Overview of content related to 'cranfield university' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13741/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Hita-Hita: Open Access and Institutional Repositories in Japan Ten Years On http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/tsuchide-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/tsuchide-et-al#author1">Ikuko Tsuchide</a>, <a href="/issue71/tsuchide-et-al#author2">Yui Nishizono</a>, <a href="/issue71/tsuchide-et-al#author3">Masako Suzuki</a>, <a href="/issue71/tsuchide-et-al#author4">Shigeki Sugita</a>, <a href="/issue71/tsuchide-et-al#author5">Kazuo Yamamoto</a> and <a href="/issue71/tsuchide-et-al#author6">Hideki Uchijima</a> introduce a number of ideas and projects that have enhanced the progress of the Open Access movement and institutional repositories in Japan over the last ten years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In Japan, Chiba University established the country's first institutional repository, CURATOR [<a href="#1">1</a>] in 2003. Since then, over the last 10 years or so, more than 300 universities and research institutions have set up repositories and the number of full-text items on repositories has exceeded one million [<a href="#2">2</a>]. All the contents are available on Japanese Institutional Repositories Online (JAIRO) [<a href="#3">3</a>] operated by the National Institute of Informatics (NII) [<a href="#4">4</a>] in Japan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/tsuchide-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 feature article hideki uchijima ikuko tsuchide kazuo yamamoto masako suzuki shigeki sugita yui nishizono asahikawa medical university cranfield university digital repository federation hokkaido university kagoshima university national institute of informatics osaka university otaru university of commerce sherpa sherpa-leap university of tokyo university of tsukuba repositories support project romeo rsp wikipedia archives bibliographic data blog cataloguing cloud computing copyright data database digitisation dissemination facebook higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository metadata open access repositories research search technology standardisation twitter Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:03:28 +0000 lisrw 2480 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SUSHI: Delivering Major Benefits to JUSP http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/meehan-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/meehan-et-al#author1">Paul Meehan</a>, <a href="/issue70/meehan-et-al#author2">Paul Needham</a> and <a href="/issue70/meehan-et-al#author3">Ross MacIntyre</a> explain the enormous time and cost benefits in using SUSHI to support rapid gathering of journal usage reports into the JUSP service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A full-scale implementation of the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) would not be possible without the automated data harvesting afforded by the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) protocol. Estimated time savings in excess of 97% compared with manual file handling have allowed JUSP to expand its service to more than 35 publishers and 140 institutions by September 2012. An in-house SUSHI server also allows libraries to download quality-checked data from many publishers via JUSP, removing the need to visit numerous Web sites. The protocol thus affords enormous cost and time benefits for the centralised JUSP service and for all participating institutions. JUSP has also worked closely with many publishers to develop and implement SUSHI services, pioneering work to benefit both the publishers and the UK HE community.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-meehan-et-al/jusp-logo.png" style="width: 145px; height: 133px;" title="Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)" /></p> <h2 id="JUSP:_Background_to_the_Service">JUSP: Background to the Service</h2> <p>The management of journal usage statistics can be an onerous task at the best of times. The introduction of the COUNTER [<a href="#1">1</a>] Code of Practice in 2002 was a major step forward, allowing libraries to collect consistent, audited statistics from publishers. By July 2012, 125 publishers offered the JR1 report, providing the number of successful full-text downloads. In the decade since COUNTER reports became available, analysis of the reports has become increasingly important, with library managers, staff and administrators increasingly forced to examine journal usage to inform and rationalise purchasing and renewal decisions.</p> <p>In 2004, JISC Collections commissioned a report [<a href="#2">2</a>] which concluded that there was a definite demand for a usage statistics portal for the UK HE community; with some sites subscribing to more than 100 publishers, just keeping track of access details and downloading reports was becoming a significant task in itself, much less analysing the figures therein. There followed a report into the feasibility of establishing a ‘Usage Statistics Service’ carried out by Key Perspectives Limited and in 2008 JISC issued an ITT (Invitation To Tender). By early 2009 a prototype service, known as the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) had been developed by a consortium including Evidence Base at Birmingham City University, Cranfield University, JISC Collections and Mimas at The University of Manchester; the prototype featured a handful of publishers and three institutions. However, despite a centralised service appearing feasible [<a href="#3">3</a>], the requirement to download and process data in spreadsheet format, and the attendant time taken, still precluded a full-scale implementation across UK HE.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="COUNTER" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-meehan-et-al/counter-header.png" style="width: 640px; height: 45px;" title="COUNTER" /></p> <p>Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice in 2009 however mandated the use of the newly-introduced Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) protocol [<a href="#4">4</a>], a mechanism for the machine-to-machine transfer of COUNTER-compliant reports; this produced dramatic efficiencies of time and cost in the gathering of data from publishers. The JUSP team began work to implement SUSHI for a range of publishers and expanded the number of institutions. By September 2012, the service had grown significantly, whilst remaining free at point of use, and encompassed 148 participating institutions, and 35 publishers. To date more than 100 million individual points of data have been collected by JUSP, all via SUSHI, a scale that would have been impossible without such a mechanism in place or without massive additional staff costs.</p> <p>JUSP offers much more than basic access to publisher statistics, however; the JUSP Web site [<a href="#5">5</a>] details the numerous reports and analytical tools on offer, together with detailed user guides and support materials. The cornerstone of the service though is undeniably its SUSHI implementation, both in terms of gathering the COUNTER JR1 and JR1a data and - as developed more recently - its own SUSHI server, enabling institutions to re-harvest data into their own library management tools for local analysis.</p> <h2 id="JUSP_Approach_to_SUSHI_Development_and_Implementation">JUSP Approach to SUSHI Development and Implementation</h2> <p>Once the decision was made to scale JUSP into a full service, the development of SUSHI capability became of paramount importance. The team had been able to handle spreadsheets of data on a small scale, but the expected upscale to 100+ institutions and multiple publishers within a short time frame meant that this would very quickly become unmanageable and costly in staff time and effort - constraints that were proving to be a source of worry at many institutions too: while some sites could employ staff whose role revolved around usage stats gathering and analysis, this was not possible at every institution, nor especially straightforward for institutions juggling dozens, if not hundreds, of publisher agreements and deals.</p> <p>Two main issues were immediately apparent in the development of the SUSHI software. Firstly, there was a lack of any standard SUSHI client software that we could use or adapt, and, more worryingly, the lack of SUSHI support at a number of major publishers. While many publishers use an external company or platform such as Atypon, MetaPress or HighWire to collect and provide usage statistics, others had made little or no progress in implementing SUSHI support by late 2009 - where SUSHI servers were in place these were often untested or unused by consumers.</p> <p>An ultimate aim for JUSP was to develop a single piece of software that would seamlessly interact with any available SUSHI repository and download data for checking and loading into JUSP. However, the only client software available by 2009 was written and designed to work in the Windows environment, or used Java, which can be very complex to work with and of which the JUSP team had limited expertise. The challenge therefore became to develop a much simpler set of code using Perl and/or PHP, common and simple programming languages which were much more familiar to the JUSP team.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/meehan-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article paul meehan paul needham ross macintyre birmingham city university cranfield university elsevier intute jisc jisc collections mimas niso university of manchester university of oxford jusp nesli pirus2 zetoc archives authentication csv data data set database digital library dublin core html identifier interoperability java multimedia openurl passwords perl php portal raptor repositories research shibboleth software standards sushi windows xml Wed, 05 Dec 2012 17:54:19 +0000 lisrw 2396 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ONIX for Licensing Terms: Standards for the Electronic Communication of Usage Terms http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/green-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/green-et-al#author1">Francis Cave</a>, <a href="/issue50/green-et-al#author2">Brian Green</a> and <a href="/issue50/green-et-al#author3">David Martin</a> describe the purpose, development and potential of standards for the electronic communication of licensing terms between publishers, libraries and other licensees.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With an increasing number of publications being made available digitally, and new supply chains and business models emerging for trading them, an urgent need has been identified for a standard way of expressing and communicating usage terms, and linking those terms to the publications.</p> <p>Reflecting the development pattern of the markets, this need was first identified in the scholarly journals sector. More recently, a similar requirement has been articulated for the communication of usage terms between publishers' digital repositories and search engines such as Google.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/green-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 feature article brian green david martin francis cave cranfield university editeur google jisc loughborough university niso university of washington data digital library digital media digital repositories ejournal framework interoperability licence metadata onix onix-pl ontologies research resource management schema search technology standards xml xml schema Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1290 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk RDN Timeline http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom/timeline.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Debra Hiom provides a timeline of the RDN's development, which accompanies <a href="/issue47/hiom">her main article</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <ul> <li><a name="1"></a>January 1994 - ESRC funds SOSIG as a pilot project - <a href="/issue47/hiom#introduction">return to text</a></li> <li><a name="2"></a>June 1994 - SOSIG subject gateway demonstrator goes live with 300 records</li> <li><a name="3"></a>Spring 1995 - EEVL, OMNI and SOSIG awarded funding under the eLib Programme: Access to Networked Resources.<br /> </li></ul><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/hiom/timeline.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article debra hiom cranfield university intute jisc university of manchester wellcome trust eevl elib sosig subject portals project research resource discovery subject gateway Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:50:13 +0000 admin 2146 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Successful Academic Librarian http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/town-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/town-rvw#author1">Stephen Town</a> finds this US multi-author work may not meet the needs of readers in the UK, and offers some ideas which a UK version might incorporate.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Never judge a book by its cover? In this case the cover contains some apt symbolism for what one might expect from this US multi-author text. Presumably the picture on the front is supposed to be the eponymous 'successful academic librarian', well-groomed and smartly suited, climbing the rungs of the career ladder. The aluminium ladder itself looks more suitable for DIY, but perhaps this is also accurate, as this work is very much a positive view of how to take your career in hand and develop it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/town-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 review stephen town cranfield university bibliographic data framework research Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1244 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Developing the New Learning Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/town-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/town-rvw#author1">Stephen Town</a> welcomes this new text on a key issue for the future of academic librarians, and suggests some broader questions for consideration.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This work promises to 'capture' and 'critically discuss' the changing support role of librarians in the current 'rapidly changing environment' where boundaries between roles are 'becoming increasingly blurred'. There is clearly a market for such a work, given that librarians in many educational contexts are indeed faced with new forms of learning environment and a significant growth in electronic, distance and blended learning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/town-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review stephen town cranfield university jisc sconul university of sheffield inlei e-learning framework knowledge management repositories research vle Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1224 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL Xtra: The Hidden Web at Your Fingertips http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> looks at the latest service from EEVL.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="EEVL_Xtra_-_In_a_Nutshell">EEVL <em>X</em>tra - In a Nutshell</h2> <p>EEVL <em>X</em>tra [<a href="#1">1</a>] is an exciting new, free service which helps people find articles, books, the best Web sites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 regular column roddy macleod british library cornell university cranfield university heriot-watt university institute of physics jisc national library of wales national science foundation oai university of birmingham university of cambridge eevl eprints uk subject portals project zetoc archives bibliographic data cataloguing copac data database ejournal eprints ict national library oai-pmh portal research resource discovery search technology software z39.50 Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1169 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: New Hot Topic In-depth Reports Now Available http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> looks at some recent developments to the EEVL service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Hot_Topics">Hot Topics</h2> <p>EEVL, the Internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing, provides access to a wide range of information on the three subjects covered through its Internet Resource Catalogue and various additional services. <a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/hottopics.htm">Hot Topics</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>], a new feature added recently, gives access to in-depth reports on topical engineering and technology issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 regular column roddy macleod bbc cranfield university jisc university of birmingham eevl bibliographic data cataloguing database digital preservation graphics preservation privacy resource discovery search technology url xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1145 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk United Kingdom Serials Group Conference 2005 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/uksg2005-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/uksg2005-rpt#author1">Sarah Pearson</a> reports on the annual 3-day UK Serials Group (UKSG) conference recently held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="toc"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/uksg2005-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 event report sarah pearson australian national university cranfield university elsevier google jisc newcastle university oucs oxford university computing services oxford university press stm university college london university of birmingham university of oxford university of southampton wellcome trust nesli aggregation archives authentication blog cataloguing copyright data database digitisation dissemination e-learning ebook ejournal google scholar institutional repository intellectual property interoperability licence open access portal rae repositories research resource management sfx vle Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1152 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: Four Search Engines and a Plaque http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> looks at some recent developments to the EEVL service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>If the title of this column caused you to anticipate a new blockbuster featuring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, then I apologise. It's far more interesting than that!</p> <h2 id="Four_Search_Engines">Four Search Engines</h2> <p>Four new search engines from EEVL make it possible to search the content of over 250 free full-text ejournals in Engineering, Mathematics and Computing. EEVL's Ejournal Search Engines (EESE) are divided according to subject content.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 regular column roddy macleod cilip cranfield university iso jisc university of birmingham eevl archives cataloguing data e-learning ejournal html linux research resource discovery search technology Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1117 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/town-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/town-rvw#author1">Stephen Town</a> considers this new multi-author volume, appreciates its many qualities and reflects on the key issues for library staff development in the digital future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This book promises to address the place of staff development in the current and future strategic management of academic libraries. The editor has assembled an impressive cast of those who are active in this field, and the authors are well able to reflect state of the art thinking. The book is informed by their close association with innovative staff development initiatives, some through involvement with the SCONUL (Society of College, National &amp; University Libraries) Advisory Committee on Staffing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/town-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 review stephen town cranfield university jisc nhs sconul higher education research Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1047 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News and Enhancements http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> and <a href="/issue36/eevl#author2">Lesa Ng</a> provide us with the news and developments from EEVL.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is an award-winning free service, which provides quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet. It is created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK, lead by Heriot Watt University.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 regular column lesa ng roddy macleod cranfield university edina heriot-watt university jisc nottingham trent university ukoln university of birmingham eevl subject portals project accessibility cataloguing collection development copyright database further education html javascript personalisation rdf resource discovery rss search technology software url Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 972 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Climbing the Scholarly Publishing Mountain With SHERPA http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/sherpa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/sherpa#author1">John MacColl</a> and <a href="/issue33/sherpa#author2">Stephen Pinfield</a> explore the SHERPA project, which is concentrating on making e-prints available online.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>JISC announced its FAIR Programme (Focus on Access to Institutional Resources) in January of this year. The central objective of the Programme is to test ways of releasing institutionally-produced content onto the web. FAIR describes its scope as:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/sherpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 feature article john maccoll stephen pinfield ahds birkbeck college british library cranfield university d-lib magazine edinburgh napier university elsevier ilrt jisc jisc collections loughborough university manchester metropolitan university oai oais oclc robert gordon university sherpa ukoln university college london university of aberdeen university of bath university of birmingham university of bristol university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of greenwich university of hull university of leeds university of london university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton university of strathclyde university of surrey university of york vads accessing the virtual museum daedalus dner harvesting the fitzwilliam jisc information environment accessibility archives cataloguing copyright data digital archive digital preservation dissemination dublin core electronic theses eprints further education higher education infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability licence metadata oai-pmh open access open archives initiative open source preservation repositories research rss search technology software standards url z39.50 Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 910 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Roddy Macleod manager of the EEVL project explains the new profile, new office: and coming soon: a new service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is a free service, and is funded by JISC through the <a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">Resource Discovery Network</a> (RDN).</p> <h3 id="New_profile">New profile</h3> <p>In previous Ariadne columns I have introduced EEVL as "the UK guide to quality engineering information on the Internet". From the background information above, you will see that it is now referred to as the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. Why the change, and, for those who may have heard of it, what has happened to 'EMC'?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 regular column roddy macleod cranfield university heriot-watt university imperial college london jisc nottingham trent university sheffield hallam university university of birmingham university of manchester university of sheffield university of ulster dner eevl failte sosig bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing database e-learning ejournal portal resource discovery search technology software standards url Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 756 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL Backs a Winner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Roddy MacLeod and the team celebrate their 5th birthday with a day at the races, and supply some EEVL News Nuggets.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a>: is the UK guide to quality engineering information on the Internet. It is a free service, and is funded by JISC through the <a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">Resource Discovery Network</a> (RDN).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 regular column roddy macleod cranfield university heriot-watt university jisc dner eevl failte bibliographic data cataloguing e-learning resource discovery search technology url Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 733 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News Nuggets http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> and <a href="/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html#author2">Linda Kerr</a> with news relating to the EMC Hubs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background">Background</h3> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a>: the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library, is the UK-based, free guide to engineering information on the Internet.</p> <h3 id="Recent_news">Recent news</h3> <p>In the last issue of Ariadne I reported on a number of recent EEVL developments. &nbsp; Once again, I am very pleased to use this forum to announce some more new features.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 regular column linda kerr roddy macleod cranfield university heriot-watt university eevl bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing research search technology subject heading Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 709 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Foraging_for_a_Good_Read:_Book_Forager_Goes_Live">Foraging for a Good Read: Book Forager Goes Live</h2> <p><br />It is August 2000; the UK is enjoying the driest, sunniest summer this century. You are in the library trying to find a book which isunorthodox, very realistic but also quite funny, set in Spain. You go over to the public access terminal and input details of the kind of read you need to match your mood, and the computer comes up with ten suggestions for you to try.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 news and events philip hunter birmingham city university british library cranfield university jisc jisc collections library of congress mpeg oxford university press south bank university university of oxford dner archives bibliographic data bibliographic database data database digital audio digital library digitisation further education geospatial data gif gis higher education jpeg library management systems licence mp3 preservation realaudio research software standards thesaurus url wav Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 719 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: EMC Update http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/eevl/emc.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/eevl/emc.html#author1">Sheridan Dunkley</a> on the partnership between Islington Libraries, London, and CyberSkills.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Engineering, Mathematics and Computing Hub (EMC) is part of the national Resource Discovery Network (RDN), and has been in existence for seven months.&nbsp; Of course, EEVL, the engineering gateway, has been operational for three-and-a-half years.&nbsp; The EMC Hub can be viewed as a collection of gateways (which may eventually become portals) with technical facilities and some co-ordination provided by Heriot-Watt University, rather than a new gateway in itself.&nbsp; The gateways in the Hub benefit greatly from the institutional support from Heriot-Watt University (EEVL), Cranfield Un</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/eevl/emc.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 regular column sheridan dunkley cranfield university heriot-watt university jisc university of birmingham eevl higher education portal resource discovery Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 688 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News Nuggets http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/eevl/ariadne2.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/eevl/ariadne2.html#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the use of third-party web services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background">Background</h3> <p>EEVL: the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library, is the UK-based, free gateway to engineering information on the Internet.&nbsp; It is part of the&nbsp;<a name="2"></a>EMC Hub, which in turn is part of the&nbsp;<a name="3"></a>Resource Discovery Network (RDN), a national initiative to provide effective access to high quality Internet resources for the UK learning and research communities..&nbsp; EEVL is a&nbsp;<a name="4"></a>JISC funded service.</p> <h3 id="Recent_news">Recent news</h3> <p>There seems to be quite a lot of news to report from the EEVL camp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/eevl/ariadne2.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 tooled up brian kelly cranfield university edina heriot-watt university jisc eevl archives bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing database ejournal portal portfolio research resource discovery search technology Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 689 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Aerade http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/aerade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/aerade#author1">John Harrington</a>, <a href="/issue22/aerade#author2">Karyn Meaden</a> and <a href="/issue22/aerade#author3">Emma Turner</a> introduce Aerade, an EEVL-related service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>AERADE has been developed by a team of information specialists from the Library at Cranfield and the Library at the Royal Military College of Science (RMCS), Shrivenham. It has grown out of the aerospace section of the CRUISE (Cranfield University Site Explorer) subject gateway at Cranfield, which focuses on the subjects researched and taught at the Cranfield Campus, and DEVISE (Defence Virtual Information Service) at RMCS. This provides users with access to military and defence Internet resources. AERADE exists in two forms – AERADE at EEVL and AERADE at Cranfield.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/aerade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article emma turner john harrington karyn meaden cranfield university jisc eevl archives bibliographic data database html identifier research resource discovery software subject gateway url Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 660 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: A Survey of Institutional Web Gateways http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> surveys institutional web gateways.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In September 1999 the author ran a 90 minutes hands-on session on <em>Managing Your Institutional Web Gateway</em> <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> at the JANET User Support Workshop which was held at the University of Plymouth. The materials for included a series of exercises in which the participants were asked to go to their own institutional home page, find the main page which contains links to external web resources and comment on the resource. After reviewing their own web site, they were then asked to look at a number of other university web sites and repeat the exercise.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 tooled up brian kelly cranfield university ilrt jisc microsoft ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of exeter university of leeds university of london university of oxford university of plymouth university of southampton university of sunderland university of sussex university of wales university of warwick elib cataloguing cd-rom collection development copyright database higher education html java mailbase open source portal resource discovery search technology software url web resources Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 671 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL Eye on Engineering http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The EEVL Team explore patent information web sites, the latest EEVL news, etc.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following the success of the subject gateways, developed as part of the eLib programme, JISC will fund a three-year programme which will expand the subject gateways model to cover all subject areas on a broadly faculty-hub basis. As part of this Resource Discovery Network (RDN), EEVL <a href="#ref-02">[01]</a> and Heriot-Watt University successfully bid to establish an Engineering, Mathematics and Computing (EMC) 'Hub' (a focused collection of gateways).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 regular column roddy macleod cranfield university heriot-watt university jisc university of edinburgh eevl elib cataloguing copyright resource discovery search technology url Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 613 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Bibliotecas Universitarias Consorcio http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/eevl/seminar.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Agnès Guyon reports on a seminar in Aveiro, Portugal, 26th and 27th April 1999.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>EEVL was invited to present a paper at the Bibliotecas Universitárias em Consórcio (University Libraries in Consortium) seminar, held 26 - 27 April 1999&nbsp;at the University of Aveiro <a href="#ref-01">[01]</a>. The seminar was organised by RUBi - Rede Universitária de Bibliotecas e Informação (Universities' Libraries and Information Network) <a href="#ref-02">[02]</a>. RUBi is intended to be "a logical structure that provides an Integrated Information Management, in a progressive manner, through new ways of co-operative work and resources sharing".</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/eevl/seminar.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 event report agnes guyon bldsc british library cranfield university heriot-watt university university of sheffield eevl cataloguing database digital library dissemination national library research software url Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 625 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Electronic Document Delivery: A Trial in an Academic Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/edd <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 two-part article, <a href="/issue10/edd#author1">Fiona Williams</a> describes the trials of various electronic document delivery systems in University of Bath Library and Learning Centre over the last few years. A review of the latest trial, between BL Urgent Action Service and TU DELFT, as well as an overall comparison with the Blackwell's Uncover Service will be given in the next issue of Ariadne.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/edd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue10 feature article fiona williams british library cranfield university university of bath bibliographic data cataloguing copyright database ftp passwords research search technology Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 350 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Access V Holdings, Cranfield http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/cranfield <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/cranfield#author1">Sarah Ashton</a> reports on an event of interest to the Document Delivery community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I can only apologise for the brevity of parts of this report, and offer my excuses in the Sideline column in issue 7 of Ariadne (mid-January 1997). For reasons to be revealed there, I missed the first half of the Access v Holdings seminar, held at Cranfield University on 30th October 1996.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/cranfield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report sarah ashton cranfield university iso microsoft copyright database research search technology software video z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 206 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk