Overview of content related to 'london school of economics' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/12346/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Realising the Potential of Altmetrics within Institutions http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue72/liu-adie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue72/liu-adie#author1">Jean Liu</a> and <a href="/issue72/liu-adie#author2">Euan Adie</a> of Altmetric take a look at the growing presence of altmetrics in universities, and consider some of the potential applications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The concept of alternative metrics as indicators of non-traditional forms of research impact – better known as ‘altmetrics’ – has been gaining significant attention and support from both the scholarly publishing and academic communities. After being adopted by many publishing platforms and institutional repositories within the past year, altmetrics have entered into the scholarly mainstream, emerging as a relevant topic for academic consideration amidst mounting opposition to misuse of the Journal Impact Factor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue72/liu-adie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue72 feature article euan adie jean liu altmetric llp carnegie mellon university indiana university london school of economics university of bath university of glasgow adobe aggregation altmetrics article-level metrics blog data data set digitisation doi identifier metadata open access passwords repositories research twitter url web services Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:21:26 +0000 lisrw 2500 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 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 The Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2012 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/iwmw-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/iwmw-2012-rpt#author1">Kirsty Pitkin</a> reports on the 16th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Edinburgh's Appleton Tower between 18 - 20 July 2012.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 16th Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW 12) took place at the University of Edinburgh's Appleton Tower – a building with a stunning panoramic view over the volcanic city.&nbsp; The event brought together 172 delegates and attracted an additional 165 viewers to the live video stream of the plenary sessions over the three days.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/iwmw-2012-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 event report kirsty pitkin blackboard cetis dcc edina edinburgh college of art jisc london school of economics nesta open university paper.li robert gordon university university of bradford university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of glamorgan university of southampton university of york devcsi dmponline iwmw jorum accessibility api archives authentication browser bs8878 content management cookie data data management data set data visualisation database foi google refine graphics infrastructure kis licence mobile native apps oer open data open source plone preservation repositories research responsive design search engine optimisation standards storify tagging twitter ukoer url video visualisation wcag web development web services widget xcri-cap Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:54:44 +0000 lisrw 2373 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Being an Information Innovator http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/paschoud-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/paschoud#author1">John Paschoud</a> reviews a book which formalises the processes of being what many of us would like to be within our information-based organisations - innovators and entrepreneurs of the Information Age.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="For_Learners..._and_Practitioners">For Learners... and Practitioners?</h2> <p>Superficially at least, this book seems to be very clearly designed for students on a structured course at first degree or masters level for would-be information management professionals. In terms of structure I’m sure it’s ideally suited to that audience, with each of five chapters including learning objectives, review questions to test understanding, and group discussion topics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/paschoud-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 review john paschoud google london school of economics manchester metropolitan university archives research youtube Tue, 01 Nov 2011 13:22:06 +0000 lisrw 1677 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Survive or Thrive http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/survive-thrive-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/survive-thrive-rpt#author1">Ed Fay</a> reports on a two-day conference organised by UKOLN on behalf of JISC to consider growth and use of digital content on the Web, which was held in Manchester in June 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Survive or Thrive [<a href="#1">1</a>] is the punchy title given to an event intended to stimulate serious consideration amongst digital collections practitioners about future directions in our field - opportunities but also potential pitfalls. The event, which focused on content in HE, comes at a time of financial uncertainty when proving value is of increasing importance in the sector and at a point when significant investment has already been made in the UK into content creation, set against a backdrop of increasingly available content on the open Web from a multitude of sources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/survive-thrive-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 event report ed fay apple bbc california digital library cerlim edina eduserv google jisc jisc digital media london school of economics massachusetts institute of technology ordnance survey rdtf talis the national archives university of huddersfield accessibility aggregation agile development api archives blog cataloguing data digital curation digital library digital media digital preservation digitisation dissemination domain model e-learning flickr geospatial data gis html identifier information retrieval infrastructure institutional repository interoperability itunes javascript linked data mashup metadata mobile personalisation preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology social networks software solr standards tagging text mining twitter usability widget Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1593 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Repository Software Comparison: Building Digital Library Infrastructure at LSE http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/fay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/fay#author1">Ed Fay</a> presents a comparison of repository software that was carried out at LSE in support of digital library infrastructure development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/fay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 feature article ed fay british library d-lib magazine london school of economics oai oais university of york wellcome library safir access control aggregation api archives authentication authentication service blog cataloguing content management data data management data model database digital archive digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dspace eprints fedora commons geospatial data gis identifier infrastructure institutional repository ldap library management systems linked data metadata mobile multimedia national library open access open source persistent identifier preservation preservation metadata repositories research schema search technology shibboleth software standards twitter uri video vle web app xacml Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1560 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 RDA: Resource Description and Access http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/rda-briefing-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/rda-briefing-rpt#author1">Wendy Taylor</a> and <a href="/issue63/rda-briefing-rpt#author2">Helen Williams</a> report on CILIP's Executive Briefings on RDA : Resource Description and Access held at CILIP on 23 March 2010 and repeated at the Bloomsbury Hotel on 30 March 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/rda-briefing-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 event report helen williams wendy taylor american library association british library british museum cilip ifla library association library of congress liverpool john moores university london school of economics rnib ukoln university college london aacr2 authority data bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing data digital media dublin core frad frbr information retrieval library management systems marc marc21 national library onix research resource description and access schema search technology standards video webinar Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1552 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Information Science in Transition http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews an edited volume published to commemorate the founding of the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v3. 2010-05-19-13-35 REW updating with minor edits from author --><!-- v3. 2010-05-19-13-35 REW updating with minor edits from author --><p>Until it joined with the Library Association in 2002 to form the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Institute of Information Scientists was a professional organisation for those primarily working in scientific and technical information work. The chapters in this volume were first published in 2008 as a special issue of the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> to commemorate the founding of the institute in 1958. In accordance with this, many of the chapters provide a retrospective - sometimes even anecdotal - overview of developments in information science in the UK since the 1950s. While the approach of the volume is thematic, a major focus is on key initiatives and individuals, the latter including such luminaries as Jason Farradane, Cyril Cleverden and Karen Spärk Jones.</p> <p>Following a guest editorial by Brian Vickery, there are sixteen chapters in the book. While each chapter stands alone, conceptually the volume moves - with some exceptions - from largely retrospective reviews of past progress in information science by scholars of the older generation to overviews of current trends and technologies by their younger colleagues. Vickery's editorial tries to place information science in its historical context, explaining how the advent of digital computers and the Internet has transformed the discipline dramatically while simultaneously making its future more uncertain. This is also a view articulated by several of the volume contributors.</p> <p>The opening chapter is an attempt by Jack Meadows to discern the main research themes in UK information science over the past 50 years. A survey of the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> and other journals showed that the predominant theme was information retrieval, but that there was also important research being undertaken into information seeking, communication and bibliometrics. The chapter also tries to delineate some of the factors affecting information science research in the UK, for example noting the negative consequences of the demise of the old British Library Research and Development Department in the 1990s [<a href="#1">1</a>]. He concludes, however, on a positive note, pointing out that 'activities that were relatively marginal decades ago - such as automated information retrieval - are now at the heart of major growth industries' (p. 17). He also notes that the widening interest in information science concepts has brought in researchers from other disciplines - which is probably one of the key lessons of the whole book. In the second chapter, David Bawden (City University) again uses the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> as a means of exploring the development of the information science discipline itself, focusing on the underlying philosophical bases of the subject proposed by scholars like Bertie Brookes and Jason Farradane.</p> <p>The third chapter is by Stella Dextre Clarke. This is a retrospective of fifty years of knowledge organisation work in the information science domain that takes a partly anecdotal approach, attempting to illustrate 'how it felt to work in those times' (p. 45). Perhaps the best aspect of this is that it enables Dextre Clarke to give the reader a feel for what information retrieval could be like in the card-based pre-computer age. The chapter opens with a brief overview of the state of subject classification in the late 1950s, noting the continued practical predominance of enumerative schemes like the Dewey Decimal Classification while the theoreticians S. R. Ranganathan and Henry E. Bliss were still working away developing their (then) revolutionary ideas of 'faceted classification.' The focus then changes to the development of thesauri, noting the importance of Jean Aitchison's pioneering work on thesaurus construction. Dextre Clarke then provides a very brief overview of the role of controlled vocabularies in the early information retrieval tests conducted as part of the Aslib-Cranfield Research Project, a topic covered in more detail in the following chapter. Finally, moving to the present day, Dextre Clarke notes the continued importance of controlled vocabularies in the form of taxonomies and provides some pointers for a future Semantic Web.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 review michael day british library cilip edinburgh napier university indiana university library association london school of economics loughborough university microsoft stm ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of manchester university of sheffield university of wolverhampton citeulike bibliographic data bibliometrics blog controlled vocabularies copyright data data mining data set database dewey decimal digital library ejournal facebook flickr ict information retrieval institutional repository metadata national library open access privacy repositories research rss second life semantic web social software standards thesaurus twitter vocabularies web 2.0 wiki youtube Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1555 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Subject Repositories: European Collaboration in the International Context http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/bl-subject-repos-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/bl-subject-repos-rpt#author1">Dave Puplett</a> reports on the conference Subject Repositories: European Collaboration in the International Context held at the British Library in January 2010. The conference launched Economists Online (EO), an innovative economics subject repository.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Institutional repositories are now common in Higher Education, but successful examples of subject repositories, which cater to an entire discipline, are much rarer. The Subject Repositories conference taught some key lessons about the role of transnational collaboration in setting up a subject repository. The conference drew on the expertise of renowned specialists in the field and the two and a half-year-long development process of Economists Online [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/bl-subject-repos-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 event report dave puplett cni coalition for networked information google harvard university jisc london school of economics monash university tilburg university university college london repec bibliographic data data data management data set database digital preservation digitisation e-research framework google scholar higher education information society infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability metadata national library open access portal preservation repositories research research information management resource discovery search technology software sword protocol usability video Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1534 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/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="th_International_Digital_Curation_Conference_Moving_to_Multi-Scale_Science:_Managing_Complexity_and_Diversity">5th International Digital Curation Conference – Moving to Multi-Scale Science: Managing Complexity and Diversity</h3> <p>Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London<br />2-4 December 2009<br /><a href="http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2009/">http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2009/</a></p> <p>The International Digital Curation Conference is an established annual event reaching out to individuals, organisations and institutions across all disciplines and domains involved in curating data for e-science and e-research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue61 news and events richard waller american library association arl association of research libraries bbc british library coalition for networked information dcc digital preservation coalition harvard university jisc library of congress london school of economics mla monash university national library of finland national library of wales national science foundation northumbria university oclc research information network talis uk data archive ukoln university college dublin university of bath university of edinburgh university of essex university of strathclyde europeana aggregation archives blog cataloguing cloud computing copyright data data management data set digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation e-learning e-research e-science framework higher education infrastructure interoperability iphone mashup metadata mets mobile moodle national library open access open source podcast portal preservation remote working repositories research search technology semantic web social networks software standards url video web development xml Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1517 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Eduserv Symposium 2009: Evolution Or Revolution: The Future of Identity and Access Management for Research http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/eduserv-2009-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/eduserv-2009-rpt#author1">Shirley Williams</a> reports on the Eduserv Foundation Symposium which took as its theme investigate the intersection between identity management, access management and scholarly research collaboration across institutional and geographic boundaries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/eduserv-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 event report shirley williams eduserv jisc london school of economics national e-science centre science and technology facilities council university of glasgow university of reading access control authentication blog data e-research e-science facebook flickr mobile passwords research shibboleth streaming twitter video wireless Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1500 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/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> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 news and events richard waller cilip cni coalition for networked information cornell university dcc digital preservation coalition eifl goettingen state and university library intute jisc jisc collections jisc digital media kings college london london school of economics oai oclc tasi the national archives university college london powr repositories support project rsp suetr adobe aggregation api archives atom bibliographic data copyright curation data data model data set digital curation digital library digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination e-science framework frbr higher education ict identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability lams licence linked data metadata metadata model multimedia oai-ore open access open archives initiative open source photoshop preservation rdf rdfa repositories research search technology semantic web syndication tagging uri video vocabularies web 2.0 web resources wordpress xml Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1442 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Versioning in Repositories: Implementing Best Practice http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/brace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/brace#author1">Jenny Brace</a> explains why giving time to versioning within a repository is worthwhile and outlines the best practice to implement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="The_VIF_Project">The VIF Project</h2> <p>The Version Identification Framework (VIF) [<a href="#1">1</a>] Project ran between July 2007 and May 2008 and was funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee, (JISC) under the Repositories and Preservation Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>] in order to help develop versioning best practice in repositories.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/brace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 feature article jenny brace ifla jisc london school of economics niso science and technology facilities council university of leeds opendoar vif application profile archives bibliographic data cataloguing copyright data database doi dublin core file format framework frbr identifier institutional repository metadata multimedia preservation rae repositories research search technology software standards uri vocabularies Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1405 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Preservation of Web Resources: Making a Start http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/jisc-powr-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/jisc-powr-rpt#author1">Stephen Emmott</a> reports on a one-day workshop aimed at all those interested in issues relating to institutional Web resource preservation. The event was held by the JISC-PoWR team at the University of London in June 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/jisc-powr-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 event report stephen emmott jisc london school of economics ukoln university of bath university of london university of manchester powr archives cataloguing copyright creative commons data database digital archive digital library digital media digital preservation e-learning facebook foia graphics institutional repository intellectual property internet explorer operating system preservation repositories research software ulcc web 2.0 web development web resources web services wiki Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1417 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Librarian's Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) 2008 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/lilac-2008-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/lilac-2008-rpt#author1">Keir Hopwood</a> reports on three-day conference about current and future trends in the practice of information literacy teaching in Higher Education and beyond.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/lilac-2008-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 event report keir hopwood google jisc london school of economics oreilly university of brighton university of sheffield university of the west of england wellcome library wikipedia blog data higher education infrastructure knowledge management metadata moodle portal research rss search technology second life software standards video vle web 2.0 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1395 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Version Identification: A Growing Problem http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/puplett <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/puplett#author1">Dave Puplett</a> outlines the issues associated with versions in institutional repositories, and discusses the solutions being developed by the Version Identification Framework (VIF) Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/puplett" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 feature article dave puplett jisc london school of economics microsoft niso science and technology facilities council university of leeds datashare geospatial application profile images application profile opendoar vif aggregation application profile bibliographic data data data set dublin core eprints fedora commons framework geospatial data gis identifier learning objects metadata multimedia open access open source preservation provenance repositories research scholarly works application profile search technology software taxonomy video vocabularies Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1371 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 collection development 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 ShibboLEAP: Seven Libraries and a LEAP of Faith http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/moyle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/moyle#author1">Martin Moyle</a> introduces the ShibboLEAP Project, a multi-institution Shibboleth adoption in London, and hopes that later adopters will benefit from its findings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/moyle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 feature article martin moyle imperial college london jisc kings college london london school of economics royal holloway school of oriental and african studies sherpa sherpa-leap university college london university of london gilead jorum perseus secure project shibboleap authentication data database dissemination e-learning eprints framework further education identifier infrastructure ldap moodle personalisation privacy repositories research shibboleth software standards tomcat vocabularies web resources Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1253 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk IWMW 2006: Quality Matters http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/iwmw-2006-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/iwmw-2006-rpt#author1">Adrian Stevenson</a> reports on the 10th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Bath over 14-16 June 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 10th Institutional Web Management Workshop (<a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2006/">IWMW 2006</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] returned to its spiritual home in Bath this year, headquarters of the workshop organisers UKOLN [<a href="#2">2</a>] and the venue of the fourth IWMW workshop held in 2000. It was the first workshop to be chaired by Marieke Guy following nine years with Brian Kelly at the helm from its inception in 1997.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/iwmw-2006-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 event report adrian stevenson amazon cetis eduserv google harvard university iso jisc london school of economics ncsa newcastle university oclc oss watch robert gordon university talis terminalfour ukoln university of aberdeen university of bath university of huddersfield university of leeds university of manchester university of wales university of york w3c e-framework iwmw jisc information environment wikipedia accessibility aggregation ajax archives blog browser cataloguing content management cookie creative commons data database digital repositories e-government e-learning e-research firefox flickr framework further education gif google maps google scholar gopher graphics html instant messaging intellectual property interoperability intranet mailbase marc mashup metadata microformats moodle multimedia open source opml podcast portal research rss search technology semantic web smil sms soa software standards streaming sword protocol tagging usability video vle web 2.0 web app web development web services wiki xcri xhtml xml Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1255 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Rustle of Digital Curation: The JISC Annual Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a>, <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author2">Marieke Guy</a> and <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author3">Maureen Pennock</a> find themselves contemplating e-frameworks, digital curation and repositories at the JISC Annual Conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 14 March 2006 we found ourselves back at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) for the 2006 JISC Conference. The annual conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] is both an opportunity for JISC to platform the variety of activities it funds and for delegates to learn about the full range of JISC's work by participating in seminars, debates, workshops and demonstrations. This report tries to capture the air of the event through a series of session snapshots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report julie allinson marieke guy maureen pennock british library cclrc coalition for networked information dcc dest digital preservation coalition edina google hefce intute jisc jisc collections london school of economics mimas ogc open geospatial consortium sherpa ukoln university of bath university of dundee university of edinburgh university of southampton wellcome trust cd-lor claddier e-framework jisc information environment jorum romeo api archives blog cataloguing copyright curation data data set database digital curation digital preservation digital repositories digitisation e-learning e-research eportfolio eprints flash framework geospatial data gis google maps higher education ict infrastructure institutional repository interoperability learning design learning objects metadata open access open source preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology text mining vocabularies wireless wms xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1235 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Institutional Repository http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/rumsey-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/rumsey-rvw#author1">Sally Rumsey</a> recommends a new book about institutional repositories.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This timely publication has arrived at a point where a number of UK Higher Education (HE) establishments have set up, have started, or have at least considered setting up their own institutional repository (IR). This is a new area for all involved, many experiences so far have been ground-breaking and there are few (if any) IRs which would describe themselves as mature. Not only is the technology developing rapidly, but user needs are continuing to be determined and institutions are expanding the ways in which an IR can serve their needs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/rumsey-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 review sally rumsey london school of economics university of hull repomman archives cataloguing copyright digital library digital preservation dspace electronic theses higher education identifier institutional repository internet explorer interoperability learning objects metadata mets open access open source preservation repositories research software standards Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1241 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Distributed Services Registry Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/dsr-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/dsr-rpt#author1">John Gilby</a> reports on the UKOLN/IESR two-day workshop at Scarman House, University of Warwick on 14-15 July 2005.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The number of available online digital collections is growing all the time and with this comes the need to discover these collections, both by machine (m2m) and by end-users. There is also a trend towards service-orientated architectures and a likely critical part of this will be service registries to assist with discovering services andtheir associated collections. UKOLN and the JISC Information Environment Services Registry Project (IESR) [<a href="#1">1</a>] organised a two-day workshop to look at some of the issues that are likely to be present in building a distributed approach.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/dsr-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 event report john gilby cetis google jisc london school of economics mimas niso oai oclc oregon state university ukoln university of illinois university of liverpool university of oxford iesr jisc information environment access control application profile archives authentication collection description cordra creative commons data digital library dns dublin core e-learning e-science framework infrastructure intellectual property marc metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl portal provenance repositories research rslp rss schema search technology service registry soap sru srw standards uddi url web services wiki xml xml schema z39.50 Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1196 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Building the Info Grid http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt#author1">Wolfram Horstmann</a>, <a href="/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt#author2">Liv Fugl</a> and <a href="/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt#author3">Jessica Lindholm</a> report on the two-day conference Building the Info Grid on trends and perspectives in digital library technology and services held in Copenhagen in September.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Danish Electronic Research Library (<a href="http://www.deff.dk/default.aspx?lang=english">DEFF</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] offered a two-day event, <a href="http://seminar.deff.dk/">Building the Info Grid</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>], focusing on the recent and upcoming developments in digital information management, more specifically on the possibilites and challenges of providing integrated access to scholarly content and communication, via distributed technological services and infrastructural software.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 event report jessica lindholm liv fugl wolfram horstmann california digital library cornell university digital peer publishing elsevier google ibm ims institute for product development jisc london school of economics mpeg national science foundation school of oriental and african studies ukoln authentication bibliographic data content packaging data digital library fedora commons framework google scholar identifier infrastructure interoperability repositories research search technology shibboleth soa software standards Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1199 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/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="events0"></a>PV 2005: Ensuring long-term preservation and adding value to scientific and technical data</p> <p>Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK<br />21-23 November 2005</p> <p>This conference is the third of a series on long-term preservation and adding value to scientific data. Topics covered include:</p> <h4 id="Ensuring_long-term_data_preservation">1. Ensuring long-term data preservation</h4> <p>State of the art of data archiving and access techniques, for example:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 news and events richard waller american library association british library cilip d-lib magazine ifla jisc library of congress liverpool john moores university london school of economics mla oai tasi ukoln university of manchester cree archives blog cataloguing content provider copyright data database digital curation digital library digital preservation e-business e-learning file sharing foi foia graphics higher education instructional design intellectual property interoperability marc metadata mobile oai-pmh ontologies open access open source photoshop portal preservation privacy rdf research resource description resource description and access search technology semantic web software standardisation standards svg url vle wsrp xml Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1200 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Local Data Users in the UK Academic Community http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/martinez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/martinez#author1">Luis Martinez</a> and <a href="/issue44/martinez#author2">Stuart Macdonald</a> discuss the differing areas of expertise within the UK data libraries with particular reference to their relationship with National Data Centres, the role of the Data Information Specialists Committee - UK (DISC-UK) and other information specialists.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article will report on existing local data support infrastructures within the UK tertiary education community. It will discuss briefly early methods and traditions of data collection within UK territories. In addition it will focus on the current UK data landscape with particular reference to specialised national data centres which provide access to large-scale government surveys, macro socio-economic data, population censuses and spatial data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/martinez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article luis martinez stuart macdonald ahds ahrc edina google iassist jisc london school of economics mimas uk data archive university of edinburgh university of essex university of manchester university of oxford digimap jisc information environment sosig x4l sdit archives bibliographic data blog curation data data mining data set database digital media digital repositories digitisation dissemination e-learning geospatial data gis metadata microdata mobile mobile phone multimedia open access podcast preservation repositories research search technology semantic web software video web services wiki wireless wireless application profile Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1167 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Installing Shibboleth http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/mcleish <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/mcleish#author1">Simon McLeish</a> describes the experience of Shibboleth installation in a Higher Education environment, and suggests ways to make this experience more user-friendly.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="What_and_Why_Is_Shibboleth">What and Why Is Shibboleth?</h2> <p>One of the major issues that faces all today's Internet users is identity management: how to prove to a Web site that you are who you claim you are, and do so securely enough to prevent someone else being able to convince the Web site that they are you. There are many initiatives attacking the problem, with approaches both technical and legal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/mcleish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 tooled up simon mcleish edina eduserv google london school of economics microsoft mimas perseus sdss access control apache archives authentication cookie data fedora commons higher education infrastructure institutional repository ldap licence linux metadata open source passwords portal repositories research saml schema search technology shibboleth software standards tomcat wiki windows xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1148 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EuroCAMP 2005 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/eurocamp-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/eurocamp-rpt#author1">Masha Garibyan</a> and <a href="/issue43/eurocamp-rpt#author2">Ann Borda</a> report on the first Campus Architecture Middleware Planning workshop in Europe hosted by the Politecnico di Torino.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The rapid expansion of the Web and Internet in recent years has brought many benefits. It has never been easier to access scholarly information from anywhere in the world in real time. However, this information is often held in disparate systems and is protected by a variety of access control mechanisms, such as usernames and passwords. Many users have to struggle with increasingly complicated access control systems in order to access information they require. This is especially the case in Higher and Further Education.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/eurocamp-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 event report ann borda masha garibyan eduserv jisc london school of economics microsoft oasis stanford university university of kent perseus access control authentication data digital identity e-research further education higher education identifier infrastructure interoperability jstor ldap metadata open source passwords portal preservation privacy repositories research saml schema shibboleth software xacml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1150 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 Shibboleth Installation Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/shibboleth-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/shibboleth-rpt#author1">James Sankar</a> and <a href="/issue42/shibboleth-rpt#author2">Masha Garibyan</a> report on the first ever Shibboleth Installation Workshop in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Staff and students in Higher and Further Education institutions currently experience an overload of information. In many cases, this information is held on different systems, available via widely differing levels of access control, ranging from open to strictly controlled access. Access controls are also subject to data protection legislation and/or tough licensing conditions. One way of overcoming the problem of accessing information from various systems is to build Web portals. These can provide a superficial environment for the presentation of information from various sources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/shibboleth-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report james sankar masha garibyan jisc london school of economics ukerna perseus access control authentication data ejournal further education identifier infrastructure jstor open source portal privacy research shibboleth software web portal Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1123 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Hyper Clumps, Mini Clumps and National Catalogues: Resource Discovery for the 21st Century http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/cc-interops-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/cc-interops-rpt#author1">John Gilby</a> reports on a one-day conference about resource discovery, held at the British Library Conference Centre, London in November.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--table of contents --><!--table of contents --><p class="small"><a href="#one">Introduction</a><br /><a href="#two">Keynote Speech: The Concept of a 'National Catalogue'</a> - Jean Sykes<br /><a href="#three">Interoperability: Architectures and Connections - </a> John Gilby &amp; Ashley Sanders<br /><a href="#four">Making Sense of Hybrid Union Catalogues: Collection Landscaping in Complex Information Environments</a> - Gordon Dunsire<br /><a href="#five">Interoperability: The Performance of Institutional Catalogues</a> - Fraser Nicolaides &amp; George Macgregor</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/cc-interops-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report john gilby amazon british library cerlim edina google jisc library of congress london school of economics manchester metropolitan university mimas ukoln university of plymouth cc-interop elib jafer jisc information environment suncat worldcat aggregation bath profile bibliographic data cataloguing collection description copac data digital library dublin core ftp information retrieval interoperability java library management systems marc21 metadata research resource discovery rslp schema search technology software srw standards video web services z39.50 Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1124 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Information Architecture - Designing Information Environments for Purpose http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/paschoud-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/paschoud-rvw#author1">John Paschoud</a> looks at this collection of articles and finds some good parts in a generally ineffective whole.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is not a book that is intended to be read cover-to-cover, and the editors make this clear in a handy reading guide. The authors collected here come from a range of backgrounds and organisations across the public and private sectors, but predominantly (like the two editors) from what I would call the information management consultancy industry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/paschoud-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 review john paschoud jisc london school of economics elib jisc information environment archives framework information architecture interoperability metadata open source software xml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1072 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Biggest Digital Library Conference in the World http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/icdl2004-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/icdl2004-rpt#author1">John Paschoud</a> reports on the International Conference on Digital Libraries held in New Delhi, India, 24-27 February 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="An_amazing_event_in_an_amazing_place">An amazing event, in an amazing place</h2> <p>India is an amazing place, and one that broadens the experience of any Western first-time visitor. I was no exception, and my personal conceptual scales for many things have been extended way beyond where they ended before. (I thought that South Londoners, Parisians and Milanese would be obvious contenders for the world championships in dangerous urban driving - until I tried the Delhi rush-hour in a 3-wheel taxi!)</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/icdl2004-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 event report john paschoud jisc london school of economics university of arizona jisc information environment archives digital library digitisation dissemination ict infrastructure mis mobile naan open source preservation research software Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1042 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Bath Profile Four Years On: What's Being Done in the UK? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/bath-profile-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/bath-profile-rpt#author1">Fraser Nicolaides</a> gives us his take on the conference to review the implementation of the Bath Profile in the UK, July 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The genesis of the Bath Profile occurred at a meeting in Bath Spa during August 1999. It sought to address a wide range of issues pertaining to the effectiveness of the search and retrieval processes between Z39.50 client and server services. Over the ensuing months, members of the relevant communities created an ISO-recognised profile specifically intended to have international application. In June 2000, Release 1.1 of the Bath Profile gave precise semantic definition to the abstract search types used by Z39.50-enabled services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/bath-profile-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 event report fraser nicolaides ansi edina iso jisc london school of economics mimas niso talis ukoln university of sheffield iesr jisc information environment authentication bath profile bibliographic data cataloguing copyright database html interoperability portal research resource discovery search technology service registry standards url z39.50 Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 980 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Access Management: The Key to a Portal - The Experience of the Subject Portals Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/SPP <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/SPP#author1">Francisco Pinto</a> and <a href="/issue35/SPP#author2">Michael Fraser</a> report on the experience of the Subject Portals Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Portals are widely suggested as important tools to facilitate the hard task of finding and accessing useful information for learning, teaching and research [<a href="#1">1</a>]. In this context, the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) [<a href="#2">2</a>] is enrolled in the Subject Portals Project (SPP) [<a href="#3">3</a>] with the aim of developing and deploying subject-based portals to provide the UK's HE and FE communities with integrated access to distributed resources within the JISC Information Environment (IE) [<a href="#4">4</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/SPP" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article francisco pinto michael a. fraser cni ieee jisc london school of economics microsoft oxford university computing services ukoln university of oxford dner eevl jisc information environment sosig subject portals project access control apache api archives authentication authorisation service browser cookie data data set database digital library dublin core framework further education infrastructure internet explorer interoperability java ldap metadata namespace open source passwords personalisation portal research resource discovery shibboleth soap software standardisation uportal url web browser Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 943 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: Surfing Historical UK University Web Sites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> outlines strategies for choosing appropriate standards for building Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It has been said that those who ignore history, are condemned to repeat it. In the Web world we can be so excited by new developments that we may forget approaches we have taken in the past and fail to learn from our mistakes. This article describes how the WayBack Machine <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> was used to look at the history of UK University Web sites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 tooled up brian kelly birkbeck college birmingham city university central school of speech and drama courtauld institute of art de montfort university edinburgh college of art glasgow school of art goldsmiths college google imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university nottingham trent university open university queens university belfast robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal agricultural college royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college royal welsh college of music and drama school of oriental and african studies south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of central lancashire university of east london university of london university of oxford university of surrey university of the west of england university of wales university of west london internet archive archives browser digital preservation flash higher education internet explorer intranet java javascript preservation research search technology standards url wayback machine Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 953 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: A Survey of Web Server Software Used by UK University Web Sites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> with an update of his survey of server software used by central Web sites in UK Universities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A survey of Web server software used on UK University Web sites was carried out in October 1997 and the findings were reported in <em>Ariadne</em> issue 12 <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>. The survey was repeated in September 2000 and the updated findings published in <em>Ariadne</em> issue 21 <a href="#ref-02">[2]</a>.</p> <p>The survey was repeated in November 2002 and the findings are published in this article.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 tooled up brian kelly apache software foundation birkbeck college birmingham city university central school of speech and drama courtauld institute of art de montfort university edinburgh college of art glasgow school of art goldsmiths college imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university microsoft ncsa nottingham trent university open university queens university belfast robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal agricultural college royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college royal welsh college of music and drama school of oriental and african studies south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of central lancashire university of dundee university of east london university of london university of oxford university of surrey university of the west of england university of wales university of west london gnu apache browser cookie higher education interoperability linux php pics privacy research software url windows Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 932 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Personalisation of the Digital Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/ramsden-perrot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/ramsden-perrot#author1">Michelle Perrott</a> and <a href="/issue34/ramsden-perrot#author2">Anne Ramsden</a> report on the Joint Open University - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Seminar on Personalisation and Digital Libraries hosted at the Open University, October 2002.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The interest in personalisation began with online commerce and the need for one-to-one relationships with customers in the early 1990s. Higher education is rapidly moving towards online delivery and mass education, so students could benefit from more personalised services, hence the recent interest in institutional portals, such as uPortal (1), which can personalise and present information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/ramsden-perrot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 event report anne ramsden michelle perrott amazon cni coalition for networked information jisc knowledge media institute london school of economics open university ukoln agora jisc information environment authentication cataloguing content management data database digital library higher education information retrieval infrastructure interoperability learning objects metadata namespace ontologies personalisation portal privacy research semantic web soap software uportal url videoconferencing vocabularies web browser web portal web resources web services Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 935 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review: E-learning and Teaching in Library and Information Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/paschoud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Book review by <a href="/issue34/paschoud#author1">John Paschoud</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since their first recorded appearance in history (take your pick from <a href="http://www.libraryhq.com/libhistory.html" title="www.libraryhq.com/libhistory.html">www.libraryhq.com/libhistory.html</a>), librarians have had an important role in education at all levels in all major cultures. But the exponential pace of technology change is such that many of them, and the institutions they work in, have not yet caught up with the special relevance of Internet-based technologies for learning. Reading Barbara Allan's latest book would be an effective way to remedy this, quite comprehensively.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/paschoud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 review john paschoud jisc london school of economics inspiral digital library e-learning html managed learning environment research rslp url Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 937 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: An Accessibility Analysis of UK University Entry Points http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the accessibility of entry points of UK University Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) came into effect on 1 <sup>st</sup> September 2002. The Act removes the previous exemption of education from the Disability Discrimination Act (1995), ensuring that discrimination against disabled students will be unlawful. Institutions will incur additional responsibilities in 2003, with the final sections of legislation coming into effect in 2005 <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 tooled up brian kelly alt bbc birkbeck college birmingham city university central school of speech and drama courtauld institute of art de montfort university edinburgh college of art glasgow school of art goldsmiths college imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university nottingham trent university open university queens university belfast robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal agricultural college royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college royal welsh college of music and drama school of oriental and african studies south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of bristol university of cambridge university of central lancashire university of east london university of london university of oxford university of sheffield university of surrey university of the west of england university of wales university of west london w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility browser data dtd flash higher education html identifier javascript research software url web resources Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 918 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk