum was held in Manchester on 10 and 11 March 2010, co-sponsored by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) [<a href="#1">1</a>] and the Research Information Network (RIN) [<a href="#2">2</a>]. The event took <em>Dealing with Sensitive Data: Managing Ethics, Security and Trust</em> as its theme [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <h2 id="Day_1:_10_March_2010">Day 1: 10 March 2010</h2> <p>DCC Associate Director <strong>Liz Lyon</strong> and RIN Head of Programmes <strong>Stéphane Goldstein </strong>welcomed the 45 delegates to the event, and began by introducing the keynote speaker, <strong>Iain Buchan</strong>, Professor of Public Health Informatics and Director of the Northwest Institute for Bio-Health Informatics (NIBHI), University of Manchester.</p> <p>Iain's talk was entitled <em>Opening Bio-Health Data and Models Securely and Effectively for Public Benefit</em>, and addressed three main questions:</p> <ol> <li>Where does the public's health need digital innovation?</li> <li>How can research curators promote this innovation (and what are the implications for Ethics, Security and Trust)?</li> <li>Is a framework required (covering the Social Contract and a digital and operational infrastructure)?</li> </ol> <p>A major theme in contemporary healthcare is that of <em>prevention</em>, and the need for proactive 'citizen buy-in' in order to avert NHS bankruptcy, a need supported by the use of 'persuasive technologies.' There is, however, a disconnect between the proactive public health model, and the reactive clinical model, and between expectations and available resource. 'Digital bridges', composed of new information technologies, are used to close the gaps between primary and secondary care, and to link disease-specific pathways.</p> <p>Iain touched on the impact that the data deluge is having on healthcare, reflecting that knowledge can no longer be managed solely by reading scholarly papers: the datasets and structures now extend far beyond any single study's observations. It is now necessary to build data-centred models, and to interrogate them for clusters via dedicated algorithms.</p> <p>However, there are holes in the datasets – for example, clinical trials exclude women of childbearing age and subjects undergoing certain treatments – hence electronic health records must be mined in order to fill these gaps, but this can be problematised by a lack of useful metadata, leading to 'healthcare data tombs,' repositories of health records lacking the contextual information to make them useful. Such data resources may be worse than useless: they may be misinformation.</p> <p>Comprehensible social networks with user-friendly interfaces can be used to improve the quality of metadata, based on the principle that more frequent use leads to better quality information. These networks can also bridge the Balkanisation that can occur when different groups tackle the same issue from varying standpoints (e.g. examining obesity from dietary- and exercise-based perspectives, but not sharing data across these boundaries.) The vision is for a joint, open, unifying and interdisciplinary framework and understanding wherein resources and expertise are shared. Of course, crossing these divides is accompanied by a raft of trust and security issues, and Iain described the various measures that are implemented to cope with them.</p> <p>Iain discussed the ethical issues surrounding wider use of health record information across the NHS, including consent (opt-in versus opt-out), the right (or lack thereof) of an investigator to go to a patient directly, and – perhaps most controversially – whether it was actually <em>unethical </em>to allow a health dataset to go under-exploited. If this is indeed the case, it follows that there is a real need to audit the demonstrable good that is derived from datasets.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/rdmf4-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 event report graham pryor martin donnelly bbc dcc jisc nhs research information network the national archives uk data archive university of bristol university of edinburgh university of london university of manchester algorithm archives curation data data management data set digital archive digital curation foi framework higher education infrastructure licence metadata preservation repositories research social networks standards ulcc Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1551 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk UK Institutional Repository Search: Innovation and Discovery http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/lyte-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue61/lyte-et-al#author1">Vic Lyte</a>, <a href="/issue61/lyte-et-al#author2">Sophia Jones</a>, <a href="/issue61/lyte-et-al#author3">Sophia Ananiadou</a> and <a href="/issue61/lyte-et-al#author4">Linda Kerr</a> describe an innovative tool to showcase UK research output through advanced discovery and retrieval facilities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Institutional repositories are a major element of the Open Access movement. More specifically in research and education, the main purpose is to make available as much of the research output of an institution as possible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/lyte-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue61 feature article linda kerr sophia ananiadou sophia jones vic lyte google ibm intute jisc microsoft mimas oclc sherpa ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of cambridge university of manchester university of nottingham automatic metadata generation opendoar repomman wikipedia aggregation algorithm apache archives bibliographic data cloud computing data digital library e-research framework google scholar google search higher education information retrieval infrastructure institutional repository lucene metadata open access personalisation preservation repositories research search technology semantic web taxonomy text mining uima visualisation web 2.0 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1511 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Intute Integration http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/joyce-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/joyce-et-al#author1">Angela Joyce</a>, <a href="/issue55/joyce-et-al#author2">Jackie Wickham</a>, <a href="/issue55/joyce-et-al#author3">Phil Cross</a> and <a href="/issue55/joyce-et-al#author4">Chris Stephens</a> describe Intute's ongoing Integration Project, which is promoting and developing integration of Intute content in the UK academic library community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The evolution of the Web has changed the way that people access information. Web 2.0 technologies have allowed information providers to integrate their services in people's existing online spaces, and users expect to be able to synthesise, edit and customise content for their own specific purposes. Intute, the JISC-funded service that aims to offer the best of the Web for Higher and Further Education, has responded to these changes by developing a variety of integration services which offer flexible ways of delivering its content to users.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/joyce-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article angela joyce chris stephens jackie wickham phil cross amazon cilip google intute jisc microsoft nhs oai ukoln university of bristol university of leeds university of nottingham university of oxford university of the west of england accessibility api blog browser cataloguing cloud computing content management css data database dublin core e-learning facebook firefox further education html internet explorer javascript linux marc metadata mysql oai-pmh open standard perl personalisation php plain text research resource discovery rss search technology software sru standards tag cloud url utf-8 web 2.0 web resources xml z39.50 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1389 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Digital Lives: Report of Interviews With the Creators of Personal Digital Collections http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/williams-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/williams-et-al#author1">Pete Williams</a>, <a href="/issue55/williams-et-al#author2">Ian Rowlands</a>, <a href="/issue55/williams-et-al#author3">Katrina Dean</a> and <a href="/issue55/williams-et-al#author4">Jeremy Leighton John</a> describe initial findings of the AHRC-funded Digital Lives Research Project studying personal digital collections and their relationship with research repositories such as the British Library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/williams-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article ian rowlands jeremy leighton john katrina dean peter williams british library d-lib magazine google university college london university of bristol archives blog computer programming copyright data set digital archive digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination google analytics ict information retrieval intellectual property knowledge management mac os portfolio preservation privacy repositories research search technology software standards video Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1392 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/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="TASI_Workshops_in_November_and_December">TASI Workshops in November &amp; December</h3> <p>There are currently places available on the following Nov/Dec workshops:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 news and events shirley keane ahrc british library cilip cni coalition for networked information dcc deutsches filminstitut emory university google humboldt university berlin imperial college london jisc kings college london mla national library of the netherlands oai oais oclc tasi the national archives ukoln university college london university of bristol university of cambridge university of glasgow university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton datashare jisc information environment repositories research team repositories support project rosa rsp accessibility application profile archives authentication bibliographic data bibliometrics blog cloud computing copyright curation data data mining data set digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dspace e-learning e-research e-science ebook eprints fedora commons foi framework graphics html identifier information society infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability intranet learning objects linked data linux mashup metadata microformats national library open access open data open source operating system personalisation photoshop portal preservation privacy repositories research rss search technology second life semantic web soa social networks software tagging taxonomy usability visualisation web 2.0 wiki windows xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1646 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Mastering Regular Expressions, 3rd Edition http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/tonkin-tourte-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/tonkin-tourte-rvw#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> and <a href="/issue53/tonkin-tourte-rvw#author2">Greg Tourte</a> take a look at the new edition of an O'Reilly classic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction:_Needles_Haystacks_and_Magnets">Introduction: Needles, Haystacks and Magnets</h2> <p>Since the early days of metadata, powerful textual search methods have been, as Wodehouse's Wooster might have put it, 'of the essence'. Effective use of search engines is all about understanding the use of the rich query syntax supported by that particular software. Examples include the use of Boolean logic (AND, OR and NOT), and wildcards, such as <em><strong>*</strong></em> and <em><strong>?</strong></em>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/tonkin-tourte-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 review emma tonkin greg tourte google oreilly ukoln university of bristol archives ascii csv data database digital library eprints html interoperability java metadata perl php programming language search technology software text mining url Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1363 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The SPP Alerting Portlet: Delivering Personalised Updates http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/knight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/knight#author1">Virginia Knight</a> describes the open-source alerting portlet which has been developed as part of the SPP Subject Portals Project (SPP) and the results of user feedback.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/knight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 feature article virginia knight ilrt oracle university of bristol university of oxford ibvre subject portals project bibliographic data cataloguing data database framework java jena open source portal programming language repositories research resource discovery rss search technology software standards tomcat uportal uri virtual research environment vle wsrp Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1328 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/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="headlines"></a><a name="events1"></a></p> <h3 id="Introduction_to_Federated_Searching_Technology_and_Developments">Introduction to Federated Searching Technology &amp; Developments</h3> <p>Date: 11 May 2007<br />Venue: Conference Room, Southport College, Mornington Road, Southport, PR9 0TT<br />Delegate Fee: £50.00</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 news and events richard waller ahrc amazon british library british museum cerlim cilip edge hill university google imperial college london jisc kings college london microsoft mla newcastle university nhs oclc sakai tilburg university ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of london university of york w3c iwmw jisc information environment accessibility algorithm amazon web services api archives blog born digital cataloguing cd-rom copyright data data set digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination e-learning e-science framework further education higher education ict information architecture infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer interoperability knowledge management metadata microformats mobile national library open access open source podcast portal preservation rdf rdfa repositories research resource sharing rss search technology social software software standardisation tagging usability video videoconferencing virtual research environment web 2.0 web app web development web portal web services wiki xcri xhtml xml xslt youtube Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1318 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/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="headlines"></a><a name="events1"></a>Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI) Training Programme</p> <p>Either: Birmingham, Bristol or London, 8 February to 27 April 2007<br /><a href="http://www.tasi.ac.uk/training/">http://www.tasi.ac.uk/training/</a></p> <p>The TASI programme of practical hands-on training includes three brand new workshops:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 news and events richard waller british library cerlim cilip google intute jisc london school of economics manchester metropolitan university mla oai royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences simon fraser university stanford university tasi ukoln university college dublin university of bristol university of edinburgh university of london university of manchester university of wales university of york internet archive iwmw jisc information environment accessibility ajax apache application profile archives atom bibliographic data blog cataloguing copyright data data set database digital curation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dublin core electronic theses firefox free software geospatial data gis higher education ict infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer interoperability licence lucene marc metadata multimedia namespace oai-pmh ontologies open access open data open source photoshop preservation privacy repositories research rss search technology software standards syndication tagging taxonomy url video web 2.0 web development web services youtube Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1299 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/goldsmith-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/goldsmith-rvw#author1">Nigel Goldsmith</a> reviews a new book on digital photography by the accomplished American landscape photographer Stephen Johnson.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although there are some hints on the cover, it isn't until you scan the contents page that you can fully appreciate the scope of this book. Over the course of seven sections Stephen Johnson's book leads the reader on a journey: from the invention of the early electronic fax and cathode ray tube in the 1800s; through his own encounters as a pioneering digital photographer; and ending with his personal digital imaging manifesto.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/goldsmith-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 review nigel goldsmith ilrt tasi university of bristol research software Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1303 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Intute: The New Best of the Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/williams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/williams#author1">Caroline Williams</a> describes Intute in the context of the online information environment and outlines aspirations for the future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/williams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 feature article caroline williams ahrc google hefce ilrt intute jisc manchester metropolitan university mimas oreilly sherpa ukoln university of bath university of birmingham university of bristol university of huddersfield university of leeds university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton university of the arts london wellcome trust ebank uk eprints uk jisc information environment accessibility blog cataloguing data data set database digital library digital repositories eprints file sharing higher education infrastructure personalisation podcast repositories research resource discovery search technology semantic web software vle web 2.0 web resources web services wiki Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1247 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Digital Preservation Coalition Forum on Web Archiving http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/dpc-web-archiving-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/dpc-web-archiving-rpt#author1">Maureen Pennock</a> and <a href="/issue48/dpc-web-archiving-rpt#author2">Manjula Patel</a> report on the Digital Preservation Coalition's second Web Archiving Forum which took place at the British Library in London on 12 June 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/dpc-web-archiving-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 event report manjula patel maureen pennock british library dcc digital preservation coalition harvard university national library of wales the national archives ukoln university of bath university of bristol wellcome trust internet archive archives browser content management copyright data database digital asset management digital curation digital preservation framework infrastructure intellectual property jstor national library preservation privacy research software Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1259 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Retrospective on the RDN http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/hiom#author1">Debra Hiom</a>, 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.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction"><a name="introduction"></a>Introduction</h2> <p>This article will describe the history of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) [<a href="#1">1</a>], charting the development of subject gateways in the UK since 1993 to the present day. To help set the history of the gateways in the wider context of the resource discovery landscape in the last decade or so, readers are encouraged to refer to Lorcan Dempsey's recent article on the development of digital libraries [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article debra hiom ahrc british library hea heriot-watt university ilrt intute jisc kings college london ukoln university of bath university of birmingham university of bristol university of hull university of london university of manchester university of oxford university of reading university of surrey bril cain dner eevl elib ihr-info jisc information environment sosig subject portals project aggregation application profile archives cache cataloguing database digital library digitisation dublin core framework ftp further education higher education interoperability lom metadata portal research resource discovery search technology software standards subject gateway vocabularies web resources z39.50 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1229 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/planet-sosig#author1">Flora Watson</a> introduces a new podcasting service from Biz/ed and Angela Joyce reports on the latest developments in the Eurostudies section of SOSIG.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Bized_Introduces_Podcasting_Service">Biz/ed Introduces Podcasting Service</h2> <p>Biz/ed has recently launched a podcasting service, based on its popular <a href="http://www.bized.ac.uk/dataserv/chron/">In the News</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] feature, a regular comment on a topical issue from a business and economics viewpoint. Selected stories are being podcasted on a weekly basis, which students and educators will then be able to download and listen to at their leisure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 regular column flora watson ilrt university of bristol sosig blog data flash higher education mobile mobile learning mp3 podcast portal research web resources Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1191 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Digital Curation: Where Do We Go from Here? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/dcc-1st-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/dcc-1st-rpt#author1">Peter Kerr</a>, <a href="/issue45/dcc-1st-rpt#author2">Fiona Reddington</a> and <a href="/issue45/dcc-1st-rpt#author3">Max Wilkinson</a> report on the 1st International Digital Curation Conference held in Bath in September 2005.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The conference aimed to raise awareness of key issues in digital curation and to encourage active participation and feedback from the relevant stakeholder communities. The conference attracted an impressive range of keynote speakers and focused on the following areas:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/dcc-1st-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 event report fiona reddington max wilkinson peter kerr british library cni dcc digital preservation coalition goettingen state and university library jisc library of congress massachusetts institute of technology ncri university college london university of bath university of bristol university of edinburgh university of london university of queensland ndiipp accessibility archives cataloguing copyright creative commons curation data data management data mining database digital curation digital preservation dspace e-science identifier infrastructure interoperability preservation repositories research semantic web web services Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1198 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Are Your Terms? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/johnston <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/johnston#author1">Pete Johnston</a> introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (<a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/projects/iemsr/">IEMSR</a>) Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] is funded by JISC through its Shared Services Programme to develop a metadata schema registry as a pilot shared service for the JISC Information Environment (JISC IE). Partners in the project are UKOLN, University of Bath and the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT), University of Bristol.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/johnston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article pete johnston becta cetis d-lib magazine ieee ilrt jisc oai ukoln university of bath university of bristol w3c dner iemsr iesr jisc information environment aggregation api application profile archives cataloguing collection description controlled vocabularies data data model data set database dcmi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning framework higher education internet explorer interoperability java learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata metadata schema registry mysql namespace oai-pmh open archives initiative portal provenance rdf rdfs redland research resource description resource discovery rslp schema search technology service registry simple dublin core soap software sparql standards uk lom core vocabularies xml xml schema Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1143 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/planet-sosig#author1">Paul Ayres</a> examines how the SOSIG Subject News blog is keeping users up to date and providing reusable site content at the same time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="ESRC_Launches_Unique_Online_Research_Resource_for_Social_Sciences">ESRC Launches Unique Online Research Resource for Social Sciences</h2> <p>A major new Web site offering unrivalled access to high-quality social and economic research is soon to be launched in the UK. Created by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), <a href="http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/">ESRC Society Today</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] will provide academics, students and researchers with a valuable free digest of social sciences research currently available, planned and in progress.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 regular column paul ayres bbc ilrt jisc uk data archive university of bristol sosig aggregation archives blog cataloguing data data set personalisation research rss search technology software syndication wordpress Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1144 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Humphrey Southall looks at a new Web site's Vision of Britain while Emma Place examines new changes to the RDN Virtual Training Suite.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Vision_of_Britain"><a name="vision"></a>Vision of Britain</h2> <p>A new Web site allowing free public access to an unrivalled collection of British historic maps, statistics and stories went live in October 2004. By keying in a postcode or place name, or clicking on a map, users can call up a wealth of information on any locality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 regular column humphrey southall jisc london metropolitan university london school of economics open geospatial consortium portsmouth university royal holloway uk data archive university of bristol university of essex university of london university of portsmouth sosig archives bibliographic data blog data data set database digital library e-learning geospatial data gis research software url web services Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1116 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Beyond Email: Wikis, Blogs and Other Strange Beasts http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/beyond-email-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/beyond-email-rpt#author1">Robert Bristow</a> reports on a one-day workshop 'Beyond Email: Strategies for Collaborative Working and Learning in the 21st Century'.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many working in Higher Education are now thoroughly familiar with the particular problems and opportunities presented by the use of the Web and email, the applications that up to now have been the 'killer' applications which made the Internet such a vital part of the communications armoury of universities. However, new applications and ways of communicating are now starting to appear which push the accepted paradigms and demand both new perceptions and levels of technical awareness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/beyond-email-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report robert bristow ilrt ukoln university of bath university of bristol tco archives blog eportfolio higher education html infrastructure instant messaging interoperability knowledge management mobile open source portal research rss sms vle wiki wireless Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1128 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/planet-sosig#author1">Angela Joyce</a> 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.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="A_Digital_Day_in_Bath">A Digital Day in Bath</h2> <p>On a stormy wet Tuesday, I battled my way through the Bath University campus to attend the 2004 European Conference on Digital Libraries. The keynote address by <strong>Neil McLean</strong> from IMS Australia was called <em>The Ecology of Repository Services: A Cosmic View</em> and it lived up to its name, being a wide-ranging look at the explosion of interest in digital resources and e-learning. People are just starting to think about the lifecycle of online resources and how to manage them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 regular column angela joyce dest ilrt ims jisc mpeg university of bath university of bristol university of oxford sosig data database digital library dissemination e-learning higher education metadata multimedia personalisation repositories research resource discovery search technology software usability Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1085 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This month <a href="/issue40/planet-sosig#author1">Neil Jacobs</a> introduces a new book for information professionals in the social sciences and Heta Virnes describes her experience of running virtual helpdesks for SOSIG.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Online_Information_Services_for_the_Social_Sciences">Online Information Services for the Social Sciences</h2> <p>Fourteen members of staff from the Institute for Learning and Research Technology, at the University of Bristol, have co-authored a book, 'Online Information Service Provision in the Social Sciences', aimed mainly, though not exclusively, at information professionals. It offers an insight into knowledge retrieval today.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column neil jacobs ilrt university of bristol university of oxford sosig cataloguing digital library metadata passwords research standards usability Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1059 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 Support Models for Open Source Deployment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/oss-watch-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/oss-watch-rpt#author1">Sebastian Rahtz</a> and <a href="/issue40/oss-watch-rpt#author2">Randy Metcalfe</a> report on OSS Watch's one-day conference on support models held in London in June 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/">OSS Watch</a>'s [<a href="#1">1</a>] second national conference focused on an often articulated anxiety concerning how an institution will answer the question of support when considering the deployment of open source software. OSS Watch is a pilot advisory service set up by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to provide UK Higher and Further Education with neutral and authoritative guidance about free and open source software.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/oss-watch-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report randy metcalfe sebastian rahtz ibm jisc open university oss watch oxford university computing services sun microsystems university of bristol university of hull university of leeds university of oxford yale university apache content management data e-learning framework further education html interoperability java licence linux open source operating system portal software uportal vle xml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1068 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Net Effects http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/young-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/young-rvw#author1">Grant Young</a> reviews a compilation of articles showcasing librarians' efforts to wrest control of new technologies and reassert some traditional values.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Marylaine Block will be well-known to many readers of <em>Ariadne</em> - perhaps chiefly for her 'Neat New Stuff' and <em>ExLibris</em> bulletins. As its name suggests, 'Neat New Stuff' is a weekly compilation of noteworthy sites Block has discovered in her Web crawling. Her other weekly online publication,<em> ExLibris</em>, is an 'e-zine' containing interesting and provocative articles, reviews and tidbits of information from Block and others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/young-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 review grant young university of bristol accessibility archives blog cataloguing jstor open source preservation repositories research rss search technology Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1076 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Through the Web Authoring Tools http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/browning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/browning#author1">Paul Browning</a> offers a technical review of new approaches to Web publishing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Web is over ten years old but it has yet to realise the vision of its founder - '.... it should be possible for grandma to take a photo of grandchildren and put it on the web immediately and without fuss ....'[<a href="#1">1</a>]. The Web, for most of its users, remains a read-only medium.</p> <p>The 'Universal Canvas' is a term introduced by Microsoft; two definitions are [<a href="#2">2</a>]:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/browning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 tooled up paul browning jisc microsoft ucisa university of bristol apache api browser chrome content management css dhtml dom flash framework ftp higher education html instant messaging internet explorer java javascript licence linux mac os metadata open source operating system passwords perl php plain text plone schema software standards stylesheet telnet url web development widget windows xhtml xml xml schema xslt xul Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1037 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk At the Event: The EPrints UK Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/eprints-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/eprints-rpt#author1">Phil Cross</a>, <a href="/issue39/eprints-rpt#author2">Debra Hiom</a> and <a href="/issue39/eprints-rpt#author3">Emma Place</a> report on this workshop which was held at the University of Bath in February 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The workshop was aimed at those interested in setting up institutional e-print servers where the outputs of their organisation (journal articles, papers, reports etc) could be published, stored and searched via a central institutional server. The event was fully booked which perhaps indicates that universities, colleges, academics and librarians are increasingly recognising the value of the e-print publishing model.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/eprints-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 event report debra hiom emma place phil cross ilrt jisc sherpa ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of nottingham university of southampton eprints uk gnu sosig apache archives bibliographic data copyright data database dissemination dspace ejournal eprints identifier institutional repository intellectual property java licence metadata mysql open access open archives initiative open source perl preservation provenance rae repositories research resource discovery software standards tomcat Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1039 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What's in SOSIG for Further Education? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1"><strong>Emma Place</strong></a> gives an insight into the pitfalls that await new users of the Internet in their search for relevant and quality materials and explains how SOSIG has catered for the needs of both FE students and practitioners.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Internet holds great potential for supporting education at FE level, but it can be fraught with difficulty. Lecturers often have very little time to spend surfing the 'Net to find useful resources for course materials and teaching, or to help their students develop Internet skills. Students can lack the skills, confidence or ability to use the Internet effectively for their study, especially given that the Internet is not exclusively about education, containing many materials that are completely inappropriate for coursework or study.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article emma place british library google ilrt jisc university of bristol sosig cataloguing database e-learning ebook further education higher education ict research resource discovery search technology software subject heading Fri, 30 Jan 2004 22:02:16 +0000 admin 1684 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Towards a User-Centred Approach to Digital Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/espoo-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/espoo-rpt#author1">Ken Eason</a> reports on the five themes in the Digilib Conference, Espoo, Finland.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Library of Finland led the organisation of this conference to bring together librarians and researchers from around the world to discuss progress with digital libraries. The aims were to explore how users were responding to digital services and to examine how services could be made more 'user-centred'. The conference was attended by 200 delegates from 23 countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/espoo-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 event report ken eason british library google jisc loughborough university lund university mimas national library of finland northumbria university university of bristol university of queensland sosig zetoc bibliographic data database digital library ejournal free software information society national library open access open source portal research search technology standards url usability web resources Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1016 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk