Overview of content related to 'sosig' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/12655/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Intute Reflections at the End of an Era http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/joyce-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/joyce-et-al#author1">Angela Joyce</a>, <a href="/issue64/joyce-et-al#author2">Linda Kerr</a>, <a href="/issue64/joyce-et-al#author3">Tim Machin</a>, <a href="/issue64/joyce-et-al#author4">Paul Meehan</a> and <a href="/issue64/joyce-et-al#author5">Caroline Williams</a> look back at the history and achievements of Intute, and reflect on lessons learned as the service enters its final year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/joyce-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 feature article angela joyce caroline williams linda kerr paul meehan tim machin ahrc bbc british library google hea heriot-watt university intute jisc linden lab mimas ukoln university of bristol university of glamorgan university of huddersfield university of manchester university of oxford wellcome trust automatic metadata generation eevl elib jisc information environment mobile internet detective sosig wikipedia blog cataloguing collection development curation data database digitisation dissemination google scholar higher education metadata mobile personalisation research resource discovery search technology second life software tagging twitter vim vocabularies web 2.0 web browser web resources widget Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1564 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 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 RDN Timeline http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom/timeline.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Debra Hiom provides a timeline of the RDN's development, which accompanies <a href="/issue47/hiom">her main article</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <ul> <li><a name="1"></a>January 1994 - ESRC funds SOSIG as a pilot project - <a href="/issue47/hiom#introduction">return to text</a></li> <li><a name="2"></a>June 1994 - SOSIG subject gateway demonstrator goes live with 300 records</li> <li><a name="3"></a>Spring 1995 - EEVL, OMNI and SOSIG awarded funding under the eLib Programme: Access to Networked Resources.<br /> </li></ul><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom/timeline.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article debra hiom cranfield university intute jisc university of manchester wellcome trust eevl elib sosig subject portals project research resource discovery subject gateway Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:50:13 +0000 admin 2146 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/planet-sosig#author1">Flora Watson</a> introduces a new podcasting service from Biz/ed and Angela Joyce reports on the latest developments in the Eurostudies section of SOSIG.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Bized_Introduces_Podcasting_Service">Biz/ed Introduces Podcasting Service</h2> <p>Biz/ed has recently launched a podcasting service, based on its popular <a href="http://www.bized.ac.uk/dataserv/chron/">In the News</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] feature, a regular comment on a topical issue from a business and economics viewpoint. Selected stories are being podcasted on a weekly basis, which students and educators will then be able to download and listen to at their leisure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 regular column flora watson ilrt university of bristol sosig blog data flash higher education mobile mobile learning mp3 podcast portal research web resources Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1191 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 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 Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/planet-sosig#author1">Emma Place</a> assesses the recent SOSIG Social Science Online seminars, Jacky Clake reports on the ESRC Social Science Week and Debra Hiom updates us on the virtual seminar run by SOSIG as part of Social Science Week.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Academics_Look_to_Improve_Their_Internet_Research_Skills">Academics Look to Improve Their Internet Research Skills</h2> <p>Over 130 academics, librarians and researchers attended the SOSIG "Social Science Online" seminars this year, which aimed to help staff develop their Internet research skills and look at ways of teaching these skills to students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 regular column debra hiom emma place jacky clake ilrt jisc sosig archives blog data database higher education research search technology Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1168 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/planet-sosig#author1">Paul Ayres</a> examines how the SOSIG Subject News blog is keeping users up to date and providing reusable site content at the same time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="ESRC_Launches_Unique_Online_Research_Resource_for_Social_Sciences">ESRC Launches Unique Online Research Resource for Social Sciences</h2> <p>A major new Web site offering unrivalled access to high-quality social and economic research is soon to be launched in the UK. Created by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), <a href="http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/">ESRC Society Today</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] will provide academics, students and researchers with a valuable free digest of social sciences research currently available, planned and in progress.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 regular column paul ayres bbc ilrt jisc uk data archive university of bristol sosig aggregation archives blog cataloguing data data set personalisation research rss search technology software syndication wordpress Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1144 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Using the Right Search Engine at the Right Time http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> takes a look at which search engines to use depending on what you need to find..</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>My recent articles for <em>Ariadne</em> have tended to focus on specific developments in the field of Internet search, so I thought that it was about time to get back to some basics and have a look at which search engine to use for particular types of query you may have. The idea for this column arose out of my own bookmarks, which I arrange according to particular criteria, and I created a simple Web page on my own site to list them [<a href="#1">1</a>]. This obviously struck something of a chord, as I have days when this particular page has been viewed over 7,000 times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 regular column phil bradley google microsoft sosig data database google search graphics search technology Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1147 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 Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/planet-sosig#author1">Angela Joyce</a> shares her personal impressions from the recent European Digital Libraries Conference in Bath; Emma Place introduces a new seminar series to support online information seeking in the social sciences.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="A_Digital_Day_in_Bath">A Digital Day in Bath</h2> <p>On a stormy wet Tuesday, I battled my way through the Bath University campus to attend the 2004 European Conference on Digital Libraries. The keynote address by <strong>Neil McLean</strong> from IMS Australia was called <em>The Ecology of Repository Services: A Cosmic View</em> and it lived up to its name, being a wide-ranging look at the explosion of interest in digital resources and e-learning. People are just starting to think about the lifecycle of online resources and how to manage them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 regular column angela joyce dest ilrt ims jisc mpeg university of bath university of bristol university of oxford sosig data database digital library dissemination e-learning higher education metadata multimedia personalisation repositories research resource discovery search technology software usability Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1085 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This month <a href="/issue40/planet-sosig#author1">Neil Jacobs</a> introduces a new book for information professionals in the social sciences and Heta Virnes describes her experience of running virtual helpdesks for SOSIG.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Online_Information_Services_for_the_Social_Sciences">Online Information Services for the Social Sciences</h2> <p>Fourteen members of staff from the Institute for Learning and Research Technology, at the University of Bristol, have co-authored a book, 'Online Information Service Provision in the Social Sciences', aimed mainly, though not exclusively, at information professionals. It offers an insight into knowledge retrieval today.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column neil jacobs ilrt university of bristol university of oxford sosig cataloguing digital library metadata passwords research standards usability Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1059 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG: A Variety of Reports http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This month <a href="/issue39/planet-sosig#author1">Neil Jacobs</a> reports on updates to the Regard service, Martin Poulter introduces a new Economics Assessment Bank and Emma Place highlights the programme of training and outreach conducted by SOSIG this spring.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Getting_more_from_Regard">Getting more from Regard</h2> <p>Regard is the online research service of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It is an essential tool for anyone needing to know about UK social science. There have been some major recent developments on Regard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 regular column neil jacobs amazon ilrt jisc queen mary university of london university of london university of strathclyde sosig archives bibliographic data database graphics higher education html research search technology vle Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1033 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk At the Event: The EPrints UK Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/eprints-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/eprints-rpt#author1">Phil Cross</a>, <a href="/issue39/eprints-rpt#author2">Debra Hiom</a> and <a href="/issue39/eprints-rpt#author3">Emma Place</a> report on this workshop which was held at the University of Bath in February 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The workshop was aimed at those interested in setting up institutional e-print servers where the outputs of their organisation (journal articles, papers, reports etc) could be published, stored and searched via a central institutional server. The event was fully booked which perhaps indicates that universities, colleges, academics and librarians are increasingly recognising the value of the e-print publishing model.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/eprints-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 event report debra hiom emma place phil cross ilrt jisc sherpa ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of nottingham university of southampton eprints uk gnu sosig apache archives bibliographic data copyright data database dissemination dspace ejournal eprints identifier institutional repository intellectual property java licence metadata mysql open access open archives initiative open source perl preservation provenance rae repositories research resource discovery software standards tomcat Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1039 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Extreme Searchers' Internet Handbook http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/brack-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/brack-rvw#author1">Verity Brack</a> reviews a book on Internet resources and finds it a useful volume for Internet beginners and Google-centric searchers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook has been written aiming to fill the gaps in Internet users' knowledge by providing a better understanding of what is out there, and by illustrating useful starting points, in order to help users find their way to the most useful 'nooks and crannies' in this global information resource.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/brack-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 review verity brack google university of sheffield dner eevl sosig browser copyright html instant messaging multimedia research search technology url video Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1046 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The JISC 5/99 Programme: What's in a Number? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/5-99 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/5-99#author1">Rachel Bruce</a> and <a href="/issue38/5-99#author2">Balviar Notay</a> give an overview of the outputs and influences of the JISC 5/99 Learning and Teaching and Infrastructure Programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 5/99 Programme, as it became known, was funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (<a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk">JISC</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] in the year 2000. Quite simply the name, 5/99, refers to the number of a JISC circular letter. It was the fifth circular issued by the JISC in 1999. So the name is pretty meaningless to those outside the JISC or not involved in one of 54 projects that were funded via the circular. The majority of the projects have now completed, the programme end date was July 2003.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/5-99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article balviar notay rachel bruce british library bufvc cerlim edina jisc jisc collections mimas oai surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of liverpool university of oxford university of strathclyde chcc dner eevl elib iconex iesr inspiral jafer jisc information environment jorum patois sosig subject portals project trilt xgrain zetoc accessibility archives authentication authorisation service cataloguing data data set database digital library e-learning ejournal framework further education geospatial data gis higher education infrastructure infrastructure service internet explorer interoperability java jstor learning objects licence metadata open archives initiative open source openurl portal repositories research resource discovery rslp search technology service registry sfx software standards usability video visualisation z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1003 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What the Resource Discovery Network Is Doing for Further Education http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/williams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/williams#author1">Mark Williams</a> highlights some of the services that the RDN provides for the benefit of FE users.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Further Education sector has put significant resources into the development of managed learning environments to support their learners, but however good the technical infrastructure, the learner experience will only be as good as the resources they can access. This is where the <a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">RDN</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] can help.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/williams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article mark williams jisc university of glamorgan eevl sosig cataloguing further education higher education infrastructure resource discovery search technology software vle web resources Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1009 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What's in GEsource for Further Education? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/gesource <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1">John Blunden-Ellis</a> provides a view of the material available to FE from GEsource, the RDN subject service for geography and environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.gesource.ac.uk/">GEsource</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is the geography and environment hub of the RDN and provides free access to a fully searchable catalogue of high-quality resources on general geography, human geography, physical geography, environment, and techniques and approaches.</p> <p>Below is a selection of resources in GEsource that will be relevant to learning and teaching in FE:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/gesource" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article john blunden-ellis sosig cataloguing data database further education research search technology Fri, 30 Jan 2004 21:32:59 +0000 admin 1681 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What's in SOSIG for Further Education? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1"><strong>Emma Place</strong></a> gives an insight into the pitfalls that await new users of the Internet in their search for relevant and quality materials and explains how SOSIG has catered for the needs of both FE students and practitioners.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Internet holds great potential for supporting education at FE level, but it can be fraught with difficulty. Lecturers often have very little time to spend surfing the 'Net to find useful resources for course materials and teaching, or to help their students develop Internet skills. Students can lack the skills, confidence or ability to use the Internet effectively for their study, especially given that the Internet is not exclusively about education, containing many materials that are completely inappropriate for coursework or study.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article emma place british library google ilrt jisc university of bristol sosig cataloguing database e-learning ebook further education higher education ict research resource discovery search technology software subject heading Fri, 30 Jan 2004 22:02:16 +0000 admin 1684 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Towards a User-Centred Approach to Digital Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/espoo-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/espoo-rpt#author1">Ken Eason</a> reports on the five themes in the Digilib Conference, Espoo, Finland.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Library of Finland led the organisation of this conference to bring together librarians and researchers from around the world to discuss progress with digital libraries. The aims were to explore how users were responding to digital services and to examine how services could be made more 'user-centred'. The conference was attended by 200 delegates from 23 countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/espoo-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 event report ken eason british library google jisc loughborough university lund university mimas national library of finland northumbria university university of bristol university of queensland sosig zetoc bibliographic data database digital library ejournal free software information society national library open access open source portal research search technology standards url usability web resources Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1016 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/planet-sosig#author1">Anne Dimond</a> and <a href="/issue37/planet-sosig#author2">Angela Joyce</a> send further news from the planet of social sciences.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Social_Science_Online_-_National_Seminars_on_Internet_Information">Social Science Online - National Seminars on Internet Information</h2> <p>It is becoming increasingly hard to keep up with the ever-changing world of online information resources, and yet these resources have a vital role to play in higher and further education teaching and research. The JISC Resource Guide for Social Sciences and SOSIG, in collaboration with LTSNs (Learning and Teaching Support Network), are providing a series of one-day events for all those involved in teaching and researching in Higher and Further Education in the social sciences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 regular column angela joyce anne dimond ilrt jisc university of bristol sosig cataloguing copyright data digital library further education research resource discovery subject gateway url Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 995 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ECDL-2003 Conference Notes http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/ecdl2003-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/ecdl2003-rpt#author1">Lesly Huxley</a> shares her notes on the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>ECDL2003 was the seventh in the annual series of European Digital Library conferences, this year hosted in Trondheim, Norway. The unusual move from September to August does not carry through to next year's conference at the University of Bath, UK, which returns to the 'normal' September slot (12-16 September).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/ecdl2003-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 event report lesly huxley bnf elsevier google ilrt national library of new zealand ukoln university of bath university of bristol sosig archives blog data digital library digital preservation metadata national library ontologies open access personalisation preservation rdf research search technology semantic web software url wireless xml Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1636 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/planet-sosig#author1">Debra Hiom</a> highlights some new events, publications and services in the social sciences and Andy Hargrave introduces recent developments for FE in the Bized Service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Developments_in_Economics_and_Business_Education_Conference_DEBE">Developments in Economics and Business Education Conference (DEBE)</h3> <p>The DEBE conference, held jointly by Economics LTSN and Bized, will take place on September 15-16 2003 in Edinburgh. The conference will comprise a mix of papers, workshops and poster sessions around the themes of</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 regular column debra hiom ilrt jisc uk data archive sosig accessibility archives copyright data data set database further education higher education ict preservation research tagging url Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 971 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Syndicated Content: It's More Than Just Some File Formats? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/miller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/miller#author1">Paul Miller</a> takes a look at issues arising from the current enthusiasm for syndicating content to portals or other web sites, and offers some guidelines for good practice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is, unsurprisingly, an increasing recognition that digital resources of all kinds are eminently suitable to repurposing and reuse. The Iconex Project [<a href="#1">1</a>], for example, was funded under JISC's 5/99 Programme to look at the creation, storage and dissemination of reusable learning objects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/miller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article paul miller ahds bbc cetis iso jisc oai ukoln university of hull university of liverpool eevl elib iconex jisc information environment patois sosig zetoc aggregation archives bath profile cataloguing content provider copac data database dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative framework higher education html infrastructure interoperability intranet javascript learning objects metadata open archives initiative personalisation portal rdf research resource description resource discovery rss uportal url xml z39.50 Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 942 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 Planet SOSIG: Regarding Collaboration, Conferences and Courses http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/planet-sosig#author1">Alejandro Fernandez</a> introduces a new collaborative initiative between the RDN and LTSN, <a href="/issue35/planet-sosig#author2">Emma Place</a> reports from the BPS Annual Conference and <a href="/issue35/planet-sosig#author3">Neil Jacobs</a> presents a new course for social researchers in Government.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="SOSIG_and_LTSN_Collaboration_Project">SOSIG and LTSN Collaboration Project</h3> <p>On March 11th, representatives from the social science-related LTSN Subject Centres sat down with SOSIG staff to kick off a collaboration project that has the grand goal of maximising the use of Internet resource descriptions and information created for the UK social science community by sharing cataloguing responsibilities and tasks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 regular column alejandro fernandez emma place neil jacobs ilrt oai university of bristol sosig cataloguing database framework higher education metadata research resource description rss standards url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 949 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Sharing History of Science and Medicine Gateway Metadata Using OAI-PMH http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/little <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/little#author1">David Little</a> outlines the resource sharing arrangements between the MedHist gateway and the Humbul hub, using the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and some of the issues it has raised.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The MedHist gateway [<a href="#1">1</a>] was launched in August 2002, providing access to a searchable and browsable catalogue of high quality, evaluated history of medicine Internet resources. MedHist has been funded and developed by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine [<a href="#2">2</a>], but is hosted by the BIOME health and life sciences hub [<a href="#3">3</a>], and as such is part of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/little" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 feature article david little library of congress oai ukoln wellcome library wellcome trust sosig aggregation archives cataloguing collection development css data database dublin core interoperability javascript medical subject headings metadata national library oai-pmh opac open archives initiative rdf repositories resource description resource discovery resource sharing rss search technology standards thesaurus url z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 923 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Exposing Information Resources for E-learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/powell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/powell#author1">Steve Richardson</a> and <a href="/issue34/powell#author2">Andy Powell</a> on Harvesting and searching IMS metadata using both the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and the Z39.50 Protocol.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="An_introduction_to_the_IMS_Digital_Repositories_Working_Group">An introduction to the IMS Digital Repositories Working Group</h3> <p><a href="http://www.imsglobal.org/">IMS</a> [1] is a global consortium that develops open specifications to support the delivery of e-learning through Learning Management Systems (LMS). (Note: in UK higher and further education we tend to use the term Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in preference to LMS).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/powell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 feature article andy powell steve richardson ims jisc oai ukoln university of bath eevl jisc information environment sosig accessibility archives bath profile bibliographic data cataloguing content packaging data data set database digital repositories dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning further education identifier ims content packaging information retrieval internet explorer interoperability learning management system learning objects library management systems metadata mysql oai-pmh open archives initiative open source perl php portal repositories research resource discovery schema search technology simple dublin core soap standards url vle web portal xml xml schema z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 925 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: Social Science Case Studies http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dave Boyd provides an update on SOSIG’s involvement in the new RDN FE case studies project, and on developments within the Geography and Environmental Sciences subject sections.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The RDN has recently launched a set of case studies aimed at supporting the use of the Internet for further education. The project was led by staff at Biz/ed based at The Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT). It started in February 2002 and was completed in October this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 regular column david boyd ilrt university of bristol sosig further education research search technology udc url Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 929 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: Search Me! http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> supplies guidance on the large range of available EEVL search options.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background">Background</h3> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Internet guide for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is an award-winning free service, which provides quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet. It is created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK, lead by Heriot Watt University.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 regular column roddy macleod heriot-watt university jisc eevl gnu sosig bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing database ejournal free software further education graphics licence resource discovery rss search technology url xml z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 930 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 33: Exploring the Information Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/editorial#author1">Philip Hunter</a> with the editorial for Ariadne 33.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to the September/October issue of <i>Ariadne</i>.</p> <p>The concept of the 'Information Environment' is now one which appears often in Digital Library literature. While it is not a vague concept, it is still one which is undergoing development. Implementing an Information Environment is therefore currently a problematic exercise. Those interested in undertaking such an implementation therefore will be interested in a number of articles featured in this issue of Ariadne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 editorial philip hunter google jisc microsoft oclc sherpa university of edinburgh eevl jisc information environment sosig worldcat archives bibliographic data cataloguing content provider database digital library ebook html information architecture internet explorer interoperability learning objects metadata open access portal repositories research search technology standardisation web services xhtml xml Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 907 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: United We Stand http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> on current developments in the Public Library world.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As I write schools have closed for summer, the volume of early morning traffic has temporarily subsided, and the tourists are out and about in vast numbers in Bath city centre. The 'out of office' auto-replies drop into the email box daily as proof that some people have managed to unplug themselves from their computers to go on holiday. It is also, alas, the 'silly season' - time for the British media to devote column inches to vital matters - such as the Prime Minister's sartorial taste, and how a certain blue shirt 'brings out the colour of his eyes'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 regular column penny garrod amazon british library cilip google jisc ukoln university of bath dner jisc information environment sosig archives cataloguing further education higher education html ict licence research url Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 913 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: A Spring-clean for SOSIG: A Systematic Approach to Collection Management http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/planet-sosig#author1">Lesly Huxley</a>, <a href="/issue33/planet-sosig#author2">Emma Place</a>, <a href="/issue33/planet-sosig#author3">David Boyd</a>, and <a href="/issue33/planet-sosig#author4">Phil Cross</a> report on a spring-cleaning exercise for SOSIG using a systematic approach to collection management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="The_SOSIG_collection">The SOSIG collection</h3> <p>The core of the SOSIG service, the Internet Catalogue, now holds over 21,000 structured metadata records describing Internet resources relevant to social science teaching, learning and research. Established in 1994, SOSIG is one of the longest-running subject gateways in Europe. Our section editors have been seeking out, evaluating and describing social science Internet resources, developing the collection so that it now covers 17 top-level subject headings with over 1000 sub-sections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 regular column david boyd emma place lesly huxley phil cross ilrt sosig cataloguing collection development data database identifier metadata perl research search technology url web resources Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 914 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/planet-sosig#author1">Debra Hiom</a> with a report which covers: the launch of Citizenship Past; a new VTS Tutorial for European Studies; and an update on the SOSIG Portals Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Launch_of_Citizenship_Past">Launch of Citizenship Past</h3> <p>The launch of Citizenship Past took place on the 12th June. This is a NOF (New Opportunities Fund) consortium whose aim is to digitize over a half a million historical papers and images in order to open up access to archival and government papers in the following areas:</p> <p><b>Unlocking Key British Government Publications, 1801-1995: Full Text Digital Library, led by BOPCRIS, Hartley Library, University of Southampton.</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 regular column debra hiom british library ilrt jisc university of birmingham university of southampton west yorkshire archive service sosig zetoc archives bibliographic data copac database digital library digitisation further education open source portal research resource discovery rslp search technology software url Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 894 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/planet-sosig#author1">Emma Place</a> and <a href="/issue31/planet-sosig#author2">Dave Boyd</a> describe a new feature on SOSIG called 'Experts Choice', and report on upcoming events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="SOSIG_Experts_Choice">SOSIG Expert’s Choice</h3> <p>Which Web sites do leading social scientists find invaluable in their research? Find out by visiting the new Expert's Choice section on SOSIG.</p> <p>Experts from a range of disciplines and sectors were asked to recommend their favourite Web site and describe how they found the site useful. Over 30 experts are currently featured, with more being added all the time. SOSIG aims to highlight experts that students are likely to have heard of in their courses, with a view to inspiring a new generation of social scientists to use the Web.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 regular column dave boyd emma place bbc ilrt massachusetts institute of technology sosig data database research url Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 874 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Building ResourceFinder http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/rdn-oai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue30/rdn-oai#author1">Pete Cliff</a> looks at how the RDN has utilised the OAI Metadata Harvesting Protocol.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/rdn-oai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 feature article pete cliff jisc oai ukoln university of southampton eevl sosig archives cataloguing data database dublin core framework ftp further education identifier interoperability metadata mysql open archives initiative open source perl php repositories search technology software subject gateway web resources xml z39.50 Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 845 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Subject Portals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/clark <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/clark#author1">Judith Clark</a> describes a three-year project to develop a set of subject portals as part of the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) development programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The vision that created the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) grew out of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)s history of engagement with Higher and Further Education Institutions and significant research libraries in the UK. The DNER has an ambitious goal - to empower the HE/Post-16 community by providing quick, coherent and reliable access to a managed information environment that is geared to supporting learning and teaching activities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/clark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article judith clark jisc massachusetts institute of technology oai oclc dner eevl elib jisc information environment sosig subject portals project aggregation archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development controlled vocabularies data database digital library dublin core framework further education higher education infrastructure interoperability java knowledge management licence managed learning environment metadata multimedia mysql open archives initiative open source portal portfolio research resource discovery rss search technology software standards subject gateway thesaurus tomcat uportal url usability vocabularies web portal windows z39.50 Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 820 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Establishing a Digital Library Centre http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/kirriemuir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/kirriemuir#author1">John Kirriemuir</a> outlines some of the issues for the establishment of digital library centres in UK Higher Education institutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article discusses some of the issues that arise when an academic department, unit or institution moves from possessing a few digital library projects and services, to possessing an integrated digital library centre.</p> <p>The article is based on:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/kirriemuir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article john kirriemuir birmingham city university british library cerlim edina ilrt jisc manchester metropolitan university south bank university ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of strathclyde dner eevl elib sosig archives cataloguing copyright data database digital library digitisation dissemination e-learning further education higher education ict infrastructure metadata rae research resource discovery rslp standards subject gateway url Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 822 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: SOSIG Expands into Europe http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/planet-sosig#author1">Louise Woodcock</a> introduces the new European Studies section for SOSIG and Helen Wharam provides an update on the Resource Guide for the Social Sciences.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="SOSIG_Expands_into_Europe">SOSIG Expands into Europe</h3> <p>SOSIG will soon be providing a new main subject section focussing on information to support European Studies. The new section is due to go live in time for the start of the new academic session. It is being maintained by a team of information staff based at the European Resource Centre at the University of Birmingham.</p> <p>The new section will provide access to Internet resources about Europe as a region covering for example:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 regular column louise woodcock ilrt jisc university of birmingham sosig database url Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 829 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 28: Ariadne's Thread http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/editorial#author1">Marieke Napier</a> reviews recent developments on the cultural front and the contents of issue 28.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here in the UK we are living in the aftermath of the recent General election. Although apathy was the order of the day and few seats actually changed hands, important changes have been made that are worth mentioning here in<i> Ariadne</i>. In a Cabinet reshuffle the government has replaced the previous Culture secretary, Chris Smith, with Tessa Jowell, formerly a minister of state in the Department for Education and Employment. Working alongside her in the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) will be Tessa Blackstone, also a previous minister in the DFEE.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 editorial marieke guy british library d-lib magazine jisc oai oxford brookes university queens university belfast ukoln university of oxford agora dner elib inspiral sosig accessibility collection description database digital library dublin core e-learning graphics metadata personalisation preservation raster graphics research resource discovery rslp software svg url vector graphics web development xml Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 790 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Material for Database Training, or 'Here’s One I Prepared Earlier' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/training <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/training#author1">Alison McNab</a> looks at the wealth of resources available for trainers provided by the information service and content providers within JISC-supported services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Subject librarians will recognise the following situation: you have spent years trying to persuade Department X to let you run some information skills training for their students, but they’ve always said <i>No</i>! Suddenly you get a phone call asking you to provide training next Tuesday afternoon. You know that you’re being asked to “babysit” and in an ideal world you would negotiate a more sensible time that suited the students’ learning experience. However, you also realise that if you turn this opportunity down you may never be asked again!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article alison mcnab ahds edina eduserv jisc kings college london loughborough university mimas tasi university of oxford vads dner eevl niss sosig zetoc archives bibliographic data copac data database further education html jstor licence multimedia research resource discovery rtf search technology standards url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 797 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk