Overview of content related to 'mpeg' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1322/0?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en 10 Cheap and Easy Ways to Amplify Your Event http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/guy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/guy#author1">Marieke Guy</a> describes new tools and services that can help you get your event heard.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v2, being the digitally edited version of the article 2011-02-19-21-05 REW --><!-- v2, being the digitally edited version of the article 2011-02-19-21-05 REW --><p>In 2007 Lorcan Dempsey coined the phrase 'the amplified conference' [<a href="#1">1</a>]. He used the term to refer to how event outputs (such as talks and presentations) were being amplified 'through a variety of network tools and collateral communications'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/guy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 feature article marieke guy eduserv google jisc mpeg qik ukoln university of bath beginners guide to digital preservation internet archive jisc powr project powr amplified event archives avi blog copyright creative commons digital preservation dissemination elluminate facebook flickr hashtag intellectual property licence metadata mobile mobile phone mp4 netvibes odp open source opml pageflakes podcast preservation remote working research rss search technology software storify streaming tagging twitter usb ustream video web development webinar wiki wordpress youtube Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1607 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Characterising and Preserving Digital Repositories: File Format Profiles http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant#author1">Steve Hitchcock</a> and <a href="/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant#author2">David Tarrant</a> show how file format profiles, the starting point for preservation plans and actions, can also be used to reveal the fingerprints of emerging types of institutional repositories.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 feature article david tarrant steve hitchcock amazon google harvard university jisc microsoft mpeg the national archives university of illinois university of northampton university of southampton university of the arts london wellcome library jisc information environment keepit wikipedia accessibility adobe archives bibliographic data blog cloud computing css csv curation data data management database digital curation digital preservation digital repositories dissemination document format droid eprints file format flash flash video framework gif graphics html hypertext identifier institutional repository java jpeg latex linked data metadata mpeg-1 open access open source photoshop php plain text preservation quicktime repositories research schema semantic web software standards vector graphics video web 2.0 wiki windows windows media xml xml schema Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1608 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 collection development 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 The European Film Gateway http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/eckes-segbert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/eckes-segbert#author1">Georg Eckes</a> and <a href="/issue58/eckes-segbert#author2">Monika Segbert</a> describe a Best Practice Network funded under the eContentplus Programme of the European Commission, which is building a portal for access to film archival resources in Europe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The European Film Gateway (EFG) [<a href="#1">1</a>] is one in a series of projects funded by the European Commission, under the eContent<em>plus</em> Programme, with the aim of contributing to the development and further enhancement of Europeana - the European digital library, museum and archive [<a href="#2">2</a>]. Officially launched on 20 November 2008, the prototype Europeana service provides access to about four million digital objects from archives, audio-visual archives, museums and libraries across Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/eckes-segbert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article georg eckes monika elbert deutsches filminstitut google iso mpeg oai europeana aacr2 accessibility aggregation archives cataloguing cidoc-crm controlled vocabularies copyright crm data database digital library digital media digitisation dublin core ead framework frbr identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata oai-pmh open source p/meta portal preservation repositories request for comments research resource description and access rfc schema search technology software sru standardisation standards tagging unicode vocabularies z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1453 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Video Active Consortium: Europe's Television History Online http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ooman-tzouvaras <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/ooman-tzouvaras#author1">Johan Oomen</a> and <a href="/issue53/ooman-tzouvaras#author2">Vassilis Tzouvaras</a> provide an insight into the background and development of the Video Active Portal which offers access to television heritage material from leading archives across Europe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Europe's audiovisual heritage contains both a record and a representation of the past and as such it demonstrates the development of the 'audiovisual culture' we inhabit today. In this article we hope to offer an insight into the development of the Video Active Portal [<a href="#1">1</a>] which provides access broadcast heritage material retained by archives across Europe. We will explain how Video Active needed to find solutions for managing intellectual property rights, semantic and linguistic interoperability and the design of a meaningful user experience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ooman-tzouvaras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 feature article johan oomen vassilis tzouvaras apple google iso mpeg national technical university of athens netherlands institute for sound and vision oai royal holloway university of london university of utrecht w3c api archives data data management database digital archive digital library digitisation dublin core dublin core metadata initiative dvd flash framework hypertext ict information architecture infrastructure intellectual property interoperability itunes java jena learning objects metadata multimedia mysql oai-pmh ontologies open archives initiative open source owl portal preservation rdf rdfs repositories research resource description schema search technology semantic web sesame sparql standardisation standards streaming thesaurus video vocabularies web app web services windows windows media xml xml schema youtube Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1348 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The DARE Chronicle: Open Access to Research Results and Teaching Material in the Netherlands http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/waaijers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/waaijers#author1">Leo Waaijers</a> reflects on four years of progress and also looks ahead.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>While Cream of Science (Keur der Wetenschap), Promise of Science and the HBO Knowledge Bank (HBO Kennisbank) are among the inspiring results of the DARE Programme for the period 2003-06, what is more important in the long run is the new infrastructure that enables Dutch Higher Education and research institutions to provide easy and reliable open access to research results and teaching material as quickly as possible. Such open access ought to be the standard in a knowledge-driven society, certainly if the material and data have been generated with public funding.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/waaijers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 feature article leo waaijers d-lib magazine google jisc leiden university mpeg national library of the netherlands oai royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences sakai surffoundation university of utrecht digital academic repositories opendoar access control accessibility archives cataloguing copyright data database didl digital archive digital library digital preservation digital repositories dissemination doc dublin core framework higher education html ict identifier infrastructure institutional repository interoperability intranet knowledge base learning objects licence lucene metadata national library oai-ore oai-pmh open access open archives initiative open source portal preservation rae repositories research rss rtf search technology sharepoint software standards visualisation web 2.0 web portal xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1350 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Capacity Building: Spoken Word at Glasgow Caledonian University http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/wallace-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/wallace-et-al#author1">Iain Wallace</a>, <a href="/issue52/wallace-et-al#author2">Graeme West</a> and <a href="/issue52/wallace-et-al#author3">David Donald</a> give an account of the origins, nature and establishment of Spoken Word Services at Glasgow Caledonian University.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>At Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) the <em>Spoken Word</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>], a project in the JISC / NSF Digital Libraries in the Classroom (DLiC) programme [<a href="#2">2</a>], was conceived in 2001-2002 in response to a set of pedagogical and institutional imperatives. A small group of social scientists had, since the 1990s, been promoting the idea of using 'an information technology-intensive learning environment' to recapture some of the traditional aspirations of Scottish Higher Education, in particular independent, critical and co-operative learning [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/wallace-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 feature article david donald graeme west iain wallace apple bbc edina glasgow caledonian university google jisc michigan state university mpeg sakai staffordshire university university of chicago university of hull university of oxford university of strathclyde dlic remap project repomman vsm wikipedia accessibility adobe archives atom authentication bibliographic data browser cataloguing copyright curation data data set database digital library digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dublin core fedora commons flash flash video google scholar higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository interoperability java javascript learning objects licence lom metadata mp3 multimedia mysql open access open data open source php plone podcast portal preservation provenance repositories research rss search technology software standards streaming tagging uk lom core url usability video wav web browser web services wiki xml Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1334 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Is an Open Repository? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/open-repos-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/open-repos-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a>, <a href="/issue51/open-repos-rpt#author2">Jessie Hey</a>, <a href="/issue51/open-repos-rpt#author3">Chris Awre</a> and <a href="/issue51/open-repos-rpt#author4">Mahendra Mahey</a> report on the Open Repositories 2007 conference, held in San Antonio, Texas between 23-26 January 2007.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>23-26 January 2007 saw the second Open RepositoriesConference [<a href="#1">1</a>], this year hosted at the enormous Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, around the corner from the Alamo. The conference followed on from the inaugural one held last year in Sydney [<a href="#2">2</a>], offering the U.S. repositories community an ideal opportunity to gather, together with a generous scattering of attendees from other parts of the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/open-repos-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 event report chris awre jessie hey julie allinson mahendra mahey fiz karlsruhe indiana university massachusetts institute of technology microsoft mpeg oai sakai tufts university ukoln university of bath university of hull university of minho university of southampton university of virginia university of wisconsin crib preserv apache api application profile archives authentication blog browser data didl digital curation digital library digital repositories dspace dublin core e-science eprints fedora commons flickr frbr geospatial data gis identifier institutional repository interoperability metadata oai-ore oai-pmh open access open source opendocument persistent identifier portal preservation provenance rdf repositories research semantic web software standards usability web 2.0 widget Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1316 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Video Streaming of Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/tourte-tonkin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/tourte-tonkin#author2">Greg Tourte</a> and <a href="/issue49/tourte-tonkin#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> describe the set-up and use of video streaming technology at the IWMW 2006 event.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The recent Institutional Web Management Workshop (<a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2006/">IWMW 2006</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] was a rare opportunity to try out a few new pieces of technology. With events that occur at a different location each year, it is often difficult to do so, since the infrastructure at the venue may not be suitable, and it is difficult to liase effectively with technical staff at the venue before the event in order to put all the necessary technology into place.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/tourte-tonkin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article emma tonkin greg tourte apache software foundation apple bbc ieee microsoft mpeg ukoln university of bath iwmw wikipedia algorithm asf avi cache codec data dvd file format flash flash video gpl graphics h.263 h.264 infrastructure interoperability licence linux mac os mp3 mpeg-1 mpeg-2 mpeg-4 multimedia ogg ogg theora preservation quicktime research software standards streaming theora usability video video codec video encoding web development windows windows media wireless wmv Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1274 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk RDA: A New International Standard http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/chapman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/chapman#author1">Ann Chapman</a> describes work on the new cataloguing code, Resource Description and Access (RDA), based on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/chapman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article ann chapman american library association british library british museum cilip ifla library of congress mpeg ukoln university of bath jisc information environment aacr2 bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing data dcmi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative dvd ead frbr graphics identifier isbd marc metadata mets mods multimedia onix resource description resource description and access schema search technology software standards video vra vra core xml Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1275 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Introducing UnAPI http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/chudnov-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/chudnov-et-al#author1">Dan Chudnov</a> and a team of colleagues describe unAPI, a tiny HTTP API for serving information objects in next-generation Web applications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Common Web tools and techniques cannot easily manipulate library resources. While photo sharing, link logging, and Web logging sites make it easy to use and reuse content, barriers still exist that limit the reuse of library resources within new Web services. [<a href="#1">1</a>][<a href="#2">2</a>] To support the reuse of library information in Web 2.0-style services, we need to allow many types of applications to connect with our information resources more easily. One such connection is a universal method to copy any resource of interest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/chudnov-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 feature article dan chudnov ed summers jeremy frumkin michael j. giarlo mike rylander peter binkley ross singer amazon andrew w mellon foundation ansi ciac d-lib magazine georgia institute of technology google library of congress microsoft mpeg national science foundation niso oai oregon state university university of alberta university of washington yale university apache api archives atom bibliographic data blog browser cataloguing data database didl digital library dublin core fedora commons firefox flickr foaf framework google books html identifier interoperability javascript json library management systems metadata microformats mods namespace oai-pmh opac open archives initiative openurl php plain text rdf repositories rfc rss ruby schema search technology software sru srw standards syndication uri url web 2.0 web app web browser web services wiki wordpress xml xslt z39.50 z39.88 Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1248 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Digitising an Archive: The Factory Approach http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/burbridge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/burbridge#author1">Duncan Burbidge</a> describes a new approach to digitising an archive both as a future-proof substitute and for Web delivery.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The FP6 PrestoSpace Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] aims to develop systems that will permit quick, efficient and economically accessible preservation of analogue media [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/burbridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article duncan burbidge apple mpeg archives audio codec avi browser codec copyright data database digitisation drm flash ftp metadata mp3 mpeg-1 mpeg-2 mpeg-4 multimedia preservation quicktime software standards video video codec wav web browser windows windows media Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1227 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Building the Info Grid http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt#author1">Wolfram Horstmann</a>, <a href="/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt#author2">Liv Fugl</a> and <a href="/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt#author3">Jessica Lindholm</a> report on the two-day conference Building the Info Grid on trends and perspectives in digital library technology and services held in Copenhagen in September.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Danish Electronic Research Library (<a href="http://www.deff.dk/default.aspx?lang=english">DEFF</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] offered a two-day event, <a href="http://seminar.deff.dk/">Building the Info Grid</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>], focusing on the recent and upcoming developments in digital information management, more specifically on the possibilites and challenges of providing integrated access to scholarly content and communication, via distributed technological services and infrastructural software.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 event report jessica lindholm liv fugl wolfram horstmann california digital library cornell university digital peer publishing elsevier google ibm ims institute for product development jisc london school of economics mpeg national science foundation school of oriental and african studies ukoln authentication bibliographic data content packaging data digital library fedora commons framework google scholar identifier infrastructure interoperability repositories research search technology shibboleth soa software standards Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1199 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 2004 (Volume 38) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews a recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>Annual Review of Information Science and Technology</em> (ARIST) is an important annual publication containing review articles on many topics of relevance to library and information science, published on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). Since volume 36, the editor of ARIST has been Professor Blaise Cronin of Indiana University, Bloomington.</p> <p>The twelve chapters in volume 38 are divided into three sections, dealing with theory, technology, and policy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 review michael day dublin city university google indiana university loughborough university massachusetts institute of technology microsoft mpeg oais sheffield hallam university ukoln university of arizona university of california berkeley university of cambridge university of hertfordshire university of sheffield university of sussex university of wales algorithm archives cache copyright data data mining data set database digital library digital preservation e-government higher education ict identifier information retrieval machine learning metadata natural language processing preservation repositories research search technology software standards usability video xml Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1203 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/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>TASI Offers Workshops over Summer and Autumn Months</p> <p>The JISC-funded Technical Advisory Service for Images (<a href="http://www.tasi.ac.uk/">TASI</a>) is offering a number of workshops in the coming months, of which two below are given as examples.</p> <p><strong>Building a departmental resource<br />11 August 2005</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 news and events richard waller american library association cilip cni coalition for networked information dcc ieee ims jisc mla mpeg niso oxford university computing services oxford university press royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences tasi the national archives university of east anglia university of manchester university of oxford accessibility algorithm archives authentication bibliographic data copyright curation data data mining data visualisation database dcmi digital curation digital preservation digitisation dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning flash framework further education graphics higher education ict identifier infrastructure internet explorer licence machine learning metadata mobile mobile learning multimedia natural language processing open access openurl owl preservation repositories research resource discovery resource management search technology semantic web simple dublin core sms software usability vector graphics video visualisation Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1178 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Dawning of DARE: A Shared Experience http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/vanderkuil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/vanderkuil#author1">Annemiek van der Kuil</a> and <a href="/issue41/vanderkuil#author2">Martin Feijen</a> describe the first year of the DARE Project and its foundation of the OAI repositories of Dutch academic output.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The SURF Programme Digital Academic Repositories (DARE) is a joint initiative of Dutch universities to make their academic output digitally accessible. The KB (National Library of the Netherlands), the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) also cooperate in this unique programme. DARE is being coordinated by the SURF Foundation [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The programme will run from January 2003 until December 2006.</p> <p>DARE has several goals:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/vanderkuil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article annemiek van der kuil martin feijen cnri d-lib magazine leiden university mpeg national library of the netherlands niso oai royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences tilburg university ukoln digital academic repositories archives cataloguing character encoding content management copyright data data set database didl digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination doi dspace dublin core ejournal framework identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability metadata multimedia namespace national library oai-pmh open access open archives initiative open source openurl portal preservation repositories research schema simple dublin core software standards url utf-8 xml xml schema z39.50 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1082 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/godby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/godby#author1">Jean Godby</a> assesses the customised subsets of metadata elements that have been defined by 35 projects using the LOM standard to describe e-learning resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="A_Metadata_Standard_for_Learning_Objects">A Metadata Standard for Learning Objects</h2> <p>As learning objects grow in number and importance, institutions are faced with the daunting task of managing them. Like familiar items in library collections, learning objects need to be organised by subject and registered in searchable repositories. But they also introduce special problems. As computer files, they are dependent on a particular hardware and software environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/godby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article jean godby becta cetis coalition for networked information cornell university d-lib magazine ieee ims ims global learning consortium library of congress mpeg national science foundation oai oclc university of bath failte aggregation application profile archives bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing controlled vocabularies copyright data dcmi digital library digital repositories dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning framework further education graphics identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability learning design learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata mets mods multimedia namespace open access open archives initiative perl repositories research resource discovery schema scorm search technology software standards uk lom core vocabularies xml Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1083 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/planet-sosig#author1">Angela Joyce</a> shares her personal impressions from the recent European Digital Libraries Conference in Bath; Emma Place introduces a new seminar series to support online information seeking in the social sciences.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="A_Digital_Day_in_Bath">A Digital Day in Bath</h2> <p>On a stormy wet Tuesday, I battled my way through the Bath University campus to attend the 2004 European Conference on Digital Libraries. The keynote address by <strong>Neil McLean</strong> from IMS Australia was called <em>The Ecology of Repository Services: A Cosmic View</em> and it lived up to its name, being a wide-ranging look at the explosion of interest in digital resources and e-learning. People are just starting to think about the lifecycle of online resources and how to manage them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 regular column angela joyce dest ilrt ims jisc mpeg university of bath university of bristol university of oxford sosig data database digital library dissemination e-learning higher education metadata multimedia personalisation repositories research resource discovery search technology software usability Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1085 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Rights Management and Digital Library Requirements http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/coyle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/coyle#author1">Karen Coyle</a> describes some aspects of rights expression languages favoured by the commercial content industries and how these may differ from the rights needs of digital libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is common to hear members of the digital library community debating the relative merits of the two most common rights expression languages (RELs) - the Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) and the rights language developed for the Motion Picture Expert Group (MPEG) and recently adopted by the International Organization for Standardization [<a href="#1">1</a>] - and which is preferable for digital library systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/coyle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 feature article karen coyle iso library of congress microsoft mpeg oasis romeo access control adobe algorithm archives copyright data digital archive digital library dissemination drm dublin core ebook framework intellectual property interoperability licence metadata mets multimedia odrl open access operating system privacy provenance research resource management schema software standardisation standards taxonomy Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1051 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk RDN/LTSN Partnerships: Learning Resource Discovery Based on the LOM and the OAI-PMH http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/powell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/powell#author1">Andy Powell</a> and <a href="/issue39/powell#author2">Phil Barker</a> explore the technical collaboration currently underway between the RDN and the LTSN and describe the RDN/LTSN LOM Application Profile and its use to support resource discovery.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the last eighteen months or so, the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has been funding some collaborative work between the Resource Discovery Network (<a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">RDN</a>) Hubs [<a href="#1">1</a>] and Learning and Teaching Support Network (<a href="http://www.ltsn.ac.uk/">LTSN</a>) Centres [<a href="#2">2</a>]. The primary intention of these subject-based RDN/LTSN partnerships was to:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/powell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article andy powell phil barker cetis ieee jisc mpeg oai ukoln university of bath university of oxford adl application profile archives cataloguing copyright database dcmes dcmi digital archive dublin core e-learning framework gif html identifier jacs learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata multimedia oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl portal purl quicktime resource description resource discovery schema scorm simple dublin core software standards uk lom core uri utf-8 vcard vocabularies xml xml schema xslt Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1027 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Multi-media and Image Handling: The future is Textless http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/dti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue30/dti#author1">Marieke Napier</a> on a DTI multimedia day in London in November 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Software Technology Outreach Programme (1) was initiated in Autumn 2000 by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to bridge the gap between academia and industry. As Tony Stock explains “<i>More than 1,000 advanced projects are carried out in UK universities every year, each producing on average five potential business applications - but companies are missing out because they and the universities are out of touch with each other</i>”.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/dti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 event report marieke guy bbc middlesex university mpeg university of southampton university of wales algorithm archives css data data mining data visualisation graphics metadata mobile multimedia personalisation research software standardisation thesaurus url visualisation web development Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 860 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Managing Digital Video Content http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/patel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/patel#author1">Manjula Patel</a> reviews the two-day workshop on current and emerging standards for managing digital video content held in Atlanta, Georgia, 15-16 August 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Managing Digital Video Content” [1], a two-day workshop on current and emerging standards for managing digital video content took place on 15-16th August, 2001, in Atlanta, Georgia. The workshop was sponsored by ViDe, the video development initiative [2], the Southeastern Universities Research Association, SURA [3], Internet2 [4] and the Coalition for Networked Information, CNI [5]. Approximately 180 delegates attended, the majority from the States, peppered by one or two from Europe and Australia. Note that most of the presentations are available from the workshop web site [1].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/patel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 event report manjula patel cni coalition for networked information distributed systems technology centre georgia institute of technology indiana university iso mpeg oai ukoln university of washington accessibility application profile archives cataloguing content management data database digital asset management drm dublin core framework infrastructure metadata mpeg-1 mpeg-2 mpeg-4 multimedia odrl open archives initiative research search technology soap software standards url video Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 834 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/news <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> <h2 id="Foraging_for_a_Good_Read:_Book_Forager_Goes_Live">Foraging for a Good Read: Book Forager Goes Live</h2> <p><br />It is August 2000; the UK is enjoying the driest, sunniest summer this century. You are in the library trying to find a book which isunorthodox, very realistic but also quite funny, set in Spain. You go over to the public access terminal and input details of the kind of read you need to match your mood, and the computer comes up with ten suggestions for you to try.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 news and events philip hunter birmingham city university british library cranfield university jisc jisc collections library of congress mpeg oxford university press south bank university university of oxford dner archives bibliographic data bibliographic database data database digital audio digital library digitisation further education geospatial data gif gis higher education jpeg library management systems licence mp3 preservation realaudio research software standards thesaurus url wav Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 719 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Convergence of Electronic Entertainment and Information Systems http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/convergence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/convergence#author1">John Kirriemuir</a> explores the technology and impact of expanding internet access.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="The_past">The past</h2> <p>Video games have been around for a lot longer than most people realise. Many people can remember playing games on their ZX Spectrum (1982), or even their cartridge-based Atari VCS (1978). However, before these systems came into being there had already been a decade of video game development, mostly based in the US and Japan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/convergence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 feature article john kirriemuir bbc jisc microsoft mpeg open university university of strathclyde acorn authentication bibliographic data browser copyright database digital library dvd geospatial data gis graphics higher education internet explorer mobile mp3 multimedia operating system privacy research search technology software standardisation standards url video visualisation web browser windows wireless wireless application profile zip Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 679 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Research: Browsing Video Content http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/web-research <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/web-research#author1">Peter Thomas</a>, UWE, and <a href="/issue19/web-research#author2">Peter Macer</a> of Hewlett Packard Research Laboratories describe automated techniques for browsing video content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Interactive_Media-rich_Web_Content_-_Using_Video">Interactive Media-rich Web Content - Using Video</h3> <p>One of the major problems experienced by Web users is the amount of time needed to download data. As the speed and power of desktop computer has increased it has become possible for almost anyone with access to a PC to produce interactive web content using images, audio, and particularly video. Therefore, even though the available bandwidth of the Internet is increasing, the bandwidth requirements of the media available through it, and the number of users trying to access that information are also increasing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/web-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article peter macer peter thomas mpeg staffordshire university university of the west of england algorithm ascii browser cataloguing data database gif graphics html hypertext jpeg multimedia research search technology standards video Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 583 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata: Image Retrieval http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> reports on combining content-based and metadata-based approaches.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <h3 id="Introduction">Introduction</h3> <p>Image-based information is a key component of human progress in a number of distinct subject domains and digital image retrieval is a fast-growing research area with regard to both still and moving images. In order to address some relevant issues the Second UK Conference on Image Retrieval - the Challenge of Image Retrieval (CIR 99) was held in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 25 and 26 February 1999 [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Participants included both researchers and practitioners in the area of image retrieval.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column michael day alt british library carnegie mellon university ibm iso jisc library association mpeg open university robert gordon university south bank university ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of cambridge university of chicago university of east anglia university of illinois university of lancaster university of northumbria at newcastle archives data database digital library dublin core framework higher education html information retrieval intellectual property metadata multimedia preservation provenance research search technology software standards url usability video Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 593 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Launching an Electronic Magazine: An Overview of Value-added Features and Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/web-magazine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/web-magazine#author1">Bernadette Daly</a> looks at a variety of electronic publications as part of the research phase in the delivery of a new Web magazine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <p>As a partner in the Exploit Project, funded under the EU Telematics for Libraries program, UKOLN will be delivering the first issue of<i> 'Exploit Interactive' </i>early in the new year.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/web-magazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article bernadette daly d-lib magazine microsoft mpeg ukoln university of bath university of essex w3c elib archives browser content management cookie data database digital library dublin core free software ftp graphics higher education html java metadata personalisation portal privacy quicktime research search technology sesame software standards video web browser Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 558 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Project Patron http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/cover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/cover#author1">Elizabeth Lyon</a> and <a href="/issue15/cover#author2">Jon Maslin</a> describe this JISC eLib Programme project (Performing Arts Teaching Resources Online).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Project PATRON (Performing Arts Teaching Resources ONline) has been designed to deliver digital audio, video, music scores and dance notation across a high speed network to the desktop. The JISC eLib Programme project is based in the Library at the University of Surrey. Many of the resource materials are in the short loan section and one of the aims is to investigate ways of improving access to reserve materials, such as music CDs and dance videos, for staff and students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 feature article jon maslin liz lyon bufvc ibm jisc microsoft mpeg university of manchester university of surrey elib adobe bibliographic data browser copyright data digital audio digital library digitisation framework gif graphics html internet explorer multimedia opac opendocument photoshop research software url video wav web browser Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 487 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Formats for the Electronic Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/electronic-formats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/electronic-formats#author1">Judith Wusteman</a> describes the document formats used in electronic serials.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every day, subscribers to the the NewJour mailing list <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> receive notification of new Internet-available electronic serials. The NewJour definition of a serial covers everything from journals to magazines and newsletters; from the <i>British Accounting Review</i> to <i>Ariadne</i>, to The (virtual) <i>Baguette</i> and <i>I Love My Nanny</i>. Some days, a dozen or more publications are announced. As of 13th February 1997, the NewJour archive contained 3,240 items.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/electronic-formats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article judith wusteman apple d-lib magazine elsevier imperial college london institute of physics iso microsoft mpeg oclc sun microsystems ukoln university college dublin university of chicago university of illinois university of pennsylvania w3c yale university elib accessibility adobe aiff archives ascii avi bibliographic data browser copyright data database digital library dissemination document format dtd ejournal file format flash ftp gif gopher graphics html hypertext internet explorer java javascript jpeg latex licence multimedia operating system plain text png programming language quicktime realaudio sgml software standardisation standards streaming tiff video wav web browser windows xml Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 266 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Networking Moving Images http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/multimedia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/multimedia#author1">Anne Mumford</a> summarises the meeting organised by the British Universities Film and Video Council at the National Film Theatre on 18 December 1996, which looked into the problems and issues surrounding using academic networks for multimedia applications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>T</b>he JISC Strategy <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> states: "The JISC recognises the growing importance of multimedia data and will promote measures to ensure such data is appropriately available and transmitted electronically."</p> <p>As part of this consideration, a meeting was organised by the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC) <a href="#fn2">[2]</a> which is now funded through JISC. This consultation meeting was held at the National Film Theatre on 18 December and was attended by about 220 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/multimedia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 feature article anne mumford bufvc jisc mpeg elib authentication copyright data data set e-learning graphics higher education infrastructure metadata multimedia research resource discovery search technology software video Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 236 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ELVIRA http://www.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://www.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://www.ariadne.ac.uk