Overview of content related to 'london school of economics' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/12346/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=john%20paschoud&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en 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 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 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 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 Internet 2 Spring Member Meeting http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/internet2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/internet2#author1">John Paschoud</a> reports on an Internet2 meeting, Arlington, Virginia, 6th – 8th May 2002, which discussed Networks, Applications and Middleware.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Internet2 is a consortium framework organisation (a bit like JISC in the UK) within which a large number of projects are cultivated and coordinated. Members are mainly US universities, US government agencies, and significant commercial partners such as IBM and Cisco Systems. Its' purpose is as its' title suggests: to foster the implementation of the "next generation" Internet. A meeting for all members is normally held each spring and autumn.</p> <p>Internet2 projects divide into 3 main strands:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/internet2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 event report john paschoud edina elsevier ibm jisc london school of economics ukerna authentication browser communications protocol data digital library framework higher education html identifier infrastructure interoperability jpg ldap metadata namespace shibboleth software standardisation url video web browser zip Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 900 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Filling in the PIE: HeadLine's Resource Data Model http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/paschoud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue27/paschoud#author1">John Paschoud</a> explains the concepts of representation and use of metadata in the Resource Data Model (RDM) that has been developed by the HeadLine project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h1 id="header-1">&nbsp;</h1> <p>This article explains the concepts of representation and use of metadata describing library information resource collections in the Resource Data Model (RDM) that has been developed by the HeadLine project [http://www.headline.ac.uk/]. It is based on documentation originally intended for library staff who may become involved in maintenance of metadata in the RDM, as the deliverables of the project are handed-over into mainstream use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/paschoud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue27 feature article john paschoud d-lib magazine iso london school of economics microsoft elib jisc information environment authentication bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing data data model data set database ejournal graphics html identifier interoperability library management systems licence metadata mis object database preservation repositories research rslp schema search technology software sql standards thesaurus url usability z39.50 Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 769 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk