Overview of content related to 'loughborough university' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13090/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=charles%20oppenheim&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Book Review: The E-copyright Handbook http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/oppenheim-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/oppenheim-rvw#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> takes a look at the latest of Paul Pedley’s copyright guidance books, and, in some respects, finds it wanting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Paul Pedley is a name that needs no introduction to <em>aficionados</em> of copyright textbooks, being the author of several such books published by Facet Publishing in the past (and reviewed by <em>Ariadne </em>[<a href="#1">1</a>][<a href="#2">2</a>][<a href="#3">3</a>][<a href="#4">4</a>][<a href="#5">5</a>]).&nbsp; His latest effort, <em>The E-copyright Handbook</em>, attempts to cover the fast-moving and complex world of electronic copyright, using an interesting approach.&nbsp; Rather than the traditional way of such books, describing the media and describing the rights granted to copyright owners, the way the law applies to each media type, exceptions to copyright and so on, his approach is a mixture but with some emphasis on activities, as a glance at the chapter titles shows: Introduction, Content Types, Activities, Copyright Exceptions, Licences, the Digital Economy Act, Enforcement and The Hargreaves Review.&nbsp;</p> <p>It is a complex approach, which requires careful cross-referencing and also checking that material is neither duplicated, nor that is anything is overlooked.&nbsp; It is not clear to me whether the book is meant for reading through, or whether it should be just dipped into when a particular issue causes someone to check the law; but I found the approach confusing.&nbsp;</p> <p>The book also suffers from being in a fast-moving area, where the law, and technology, change fast and although it is clear that Facet got the book published in record time, as there are numerous references to 2012 developments in the text, the work is already out of date in several places, and will no doubt get more out of date as the months go on.&nbsp; Another problem is that the book cannot make up its mind whether it is written for UK readers, or readers in the EU, or in the USA.&nbsp; All too often, different countries’ court cases are mentioned together; one is (say) a UK case and another is a US case.&nbsp; Without the understanding that US law and UK law in this field are very different, people will come to incorrect conclusions about the significance of the cases to them in their day to day work. Moreover, all too often the cases are described without any court decisions relating to them being provided; so one is left with the worry ‘why did the author mention this case at all?’</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/oppenheim-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 review charles oppenheim bbc de montfort university google jisc loughborough university university of strathclyde bibliographic data bibliometrics cloud computing copyright data database dissemination google books open access research standards streaming url web 2.0 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:30:54 +0000 lisrw 2415 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Introductory Concepts in Information Science http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/oppenheim-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/oppenheim-rvw#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> takes a look at an introduction to Information Science but fails to be impressed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With a title like that, one would expect a primer, introducing all the key concepts of information science to someone studying the topic for the first time at undergraduate or Masters' level, and possibly for the interested layman. Such a book would be a worthy successor to Chris Hanson's <em>Introduction to Science Information Work</em>, and Roger Meetham's <em>Information Retrieval</em>, both of which were first published about 40 years ago. Sadly, however, this book does not fulfil the promise of its title.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/oppenheim-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 review charles oppenheim british library british museum google loughborough university accessibility bibliometrics copyright digital library digital repositories information retrieval open access repositories research resource management software url Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1598 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Copyright - Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/oppenheim-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/oppenheim-rvw#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> sees much to like in the new edition of this work by a well-known authority but identifies one potentially major drawback.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the fifth edition of what is, obviously, a very successful title. The previous edition was published in 2004, and five years is a long time in copyright law and practice, so it was felt no doubt that a new edition was due. However, as I will explain at the end of this review, that decision may have been unsound.</p> <p>The book follows its normal format of a series of questions regarding UK copyright law and practice, with brief answers. The author is a well-known UK copyright expert and has a gentle, witty writing style, which makes it possible to read the book cover-to-cover if you so wanted. The main chapters, covering the basics of copyright, the major media types, licences, electronic copyright and other matters, is followed by lists of useful addresses and sources of information, and a good index [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p>It is always difficult to achieve the magic combination of accuracy and approachability in legal matters, but Cornish largely manages this. I did identify errors and niggles though. For example, question 2.11 [<a href="#1">1</a>] on copyright in facts fails to cross-refer to protection of collections of facts in databases, which is covered elsewhere in the book; the claim in 3.19 and 4.27 that a library, archive or museum when given a bequest of unpublished works can assume that it has also acquired the copyright in such materials unless it is told otherwise is incorrect; in 4.3, the author makes reference to 'trivial works' without explaining what he means by the term; in 4.37 it is claimed that a slide or PowerPoint of a book page made for teaching cannot be made legally, but this is not true, as there could be an argument that the reproduction is for criticism or review, and so is permitted (in any case, the CLA's scanning licence will also often allow this); when discussing the communication to the public right in 4.54, the author fails to note that placing copyright material on an Intranet or as an e-mail attachment is also prohibited; in 6.8, it is claimed that someone who transcribes an interview will own the copyright in the transcription, when in fact the transcriber will jointly own the copyright with the interviewer and interviewee; in 11.64, the author claims it is always an offence to remove or alter rights management information, when in fact it is only an offence when it is done with the intention of enabling or concealing copyright infringement - a very important distinction.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/oppenheim-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 review charles oppenheim loughborough university web2rights archives blog cloud computing copyright data database intellectual property intranet licence web 2.0 wiki Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1537 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Why Pay for Content? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/why-pay-for-content-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/why-pay-for-content-rpt#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> reports on the half-day event organised by the Publishers Association at the Faraday Lecture Theatre, Royal Institution, London on 24 June 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/why-pay-for-content-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 event report charles oppenheim jisc jisc collections loughborough university stm open access research Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1496 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Googlepository and the University Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/manuel-oppenheim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/manuel-oppenheim#author1">Sue Manuel</a> and <a href="/issue53/manuel-oppenheim#author2">Charles Oppenheim</a> discuss the concept of Google as a repository within the wider context of resource management and provision in Further and Higher Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The development of an increasing array of tools for storing, organising, managing, and searching electronic resources poses some interesting questions for those in the Higher Education sector, not least of which are: what role do repositories have in this new information environment? What effect is Google having on the information-seeking strategies of students, researchers and teachers? Where do libraries fit within the information continuum? And ultimately, what services should they look to provide for their users?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/manuel-oppenheim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 feature article charles oppenheim sue manuel alt cetis d-lib magazine dcc google ieee jisc loughborough university massachusetts institute of technology oreilly university of cambridge archives hub jisc information environment midess open library access control aggregation algorithm archives bibliographic data blog born digital cataloguing copyright data database digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories dissemination e-learning google search higher education identifier ieee lom information architecture information retrieval learning object metadata learning objects librarything lom metadata multimedia open access preservation provenance repositories research resource discovery search technology social software standards tagging usability web services web standards Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1352 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Models of Early Adoption of ICT Innovations in Higher Education http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/oppenheim-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/oppenheim-et-al#author1">Melanie Bates</a>, <a href="/issue50/oppenheim-et-al#author2">Sue Manuel</a> and <a href="/issue50/oppenheim-et-al#author3">Charles Oppenheim</a> provide an overview of some considerations for change agents attempting to introduce an innovative new information communication technology service into Higher Education institutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/oppenheim-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 feature article charles oppenheim melanie king sue manuel jisc loughborough university data dissemination e-government e-learning framework higher education ict identifier information society infrastructure operating system repositories research social networks vle web development windows Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1287 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Creative Commons Licences in Higher and Further Education: Do We Care? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/korn-oppenheim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/korn-oppenheim#author1">Naomi Korn</a> and <a href="/issue49/korn-oppenheim#author2">Charles Oppenheim</a> discuss the history and merits of using Creative Commons licences while questioning whether these licences are indeed a panacea.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 3 of the text, occasioned by major error in bullet point 2 at end 2006-10-30-08-13 REW--><!-- version 3 of the text, occasioned by major error in bullet point 2 at end 2006-10-30-08-13 REW--><p><a href="http://creativecommons.org/">Creative Commons</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is helping to instigate cultural change: it is empowering rights holders with the knowledge and tools to decide under what terms they wish third parties to use their creations, whilst permitting users easy and user-friendly means to use content lawfully without the necessity of requesting permission.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/korn-oppenheim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article charles oppenheim naomi korn hefce jisc loughborough university microsoft open university jorum wikipedia archives copyright creative commons database e-learning framework further education intellectual property licence microsoft office open access open source research search technology standards youtube Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1268 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The History and Heritage of Scientific and Technological Information Systems http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/oppenheim-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/oppenheim-rvw#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> takes a look at this series of personal and researched historical analyses of the history of computerised information retrieval systems, and finds it makes fascinating reading if you are interested in such things.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 420-page paperback includes the papers of a 2002 conference on the history of information retrieval systems. It comprises 33 contributed papers (with remarkably little overlap), together with details about the contributors and an excellent index. The papers are organised in five broad sections - interdisciplinary perspectives, organising and managing information, chemical informatics, national developments and developments in international systems (such as INIS and AGRIS).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/oppenheim-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review charles oppenheim loughborough university agris information retrieval research search technology Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1218 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/oppenheim-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/oppenheim-rvw#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> sees improvements in this second edition but has reservations about one of the few UK-based texts on this subject.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This substantial (470-page) paperback is the second edition of one of the few UK-based textbooks on information retrieval (IR). The first edition appeared in 1999, and was criticised for being badly out of date and at times too complex for its intended undergraduate and postgraduate student audience. How does this second edition stack up?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/oppenheim-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 review charles oppenheim loughborough university archives bibliographic data cataloguing database digital library ejournal information retrieval natural language processing open archives initiative search technology Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1045 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The RoMEO Project: Protecting Metadata in an Open Access Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/romeo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/romeo#author1">Elizabeth Gadd</a>, <a href="/issue36/romeo#author2">Charles Oppenheim</a> and <a href="/issue36/romeo#author3">Steve Probets</a> describe how the RoMEO Project is seeking to safeguard freely available metadata disclosed and harvested under the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Open Archives Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) enables the 'disclosure' of metadata by Data Providers and the harvesting of that metadata by Service Providers. Although there is nothing to stop commercial providers from utilising this open-source protocol [<a href="#1">1</a>], it has its roots in the open access community and as such is used by many open archives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/romeo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 feature article charles oppenheim elizabeth gadd steve probets institute of physics jisc loughborough university oai romeo archives copyright creative commons data database dissemination eprints framework intellectual property licence metadata oai-pmh odrl open access open archives initiative provenance rdf repositories research schema standards uri url xml xml schema Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 967 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mandated Online RAE CVs Linked to University Eprint Archives: Enhancing UK Research Impact and Assessment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/harnad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/harnad#author1">Stevan Harnad</a>, <a href="/issue35/harnad#author2">Les Carr</a>, <a href="/issue35/harnad#author3">Tim Brody</a> and <a href="/issue35/harnad#author4">Charles Oppenheim</a> make a case for maximising the advantages and the UK's pre-eminence in the Research Assessment Exercise.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Being the only country with a national research assessment exercise [<a href="#1">1</a>], the UK is today in a unique position to make a small change that will confer some large benefits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/harnad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article charles oppenheim les carr stevan harnad tim brody arl british library information today loughborough university gnu romeo accessibility archives copyright data database dissemination eprints higher education licence metadata rae research search technology semantic web software url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 947 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/ccc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue12/ccc#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> answers copyright queries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/ccc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue12 regular column charles oppenheim de montfort university harvard university loughborough university university of southampton bibliographic data cataloguing copyright internet explorer licence research standards url web resources Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 418 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk