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Heron provides a service for UK academic institutions that wish to provide online access to student readings. Increasingly students today are working part time or are distance learners. They often study off campus and want quick and easy access to learning materials. Higher and Further Education Institutions are responding by providing access to electronic texts and developing virtual learning environments (VLEs). Heron primarily deals with book and journal extracts. It has developed a resource bank of over 2.5 million digitised extracts for rapid re-use (subject to copyright permissions). Heron also offers its subscribers experience and strength in negotiations with publishers and other rightsholders. (Excerpt from this source)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'heron': 12 (0.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'heron' across all Ariadne articles: 22
  • Average number of references to 'heron' per Ariadne article: 1.83
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'heron': 1998-05
  • Trending factor of 'heron': 4.5 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'heron':

  1. stephen pinfield (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. chris rusbridge (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. peter brophy (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. pete johnston (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Book Review: Digital Dieting - From Information Obesity to Intellectual Fitness

Kevin Sanders examines Tara Brabazon’s latest analytical work which investigates the proliferation of low-quality information in the digital realm and the issues of excessive reliance on social tools for learning.

March 2014, issue72, review

Projects Into Services: The UK Experience

Peter Brophy reviews the experience of the UK academic sector in turning digital library projects into sustainable services.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Book Review: Managing Digital Rights - A Practitioner's Guide

Stuart Hannabuss likes the way this book reminds us that information professionals need to apply the law and not merely know it.

April 2005, issue43, review

The Intellectual Property Rights Workshop

William J. Nixon and Jessie Hey co-report on the JISC IPR workshop held in London, May 2003.

July 2003, issue36, event report

Managing Electronic Library Services: Current Issues in UK Higher Education Institutions

Stephen Pinfield surveys some of the key issues associated with delivering electronic library services.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

After the Big Bang: The Forces of Change and E-Learning

Pete Johnston examines what recent developments in the area of "e-learning" might mean for the custodians of the information resources required to support teaching and learning.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

After eLib

Chris Rusbridge, the former Director of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme, with an assessment of its achievements and legacy.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Web Watch: WebWatching eLib Project Web Sites

Brian Kelly is WebWatching the eLib Project Sites.

January 2001, issue26, tooled up

Information Ecologies: Report of the eLib Conference

Philip Hunter reports on the eLib conference in York in December 1998, which explored a number of hybrid library, subject Gateway and copyright control issues.

March 1999, issue19, event report

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 16

Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly introduce Ariadne issue 16.

July 1998, issue16, editorial

Heron: Higher Education Resources Online

Carolyn Rowlinson outlines the aims of the Heron eLib project.

July 1998, issue16, project update

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

May 1998, issue15, news and events

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