Overview of content related to 'ict' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13697/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=penny%20garrod&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Public Libraries: 2003, 2004: A Backward Glance and Thoughts on the Future http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> looks at some of the broader issues affecting public libraries and information professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Spam_privacy_and_the_law">Spam, privacy and the law</h2> <p>Another year gone and the millennium celebrations and Y2K bug already seem to belong to some dim and distant technological past.</p> <p>As 2003 drew to a close the spotlight was on the use and abuse of Information Technology: never was so much havoc caused by so few. The language employed by the media to describe events in the online world reflected global concerns about warfare and disease. Viruses, worms and trojan horses 'infected' and 'invaded' international networks, and a 'war' on spam was declared.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column penny garrod amazon bbc british library cilip jisc loughborough university microsoft ukoln university of bath jisc information environment archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development data digitisation e-government e-learning ebook ict identifier infrastructure mobile mp3 operating system privacy rfid sms software uri wiki wireless Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1010 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Framework for the Future: Access to Digital Skills and Services (Including e-Government) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> examines further this government blueprint and argues that some have to walk before they can run.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Unless public services cooperate, broadband Britain will be going nowhere" [<a href="#1">1</a>]. "Libraries are sleepwalking to disaster: it's time they woke up" [<a href="#2">2</a>]. Warnings, predictions of failure or even extinction seem to be a recurring theme on email lists, news alerting services, think-tank reports and in the media. Some refer to public sector failings in general, whilst others attempt to raise the collective public library conscience and consciousness, and galvanise people into action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 regular column penny garrod bbc cilip google loughborough university ukoln isle jisc information environment archives copyright database e-government e-learning ebook framework further education higher education ict metadata search technology url web services Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 970 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Creating Websites for e-Citizens: the Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the first of a series of articles, <a href="/issue35/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> takes us through some of the choices confronting UK public libraries, and begins by looking at the ramifications of the DCMS report "Framework for the future".</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is the primary role and function of the public library in 21st Century Britain? Are public libraries in danger of trying to do too many things? Are they trying to please all of the people all of the time? How can the People's Network be sustained post-lottery funding? What is special about public libraries - do they have a Unique Selling Point? Are traditional, book-based services being run down as the focus switches to ICT and e-everything?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 regular column penny garrod cilip google ukoln west sussex county council blog document format e-government e-learning framework ict research url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 948 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: Creating Websites for E-citizens -The Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> reports on the Public Library Web Managers workshop, November 2002, held in Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background_to_the_workshop">Background to the workshop</h3> <p>The third Public Library Web Managers workshop to be organised by UKOLN was held at the University of Bath on the 5th and 6th of November 2002. This year’s event aimed to provide public library web managers with a brief respite from the trials and tribulations of the workplace, and the chance to share networking experiences with colleagues up and down the country. It also aimed to bring together some key speakers on this year’s hot topic –e-government (electronic government).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 event report penny garrod bbc cilip d-lib magazine google jisc nhs ukoln university of bath university of bristol accessibility bibliographic data cataloguing content management controlled vocabularies css data dublin core e-government ebook framework further education gif graphics higher education html ict information architecture interoperability intranet metadata multimedia open source research resource discovery rss search technology smil software standards svg url usability vector graphics video vocabularies web development xml Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 928 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: United We Stand http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> on current developments in the Public Library world.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As I write schools have closed for summer, the volume of early morning traffic has temporarily subsided, and the tourists are out and about in vast numbers in Bath city centre. The 'out of office' auto-replies drop into the email box daily as proof that some people have managed to unplug themselves from their computers to go on holiday. It is also, alas, the 'silly season' - time for the British media to devote column inches to vital matters - such as the Prime Minister's sartorial taste, and how a certain blue shirt 'brings out the colour of his eyes'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 regular column penny garrod amazon british library cilip google jisc ukoln university of bath dner jisc information environment sosig archives cataloguing further education higher education html ict licence research url Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 913 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: Building Better Library Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> on the recently published Audit Commission Report: Building Better Library Services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have decided to be highly topical in this edition’s Public Library column. I have chosen as my topic -finger on buzzer - the recently published Audit Commission Report<i>: Building Better Library Servi</i>c<i>es</i>. It has, after all, caused a bit of a stir. Just when you thought it was safe to abandon the rolling stacks and had won the battle to be regarded as ‘cool’ and ‘sexy’ with all those flat screen terminals, scanners, and keen silver surfers, a brickbat is lobbed at your firewall, and, goodness gracious me, its books that are important after all!.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 regular column penny garrod amazon bbc cilip ukoln jisc information environment cataloguing copyright digitisation ict mp3 software url video Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 893 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/pub-libs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/pub-libs#author1">Penny Garrod</a>'s second outing in Ariadne as Public Libraries Focus.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I purchased the Guardian newspaper to read on the train from Bath to Birmingham the other day. It was the Thursday edition, so the tabloid-sized <i>Online</i> section was sandwiched between the folds of the main paper – a sort of light digital filling in an otherwise heavy snack of wars abroad and spin at home. “Why sex still leads the net”, ran the <i>Online</i> headline, with the byline: “porn websites are making millions. Now mainstream dot.coms are asking them for advice”.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/pub-libs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 regular column penny garrod bbc html ict mobile mobile phone privacy software standards streaming url video Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 877 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/pub-libs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue30/pub-libs#author1">Penny Garrod</a>'s first outing in Ariadne as Public Libraries Focus.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>My predecessor, Sarah Ormes, in her final ‘Public Libraries’ column for Ariadne, owned up to having spent five and a half years at UKOLN. Coincidentally, I too have just concluded five and a half years at the University of Plymouth. This led me to speculate, as one does in those brain numbing moments when awaiting yet another delayed train on a drafty platform in grey November (yes, its ‘leaves on the line’ season again folks), whether, after five and a half years in a post, some of us need to regenerate, like ‘Seven of Nine’, the ice maiden in the current Star Trek series -<i>Voyager.</i></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/pub-libs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 regular column penny garrod british library jisc library association ukoln university of plymouth epistle accessibility digital audio digitisation ebook higher education ict research search technology software standards url Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 856 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk