Overview of content related to 'learning objects' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13679/0?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Engaging Researchers with Social Media Tools: 25 Research Things@Huddersfield http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/stone-collins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/stone-collins#author1">Graham Stone</a> and <a href="/issue71/stone-collins#author2">Ellen Collins</a> investigate whether 25 Research Things, an innovative online learning programme, could help researchers understand the value of Web 2.0 tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article explores whether an online learning course can help academic researchers to become more familiar with social media tools, and seeks to understand how they can put them to use within their research and teaching activities. It does so by considering the development, implementation and evaluation of a pilot Web 2.0 course, 25 Research Things, an innovative online learning programme developed at the University of Huddersfield, which gives researchers a structured way to engage with selected Web 2.0 tools.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/stone-collins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 feature article ellen collins graham stone bbc blackboard british library cilip google jisc jisc collections research information network university of huddersfield citeulike myexperiment wikipedia aggregation archives blog creative commons data diigo dissemination e-learning facebook flickr framework further education google docs higher education identifier interoperability learning design learning objects librarything mashup metadata mobile phone open access podcast repositories research rss social networks software streaming tagging technorati twitter web 2.0 wiki wordpress Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:52:47 +0000 lisrw 2457 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Open Educational Resources Hack Day http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/oer-hackday-2011-03-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/oer-hackday-2011-03-rpt#author1">Kirsty Pitkin</a> reports on a two-day practical hack event focusing on Open Educational Resources (OER), held by DevCSI and JISC CETIS in Manchester on 31 March - 1 April 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><p>The Open Educational Resources Hack Day event was designed to bring together those interested in rapidly developing tools and prototypes to solve problems related to OER. Whilst there is a growing interest in the potential for learning resources created and shared openly by academics and teachers, a number of technical challenges still exist, including resource retrieval, evaluation and reuse. This event aimed to explore some of these problem areas by partnering developers with the creators and users of OER to identify needs and potential solutions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/oer-hackday-2011-03-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 event report kirsty pitkin cetis google harper adams university college jisc leeds metropolitan university oai open university ukoln university of bolton university of oxford w3c devcsi jorum oerbital xpert accessibility aggregation api authentication blog browser cataloguing creative commons data data set doi drupal facebook identifier infrastructure interoperability learning objects licence linked data metadata mobile moodle oai-pmh oer open source openoffice portal provenance repositories resource sharing rss search engine optimisation search technology software storify sword protocol ukoer url video visualisation vle widget wiki wookie wordpress youtube Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1630 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 66: Sanity Check http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 66.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With institutions searching to increase the impact of the work they do, and conscious of the immediate impact of any event they organise, many will be interested to read of <a href="/issue66/guy/">10 Cheap and Easy Ways to Amplify Your Event</a> in which <strong>Marieke Guy</strong> provides a raft of suggestions to enhance the participants' experience of and involvement in, the event they are attending.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 editorial richard waller british library google jisc ukoln university of pretoria e-curator keepit zetoc aggregation archives blog browser copyright curation data database digital audio digital preservation digital repositories file format flickr framework geospatial data gis identifier institutional repository learning objects metadata mobile mobile phone netvibes open access open source personalisation podcast preservation privacy refworks repositories research resource description and access rss search technology software streaming tagging twitter usability video web 2.0 web portal Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1602 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Locating Image Presentation Technology Within Pedagogic Practice http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/gramstadt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/gramstadt#author1">Marie-Therese Gramstadt</a> contextualises image presentation technology and methods within a pedagogic framework for the visual arts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/gramstadt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 feature article marie-therese gramstadt apple blackboard bournemouth university edinburgh college of art google imperial college london jisc jisc digital media microsoft oreilly university for the creative arts university of brighton university of london university of sheffield university of surrey university of the arts london vads pictiva accessibility adobe archives blog browser cataloguing data database digital media e-learning elluminate facebook flash flickr google maps gotomeeting higher education html5 ipad learning design learning objects mac os microsoft office multimedia operating system photoshop podcast portal portfolio research safari screencast software standards usb video vle web 2.0 web resources wiki windows youtube Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1585 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Repository Fringe 2010 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/repos-fringe-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/repos-fringe-2010-rpt#author1">Martin Donnelly</a> (and friends) report on the Repository Fringe "unconference" held at the National e-Science Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, over 2-3 September 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>2010 was the third year of Repository Fringe, and slightly more formally organised than its antecedents, with an increased number of discursive presentations and less in the way of organised chaos! The proceedings began on Wednesday 1 September with a one-day, pre-event SHERPA/RoMEO API Workshop [<a href="#1">1</a>] run by the Repositories Support Project team.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/repos-fringe-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 event report martin donnelly cetis dcc duraspace edina google jisc open university sherpa ukoln university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of hull university of southampton university of st andrews addressing history crispool datashare depositmo hydra jorum memento repomman reposit repositories support project romeo sharegeo sneep wikipedia aggregation api archives bibliographic data blog content management content negotiation csv curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination doi dspace eprints fedora commons file format framework geospatial data gis google maps hashtag html hypertext identifier infrastructure institutional repository ipad kml learning objects mashup metadata national library oer ontologies open access open source preservation repositories research rss search technology social networks solr standards tagging twitter uri video visualisation wordpress yahoo pipes Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1592 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk CIG Conference 2010: Changes in Cataloguing in 'Interesting Times' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/cig-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/cig-2010-rpt#author1">Rhiannon McLoughlin</a> reports on a three-day conference on cataloguing in a time of financial stringency, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group at Exeter University, from 13-15 September 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The focus of this conference was initiatives to get through the current economic climate. Cataloguing departments are under threat of cutbacks as never before. Papers on streamlining, collaborative enterprises, shared catalogues and services, recycling and repurposing of content using metadata extraction techniques combined to give a flavour of the new thrift driving management. The continuing progress of the long awaited Resource Description and Access (RDA)[<a href="#1">1</a>][<a href="#2">2</a>] towards becoming the new international cataloguing standard was another hot topic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/cig-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 event report rhiannon mcloughlin british library british museum cilip google ifla jisc leeds metropolitan university library of congress mla research information network sconul ukoln university of aberdeen university of exeter university of leeds university of strathclyde university of warwick aacr2 aggregation archives bibliographic data blog cataloguing cidoc-crm crm data data management digital repositories digitisation ebook frbr google search higher education lcsh learning object metadata learning objects lom marc marc21 metadata ontologies open data open source repositories research resource description and access resource discovery resource sharing schema search technology semantic web software standards vle wiki xml Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1595 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Abstract Modelling of Digital Identifiers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/nicholas-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/nicholas-et-al#author1">Nick Nicholas</a>, <a href="/issue62/nicholas-et-al#author2">Nigel Ward</a> and <a href="/issue62/nicholas-et-al#author3">Kerry Blinco</a> present an information model of digital identifiers, to help bring clarity to the vocabulary debates from which this field has suffered.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v2, incorporating author review edits inc. lead-ins to bullet lists - 2010-02-12-19-30-rew--><!-- v2, incorporating author review edits inc. lead-ins to bullet lists - 2010-02-12-19-30-rew--><p>Discussion of digital identifiers, and persistent identifiers in particular, has often been confused by differences in underlying assumptions and approaches. To bring more clarity to such discussions, the PILIN Project has devised an abstract model of identifiers and identifier services, which is presented here in summary. Given such an abstract model, it is possible to compare different identifier schemes, despite variations in terminology; and policies and strategies can be formulated for persistence without committing to particular systems. The abstract model is formal and layered; in this article, we give an overview of the distinctions made in the model. This presentation is not exhaustive, but it presents some of the key concepts represented, and some of the insights that result.</p> <p>The main goal of the Persistent Identifier Linking Infrastructure (PILIN) project [<a href="#1">1</a>] has been to scope the infrastructure necessary for a national persistent identifier service. There are a variety of approaches and technologies already on offer for persistent digital identification of objects. But true identity persistence cannot be bound to particular technologies, domain policies, or information models: any formulation of a persistent identifier strategy needs to outlast current technologies, if the identifiers are to remain persistent in the long term.</p> <p>For that reason, PILIN has modelled the digital identifier space in the abstract. It has arrived at an ontology [<a href="#2">2</a>] and a service model [<a href="#3">3</a>] for digital identifiers, and for how they are used and managed, building on previous work in the identifier field [<a href="#4">4</a>] (including the thinking behind URI [<a href="#5">5</a>], DOI [<a href="#6">6</a>], XRI [<a href="#7">7</a>] and ARK [<a href="#8">8</a>]), as well as semiotic theory [<a href="#9">9</a>]. The ontology, as an abstract model, addresses the question 'what is (and isn't) an identifier?' and 'what does an identifier management system do?'. This more abstract view also brings clarity to the ongoing conversation of whether URIs can be (and should be) universal persistent identifiers.</p> <h2 id="Identifier_Model">Identifier Model</h2> <p>For the identifier model to be abstract, it cannot commit to a particular information model. The notion of an identifier depends crucially on the understanding that an identifier only identifies one distinct thing. But different domains will have different understandings of what things are distinct from each other, and what can legitimately count as a single thing. (This includes aggregations of objects, and different versions or snapshots of objects.) In order for the abstract identifier model to be applicable to all those domains, it cannot impose its own definitions of what things are distinct: it must rely on the distinctions specific to the domain.</p> <p>This means that information modelling is a critical prerequisite to introducing identifiers to a domain, as we discuss elsewhere [<a href="#10">10</a>]: identifier users should be able to tell whether any changes in a thing's content, presentation, or location mean it is no longer identified by the same identifier (i.e. whether the identifier is restricted to a particular version, format, or copy).</p> <p>The abstract identifier model also cannot commit to any particular protocols or service models. In fact, the abstract identifier model should not even presume the Internet as a medium. A sufficiently abstract model of identifiers should apply just as much to URLs as it does to ISBNs, or names of sheep; the model should not be inherently digital, in order to avoid restricting our understanding of identifiers to the current state of digital technologies. This means that our model of identifiers comes close to the understanding in semiotics of signs, as our definitions below make clear.</p> <p>There are two important distinctions between digital identifiers and other signs which we needed to capture. First, identifiers are managed through some system, in order to guarantee the stability of certain properties of the identifier. This is different to other signs, whose meaning is constantly renegotiated in a community. Those identifier properties requiring guarantees include the accountability and persistence of various facets of the identifier—most crucially, what is being identified. For digital identifiers, the <strong>identifier management system</strong> involves registries, accessed through defined services. An HTTP server, a PURL [<a href="#11">11</a>] registry, and an XRI registry are all instances of identifier management systems.</p> <p>Second, digital identifiers are straightforwardly <strong>actionable</strong>: actions can be made to happen in connection with the identifier. Those actions involve interacting with computers, rather than other people: the computer consistently does what the system specifies is to be done with the identifier, and has no latitude for subjective interpretation. This is in contrast with human language, which can involve complex processes of interpretation, and where there can be considerable disconnect between what a speaker intends and how a listener reacts. Because the interactions involved are much simpler, the model can concentrate on two actions which are core to digital identifiers, but which are only part of the picture in human communication: working out what is being identified (<em>resolution</em>), and accessing a representation of what is identified (<em>retrieval</em>).</p> <p>So to model managing and acting on digital identifiers, we need a concept of things that can be identified, names for things, and the relations between them. (Semiotics already gives us such concepts.) We also need a model of the systems through which identifiers are managed and acted on; what those systems do, and who requests them to do so; and what aspects of identifiers the systems manage.</p> <p>Our identifier model (as an ontology) thus encompasses:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Entities</strong> - including actors and identifier systems;</li> <li><strong>Relations</strong> between entities;</li> <li><strong>Qualities</strong>, as desirable properties of entities. Actions are typically undertaken in order to make qualities apply to entities.</li> <li><strong>Actions</strong>, as the processes carried out on entities (and corresponding to <strong>services</strong> in implementations);</li> </ul> <p>An individual identifier system can be modelled using concepts from the ontology, with an identifier system model.</p> <p>In the remainder of this article, we go through the various concepts introduced in the model under these classes. We present the concept definitions under each section, before discussing issues that arise out of them. <em>Resolution</em> and <em>Retrieval</em> are crucial actions for identifiers, whose definition involves distinct issues; they are discussed separately from other Actions. We briefly discuss the standing of HTTP URIs in the model at the end.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/nicholas-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article kerry blinco nick nicholas nigel ward d-lib magazine dest ietf oasis internet archive aggregation archives ark ascii browser cataloguing cool uri cordra curation data database digital object identifier dns document management doi e-learning ftp identifier infrastructure interoperability learning objects metadata mobile mobile phone namespace ontologies openurl persistent identifier purl repositories research rfc search technology semantic web semiotic service usage model uri url vocabularies wayback machine web browser xml xml namespaces Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1528 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Second International M-Libraries Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/m-libraries-2009-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/m-libraries-2009-rpt#author1">Keren Mills</a> reports on a two-day conference exploring and sharing delivery of services and resources to users 'on the move,' via mobile and hand-held devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jointly hosted by the University of British Columbia (UBC), Athabasca University, the UK Open University (OU) and Thomson Rivers University, the conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] was held on UBC's beautiful campus in Vancouver and covered a broad range of topics, from SMS reference to using QR codes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/m-libraries-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 event report keren mills bbc coalition for networked information liverpool john moores university microsoft oclc open university university of bath university of cambridge yale university blog browser cataloguing cloud computing ebook ejournal javascript learning objects mobile mobile learning mobile phone mp3 multimedia open source podcast qr code research sms software tagging twitter url Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1495 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Spinning a Semantic Web for Metadata: Developments in the IEMSR http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/tonkin-strelnikov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/tonkin-strelnikov#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> and <a href="/issue59/tonkin-strelnikov#author2">Alexey Strelnikov</a> reflect on the experience of developing components for the Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 2: incorporating Emma's final edits :REW --><!-- version 2: incorporating Emma's final edits :REW --><p>The IEMSR, a metadata schema registry, exists to support the development and use of metadata standards; in practice, what does this entail?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/tonkin-strelnikov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article alexey strelnikov emma tonkin ansi d-lib magazine ieee ilrt iso jisc niso ukoln university of bath w3c iemsr jisc information environment accessibility aggregation api application profile archives copyright data data model data set database dcap dcmi dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative framework frbr graphics html ieee lom internet explorer interoperability java jena knowledge base learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata metadata model metadata schema registry open source rdf repositories research resource description schema search technology semantic web software sparql standardisation standards sword protocol thesaurus url usability vocabularies web standards windows xml Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1471 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) 2009 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/lilac-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/lilac-2009-rpt#author1">Rosie Jones</a> reports on a three-day conference about Information Literacy held by CILIP CSG Information Literacy Group at Cardiff University over 30 March - 1 April 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>LILAC celebrated its fifth birthday in style in what proved to be a fantastic venue, Cardiff University. This occasion was commemorated with tour t-shirts available for all the delegates. The conference proved more popular than ever with a record number of presentations submitted and over 240 delegates from across the UK and worldwide. There were also seven funded places for Library students to attend, a fantastic investment in the profession for the future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/lilac-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 event report rosie jones american library association cardiff university college of new jersey google imperial college london jisc london metropolitan university loughborough university manchester metropolitan university princeton university sconul university of birmingham university of cambridge university of leeds university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of plymouth university of sheffield university of the west of england university of worcester argosi itunes u jorum wikipedia aac blog database e-learning flash framework higher education information retrieval itunes learning objects marc multimedia podcast refworks research search technology social software twitter video vle youtube Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1474 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The MrCute Repository: The Next Phase http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/brady <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/brady#author1">Helen Brady</a> describes the MrCute repository project and its potential impact on the digital learning object-sharing community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/brady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article helen brady ims jisc worcester college of technology jorum blog copyright dissemination institutional repository learning objects metadata moodle open source repositories research search technology usability video vle Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1451 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Sun Preservation and Archive Special Interest Group: May 2008 Meeting http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/pasig-2008-05-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/pasig-2008-05-rpt#author1">Vicky Mays</a> and <a href="/issue56/pasig-2008-05-rpt#author2">Ian Dolphin</a> review the Sun Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) meeting held in San Francisco in May 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The third meeting of Sun's Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group took place in San Francisco in May. The event, the third PASIG meeting in the last year, drew around 180 participants from Australasia, Asia, Europe and North America to discuss a broad range of issues surrounding digital repositories. Presentations ranged from geographically or community-themed high-level perspectives of repository- related activity, through to detailed technical analysis and reports of development activity at an institutional or project level.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/pasig-2008-05-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 event report ian dolphin vicky mays amazon california digital library coalition for networked information google jisc national library of new zealand pasig portico stanford university sun microsystems university of hull university of oxford electronic ephemera adobe archives blog cloud computing curation data data management digital archive digital asset management digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dspace eprints fedora commons flickr framework higher education identifier infrastructure learning objects mp3 national library open access open source preservation repositories research resource discovery software web 2.0 Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1418 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata for Learning Resources: An Update on Standards Activity for 2008 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/currier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/currier#author1">Sarah Currier</a> gives an overview of current initiatives in standards for educational metadata.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/currier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article sarah currier cetis ieee ims ims global learning consortium iso jisc open university jorum lmap accessibility adl application profile blog cataloguing common cartridge content packaging data data model dcmi domain model dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning framework further education identifier ieee lom ims common cartridge ims content packaging interoperability learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata preservation rdf repositories research schema scorm simple dublin core skos standardisation standards tagging uk lom core uri vocabularies web 2.0 wiki xml xml schema Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1385 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Towards an Application Profile for Images http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/eadie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/eadie#author1">Mick Eadie</a> describes the development of the Dublin Core Images Application Profile project recently funded through the JISC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following on from the project to develop an application profile for scholarly works (SWAP)[<a href="#1">1</a>], the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has recently funded through its Repositories and Preservation Programme, a series of projects to establish Application Profiles in the areas of images, time-based media, geospatial data and learning objects [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/eadie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article mick eadie intute jisc library of congress niso oais tasi vads images application profile repositories research team aggregation application profile archives bibliographic data cataloguing cdwa data database dcmi digital library digitisation dublin core dublin core metadata initiative eprints exif file format frbr geospatial data gis identifier institutional repository jpeg 2000 learning objects metadata modelling multimedia preservation repositories research schema search technology software standards tagging tiff uri vocabularies vra wiki xcri xml z39.87 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1387 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developing the Capability and Skills to Support EResearch http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/henty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/henty#author1">Margaret Henty</a> provides an Australian perspective on improving the environment in which eResearch is conducted through developing institutional capability and providing appropriate skills training.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The growing capacity of ICT to contribute to research of all kinds has excited researchers the world over as they invent new ways of conducting research and enjoy the benefits of bigger and more sophisticated computers and communications systems to support measurement, analysis, collaboration and publishing. The expanding rate of ICT development is matched by the numbers of people wanting to join in this funfest, by growth in the amount of data being generated, and by demands for new and improved hardware, software, networks, and data storage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/henty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article margaret henty american library association australian national university microsoft national science foundation ukoln university of arizona university of bath university of melbourne university of queensland university of sydney dealing with data archives copyright curation data data management data mining database digital library digitisation dublin core e-research e-science gis higher education ict identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property learning objects linux marc metadata open access portal preservation privacy repositories research software tiff video visualisation wiki windows xml Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1388 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SWORD: Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/allinson-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/allinson-et-al#author1">Julie Allinson</a>, <a href="/issue54/allinson-et-al#author2">Sebastien Francois</a> and <a href="/issue54/allinson-et-al#author3">Stuart Lewis</a> describe the JISC-funded SWORD Project which has produced a lightweight protocol for repository deposit.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/allinson-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 feature article julie allinson sebastien francois stuart lewis aberystwyth university cetis jisc microsoft oai oclc open knowledge initiative ukoln university of bath university of southampton university of york jisc information environment repositories research team sword project apache api application profile archives atom authentication blog data data set digital library dissemination dspace eprints facebook fedora commons gif interoperability java jpeg ldap learning objects licence metadata mets namespace oai-ore open access open archives initiative open source osid passwords perl php preservation repositories rfc scholarly works application profile search technology software sru standards sword protocol syndication tagging url web app web resources web services wiki xml zip Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1366 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Version Identification: A Growing Problem http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/puplett <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/puplett#author1">Dave Puplett</a> outlines the issues associated with versions in institutional repositories, and discusses the solutions being developed by the Version Identification Framework (VIF) Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/puplett" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 feature article dave puplett jisc london school of economics microsoft niso science and technology facilities council university of leeds datashare geospatial application profile images application profile opendoar vif aggregation application profile bibliographic data data data set dublin core eprints fedora commons framework geospatial data gis identifier learning objects metadata multimedia open access open source preservation provenance repositories research scholarly works application profile search technology software taxonomy video vocabularies Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1371 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/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> <h2 id="UkeiG_Course:_Information_Law_for_Information_Professionals"><a name="events1"></a>UkeiG Course: Information Law for Information Professionals</h2> <p><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/February/InformationLawforInformationProfessionals.html">Information Law for Information Professionals</a>:<br /><strong>What you need to know about Copyright, Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Accessibility and Disability Discrimination Laws</strong></p> <p>CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE<br />19 February 2008, 9.30-16.30</p> <p>Course outline</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 news and events richard waller alt alt-c british library cilip cni dcc digital preservation coalition goettingen state and university library google imperial college london jisc kings college london library of congress massachusetts institute of technology mla national library of wales national science foundation nhs niso oais portico research information network smithsonian institution tasi ukoln university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton es-loa identity project jisc information environment wikipedia accessibility aggregation application profile archives authentication bibliographic control bibliographic data biometrics blog born digital cataloguing copyright curation data data management dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation dissemination dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning e-research e-science eprints fedora commons foi framework frbr higher education hypertext identifier infrastructure interoperability learning objects metadata multimedia national library ontologies open access passwords photoshop preservation rdf repositories research resource description and access rss search technology semantic web skos software standards tagging vocabularies web 2.0 wiki Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1377 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Reviews: Digital Information and Knowledge Management, and Print Vs. Digital http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/lafortune-rvws <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/lafortune-rvws#author1">Sylvie Lafortune</a> looks at two books edited by Sul H. Lee dealing with the impact of digital information on libraries, librarianship, information providers and library users.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sul H. Lee is professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma and Dean of University of Oklahoma Libraries. He is also the editor of Haworth's <em>Journal of Library Administration</em>. As a recognised scholar and an administrator of a large university research library, it is not surprising that he is able to bring together some of the leading library administrators in the US to give their insights on the challenges and opportunities that libraries now face from the massive influx of digital resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/lafortune-rvws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 review sylvie lafortune andrew w mellon foundation cornell university elsevier google archives cataloguing data data set digital library digitisation dissemination gis higher education jstor knowledge management learning objects licence preservation research standards visualisation vocabularies web 2.0 Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1380 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 Googlepository and the University Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/manuel-oppenheim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/manuel-oppenheim#author1">Sue Manuel</a> and <a href="/issue53/manuel-oppenheim#author2">Charles Oppenheim</a> discuss the concept of Google as a repository within the wider context of resource management and provision in Further and Higher Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The development of an increasing array of tools for storing, organising, managing, and searching electronic resources poses some interesting questions for those in the Higher Education sector, not least of which are: what role do repositories have in this new information environment? What effect is Google having on the information-seeking strategies of students, researchers and teachers? Where do libraries fit within the information continuum? And ultimately, what services should they look to provide for their users?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/manuel-oppenheim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 feature article charles oppenheim sue manuel alt cetis d-lib magazine dcc google ieee jisc loughborough university massachusetts institute of technology oreilly university of cambridge archives hub jisc information environment midess open library access control aggregation algorithm archives bibliographic data blog born digital cataloguing copyright data database digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories dissemination e-learning google search higher education identifier ieee lom information architecture information retrieval learning object metadata learning objects librarything lom metadata multimedia open access preservation provenance repositories research resource discovery search technology social software standards tagging usability web services web standards Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1352 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/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="TASI_Workshops_in_November_and_December">TASI Workshops in November &amp; December</h3> <p>There are currently places available on the following Nov/Dec workshops:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 news and events shirley keane ahrc british library cilip cni coalition for networked information dcc deutsches filminstitut emory university google humboldt university berlin imperial college london jisc kings college london mla national library of the netherlands oai oais oclc tasi the national archives ukoln university college london university of bristol university of cambridge university of glasgow university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton datashare jisc information environment repositories research team repositories support project rosa rsp accessibility application profile archives authentication bibliographic data bibliometrics blog cloud computing copyright curation data data mining data set digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dspace e-learning e-research e-science ebook eprints fedora commons foi framework graphics html identifier information society infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability intranet learning objects linked data linux mashup metadata microformats national library open access open data open source operating system personalisation photoshop portal preservation privacy repositories research rss search technology second life semantic web soa social networks software tagging taxonomy usability visualisation web 2.0 wiki windows xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1646 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 Repositories Support Project Summer School http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/rsp-summer-sch-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/rsp-summer-sch-rpt#author1">Jackie Knowles</a> reports on the RSP Summer School, a 48-hour intensive learning programme for new institutional repository administrators, organised by the Repositories Support Project Team.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Repositories Support Project (RSP) is a major initiative from JISC to support the development and growth of the repositories network in the UK [<a href="#1">1</a>]. With its first major event the RSP team offered 23 prospective and new repository managers from Higher Education institutions across the UK the opportunity to participate in an intensive 48-hour repository summer school.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/rsp-summer-sch-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 event report jackie knowles jisc loughborough university sherpa university of cambridge university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton university of wales opendoar repositories support project romeo rsp archives cataloguing copyright database dspace dublin core eprints framework higher education identifier intellectual property learning objects metadata open source preservation repositories research simple dublin core software standards video web 2.0 Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1336 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 49: Technology Is Only Part of the Story http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 49.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It was rather pleasantly brought to my attention a little while back that <em>Ariadne</em> has made its own small contribution to the various discussions in respect of institutional repositories when I noticed a very kind acknowledgement of the Magazine from the authors of <a href="/issue47/rumsey-rvw/"><em>The Institutional Repository</em></a> as I set about organising its review. Indeed those readers who have seen the review will have noted the references to related articles, some indeed by the very same authors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 editorial richard waller google hokkaido university ifla sherpa ukoln university of bath university of glasgow iwmw memento ples romeo wikipedia aacr2 bibliographic data cataloguing creative commons data database digital library ebook flash frbr further education identifier institutional repository learning objects metadata portal repositories research resource description and access search technology standards streaming video wiki Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1267 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk e-Books for the Future: Here but Hiding? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/whalley <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/whalley#author1">Brian Whalley</a> outlines some developments in e-book technologies and links them to existing ways of presenting textbook information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/whalley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article brian whalley bbc cetis google hewlett-packard jisc massachusetts institute of technology queens university of belfast eboni jorum ples project gutenberg wikipedia wikisource aggregation archives bibliographic data blog browser cataloguing copyright creative commons data database digital asset management digital library digital repositories dspace e-learning ebook ejournal exif file format flash google books higher education hypertext internet explorer interoperability itunes learning objects licence mac os metadata mobile mp3 multimedia open source podcast portal rae repositories research rss scorm search technology software sql standards syndication thesaurus vle widget wiki wireless youtube Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1271 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk GROW: Building a High-quality Civil Engineering Learning Object Repository and Portal http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/yan-han <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/yan-han#author1">Yan Han</a> provides a general overview of the Geotechnical, Rock and Water Digital Library (GROW), a learning object repository and peer-reviewed civil engineering Web portal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/yan-han" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article yan han ieee national science foundation oai university of arizona jisc information environment wikipedia accessibility archives controlled vocabularies data digital library dissemination dublin core flash instructional design interoperability learning objects metadata multimedia portal repositories research search technology standards subject heading taxonomy video vocabularies web portal web resources Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1272 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DC 2006: Metadata for Knowledge and Learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/dc-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/dc-2006-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a>, <a href="/issue49/dc-2006-rpt#author2">Rachel Heery</a>, <a href="/issue49/dc-2006-rpt#author3">Pete Johnston</a> and <a href="/issue49/dc-2006-rpt#author4">Rosemary Russell</a> report on DC 2006, the sixth international conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, held 3 - 6 October 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/dc-2006-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 event report julie allinson pete johnston rachel heery rosemary russell bnf british library cclrc cetis cilip cornell university eduserv ieee iso jisc ukoln university of bath university of oregon agrovoc jisc information environment aacr2 accessibility application profile archives bibliographic data blog cataloguing collection description controlled vocabularies data database dcmi digital archive digital library dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning eprints framework frbr ieee lom institutional repository interoperability javascript json lcsh learning object metadata learning objects lom marc metadata metadata model mods national library ontologies open access owl plain text preservation repositories research resource description and access schema search technology semantic web simple dublin core skos social networks software standards tagging uml vocabularies web app xml xml schema Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1277 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Rustle of Digital Curation: The JISC Annual Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a>, <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author2">Marieke Guy</a> and <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author3">Maureen Pennock</a> find themselves contemplating e-frameworks, digital curation and repositories at the JISC Annual Conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 14 March 2006 we found ourselves back at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) for the 2006 JISC Conference. The annual conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] is both an opportunity for JISC to platform the variety of activities it funds and for delegates to learn about the full range of JISC's work by participating in seminars, debates, workshops and demonstrations. This report tries to capture the air of the event through a series of session snapshots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report julie allinson marieke guy maureen pennock british library cclrc coalition for networked information dcc dest digital preservation coalition edina google hefce intute jisc jisc collections london school of economics mimas ogc open geospatial consortium sherpa ukoln university of bath university of dundee university of edinburgh university of southampton wellcome trust cd-lor claddier e-framework jisc information environment jorum romeo api archives blog cataloguing copyright curation data data set database digital curation digital preservation digital repositories digitisation e-learning e-research eportfolio eprints flash framework geospatial data gis google maps higher education ict infrastructure institutional repository interoperability learning design learning objects metadata open access open source preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology text mining vocabularies wireless wms xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1235 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Second Digital Repositories Programme Meeting http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a> and <a href="/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt#author2">Mahendra Mahey</a> report on a 2-day JISC Digital Repositories Meeting focusing on project clusters working together and other related issues held by JISC in Warwick, UK over 27-28 March 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) Digital Repositories Programme [<a href="#1">1</a>] held its second Programme meeting towards the end of March. Following in the collaborative tradition set by last October's joint Programme meeting with the Digital Preservation and Asset Management Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>], this gathering was themed around the cluster groups established by the Digital Repositories Programme [<a href="#3">3</a>] and included many guests from other JISC areas of work and beyond.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report julie allinson mahendra mahey cetis dcc jisc oai oais open university ordnance survey sherpa ukoln university of bath university of hull university of leicester university of southampton university of worcester wellcome trust cd-lor claddier ebank uk geoxwalk grade project iemsr iesr iri scotland jisc information environment jorum midess opendoar perx preserv prowe r4l repomman repository bridge romeo sherpa plus sherpa romeo stargate archives browser copyright curation data data management data set database digital curation digital media digital object identifier digital preservation digital repositories doi drm e-learning electronic theses eprints fedora commons geospatial data gis handle system identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability learning objects metadata metadata schema registry multimedia oai-pmh open access open archives initiative preservation repositories research resource management schema search technology service registry standards thesaurus uddi uri web services wiki xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1238 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Institutional Repository http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/rumsey-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/rumsey-rvw#author1">Sally Rumsey</a> recommends a new book about institutional repositories.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This timely publication has arrived at a point where a number of UK Higher Education (HE) establishments have set up, have started, or have at least considered setting up their own institutional repository (IR). This is a new area for all involved, many experiences so far have been ground-breaking and there are few (if any) IRs which would describe themselves as mature. Not only is the technology developing rapidly, but user needs are continuing to be determined and institutions are expanding the ways in which an IR can serve their needs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/rumsey-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 review sally rumsey london school of economics university of hull repomman archives cataloguing copyright digital library digital preservation dspace electronic theses higher education identifier institutional repository internet explorer interoperability learning objects metadata mets open access open source preservation repositories research software standards Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1241 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Online Repositories for Learning Materials: The User Perspective http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/thomas-rothery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/thomas-rothery#author1">Amber Thomas</a> and <a href="/issue45/thomas-rothery#author2">Andrew Rothery</a> explore how online repositories are being used to store and share e-learning content, and show how taking the user perspective might challenge the emerging approaches to repository development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Much of the work around institutional repositories explores one specific function of repositories: to store and/or catalogue scholarly content such as research papers, journal articles, preprints and so on. <em>Ariadne</em> has reported on many of these developments [<a href="#1">1</a>] [<a href="#2">2</a>] [<a href="#3">3</a>]. However, as stressed by the JISC senior management briefing papers [<a href="#4">4</a>] for Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE), repositories can be a tool for managing the institution's learning and teaching assets too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/thomas-rothery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 feature article amber thomas andrew rothery google ims jisc university of worcester daedalus digital academic repositories jisc information environment jorum aggregation authentication browser cataloguing copyright data digital repositories dspace e-learning electronic theses flash framework further education google scholar higher education institutional repository intellectual property learning objects metadata moodle open access owl repositories research search technology software standards tagging url vle webct Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1187 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Cataloging and Organizing Digital Resources http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/higgins-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/higgins-rvw#author1">Sarah Higgins</a> learns how to incorporate online resources into a library catalogue using AACR2 and MARC, but wonders why the wider issue of organising and describing a full range of digital resources is not addressed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The title of this book will be bewitching for any library struggling with integrating the myriad of digital resources, to which they provide access, into its organisational and cataloguing workflows. However, the manual has a very narrow focus and gives an unscalable solution, which fails to address the problems faced by hybrid libraries, with a wide range of complex digital resources requiring lifecycle control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/higgins-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 review sarah higgins google university of edinburgh aacr2 aggregation bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing database digital curation digital library digital preservation dublin core e-learning ead framework frbr learning objects marc metadata mets multimedia open access open source preservation rdf repositories standards xml Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1201 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DCC Workshop on Persistent Identifiers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/dcc-pi-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/dcc-pi-rpt#author1">Philip Hunter</a> gives a personal view of this workshop held in Glasgow, 30 June - 1 July, supported by NISO, CETIS, ERPANET, UKOLN and the DCC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Meeting on Persistent Identifiers was held over 30 June - 1 July 2005 at the Wolfson Building at the University of Glasgow. This is a new construction (2002) just opposite the 1970s Boyd-Orr building, mentioned before in <em>Ariadne</em>'s pages. The architecture of this building is quite unlike the Boyd-Orr building however, being light and airy, with more imaginative use of space: the lecture theatre in which the meeting took place is in the shape of an eye, situated at the edge of the main open space.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/dcc-pi-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 event report philip hunter british library california digital library cetis cnri dcc niso oclc ukoln university of bath university of edinburgh university of glasgow w3c cool uri curation data data mining database digital curation digital library digital preservation doi drm e-learning e-research e-science framework identifier interoperability learning objects metadata mp3 national library persistent identifier preservation repositories research standards uri url xml Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1177 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/carpenter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/carpenter#author1">Leona Carpenter</a> describes a JISC development programme tackling the organisational and technical challenges facing Higher and Further Education in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the early days of the shift from paper-based to digital means of holding administrative records, research data, publications and other academic resources, those responsible for its safety tended to breathe a sigh of relief once they had got a category of material into digital form. Reduced to bits and bytes, all they would have to do is make regular backups, perhaps keeping a copy off-site in case of disaster, and all would be well. Increasingly, material of value to Further and Higher Education is produced and held only in digital form.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/carpenter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article leona carpenter ahds british library cornell university dcc digital preservation coalition jisc kings college london oai oais sherpa the national archives uk data archive university college london university of essex university of glasgow university of london university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton daat daedalus data curation for e-science digital preservation training programme espida jisc information environment mets awareness training preserv sherpa digital preservation archives curation data digital archive digital asset management digital curation digital library digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dspace e-learning e-science ejournal eprints fedora commons file format foi framework further education higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability knowledge management learning objects metadata mets open access open source operating system preservation preservation metadata repositories research schema software standards vocabularies web services Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1139 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Are Your Terms? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/johnston <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/johnston#author1">Pete Johnston</a> introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (<a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/projects/iemsr/">IEMSR</a>) Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] is funded by JISC through its Shared Services Programme to develop a metadata schema registry as a pilot shared service for the JISC Information Environment (JISC IE). Partners in the project are UKOLN, University of Bath and the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT), University of Bristol.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/johnston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article pete johnston becta cetis d-lib magazine ieee ilrt jisc oai ukoln university of bath university of bristol w3c dner iemsr iesr jisc information environment aggregation api application profile archives cataloguing collection description controlled vocabularies data data model data set database dcmi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning framework higher education internet explorer interoperability java learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata metadata schema registry mysql namespace oai-pmh open archives initiative portal provenance rdf rdfs redland research resource description resource discovery rslp schema search technology service registry simple dublin core soap software sparql standards uk lom core vocabularies xml xml schema Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1143 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/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="Netskills_Workshops_in_May_2005">Netskills Workshops in May 2005</h3> <p>Web: <a href="http://www.netskills.ac.uk/">http://www.netskills.ac.uk/</a></p> <p>Netskills will be running the following workshops at North Herts College in Letchworth Garden City in May 2005:</p> <h4 id="May_:_e-Assessment:_Tools_and_Techniques">10 May : e-Assessment: Tools &amp; Techniques</h4> <p>Focuses on the tools available for creating e-assessment and the practical techniques required to use them effectively. The tools are considered both in terms of their functionality as well as their interoperability with other systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 news and events richard waller ahds andrew w mellon foundation bbc british library cerlim cetis cilip cni coalition for networked information cornell university d-lib magazine dcc digital preservation coalition eduserv ibm ieee jisc kings college london mla niso nottingham trent university oclc talis the national archives university college london university of cambridge university of glasgow university of plymouth university of strathclyde university of virginia university of warwick w3c digital preservation training programme elisa jisc information environment accessibility aggregation algorithm application profile archives authentication bibliographic data copyright curation data data management data mining data visualisation database digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dspace dublin core e-business e-government e-learning fedora commons framework further education higher education ict identifier intellectual property interoperability knowledge management learning object metadata learning objects licence lom machine learning managed learning environment metadata mobile modelling multimedia network service ontologies open access open source passwords persistent identifier personalisation portfolio preservation privacy rdf repositories research resource description resource discovery rss search technology semantic web service oriented architecture software standardisation standards usability video visualisation vle vocabularies web services xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1154 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/guy-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/guy-rvw#author1">Marieke Guy</a> takes a look at a recent introduction to metadata for the information professional.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anyone scaling the heights of metadata for the management and retrieval of digital information for the first time can be forgiven a degree of initial bewilderment. The same goes for this article, so a glossary of terms found here are offered in the spirit of saving readers' time [<a href="#1">1</a>]. David Haynes' book appears to go a long way to guiding its explorers through the foothills and beyond in this complete introduction to the subject for the information professional.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/guy-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 review marieke guy american library association cilip ieee oais oasis ukoln algorithm bibliographic data cataloguing controlled vocabularies data data model dublin core e-government ead framework frbr gif graphics identifier ieee lom information retrieval interoperability learning object metadata learning objects lom marc metadata mets multimedia onix rdf research resource description semantic web sgml standards vocabularies xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1156 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 41: Forces in Train http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne 41.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For someone who is relatively ill at ease with numbers, it comes as no surprise that our lives grow increasingly controlled by them in ways which perhaps Orwell did not 'foresee' in <em>1984</em>. Winston Smith tries very hard to remain an individual, as I hope do we all; indeed it is most often the great individuals whom we either cherish as a national treasure [<a href="#1">1</a>], or loathe most enthusiastically, but to whom we are rarely indifferent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 editorial richard waller jisc oai ukoln university of bath cree digital academic repositories aggregation application profile archives digital library dspace identifier information society knowledge management learning object metadata learning objects metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative persistent identifier portal repositories research search technology software standards web resources Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1077 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk