Overview of content related to 'cd-rom' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13195/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Data Citation and Publication by NERC’s Environmental Data Centres http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/callaghan-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/callaghan-et-al#author1">Sarah Callaghan</a>, <a href="/issue68/callaghan-et-al#author2">Roy Lowry</a>, <a href="/issue68/callaghan-et-al#author3">David Walton</a> and members of the Natural Environment Research Council Science Information Strategy Data Citation and Publication Project team describe their work in NERC’s Environmental Data Centres.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Data are the foundation upon which scientific progress rests. Historically speaking, data were a scarce resource, but one which was (relatively) easy to publish in hard copy, as tables or graphs in journal papers. With modern scientific methods, and the increased ease in collecting and analysing vast quantities of data, there arises a corresponding difficulty in publishing this data in a form that can be considered part of the scientific record.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/callaghan-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 feature article david walton roy lowry sarah callaghan badc british antarctic survey british library british oceanographic data centre codata datacite jisc ncas royal meteorological society science and technology facilities council claddier ojims archives ascii cataloguing cd-rom curation data data citation data management data set digital curation digital repositories doi dspace dublin core e-science framework geospatial data google scholar guid higher education html identifier infrastructure internet explorer interoperability library data metadata open access rdf repositories research schema standards uri url vocabularies xml Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:06:59 +0000 lisrw 2223 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Practical Open Source Software for Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/rafiq-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/rafiq-rvw#author1">Muhammad Rafiq</a> takes a look at a work on the open source community and open source software.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v2 inserting author's final edits 2011-02-20-18-44 REW --><!-- v2 inserting author's final edits 2011-02-20-18-44 REW --><p>Open source (OS) usually refers to an application whose source code is made available for use or modification in line with users' needs and requirements. OS projects usually develop in the public domain where contributors participate in a collaborative manner and update or refine the product. OS offers more flexibility and freedom than software purchased with licence restrictions. Both the OS community and the library world share many common principles. They share and promote open standards and believe in sharing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/rafiq-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 review muhammad rafiq cd-rom content management data database digital library digital media drupal dspace dvd firefox graphics instant messaging internet explorer interoperability licence linux moodle open source openoffice operating system podcast repositories research software vufind wiki wordpress Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1617 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Pragmatic Approach to Preferred File Formats for Acquisition http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/thompson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/thompson#author1">Dave Thompson</a> sets out the pragmatic approach to preferred file formats for long-term preservation used at the Wellcome Library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article sets out the Wellcome Library's decision not explicitly to specify preferred file formats for long-term preservation. It discusses a pragmatic approach in which technical appraisal of the material is used to assess the Library's likelihood of preserving one format over another. The Library takes as its starting point work done by the Florida Digital Archive in setting a level of 'confidence' in its preferred formats. The Library's approach provides for nine principles to consider as part of appraisal. These principles balance economically sustainable preservation and intellectual 'value' with the practicalities of working with specific, and especially proprietary, file formats. Scenarios are used to show the application of principles (see <a href="#annex">Annex</a> below).</p> <p>This article will take a technical perspective when assessing material for acquisition by the Library. In reality technical factors are only part of the assessment of material for inclusion in the Library's collections. Other factors such as intellectual content, significance of the material, significance of the donor/creator and any relationship to material already in the Library also play a part. On this basis, the article considers 'original' formats accepted for long-term preservation, and does not consider formats appropriate for dissemination.</p> <p>This reflects the Library's overall approach to working with born digital archival material. Born digital material is treated similarly to other, analogue archival materials. The Library expects archivists to apply their professional skills regardless of the format of any material, to make choices and decisions about material based on a range of factors and not to see the technical issues surrounding born digital archival material as in any way limiting.</p> <h2 id="Why_Worry_about_Formats">Why Worry about Formats?</h2> <p>Institutions looking to preserve born digital material permanently, the Wellcome Library included, may have little control over the formats in which material is transferred or deposited. The ideal intervention point from a preservation perspective is at the point digital material is first created. However this may be unrealistic. Many working within organisations have no choice in the applications they use, cost of applications may be an issue, or there may simply be a limited number of applications available on which to perform specialist tasks. Material donated after an individual retires or dies can prove especially problematic. It may be obsolete, in obscure formats, on obsolete media and without any metadata describing its context, creation or rendering environment.</p> <p>Computer applications 'save' their data in formats, each application typically having its own file format. The Web site filext [<a href="#1">1</a>] lists some 25,000 file extensions in its database.</p> <p>The long-term preservation of any format depends on the type of format, issues of obsolescence, and availability of hardware and/or software, resources, experience and expertise. Any archive looking to preserve born digital archival material needs to have the means and confidence to move material across the 'gap' that exists between material 'in the wild' and holding it securely in an archive.</p> <p>This presents a number of problems: first, in the proliferation of file formats; second, in the use of proprietary file formats, and third, in formats becoming obsolete, either by being incompatible with later versions of the applications that created them, or by those applications no longer existing. This assumes that proprietary formats are more problematic to preserve as their structure and composition are not known, which hinders preservation intervention by imposing the necessity for specialist expertise. Moreover, as new software is created, so new file formats proliferate, and consequently exacerbate the problem.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/thompson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 feature article dave thompson microsoft mpeg wellcome library aggregation archives born digital cd-rom data database digital archive digital preservation dissemination drm file format framework internet explorer jpeg jpeg 2000 metadata microsoft office open source openoffice preservation provenance real audio repositories software standards tiff usb video xml Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1547 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Ajax in Oracle JDeveloper http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/cliff-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue61/cliff-rvw#author1">Pete Cliff</a> finds aspects of this work useful and interesting, but he also expresses some serious reservations.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX) programming technique enables one to update parts of a Web site without reloading the entire page. So useful is it that AJAX is turning up all over the Web, including on my own Web-based archival interfaces; so it was timely that I should be asked to review <em>Ajax in Oracle JDeveloper</em>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/cliff-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue61 review pete cliff google oracle university of oxford ajax apache api atom cd-rom database framework google books java javascript operating system php rss software windows xml Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1518 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/lafortune-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/lafortune-rvw#author1">Sylvie Lafortune</a> reviews a book which addresses the following question: From e-government to t-government. How will libraries keep up?</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- final edits from author re-read 20090610 REW --><!-- final edits from author re-read 20090610 REW --><p>Today, most governments in developing countries provide essential services and information to their citizens exclusively via the World Wide Web. The benefit of this new means of dissemination is that information is current, available 24/7 and for the most part, downloadable. The downside of this model is that government Web pages are unstable and not always well designed, often making information difficult to locate. This new 'digital government information environment' poses a myriad of challenges which this book addresses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/lafortune-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 review sylvie lafortune american library association laurentian university jisc information environment archives cd-rom data dissemination dvd e-government geospatial data gis preservation resource discovery Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1481 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk iPRES 2008 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/ipres-2008-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/ipres-2008-rpt#author1">Frances Boyle</a> and <a href="/issue57/ipres-2008-rpt#author2">Adam Farquhar</a> report on the two-day international conference which was the fifth in the series on digital preservation of digital objects held at the British Library, on 29 - 30 September 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/ipres-2008-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 event report adam farquhar frances boyle british library california digital library cornell university dcc digital preservation coalition indiana university jisc national library of australia national library of new zealand national library of the netherlands oais premis the national archives ukoln university of bath university of virginia crib digital preservation training programme jisc information environment jisc powr project life2 ndiipp powr accessibility aggregation archives blog cd-rom copyright curation data data management digital archive digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation ejournal file format framework frbr identifier infrastructure metadata mets mods national library open data preservation preservation metadata repositories research schema service oriented architecture software standards video warc web resources xml xml schema Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1441 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Blogging from the Backroom http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/blogging-backroom-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/blogging-backroom-rpt#author1">Ann Chapman</a> reports on a seminar on blogging, designed for those working in the traditional 'backroom' professions such as cataloguing and indexing, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group in London, on 8 June 2007.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/blogging-backroom-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 event report ann chapman cilip nhs ukoln university of bath archives blog cataloguing cd-rom knowledge management national library research rss search technology social software software tagging web 2.0 wiki Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1340 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="headlines"></a><a name="events1"></a></p> <h3 id="Introduction_to_Federated_Searching_Technology_and_Developments">Introduction to Federated Searching Technology &amp; Developments</h3> <p>Date: 11 May 2007<br />Venue: Conference Room, Southport College, Mornington Road, Southport, PR9 0TT<br />Delegate Fee: £50.00</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 news and events richard waller ahrc amazon british library british museum cerlim cilip edge hill university google imperial college london jisc kings college london microsoft mla newcastle university nhs oclc sakai tilburg university ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of london university of york w3c iwmw jisc information environment accessibility algorithm amazon web services api archives blog born digital cataloguing cd-rom copyright data data set digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination e-learning e-science framework further education higher education ict information architecture infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer interoperability knowledge management metadata microformats mobile national library open access open source podcast portal preservation rdf rdfa repositories research resource sharing rss search technology social software software standardisation tagging usability video videoconferencing virtual research environment web 2.0 web app web development web portal web services wiki xcri xhtml xml xslt youtube Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1318 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Collecting Born Digital Archives at the Wellcome Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/hilton-thompson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/hilton-thompson#author1">Chris Hilton</a> and <a href="/issue50/hilton-thompson#author2">Dave Thompson</a> discuss plans for work with born digital archival material at the Wellcome Library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/hilton-thompson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 feature article chris hilton dave thompson dcc digital preservation coalition microsoft mla premis university of oxford wellcome library archives born digital cataloguing cd-rom copyright data digital archive digital curation digital preservation dissemination dublin core edrms fedora commons framework html infrastructure interoperability jpeg metadata mets ms word preservation preservation metadata provenance repositories research standards Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1291 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Ebooks in UK Libraries: Where Are We Now? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/garrod <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/garrod#author1">Penny Garrod</a> brings us up to date on developments in ebooks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"I suspect that more words are being published about the ebook phenomenon in print than have actually been placed into ebooks so far." </em>[<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/garrod" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 feature article penny garrod glasgow caledonian university jisc loughborough university microsoft nhs oclc sconul sun microsystems ukoln university of cambridge university of huddersfield university of oxford project gutenberg adobe aggregation archives authentication bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database digital audio digital library drm e-government e-learning ebook framework further education higher education identifier marc21 mobile mobile phone mp3 operating system passwords portal resource sharing safari software standards url web resources Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 990 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 36: This Time the Cavalry Showed Up http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 36.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- --><!-- --><p>Welcome to the July 2003 issue of Ariadne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 editorial richard waller bbc ims jisc mimas ukoln ebank uk elib jisc information environment romeo aggregation archives cataloguing cd-rom copyright data digital library further education ims enterprise infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer metadata ontologies open access preservation repositories research service registry software standards url Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 960 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Domesday Redux: The Rescue of the BBC Domesday Project Videodiscs http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/tna <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/tna#author1">Jeffrey Darlington</a>, <a href="/issue36/tna#author2">Andy Finney</a> and <a href="/issue36/tna#author3">Adrian Pearce</a> describe the groundbreaking BBC Domesday Project of 1986, and explain how its unique multimedia collection has been preserved.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Origins">Origins</h2> <p>William of Normandy, having conquered England, decided in 1086 to take account of his new territory. The result was the Domesday Book (actually more than one), which now resides in the <a href="http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/"> National Archives</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>]. For the BBC, the 900th anniversary in 1986 presented an opportunity to produce a television series, hosted by Michael Wood. A more unusual production was to use the combination of computer and video known as interactive video to produce a kind of modern-day equivalent of William's survey.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/tna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 feature article adrian pearce andy finney jeffrey darlington ansi bbc digital preservation coalition newcastle university open university ordnance survey the national archives uk data archive university of brighton university of essex university of leeds acorn algorithm archives ascii cd-rom copyright data data set database digital preservation digitisation framework jpeg multimedia preservation programming language research search technology software standards tagging url video windows Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 961 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review: Songs of Innocence and of Experience http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/hunter-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/hunter-rvw#author1">Philip Hunter</a> reviews a CD-ROM edition of one of William Blake's most famous works.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p align="center">William Blake, <em>Songs of Innocence and of Experience</em> [London 1794 &amp; 1826],<br />Octavo Edition, 2003 - isbn 1-891788-89-2</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/hunter-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 review philip hunter apple library of congress microsoft ukoln university of pennsylvania adobe archives cd-rom copyright digitisation graphics photoshop provenance research software standards url usability Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 984 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DELOS CEE Event: Current Trends in Digitisation in Central and Eastern Europe http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/delos-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/delos-rpt#author1">Philip Hunter</a> reports on this meeting held in snowbound Torun, Poland, 3-4 February 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/delos-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 event report philip hunter oai archives cd-rom digitisation metadata open archives initiative software video Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 955 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Utilizing E-books to Enhance Digital Library Offerings http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/netlibrary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/netlibrary#author1">Shirley Hyatt</a> and <a href="/issue33/netlibrary#author2">Lynn Silipigni Connaway</a>, describe the rationale and background of OCLC's acquisition of netLibrary, the information environment that is being pursued, and the resulting benefits that libraries may experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On January 24, 2002, OCLC Online Computer Library Center acquired netLibrary, a major electronic books (e-books) company. OCLC's acquisition includes the e-book Division of netLibrary, which OCLC has integrated as a division of OCLC, and netLibrary's MetaText eTextbook Division, which has become a for-profit subsidiary of OCLC. This article describes the rationale and background of the acquisition, the overall vision of the information environment that is being pursued, and the benefits that libraries may experience as a result.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/netlibrary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 feature article lynn silipigni connaway shirley hyatt american library association d-lib magazine information today oclc university of pittsburgh jisc information environment worldcat accessibility aggregation archives authentication bibliographic data bibliographic record browser cataloguing cd-rom content management data database digital library digital preservation digitisation ebook information architecture intellectual property interoperability learning objects marc metadata preservation repositories research search technology software standards url web browser Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 908 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Student Searching Behaviour in the JISC Information Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/edner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/edner#author1">Jill R. Griffiths</a> and <a href="/issue33/edner#author2">Peter Brophy</a> report on work in progress and air some initial findings on the EDNER project, which undertakes evaluation of the developing JISC Information Environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Information Environment (IE, a development from the <a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/dner/development/IEstrategy.html">DNER - Distributed National Electronic Resource</a>) is intended to help users in the UK academic sector maximise the value of published information resources by developing a coherent environment out of the confusing array of systems and services currently available.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/edner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 feature article jill r. griffiths peter brophy cerlim d-lib magazine google harvard university jisc manchester metropolitan university oai university of sussex dner jisc information environment justeis cataloguing cd-rom data database dublin core e-learning framework higher education hypertext information retrieval infrastructure internet explorer intranet library management systems modelling opac rdf research search technology standards url usability xml z39.50 Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 911 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Learning Objects and the Information Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/iconex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/iconex#author1">Ian Dolphin</a> and <a href="/issue32/iconex#author2">Paul Miller</a> discuss the place of Learning Objects in the wider environment of learning.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Iconex project [<a href="#1">1</a>] at the University of Hull was funded under the JISC's 5/99 Programme to demonstrate the value of small, portable, pieces of digital content in assisting student learning. The project is creating a repository of exemplar interactive Learning Objects, many of which are already available for use and reuse. This repository is intended to stimulate cross-fertilisation between disciplines to develop generic views of types of interaction, and to encourage the reuse of Learning Objects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/iconex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 feature article ian dolphin paul miller ieee ims jisc open knowledge initiative ukoln university of hull iconex jisc information environment accessibility api cd-rom data flash framework further education interoperability learning objects multimedia portal repositories software standards url usability vle xml Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 886 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Evolution of Portable Electronic Books http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/wilson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/wilson#author1">Ruth Wilson</a> charts the development of portable electronic book hardware, from the first generation in 1980s to the range of handheld devices available today.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many months after reading and hearing about their introduction in the US, portable electronic books are now becoming available in the UK. Franklin’s eBookMan [<a href="#1">1</a>] is available online from bestbuy.com and amazon.com and from some high street retailers, the goReader is available for purchase via their Web site [<a href="#2">2</a>], a variety of ebook reading software can be downloaded to PDAs for free via the Internet, and some Pocket PCs are being sold pre-installed with Microsoft Reader [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/wilson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article ruth wilson amazon apple bbc hewlett-packard information today jisc microsoft university of strathclyde dner eboni cd-rom copyright data digital library ebook graphics higher education html mobi mp3 multimedia research search technology software standards url usability windows wireless Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 824 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Accessibility: CHI 2001 and Beyond http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/chi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/chi#author1">Leona Carpenter</a> reports on the key issue of accessibility as covered at the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference held in Seattle, and also provides a round-up of sources of further information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The “CHI” series of conferences sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM-SIGCHI) [<a href="#1">1</a>], in partnership with, among others, the British HCI Group, is the premier international conference on human aspects of computing. <i>CHI2001: anyone.</i></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/chi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article leona carpenter georgia institute of technology ibm jisc microsoft rnib sun microsystems ukoln university of dundee university of wisconsin web accessibility initiative accessibility archives bibliographic data browser cd-rom digital media ebook geospatial data gis html ict information architecture information society infrastructure mobile national library research software standards tablet computer url usability video windows Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 800 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The JOIN-UP Programme: Seminar on Linking Technologies http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/join-up <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/join-up#author1">Sandy Shaw</a> reports on a seminar bringing together experts in the field of linking technology for JISC's JOIN-UP Programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This seminar brought together experts in the field of linking technology with participants in the four projects which constitute the JOIN-UP programme, for exploration and discussion of recent technical developments in reference linking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/join-up" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 event report sandy shaw british library cnri edina ifla institute of physics jisc kings college london niso oclc stm ukoln university of edinburgh university of oxford dner docusend jafer jisc information environment romeo xgrain zblsa zetoc accessibility aggregation archives authentication bath profile bibliographic data browser cataloguing cd-rom collection description content provider data database digital library digital object identifier doi dublin core ebook ejournal framework handle system identifier infrastructure interoperability marc metadata multimedia namespace opac open archives initiative open source openurl portal rdf repositories research resource discovery rss search technology sfx standardisation standards url windows z39.50 Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 814 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Future Is Hybrid: Edinburgh http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue27/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> and <a href="/issue27/maccoll#author2">Philip Hunter</a> report on 'The Future is Hybrid' project day in Edinburgh.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 1-day conference was the third in a series of events organised by the Hybrid Libraries projects funded by JISC via the eLib Programme, and supported by the DNER. The prior two events had been held at the British Library, in November 2000, and Manchester Metropolitan University, in the previous week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue27 event report john maccoll philip hunter british library cerlim google jisc manchester metropolitan university talis ukoln university of bath university of birmingham university of east anglia university of edinburgh university of oxford agora dner elib jisc information environment archives authentication browser cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database flash framework html ldap library management systems metadata multimedia personalisation portal portfolio research resource discovery search technology software url video web browser z39.50 Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 786 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Continuity and Collaboration: The Online Bach Bibliography http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/bach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/bach#author1">Yo Tomita</a> introduces the single most important online resource for the study of the composer J.S. Bach.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the majority of musicologists, bibliography is not their main subject of research, but a tool for research, an essential tool to gain quick access to the information with which to pursue their own subject of interest. Bibliography concerns everyone; it is crucially important that we find successfully the most relevant literatures at the earliest possible opportunity, and that we do not miss out any significant research works carried out by other scholars in the field, so that we can get on confidently with the work of our main research interest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/bach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 feature article yo tomita harvard university oclc university of glasgow accessibility bibliographic data cd-rom data database information retrieval research search technology url usability Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 752 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Managing Technostress in UK Libraries: A Realistic Guide http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/technostress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/technostress#author1">Stephen Harper</a> analyses in detail a familiar disease.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Defining_Stress">Defining Stress</h3> <p>"Stress" has become the defining malaise of modernity. Until around twenty years ago, the term was used exclusively to refer to the "fight or flight" mechanism in a specific medical context. Today, however, the word has undergone radical semantic widening. Like "nerves" in the nineteenth century, "stress" is now used by individuals to explain a huge number of maladies and by journalists, advertisers and cultural pundits as a convenient hook upon which to hang any number of social ills. In short, the enemy is everywhere.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/technostress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 feature article stephen harper library association university of glasgow cataloguing cd-rom copyright database html information retrieval library management systems research resource management url vocabularies Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 729 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/in-vision <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/in-vision#author1">Ann Chapman</a> on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Introduction">Introduction</h3> <p>Until recently, visually impaired people (VIP) were poorly served by the library and information provision that is routinely available to sighted people. They have relied to a great extent on specialist voluntary organisations transcribing a limited range of materials into accessible formats. This situation is changing with advances in technology and recent initiatives on social inclusion. Increasingly visually impaired people will be able to locate and use information independently, as sighted people already do.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/in-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article ann chapman bbc british library cerlim ibm ifla library association library of congress manchester metropolitan university rnib ukoln university of bath w3c isle project gutenberg web accessibility initiative accessibility archives ascii bibliographic data browser cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database digital audio file format further education graphics html ict internet explorer java linux metadata multimedia national library ocr opac operating system optical character recognition perl portal repositories research resource discovery search technology software standards url video Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 701 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Free ISP from the British Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/bl-isp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/bl-isp#author1">Brian Kefford</a> outlines the services available from the British Library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The rapid growth in services offering free Internet access to users dialling into the Internet is well known. The market leader, Freeserve, has signed up over 1.5 million customers and has been followed by TescoNet, WH Smith, Currant Bun, etc. But did you know that in September the British Library launched <b>British Library Net,</b> the first free Internet service to be provided by a public sector body in the UK?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/bl-isp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article brian kefford british library jisc ukoln university of bath bibliographic data browser cataloguing cd-rom copyright opac research resource discovery software url web browser web services Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 661 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: A Survey of Institutional Web Gateways http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> surveys institutional web gateways.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In September 1999 the author ran a 90 minutes hands-on session on <em>Managing Your Institutional Web Gateway</em> <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> at the JANET User Support Workshop which was held at the University of Plymouth. The materials for included a series of exercises in which the participants were asked to go to their own institutional home page, find the main page which contains links to external web resources and comment on the resource. After reviewing their own web site, they were then asked to look at a number of other university web sites and repeat the exercise.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 tooled up brian kelly cranfield university ilrt jisc microsoft ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of exeter university of leeds university of london university of oxford university of plymouth university of southampton university of sunderland university of sussex university of wales university of warwick elib cataloguing cd-rom copyright database higher education html java mailbase open source portal resource discovery search technology software url web resources Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 671 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk VITAL services? Evaluating IT access in Public Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Project officer <a href="/issue21/public-libraries#author1">Juliet Eve</a> discusses the value and impact of end-user IT services in public libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since the publication of the hugely influential <i>New Library: the People’s Network</i>,<i> </i>[1] and the follow-up document detailing the plans for rolling out the network, <i>Building the New Library Network</i>, [2] we have seen a whole range of government policy documents and initiatives stressing the importance of the role of the public library in the developing "information society" [3].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 regular column juliet eve cerlim jisc library association manchester metropolitan university ukoln university of bath university of oxford cataloguing cd-rom copyright data framework information society research standards url Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 641 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Windows NT Explorer http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/nt-explorer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/nt-explorer#author1">Brett Burridge</a> on Internet Information Server (IIS 4.0)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>IIS has been around for quite some time now. IIS 2.0 can be found on the Windows NT 4.0 Server installation CD-ROM. This version of IIS was pretty basic, and changing advanced settings usually involved messing around with the Windows registry. Version 3.0 was little different from 2.0, but it did see the introduction of server-side scripting through the use of the innovative Active Server Pages <a href="#1">[1]</a>. By contrast, version 4.0 of IIS saw a radical change to the application. IIS 4.0 sported a completely new user interface, a host of new features, and improved reliability.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/nt-explorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 tooled up brett burridge jisc microsoft oracle ukoln university of bath university of essex access control apache browser cache cataloguing cd-rom copyright data data management database e-business ftp html internet explorer intranet java operating system passwords perl personalisation scripting language search technology software sql sql server standards url web app web browser web services windows xml Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 642 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/rowlatt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/rowlatt#author1">Mary Rowlatt</a> describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><cite>SEAMLESS <a name="_Hlt444840515"></a></cite> is a two year research project, funded by the British Library, which aims to develop a new model for citizens' information - one which is distributed, and based on partnerships and common standards.</p> <p>The objectives of the <i>SEAMLESS<b> </b></i>project<b><i> </i></b>are to:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/rowlatt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article mary rowlatt ansi british library ims iso jisc library of congress niso ukoln elib jisc information environment ascii bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom controlled vocabularies copyright data data set database dissemination document format doi dublin core html identifier information retrieval intellectual property interoperability jpeg marc metadata plain text purl research resource description schema search technology standards tagging thesaurus uri url video vocabularies z39.50 zip Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 580 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Instructional Management Systems http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/ims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/ims#author1">John MacColl</a> explores the IMS concept in the context of the SELLIC project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/ims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article john maccoll ims jisc open university oracle university of edinburgh elib bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom course design data data mining database digital library dissemination higher education information retrieval intellectual property intranet learning management system metadata opac personalisation rae repositories research resource description search technology software standards url web resources web services webct Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 582 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Minotaur: From Mac to Linux and Back? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/minotaur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/minotaur#author1">Tony Grant</a> on why a former Macintosh fan has fallen for Linux.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <p>There are several questions, which have been puzzling me since July 1997. That was the month I started using OSS (Open Source Software) and I have to thank Apple for pushing me in that direction. Apple was not making stable operating system software then. So, along with several thousands of the faithful, I jumped ship. Didn't move to the <a href="http://www.microsoft.com">evil empire</a> - having already found that by avoiding Microsoft products you did not create too many problems for yourself!</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/minotaur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column tony grant apple microsoft adobe apache browser cd-rom copyright data database graphics higher education intranet linux open source operating system photoshop software standards web browser windows Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 587 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk I Have Seen the Future and IT Works http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/batt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/batt#author1">Chris Batt</a> Director of Library Services, Croydon, discusses Information Technology.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/batt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article chris batt accessibility cataloguing cd-rom data database information society infrastructure Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 554 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Your Way: University of Abertay Dundee Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/down-your-way <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne visits the University of Abertay Dundee's new library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <p>The University of Abertay Dundee's new library building is situated in the heart of the city centre. Recently voted Scotland's Best New Building in the Scottish Design Awards 1998, the four story structure of sandstone, steel and glass opened its doors to its users in February this year, and was formally opened by HM Queen on 30th of June.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/down-your-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 regular column philip hunter ieee university of abertay dundee cd-rom data database digital library higher education infrastructure intranet operating system software standards video windows Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 567 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SGML, XML and Databases http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/emmott-sgml <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/emmott-sgml#author1">Stephen Emmott</a> reports on a one day meeting in London</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/emmott-sgml" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 event report stephen emmott w3c browser cd-rom data database dtd html hypertext java object database rdbms repositories schema sgml software standards web browser xml Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 575 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk VERITY http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/verity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue17/verity#author1">Panayiotis Periorellis</a> and <a href="/issue17/verity#author2">Walter Scales</a> writes about the VERITY European Telematics Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <h3 id="Abstract">Abstract</h3> <p>The majority of library enquiry systems usually consist of a non-graphical interface linked to a library catalogue (Online Public Access Catalog, or OPAC). Graphics, animation and sound are usually sacrificed to speed up the enquiry process. Some interfaces support the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (http) and can therefore be accessed on the World Wide Web (Web).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/verity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue17 project update panayiotis periorellis walter scales british library ukoln university of sunderland elib algorithm bibliographic data bibliographic record browser cataloguing cd-rom data database digital library ftp graphics hypertext information retrieval internet explorer interoperability opac research search technology software standards tagging telnet web browser windows z39.50 Fri, 18 Sep 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 533 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk View from the Hill: Mark Clark http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/view-hill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue17/view-hill#author1">Mark Clark</a> risks the longer view.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <p>50,000 years ago, so archaeological evidence says, Neanderthal Man carved on the tooth of the Woolly Mammoth. In 2600 BCE scribes were employed in Egypt and the oldest existing document written on papyrus is from 2200 BCE. In AD 105 T'sai Lun invented paper and by 600 books were printed in China. By 765 picture books were printed in Japan. By 950 folded books appeared in China and in Europe in 1453 Johannes Gutenberg used moveable type for printing.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/view-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue17 regular column mark clark ibm university of manchester university of salford authentication cd-rom copyright dissemination higher education operating system research Fri, 18 Sep 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 539 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Hacking the Net http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/cover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue16/cover#author1">David Nicholas</a> looks at the Internet phenomenon from the point of view of the Media.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue16 feature article david nicholas jisc information environment accessibility browser cd-rom data database research search technology xml Sat, 18 Jul 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 507 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Good, the Bad and the Useless http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/digital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue16/digital#author1">Judith Edwards</a> evaluates Internet resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The latest estimate of the number of Web sites worldwide is almost 2.25 million <a href="#1">[1]</a>. It is part of the job of many of us - librarians or information managers - to select what our users will find useful from this mass of information. How do we decide whether or not to add details of an Internet site to our resource guide or Web page? What criteria should we use when recommending Internet resources to an individual or class? How can we judge the quality or appropriateness of a resource for a particular query or user?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/digital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue16 feature article judith edwards carnegie mellon university edina university college london elib bibliographic data browser cd-rom copac copyright data database java licence passwords search technology software subject gateway url web browser Sat, 18 Jul 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 509 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/pub-lib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue16/pub-lib#author1">Sally Criddle</a> reports on Resurrection: a new life for powerful public libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/pub-lib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue16 regular column sally criddle birmingham city university library association ukoln university of east anglia cataloguing cd-rom database ict metadata research resource discovery software Sat, 18 Jul 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 518 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A National Co-ordinating Body for Digital Archiving? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/digital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/digital#author1">David Haynes</a> discusses one possible way forward for ensuring that potentially valued digital materials are preserved for future study and use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>During the supporting study the authors consulted various stake-holders in the creation, distribution and use of digital materials. A number of recommendations arose from this study and are presented in this paper. These recommendations are not official policy and represent the authors’ views of one possible way forward for ensuring that potentially valued digital materials are preserved for future study and use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/digital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 feature article david haynes british library jisc library association loughborough university national library of australia national library of wales ukoln university of warwick elib archives cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database digital archive digital media digital preservation dissemination doi graphics html identifier java national library preservation repositories research standards video Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 485 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk