Overview of content related to 'hefce' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/14043/issue8/issue8/harnad?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en KAPTUR the Highlights: Exploring Research Data Management in the Visual Arts http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/garrett-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author1">Leigh Garrett</a>, <a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author2">Marie-Therese Gramstadt</a>, <a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author3">Carlos Silva</a> and <a href="/issue71/garrett-et-al#author4">Anne Spalding</a> describe the exploration of the importance and nature of research data in the visual arts and requirements for their appropriate curation and preservation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>KAPTUR (2011-13) [<a href="#1">1</a>], funded by Jisc and led by the Visual Arts Data Service, was a collaborative project involving four institutional partners: the Glasgow School of Arts; Goldsmiths, University of London; University for the Creative Arts; and the University of the Arts London.&nbsp;Research data have in recent years become regarded as a valuable institutional resource and their appropriate collection, curation, publication and preservation as essential. This has been driven by a number of internal and external forces, and all UK Research Councils now require it as a condition of funding [<a href="#2">2</a>]. As a result, a network of data repositories has emerged [<a href="#3">3</a>], some funded by research councils and others by institutions themselves. However, at the outset of the project, research data management practice within the visual arts appeared to operate rather <em>ad hoc</em> with none of the specialist arts institutions within the UK having either implemented research data management policies [<a href="#4">4</a>] or established research data management systems.&nbsp; KAPTUR sought to:</p> <ul> <li>investigate the nature of visual arts research data;</li> <li>make recommendations for its effective management;</li> <li>develop a model of best practice applicable to both specialist institutions and arts departments within multidisciplinary institutions; and</li> <li>apply, test and refine the model of best practice across the four institutional partner institutions.</li> </ul> <p>This paper outlines the background and context of the project; explores the nature of visual arts research data; details the outcomes of the user and technical review; and describes the work which underwent within the partner institutions around policy formation and staff engagement.</p> <p>Led by the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS), in collaboration with the Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths College, University of the Arts London and University for the Creative Arts, and funded by Jisc, KAPTUR [<a href="#1">1</a>] sought to ‘...discover, create and pilot a sectoral model of best practice in the management of research data in the [visual] arts.’ [<a href="#5">5</a>].</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="logo Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue71-garrett-et-al/logo-2.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 210px;" title="logo Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)" /></p> <p>Recent years have witnessed an increasing recognition across the Higher Education sector that research data are a valuable resource and therefore its appropriate curation and preservation are essential.&nbsp; In addition, wider societal and political forces meant that research councils, teams and researchers were coming under increasing pressure to make publicly funded data freely available.&nbsp; As such the publication of research data was increasingly becoming a requirement of funding, for example the Arts and Humanities Research Council [<a href="#6">6</a>] and Medical Research Council [<a href="#7">7</a>]. Equally important was the need for increased data transparency, and to enable researchers to access existing datasets to test the validity and reliability of the data and associated research methods; to reinterpret the data; and to preserve the data for future scrutiny. In response, many universities, for example the University of Edinburgh, had established institutional research data management systems to support the deposit and preservation of research data, whilst others were in the process of piloting services, for example the University of Leicester, and establishing policies and procedures which actively support researchers to manage their data effectively, such as Canterbury Christ Church University and Northumbria University. In addition, many of the research councils themselves had established repositories, for example the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex, which curates research data in the social sciences and humanities, and the Natural Environment Research Council, which supports a network of data centres across its disciplinary areas.</p> <p>However, given the emerging landscape, at the outset of the project it was clear that very little was known about the collection, curation and usage of research data in the visual arts:&nbsp;none of the specialist arts institutions had research data management policies or infrastructure in place and evidence collected at the time indicated that practice was at best, <em>ad hoc</em>, left to individual researchers and teams with limited support or guidance. Little work had been undertaken to understand the distinctive and varied nature of research data in the visual arts, and even less to understand how these data could be collected, curated, preserved and exploited, or their potential impact assessed.</p> <p>By its very nature, research in the visual arts is highly complex and varied, often comprising a wide variety of outputs and formats which present researchers, repository managers and institutions with many discipline-specific difficulties. The methods and processes which generate this research are just as varied and complex.&nbsp; Research endeavour in the visual arts relies heavily on the physical artefact: sketchbooks, logbooks, journals, and workbooks.&nbsp; Alongside these data, a wide range of related project documentation and protocols are also created.&nbsp; While technology may offer considerable potential to support the safe storage and preservation of research and related data, and to enhance access, the highly distinctive nature of the visual arts and its research methods also present enormous technical problems with regard to formats, standards, roles and responsibilities, and policies.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/garrett-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 feature article anne spalding carlos silva leigh garrett marie-therese gramstadt ahrc canterbury christ church university courtauld institute of art datacite dcc falmouth university glasgow school of art goldsmiths college hefce jisc northumbria university uk data archive university for the creative arts university of bath university of birmingham university of edinburgh university of essex university of leicester university of london university of the arts london vads kaptur keepit mrc scarlet archives augmented reality blog cataloguing cloud computing curation data data management data set digitisation eprints framework higher education infrastructure metadata oer open access preservation repositories research semantic web software video Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:50:23 +0000 lisrw 2461 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 70 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/editorial#author1">The editor</a> introduces readers to the content of <em>Ariadne</em> Issue 70.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Issue 70 of <em>Ariadne </em>which is full to the brim with feature articles and a wide range of event reports and book reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 editorial richard waller alt amazon google hefce jisc portico rdwg ukoln university of oxford w3c ark project jisc information environment jusp liparm rdmrose web accessibility initiative wikipedia accessibility aggregation archives bs8878 controlled vocabularies data data management database digital curation digitisation ejournal framework higher education identifier internet explorer jstor licence metadata microsoft reporting services mobile open access perl portal preservation privacy raptor repositories research resource management schema search technology software standardisation standards sushi wcag web resources web services wiki xml xml schema Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:20:23 +0000 lisrw 2417 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Gold Open Access: Counting the Costs http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/andrew <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/andrew#author1">Theo Andrew</a> presents new data on the cost of Gold OA publishing at the University of Edinburgh.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Research Councils UK (RCUK) have recently announced a significant amendment to their open access (OA) &nbsp;policy which requires all research papers that result from research partly or wholly funded by RCUK to be made open access [<a href="#1">1</a>]. To comply with this policy, researchers must either; a) publish in an open access journal, termed Gold OA, which often incurs an article processing charge (APC); or, b) ensure that a copy of the post-print is deposited in an appropriate repository, also known as Green OA.</p> <p>A subsequent clarification from RCUK stated that Gold OA is the preferred mechanism of choice to realise open access for outputs that they have funded and have announced the award of block grants to eligible institutions to achieve this aim [<a href="#2">2</a>]. Where a Gold OA option is unavailable, Green OA is also acceptable; however, RCUK have indicated that the decision will be ultimately left up to institutions as to which route to take [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p>Since RCUK are the major funder of research in the United Kingdom, this new policy will not only have a major impact on how researchers publish their work, but also huge implications for their budgets. Many research institutions funded by RCUK are currently investigating how they will implement this policy and are looking at the costs for open access publication, and how they can support the adoption of open access within their organisation. The ball is very much in the court of institutions to decide how to play the open access game.</p> <p>One of the key factors that will affect institutions is the cost that publishers will set for their APCs. So far RCUK have steered clear of suggesting an appropriate fee, leaving individual publishers to determine the market level of the APCs as per the current situation. Meanwhile there seems to be a huge variability in costs. There is a general expectation that over time APCs will settle to a reasonable rate and similarly journal subscriptions will lower to reflect the gradual change in business model from subscription fees to APCs. Most publishers have not yet been upfront about what impact they will have on journal subscriptions, if any, and it is hard to access and assess real-life data. RSC Publishing is one notable exception since it has introduced a system of waiving a proportion of APC fees based on institutional subscription costs.</p> <p>Much of this transition period to full open access will have to be navigated through uncharted territory, where no one has a clear handle on the costs involved. The rationale of this article is to present data on article processing charges gathered over the past five years, report on trends seen within this data, to suggest some approaches and to generally contribute to and inform the policy discussion.</p> <h2 id="The_Problem">The Problem</h2> <p>To put some rough-and-ready figures on the table, the University of Edinburgh publishes in the region of 4,000-4,500 peer-reviewed journal articles per year; this figure does not include other publication types like working papers not affected by the RCUK policy. Assuming an average Article Processing Charge (APC) of £1500 [<a href="#4">4</a>], the total publication costs to make all of these outputs Gold would be in the region of £6m. It is clear that even with guaranteed funding from HEFCE, and other funders of research, large research-intensive universities will not be able to pay for all of their research to be published under Gold OA. How to allocate funding to researchers will be a difficult choice that many institutions are currently asking themselves - will it be on a first-come-first-served basis, funder-specific, or will REF-submitted material take priority?</p> <p>Equally problematic are the difficulties we face in fully assessing an institution’s total spend on open access. Whilst it is possible to find out through aggregate sources like Web of Science how many articles are published in fully open access journals. It is virtually impossible to find out the number of open access articles published in hybrid journals as there is currently no flag in the metadata which indicates the open status of the paper. A hybrid journal is a traditional subscription journal that offers open access to individual articles upon payment of an APC. Of course it is possible to find hybrid open access content through EuropePMC.org; however this will only give a snapshot for the biomedical and life sciences. With current systems and processes it is virtually impossible to gauge this spend accurately.</p> <h2 id="Cost_Data">Cost Data</h2> <p>Unfortunately, financial data about open access publishing is scarce. The University of Edinburgh (UoE) has recently implemented account codes to allow the finance systems to track this spend going forwards; however, finding out costs retrospectively remains problematic. Furthermore, institutions are not typically in the habit of publishing this data with others. The institutions that have shared data show a degree of variability. In 2010, the foremost initial supporter and enabler of Gold Open Access publishing in the UK, the Wellcome Trust, found that the&nbsp;average cost of publication under the author-pays model was $2,367 (approximately £1,500) [<a href="#4">4</a>]. RCUK in their recent press release on block grants for open access estimate the average APC as £1,727 plus VAT [<a href="#2">2</a>], whilst, based on figures in the Finch Report, the University of Nottingham paid on average £1,216 [<a href="#5">5</a>].</p> <p>All these figures are useful as they give a ballpark figure upon which further estimates can be based. The precise cost of individual APCs levied by publishers is generally unavailable in a form which easily enables further analysis. Typically this information is available from publisher’s Web sites; however, aggregating the data is cumbersome as there is no consistent way to interrogate the Web sites and APCs commonly vary from title to title in the publishers’ portfolio. There have been some commendable attempts to gather this information, for example the SHERPA RoMEO listing of Publishers with Paid Options for Open Access [<a href="#7">7</a>]. Here about 100 publishers have been surveyed and their APCs are listed. A large cost variance exists for some publishers’ records as individual journals often have different APCs, and also institutional subscriptions/memberships can reduce costs in a non-uniform way. It takes a lot of effort to gather these data and keep them it up to date. Other approaches have tried to crowd-source this activity, for example Ross Mounce’s survey of open access publishers, publications, licences and fees. Here approximately 130 publishers’ web sites were surveyed to find out what licences are being used on the open access content; the cost being a secondary focus of the survey. Analysis of these data shows less than 5% of publishers claiming 'open access' are fully compliant with the Budapest Declaration on Open Access [<a href="#7">7</a>].</p> <p>The data we present here is an attempt to enrich the data available to interested parties and make them available in a reusable format for further analysis. It comprises articles funded by the Wellcome Trust at the University of Edinburgh between 2007 and 2012. In total there are 260 articles published in a mixture of open access journals and traditional subscription journals with an open access option (sometimes known as hybrid). All of the journals charged an article processing fee. Overall, the total cost incurred was £452,713.40. The mean article processing charge was £1,741.21, with the median value £1,644.22. The full data can be accessed online at the Edinburgh DataShare repository [<a href="#8">8</a>].</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/andrew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article theo andrew hefce university of edinburgh university of nottingham wellcome trust datashare sherpa romeo accessibility altmetrics blog creative commons data data management data set digital library licence metadata open access portfolio repositories research Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:23:29 +0000 lisrw 2393 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mining the Archive: The Development of Electronic Journals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/white <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/white#author1">Martin White</a> looks through the <em>Ariadne</em> archive to trace the development of e-journals as a particular aspect of electronic service delivery and highlights material he considers as significant.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>My career has spanned 42 years in the information business. It has encompassed 10,000-hole optical coincidence cards, online database services, videotext, laser discs, and CD-ROMs, the World Wide Web, mobile services and big data solutions. I find the historical development of information resource management absolutely fascinating, yet feel that in general it is poorly documented from an analytical perspective even though there are some excellent archives.</p> <p>These archives include the back issues of <em>Ariadne</em> from January 1996. <em>Ariadne</em> has always been one of my must-reads as a way of keeping in touch with issues and developments in e-delivery of information. The recently launched new <em>Ariadne</em> platform [<a href="#1">1</a>] has provided easier access to these archives. Looking through its content has reminded me of the skills and vision of the UK information profession as it sought to meet emerging user requirements with very limited resources.&nbsp; The archives have always been available on the <em>Ariadne</em> site but the recent update to the site and the availability of good tags on the archive content has made it much easier to mine through the archive issues.</p> <p>The <em>Ariadne</em> team, in particular Richard Waller, has given me the opportunity to mine those archives [<a href="#2">2</a>] and trace some of the developments in electronic service delivery in the UK.</p> <p>Indeed working through the archives is now probably too easy as in the preparation of this column I have found myself moving sideways from many of the feature articles to revel in the other columns that have been a feature of Ariadne. This article is a personal view of some of these developments and is in no way intended to be a definitive account. Its main purpose is to encourage others to look into the archive and learn from the experiences of the many innovators that have patiently coped with the challenges of emerging technology, resource limitations and often a distinct lack of strategy and policy at both an institutional and government level.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Figure 1: Optical coincidence card, circa 1970" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-white/image1-optical-coincidence-card.jpg" style="width: 171px; height: 289px;" title="Figure 1: Optical coincidence card, circa 1970" /></p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 1: Optical coincidence card, circa 1970</strong></p> <h2 id="e-Journal_Development">e-Journal Development</h2> <p>Arriving at the University of Southampton in 1967 my main surprise was not the standard of the laboratories but the quality and scale of the Chemistry Department library. School does not prepare you for reading primary journals and how best to make use of Chemical Abstracts, but I quickly found that working in the library was much more fun than in a laboratory. I obtained an excellent result in one vacation project on physical chemistry problems by reverse engineering the problems through Chemical Abstracts! Therefore, as it turned out, I had started my career as an information scientist before I even graduated. By 1977 I was working with The Chemical Society on the micropublishing of journals and taking part in a British Library project on the future of chemical information. &nbsp;Re-reading the outcomes of that project makes me realise how difficult it is to forecast the future. Now my past has re-asserted itself to good effect as I have both the honour and excitement of being Chair of the eContent Committee of the Royal Society of Chemistry.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Figure 2: Laser disc, circa 1980" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-white/image2-laserdiscs.jpg" style="width: 336px; height: 312px;" title="Figure 2: Laser disc, circa 1980" /></p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 2: Laser disc, circa 1980</strong></p> <p>So from my standpoint, in seeking to identify distinct themes in the development of information resource management in <em>Ariadne</em>, a good place to start is with the e-markup of chemical journals. In Issue 1 Dr Henry Rzepa wrote about the potential benefits of the semantic markup of primary journals to provide chemists with access to the content of the journal article and not just to a contents page and title [<a href="#4">4</a>]. The immediate problem you face reading this admirable summary of the potential benefits of markup is that many of the hyperlinks have disappeared. History has been technologically terminated. Almost 15 years passed by before the Royal Society of Chemistry set up Project Prospect and turned semantic markup into a production process [4]. Dr Rzepa is now Professor of Computational Chemistry at Imperial College, London.</p> <p>By the mid-1990s good progress had been made in e-journal production technologies and the first e-only journals were beginning to appear. Among them was <em>Glacial Geology and Geomorphology</em> (GGG) which existed in a printed version only in as far as readers could print out a selection from it. One aim of GGG is therefore to provide the benefits of electronic transfer as well as other value added products in an accepted academic, peer-reviewed system. The author of the article describing the project [<a href="#5">5</a>] was Dr. Brian Whalley, who went on to become a Professor in the Geomaterials Research Group, Queens University of Belfast. As you will discover from <a href="../author/brian-whalley-author-profile">his author profile</a> (another <em>Ariadne</em> innovation), Brian is still active though retired from formal education. What struck me about this article was the author’s vision in January 1996 of how e-journals could be of benefit in university teaching.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article martin white andrew w mellon foundation british library hefce imperial college london institute of physics intranet focus ltd jisc mimas portico stm ukoln university of glasgow university of manchester university of sheffield university of southampton jisc information environment accessibility archives big data blog content management copyright database ebook ejournal higher education intellectual property jstor licence mobile open access research resource management search technology standards Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:50:18 +0000 lisrw 2401 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JISC Research Information Management: CERIF Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/jisc-rim-cerif-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/jisc-rim-cerif-rpt#author1">Rosemary Russell</a> reports on a two-day workshop on research information management and CERIF held in Bristol over 27-28 June 2012.</p> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript">toc_collapse=0;</script><div class="toc" id="toc1"> <div class="toc-title">Table of Contents<span class="toc-toggle-message">&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="toc-list"> <ol> <li class="toc-level-1"><a href="#Workshop_Scope_and_Aims">Workshop Scope and Aims</a></li> <li class="toc-level-1"><a href="#The_New_CERIF_Support_Project_at_the_ISC_UKOLN">The New CERIF Support Project at the ISC, UKOLN</a></li> <li class="toc-level-1"><a href="#UK_CERIF_Landscape">UK CERIF Landscape</a></li> <li class="toc-level-1"><a href="#UK_Involvement_in_euroCRIS_and_Other_International_Initiatives">UK Involvement in euroCRIS and Other International Initiatives</a></li> </ol> </div> </div><p>A workshop on Research Information Management (RIM) and CERIF was held in Bristol on 27-28 June 2012, organised by the Innovation Support Centre [<a href="#1">1</a>] at UKOLN, together with the JISC RIM and RCSI (Repositories and Curation Shared Infrastructure) Programmes. It was a follow-up to the CERIF Tutorial and UK Data Surgery [<a href="#2">2</a>] held in Bath in February.</p> <h2 id="Workshop_Scope_and_Aims">Workshop Scope and Aims</h2> <p>The aim was to bring together people working on the various elements of the UK RIM jigsaw to share experience of using CERIF and explore ways of working together more closely. While the first day focused specifically on RIM, the second day widened to explore synergies with the repositories community. Participants therefore included JISC RIM and MRD projects and programme managers, support and evaluation projects, Research Councils, funders and repository infrastructure projects. There were around 30 participants [<a href="#3">3</a>] in total, with some variation across the two days, given the different content. The event was chaired by Josh Brown, RIM Programme Manager and Neil Jacobs, Programme Director, Digital Infrastructure, both at JISC. All presentations as well as breakout session outputs are available via the UKOLN ISC Events site [<a href="#4">4</a>].</p> <h2 id="The_New_CERIF_Support_Project_at_the_ISC_UKOLN">The New CERIF Support Project at the ISC, UKOLN</h2> <p>The UK community was pleased to welcome Brigitte Jörg [<a href="#5">5</a>] to the meeting, in the first week of her new role at UKOLN’s Innovation Support Centre as National Coordinator for the CERIF Support Project. Brigitte is already well known to British practitioners working with CERIF – both in her role as as CERIF Task Group Leader [<a href="#6">6</a>] at euroCRIS and as advisor to several existing JISC projects. We look forward to working with her on further initiatives – her CERIF expertise will be a huge asset for Research Information Management support and coordination in British Higher Education.</p> <h2 id="UK_CERIF_Landscape">UK CERIF Landscape</h2> <p>There is certainly extensive RIM-related activity in the UK currently, which looks set to continue. The landscape was outlined in the scene setting sessions by myself, based on the CERIF adoption study [<a href="#7">7</a>] carried out earlier this year. The rate of CRIS (Current Research Information System) procurement has increased very rapidly in the last few years, particularly during 2011. For example the first Pure system in the UK was procured jointly by the Universities of Aberdeen and St Andrews in May 2009; now there are 19 UK universities using Pure. Since all CRIS on the market are CERIF-compatible (to a greater or lesser extent) this means that a large number of UK institutions are CERIF users (again, to varying degrees) – around 31% [<a href="#7">7</a>]. The two other CERIF CRIS being used in the UK are CONVERIS (Avedas, Germany) and Symplectic Elements (UK-based); only one UK CERIF CRIS is being developed in-house, at the University of Huddersfield. There is therefore a significant potential user base for the many CERIF-based services discussed over the course of the workshop. Particularly as more institutions reach the end of their CRIS implementation phase, they are going to be looking for opportunities to exploit the interchange benefits offered by CERIF.</p> <h2 id="UK_Involvement_in_euroCRIS_and_Other_International_Initiatives">UK Involvement in euroCRIS and Other International Initiatives</h2> <p>As a reflection of the intensity of UK CRIS activity, the UK has the largest number of institutional members of euroCRIS – 25. The next country in terms of membership is Germany, with just 13 members (and then the Netherlands, with seven). It is also notable that there were six UK papers (up from three in 2010) at the recent euroCRIS conference in Prague (all openly accessible from the euroCRIS website [<a href="#8">8</a>]), reflecting the growing UK presence at international level. This indicates the significant impact of JISC programmes - both RIM and MRD (Managing Research Data). At euroCRIS meetings other European countries have expressed some envy of the resources currently available in the UK to support RIM development!</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/jisc-rim-cerif-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 event report rosemary russell cornell university edina elsevier eurocris hefce imperial college london jisc orcid ukoln university of bath university of huddersfield university of oxford university of st andrews devcsi wikipedia blog cerif curation data data model data set dublin core file format framework higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository metadata ontologies open access open source repositories research research information management schema software standards vocabularies xml Sun, 29 Jul 2012 19:46:13 +0000 lisrw 2367 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Double-edged Sword: What Are the Implications of Freedom of Information for the HE Sector? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/rin-foi-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/rin-foi-rpt#author1">Amy Gibbons</a> reports on the second in a series of workshops organised by the Research Information Network to explore the impact of the Freedom of Information Act on the Higher Education sector, held at University College London on 1 April 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/rin-foi-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 event report amy gibbons hefce jisc kings college london queens university belfast research information network the national archives university college london university of central lancashire university of east anglia archives blog copyright data data set dissemination foi foia framework higher education infrastructure intellectual property open access privacy research social networks sword protocol Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1628 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developing Infrastructure for Research Data Management at the University of Oxford http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/wilson-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author1">James A. J. Wilson</a>, <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author2">Michael A. Fraser</a>, <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author3">Luis Martinez-Uribe</a>, <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author4">Paul Jeffreys</a>, <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author5">Meriel Patrick</a>, <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author6">Asif Akram</a> and <a href="/issue65/wilson-et-al#author7">Tahir Mansoori</a> describe the approaches taken, findings, and issues encountered while developing research data management services and infrastructure at the University of Oxford.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v4., incorporating late edits and reference increment by ++1; 2010-11-26-11-57 rew --><!-- v4., incorporating late edits and reference increment by ++1; 2010-11-26-11-57 rew --><p>The University of Oxford began to consider research data management infrastructure in earnest in 2008, with the 'Scoping Digital Repository Services for Research Data' Project [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Two further JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee)-funded pilot projects followed this initial study, and the approaches taken by these projects, and their findings, form the bulk of this article.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/wilson-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 feature article asif akram james a. j. wilson luis martinez-uribe meriel patrick michael a. fraser paul jeffreys tahir mansoori ahds dcc google hefce ibm jisc microsoft oxford university computing services research information network uk data archive university of east anglia university of essex university of melbourne university of oxford university of southampton datashare eidcsr jisc information environment sudamih algorithm archives bibliographic data browser cloud computing curation data data management data set database digital asset management digital curation digital repositories e-research flash framework geospatial data gis google maps ict identifier infrastructure infrastructure service intellectual property interoperability j2ee jpeg metadata multimedia open access portal preservation provenance qt repositories research research information management schema search technology sharepoint software standards visualisation web 2.0 web portal xml xml schema Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1590 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Learning How to Play Nicely: Repositories and CRIS http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/wrn-repos-2010-05-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/wrn-repos-2010-05-rpt#author1">Nick Sheppard</a> reports on the event examining integrated, systemic approaches to research information management organised by the Welsh Repository Network and supported by JISC and ARMA at Leeds Metropolitan University, in May 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>More than 60 delegates convened at the Rose Bowl in Leeds on 7 May 2010 for this event to explore the developing relationship and overlap between Open Access research repositories and so called 'CRISs' – Current Research Information Systems – that are increasingly being implemented at universities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/wrn-repos-2010-05-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 event report nick sheppard eurocris hefce jisc leeds metropolitan university oai university of aberdeen university of glasgow university of st andrews university of sunderland wellcome trust wrn archives bibliographic data blog cerif copyright data data management data model database dspace eprints framework guid higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository interoperability ldap linked data metadata oai-pmh open access preservation rae repositories research research information management semantic web software standards Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1575 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Research Data Preservation and Access: The Views of Researchers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/beagrie-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/beagrie-et-al#author1">Neil Beagrie</a>, <a href="/issue60/beagrie-et-al#author2">Robert Beagrie</a> and <a href="/issue60/beagrie-et-al#author3">Ian Rowlands</a> present findings from a UKRDS survey of researchers' views on and practices for preservation and dissemination of research data in four UK universities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Data has always been fundamental to many areas of research but it in recent years it has become central to more disciplines and inter-disciplinary projects and grown substantially in scale and complexity. There is increasing awareness of its strategic importance as a resource in addressing modern global challenges such as climate change, and the possibilities being unlocked by rapid technological advances and their application in research. In the US the National Science Board has stated that:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/beagrie-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 feature article ian rowlands neil beagrie robert beagrie british library dcc digital preservation coalition hefce icsu jisc national e-science centre national grid service national science foundation nhs oxford university computing services research information network stm uk data archive ukoln university college london university of bath university of oxford dealing with data eidcsr access control archives curation data data management data set digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories e-research e-science framework higher education infrastructure interoperability local storage preservation repositories research standards Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1486 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/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="events1"></a></p> <h2 id="JISC_Digital_Media_Course:_Introduction_to_Image_Metadata">JISC Digital Media Course: Introduction to Image Metadata</h2> <p>ILRT, 8-10 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HH<br />Wednesday 9 December 2009<br />Full-day course: 10.00 - 16.30<br /><a href="http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/training/courses/introduction-to-image-metadata/">http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/training/courses/introduction-to-image-metadata/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 news and events richard waller american library association british library cni coalition for networked information elsevier google hefce ifla ilrt information today intranet focus ltd jisc jisc digital media loughborough university massachusetts institute of technology ukoln university of cambridge university of oxford university of sussex archives bibliographic data cataloguing controlled vocabularies copyright database digital media digitisation drm dspace google wave higher education intellectual property intranet licence metadata multimedia ogg open source operating system owl portal preservation privacy repositories research search technology semantic web sharepoint software streaming tagging video vle vocabularies xml Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1501 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 The Second Life of UK Academics http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kirriemuir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/kirriemuir#author1">John Kirriemuir</a> introduces a series of studies investigating how the Second Life environment is being used in UK Higher and Further Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kirriemuir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 feature article john kirriemuir anglia ruskin university becta coventry university eduserv hefce imperial college london jisc leeds metropolitan university linden lab nesta university of aberdeen university of derby university of hertfordshire university of huddersfield university of hull university of liverpool university of oxford university of strathclyde university of the west of england university of the west of scotland wikipedia avatar browser digital media e-learning further education ict infrastructure interoperability research search technology second life url visualisation web browser Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1353 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The JISC Annual Conference 2007 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/jisc-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Philip Pothen</a> and colleagues provide an overview of the proceedings of this Spring's JISC Annual Conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Opening_Keynote_Address">Opening Keynote Address</h2> <p>The 2007 JISC conference began with a welcome from JISC Executive Secretary <strong>Dr Malcolm Read</strong> who thanked the more than 600 delegates for attending the conference, held for the fifth year running at the ICC in Birmingham.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 event report philip pothen ahrc amazon bbc becta british library cetis dcc digital preservation coalition edina eduserv google hefce jisc jisc collections jisc infonet liverpool john moores university microsoft mimas mla nhs oxford brookes university rnib robert gordon university staffordshire university uk data archive ukerna ukoln university of greenwich university of oxford university of southampton university of wales university of wolverhampton wellcome trust e-framework gmsa jisc information environment memetic perseus accessibility aggregation archives browser cataloguing copyright crm curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination e-business e-learning e-science ejournal eportfolio flickr foi foia framework further education higher education ict infrastructure intellectual property interoperability knowledge base mobile mobile phone open access open source openid personalisation portfolio preservation rae repositories research search technology second life sms soa social software software tagging video virtual research environment vle web 2.0 web browser web development web resources wireless application profile youtube Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1315 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Creative Commons Licences in Higher and Further Education: Do We Care? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/korn-oppenheim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/korn-oppenheim#author1">Naomi Korn</a> and <a href="/issue49/korn-oppenheim#author2">Charles Oppenheim</a> discuss the history and merits of using Creative Commons licences while questioning whether these licences are indeed a panacea.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 3 of the text, occasioned by major error in bullet point 2 at end 2006-10-30-08-13 REW--><!-- version 3 of the text, occasioned by major error in bullet point 2 at end 2006-10-30-08-13 REW--><p><a href="http://creativecommons.org/">Creative Commons</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is helping to instigate cultural change: it is empowering rights holders with the knowledge and tools to decide under what terms they wish third parties to use their creations, whilst permitting users easy and user-friendly means to use content lawfully without the necessity of requesting permission.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/korn-oppenheim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article charles oppenheim naomi korn hefce jisc loughborough university microsoft open university jorum wikipedia archives copyright creative commons database e-learning framework further education intellectual property licence microsoft office open access open source research search technology standards youtube Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1268 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Intute: The New Best of the Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/williams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/williams#author1">Caroline Williams</a> describes Intute in the context of the online information environment and outlines aspirations for the future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/williams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 feature article caroline williams ahrc google hefce ilrt intute jisc manchester metropolitan university mimas oreilly sherpa ukoln university of bath university of birmingham university of bristol university of huddersfield university of leeds university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton university of the arts london wellcome trust ebank uk eprints uk jisc information environment accessibility blog cataloguing data data set database digital library digital repositories eprints file sharing higher education infrastructure personalisation podcast repositories research resource discovery search technology semantic web software vle web 2.0 web resources web services wiki Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1247 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Rustle of Digital Curation: The JISC Annual Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a>, <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author2">Marieke Guy</a> and <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author3">Maureen Pennock</a> find themselves contemplating e-frameworks, digital curation and repositories at the JISC Annual Conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 14 March 2006 we found ourselves back at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) for the 2006 JISC Conference. The annual conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] is both an opportunity for JISC to platform the variety of activities it funds and for delegates to learn about the full range of JISC's work by participating in seminars, debates, workshops and demonstrations. This report tries to capture the air of the event through a series of session snapshots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report julie allinson marieke guy maureen pennock british library cclrc coalition for networked information dcc dest digital preservation coalition edina google hefce intute jisc jisc collections london school of economics mimas ogc open geospatial consortium sherpa ukoln university of bath university of dundee university of edinburgh university of southampton wellcome trust cd-lor claddier e-framework jisc information environment jorum romeo api archives blog cataloguing copyright curation data data set database digital curation digital preservation digital repositories digitisation e-learning e-research eportfolio eprints flash framework geospatial data gis google maps higher education ict infrastructure institutional repository interoperability learning design learning objects metadata open access open source preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology text mining vocabularies wireless wms xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1235 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/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="events1"></a>Web Tools for EU Research Projects</p> <p>Tuesday 7 February 2006 - Cambridge, UK</p> <p>EU research projects share lots of information and involve joint working amongst organisations from many different countries. There are many software tools which can support them, from shared workspaces to resource planning and reporting tools, from electronic meetings to web content management. But which tools are effective for EU research projects? Management tools for coordinating a construction project are rarely suitable for the more uncertain world of research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 news and events richard waller british museum cetis cni coalition for networked information dcc georgia institute of technology hefce jisc jisc collections lund university microsoft mla oai oclc sherpa tasi ucisa ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of nottingham university of strathclyde university of warwick yale university e-framework jorum mrc opendoar romeo archives content management copyright creative commons curation data database digital curation digital library dissemination document format dublin core e-government e-learning e-science framework higher education ict information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata mobile multimedia open access photoshop preservation repositories research search technology soa software url video web 2.0 web development Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1217 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: How to Find Information http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/brack-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/brack-rvw#author1">Verity Brack</a> reviews a new practical guide for researchers wanting to improve their information skills and finds it a very useful addition.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This book is the result of efforts by the library at the University of Surrey (and the University of Surrey Roehampton) to improve library provision for researchers, and it is also based on the experience of 'front-line' library staff in their day-to-day interaction with academic staff and students. Anyone who has worked on a library help-desk or information point will recognise the content of this book, and will be pleased to find that there is now something that researchers can use to help themselves, all put together in a slim volume.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/brack-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 review verity brack hefce jisc university of sheffield university of surrey bibliographic data cataloguing copyright data database higher education information retrieval intellectual property research resource discovery search technology standards video Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1132 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 News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/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="1"></a></p> <h2 id="The_Joint_Technical_Symposium_JTS_-_24-26_June_Toronto">The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) - 24-26 June, Toronto</h2> <p>The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) is the international meeting for organisations and individuals involved in the preservation and restoration of original image and sound materials. This year, JTS is scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, June 24-26, 2004.</p> <p>Preliminary program information is now available on the JTS 2004 website. See: <a href="http://www.jts2004.org/english/program.htm">http://www.jts2004.org/english/program.htm</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 news and events shirley keane andrew w mellon foundation apache software foundation austrian national library california digital library coalition for networked information dcc hefce institute of historical research jisc library of congress loughborough university lund university massachusetts institute of technology niso oai oclc oxford university press sherpa tilburg university university college cork university of glasgow university of oxford romeo adobe apache archives bibliographic data collection development copyright data data management data set dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation document format dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-business e-government eprints file format framework further education higher education identifier information architecture information retrieval infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability jstor licence metadata mets modelling mods ms word multimedia national library oai-pmh object oriented software ogg ontologies open access open archives initiative persistent identifier preservation privacy repositories research resource management rtf search technology semantic web software syndication url usability web services wireless Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1044 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/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="The_British_Library-s_ground-breaking_secure_Electronic_Delivery_Service">The British Library's ground-breaking secure Electronic Delivery Service</h3> <p><em>June 2003</em></p> <p>The British Library previewed its new and ground-breaking secure Electronic Delivery Service at the SLA 94th Annual Conference in New York in June .</p> <p>Fully available from October 2003, the new service means that almost anything from the Library's huge collections - whether born digital, in print or in microform - can be securely delivered to a desktop within two hours if needed, with born digital material available for instant delivery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 news and events shirley keane british library coalition for networked information hefce jisc nhs oai ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of gloucestershire archives born digital copyright data digital library digital preservation digitisation e-business geospatial data gis higher education information retrieval intellectual property knowledge management metadata multimedia oai-pmh ontologies open access open archives initiative preservation research search technology url usability visualisation Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 981 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk eVALUEd: An Evaluation Model for e-Library Developments http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/evalued <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/evalued#author1">Becky Hartland-Fox</a> and <a href="/issue31/evalued#author2">Pete Dalton</a> on a project to develop a transferable model for e-library evaluation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--<h1 id="Contributed_by:Research_Assistant">Contributed by:<STRONG>Research Assistant</STRONG></h1><h1 id="header-1"></h1><P><I>, CIRT Research Development Manager</I></P><P><I>Centre for Information Research (CIRT), University of Central England</I></P><h1 id="Birmingham_B42_2SU_UK">, Birmingham, B42 2SU, UK</h1><h1 id="Contact:_Rebecca.Hartland-Foxuce.ac.uk">Contact: Rebecca.Hartland-Fox@uce.ac.uk</h1>--><!--<h1 id="Contributed_by:Research_Assistant-2">Contributed by:<STRONG>Research Assistant</STRONG></h1><h1 id="header-3"></h1><P><I>, CIRT Research Development Manager</I></P><P><I>Centre for Information Research (CIRT), University of Central England</I></P><h1 id="Birmingham_B42_2SU_UK-4">, Birmingham, B42 2SU, UK</h1><h1 id="Contact:_Rebecca.Hartland-Foxuce.ac.uk-5">Contact: Rebecca.Hartland-Fox@uce.ac.uk</h1>--><h3 id="Project_background">Project background</h3> <p>eVALUEd is a HEFCE funded project, based at the University of Central England. It has been set-up to develop a transferable model for e-library evaluation in Higher Education and to provide dissemination and training in e-library evaluation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/evalued" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 feature article becky hartland-fox pete dalton birmingham city university hefce data digital library dissemination higher education research url Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 872 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk After the Big Bang: The Forces of Change and E-Learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/johnston <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue27/johnston#author1">Pete Johnston</a> examines what recent developments in the area of "e-learning" might mean for the custodians of the information resources required to support teaching and learning.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/johnston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue27 feature article pete johnston hefce jisc sconul ukoln chcc dner elib heron archives bibliographic data cataloguing copyright data digitisation e-learning ebook framework further education higher education infrastructure interoperability licence metadata multimedia portal privacy repositories research resource discovery software url video Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 768 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk After eLib http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/chris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/chris#author1">Chris Rusbridge</a>, the former Director of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme, with an assessment of its achievements and legacy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Philip Hunter asked for an assessment of the achievements and legacy of the eLib Programme 5 years on. It is a strange experience trying to summarise a huge enterprise, covering more than 5 years involving hundreds of people, and costing in excess of £20M, in a couple of thousand words. I immediately abandoned any thought of comprehensiveness, any formalised evaluation, or even any serious attempt at history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/chris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 feature article chris rusbridge british library d-lib magazine edina hefce jisc jisc collections ordnance survey university of glasgow digimap dner elib heron nesli archives bath profile cataloguing copyright data data set digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination dublin core higher education interoperability jstor licence multimedia open archives initiative preservation research resource discovery rslp software standards url z39.50 Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 744 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk E-Commerce in Higher Education: Can We Afford to Do Nothing? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/e-commerce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/e-commerce#author1">Andrew Aird</a> on the impact of e-commerce on the non-commercial sector.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--<h1 id="Internet2_Planning_Mtg_20000508">Internet2 Planning Mtg 20000508</h1> --><!--<h1 id="Internet2_Planning_Mtg_20000508-1">Internet2 Planning Mtg 20000508</h1> --><p><!--<UL><LI><A HREF="#Heading1">1 Introduction</a> </li><LI><A HREF="#Heading2">2 Description</a> <UL> <LI><A HREF="#Heading3">2.1 Overview</a> </li><LI><A HREF="#Heading4">2.2 Knowledge Management Processes</a> </li> <LI><A HREF="#Heading5">2.3 People to People - Knowledge Space (kSpace)</a> <UL><LI ><A HREF="#Heading6">2.3.1 Synchronous / Session based communication</a> </li><LI><A HREF="#Heading7">2.3.2 Asynchronous / Thread based communication</a> </li></ul></li> <LI><A HREF="#Heading8">2.4 People to Content - Knowledge Base (kBase)</a> <UL>&lt;</ul></li></ul></li></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/e-commerce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 feature article andrew aird amazon goldsmiths college hefce ukoln university of bath university of london verisign authentication browser data database higher education html mac os php portal privacy software standards url video web development Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 750 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Virtual Universities: Institutional Issues for Information Professionals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/foster <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/foster#author1">Jonathan Foster</a> examines the institutional implications of networked approaches to learning for information professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p align="left">In 1997 The Dearing Report (NCIHE, 1997) published its review of the British higher education system. Underpinned by principles of inclusion and life-long learning the Report put forward wide-ranging recommendations in all areas of educational provision including students and learning, supporting research and scholarship, staff in higher education and the management and governance of higher education institutions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/foster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 feature article jonathan foster harvard university hefce open university sheffield hallam university university of cambridge university of oxford university of sheffield elib dissemination e-learning framework higher education infrastructure research url Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 727 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Adaptive Developments for Learning in the Hybrid Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/sellic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/sellic#author1">Wilma Alexander</a> on the SELLIC Project and its aim to support the use of electronic resources in teaching science and engineering.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Science and Engineering Library, Learning and Information Centre (SELLIC) [1] Project at the University of Edinburgh has seen rapid changes in the context in which it operates. The project itself has therefore changed its emphasis in response to some of the challenges of the rapidly-evolving education environment. Staff at SELLIC are engaged in a number of projects, all of which are directed at some aspect of hybrid library development and aim to bring together library and academic interests in determining how new developments should be applied within the institution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/sellic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article wilma alexander hefce heriot-watt university ims jisc london school of economics oclc university of edinburgh dner ivle authentication cataloguing data database dissemination dublin core e-learning higher education information retrieval infrastructure java library management systems marc metadata multimedia opac research search technology software standards url vle vocabularies webct Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 703 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JASPER Further Education Meeting http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jasper-fe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/jasper-fe#author1">Martin Hamilton</a> reports on the recent JASPER one day meeting on the expansion of JISC services to cover the FE community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The goal of this event was to introduce the operators of JISC services to the main bodies in Further Education (FE), and to discuss the issues which will be involved as JISC services are rolled out to FE sites. In addition to the delegates from JISC and JISC services, UKERNA and major national FE organisations (e.g. BECTa, FEDA and NILTA) were also represented.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jasper-fe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 event report martin hamilton becta hefce jisc loughborough university ukerna dner aggregation cache e-learning further education higher education ict research url Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 718 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/planet-sosig#author1">Justine Kitchen</a> of the Resource Discovery Network Centre reports on the recent SOSIG relaunch, and <a href="/issue23/planet-sosig#author2">Debra Hiom</a> explores New Learning and Teaching Support Networks in the Social Sciences</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="New_Millennium_New_SOSIG">New Millennium, New SOSIG</h3> <p>On the 25th February 2000 SOSIG (Social Science Information Gateway) officially launched its brand new service at a successful one-day event in central London. Speakers at the event included Annabel Colley, website producer for BBC's Panorama and Chair of the Association for UK Media Librarians who spoke of the enormous contribution SOSIG has made to research, since its inception. "Used incorrectly, the Internet can be a huge time waster. It's been likened to a huge vandalised library: a useful analogy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 regular column debra hiom justine kitchen bbc glasgow caledonian university hefce ilrt jisc kings college london open university university of bristol university of east anglia university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton university of the west of england university of warwick university of york sosig cataloguing dissemination higher education knowledge base research resource discovery search technology thesaurus url Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 687 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Knowledge Management http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/knowledge-mgt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/knowledge-mgt#author1">Sheila Corrall</a> asks if 'knowledge management' is a new phrase in place of 'information management', or a new concept altogether.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <p>Over the last twelve months Knowledge Management (KM) has become the latest hot topic in the business world. There has been a phenomenal growth in interest and activity, as seen in many new publications, conferences, IT products, and job advertisements (including a post advertised by HEFCE). Various professional groups, notably HR professionals, IT specialists, and librarians, are staking their claims, seeing KM as an opportunity to move centre stage.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/knowledge-mgt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article sheila corrall british library harvard university hefce ibm jisc knowledge media institute library association massachusetts institute of technology open university university of cambridge university of leeds university of reading corral ark cataloguing copyright data data mining data set database dissemination document management e-learning framework higher education hypertext infrastructure intellectual property intranet knowledge management library management systems multimedia repositories research resource management search technology social networks software thesaurus url Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 553 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Music Libraries Online http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/music <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue13/music#author1">Celia Duffy</a> describes a virtual music catalogue.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue13 project update celia duffy birmingham city university guildhall school of music and drama hefce leeds college of music royal academy of music royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal northern college of music elib archives bibliographic data cataloguing data software standards z39.50 Mon, 19 Jan 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 442 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 Cataloguing E-Journals: Where Are We Now? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue11/survey#author1">Valerie Wilkins</a> reviews the results of a survey, showing a variety of current practices in cataloguing e-journals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue11 review valerie wilkins hefce talis university of derby bibliographic data cataloguing database ejournal licence marc opac url Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 389 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Electronic Journals: Problem Or Panacea? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/journals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue10/journals#author1">Judith Edwards</a> outlines some of the problems faced by academia in the acquisition and provision of electronic journals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most staff and students in UK higher education now have online access to hundreds of academic journals, thanks to the HEFCs Pilot Site Licence scheme. Many more journals are also available in electronic form, access to which must be negotiated separately. The total number of electronic journals is now so large that the most ostrich-like of librarians can no longer ignore them. A recent posting to lis-elib maintained that "There will be 3000+ e-journals based on existing publications alone (i.e.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/journals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue10 feature article judith edwards arl association of research libraries hefce institute of physics oclc university college london elib ostrich archives authentication service bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database ejournal file format higher education hypertext identifier licence marc passwords research search technology software standards telnet url video Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 349 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Your Way: University of Bath http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/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="/issue9/down-your-way#author1">Isobel Stark</a> has a look at the new library building (from where the Web version of Ariadne is produced) at the University of Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/down-your-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 regular column isobel stark hefce ukoln university of bath Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 334 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk View from the Hill: Anne Dixon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/view-hill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/view-hill#author2">Amy Tucker</a> peers into the future of Physics journal publishing with <a href="/issue9/view-hill#author1">Anne Dixon</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/view-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 regular column amy tucker anne dixon elsevier hefce institute of physics aggregation archives content provider dirac higher education licence research software Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 335 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Paper House of Cards (And Why It's Taking So Long to Collapse) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/harnad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In our previous issue, <a href="../issue7/fytton">Fytton Rowland</a> defended the continuation of print research journals into the networked age. Here, <a href="/issue8/harnad#author1">Stevan Harnad</a> presents a different case.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>One cannot disagree with most of what Fytton Rowland wrote in his Ariadne article: The four chief functions of the scholarly literature are indeed the ones he listed: quality control, information dissemination, archiving and academic credit. He is quite right about the indispensability of peer review <a href="#REF1">[1]</a>, <a href="#REF2">[2]</a>, <a href="#REF3">[3]</a>, and about how the safety of our bridges and of our very bodies depends on it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/harnad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article stevan harnad association of research libraries elsevier hefce institute of physics library association massachusetts institute of technology university of cambridge university of southampton archives dissemination dublin core ftp higher education information society licence multimedia research search technology url Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 270 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Acrobat a High Flyer: John MacColl Discusses the Success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/acrobat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Acrobat a High Flyer: <a href="/issue7/acrobat#author1">John MacColl</a> discusses the success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As electronic library initiatives begin to move out of the research phase and into full production, one product is emerging as a dominant force in the presentation of electronic documents. Adobe's Acrobat software <a href="#fn1">[1]</a>, which is used for both generating and viewing Portable Document Format (PDF) files, is gaining widespread acceptance in the world of higher education.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/acrobat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 feature article john maccoll hefce microsoft elib adobe browser dissemination document format graphics higher education html hypertext licence operating system research sgml software standards web browser windows Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 232 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Print Journals: Fit for the Future? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/fytton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Do authors choose to appear in print journals for the wrong reasons? Do print journals continue for the wrong reasons? In short, are print research journals a corrupt form of scholarly communication? We asked <a href="/issue7/fytton#author1">Fytton Rowland</a> to provide a defence of the traditional scholarly journal. In our next journal we shall provide a <a href="../issue8/harnad/">perspective from the other side</a> of the debate.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="The_four_functions_of_the_scholarly_journal">The four functions of the scholarly journal</h3> <p>It has been recognised for many years (Ziman, 1968 <a href="#fn1">[1]</a>; <a name="two"></a>Ravetz, 1973<a href="#fn2">[2]</a>; <a name="three"></a>Meadows, 1980 <a href="#fn3">[3]</a>) that the dissemination of information is not the sole function of the scholarly journal literature. The paradoxical survival of this apparently archaic form of literature has depended on its multiple functions, which are essential to the orderly functioning of a scholarly community. The four chief functions are:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/fytton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 feature article fytton rowland elsevier hefce massachusetts institute of technology university of cambridge university of manchester archives copyright data dissemination higher education hypertext intellectual property licence multimedia preservation research Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 233 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DeLiberations http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/deliberations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/deliberations#author1">Graham Alsop</a> explains how an interactive electronic magazine can improve teaching methods.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>I</b>n the current climate of higher education, the role of the librarian is changing.</p> <p>"More often than not, librarians' teaching abilities are taken for granted by faculty staff; there has always been a resistance to acknowledging library staff as a legitimate faculty. Academic librarians tend to be multi-skilled and equip themselves with a teaching qualification in addition to their IT/library/undergraduate qualifications ....academics will have to become more like librarians..." <a href="#fn1">[1]</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/deliberations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 project update graham alsop hefce higher education html Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 241 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk