Overview of content related to 'ocr' http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1320/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Digitisation and e-Delivery of Theses from ePrints Soton http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue72/ball-fowler <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue72/ball-fowler#author1">Julian Ball</a> and <a href="/issue72/ball-fowler#author2">Christine Fowler</a> describe the partnership between the University of Southampton’s Library Digitisation Unit and its institutional repository for digitising and hosting theses.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Hartley Library at the University of Southampton has in excess of 15,000 bound PhD and MPhil theses on 340 linear metres of shelving. Consultation of the hard-copy version is now restricted to readers making a personal visit to the Library, as no further microfiche copies are being produced by the British Library and no master copies of theses are lent from the Library. Retrieval of theses from storage for readers and their subsequent return requires effort from a large number of staff.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue72/ball-fowler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue72 feature article christine fowler julian ball abbyy british library jisc university of southampton uk theses digitisation project aggregation api archives cataloguing copyright data digitisation electronic theses eprints framework institutional repository jpeg jstor library management systems metadata oai-pmh ocr open access open archives initiative open source optical character recognition preservation repositories research search technology software url xml Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:13:08 +0000 editor 2499 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 69 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/editorial#author1">The editor</a> introduces readers to the content of <em>Ariadne</em> Issue 69.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Never blessed with any sporting acumen, I have to confess to a degree of ambivalence towards the London Olympics unfolding around this issue as it publishes. That does not mean that I do not wish all the participants well in what after all is an enormous achievement just to be able to compete there at all. While I admit to not watching every team walk and wave, I cannot deny that the beginning and end of the Opening Ceremony [<a href="#1">1</a>] did grab my attention. Who could blame me? I suspect we sat as a nation terrified to discover what this would say about us all.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 editorial richard waller bbc blackboard jisc jisc collections loughborough university ukoln university of bath university of glamorgan university of pretoria devcsi wikipedia accessibility aggregation api archives authentication blog cache content management data database digital preservation drupal ebook framework internet explorer json knowledge management licence metadata ocr opac open source perl refworks repositories research schema search technology shibboleth standards usability visualisation wiki xml Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:45:13 +0000 lisrw 2372 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Launching a New Community-owned Content Service http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 68 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/editorial2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/editorial2#author1">The editor</a> introduces readers to the content of <em>Ariadne</em> issue 68.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am pleased to introduce you to the content of Issue 68, and to have the opportunity to remind you that you have a far larger number of channels into the publication’s content.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/editorial2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 editorial richard waller british library jisc massachusetts institute of technology national academy of sciences royal holloway sakai clif depositmo hydra opendoar repositories support project rsp aggregation archives blog cataloguing content management copyright creative commons data data citation data set digital repositories digitisation dissemination doi eprints facebook fedora commons foi framework higher education ict identifier information retrieval instant messaging institutional repository library management systems lucene metadata ms word multimedia ocr oer opac open source openurl preservation repositories research resource description resource discovery rss search technology second life sfx sharepoint software solr standardisation sword protocol taxonomy twitter vufind web 2.0 wordpress xml Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:17:06 +0000 lisrw 2322 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk IMPACT Final Conference 2011 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/impact-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/impact-rpt#author1">Marieke Guy</a> reports on the two-day conference looking at the results of the IMPACT Project in making digitisation and OCR better, faster and cheaper.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The IMPACT Project (<strong>Imp</strong>roving <strong>Ac</strong>cess to <strong>T</strong>ext) [<a href="#1">1</a>] was funded by the European Commission back in 2007 to look at significantly advancing access to historical text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) methods. As the project reaches its conclusion, one of its key objectives is sharing project outputs.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/impact-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 event report marieke guy abbyy austrian national library bnf brightsolid british library california digital library content conversion specialists d-lib magazine dcc google ibm institute for dutch lexicology national and university library of slovenia national library of finland national library of the netherlands stanford university tufts university ukoln university of bath university of munich university of oxford university of salford university of utrecht ahlib europeana impact project archives blog copyright data data management data mining data set database digital library digitisation dissemination finereader framework google books ict information retrieval information society interoperability metadata mets national library ocr oer open source optical character recognition preservation research search technology software solr tagging tesseract twitter unicode wiki wordpress Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:36:33 +0000 lisrw 2233 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk From Passive to Active Preservation of Electronic Records http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/briston-estlund <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/briston-estlund#author1">Heather Briston</a> and <a href="/issue65/briston-estlund#author2">Karen Estlund</a> provide a narrative of the process adopted by the University of Oregon in order to integrate electronic records management into its staff's workflow.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v2 of article incorporating edits from XHTML view 20101123 - rew --><!-- v2 of article incorporating edits from XHTML view 20101123 - rew --><p>Permanent records of the University of Oregon (UO) are archived by the Special Collections and University Archives located within the University Libraries. In the digital environment, a new model is being created to ingest, curate and preserve electronic records. This article discusses two case studies working with the Office of the President to preserve electronic records.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/briston-estlund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 feature article heather briston karen estlund google microsoft oais the national archives university of oregon adobe archives blog cataloguing content management data management digital asset management digital preservation digital record object identification digital repositories droid dspace dvd ead eportfolio file format identifier infrastructure institutional repository microsoft office ocr optical character recognition preservation privacy repositories standards tagging video web 2.0 xml Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1584 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Trove: Innovation in Access to Information in Australia http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/holley <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/holley#author1">Rose Holley</a> describes a major development in the Australian national digital information infrastructure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In late 2009 the National Library of Australia released version 1 of Trove [<a href="#1">1</a>] to the public. Trove is a free search engine. It searches across a large aggregation of Australian content. The treasure is over 90 million items from over 1000 libraries, museums, archives and other organisations which can be found at the click of a button. Finding information just got easier for many Australians. Exploring a wealth of resources and digital content like never before, including full-text books, journals and newspaper articles, images, music, sound, video, maps, Web sites, diaries, letters, archives, people and organisations has been an exciting adventure for users and the service has been heavily used. Finding and retrieving instantly information in context; interacting with content and social engagement are core features of the service. This article describes Trove features, usage, content building, and its applications for contributors and users in the national context.</p> <h2 id="Opportunities_for_Libraries">Opportunities for Libraries</h2> <p>I see tremendous opportunities for libraries this year because of advances in technology. The changes in technology mean that anyone can create, describe or recommend content, which means that many people and organisations are becoming librarians or libraries in their own way. Librarians should not be threatened or dismayed by this but rather encouraged, since it means that society is retaining its ongoing interest in the creation, organisation and dissemination of content, and we have an integral role to play in these developments. Libraries and librarians are relevant more than ever in this environment because we have vast amounts of data and information to share, a huge amount of information expertise, and an understanding of how technology can assist us in making information more accessible.</p> <p>We need to have new ideas and re-examine our old ideas to see how technology can help us. What things have we always wanted to do that we couldn't before, like providing a single point of access to all Australian information? Is this still pie in the sky or can we now achieve it? Libraries need to think big. As Charles Leadbeater would say 'Libraries need to think they are leading a mass movement, not just serving a clientele.' [<a href="#2">2</a>] Librarians are often thought of as gatekeepers with the emphasis being on closed access, but technology enables gatekeepers to open doors as well as close them and this is the opportunity I see. However many institutions will need to change their strategic thinking from control/shut to free/open before they can make this transition, and take a large dose of courage as well. The American author Harriet Rubin says, 'Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.' [<a href="#3">3</a>] The National Library of Australia already took this step forward in 2008 with the advent of the Australian Newspapers beta service, which opened up the raw text of digitised Australian newspapers to the public for improvement, without moderation on a mass scale [<a href="#4">4</a>]. With a long history of collaboration across the Australian cultural heritage sector [<a href="#5">5</a>] with regard to digitisation, storage, and service delivery, the National Library of Australia is well placed to take the lead with innovation in access to information.</p> <p>Some people may say, 'But isn't Google doing that, so why do we still need libraries?' There is no question in my mind that libraries are fundamentally different from Google and other similar services. Libraries are different to Google for these reasons: they commit to provide long-term preservation, curation and access to their content; they have no commercial motives in the provision of information (deemed by various library acts); they aim for universal access to everyone in society; and they are 'free for all'. To summarise: libraries are always and forever. Who can say that of a search engine, or of any commercial organisation, regardless of size?</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/holley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 feature article rose holley amazon british library google national library of australia oai open library wikipedia aggregation api archives bibliographic data bibliographic database browser copyright curation data database digitisation dissemination doc dublin core facebook flickr ftp google books identifier infrastructure lucene marc metadata mysql national library oai-pmh ocr open archives initiative persistent identifier preservation research resource sharing rss search technology tagging twitter usability video youtube Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1563 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk IMPACT Conference: Optical Character Recognition in Mass Digitisation http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/impact-2009-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author1">Lieke Ploeger</a>, <a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author2">Yola Park</a>, <a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author3">Jeanna Nikolov-Ramirez Gaviria</a>, <a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author4">Clemens Neudecker</a>, <a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author5">Fedor Bochow</a> and <a href="/issue59/impact-2009-rpt#author6">Michael Day</a> report from the first IMPACT Conference, held in The Hague, Netherlands on 6-7 April, 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/impact-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 event report clemens neudecker fedor bochow jeanna nikolov-ramirez gaviria lieke ploeger michael day yola park abbyy austrian national library british library content conversion specialists d-lib magazine google ibm institute for dutch lexicology kings college london national library of australia national library of the netherlands ukoln university of bath university of munich university of salford impact project internet archive archives born digital copyright data data set database digital library digital preservation digitisation framework information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability jpeg 2000 national library ocr optical character recognition preservation research search technology software vocabularies xml Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1475 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Data Preservation and Long-term Analysis in High-Energy Physics http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/dplta-hep-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/dplta-hep-rpt#author1">Richard Mount</a> reports on the First Workshop on Data Preservation and Long-Term Analysis in High-Energy Physics, held at DESY (Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron), Hamburg, Germany, on 26-28 January 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/dplta-hep-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 event report richard mount cornell university dcc science and technology facilities council slac national accelerator laboratory archives ascii data data set database digital curation framework infrastructure interoperability linux ocr open access operating system portfolio preservation research search technology software standards Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1457 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/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="events1"></a></p> <h2 id="JISC_Digital_Media_formerly_TASI_Training_Schedule">JISC Digital Media (formerly TASI) Training Schedule</h2> <p>Four brand new courses are on offer for the 2009 season dealing with:</p> <ul> <li>Finding free images online</li> <li>Editing and managing images using Photoshop Lightroom 2</li> <li>Audio Production (recording lectures, seminars, interviews and podcasts)</li> <li>Digitising analogue video recordings.</li> </ul> <p>Courses are already filling up fast and several courses now have multiple dates to accommodate demand.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 news and events richard waller amazon arl association of research libraries cilip cni jisc jisc digital media kingston university loughborough university mla national library of the netherlands oclc serials solutions stanford university tasi the national archives university of chicago university of washington victoria university impact project accessibility adobe aggregation archives copyright curation data database digital curation digital library digital media digital repositories digitisation dissemination e-learning e-research ebook framework higher education information retrieval infrastructure knowledge management licence metadata mobile multimedia national library ocr open access optical character recognition photoshop podcast preservation repositories research resource discovery resource management rss semantic web video Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1459 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Europeana: An Infrastructure for Adding Local Content http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/davies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/davies#author1">Rob Davies</a> describes a Best Practice Network under the eContentPlus Programme to make available locally sourced digital content to the Europeana Service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/davies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 feature article rob davies oai europeana aggregation archives atom copyright data database digital library digital repositories digitisation dissemination framework identifier information society infrastructure interoperability licence metadata oai-ore oai-pmh ocr ontologies open access owl portal rdf repositories research resource description rss search technology semantic web skos social networks standardisation tagging video Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1428 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk ECDL 2007 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt#author1">Mahendra Mahey</a>, <a href="/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt#author2">Emma Tonkin</a> and <a href="/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt#author3">Robert John Robertson</a> report on the 2007 European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, held in Budapest, Hungary, over 16-22 September, 2007.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This was the first time this event was held in the majestic and architecturally impressive city of Budapest. It was organised by The Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI) [<a href="#1">1</a>] and held at the Europa Congress Centre.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 event report emma tonkin mahendra mahey robert john robertson cetis dcc iso jisc ukoln university of bath university of glasgow university of liverpool university of strathclyde university of wales jisc information environment accessibility aggregation controlled vocabularies data database dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories dspace ebook framework identifier information retrieval information society infrastructure interoperability library management systems linux medical subject headings metadata multimedia ocr ontologies operating system preservation repositories research search technology software tagging thesaurus vocabularies web 2.0 windows wireless xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1357 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Immaculate Catalogues, Indexes and Monsters Too... http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/cig-2006-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/cig-2006-rpt#author1">David E. Bennett</a> reports on the three day residential CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, during September 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Restful accommodation and pleasant food prepared the delegates for the carefully balanced mix of social networking sessions and challenging seminars. Everyone was extremely friendly and most proved to be erudite socialites, networking in some cases with great assertiveness and sense of purpose.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/cig-2006-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 event report david e. bennett british library cilip goldsmiths college imperial college london loughborough university the national archives university of london university of manchester university of oxford aimss suncat aacr2 accessibility aggregation algorithm application profile archives ascii bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing controlled vocabularies database digital archive digital library e-government e-learning framework identifier interoperability isbd marc metadata multimedia ocr onix ontologies opac portal rae rdf repositories research resource description resource description and access resource discovery restful search technology semantic web software standards tagging taxonomy thesaurus unicode usability video vocabularies web resources xml z39.50 Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1279 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Recasting the Past: Digital Histories http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/digi-histories-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/digi-histories-rpt#author1">Vanessa Carr</a> reports on a one day conference about digitising historical records, held jointly by the Association for History and Computing UK and the Royal Historical Society.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the last three years the RHS has held a seminar in memory of Gerald Aylmer, the purpose of which is an exchange of ideas between historians and archivists. Digitisation was to be the subject for 2004. The AHC proposing a conference on the same subject, the two bodies came together to present this joint event. The format of the conference was that of four sessions, each with two panels, except for the last. I attended Panel A in each instance.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/digi-histories-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report vanessa carr ahds apple british library newcastle university open university the national archives university of cambridge university of east anglia university of essex university of glasgow university of hull university of sheffield university of wales university of warwick archives bibliographic data controlled vocabularies data database digital archive digitisation dissemination gis hypertext licence multimedia ocr ontologies optical character recognition portal preservation research search technology semantic web vocabularies Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1127 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/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> <h3 id="Seminar_Invitation_from_DEF_-_Danish_Electronic_Research_Library">Seminar Invitation from DEF - Danish Electronic Research Library</h3> <p>The DEF XML Web Services project invites you to participate in the seminar: <strong>Building Digital Libraries with XML Web Services</strong> on Friday 27 August 2004 from 9:30 to 16:00 at the Technical University of Denmark, Building 303, DK-2800 Lyngby.</p> <p>The headlines of the seminar are:</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 news and events shirley keane andrew w mellon foundation blackboard cornell university google hefce jisc jisc collections library of congress national library of the netherlands national science foundation newcastle university oai oracle stanford university stm technical university of denmark university college dublin university of bath university of nottingham university of virginia university of wisconsin wellcome trust libportal ndiipp apache archives authority data bibliographic data blog cataloguing content management data database digital archive digital library digital object identifier digital preservation digital repositories digitisation doi dtd e-government e-learning ead eprints fedora commons framework further education higher education html ict identifier information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability intranet knowledge management licence linux mac os metadata mysql national library ocr ontologies open access open archives initiative open source optical character recognition personalisation php portal preservation repositories research schema search technology semantic web sgml software solaris standardisation standards taxonomy uportal url web services xml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1071 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/alexander#author1">Dey Alexander</a> reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites. A selection of key pages from all 45 Australian tertiary education Web sites were analysed to assess their compliance with basic accessibility standards, as required by Australian anti-discrimination legislation. The results--98% of sites failed to comply--suggest that Australian university Web sites are likely to present significant barriers to access for people with disabilities.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column dey alexander alt australian national university griffith university microsoft monash university newcastle university queensland university of technology university of queensland university of southern queensland university of sydney w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility adobe browser css data data set doc document format flash gif graphics html identifier intellectual property internet explorer java javascript ocr operating system plain text research rtf software standards stylesheet url usability video wcag windows Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1012 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/planet-sosig#author1">Adam Guy</a> writes about the Question Bank service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The purpose of this article is to introduce The Question Bank contents and situate the resource in the context of its Information Space, that is its relationship to other projects that aim to make social surveys more accessible.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 regular column adam guy jisc microsoft mimas nhs ukoln university college london university of bath university of essex university of manchester university of southampton university of surrey w3c sosig adobe algorithm archives bibliographic data browser copyright css data data management data set database dhtml dissemination document format dom dublin core dublin core metadata initiative file format framework graphics html hypertext infrastructure internet explorer intranet javascript mac os metadata microdata ms word nesstar ocr operating system optical character recognition rae rdf repositories research resource description schema search technology software standards thesaurus url vocabularies web browser web resources windows xml Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 664 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The ExamNet Project at De Montfort University http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/examnet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/examnet#author1">David James Houghton</a> introduces the ExamNet Project, which offers access to past De Montfort University examination papers in electronic form.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/examnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article david james houghton de montfort university microsoft adobe api archives authentication cataloguing copyright data database digital library document format e-learning ftp html jpeg latex mac os metadata ocr optical character recognition perl search technology software standards tiff url windows zip Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 557 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk JSTOR http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/jstor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/jstor#author1">Daniel Holden</a> reports on his trip to the United States to visit colleagues at JSTOR, a not-for-profit organisation creating a digital archive collection of scholarly journals</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/jstor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article daniel holden andrew w mellon foundation jisc princeton university adobe archives data data set database digitisation jstor licence ocr optical character recognition preservation research search technology software url Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 560 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Corner http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/ccc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue13/ccc#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> answers your copyright queries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/ccc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue13 regular column charles oppenheim birkbeck college de montfort university university of strathclyde cataloguing copyright database higher education licence ocr opac research Mon, 19 Jan 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 443 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk ACORN Implemented http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/acorn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue10/acorn#author1">Jon Knight</a> and <a href="/issue10/acorn#author2">Richard Goodman</a> describe the technical implementation of the ACORN system.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/acorn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue10 project update jon knight richard goodman ansi loughborough university microsoft talis acorn elib adobe authentication browser copyright data database html identifier infrastructure linux ocr opac operating system passwords perl programming language samba software solaris sql standards telnet web browser windows Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 356 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Elvira 4: May 1997, Milton Keynes http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/elvira <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/elvira#author1">Ian Bloor</a> reports on the recently held Elvira (Electronic Library and Visual Information Research) event.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As regular readers of 'Ariadne' will know, the fourth annual ELVIRA conference has just taken place at Milton Keynes. The following article is based on my general impressions of the event. A more detailed and complete account can be found in the collected papers, which have been published by Aslib <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> . The 'extended abstracts' originally submitted for review are online at the ELVIRA Web site <a href="#fn2">[2]</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/elvira" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 event report ian bloor de montfort university edinburgh napier university griffith university london school of economics loughborough university ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of kent university of leeds university of stirling university of the west of england elib algorithm cache cataloguing copyright data database framework higher education hypertext identifier infrastructure licence multimedia ocr opac privacy research search technology software video windows Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 340 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk SETIS: Electronic Texts at the University of Sydney Library http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/scholarly-electronic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/scholarly-electronic#author1">Creagh Cole</a> describes a project dedicated to providing in-house access to a large number of electronic texts on CD-ROM.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/scholarly-electronic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update creagh cole ibm stanford university university of oxford university of sydney university of virginia archives bibliographic data browser cd-rom database digitisation dtd ead html internet explorer ocr research search technology sgml software standards tei thesaurus web browser Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 280 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Australian Co-operative Digitisation Project, 1840-45 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/digitisation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/digitisation#author1">Ross Coleman</a> describes a project which will create a unique research infrastructure in Australian studies through the digital conversion of Australian serials and fiction of the seminal period 1840-45.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project, 1840-45 <a href="#REF1">[1]</a> (ACDP) is a collaborative project between the University of Sydney Library, the State Library of New South Wales, the National Library of Australia and Monash University Library funded through a Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Infrastructure (Facilities and Equipment) Program grant.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/digitisation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update ross coleman cornell university library of congress monash university national library of australia university of oxford university of sydney university of virginia yale university elib archives ascii bibliographic data copyright data digital library digitisation gif infrastructure jstor multimedia national library ocr preservation repositories research resource sharing sgml software tei Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 283 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk ILEJ: Internet Library of Early Journals http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue4/ilej <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue4/ilej#author1">Hugh Wellesley-Smith</a> turns back the clock with a description of the Internet Library for early journals digitisation project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Internet Library of Early Journals (ILEJ) project aims to offer expanded access over the Internet to digitised page images of substantial runs of out of copyright 18th and 19th century journals and to evaluate them in terms of use and acceptability. A part of the eLib Digitisation Programme, the project has been funded for 2 years starting on 1 January 1996. It is being run by a consortium of 4 institutions - the Bodleian Library, Oxford, the John Rylands University Library of Manchester and the University Libraries of Leeds and Birmingham. Oxford and Leeds are the joint lead sites.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue4/ilej" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue4 project update hugh wellesley-smith university of leeds university of oxford elib copyright data data compression digitisation ocr software Thu, 18 Jul 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 109 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk ELVIRA http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/elvira <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/elvira#author1">Tessa Bruce</a> from the ResIDe eLib project describes the recent high profile electronic libraries conference hosted by De Montfort University.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hurrah! Users enter the Metaverse.......in their anoraks?</p> <p>The third Electronic Library and Visual Information Research (ELVIRA) conference opened on 30th April. The conference was truly international with delegates and speakers from Japan, Australia and throughout Europe. The conference was as usual very well organised and in extremely comfortable surroundings.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/elvira" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 event report tessa bruce de montfort university hefce jisc mpeg tilburg university university of bristol university of northumbria at newcastle university of southampton elib midrib copyright data database digital library ejournal framework higher education identifier information retrieval infrastructure licence mpeg-2 multimedia ocr research search technology software video z39.50 Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 86 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Anoraks and cardigans (2): New Text Search Engines, Bath, April 1996 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/bath <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/bath#author1">Nigel Ford</a>, who gave the summary address, gives us his impressions of the April 1996 Infonortics conference n Bath on text retrieval.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 1996 Bath meeting raised some interesting questions - some explicit and others less so - like "Do we really need librarians?" And "Is traditional information work such a backwater that it takes 30 years for technology to transfer from the research laboratory into professional practice?"</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/bath" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 event report nigel ford ocr research search technology thesaurus Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 87 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk