Overview of content related to 'middlesex university' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1300/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Launching a New Community-owned Content Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/milloy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/milloy#author1">Caren Milloy</a> describes some of the challenges overcome and lessons learned by JISC Collections during the development of JISC eCollections.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>JISC eCollections is a set of e-resource platforms launched in November 2011 by JISC Collections, in partnership with the JISC data centres EDINA and Mimas. The platforms (Figure 1) are JISC MediaHub, JISC Historic Books and JISC Journal Archives; together, they are intended to provide a sustainable, value-for-money alternative to accessing licensed content on publisher platforms, by consolidating and hosting the broad range of historical book, journal archive and multimedia content purchased by JISC Collections on behalf of the UK education community. The vision is to provide a world-class collection that ensures users’ broadest information needs are well met, and to work in partnership with the community to improve and develop the platforms around evolving student and researcher expectations.</p> <h2 id="Background">Background</h2> <p>The primary role of JISC Collections is the licensing of content on behalf of its UK Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) member organisations. Over the last 10 years, JISC Collections has invested over £40 million in centralised licensing of digital content, in perpetuity, on behalf of all its members. The first agreement was signed in 2002 for ProQuest’s Early English Books Online (EEBO). Since then, national licences have been negotiated for historic books, journal archives and multimedia content (Figure 1), such as documentaries and educational films. In 2010, JISC Collections invested a further £2.5 million in film and image content, representing UK and world history since 1987, specially selected for teaching and learning. The majority of JISC Collections’ member organisations would be unable to afford per-institution subscriptions to these book, journal and multimedia collections, so centralised licensing is critical to broadening access.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Figure 1: The three platforms that make up the JISC eCollections service" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue69-milloy/fig1-jec-platforms.png" style="width: 680px; height: 213px;" title="Figure 1: The three platforms that make up the JISC eCollections service" /></p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 1: The three platforms that make up the JISC eCollections service</strong></p> <h2 id="Why_Develop_JISC_eCollections">Why Develop JISC eCollections?</h2> <p>The platforms contain more than 4.5 million resources from over 20 providers. JISC Collections members were previously required to access this content via a range of separate services, each with different user interfaces and administrative requirements, and with a complex funding set-up including both JISC subsidies and publisher access fees payable by each institution. JISC Collections felt that its existing – and future – investments in content would best be protected and preserved by developing an independent service, as an affordable alternative to relying on content providers for access to perpetually licensed content. Such a service would allow the education community to take ownership of its acquisitions and assure it of future control. In 2011 each group of resources was consolidated into one platform to increase discoverability, simplify the user experience (making it more inclusive to users at all academic levels), reduce the administrative burden, and thereby enable maximum value to be derived from the initial content investments.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/milloy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 feature article caren milloy british library edina google jisc jisc collections middlesex university mimas research information network ubird aggregation archives cataloguing data data mining database ebook further education graphics higher education licence marc metadata multimedia ocr open access optical character recognition passwords portfolio preservation provenance research resource discovery schema search technology Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:36:05 +0000 lisrw 2356 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/hopkinson-zargaryan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/hopkinson-zargaryan#author1">Alan Hopkinson</a> and <a href="/issue68/hopkinson-zargaryan#author2">Tigran Zargaryan</a> give an overview of their experience of digitising paper-based materials in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia including some of the obstacles encountered during image processing and optical character recognition.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><p>Early writing which first appeared as cuneiform protocols and then emerged in manuscript form and as printed materials is currently entering a new stage in its development – in the form of electronic publications.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/hopkinson-zargaryan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 feature article alan hopkinson tigran zargaryan abbyy british library eifl ifla jisc digital media microsoft middlesex university national academy of sciences national library of armenia stm tasi endangered archives programme adobe algorithm archives content management data database dcmi digital media digital repositories digitisation document format drupal dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative dvd eprints file format graphics infrastructure jpeg metadata national library ocr open access open source open standard optical character recognition preservation repositories research resource description schema software standards tiff Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:06:59 +0000 lisrw 2235 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Multi-media and Image Handling: The future is Textless http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/dti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue30/dti#author1">Marieke Napier</a> on a DTI multimedia day in London in November 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Software Technology Outreach Programme (1) was initiated in Autumn 2000 by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to bridge the gap between academia and industry. As Tony Stock explains “<i>More than 1,000 advanced projects are carried out in UK universities every year, each producing on average five potential business applications - but companies are missing out because they and the universities are out of touch with each other</i>”.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/dti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 event report marieke guy bbc middlesex university mpeg university of southampton university of wales algorithm archives css data data mining data visualisation graphics metadata mobile multimedia personalisation research software standardisation thesaurus url visualisation web development Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 860 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Reflections On WWW9 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the WWW9 conference, held in Amsterdam, in May 2000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Ninth International World Wide Web conference (WWW9) was held at the RAI Congress Centre in Amsterdam. The main part of the conference took place from Tuesday 16th till Thursday 18th May. A day of tutorial and workshops was held on Monday 15th May with the Developer's Day on Friday 19th May. About 1,400 delegates attended the conference. It was pleasing to note the large numbers of delegates from the UK - about 100 in total, with about 50% from the Higher Education community (and about 9 people from Southampton University and another 9 from Bristol University).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 tooled up brian kelly alt apple darpa heriot-watt university ilrt middlesex university national library of the netherlands sheffield hallam university ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of bristol university of southampton w3c dner elib aggregation blog browser content management digital library dom dtd dublin core gif higher education html hypertext infrastructure java metadata mobile mobile phone national library rdf resource discovery rss search technology semantic web soap standardisation standards url usability web services wireless wireless application profile xhtml xlink xml xpointer xsl xslt z39.50 Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 714 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Minotaur: When Computer Knows Best? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/minotaur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/minotaur#author1">Harold Thimbleby</a> criticises the urge to upgrade.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/minotaur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 regular column harold thimbleby microsoft middlesex university software standards windows Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 569 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk M25 Link http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/m25 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue13/m25#author1">Jean Sykes</a> discusses M25 Link, a virtual clump for London.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/m25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue13 project update jean sykes middlesex university talis university of greenwich university of westminster higher education resource discovery search technology z39.50 Mon, 19 Jan 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 441 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ADAM: Information Gateway to Resources on the Internet in Art, Design, Architecture and Media http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/adam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nearly half a year after the project’s official start date, ADAM has a fledgling information gateway to information on the Internet in art, design, architecture and media. <a href="/issue3/adam#author1">Tony Gill</a>, ADAM Project Leader, outlines what has been achieved so far, and some of the challenges that lie directly ahead.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The ADAM Project is creating a subject-based information gateway service that will provide access to quality-assured Internet resources in the following areas:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/adam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 project update tony gill ansi coventry university glasgow school of art iso jisc middlesex university ukoln university of northumbria at newcastle algorithm archives browser cataloguing data database dissemination dublin core framework ftp graphics higher education html information retrieval internet explorer interoperability mailbase metadata natural language processing research resource description search technology software standards tei telnet thesaurus usability vocabularies web browser windows z39.50 Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 79 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk