Overview of content related to 'glasgow caledonian university' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/12279/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Hydra UK: Flexible Repository Solutions to Meet Varied Needs http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/hydra-2012-11-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/hydra-2012-11-rpt#author1">Chris Awre</a> reports on the Hydra UK event held on 22 November 2012 at the Library of the London School of Economics.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hydra, as described in the opening presentation of this event, is a project initiated in 2008 by the University of Hull, Stanford University, University of Virginia, and DuraSpace to work towards a reusable framework for multi-purpose, multi-functional, multi-institutional repository-enabled solutions for the management of digital content collections [<a href="#1">1</a>]. An initial timeframe for the project of three years had seen all founding institutional partners successfully implement a repository demonstrating these characteristics.&nbsp; Key to the aims of the project has always been to generate wider interest outside the partners to foster not only sustainability in the technology, but also sustainability of the community around this open source development.&nbsp; Hydra has been disseminated through a range of events, particularly through the international Open Repositories conferences [<a href="#2">2</a>], but the sphere of interest in Hydra has now stimulated the holding of specific events in different countries: Hydra UK is one of them.</p> <p>The Hydra UK event was held on 22 November 2012, kindly hosted by the Library at the London School of Economics.&nbsp; Representatives from institutions across the UK, but also Ireland, Austria and Switzerland, came together to learn about the Hydra Project, and to discuss how Hydra might serve their digital content collection management needs.&nbsp; 29 delegates from 21 institutions were present, representing mostly universities but also the archive, museum and commercial sectors.&nbsp; Five presentations were given on Hydra, focusing on the practical experience of using this framework and how it fits into overall system architectures, and time was also deliberately given over to discussion of more specific topics of interest and to allow delegates the opportunity to voice their requirements.&nbsp; The presentations were:</p> <ul> <li>Introduction to Hydra</li> <li>Hydra @ Hull</li> <li>Hydra @ Glasgow Caledonian University</li> <li>Hydra @ LSE</li> <li>Hydra @ Oxford</li> </ul> <h2 id="Introduction_to_Hydra">Introduction to Hydra</h2> <p>Chris Awre from the University of Hull gave the opening presentation.&nbsp; The starting basis for Hydra was mutual recognition by all the founding partners that a repository should be an enabler for managing digital content collections, not a constraint or simply a silo of content.&nbsp; Digital repositories have been put forward and applied as a potential solution for a variety of use cases over the years, and been used at different stages of a content lifecycle.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="LSE Library (Photo courtesy of Simon Lamb, University of Hull.)" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-hydra-2012-11-rpt/figure1-hydra-rpt-lse-library.jpg" style="width: 178px; height: 178px;" title="LSE Library (Photo courtesy of Simon Lamb, University of Hull.)" /></p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 1: LSE Library</strong><br /><small>(Photo courtesy of Simon Lamb, University of Hull.)</small></p> <p>To avoid producing a landscape of multiple repositories all having to be managed to cover these use cases, the Hydra Project sought to identify a way in which one repository solution could be applied flexibly to meet the requirements of different use cases. The idea of a single repository with multiple points of interaction came into being – Hydra – and the concept of individual Hydra ‘head’ solutions.</p> <p>The Hydra Project is informed by two main principles:</p> <ul> <li>No single system can provide the full range of repository-based solutions for a given institution’s needs,<br />o&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; …yet sustainable solutions require a common repository infrastructure.</li> <li>No single institution can resource the development of a full range of solutions on its own,<br />o&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; …yet each needs the flexibility to tailor solutions to local demands and workflows.</li> </ul> <p>The Hydra Project has sought to provide the common infrastructure upon which flexible solutions can be built, and shared.</p> <p>The recognition that no single institution can achieve everything it might want for its repository has influenced the project from the start. &nbsp;To quote an African proverb, ‘If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together’. Working together has been vital.&nbsp; To organise this interaction, Hydra has structured itself through three interleaving sub-communities, the Steering Group, the Partners and Developers, as shown by Figure 2.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Figure 2: Hydra community structure" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-hydra-2012-11-rpt/hydra-community-structure-v4.jpg" style="width: 661px; height: 506px;" title="Figure 2: Hydra community structure" /></p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 2: Hydra community structure</strong></p> <!-- <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Figure 2: Hydra community structure" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-hydra-2012-11-rpt/figure2-hydra-community-structure.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 490px;" title="Figure 2: Hydra community structure"></p><p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 2: Hydra community structure</strong></p> --><!-- <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Figure 2: Hydra community structure" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-hydra-2012-11-rpt/figure2-hydra-community-structure.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 490px;" title="Figure 2: Hydra community structure"></p><p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 2: Hydra community structure</strong></p> --><p>The concept of a Hydra Partner has emerged from this model of actively working together, and the project has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) process for any institution wishing to have its use of, and contribution and commitment to Hydra recognised.&nbsp; Starting with the original four partners in 2008, Hydra now has 11 partners, with two more in the process of joining.&nbsp; All have made valuable contributions and helped to make Hydra better.&nbsp; Hydra partnership is not the only route to involvement, though, and there are many in the Hydra developer community who are adopters of the software, but who have not reached a stage where partnership is appropriate.</p> <p>The technical implementation of Hydra was supported through early involvement in the project by MediaShelf, a commercial technical consultancy focused on repository solutions.&nbsp; All Hydra software is, though, open source, available under the Apache 2.0 licence, and all software code contributions are managed in this way.&nbsp; The technical implementation is based on a set of core principles that describe how content objects should be structured within the repository, and with an understanding that different content types can be managed using different workflows.&nbsp; Following these principles, Hydra could be implemented in a variety of ways: the technical direction taken by the project is simply the one that suited the partners at the time.</p> <p>Hydra as currently implemented is built on existing open source components, and the project partners are committed to supporting these over time:</p> <ul> <li>Fedora: one of the digital repository systems maintained through DuraSpace [<a href="#3">3</a>]</li> <li>Apache Solr: powerful indexing software now being used in a variety of discovery solutions [<a href="#4">4</a>]</li> <li>Blacklight: a next-generation discovery interface, which has its own community around it [<a href="#5">5</a>]</li> <li>Hydra plugin: a collection of components that facilitate workflow in managing digital content [<a href="#6">6</a>]</li> <li>Solrizer: a component that indexes Fedora-held content into a Solr index</li> </ul> <p>These components are arranged in the architecture shown in Figure 3.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Figure 3: Hydra architecture" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-hydra-2012-11-rpt/figure3-hydra-architecture-v4.jpg" style="width: 543px; height: 258px;" title="Figure 3: Hydra architecture" /></p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 3: Hydra architecture</strong></p> <!-- <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Hydra architecture" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-hydra-2012-11-rpt/architecture.png" style="width: 547px; height: 262px;" title="Hydra architecture"></p><p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Hydra architecture</strong></p> --><!-- <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Hydra architecture" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-hydra-2012-11-rpt/architecture.png" style="width: 547px; height: 262px;" title="Hydra architecture"></p><p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Hydra architecture</strong></p> --><p>A common feature of the last three components in the list above is the use of Ruby on Rails as the coding language and its ability to package up functionality in discrete ‘gems’.&nbsp; This was consciously chosen for Hydra because of its agile programming capabilities, its use of the MVC (Model–View–Controller) structure, and its testing infrastructure.&nbsp; The choice has been validated on a number of occasions as Hydra has developed.&nbsp; However, it was noted that other coding languages and systems could be used to implement Hydra where appropriate.&nbsp; This applies to all the main components, even Fedora.&nbsp; Whilst a powerful and flexible repository solution in its own right, Fedora has proved to be complex to use: Hydra has sought in part to tap this capability through simpler interfaces and interactions.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/hydra-2012-11-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 event report chris awre bbc bodleian libraries california digital library duraspace glasgow caledonian university jisc london school of economics sakai stanford university university of hull university of oxford university of virginia hydra jisc information environment remap project apache api archives authentication cataloguing collection development content management data data management data set digital archive digital library digital preservation digital repositories dissemination eprints fedora commons framework google maps infrastructure institutional repository licence metadata multimedia open source preservation repositories research ruby search technology sharepoint software solr streaming video vle Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:24:07 +0000 lisrw 2411 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: User Studies for Digital Library Development http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/aytac-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/aytac-rvw#author1">Selenay Aytac</a> reviews a collection of essays on user studies and digital library development that provides a concise overview of a variety of digital library projects and examines major research trends relating to digital libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>User Studies for Digital Library Development</em> provides a concise overview of a variety of digital library projects and examines major research trends relating to digital libraries. While there are many books on user studies and digital library development, this work operates at the junction of these two domains and stands out for its insights, balance, and quality of its case-based investigations. The book brings together points of view from different professional communities, including practitioners as well as researchers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/aytac-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 review selenay aytac bbc glasgow caledonian university library of congress long island university manchester metropolitan university national library of australia university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of malta university of oxford university of sheffield university of strathclyde europeana accessibility archives bibliographic data course design creative commons data digital library digital preservation e-learning framework information society metadata mobile multimedia national library open access research resource discovery usability web 2.0 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:10:17 +0000 lisrw 2412 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Has Second Life Lived up to Expectations? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/gorman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/gorman#author1">Paul Gorman</a> examines to what degree Second Life has justified the claims made for it by its evangelists with particular regard to education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Second Life (SL) is a virtual world created and owned by a company called Linden Lab and was launched in 2003. By 2006, SL was increasingly visible in the UK media and by 2007 SL had secured over 600 mentions in UK newspapers and magazines [<a href="#1">1</a>]. However, media interest in SL evaporated rapidly with references to it dropping by more than 40% in 2008 and even further since. During this peak period SL attracted large investment in virtual land from multi-national corporations, businesses and also attracted significant interest from educational institutions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/gorman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 feature article paul gorman bbc city of glasgow college glasgow caledonian university harvard university jisc linden lab university of edinburgh avatar blog e-learning facebook graphics instant messaging research second life twitter usability video web 2.0 wiki Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:06:59 +0000 lisrw 2224 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 RepoMMan: Delivering Private Repository Space for Day-to-day Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/green-awre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/green-awre#author1">Richard Green</a> and <a href="/issue54/green-awre#author2">Chris Awre</a> describe work undertaken at the University of Hull to place Web services at the heart of its personalised digital repository provision.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the spring of 2005, the University of Hull embarked on the RepoMMan Project [<a href="#1">1</a>], a two-year JISC-funded [<a href="#2">2</a>] endeavour to investigate a number of aspects of user interaction with an institutional repository. The vision at Hull was, and is, of a repository placed at the heart of a Web services architecture: a key component of a university's information management.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/green-awre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 feature article chris awre richard green glasgow caledonian university harvard university jisc sakai university of hull remap project repomman authentication bpel browser data digital preservation fedora commons file format ftp higher education infrastructure institutional repository jstor ldap metadata open access open source portal preservation preservation metadata repositories research rich internet application soap software uportal vocabularies web services Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1369 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 52: The New Invisible Industry http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 52.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>We are frequently reminded that, in a globalised market place, industrialised countries must ever look to a developing knowledge-based economy to ensure the green shoots of competitive innovation keep sprouting. Whether all governments have been as quick to invest whole-heartedly in the research that sustains that knowledge-based economy remains to be seen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 editorial richard waller bbc british library glasgow caledonian university michigan state university university of cambridge ethosnet subject portals project archives digital repositories electronic theses framework higher education infrastructure open access open source portal preservation rae repositories research search technology software usability wayback machine Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1324 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Capacity Building: Spoken Word at Glasgow Caledonian University http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/wallace-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/wallace-et-al#author1">Iain Wallace</a>, <a href="/issue52/wallace-et-al#author2">Graeme West</a> and <a href="/issue52/wallace-et-al#author3">David Donald</a> give an account of the origins, nature and establishment of Spoken Word Services at Glasgow Caledonian University.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>At Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) the <em>Spoken Word</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>], a project in the JISC / NSF Digital Libraries in the Classroom (DLiC) programme [<a href="#2">2</a>], was conceived in 2001-2002 in response to a set of pedagogical and institutional imperatives. A small group of social scientists had, since the 1990s, been promoting the idea of using 'an information technology-intensive learning environment' to recapture some of the traditional aspirations of Scottish Higher Education, in particular independent, critical and co-operative learning [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/wallace-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 feature article david donald graeme west iain wallace apple bbc edina glasgow caledonian university google jisc michigan state university mpeg sakai staffordshire university university of chicago university of hull university of oxford university of strathclyde dlic remap project repomman vsm wikipedia accessibility adobe archives atom authentication bibliographic data browser cataloguing copyright curation data data set database digital library digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dublin core fedora commons flash flash video google scholar higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository interoperability java javascript learning objects licence lom metadata mp3 multimedia mysql open access open data open source php plone podcast portal preservation provenance repositories research rss search technology software standards streaming tagging uk lom core url usability video wav web browser web services wiki xml Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1334 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Ebooks in UK Libraries: Where Are We Now? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/garrod <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/garrod#author1">Penny Garrod</a> brings us up to date on developments in ebooks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"I suspect that more words are being published about the ebook phenomenon in print than have actually been placed into ebooks so far." </em>[<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/garrod" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 feature article penny garrod glasgow caledonian university jisc loughborough university microsoft nhs oclc sconul sun microsystems ukoln university of cambridge university of huddersfield university of oxford project gutenberg adobe aggregation archives authentication bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom collection development copyright data database digital audio digital library drm e-government e-learning ebook framework further education higher education identifier marc21 mobile mobile phone mp3 operating system passwords portal resource sharing safari software standards url web resources Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 990 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: Update of a Survey of the Numbers of UK University Web Servers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> updates a survey of the numbers of UK university Web servers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>How many Web servers are there in use within the UK higher education community? What is the profile of server usage within the community - do most institutions take a distributed approach, running many servers, or is a centralised approach more popular? A WebWatch survey was published in June 2000 <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> which aimed to provide answers to these questions. The survey has been repeated recently in order to see if there has been any significant changes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 tooled up brian kelly bournemouth university central school of speech and drama coventry university dartington college of arts de montfort university glasgow caledonian university glasgow school of art goldsmiths college imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university microsoft robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college school of oriental and african studies sheffield hallam university south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of london university of northumbria at newcastle university of oxford university of the west of england university of wales data database higher education search technology software url Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 879 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: Size of Institutional Top Level Pages http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Web Watch: <a href="/issue28/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> looks at the size of institutional top level pages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is your University home page big, bold and brassy? Is it colourful and interactive, making use of new technologies in order to stand out from the crowd? Or is it mean and lean, with a simple design providing rapid download times and universal access?</p> <p>This survey of the size of the entry points for UK University and College entry points seeks an answer to these questions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 tooled up brian kelly canterbury christ church university central school of speech and drama de montfort university edinburgh college of art edinburgh napier university glasgow caledonian university glasgow school of art harper adams university college heriot-watt university imperial college london jisc kings college london kingston university leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics nottingham trent university open university robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college school of oriental and african studies sheffield hallam university south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of glamorgan university of hull university of oxford university of surrey university of wales university of west london archives copyright css data dhtml flash gif higher education html internet explorer javascript multimedia stylesheet swf url web services windows Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 811 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: What's Related to My Web Site? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What's Related To My Web Site? <a href="/issue27/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> looks at Netscape's 'What's Related?' facility and reports on the service's findings for institutional Web servers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Netscape-s_What-s_Related_Service">Netscape's What's Related Service</h2> <p>One possibly underused facility in the Netscape browser is its What's Related feature. When viewing a Web page, clicking on the What's Related button in the Netscape toolbar (shown in Figure 1) will display related information about the page being viewing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue27 tooled up brian kelly canterbury christ church university central school of speech and drama de montfort university edinburgh college of art glasgow caledonian university glasgow school of art google harper adams university college harvard university imperial college london kings college london kingston university leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university nottingham trent university open university robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college school of oriental and african studies sheffield hallam university south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of liverpool university of manchester university of oxford university of surrey university of wales university of west london yale university internet archive archives browser data google search higher education portal rdf search technology software url web browser Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 784 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: A Survey Of Web Server Software Used In UK University Web Sites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> A Survey Of Web Server Software Used In UK University Web Sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What Web server software is used within the UK Higher Education community? What trends are there? How can I find out which institutions are using the same software as mine? Am I running a dated version of the software, compared with the rest of the community? This survey aims to provide answers to these questions by surveying the server software used on the main institutional entry point.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 tooled up brian kelly apple bournemouth university central school of speech and drama dartington college of arts de montfort university glasgow caledonian university glasgow school of art goldsmiths college imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university microsoft ncsa robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college school of oriental and african studies sheffield hallam university south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of london university of northumbria at newcastle university of oxford university of the west of england university of wales gnu apache bsd higher education linux operating system php software solaris url windows Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 738 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: A Survey Of Numbers of UK University Web Servers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How many web servers are there in the UK Higher Education community? <a href="/issue24/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> provides some answers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>How many web servers are there in use within the UK higher education community? What is the profile of server usage within the community - do most institutions take a distributed approach, running many servers, or is a centralised approach more popular? A WebWatch survey has been carried out recently in an attempt to answer these questions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 tooled up brian kelly bournemouth university central school of speech and drama coventry university dartington college of arts de montfort university glasgow caledonian university glasgow school of art goldsmiths college imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university microsoft robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college school of oriental and african studies sheffield hallam university south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of london university of northumbria at newcastle university of oxford university of the west of england university of wales data database dns higher education search technology software url Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 715 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/planet-sosig#author1">Justine Kitchen</a> of the Resource Discovery Network Centre reports on the recent SOSIG relaunch, and <a href="/issue23/planet-sosig#author2">Debra Hiom</a> explores New Learning and Teaching Support Networks in the Social Sciences</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="New_Millennium_New_SOSIG">New Millennium, New SOSIG</h3> <p>On the 25th February 2000 SOSIG (Social Science Information Gateway) officially launched its brand new service at a successful one-day event in central London. Speakers at the event included Annabel Colley, website producer for BBC's Panorama and Chair of the Association for UK Media Librarians who spoke of the enormous contribution SOSIG has made to research, since its inception. "Used incorrectly, the Internet can be a huge time waster. It's been likened to a huge vandalised library: a useful analogy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 regular column debra hiom justine kitchen bbc glasgow caledonian university hefce ilrt jisc kings college london open university university of bristol university of east anglia university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton university of the west of england university of warwick university of york sosig cataloguing dissemination higher education knowledge base research resource discovery search technology thesaurus url Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 687 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: A Survey of Links to UK University Web Sites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the number of links to University web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Background">Background</h2> <p>On 10 February Phillip Simons sent the following query to the web-support Mailbase list: "<cite>Can anyone tell me if there is any way of detecting who is linking to a particular URL? We want to see who still has our old URL on their links pages.</cite>" <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>. The replies suggested a couple of approaches: looking at referer (<em>sic</em>) fields in server log files and using the <kbd>link</kbd> feature provided by a number of search engines to report on pages containing a link to a resource or web site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 tooled up brian kelly bournemouth university central school of speech and drama dartington college of arts de montfort university glasgow caledonian university glasgow school of art goldsmiths college google imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university open university robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college school of oriental and african studies sheffield hallam university south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of london university of northumbria at newcastle university of oxford university of the west of england university of wales eevl elib archives database higher education mailbase passwords portal search technology url web services Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 693 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk BUBL : How BUBL Benefits Academic Librarians http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/bubl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue10/bubl#author1">Alan Dawson</a> and <a href="/issue10/bubl#author2">Jan Simpson</a> take us through BUBL, an old service recently transformed from being Gopher-based to Web-based.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/bubl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue10 review alan dawson jan simpson british library glasgow caledonian university jisc ukoln elib archives bibliographic data browser cataloguing collection development copyright data database ddc dewey decimal dublin core ejournal gopher graphics higher education lcsh metadata national library research resource description search technology standards url z39.50 Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 361 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk UC and R Study Conference: Access versus Holdings - A Virtual Impossibility? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/ucr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/ucr#author1">Jim Huntingford</a> listens to the 'access verses holdings' debate at the Library Association's University, College and Research group conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>New ways of addressing the 'access versus holdings' debate were explored in March at the <a href="http://www.fdgroup.co.uk/uc&amp;rconf.htm">annual meeting</a> of the University, College and Research Group of the Library Association, held at New Hall College, <a href="http://www.cam.ac.uk/">Cambridge</a>. The topics covered included electronic access, user education, the difficulties faced by distance learners, staff development, budget management and undergraduate access to networked learning resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/ucr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 event report jim huntingford british library de montfort university glasgow caledonian university library association loughborough university university of cambridge university of sunderland elib copyright graphics research search technology Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 88 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk