Overview of content related to 'accessibility' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/127/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=michael%20day&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Book Review: Access, Delivery, Performance - The Future of Libraries Without Walls http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews a Festschrift celebrating the work of Professor Peter Brophy, founder of the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is normal in some subject disciplines to publish volumes of edited papers in honour of a respected colleague, usually to mark a significant birthday or career change. The contributors to such Festschriften<a href="#editors-note">*</a> are usually made up of former colleagues or pupils of the person being honoured. This volume celebrates the work of Professor Peter Brophy, the founder of the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management (CERLIM), which since 1998 has been based at the Manchester Metropolitan University. This volume contains twelve chapters written by sixteen contributors, many of them colleagues or ex-colleagues of Professor Brophy.</p> <p>Peter Brophy has had an outstanding career both as a librarian and researcher. Alan MacDougall, Visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University provides an outline in the opening chapter. A career that started at the Library Research Unit at Lancaster University in the early 1970s progressed to professional posts at Strathclyde University and Teeside Polytechnic, before Brophy eventually became Librarian at Bristol Polytechnic. From there, he moved to the University of Central Lancashire in 1989, where in 1993 he set up CERLIM. A selected bibliography of works by Professor Brophy fills eleven pages at the end of the volume, revealing the range and diversity of his research interests over the past few decades.</p> <p>The contexts of the early years of Professor Brophy's career are sketched in more detail in the opening chapter by Michael Buckland, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Buckland was a colleague of Brophy's at the Library Research Unit at Lancaster in the early 1970s.This chapter gives a good flavour of how library and information research was undertaken in this time when the libraries at what were then 'new universities' had an active interest in innovation and when almost all library research in the UK was funded by the Office for Scientific and Technical Information of the Department of Education and Science.</p> <h2 id="Libraries_and_e-Learning">Libraries and e-Learning</h2> <p>The remainder of the book is organised into four broad themes. The first covers libraries' role in supporting e-learning. The opening chapter in this section is by Gill Needham and Nicky Whitsed of the Open University. It is a series of reflections on a decade of developing library services for distance learners. Starting with the Follett Report of 1993 [<a href="#1">1</a>], the chapter identifies three main phases in the Open University's approach to delivering services to around 200,000 students and 8,000 tutors. The first phase was concerned with fairness; knowing exactly when to introduce online services at a time when a majority of Open University students did not have access to the relevant technologies or skills and when many tutors were reluctant to change their traditional ways of working. Responses to this included the development of library-mediated collections of quality-controlled Internet resources, supplemented by an online skills tutorial focused on generic information skills. Despite all of this, actual use of online resources remained relatively low (p. 30). The second phase, therefore, was mainly about integrating online services more deeply into the core learning activities of courses. The focus switched to the training of tutors and the integration of information resources within the university's emerging virtual learning environment (VLE), based on Moodle. In the interim, a pilot project using the open source MyLibrary software was found to be useful in helping to integrate library services into the learning experiences of individual students. The third phase - which Needham and Whitsed note is still ongoing - concerns the embedding of information literacy and resource-based learning concepts within the university more widely. The chapter ends with some comments on the, perhaps inevitable, tension between the 'invisible library' – 'quietly and strategically … [insinuating] resources and services into all those places where they have the most impact' - and the need to defend library budgets and status within the wider institution (pp. 35-36).</p> <p>The following chapter, by Professor David Baker of the University College Plymouth St Mark and St John, is a general overview of the development of e-learning technologies in UK Higher Education over the past decade. Starting again with Follett, Baker explains how e-learning concepts and technologies have been taken up, focusing in particular on the facilitating role taken by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in providing a national-level approach to the provision of both infrastructure (e.g., networks, access management tools) and content. In addition, the chapter refers to a number of JISC-funded programmes and initiatives focused on breaking down the barriers that prevent the sharing and re-use of e-learning content. The final sections look at some wider factors influencing the current transformation of learning, teaching and assessment practices. These include the need to integrate institutional services like VLEs with the generic social networking tools and mobile devices familiar to new generations of learners. However, successful integration is not just a matter of technology but of overcoming cultural differences. Baker uses a synthesis of the JISC-funded Learner Experiences of e-Learning projects [<a href="#2">2</a>] to note that there might have been 'an increasing "divide" between the needs, expectations and wishes of the learners and the expectations of the teachers, who were more "traditional" and perhaps not engaged with e-learning in the same way' (p. 49).</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 review michael day british library cerlim google jisc manchester metropolitan university mla open university oreilly rnib talis ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of california berkeley university of central lancashire victoria university w3c jisc information environment web accessibility initiative accessibility archives bibliographic data cataloguing controlled vocabularies digital library e-learning facebook flickr framework higher education infrastructure knowledge management metadata mobile moodle open source preservation repositories research semantic web software vle vocabularies wcag web 2.0 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1580 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata: E-print Services and Long-term Access to the Record of Scholarly and Scientific Research http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> looks at the long-term preservation implications of one of the OAI protocol's potential applications - e-print services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the April 2001 issue of <em>D-Lib Magazine</em>, Peter Hirtle produced an editorial highlighting the potential for confusion between the standards being developed by the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) [<a href="#1">1</a>] and the draft Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) [<a href="#2">2</a>]. He noted the frustration that can ensue when words that have a clearly understood meaning in one domain begin to be used by others in a different way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 regular column michael day association of research libraries d-lib magazine elsevier library association massachusetts institute of technology national academy of sciences oai oais ukoln university of cambridge university of oxford accessibility archives data database digital library digital preservation dissemination eprints ftp graphics identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability marc metadata national library open archives initiative preservation repositories research software tagging url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 808 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 The Scholarly Journal in Transition and the PubMed Central Proposal http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/pubmed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/pubmed#author1">Michael Day</a> discusses the scholarly journal in transition and the PubMed Central proposal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>In my opinion, there is no real question that completely paperless systems will emerge in science and in other fields. The only real question is "when will it happen?" We can reasonably expect, I feel, that a rather fully developed electronic information system ... will exist by the year 2000, although it could conceivably come earlier.</i>&nbsp;F. Wilfrid Lancaster (1978) [<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/pubmed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 feature article michael day association of research libraries jisc library association stm ukoln university of bath university of southampton elib accessibility archives cataloguing content licence copyright data database digital library digitisation dissemination document format metadata multimedia preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology standards url Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 633 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadiversity http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/metadiversity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/metadiversity#author1">Michael Day</a> on a Biodiversity conference in the States interested in Metadata.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Introduction_and_context">Introduction and context</h3> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"><i>First, we simply need to be moving faster to coordinate the information that already exists, on file cards and computers, scattered around the world's major and minor museums and other collections. ... Second these databases must be widely available and 'customer friendly'. We need to accelerate current efforts for international cooperation and coordination, so that common formats are increasingly agreed and used.</i><br />Robert M. May (1994) <a href="#1">[1]</a>. <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/metadiversity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 event report michael day ansi coalition for networked information cornell university harvard university iso national science foundation oxford university press stanford university ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of oxford university of reading w3c jisc information environment accessibility adl bibliographic data cataloguing data data model data set database digital library dissemination dublin core framework geospatial data gis information society infrastructure interoperability ldap metadata rdf research resource description resource discovery search technology standardisation standards taxonomy z39.50 Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 576 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk