Overview of content related to 'university of essex' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13728/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en KAPTUR the Highlights: Exploring Research Data Management in the Visual Arts http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/garrett-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author1">Leigh Garrett</a>, <a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author2">Marie-Therese Gramstadt</a>, <a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author3">Carlos Silva</a> and <a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author4">Anne Spalding</a> describe the exploration of the importance and nature of research data in the visual arts and requirements for their appropriate curation and preservation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>KAPTUR (2011-13) [<a href="#1">1</a>], funded by Jisc and led by the Visual Arts Data Service, was a collaborative project involving four institutional partners: the Glasgow School of Arts; Goldsmiths, University of London; University for the Creative Arts; and the University of the Arts London.&nbsp;Research data have in recent years become regarded as a valuable institutional resource and their appropriate collection, curation, publication and preservation as essential. This has been driven by a number of internal and external forces, and all UK Research Councils now require it as a condition of funding [<a href="#2">2</a>]. As a result, a network of data repositories has emerged [<a href="#3">3</a>], some funded by research councils and others by institutions themselves. However, at the outset of the project, research data management practice within the visual arts appeared to operate rather <em>ad hoc</em> with none of the specialist arts institutions within the UK having either implemented research data management policies [<a href="#4">4</a>] or established research data management systems.&nbsp; KAPTUR sought to:</p> <ul> <li>investigate the nature of visual arts research data;</li> <li>make recommendations for its effective management;</li> <li>develop a model of best practice applicable to both specialist institutions and arts departments within multidisciplinary institutions; and</li> <li>apply, test and refine the model of best practice across the four institutional partner institutions.</li> </ul> <p>This paper outlines the background and context of the project; explores the nature of visual arts research data; details the outcomes of the user and technical review; and describes the work which underwent within the partner institutions around policy formation and staff engagement.</p> <p>Led by the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS), in collaboration with the Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths College, University of the Arts London and University for the Creative Arts, and funded by Jisc, KAPTUR [<a href="#1">1</a>] sought to ‘...discover, create and pilot a sectoral model of best practice in the management of research data in the [visual] arts.’ [<a href="#5">5</a>].</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="logo Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue71-garrett-et-al/logo-2.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 210px;" title="logo Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)" /></p> <p>Recent years have witnessed an increasing recognition across the Higher Education sector that research data are a valuable resource and therefore its appropriate curation and preservation are essential.&nbsp; In addition, wider societal and political forces meant that research councils, teams and researchers were coming under increasing pressure to make publicly funded data freely available.&nbsp; As such the publication of research data was increasingly becoming a requirement of funding, for example the Arts and Humanities Research Council [<a href="#6">6</a>] and Medical Research Council [<a href="#7">7</a>]. Equally important was the need for increased data transparency, and to enable researchers to access existing datasets to test the validity and reliability of the data and associated research methods; to reinterpret the data; and to preserve the data for future scrutiny. In response, many universities, for example the University of Edinburgh, had established institutional research data management systems to support the deposit and preservation of research data, whilst others were in the process of piloting services, for example the University of Leicester, and establishing policies and procedures which actively support researchers to manage their data effectively, such as Canterbury Christ Church University and Northumbria University. In addition, many of the research councils themselves had established repositories, for example the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex, which curates research data in the social sciences and humanities, and the Natural Environment Research Council, which supports a network of data centres across its disciplinary areas.</p> <p>However, given the emerging landscape, at the outset of the project it was clear that very little was known about the collection, curation and usage of research data in the visual arts:&nbsp;none of the specialist arts institutions had research data management policies or infrastructure in place and evidence collected at the time indicated that practice was at best, <em>ad hoc</em>, left to individual researchers and teams with limited support or guidance. Little work had been undertaken to understand the distinctive and varied nature of research data in the visual arts, and even less to understand how these data could be collected, curated, preserved and exploited, or their potential impact assessed.</p> <p>By its very nature, research in the visual arts is highly complex and varied, often comprising a wide variety of outputs and formats which present researchers, repository managers and institutions with many discipline-specific difficulties. The methods and processes which generate this research are just as varied and complex.&nbsp; Research endeavour in the visual arts relies heavily on the physical artefact: sketchbooks, logbooks, journals, and workbooks.&nbsp; Alongside these data, a wide range of related project documentation and protocols are also created.&nbsp; While technology may offer considerable potential to support the safe storage and preservation of research and related data, and to enhance access, the highly distinctive nature of the visual arts and its research methods also present enormous technical problems with regard to formats, standards, roles and responsibilities, and policies.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/garrett-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 feature article anne spalding carlos silva leigh garrett marie-therese gramstadt ahrc canterbury christ church university courtauld institute of art datacite dcc falmouth university glasgow school of art goldsmiths college hefce jisc northumbria university uk data archive university for the creative arts university of bath university of birmingham university of edinburgh university of essex university of leicester university of london university of the arts london vads kaptur keepit mrc scarlet archives augmented reality blog cataloguing cloud computing curation data data management data set digitisation eprints framework higher education infrastructure metadata oer open access preservation repositories research semantic web software video Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:50:23 +0000 lisrw 2461 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Upskilling Liaison Librarians for Research Data Management http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/cox-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/cox-et-al#author1">Andrew Cox</a>, <a href="/issue70/cox-et-al#author2">Eddy Verbaan</a> and <a href="/issue70/cox-et-al#author3">Barbara Sen</a> explore the design of a curriculum to train academic librarians in the competencies to support Research Data Management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For many UK HEIs, especially research-intensive institutions, Research Data Management (RDM) is rising rapidly up the agenda. Working closely with other professional services, and with researchers themselves, libraries will probably have a key role to play in supporting RDM. This role might include signposting institutional expertise in RDM; inclusion of the topic in information literacy sessions for PhD students and other researchers; advocacy for open data sharing; or contributing to the management of an institutional data repository.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/cox-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article andrew cox barbara sen eddy verbaan dcc jisc northumbria university sconul uk data archive university of essex university of sheffield datum for health rdmrose archives bibliographic data bibliometrics cataloguing collection development copyright curation data data citation data management data set digital curation digital library e-research e-science framework higher education infrastructure institutional repository knowledge base knowledge management licence metadata open access open data open education preservation repositories research software web portal Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:27:43 +0000 lisrw 2402 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developing Infrastructure for Research Data Management at the University of Oxford http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/wilson-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author1">James A. J. Wilson</a>, <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author2">Michael A. Fraser</a>, <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author3">Luis Martinez-Uribe</a>, <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author4">Paul Jeffreys</a>, <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author5">Meriel Patrick</a>, <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author6">Asif Akram</a> and <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author7">Tahir Mansoori</a> describe the approaches taken, findings, and issues encountered while developing research data management services and infrastructure at the University of Oxford.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v4., incorporating late edits and reference increment by ++1; 2010-11-26-11-57 rew --><!-- v4., incorporating late edits and reference increment by ++1; 2010-11-26-11-57 rew --><p>The University of Oxford began to consider research data management infrastructure in earnest in 2008, with the 'Scoping Digital Repository Services for Research Data' Project [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Two further JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee)-funded pilot projects followed this initial study, and the approaches taken by these projects, and their findings, form the bulk of this article.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/wilson-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 feature article asif akram james a. j. wilson luis martinez-uribe meriel patrick michael a. fraser paul jeffreys tahir mansoori ahds dcc google hefce ibm jisc microsoft oxford university computing services research information network uk data archive university of east anglia university of essex university of melbourne university of oxford university of southampton datashare eidcsr jisc information environment sudamih algorithm archives bibliographic data browser cloud computing curation data data management data set database digital asset management digital curation digital repositories e-research flash framework geospatial data gis google maps ict identifier infrastructure infrastructure service intellectual property interoperability j2ee jpeg metadata multimedia open access portal preservation provenance qt repositories research research information management schema search technology sharepoint software standards visualisation web 2.0 web portal xml xml schema Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1590 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Data Services for the Sciences: A Needs Assessment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/westra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/westra#author1">Brian Westra</a> describes a data services needs assessment for science research staff at the University of Oregon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computational science and raw and derivative scientific data are increasingly important to the research enterprise of higher education institutions. Academic libraries are beginning to examine what the expansion of data-intensive e-science means to scholarly communication and information services, and some are reshaping their own programmes to support the digital curation needs of research staff. These changes in libraries may involve repurposing or leveraging existing services, and the development or acquisition of new skills, roles, and organisational structures [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p>Scientific research data management is a fluid and evolving endeavour, reflective of the high rate of change in the information technology landscape, increasing levels of multi-disciplinary research, complex data structures and linkages, advances in data visualisation and analysis, and new tools capable of generating or capturing massive amounts of data.</p> <p>These factors can create a complex and challenging environment for managing data, and one in which libraries can have a significant positive role supporting e-science. A needs assessment can help to characterise scientists' research methods and data management practices, highlighting gaps and barriers [<a href="#2">2</a>], and thereby improve the odds for libraries to plan appropriately and effectively implement services in the local setting [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <h2 id="Methods">Methods</h2> <p>An initiative to conduct a science data services needs assessment was developed and approved in early 2009 at the University of Oregon. The initiative coincided with the hiring of a science data services librarian, and served as an initial project for the position. A researcher-centric approach to the development of services was a primary factor in using an assessment to shape services [<a href="#4">4</a>]. The goals of the project were to:</p> <ul> <li>define the information services needs of science research staff;</li> <li>inform the Libraries and other stakeholders of gaps in the current service structures; and</li> <li>identify research groups or staff who would be willing to participate in, and whose datasets would be good subjects for, pilot data curation projects.</li> </ul> <p>The library took the lead role on the assessment, consulting with other stakeholders in its development and implementation. Campus Information Services provided input on questions regarding campus information technology infrastructure, and to avoid unnecessary overlap with other IT service activities focused on research staff. The Vice President for Research and other organisational units were advised of the project and were asked for referrals to potential project participants. These units provided valuable input in the selection of staff contacts. Librarian subject specialists also suggested staff who might be working with data and interested in participating. Librarians responsible for digital collections, records management, scholarly communications, and the institutional repository were involved in the development of the assessment questions and project plan.</p> <p>The questions used in the assessment were developed through an iterative process. A literature and Web review located several useful resources and examples. These included the University of Minnesota Libraries' study of scientists' research behaviours [<a href="#3">3</a>], and a study by Henty, et al. on the data management practices of Australian researchers [<a href="#5">5</a>]. The Data Audit Framework (DAF - now called the Data Asset Framework) methodology was considered to provide the most comprehensive set of questions with a field-tested methodology and guidelines [<a href="#6">6</a>][<a href="#7">7</a>][<a href="#8">8</a>][<a href="#9">9</a>][<a href="#10">10</a>][<a href="#11">11</a>]. The stages outlined in the DAF methodology were also instructive, although we elected not to execute a process for identifying and classifying assets (DAF Stage 2), since the organisational structure of our departments and institutes are not conducive to that level of investigation. From the beginning it was recognised that recruitment of scientists was based as much on their willingness to participate as their responsibility for any specific class or type of research-generated data.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/westra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 feature article brian westra arl edina imperial college london jisc johns hopkins university microsoft uk data archive university of edinburgh university of essex university of glasgow university of illinois university of oregon university of oxford university of washington archives authentication csv curation data data management data set data visualisation database digital curation digital library drupal e-research e-science file format framework gis higher education infrastructure institutional repository metadata mysql open access provenance repositories research usability visualisation Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1568 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Blue Ribbon Task Force Symposium on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/blue-ribbon-uk-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/blue-ribbon-uk-2010-rpt#author1">Marieke Guy</a> reports on a symposium which provided an opportunity for stakeholders to respond to the recent Blue Ribbon Task Force report on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Thursday 6 May 2010 an historic event took place. The event allowed people to express their opinions on potential future action in a highly significant area. No, not the British general election, and I'm sure the concurrence of dates was unintentional! This event was the Blue Ribbon Task Force Symposium on sustainable digital preservation and access, held at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre in London [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/blue-ribbon-uk-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 event report marieke guy bbc british library cni coalition for networked information datacite dcc iso jisc oclc open planets foundation uk data archive ukoln university college london university of bath university of essex beginners guide to digital preservation europeana archives blog copyright creative commons curation data data set digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dublin core fedora commons framework infrastructure national library open access open source preservation research software video Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1570 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Live Blogging @ IWMW 2009 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/iwmw-2009-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue61/iwmw-2009-rpt#author1">Kirsty McGill</a> provides a live blogger perspective on the three-day Institutional Web Managers Workshop, held by UKOLN at the University of Essex, Colchester, in July 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 12th annual Institutional Web Managers Workshop (IWMW) attracted nearly 200 delegates, making it the largest workshop in the event's history. Whilst the popularity of the physical event has grown, so too has the remote audience. So this year organisers Marieke Guy and Brian Kelly decided that it was time to start treating this remote audience as first class citizens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/iwmw-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue61 event report kirsty pitkin amazon bbc cardiff university edge hill university google jisc ukoln university of essex university of glasgow university of southampton university of strathclyde devcsi iwmw accessibility ajax amazon web services api blog browser cloud computing content management css curation data database domain model e-learning facebook flickr html interoperability javascript metadata mobile netvibes photoshop preservation privacy research schema social web software streaming twitter uri video web 2.0 web development web resources web services wireframe Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1515 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/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="th_International_Digital_Curation_Conference_Moving_to_Multi-Scale_Science:_Managing_Complexity_and_Diversity">5th International Digital Curation Conference – Moving to Multi-Scale Science: Managing Complexity and Diversity</h3> <p>Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London<br />2-4 December 2009<br /><a href="http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2009/">http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2009/</a></p> <p>The International Digital Curation Conference is an established annual event reaching out to individuals, organisations and institutions across all disciplines and domains involved in curating data for e-science and e-research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue61 news and events richard waller american library association arl association of research libraries bbc british library coalition for networked information dcc digital preservation coalition harvard university jisc library of congress london school of economics mla monash university national library of finland national library of wales national science foundation northumbria university oclc research information network talis uk data archive ukoln university college dublin university of bath university of edinburgh university of essex university of strathclyde europeana aggregation archives blog cataloguing cloud computing copyright data data management data set digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation e-learning e-research e-science framework higher education infrastructure interoperability iphone mashup metadata mets mobile moodle national library open access open source podcast portal preservation remote working repositories research search technology semantic web social networks software standards url video web development xml Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1517 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Local Data Users in the UK Academic Community http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/martinez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/martinez#author1">Luis Martinez</a> and <a href="/issue44/martinez#author2">Stuart Macdonald</a> discuss the differing areas of expertise within the UK data libraries with particular reference to their relationship with National Data Centres, the role of the Data Information Specialists Committee - UK (DISC-UK) and other information specialists.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article will report on existing local data support infrastructures within the UK tertiary education community. It will discuss briefly early methods and traditions of data collection within UK territories. In addition it will focus on the current UK data landscape with particular reference to specialised national data centres which provide access to large-scale government surveys, macro socio-economic data, population censuses and spatial data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/martinez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article luis martinez stuart macdonald ahds ahrc edina google iassist jisc london school of economics mimas uk data archive university of edinburgh university of essex university of manchester university of oxford digimap jisc information environment sosig x4l sdit archives bibliographic data blog curation data data mining data set database digital media digital repositories digitisation dissemination e-learning geospatial data gis metadata microdata mobile mobile phone multimedia open access podcast preservation repositories research search technology semantic web software video web services wiki wireless wireless application profile Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1167 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 Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Humphrey Southall looks at a new Web site's Vision of Britain while Emma Place examines new changes to the RDN Virtual Training Suite.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Vision_of_Britain"><a name="vision"></a>Vision of Britain</h2> <p>A new Web site allowing free public access to an unrivalled collection of British historic maps, statistics and stories went live in October 2004. By keying in a postcode or place name, or clicking on a map, users can call up a wealth of information on any locality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 regular column humphrey southall jisc london metropolitan university london school of economics open geospatial consortium portsmouth university royal holloway uk data archive university of bristol university of essex university of london university of portsmouth sosig archives bibliographic data blog data data set database digital library e-learning geospatial data gis research software url web services Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1116 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Recasting the Past: Digital Histories http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/digi-histories-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/digi-histories-rpt#author1">Vanessa Carr</a> reports on a one day conference about digitising historical records, held jointly by the Association for History and Computing UK and the Royal Historical Society.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the last three years the RHS has held a seminar in memory of Gerald Aylmer, the purpose of which is an exchange of ideas between historians and archivists. Digitisation was to be the subject for 2004. The AHC proposing a conference on the same subject, the two bodies came together to present this joint event. The format of the conference was that of four sessions, each with two panels, except for the last. I attended Panel A in each instance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/digi-histories-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report vanessa carr ahds apple british library newcastle university open university the national archives university of cambridge university of east anglia university of essex university of glasgow university of hull university of sheffield university of wales university of warwick archives bibliographic data controlled vocabularies data database digital archive digitisation dissemination gis hypertext licence multimedia ocr ontologies optical character recognition portal preservation research search technology semantic web vocabularies Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1127 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The AHDS Is Evolving: Changes at the Arts and Humanities Data Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/ahds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/ahds#author1">Alastair Dunning</a> describes the changes afoot at the AHDS and how it intends to adapt to the changes in both technology and the needs of its stakeholders.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Established in 1995, the <a href="http://ahds.ac.uk/">Arts and Humanities Data Service</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] was created with the objective of developing an infrastructure to manage the growing number of digital resources being created within the arts and humanities.</p> <p>One medium for discussing this initial development was Ariadne, and Daniel Greenstein and Jennifer Trant's 1996 article [<a href="#2">2</a>] gave a detailed account of the aims and organisation of the AHDS.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/ahds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article alastair dunning ahds jisc kings college london surrey institute of art & design university of essex university of glasgow university of oxford university of york archives cataloguing data data set database framework ict infrastructure preservation research search technology standardisation Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1002 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Domesday Redux: The Rescue of the BBC Domesday Project Videodiscs http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/tna <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/tna#author1">Jeffrey Darlington</a>, <a href="/issue36/tna#author2">Andy Finney</a> and <a href="/issue36/tna#author3">Adrian Pearce</a> describe the groundbreaking BBC Domesday Project of 1986, and explain how its unique multimedia collection has been preserved.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Origins">Origins</h2> <p>William of Normandy, having conquered England, decided in 1086 to take account of his new territory. The result was the Domesday Book (actually more than one), which now resides in the <a href="http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/"> National Archives</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>]. For the BBC, the 900th anniversary in 1986 presented an opportunity to produce a television series, hosted by Michael Wood. A more unusual production was to use the combination of computer and video known as interactive video to produce a kind of modern-day equivalent of William's survey.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/tna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 feature article adrian pearce andy finney jeffrey darlington ansi bbc digital preservation coalition newcastle university open university ordnance survey the national archives uk data archive university of brighton university of essex university of leeds acorn algorithm archives ascii cd-rom copyright data data set database digital preservation digitisation framework jpeg multimedia preservation programming language research search technology software standards tagging url video windows Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 961 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MIMAS Ten Years on http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/mimas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/mimas#author1">Julia Chruszcz</a> looks at the ten years of MIMAS as a JISC-designated national data centre.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/ ">Joint Information Systems Committee</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] was founded by the Higher Education Funding Councils in 1993. It quickly established its sub-committees, one of which, the Information Systems Sub-committee (ISSC), reflected JISC's interest in networked information services and datasets. At its May 1993 meeting, the ISSC designated Manchester and Bath as National Data Centres. (EDINA became a JISC-designated national data centre a few years later).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/mimas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 feature article julia chruszcz british library edina jisc mimas uk data archive ukoln university college london university of essex university of manchester archives hub jisc information environment zetoc archives copac copyright data data set dissemination e-science further education higher education infrastructure jstor portfolio research search technology software url Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 969 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Windows Explorer: The Index Server Companion http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/nt-explorer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/nt-explorer#author1">Brett Burridge</a> describes the Index Server Companion, an application he has created that allows Microsoft Index Server to index content from remote websites and ODBC databases.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft's Index Server is a service supplied with the Windows NT 4.0 Server and Windows 2000 Server products. The service indexes HTML and other content residing on the file system. These indexed files may be queried using a number of techniques, but of particular relevance to web developers is the ability to build completely customised search facilities based on Active Server Pages (ASP) by making use of Index Server's Component Object Model (COM) objects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/nt-explorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 tooled up brett burridge microsoft oracle university of essex adobe apache browser cataloguing css data database doc e-business file sharing html ldap linux microsoft office mobile mysql open source operating system perl php plain text rtf samba search technology software sql sql server standards url web app web browser windows Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 917 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Windows NT Explorer: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/ntexplorer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/ntexplorer#author1">Brett Burridge</a> investigates the use of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), the XML-based protocol that is taking a leading role in the emerging area of Web Services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Previous Windows NT Explorer articles featured in Ariadne have looked at some of the essentials tools and technologies for web development on the Microsoft Windows platform, namely Internet Information Server <a href="#1">[1]</a> and Active Server Pages <a href="#2">[2]</a>. The focus this issue is the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). The protocol is a core technology in the provision of web services across the Internet. While SOAP is not a Microsoft specific technology, the protocol is being embraced by the company as it focuses effort on the provision of web services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/ntexplorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 regular column brett burridge ibm microsoft university of essex w3c apache authentication data database e-business html javascript mobile operating system passwords perl php programming language soap software sql sql server uddi url web app web development web services windows wsdl xml Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 828 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk NT Explorer http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/nt-explorer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/nt-explorer#author1">Brett Burridge</a> Looks at Microsoft's Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft were late to realise the potential of the Internet, so many of their Internet products came about through the acquisition of other companies. In order to advance Windows NT Server as a viable platform for e-commerce, in 1996 Microsoft acquired e-Shop Inc., a small company specialising in e-commerce software. e-Shop's software was integrated into Microsoft Merchant Server 1.0, which subsequently evolved into Microsoft Commerce Server 2.0. Version 3.0 was released in early 1998, and added support for Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 and Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/nt-explorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 tooled up brett burridge amazon microsoft oracle university of essex university of sussex browser cataloguing content management cookie data data mining database e-business graphics java perl personalisation research search technology software sql sql server standards url web resources windows Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 762 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/planet-sosig#author1">Adam Guy</a> writes about the Question Bank service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The purpose of this article is to introduce The Question Bank contents and situate the resource in the context of its Information Space, that is its relationship to other projects that aim to make social surveys more accessible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 regular column adam guy jisc microsoft mimas nhs ukoln university college london university of bath university of essex university of manchester university of southampton university of surrey w3c sosig adobe algorithm archives bibliographic data browser copyright css data data management data set database dhtml dissemination document format dom dublin core dublin core metadata initiative file format framework graphics html hypertext infrastructure internet explorer intranet javascript mac os metadata microdata ms word nesstar ocr operating system optical character recognition rae rdf repositories research resource description schema search technology software standards thesaurus url vocabularies web browser web resources windows xml Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 664 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Windows NT Explorer http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/nt-explorer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/nt-explorer#author1">Brett Burridge</a> on Internet Information Server (IIS 4.0)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>IIS has been around for quite some time now. IIS 2.0 can be found on the Windows NT 4.0 Server installation CD-ROM. This version of IIS was pretty basic, and changing advanced settings usually involved messing around with the Windows registry. Version 3.0 was little different from 2.0, but it did see the introduction of server-side scripting through the use of the innovative Active Server Pages <a href="#1">[1]</a>. By contrast, version 4.0 of IIS saw a radical change to the application. IIS 4.0 sported a completely new user interface, a host of new features, and improved reliability.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/nt-explorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 tooled up brett burridge jisc microsoft oracle ukoln university of bath university of essex access control apache browser cache cataloguing cd-rom copyright data data management database e-business ftp html internet explorer intranet java operating system passwords perl personalisation scripting language search technology software sql sql server standards url web app web browser web services windows xml Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 642 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Report on "Institutional Web Management Next Steps" Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the latest "Institutional Web Management Workshop," this year called: "The Next Steps."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The "<em>Institutional Web Management: The Next Steps</em>" workshop took place at Goldsmiths College, London on 7-9 September 1999. This was the third annual event for institutional web managers which has been organised by UK Web Focus. The first workshop was held over 2 day (16/17 July 1997) at Kings College London. As described in the workshop report published in Ariadne <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> the event attracted a total of 95 participants. The workshop provided a valuable opportunity for web editors to meet their peers at other institutions and compare experiences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 tooled up brian kelly amazon ciac goldsmiths college jisc kings college london microsoft newcastle university open university rnib ukerna ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of essex university of glasgow university of kent university of oxford university of ulster w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility apache archives authentication browser content management copyright css data database digital media e-business flash higher education html hypertext internet explorer intranet java ldap mailbase metadata mobile ms word multimedia open source opera operating system portal rdf repositories research search technology smil software solaris url video web browser web development web services windows xml xslt Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 645 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: UK University Search Engines http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/webwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/webwatch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> explores the search facilities used by UK university Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the previous issue of Ariadne an analysis of 404 error messages provided on UK University web sites was carried out <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>. In this issue an analysis of indexing software used to provide searches on UK University web sites is given.</p> <p>Although the WebWatch project <a href="#ref-02">[2]</a> has finished, UKOLN will continue to carry out occasional surveys across UK HE web sites and publish reports in Ariadne. This will enable trends to be observed and documented. We hope the reports will be of interest to managers of institutional web sites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/webwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 tooled up brian kelly amazon jisc microsoft ucisa ukoln university college london university of arizona university of bath university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of essex university of leeds university of surrey gnu archives ascii copyright database digital library higher education html licence mailbase ms word opac open source research search technology software standards url web resources web services z39.50 Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 646 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Windows NT Explorer http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/nt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/nt#author1">Brett Burridge</a> discusses Active Server Pages (ASP) - one of the most useful facilities provided by Windows NT server.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This column is intended to bring users' attention to the value of employing Windows NT server technology within their institution. This issue covers Active Server Pages (ASP) - one of the most useful benefits of having a Windows NT based web server.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/nt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 tooled up brett burridge microsoft university of essex browser cataloguing cookie copyright data database html hypertext intranet javascript ldap licence linux operating system perl php programming language scripting language search technology software sql sql server url web app web browser web development windows x.500 Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 619 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Windows NT Explorer http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/nt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/nt#author1">Brett Burridge</a> introduces his regular column on Windows NT with a description of Site Server's search facility.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <p>In this new column, I hope to bring users' attention to the value of employing Windows NT server technology within their institution. While Windows NT has its fair share of problems, there is no denying that the quality of server-side software available for this platform has improved enormously in the last 12 months.</p> <p>Kicking off, this article examines the use of Microsoft's Site Server 3.0 <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> to provide a sophisticated web based search solution for your institution.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/nt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 tooled up brett burridge microsoft university of essex adobe browser cataloguing database doc html java linux microsoft office schema search technology software standards url web development windows Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 595 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 Metadata: Cataloguing Theory and Internet Subject-based Information Gateways http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/metadata#author1">Ann Chapman</a>, <a href="/issue18/metadata#author2">Michael Day</a>, and <a href="/issue18/metadata#author3">Debra Hiom</a> compare library cataloguing concepts and ROADS Template creation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 regular column ann chapman debra hiom michael day british library ifla ilrt iso oclc ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of essex elib sosig aacr2 adobe archives bibliographic data cataloguing data database dublin core framework html identifier isbd java lcsh marc medical subject headings metadata mobile research resource description resource discovery search technology software standards subject gateway subject heading thesaurus video Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 568 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/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><a name="govt"> </a></h2><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 news and events philip hunter becta birmingham city university jisc sheffield hallam university ukoln university of essex university of manchester elib heron nesli copac copyright data set database higher education infrastructure jena licence multimedia opac research software Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 503 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Press Release – JISC / Caul Collaboration Agreement http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/kelly-press <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue10/kelly-press#author1">Kelly Russell</a> outlines the collaboration between JISC and CAUL, and announces the appointment of the post of International Co-ordinator.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following the recent international conference on the Global Digital Library held in London 16/17 June, representatives from the UK Joint Information Systems Committee met with colleagues from the Council of Australian University Librarians to consolidate an agreement for co-operation which was initiated in the autumn of 1996. JISC/CAUL collaboration began in October 1996 when it was agreed that the current technological and economic climate made collaborative work possible, attractive and increasingly necessary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/kelly-press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue10 feature article kelly russell cni coalition for networked information de montfort university griffith university jisc kings college london university of essex elib digital library framework higher education infrastructure intellectual property software Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 351 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk r·cade: Resource Centre for Access to Data on Europe http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/rcade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue10/rcade#author1">Sharon Bolton</a> describes r-cade, an interdisciplinary resource centre that helps researchers and analysts to identify and acquire data for the European Social Sciences.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/rcade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue10 review sharon bolton oracle university of durham university of essex archives cd-rom data data set database higher education preservation rdbms research resource management software Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 363 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Around the Table: Social Sciences http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/around-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/around-table#author1">Debra Hiom</a> from SOSIG takes us on a guided tour of major Internet-based Social Science resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/around-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 regular column debra hiom australian national university council of european social science data archives edina university of essex university of southampton elib sosig archives bibliographic data cataloguing data data set database ftp mailbase research search technology web resources Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 336 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Data Archive at the University of Essex http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/essex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/essex#author1">Denise Lievesley</a> and <a href="/issue7/essex#author2">Bridget Winstanley</a> describe this national resource centre for computer-readable data in the social sciences and humanities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Abstract">Abstract</h3> <p>This paper provides a background to the development and ongoing activities of data archives in general and The Data Archive (formerly known as the ESRC Data Archive) at the University of Essex in particular. It describes the main activities involved in running the Archive and explores the benefits for both data producers and data users of a central repository of data. It touches on the growth of The Data Archive in recent years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/essex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 project update bridget winstanley denise lievesley cessda council of european social science data archives uk data archive university of essex university of manchester university of york accessibility archives bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing data data management data set database digitisation dissemination foi framework information retrieval infrastructure open access preservation repositories research search technology software thesaurus usability visualisation Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 245 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Net Gains for Digital Researchers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/digital-researchers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/digital-researchers#author1">Amy Friedlander</a>, the editor of D-Lib, looks at, and towards, some of the benefits of the Web and digital technology towards how we do and present research.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Predicting the future is a risky business. On the one hand, the current instantiation of the Internet and the World Wide Web interfaces will one day become obsolete -- perhaps sooner than we think. On the other hand, some configuration of networked digital information technologies is here to stay. Moreover, many of the tools and behaviors that arise to tap the web's potential will migrate as the underlying technologies evolve. Thus, the Internet is far more than a set of data transfer protocols operating over a series of leased lines, packet switches, and servers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/digital-researchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 feature article amy friedlander d-lib magazine library of congress university of essex jisc information environment perseus archives ascii copyright data data set database digital library gis information retrieval interoperability jstor knowledge base multimedia research search technology sgml standards thesaurus video visualisation vocabularies Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 140 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk