Overview of content related to 'cache' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1262/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Developing a Prototype Library WebApp for Mobile Devices http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/cooper-brewerton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/cooper-brewerton#author1">Jason Cooper</a> and <a href="/issue71/cooper-brewerton#author2">Gary Brewerton</a> describe the development of a prototype WebApp to improve access to Library systems at Loughborough University for mobile devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reviewing Loughborough University Library’s Web site statistics over a 12-month period (October 2011 – September 2012) showed a monthly average of 1,200 visits via mobile devices (eg smart phones and tablet computers). These visits account for 4% of the total monthly average visits; but plotting the percentage of visits per month from such mobile devices demonstrated over the period a steady increase, rising from 2% to 8%.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/cooper-brewerton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 tooled up gary brewerton jason cooper apple google loughborough university w3c adobe ajax android apache api authentication blog browser cache cataloguing content management cookie css data framework google books html html5 ipad iphone itunes java javascript jquery json library management systems local storage metadata mobile native app native apps open source passwords perl restful rss standards tablet computer url vocabularies web app web browser web development widget xhtml xml Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:33:09 +0000 admin 2438 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Wellcome Library, Digital http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/henshaw-kiley <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/henshaw-kiley#author1">Christy Henshaw</a> and <a href="/issue71/henshaw-kiley#author2">Robert Kiley</a> describe how the Wellcome Library has transformed its information systems to support mass digitisation of historic collections.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Online access is now the norm for many spheres of discovery and learning. What benefits bricks-and-mortar libraries have to offer in this digital age is a subject of much debate and concern, and will continue to be so as learning resources and environments shift ever more from the physical to the virtual. In order to maintain a place in this dual environment, most research libraries strive to replicate their traditional offerings in the digital world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/henshaw-kiley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 feature article christy henshaw robert kiley jisc wellcome library wellcome trust algorithm api archives authentication bibliographic data blog born digital cache cataloguing content management copyright creative commons data database digital archive digital asset management digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation facebook flash framework html html5 information architecture infrastructure javascript jpeg jpeg 2000 json library management systems licence metadata mets mobile passwords portal preservation preservation metadata repositories research search technology standards twitter url usability video web browser xml schema Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:52:03 +0000 lisrw 2449 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Motivations for the Development of a Web Resource Synchronisation Framework http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/lewis-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/lewis-et-al#author1">Stuart Lewis</a>, <a href="/issue70/lewis-et-al#author2">Richard Jones</a> and <a href="/issue70/lewis-et-al#author3">Simeon Warner</a> explain some of the motivations behind the development of the ResourceSync Framework.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article describes the motivations behind the development of the ResourceSync Framework. The Framework addresses the need to synchronise resources between Web sites. &nbsp;Resources cover a wide spectrum of types, such as metadata, digital objects, Web pages, or data files. &nbsp;There are many scenarios in which the ability to perform some form of synchronisation is required. Examples include aggregators such as Europeana that want to harvest and aggregate collections of resources, or preservation services that wish to archive Web sites as they change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/lewis-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 tooled up richard jones simeon warner stuart lewis aberystwyth university cornell university imperial college london jisc library of congress niso oai oclc ukoln university of edinburgh university of oxford dbpedia europeana opendoar wikipedia access control aggregation api archives atom cache cataloguing data data management data set database digital library doi dspace dublin core eprints framework ftp higher education html hypertext identifier interoperability knowledge base linked data metadata namespace national library oai-ore oai-pmh open access open archives initiative open source passwords portal portfolio preservation provenance repositories research rfc rss search technology service oriented architecture software sru srw standards sword protocol syndication twitter uri url web app web resources web services xml z39.50 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:58:46 +0000 lisrw 2392 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 69 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/editorial#author1">The editor</a> introduces readers to the content of <em>Ariadne</em> Issue 69.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Never blessed with any sporting acumen, I have to confess to a degree of ambivalence towards the London Olympics unfolding around this issue as it publishes. That does not mean that I do not wish all the participants well in what after all is an enormous achievement just to be able to compete there at all. While I admit to not watching every team walk and wave, I cannot deny that the beginning and end of the Opening Ceremony [<a href="#1">1</a>] did grab my attention. Who could blame me? I suspect we sat as a nation terrified to discover what this would say about us all.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 editorial richard waller bbc blackboard jisc jisc collections loughborough university ukoln university of bath university of glamorgan university of pretoria devcsi wikipedia accessibility aggregation api archives authentication blog cache collection development content management data database digital preservation drupal ebook framework internet explorer json knowledge management licence metadata ocr opac open source perl refworks repositories research schema search technology shibboleth standards usability visualisation wiki xml Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:45:13 +0000 lisrw 2372 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Redeveloping the Loughborough Online Reading List System http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/knight-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/knight-et-al#author1">Jon Knight</a>, <a href="/issue69/knight-et-al#author2">Jason Cooper</a> and <a href="/issue69/knight-et-al#author3">Gary Brewerton</a> describe the redevelopment of Loughborough University’s open source reading list system.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Loughborough Online Reading Lists System (LORLS) [<a href="#1">1</a>] has been developed at Loughborough University since the late 1990s.&nbsp; LORLS was originally implemented at the request of the University’s Learning and Teaching Committee simply to make reading lists available online to students.&nbsp; The Library staff immediately saw the benefit of such a system in not only allowing students ready access to academics’ reading lists but also in having such access themselves. This was because a significant number of academics were bypassing the library when generating and distributing lists to their students who were then in turn surprised when the library did not have the recommended books either in stock or in sufficient numbers to meet demand.</p> <p>The first version of the system produced by the Library Systems Team was part of a project that also had a ‘reading lists amnesty’ in which academics were encouraged to provide their reading lists to the library which then employed some temporary staff over the summer to enter them into the new system.&nbsp; This meant that the first version of LORLS went live in July 2000 with a reasonable percentage of lists already in place.&nbsp; Subsequently the creation and editing of reading lists was made the responsibility of the academics or departmental admin staff, with some assistance from library staff.</p> <p>LORLS was written in Perl, with a MySQL database back-end.&nbsp; Most user interfaces were delivered via the web, with a limited number of back-end scripts that helped the systems staff maintain the system and alert library staff to changes that had been made to reading lists.</p> <p>Soon after the first version of LORLS went live at Loughborough, a number of other universities expressed an interest in using or modifying the system. Permission was granted by the University to release it as open source under the General Public Licence (GPL)[<a href="#2">2</a>].&nbsp; New versions were released as the system was developed and bugs were fixed. The last version of the original LORLS code base/data design was version 5, which was downloaded by sites worldwide.</p> <h2 id="Redesign">Redesign</h2> <p>By early 2007 it was decided to take a step back and see if there were things that could be done better in LORLS.&nbsp; Some design decisions made in 1999 no longer made sense eight years later.&nbsp; Indeed some of the database design was predicated on how teaching modules were supposed to work at Loughborough and it had already become clear that the reality of how they were deployed was often quite different.&nbsp; For example, during the original design, the principle was that each module would have a single reading list associated with it.&nbsp; Within a few years several modules had been found that were being taught by two (or more!) academics, all wanting their own independent reading list.</p> <p>Some of the structuring of the data in the MySQL database began to limit how the system could be developed.&nbsp; The University began to plan an organisational restructuring shortly after the redesign of LORLS was commenced, and it was clear that the simple departmental structure was likely to be replaced by a more fluid school and department mix.</p> <p>Library staff were also beginning to request new features that were thus increasingly awkward to implement.&nbsp; Rather than leap through hoops to satisfy them within the framework of the existing system, it made sense to add them into the design process for a full redesign.</p> <p>It was also felt that the pure CGI-driven user interface could do with a revamp.&nbsp; The earlier LORLS user interfaces used only basic HTML forms, with little in the way of client-side scripting.&nbsp; Whilst that meant that they tended to work on any web browser and were pretty accessible, they were also a bit clunky compared to some of the newer dynamic web sites.</p> <p>A distinct separation of the user interface from the back-end database was decided upon to improve localization and portability of the system as earlier versions of LORLS had already shown that many sites took the base code and then customised the user interface parts of the CGI scripts to their own look and feel.&nbsp; The older CGI scripts were a mix of user interaction elements and database access and processing, which made this task a bit more difficult than it really needed to be.</p> <p>Separating the database code from the user interface code would let people easily tinker with one without unduly affecting the other.&nbsp; It would also allow local experimentation with multiple user-interface designs for different user communities or devices.</p> <p>This implied that a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) would need to be defined. As asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)[<a href="#3">3</a>] interactions had been successful applied in a number of recent projects the team had worked on, XML was chosen as the format to be used.&nbsp; At first simple object access protocol (SOAP) style XML requests was experimented with, as well as XML responses, but it was soon realised that SOAP was far too heavy-weight for most of the API calls, so a lighter ‘RESTful’ API was selected.&nbsp; The API was formed of CGI scripts that took normal parameters as input and returned XML documents for the client to parse and display.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/knight-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 tooled up gary brewerton jason cooper jon knight google harvard university loughborough university microsoft gnu access control ajax api archives authentication bibliographic data blog cache chrome cookie data database digital library e-learning framework google books gpl html javascript jquery json library management systems licence metadata moodle mysql open source perl refworks restful schema shibboleth soap software sql standards web browser xml z39.50 zip Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:32:55 +0000 lisrw 2354 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Future of the Past of the Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/fpw11-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/fpw11-rpt#author1">Matthew Brack</a> reports on the one-day international workshop 'The Future of the Past of the Web' held at the British Library Conference Centre, London on 7 October, 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>We have all heard at least some of the extraordinary statistics that attempt to capture the sheer size and ephemeral nature of the Web. According to the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), more than 70 new domains are registered and more than 500,000 documents are added to the Web every minute [<a href="#1">1</a>]. This scale, coupled with its ever-evolving use, present significant challenges to those concerned with preserving both the content and context of the Web.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/fpw11-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 event report matthew brack bbc british library bsi dcc digital preservation coalition google hanzo archives institute of historical research iso jisc kings college london library of congress nhs oxford internet institute the national archives university of oxford university of sheffield wellcome library arcomem internet archive memento uk government web archive aggregation algorithm api archives big data blog browser cache curation data data mining data model digital asset management digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination doi flickr identifier interoperability library data lod metadata preservation repositories research search technology social web software tag cloud twitter ulcc uri url visualisation warc wayback machine web resources wordpress youtube Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:06:52 +0000 lisrw 2236 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Reading Van Gogh Online? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/boot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/boot#author1">Peter Boot</a> shows how log analysis can be employed to assess a site's usability, usage, and users, using the Van Gogh letter edition as an example.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v5 author edits, revised images and new table 4 : 2011-02-21-17-21 REW --><!-- v5 author edits, revised images and new table 4 : 2011-02-21-17-21 REW --><p>Large amounts of money are spent building scholarly resources on the web. Unlike online retailers, large publishers and banks, scholarly institutions tend not to monitor very closely the way visitors use their web sites. In this article I would like to show that a look at the traces users leave behind in the Web servers' log files can teach us much about our sites' usability and about the way visitors use them.</p> <p>In 2009 the <a href="http://www.huygensinstituut.knaw.nl/">Huygens Institute</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>], together with the <a href="http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/">Van Gogh Museum</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>], published a new edition of the letters of Vincent van Gogh. The complete edition was <a href="http://vangoghletters.org/vg/">published online</a> [<a href="#3">3</a>], and is accessible for free; there is also a six-volume book edition [<a href="#4">4</a>]. The online edition was reviewed in a number of publications [<a href="#5">5</a>][<a href="#6">6</a>][<a href="#7">7</a>]. I will use the server logs of the Van Gogh edition as an example of what we can learn about our visitors. I will focus not on the simple quantities, but try to assess the visitors' access patterns. When we created the edition, our assumption was that researchers would use the web site, while people who wanted to read the letters would favour the book. The desire to test that assumption was one of the reasons for embarking on this investigation.</p> <p>When users view, or read, editions online, busy traffic is going on between their browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari), and the web server where the edition is located. Web servers keep logs of this traffic, and inspecting the logs gives us an opportunity to see how people are actually using the editions that we create. When people buy a book, this shows their intention to use it, in some sense. When people go to a web site, the server registers their visit, including, depending on the design of the site, every page they read and every search they do.</p> <p>Most of the work on log analysis in scholarly environments has been done in the context of libraries researching use of electronic journals [<a href="#8">8</a>]. The financial interest in accurate knowledge about usage patterns in that context is obviously important. The LAIRAH (Log Analysis of Digital Resources in the Arts and Humanities) study [<a href="#9">9</a>] used log analysis on portal sites in order to assess usage of digital resources in the arts and humanities. I believe the present article is the first reported study on actual usage data of a scholarly digital edition.</p> <p>First I will discuss why these log data deserve investigation. I then will show what the data that we collect looks like and discuss both their potential and their limitations. I will give a brief overview of the edition site, as the log data can only be understood in the context of the site's structure and navigational facilities. Then I'll show a number of the things that can be done on the basis of the log files.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/boot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 feature article peter boot google huygens institute for dutch history university college london archives bibliographic data blog browser cache data digital library firefox graphics internet explorer operating system portal research safari search technology usability visualisation windows Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1603 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Moving Targets: Web Preservation and Reference Management http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/davis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/davis#author1">Richard Davis</a> discusses the role of Web preservation in reference management. This article is based on a presentation given at the Innovations in Reference Management workshop, January 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v3: amended in light of author's further final-read revisions 2010-02-12-11-11 rew --><!-- v3: amended in light of author's further final-read revisions 2010-02-12-11-11 rew --><p>It seems fair to say that the lion's share of work on developing online tools for reference and citation management by students and researchers has focused on familiar types of publication. They generally comprise resources that can be neatly and discretely bound in the covers of a book or journal, or their electronic analogues, like the Portable Document Format (PDF): objects in established library or database systems, with ISBNs and ISSNs underwritten by the authority of formal publication and legal deposit.</p> <p>Yet, increasingly, native Web resources are also becoming eminently citable, and managing both the resources, and references to them, is an ongoing challenge. Moreover, the issues associated with referencing this kind of material have received comparatively little attention, beyond introducing the convention that includes the URL and the date it was accessed in bibliographies. While it may be hard to quantify the "average lifespan of a web page" [<a href="#1">1</a>], what is undeniable is that Web resources are highly volatile and prone to deletion or amendment without warning.</p> <p>Web Preservation is one field of endeavour which attempts to counter the Web's transient tendency, and a variety of approaches continue to be explored. The aim of this article is to convey the fairly simple message that many themes and concerns of Web preservation are equally relevant in the quest for effective reference management in academic research, particularly given the rate at which our dependence on Web-delivered resources is growing.</p> <p>Digital preservation is, naturally, a strong theme in the work of the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC)'s Digital Archives Department, and Web preservation has featured particularly strongly in recent years. This article will draw upon several initiatives with which we have been involved recently. These include: the 2008 JISC Preservation of Web Resources Project (JISC-PoWR) [<a href="#2">2</a>], on which we worked with Brian Kelly and Marieke Guy of UKOLN; our work for the UK Web Archiving Consortium; and the ongoing JISC ArchivePress Project [<a href="#3">3</a>] (itself, in many ways, a sequel to JISC-PoWR).</p> <p>Another perspective that I bring is as a part-time student myself, on the MSc E-Learning programme at Edinburgh University. As a consequence I have papers to read, and write, and a dissertation imminent. So for this reason too I have a stake in making it easier to keep track of information for reading lists, footnotes and bibliographies, whether with desktop tools or Web-based tools, or through features in online VLEs, databases and repositories.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article richard davis british library dcc digital preservation coalition google intute jisc leiden university the national archives ukoln university of edinburgh university of london wellcome trust internet archive jisc information environment powr wikipedia archives atom blog browser cache content management cool uri copyright data database digital archive digital curation digital preservation document format e-learning framework higher education identifier metadata open access open source preservation repositories research rss standards ulcc uri url wayback machine web 2.0 web app web resources web standards wiki wordpress Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1523 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Website Optimization http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/cliff-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/cliff-rvw#author1">Pete Cliff</a> used to think 'Website Optimisation' simply meant compressing images and avoiding nested tables, but in this he book finds out how much more there is to it, even in the Age of Broadband.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 4, to accept final edit's supplied by book's author 2008-11-18 REW --><!-- version 4, to accept final edit's supplied by book's author 2008-11-18 REW --><p>Serendipity can be a wonderful thing. It was a Tuesday, over coffee, that the esteemed editor of this publication presented me with a copy of <em>Website Optimization</em> and asked if I would be interested in reviewing it. Two days later, at a regular team meeting for the Repositories Support Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] (RSP), we discussed (rather generally) how we might boost the search ranking and usage of the RSP Web site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/cliff-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 review pete cliff google jisc oreilly ukoln university of bath w3c repositories support project rsp seo project wikipedia ajax apache cache cool uri css framework html metadata microformats open source rdf repositories research resource description search engine optimisation search technology semantic web software uri video wireless Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1443 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ARROW, DART and ARCHER: A Quiver Full of Research Repository and Related Projects http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/treloar-groenewegen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/treloar-groenewegen#author2">Andrew Treloar</a> and <a href="/issue51/treloar-groenewegen#author1">David Groenewegen</a> describe three inter-related projects to support scholarly outputs and the e-research life cycle which have been funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/treloar-groenewegen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 feature article andrew treloar david groenewegen dest monash university national library of australia oai university of queensland accessibility archives cache cataloguing content management curation data data management data set digital library digital repositories dissemination dspace e-research eprints fedora commons framework identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata national library oai-pmh ontologies open access open archives initiative open source persistent identifier portal privacy repositories research schema search technology shibboleth software sru srw standards url web services Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1307 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Why Ask Me, and Does 'X' Mark the Spot? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> takes a look at different versions of Ask to see how it is developing and looks at how it is emerging from its servant roots.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 feature article phil bradley amazon bbc google microsoft internet archive wikipedia archives blog bmp cache data digital library file format flickr identifier rss search technology thesaurus url video wayback machine wordnet zip Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1310 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Video Streaming of Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/tourte-tonkin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/tourte-tonkin#author2">Greg Tourte</a> and <a href="/issue49/tourte-tonkin#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> describe the set-up and use of video streaming technology at the IWMW 2006 event.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The recent 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>] was a rare opportunity to try out a few new pieces of technology. With events that occur at a different location each year, it is often difficult to do so, since the infrastructure at the venue may not be suitable, and it is difficult to liase effectively with technical staff at the venue before the event in order to put all the necessary technology into place.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/tourte-tonkin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article emma tonkin greg tourte apache software foundation apple bbc ieee microsoft mpeg ukoln university of bath iwmw wikipedia algorithm asf avi cache codec data dvd file format flash flash video gpl graphics h.263 h.264 infrastructure interoperability licence linux mac os mp3 mpeg-1 mpeg-2 mpeg-4 multimedia ogg ogg theora preservation quicktime research software standards streaming theora usability video video codec video encoding web development windows windows media wireless wmv Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1274 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Accoona: Super-Charged Super Target Searching http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> puts a relative newcomer through its paces and finds some very useful features together with potential for improvement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 feature article phil bradley google cache data database rss search technology standards url Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1251 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Retrospective on the RDN http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/hiom#author1">Debra Hiom</a>, in the first of a two-part series on the Resource Discovery Network, looks back at the development of the RDN and its activities to date.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction"><a name="introduction"></a>Introduction</h2> <p>This article will describe the history of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) [<a href="#1">1</a>], charting the development of subject gateways in the UK since 1993 to the present day. To help set the history of the gateways in the wider context of the resource discovery landscape in the last decade or so, readers are encouraged to refer to Lorcan Dempsey's recent article on the development of digital libraries [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article debra hiom ahrc british library hea heriot-watt university ilrt intute jisc kings college london ukoln university of bath university of birmingham university of bristol university of hull university of london university of manchester university of oxford university of reading university of surrey bril cain dner eevl elib ihr-info jisc information environment sosig subject portals project aggregation application profile archives cache cataloguing database digital library digitisation dublin core framework ftp further education higher education interoperability lom metadata portal research resource discovery search technology software standards subject gateway vocabularies web resources z39.50 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1229 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk QMSearch: A Quality Metrics-aware Search Framework http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/krowne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/krowne#author1">Aaron Krowne</a> and <a href="/issue47/krowne#author2">Urvashi Gadi</a> present a framework which improves searching in the context of scholarly digital libraries by taking a 'quality metrics-aware' approach.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this article we present a framework, QMSearch, which improves searching in the context of scholarly digital libraries by taking a 'quality metrics-aware' approach. This means the digital library deployer or end-user can customise how results are presented, including aspects of both ranking and organisation in general, based upon standard metadata attributes and quality indicators derived from the general library information environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/krowne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article aaron krowne urvashi gadi amazon d-lib magazine emory university google microsoft oai jisc information environment aggregation apache archives browser cache css data data mining data model database digital library doc dublin core fedora commons framework genetic algorithm google scholar html identifier information retrieval interoperability java javascript lucene metadata modelling open archives initiative open source provenance repositories research schema search technology software standards stylesheet usability video visualisation web browser xml xsl xslt Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1230 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dempsey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/dempsey#author1">Lorcan Dempsey</a> considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>We have recently come through several decennial celebrations: the W3C, the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, <em>D-Lib Magazine</em>, and now <em>Ariadne</em>. What happened clearly in the mid-nineties was the convergence of the Web with more pervasive network connectivity, and this made our sense of the network as a shared space for research and learning, work and play, a more real and apparently achievable goal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dempsey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article lorcan dempsey amazon bldsc british library california digital library d-lib magazine dest google harvard university iso jisc microsoft national library of australia oai oclc research information network sakai university of virginia w3c archives hub bath information and data services dner e-framework ebank uk elib irra jisc information environment worldcat aggregation api archives authentication authentication service bibliographic data blog born digital browser cache cataloguing content management copac copyright crm curation data data set database digital asset management digital curation digital identity digital library digital preservation digitisation dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning e-research eportfolio firefox flickr framework google scholar higher education html infrastructure instant messaging institutional repository itunes learning management system library management systems metadata national library netvibes network service oai-pmh ontologies open access open source openurl personalisation portal portfolio preservation programmable web rae repositories research resource description resource discovery resource management resource sharing rss schema search technology service registry software sru standardisation tagging taxonomy uportal url visualisation vle vocabularies web 2.0 web resources web services wiki wireless z39.50 Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1207 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 2004 (Volume 38) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews a recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>Annual Review of Information Science and Technology</em> (ARIST) is an important annual publication containing review articles on many topics of relevance to library and information science, published on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). Since volume 36, the editor of ARIST has been Professor Blaise Cronin of Indiana University, Bloomington.</p> <p>The twelve chapters in volume 38 are divided into three sections, dealing with theory, technology, and policy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 review michael day dublin city university google indiana university loughborough university massachusetts institute of technology microsoft mpeg oais sheffield hallam university ukoln university of arizona university of california berkeley university of cambridge university of hertfordshire university of sheffield university of sussex university of wales algorithm archives cache copyright data data mining data set database digital library digital preservation e-government higher education ict identifier information retrieval machine learning metadata natural language processing preservation repositories research search technology software standards usability video xml Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1203 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mobile Blogs, Personal Reflections and Learning Environments: The RAMBLE Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/trafford <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/trafford#author1">Paul Trafford</a> describes how mobile blogs for personal reflection may be related to institutional learning environments, drawing on experiences from the RAMBLE Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Public participation in the Internet has continued to boom, aided in no small measure by the 'weblog' (or, simply, 'blog'), one of the most accessible means of online publication, a term that is rapidly entering common parlance. Blogs are authored by people from many walks of life and are of many kinds: for instance, Penny Garrod has shown how they can support reading groups and community links, such as news from local councillors [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/trafford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article paul trafford bbc blackboard ims jisc microsoft university of oxford bewt ples access control aggregation atom authentication blog browser cache controlled vocabularies data e-learning framework higher education html ims enterprise infrastructure mobile open source operating system privacy rdf research rss search technology sms software stylesheet syndication video vle vocabularies wireless xml xslt Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1166 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk E-Archiving: An Overview of Some Repository Management Software Tools http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/prudlo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Marion Prudlo discusses LOCKSS, EPrints, and DSpace in terms of who uses them, their cost, underlying technology, the required know-how, and functionalities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In recent years initiatives to create software packages for electronic repository management have mushroomed all over the world. Some institutions engage in these activities in order to preserve content that might otherwise be lost, others in order to provide greater access to material that might otherwise be too obscure to be widely used such as grey literature. The open access movement has also been an important factor in this development. Digital initiatives such as pre-print, post-print, and document servers are being created to come up with new ways of publishing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/prudlo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article mariion prudio d-lib magazine google hewlett-packard massachusetts institute of technology oai queensland university of technology stanford university stm university of pittsburgh university of queensland university of southampton gnu accessibility apache archives bibliographic data cache copyright data data set database digital library digital repositories dspace dublin core ejournal eprints file format gif html identifier java jpg licence linux metadata mysql open access open archives initiative open source openurl operating system perl png preservation preservation metadata rdbms repositories research schema search technology software solaris tomcat url video xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1141 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The National Centre for Text Mining: Aims and Objectives http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/ananiadou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/ananiadou#author1">Sophia Ananiadou</a>, <a href="/issue42/ananiadou#author2">Julia Chruszcz</a>, <a href="/issue42/ananiadou#author3">John Keane</a>, <a href="/issue42/ananiadou#author4">John McNaught</a> and <a href="/issue42/ananiadou#author5">Paul Watry</a> describe NaCTeM's plans to provide text mining services for UK academics.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this article we describe the role of the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM). NaCTeM is operated by a consortium of three Universities: the University of Manchester which leads the consortium, the University of Liverpool and the University of Salford. The service activity is run by the National Centre for Dataset Services (MIMAS), based within Manchester Computing (MC).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/ananiadou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 feature article john keane john mcnaught julia chruszcz paul watry sophia ananiadou jisc massachusetts institute of technology mimas nhs university of cambridge university of liverpool university of manchester university of salford university of tokyo gnu algorithm archives bibliographic data cache cataloguing controlled vocabularies crm curation data data mining data set database digital library dissemination framework identifier information retrieval internet explorer knowledge management machine learning medical subject headings metadata named entity recognition national library natural language processing ontologies open access open source portal repositories research search technology semantic web software standards text mining vocabularies web services Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1111 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Looking for a Google Box? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/rahtz <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/rahtz#author1">Sebastian Rahtz</a> gives us his evaluation of the Google Search Appliance.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most Web sites of any size want to offer a facility to perform a free-text search of their content. While we all at least <em>claim</em> to believe in the possibilities of the semantic web, and take care over our navigation aids and sitemaps, we know that sooner or later our readers want to type 'hedgehog' into a search box. Yes, even <a href="http://www.microsoft.com">http://www.microsoft.com</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] returns plenty of hits if you try this.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/rahtz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 tooled up sebastian rahtz google jisc microsoft oss watch oucs university of oxford cache database google search graphics higher education internet explorer intranet licence multimedia open source passwords rtf search technology semantic web software standards stylesheet url xml xslt Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1121 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Content Management Systems: Who Needs Them? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/techwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue30/techwatch#author1">Paul Browning</a> and <a href="/issue30/techwatch#author2">Mike Lowndes</a> explore the CMS concept and look at the available tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Content management? That’s what librarians do, right? But we’ve already got a <i>library management system</i> (LMS) – why should we consider a <i>content management system</i> (CMS)?</p> <p>The second initial is perhaps misleading – “manipulation” rather than “management” might better summarise the goals of a CMS. Content creation and content re-purposing are fundamental aspects which tend to lie outside the current LMS domain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/techwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 feature article mike lowndes paul browning jisc microsoft university of bath university of bristol accessibility adobe archives authentication browser cache content management crm css data database document management dublin core e-business e-government framework ftp html interoperability intranet java javascript knowledge management ldap library management systems managed learning environment metadata mis opac open archives initiative open source perl personalisation php plain text portal provenance python rdf repositories research rss search technology soap software sql standards syndication web development wireless xhtml xml xsl xslt Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 849 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata: Preservation 2000 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> reports on the Digital Preservation conference held in York in December 2000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Cedars conference, "Preservation 2000: an International Conference on the Preservation and Long Term Accessibility of Digital Materials," was held at the Viking Moat House Hotel in York on 7-8 December 2000. There were over 150 participants, about one half from outside the UK. As a prelude to the conference proper, a one-day workshop entitled "Information Infrastructures for Digital Preservation" was held at the same venue on the 6 December. This workshop mostly concerned preservation metadata and attracted over 70 participants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 event report michael day bbc bnf british library cornell university digital preservation coalition harvard university jisc national library of australia national library of the netherlands oais oclc stanford university ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of glasgow university of london dner elib accessibility archives cache data data model database dcmes digital archive digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dublin core framework identifier intellectual property interoperability licence metadata national library preservation preservation metadata prism provenance repositories research schema software standardisation ulcc url vocabularies xml Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 758 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Policy Context: eLib and the Emergence of the Subject Gateways http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/subject-gateways <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/subject-gateways#author1">Derek Law</a> and <a href="/issue25/subject-gateways#author2">Lorcan Dempsey</a> outline some of the features of the policy environment which led to the setting up of the influential 'subject gateways' as part of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This brief paper outlines some of the features of the policy environment which led to the setting up of the influential 'subject gateways' as part of the Electronic Libraries Programme. It has the modest and partial ambition of putting some of the discussions of the time on record. It should be read as a companion piece to two other articles. The first, Law 1994, develops the historical context for the emergence of the data centres, a central component of JISC information infrastructure, and collaterally discusses the broad thrust of JISC's developing informational activity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/subject-gateways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 feature article derek law lorcan dempsey british library cni coalition for networked information d-lib magazine ietf jisc kings college london tasi ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of strathclyde dner eevl elib jisc information environment sosig archives bibliographic data cache cataloguing copac copyright data data set digital object identifier digitisation framework higher education identifier infrastructure interoperability portfolio research resource discovery software url Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 723 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JASPER Further Education Meeting http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jasper-fe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/jasper-fe#author1">Martin Hamilton</a> reports on the recent JASPER one day meeting on the expansion of JISC services to cover the FE community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The goal of this event was to introduce the operators of JISC services to the main bodies in Further Education (FE), and to discuss the issues which will be involved as JISC services are rolled out to FE sites. In addition to the delegates from JISC and JISC services, UKERNA and major national FE organisations (e.g. BECTa, FEDA and NILTA) were also represented.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jasper-fe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 event report martin hamilton becta hefce jisc loughborough university ukerna dner aggregation cache e-learning further education higher education ict research url Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 718 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Broadband TV http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/broadband <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/broadband#author1">Philip Hunter</a> links to broadband streaming video resources now emerging on the Internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/broadband" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 feature article philip hunter bbc microsoft ukoln university of bath archives asx cache multimedia preservation standards streaming url video Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 682 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Scientific, Industrial, and Cultural Heritage: A Shared Approach http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/dempsey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/dempsey#author1">Lorcan Dempsey</a> presents a research framework for libraries, archives and museums prepared for the European Commission.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Information Society Technologies programme within the EU's Framework Programme Five supports access to, and preservation of, digital cultural content. This document describes some common concerns of libraries, archival institutions and museums as they work together to address the issues the Programme raises. This accounts for three major emphases in the document. First, discussion is very much about what brings these organisations together, rather than about what separates them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/dempsey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article lorcan dempsey jisc ukoln university of bath jisc information environment accessibility aggregation api archives authentication born digital cache cataloguing collection description collection development copyright data database digital library digital media digital repositories digitisation document management framework identifier information society infrastructure interoperability metadata mis multimedia national library network service operating system personalisation preservation privacy provenance repositories research resource description resource discovery resource management schema search technology software standardisation subject gateway telnet url video visualisation vocabularies web development z39.50 Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 656 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Cache: The National JANET Web Cache Progress Report http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-cache <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/web-cache#author1">George Neisser</a> discusses the plans of the National Caching Service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Service_Usage">Service Usage</h3> <p>In May 1998 (the end of the last academic year) the National Caching Service was receiving over 27,000,000 requests and shipping around 250 GBytes of data on a busy day. In recent weeks we have exceeded 40,000,000 requests and shipped over 400GBytes per day and these figures are likely to increase in the coming months. Over 150 institutions currently use the service and this number too is set to increase as Colleges of Further Education and other organisations begin to use us. We are expanding the service to meet this growth in demand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-cache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 tooled up george neisser jisc ukoln university of bath cache copyright data further education linux operating system software ulcc url Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 668 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Mirrors: Building the UK Mirror Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-mirror <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Report on the UK Mirror Service by <a href="/issue22/web-mirror#author1">Mark Russell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 1st August 1999 the UK Mirror Service <a href="#ukms">[1]</a> replaced HENSA as the JISC <a href="#jisc">[2]</a> funded mirror service for the UK academic community. The new service is run by the same teams at Kent and Lancaster that supported the HENSAs, but it is not merely a revamp of the HENSA sites; there are some fundamental changes.</p> <p>This article takes a look at the implementation of the service and our plans for the future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-mirror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 tooled up mark russell jisc ukoln university of bath apache archives cache copyright data ftp linux operating system rfc samba search technology software standards url usability xml z39.50 Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 670 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 21: Ariadne's Thread http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Introduction to Ariadne issue 21 by <a href="/issue21/editorial#author1">Philip Hunter</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the twenty first issue of Ariadne. Our first issue was published in January 1996, under the editorship of John Kirriemuir. Twenty one issues is not exactly a birthday, but nevertheless a significant milestone: I'm reasonably sure that when the idea of a web magazine was first floated in 1995, it was not imagined that it would still be around five years later.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 editorial philip hunter jisc ukoln university of bath university of chicago university of oxford eevl sosig accessibility apache archives bath profile cache copyright digital archive digitisation interoperability multimedia research resource discovery search technology sgml standards subject gateway url web development windows z39.50 Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 629 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Windows NT Explorer http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/nt-explorer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/nt-explorer#author1">Brett Burridge</a> on Internet Information Server (IIS 4.0)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>IIS has been around for quite some time now. IIS 2.0 can be found on the Windows NT 4.0 Server installation CD-ROM. This version of IIS was pretty basic, and changing advanced settings usually involved messing around with the Windows registry. Version 3.0 was little different from 2.0, but it did see the introduction of server-side scripting through the use of the innovative Active Server Pages <a href="#1">[1]</a>. By contrast, version 4.0 of IIS saw a radical change to the application. IIS 4.0 sported a completely new user interface, a host of new features, and improved reliability.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/nt-explorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 tooled up brett burridge jisc microsoft oracle ukoln university of bath university of essex access control apache browser cache cataloguing cd-rom copyright data data management database e-business ftp html internet explorer intranet java operating system passwords perl personalisation scripting language search technology software sql sql server standards url web app web browser web services windows xml Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 642 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Unix: What Is mod_perl? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/unix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/unix#author1">Ian Peacock</a> explains mod_perl technology for supercharging the Apache Server.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>mod_perl</b> <a href="#1">[1]</a> has to be one of the most useful and powerful of the Apache modules. Beneath the inconspicuous name, this module marries two of the most successful and widely acclaimed products of OSS, the Apache Webserver <a href="#2">[2]</a> and Perl <a href="#3">[3]</a>. The result is a kind of Web developers Utopia, with Perl providing easy access to, and control of, the formidable Apache API. Powerful applications can be rapidly created and deployed as solutions to anything from an office Intranet to Enterprise level Web requirements.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/unix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 tooled up ian peacock google microsoft oreilly cpan access control apache api archives authentication browser cache content negotiation cookie copyright database dom ecmascript google search html infrastructure interoperability intranet java javascript knowledge base mysql open source open standard perl personalisation php programming language python repositories scripting language search technology standards uri url usability web app web browser windows Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 643 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Cache: Clashing with Caching? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/web-cache <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/web-cache#author1">Ruth Jenkins</a> explores some cache related issues for Library and Information Services</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Why_are_UK_universities_using_Web_caches">Why are UK universities using Web caches?</h2> <p>Whenever a student or academic tries to connect to a Web page, there is a significant chance that another person has already viewed the same Web page in the not too distant past. If a Web page is based on a US machine, it can be slow and expensive to load directly from the US, so it is worth saving a copy of the Web page on a UK-based ‘Web cache’ (which is sometimes called a ‘proxy cache’, to distinguish it from the cache on the user’s hard drive).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/web-cache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 tooled up ruth jenkins arl institute of physics jisc loughborough university ukoln university of bath university of birmingham university of london university of warwick access control authentication browser cache cookie copyright ejournal higher education javascript mailbase passwords portfolio research search technology software standards url web browser Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 644 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Report on the WWW 8 Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> discusses WWW8 in Toronto, which took place in May 1999.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Eighth World Wide Web Conference (WWW8) was on a smaller scale than in the past few years. The numbers of delegates seemed to be down, and there was no accompanying exhibition. The conference appeared to be refocussing on the web research community, with delegates from commercial companies more likely to be software developers than marketing types. This refocussing also seemed to be reflected in the conference papers, which, as a number of people commented, seemed to be of a higher quality this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 tooled up brian kelly elsevier google ibm ilrt microsoft ukoln university of arizona university of bath university of bristol university of edinburgh w3c eevl elib sosig web accessibility initiative accessibility algorithm browser cache cataloguing content negotiation cookie copyright data digital library framework graphics higher education html hypertext infrastructure interoperability java mailbase metadata mobile multimedia open data open source personalisation rdf repositories research resource discovery search technology semantic web smil software subject gateway svg url usability vector graphics visualisation web resources web standards xlink xml Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 621 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Mirror: The National Mirror Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/web-mirror <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/web-mirror#author1">Sally Hadland</a> on the New National Mirror Service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Mirror Service will supersede the HENSA services in August to become the primary mirror service for the academic community. This will be a new, improved and more integrated service brought to you by the Universities of Lancaster and Kent and funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). The Director of the new service is Dr Tim Hopkins, Reader in Computer Science at the University of Kent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/web-mirror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 tooled up sally hadland jisc university of kent archives bibliographic data cache copyright data database ftp higher education internet explorer operating system resource discovery software url Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 622 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: 404s, What's Missing? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/404 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/404#author1">Brian Kelly</a> discusses 404 'not found' messages, and why you don't always get the same one.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What are the ten most visited pages on your website? Your main entry point, no doubt. And possibly your search page, a site map or other navigational aids. A greeting from your Vice Chancellor may be a popular page - or is it more likely to be a Student's Union Society page, or a personal home page?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/404" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 tooled up brian kelly alt jisc kings college london microsoft oxford brookes university ukoln university of bath university of oxford university of southampton university of ulster w3c niss web accessibility initiative accessibility browser cache copyright css higher education html hypertext internet explorer javascript mailbase opera php research scripting language search technology standards url web services Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 623 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial introduction to Issue 19: Ariadne's Thread http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/editorials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/editorials#author1">Philip Hunter</a> and <a href="/issue19/editorials#author2">Bernadette Daly</a> introduce the articles for Ariadne issue 19.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the first issue of a purely electronic Ariadne, which has been produced without the assistance of a print editor (Lyndon Pugh) and production manager (John MacColl), both of whom contributed substantially to the commissioning side of the operation. In addition, UKOLN is this month launching a second electronic magazine, <strong>Exploit Interactive</strong>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/editorials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 editorial bernadette daly philip hunter ims jisc microsoft ukoln university of bath eevl elib sosig accessibility apache cache copyright linux metadata open source php research search technology software subject gateway video web browser windows Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 579 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Caching In? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/cache <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/cache#author1">George Neisser</a> describes the National JANET Web Caching Service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UK JANET Web Caching Service, managed jointly by the Universities of Manchester and Loughborough, provides an efficient, state-of-the-art, caching facility for the UK Academic and Research community. Its primary objectives are to reduce unnecessary duplication of network traffic between the community and the Web, and to minimise the time taken to download Web pages from remote sites. The former results in a more cost-effective use of limited and expensive bandwidth; whilst the latter facilitates a more productive use of the Web.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/cache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column george neisser university of manchester cache copyright data infrastructure linux research software url Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 586 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk eLib: How Was It for You? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/elib-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/elib-review#author1">John Kirriemuir</a> reviews the eLib programme</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/elib-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article john kirriemuir jisc eevl elib sosig cache copyright mailbase research url Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 551 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Transatlantic Bandwidth: How to Save Money on Your Costs http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/bandwidth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/bandwidth#author1">Sally Hadland</a>, Information Officer at the Higher Education National Software Archive (HENSA), describes how using HENSA can save on transatlantic bandwidth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/bandwidth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article sally hadland apple jisc microsoft acorn gnu adobe apache archives browser cache data database ftp higher education linux search technology software solaris url windows zip Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 556 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk