Overview of content related to 'newcastle university' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/13827/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Book Review: The New Digital Scholar - Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing Practices of NextGen Students http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/robinson-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/robinson-rvw#author1">Julia Robinson</a> reviews a substantial and timely collection of essays related to the research and writing practices of NextGen students. Expressing a call for change in the way educators approach Information Literacy teaching, this book invites the reader to redefine, re-evaluate and reflect on what we think we know about students’ research practices today.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>McClure and Purdy bring together a mix of perspectives, from librarians and lecturers to professors and programmers, to give voice to the very timely concern in Information Literacy (IL) teaching, that we are not equipping our students for the future as we hoped. So-called NextGen students are engaging with information online in their personal, social and educational lives in ways that are shaping new approaches to and conceptions of research. At the same time, those teaching IL, whether librarians or writing instructors, are basing lesson plans and interventions on traditional pedagogies, arguably unfit for a research landscape so altered by the pace and change of information technologies. Students, IL instructors and academics occupy different spaces in the digital environment and work at cross-purposes. Traditional IL instruction has encouraged students to understand information sources in binary terms, right or wrong, leaving them disoriented and disengaged as they undertake research. Students should instead be encouraged to see research as a recursive conversation. IL instructors need to collaborate with academics to reposition themselves in this conversation and join students in their digital space at the point of need.</p> <h2 id="Structure_and_Content">Structure and Content</h2> <p>The book is divided into four parts and sixteen chapters (see <a href="#appendix">Appendix</a> for full Table of Contents). In the introduction ‘Understanding the NextGen Researcher’, McClure and Purdy set out their premise that NextGen students are prolific writers, readers and researchers, using a multitude of digital technologies to engage in these activities simultaneously, and:</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"><em>Because digital technologies intertwine research and writing, this book takes as its premise that we – as professionals from a variety of fields – cannot ignore, marginalize </em>(sic)<em>, or leave to others the commitment to understand and help the new digital scholar. In its four parts, this collection explores the facets of that commitment.</em> (p.2)</p> <p>Part One: NextGen Students and the Research Writing ‘Problem’ moves through defining <em>Information Behaviour</em> (Chapter 1), giving a history of the research paper (Chapter 2), identifying key IL frameworks (Chapter 3) and introducing <em>deep learning</em> (Chapter 4). All of these chapters set the scene by providing a broad theoretical basis and shared language with which the reader can access the rest of the book.</p> <p>Most interestingly, McClure defines <em>Information Behaviour</em> as separate and distinct from Information Literacy. He bases his argument on the American Library Association definition of IL, where information-literate people ‘recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information’ [<a href="#1">1</a>]. However, he reframes the ALA’s definition, instead describing it as:</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"><strong><em>A set of abilities requiring individuals to</em></strong> (my emphasis)<em> recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.</em> (p.20)</p> <p>McClure goes on to argue that if IL is a finite set of skills or abilities then <em>Information Behaviour </em>‘is concerned with the complex processes and influences on the information seeker’ (p.20). Whilst his intention to highlight behaviour is laudable, he adapts the definition of IL to make his point. Indeed, many readers in the UK would see a focus on behaviour and influence as inherent to IL, and already accounted for within the term. For example, the SCONUL Seven Pillars Model of Information Literacy states that:</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"><em>Information literate people will demonstrate an awareness of how they gather, use, manage, synthesise and create information and data in an ethical manner and will have the information skills to do so effectively.</em> [<a href="#2">2</a>]</p> <p>Information skills are separate here too, but they are part of IL, they do not constitute IL itself. The focus on how accounts for behaviour. Conceptions of IL are detailed and discussed throughout the book along with related but distinct terms such as <em>Digital Literacy</em>,<em> Multiliteracies</em> (both Chapter 7), <em>Digital Agency</em> (Chapter 9), <em>Hyperliteracy</em> (Chapter 13) and <em>Technological Literacy</em> (Chapter 16).</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/robinson-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 review julia robinson american library association google newcastle university sconul born digital copyright data database framework open access research search technology usability Sat, 06 Jul 2013 20:34:48 +0000 lisrw 2472 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The ARK Project: Analysing Raptor at Kent http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/lyons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/lyons#author1">Leo Lyons</a> describes how University of Kent librarians are benefitting from Raptor's ability to produce e-resource usage statistics and charts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is indisputable that the use of e-resources in university libraries has increased exponentially over the last decade and there would be little disagreement with a prediction that usage is set to continue to increase for the foreseeable future. The majority of students both at undergraduate and post-graduate level now come from a background where online access is the <em>de facto</em> standard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/lyons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article leo lyons cardiff university jisc microsoft newcastle university university of huddersfield university of kent ark project authentication blog cataloguing csv data data set database further education identifier infrastructure internet explorer ldap licence microsoft reporting services mobile native app raptor repositories research sharepoint shibboleth software sql standards wiki xml Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:21:49 +0000 lisrw 2394 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk UK Reading Experience Database http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/reading-exp-db-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/reading-exp-db-rpt#author1">Bethan Ruddock</a> reports from the launch event for the UK Reading Experience Database, held at the Betty Boothroyd Library, the Open University, Milton Keynes, on 24 February 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><!-- v.3 with author's final edits rew --><!-- v.3 with author's final edits rew --><p>I was invited down to the Open University (OU) Betty Boothroyd Library in Milton Keynes for the launch of the UK Reading Experience Database (UK RED) [<a href="#1">1</a>]. I had been asked to attend to talk about the LOCAH Project and Linked Data, but I was also looking forward to learning about the RED Project.</p> <p>This was the first of two launch days, and was designed for librarians, archivists, and information managers. A second launch day for teachers in Higher Education was to be held in London the next day.</p> <h2 id="What_Is_UK_RED">What Is UK RED?</h2> <p>The tagline for UK RED is 'the experience of reading in Britain from 1450 to 1945', and the database brings together reading experiences, making them both searchable and browsable. What is a reading experience? It is evidence of anyone alive between the mid-15th and 20thcenturies having read and interacted with a book or other piece of writing, such as magazines, newspapers, letters - even playbills and advertisements. Ownership alone is not enough; there must be something to show that the person in question actually read the work or at least part of it.</p> <p>This information can be found in a number of places - a printed book review would be an obvious example. The RED team also find many entries in diaries. Such entries can range from simple lists of books that someone has read over the course of a year, to detailed descriptions of when and where they read a particular book, and how they felt about it. Often diary entries are not actually about the book; it is mentioned in passing and in the context of a number of other activities.</p> <p>While the owner's name on the flyleaf is not itself enough to justify a 'reading experience', annotations to the text are, as they show that the person has actually interacted with the text. Of course, you then have to consider whether the person whose name is on the flyleaf is the same as the person doing the annotating!</p> <p>RED is much more than a list of 'people who have read books'. The database aims to bring out as much information as possible about the reading experience. The interface to submit a new entry allows you to specify where the reading was taking place, all the way down to a particular room in a particular house. It also aims to identify if the reading was silent or aloud, alone or with other people; whether the book was owned by the reader, a library book, borrowed, or even stolen. All these data are then used to build up a rich database of information on who was reading what (and how!) in Britain.</p> <p>UK RED is not just concerned with reading experiences within Britain: team members also look at the reading experiences of citizens abroad. <strong>Edmund King</strong>, Research Associate, Reading Experience Database, OU, told us that, as a consequence, there are fascinating examples of what captured British soldiers were reading in prisoner-of-war (POW) camps as well as examples of what they were not allowed to read. Books in Welsh and Pakistani were banned, as well as atlases and anything about the Russian revolution. I do not know if there are corresponding records for what prisoners in UK POW camps were forbidden to read, but it would be very interesting to find out.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/reading-exp-db-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 event report bethan ruddock ahrc eduserv jisc mimas newcastle university open university talis ukoln university of manchester university of oxford archives hub dbpedia locah lucero wikipedia apache archives bibliographic data blog cataloguing copac copyright data data set database dissemination flickr higher education intellectual property linked data linux open source php provenance research software sparql sql twitter video Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1629 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/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> <p><a name="headlines"></a><a name="events1"></a></p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 news and events richard waller arl association of research libraries bbc becta birkbeck college cardiff university cni coalition for networked information dcc edina elsevier hefce institute of physics jisc massachusetts institute of technology mcn mla national science foundation newcastle university oai open university oxford university computing services research information network tasi university of edinburgh university of leeds university of london university of manchester university of oxford powr apache apache license archives bibliographic data copyright css data database digital library digital repositories dspace dublin core e-learning e-science fedora commons framework further education higher education ict infrastructure interoperability licence metadata national library open access open source open standard photoshop podcast portal preservation repositories research rss saml search technology software standards web 2.0 web development web resources web services wiki Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1420 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Global Research Library 2020 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/grl2020-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/grl2020-rpt#author1">Jessie Hey</a> and <a href="/issue54/grl2020-rpt#author2">David Pearson</a> report on a series of strategic workshops on the Global Research Library 2020 - the first of which, the Willows Lodge Workshop, was held in the Pacific North West of the US in the Autumn of 2007.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Welcome_to_the_Future_and_Day_One">Welcome to the Future and Day One</h2> <p>Research, scholarship, science, and discovery have been transformed by the Internet and communication technologies across all sectors on a global basis. In order for research libraries to play a central role in this increasingly multi-institutional and cross-sector environment, we must find new approaches for how they operate and add value to research and discovery on a global basis. This was a rare opportunity to make a start on thinking longer term with invitees from across sectors and across countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/grl2020-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 event report david pearson jessie hey fao jisc microsoft national science foundation newcastle university university of london university of southampton university of washington blog cloud computing data digital repositories ejournal infrastructure open access preservation repositories research web 2.0 Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1375 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/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> <p><a name="headlines"></a><a name="events1"></a></p> <h3 id="Introduction_to_Federated_Searching_Technology_and_Developments">Introduction to Federated Searching Technology &amp; Developments</h3> <p>Date: 11 May 2007<br />Venue: Conference Room, Southport College, Mornington Road, Southport, PR9 0TT<br />Delegate Fee: £50.00</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 news and events richard waller ahrc amazon british library british museum cerlim cilip edge hill university google imperial college london jisc kings college london microsoft mla newcastle university nhs oclc sakai tilburg university ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of london university of york w3c iwmw jisc information environment accessibility algorithm amazon web services api archives blog born digital cataloguing cd-rom collection development copyright data data set digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination e-learning e-science framework further education higher education ict information architecture infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer interoperability knowledge management metadata microformats mobile national library open access open source podcast portal preservation rdf rdfa repositories research resource sharing rss search technology social software software standardisation tagging usability video videoconferencing virtual research environment web 2.0 web app web development web portal web services wiki xcri xhtml xml xslt youtube Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1318 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk IWMW 2006: Quality Matters http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/iwmw-2006-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/iwmw-2006-rpt#author1">Adrian Stevenson</a> reports on the 10th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Bath over 14-16 June 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 10th Institutional Web Management Workshop (<a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2006/">IWMW 2006</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] returned to its spiritual home in Bath this year, headquarters of the workshop organisers UKOLN [<a href="#2">2</a>] and the venue of the fourth IWMW workshop held in 2000. It was the first workshop to be chaired by Marieke Guy following nine years with Brian Kelly at the helm from its inception in 1997.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/iwmw-2006-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 event report adrian stevenson amazon cetis eduserv google harvard university iso jisc london school of economics ncsa newcastle university oclc oss watch robert gordon university talis terminalfour ukoln university of aberdeen university of bath university of huddersfield university of leeds university of manchester university of wales university of york w3c e-framework iwmw jisc information environment wikipedia accessibility aggregation ajax archives blog browser cataloguing content management cookie creative commons data database digital repositories e-government e-learning e-research firefox flickr framework further education gif google maps google scholar gopher graphics html instant messaging intellectual property interoperability intranet mailbase marc mashup metadata microformats moodle multimedia open source opml podcast portal research rss search technology semantic web smil sms soa software standards streaming sword protocol tagging usability video vle web 2.0 web app web development web services wiki xcri xhtml xml Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1255 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 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 Digital Resources for the Humanities http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/drh2004-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/drh2004-rpt#author1">Alastair Dunning</a> reviews for us this year's conference on Digital Resources in the Humanities held at the University of Newcastle over 5-8 September 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Project Management: Can there be a duller two words to start off any kind of article? Well, possibly 'economic costing' or 'stakeholder pensions', but project management is not far behind. But judging from presentations given at this year's Digital Resources in the Humanities Conference, it's a term with which many of those undertaking digitisation projects are going to have to become familiar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/drh2004-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 event report alastair dunning ahds kings college london newcastle university university of glasgow university of gloucestershire university of lancaster university of oxford university of sheffield data database digitisation ict intellectual property metadata research Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1096 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/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="Seminar_Invitation_from_DEF_-_Danish_Electronic_Research_Library">Seminar Invitation from DEF - Danish Electronic Research Library</h3> <p>The DEF XML Web Services project invites you to participate in the seminar: <strong>Building Digital Libraries with XML Web Services</strong> on Friday 27 August 2004 from 9:30 to 16:00 at the Technical University of Denmark, Building 303, DK-2800 Lyngby.</p> <p>The headlines of the seminar are:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 news and events shirley keane andrew w mellon foundation blackboard cornell university google hefce jisc jisc collections library of congress national library of the netherlands national science foundation newcastle university oai oracle stanford university stm technical university of denmark university college dublin university of bath university of nottingham university of virginia university of wisconsin wellcome trust libportal ndiipp apache archives authority data bibliographic data blog cataloguing content management data database digital archive digital library digital object identifier digital preservation digital repositories digitisation doi dtd e-government e-learning ead eprints fedora commons framework further education higher education html ict identifier information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability intranet knowledge management licence linux mac os metadata mysql national library ocr ontologies open access open archives initiative open source optical character recognition personalisation php portal preservation repositories research schema search technology semantic web sgml software solaris standardisation standards taxonomy uportal url web services xml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1071 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/alexander#author1">Dey Alexander</a> reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites. A selection of key pages from all 45 Australian tertiary education Web sites were analysed to assess their compliance with basic accessibility standards, as required by Australian anti-discrimination legislation. The results--98% of sites failed to comply--suggest that Australian university Web sites are likely to present significant barriers to access for people with disabilities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column dey alexander alt australian national university griffith university microsoft monash university newcastle university queensland university of technology university of queensland university of southern queensland university of sydney w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility adobe browser css data data set doc document format flash gif graphics html identifier intellectual property internet explorer java javascript ocr operating system plain text research rtf software standards stylesheet url usability video wcag windows Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1012 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Widening the Focus for the Future http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reviews the history of the Web Focus post and describes funding changes which gives Web Focus a much wider remit.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UK Web Focus post was established by the Joint Information Systems Committee (<a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/">JISC</a>) <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> to advise the UK Higher Education Committee on Web developments. The post is based at UKOLN and located at the University of Bath. As post-holder I began work on 1 November 1996.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 tooled up brian kelly jisc kings college london newcastle university queens university belfast ucisa ukerna ukoln university of bath university of kent university of oxford university of strathclyde web futures elib iwmw archives digital library dissemination dublin core ejournal further education higher education html infrastructure metadata preservation resource discovery software web development web services Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 999 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 Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/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> <p>Following the success of the previous two Public Library Web Managers Workshops, UKOLN is proud to announce the third workshop to be held at the University of Bath in November 2002.</p> <p>This event offers the chance to step back, look at the bigger picture, and see how public library websites fit into the government's plans to make all services electronically available by 2005. To quote the DTLR consultation paper: e-gov@local, e-Government is about 'putting citizens and customers at the heart of everything we do' .</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 news and events shirley keane jisc kings college london newcastle university rnib ukoln university of bath university of birmingham university of oxford w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility archives collection description copyright digitisation e-government e-science graphics higher education ict intellectual property national library research resource discovery search technology Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 922 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Information Skills and the DNER: The INHALE Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/inhale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/inhale#author1">Margaret Weaver</a> describes the work of the Information for Nursing and Health in a Learning Environment (INHALE) Project team.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Information for Nursing and Health in a Learning Environment (INHALE) Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] at the University of Huddersfield is one of forty-four projects supported nationally by the JISC as part of the DNER (Distributed National Electronic Resource) learning and teaching development programme [<a href="#2">2</a>]. INHALE is creating portable, interactive learning materials for nursing and health students for use within a virtual learning environment such as Blackboard ©.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/inhale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article margaret weaver blackboard cerlim jisc leeds metropolitan university london school of economics manchester metropolitan university newcastle university nhs university college london university of huddersfield university of hull university of nottingham dner iconex niss nmap vdml browser cataloguing database digital library dublin core dublin core metadata initiative ejournal flash further education html information retrieval infrastructure interoperability java javascript learning objects metadata perl quicktime research resource discovery search technology standards url video vle web browser webct windows Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 796 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Virtual Training Suite Launch http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/vts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/vts#author1">John Kirriemuir</a> reports on the Edinburgh stage of the launch of the RDN's Virtual Training Suite.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wednesday the 9th of May saw the simultaneous launch of the JISC-funded Virtual Training Suite [<a href="#1">1</a>] across the United Kingdom. The launch took place in six academic institutions: Edinburgh, Leeds, Bristol, Nottingham, Kings College London, and Manchester. We attended the Scottish launch, which was held in the main library of Edinburgh University.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/vts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 event report john kirriemuir edina heriot-watt university jisc kings college london newcastle university university of edinburgh eevl data higher education research url video Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 813 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Institutional Web Management Workshop - The Joined Up Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the "Institutional Web Management Workshop: The Joined-Up Web" event, held in Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="One_of_the_best_workshops_I-ve_ever_been_at">"One of the best workshops I've ever been at"</h2> <div align="center"><cite>"<em>Excellent! One of the best workshops I've ever been at</em>"<br />"<em>I return because it is by far the best way for me to find out what I need to do in the coming year at my site</em>"<br />"<em>The workshop gets better every year and I never fail to learn something new.</em>" </cite></div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 tooled up brian kelly goldsmiths college jisc kings college london newcastle university school of oriental and african studies staffordshire university ucisa ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of cambridge university of east anglia university of kent university of london university of ulster authentication browser content management data database dissemination e-learning higher education html intranet java learning management system mailbase mis mobile mobile phone mysql open source open standard operating system php portal python repositories research rss software url vle web browser web development web services wireless application profile xml xsl Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 737 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Theory and Practice of the Virtual University http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/virtual-universities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/virtual-universities#author1">Neil Pollock</a> and <a href="/issue24/virtual-universities#author2">James Cornford</a> report on UK universities use of new technologies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Abstract:</p> <p>This article reports on a two-year research project that is investigating the way in which UK universities are attempting to build new technologies into higher education.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/virtual-universities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article james cornford neil pollock newcastle university oracle university of cambridge database higher education infrastructure mac os mis research standardisation standards url video Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 702 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 Milestone for Mailbase: Ten Years Value-Added Service to UK Higher Education http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/mailbase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/mailbase#author1">Elaine Blair</a> discusses Mailbase services ten years on.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Millenium will also mark the tenth anniversary of the Mailbase Service which is the premier provider of mailing lists for the UK HE community. Mailbase began in 1989 as a pilot project to help and encourage non-technical staff to use computer networks. It now provides the best current "push" communication technology (email messages) combined with an up-to-date and continually up-dated interface to services such as searching, archiving and owner interaction/control via the Web. The first Mailing lists were set up in early 1990.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/mailbase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 feature article elaine blair newcastle university university of birmingham archives copyright higher education html mailbase research standards url web services Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 606 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Hybrid Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/main <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/main#author1">Stephen Pinfield</a> describes the role of Hybrid Libraries and Clumps</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--<UL> <LI><A HREF="#Heading1">Hybrids and Clumps</A> <UL> <LI><A HREF="#Heading2">Stephen Pinfield</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading3"></A>What is a hybrid library? <LI><A HREF="#Heading4">And clumps?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading5">What has eLib got to do with it?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading6">What are the clumps projects doing?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading7">What are the hybrid library projects doing?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading8">What will the impact be?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading9">Acknowledgements</A </UL> </UL>--><!--<UL> <LI><A HREF="#Heading1">Hybrids and Clumps</A> <UL> <LI><A HREF="#Heading2">Stephen Pinfield</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading3"></A>What is a hybrid library? <LI><A HREF="#Heading4">And clumps?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading5">What has eLib got to do with it?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading6">What are the clumps projects doing?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading7">What are the hybrid library projects doing?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading8">What will the impact be?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading9">Acknowledgements</A </UL> </UL>--><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/main" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article stephen pinfield bldsc cerlim d-lib magazine guildhall school of music and drama kings college london leeds college of music london business school london school of economics newcastle university royal academy of music royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal northern college of music ukoln university of birmingham university of east anglia university of glasgow university of hertfordshire university of northumbria at newcastle university of oxford university of sheffield university of southampton agora elib jisc information environment niss aggregation authentication bibliographic data cataloguing copac data database digitisation higher education information architecture information retrieval interoperability library management systems metadata national library network protocol opac personalisation research resource discovery search technology software url z39.50 Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 552 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Internet Detective: BA Students Get on the Case http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/internet-detective <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/internet-detective#author1">Emma Worsfold</a> and <a href="/issue18/internet-detective#author2">Debra Hiom</a> introduce their "Internet Detective" online tutorial, and BA students from the final year Information Management BA at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, review the site.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/internet-detective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article debra hiom emma worsfold ilrt newcastle university university of bristol sosig browser cookie graphics internet explorer passwords research search technology software standards url usability web browser Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 555 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 regular column brian kelly birkbeck college birmingham city university cardiff university jisc kings college london library association microsoft newcastle university nhs oxford brookes university sheffield hallam university ucisa ukoln university of bath university of birmingham university of edinburgh university of leeds university of nottingham university of oxford university of plymouth university of southampton university of the west of england university of york york university niss accessibility archives content management data data management database framework gopher graphics higher education html intranet java javascript licence mailbase perl research resource management search technology software url web development web resources web services Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 573 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Institutional Web Management http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue17/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the Netskills Institutional Web Management Workshop held in Newcastle.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue17 regular column brian kelly goldsmiths college kings college london microsoft newcastle university ucisa ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of manchester university of wolverhampton accessibility browser cache css data database higher education html mailbase metadata rdf research software url web services windows xml Fri, 18 Sep 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 540 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Are Document Management Systems? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/what-is <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue17/what-is#author1">Brian Kelly</a> explains the concept of document management systems.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/what-is" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue17 regular column brian kelly microsoft newcastle university oracle ucisa ukoln university of bath browser database dissemination document management html hypertext metadata research url web browser web development xlink xml xpointer Fri, 18 Sep 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 541 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: The 7th World Wide Web Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> is interviewed about the 7th World Wide Web Conference upon his return from Brisbane.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Australia is a long way to go for a conference. What were you doing there?</strong></p> <p>I attended the conference in my role as UK Web Focus and the JISC representative on the World Wide Web Consortium. Attendenance at the World Wide Web conference provides me with an opportunity to monitor the latest Web developments and keep the community informed.</p> <p><strong>What were the highlights of the conference?</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 regular column brian kelly google jisc microsoft newcastle university ukoln university of bath w3c browser cache css data database dublin core framework gopher html hypertext infrastructure internet explorer interoperability java marc metadata mobile multimedia opera pics privacy rdf research resource description schema search technology sgml software url web resources xlink xml xpointer Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 500 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Netskills Corner: Multimedia Web Design http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/netskills-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Netskills Corner: Multimedia Web Design: <a href="/issue14/netskills-corner#author1">Walter Scales</a> considers multimedia web design, asking whether we are running down an up escalator.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/netskills-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue14 regular column walter scales alt newcastle university browser copyright gif graphics groovy html internet explorer java javascript multimedia quicktime software url video Thu, 19 Mar 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 471 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Hylife http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/hylife <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue13/hylife#author1">Ian Winkworth</a> describes a Hybrid Library project for all.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/hylife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue13 project update ian winkworth cerlim newcastle university university of central lancashire university of plymouth elib cataloguing dissemination higher education research software standards z39.50 Mon, 19 Jan 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 440 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Netskills Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/netskills-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue12/netskills-corner#author1">Justin MacNeil</a> reviews FrontPage '98 Beta.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a great fan of Microsoft. And yet, despite my innate prejudices, I have to admit that I found FrontPage 98 to be very impressive. This is a tool which anyone who can use a typical word processor could use to create a very professional looking website in a matter of hours. And that includes learning to use the package.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/netskills-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue12 regular column justin macneil microsoft newcastle university gif graphics html multimedia Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 423 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: DESIRE Training for the Distributed Internet Cataloguing Model http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue12/planet-sosig#author1">Lesly Huxley</a> looks at the work of the project DESIRE: Training for the Distributed Internet Cataloguing Model.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Subject gateways like SOSIG <a href="#1">[1]</a> have already proved that librarians can play a critical role in the development of Internet catalogues and collections <a href="#2">[2]</a>. The next challenge for subject-specific gateways is to develop systems for distributed and collaborative cataloguing of Internet resources in the same way that collaborative systems are used for print resources with many libraries feeding records into shared databases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue12 regular column lesly huxley jisc newcastle university university of bristol sosig cataloguing database framework identifier javascript metadata passwords research resource discovery search technology Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 424 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Consortium and Site Licensing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/consortium <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue12/consortium#author1">Jim Huntingford</a> reports from the Consortium and Site Licensing Seminar organised by the United Kingdom Serials Group.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/consortium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue12 event report jim huntingford hefce jisc newcastle university university college london university of abertay dundee university of hull university of york aggregation archives authentication bibliographic data bibliographic database cd-rom copyright data database ejournal framework higher education html licence software standardisation Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 430 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MIDRIB: Beyond Clip Art for Medicine http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/midrib-launch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/midrib-launch#author1">Betsy Anagnostelis</a> and <a href="/issue9/midrib-launch#author2">Sue Welsh</a> describe the recent launch of the MIDRIB (Medical Images Digitised Reference Information Bank) project, and describe the medical image resource the project will create.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A picture paints a thousand words, and in the field of medicine, images are essential. The recent launch of MIDRIB (Medical Images Digitised Reference Information Bank) <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> , and the announcement of the Visible Human Dataset UK Mirror, have demonstrated JISC's <a href="#fn2">[2]</a> determination to provide high quality content in this area for the UK higher education and research community.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/midrib-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 feature article betsy anagnostelis sue welsh ilrt jisc loughborough university newcastle university nhs university of bristol elib midrib mrc sosig cataloguing cd-rom copyright data data set database digitisation dublin core framework graphics higher education interoperability licence medical subject headings metadata multimedia national library privacy research search technology shared resource thesaurus z39.50 Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 308 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Netskills Corner: The Evolution of HTML - Netscape Gold http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/netskills-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/netskills-corner#author1">Niall Mackenzie</a> looks at using Netscape Gold for a more automated manner of Web page production.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/netskills-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 tooled up niall mackenzie imperial college london newcastle university browser html hypertext java software Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 327 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk From MERCI to DESIRE: European Digital Library Projects http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/netskills-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/netskills-corner#author1">Dave Hartland</a> writes the Netskills Corner column for this edition. In it, he provides a brief overview of some of the EU-funded Telematics for Research projects.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/netskills-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 tooled up dave hartland newcastle university ukerna university of leeds university of salford elib sosig cache cataloguing data dissemination framework higher education infrastructure multimedia research search technology url video videoconferencing x.500 Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 286 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Your Way: Durham http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/down-your-way <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/down-your-way#author1">Paul Miller</a> travels to Durham and reports on a mammoth archival digitisation project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spread across four sites within the small historic city of Durham, the University Library caters for a diverse range of staff and student requirements, as well as acting in an important archival role for the surrounding area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/down-your-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column paul miller jisc newcastle university university of durham elib niss archives ascii cataloguing database ead gis gopher graphics opac research search technology sgml web services Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 256 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SOSIG: Training to Support Social Science Teaching and Research http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/sosig#author1">Lesly Huxley</a>, the SOSIG Documentation and Training Officer, describes the workshops that SOSIG, one of the projects from the Access to Network Resource section, run.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Meeting_end_users-_needs">Meeting end users' needs</h3> <p>Although the 'bread and butter' end user <a href="#workshops">workshops </a>in the <i>Internet for Social Scientists</i> portfolio are aimed at less-experienced netusers there are fewer absolute beginners now than there used to be. Libraries and faculties alike are establishing and developing provision of networked machines running WWW client software and some have their own excellent general Internet training programmes. Fewer sites rely on access to the Web via text-based browsers such as Lynx, with the majority of sites visited now running Netscape.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article lesly huxley iso newcastle university elib niss sosig cataloguing copyright mailbase mis portfolio research search technology software Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 193 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk From Books to Bits http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/textbooks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/textbooks#author1">Ian Brown</a> describes the transition from paper-based to Web-based textbooks, and outlines a novel solution for the production of teaching material within academia.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Time-s_up_for_the_textbook">Time's up for the textbook?</h3> <p>Don't believe the hype. The high priests of Internet hysteria frequently predict the death of the traditional print media. But regardless of the technological problems - speed, speed and speed - that currently confront the Internet, there are compelling reasons why paper-based books and journals will always exist. BYTE - a computing magazine not known for Luddite tendencies - summed them up as portability, information density and character (1995). You can't really curl up in bed with a good computer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/textbooks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article ian brown microsoft newcastle university atom cd-rom copyright streaming video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 194 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mailbase: Unique Electronic Discussion List Service for UK Higher Education Tops 100,000 Users http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/mailbase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/mailbase#author1">Morna Findlay</a> and <a href="/issue6/mailbase#author2">Elaine Blair</a> report on the passing of a milestone for UK academia's premier Mailing List resource.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Mailbase Service has this month welcomed its 100,000th user!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/mailbase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article elaine blair morna findlay newcastle university open university archives copyright data higher education mailbase mobile research search technology url video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 195 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DESIRE: Development of a European Service for Information on Research and Education http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/desire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/desire#author1">Klaas Wierenga</a>, the director of DESIRE, describes this pan-European project in which the academic network services of the UK have a large stake.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.nic.surfnet.nl/surfnet/projects/desire"><b>D</b>esire</a> is a large, pan- European co-operative development project to promote the use of the World Wide Web (WWW) in the European research community. The project has attracted substantial funding from the European Union's Fourth Framework Programme.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/desire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update klaas wierenga lund university newcastle university queens university belfast university of bristol sosig access control authentication cache cataloguing copyright data framework html infrastructure multimedia research search technology standards usability Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 156 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk