Overview of content related to 'open university' http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1405/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en LinkedUp: Linking Open Data for Education http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue72/guy-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue72/guy-et-al#author1">Marieke Guy</a>, <a href="/issue72/guy-et-al#author2">Mathieu d’Aquin</a>, <a href="/issue72/guy-et-al#author3">Stefan Dietze</a>, <a href="/issue72/guy-et-al#author4">Hendrik Drachsler</a>, <a href="/issue72/guy-et-al#author5">Eelco Herder</a> and <a href="/issue72/guy-et-al#author6">Elisabetta Parodi</a> describe the activities carried out by the LinkedUp Project looking at the promotion of open data in education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the past, discussions around Open Education have tended to focus on content and primarily Open Educational Resources (OER), freely accessible, openly licensed resources that are used for teaching, learning, assessment and research purposes. However Open Education is a complex beast made up of many aspects, of which the opening up of data is one important element.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue72/guy-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue72 feature article eelco herder elisabetta parodi hendrik drachsler marieke guy mathieu d’aquin stefan dietze bbc dcc elsevier knowledge media institute mimas open knowledge foundation open university ordnance survey ukoln university of bath university of manchester university of southampton w3c dbpedia europeana linkedup project wikipedia blog cataloguing cloud computing data data management data mining data set data visualisation dissemination facebook framework higher education hypertext ict identifier information retrieval infrastructure interoperability learning analytics learning management system linked data lod mashup metadata mobile mobile learning mooc oer open data open education personalisation portal privacy rdf remote working repositories research search technology semantic web sparql topic map twitter uri usability video visualisation web resources web standards xml Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:12:30 +0000 editor 2503 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The Tablet Symposium http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/tablet-symp-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/tablet-symp-rpt#author1">Ryan Burns</a> reports on a one-day symposium on tablet computers, e-readers and other new media objects held at the University of Sussex on 10 April 2013.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Tablet Symposium [<a href="#1">1</a>] brought together researchers and practitioners to examine questions about uses of tablet computers and e-readers across many walks of life, including academic, artistic, pedagogical, corporate and everyday contexts.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/tablet-symp-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 event report ryan burns apple open university university college london university of hertfordshire university of melbourne university of oregon university of sussex university of sydney android curation data ebook facebook ipad mobile multimedia operating system research social networks standards tablet computer taxonomy usability video wireless Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:32:10 +0000 lisrw 2477 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk 21st-century Scholarship and Wikipedia http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/thomas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/thomas#author1">Amber Thomas</a> explores the ways in which emerging research practices and Wikipedia illustrate the changing boundaries of academic work.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wikipedia, the world’s fifth most-used Web site [<a href="#1">1</a>], is a good illustration of the growing credibility of online resources. In his article in <em>Ariadne </em>earlier this year, “Wikipedia: Reflections on Use and Academic Acceptance” [<a href="#2">2</a>], Brian Whalley described the debates around accuracy and review, in the context of geology.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/thomas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article amber thomas bbc becta british library jisc open university orcid ukoln university of warwick jorum myexperiment wikipedia archives blog data dewey decimal e-learning framework further education google scholar higher education identifier infrastructure linked data oer open access open education open source rdf repositories research search technology semantic web smartphone software uri web 2.0 wiki Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:18:23 +0000 lisrw 2390 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2012 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/tpdl-2012-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/tpdl-2012-rpt#author1">Anna Mastora</a> and <a href="/issue70/tpdl-2012-rpt#author2">Sarantos Kapidakis</a> report on TPDL 2012 held at Paphos, Cyprus, over 23-27 September 2012.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 16<sup>th</sup> International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2012 [<a href="#1">1</a>] was another successful event in the series of ECDL/TPDL conferences which has been the leading European scientific forum on digital libraries for 15 years. Across these years, the conference has brought together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries by addressing issues in the area where theoretical and applied research meet, such as digital library models, architectures, functionality, users, and quality.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/tpdl-2012-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 event report anna mastora sarantos kapidakis city university london cni coalition for networked information google ionian university iso massachusetts institute of technology microsoft national technical university of athens open university princeton university the national archives university of cyprus university of malta university of strathclyde europeana archives blog data data set digital archive digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination facebook frbr graphics information retrieval interoperability linked data metadata multimedia natural language processing ontologies preservation research resource discovery search technology semantic web skos software standards thesaurus twitter visualisation Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:44:54 +0000 lisrw 2432 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2012 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/iwmw-2012-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/iwmw-2012-rpt#author1">Kirsty Pitkin</a> reports on the 16th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Edinburgh's Appleton Tower between 18 - 20 July 2012.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 16th Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW 12) took place at the University of Edinburgh's Appleton Tower – a building with a stunning panoramic view over the volcanic city.&nbsp; The event brought together 172 delegates and attracted an additional 165 viewers to the live video stream of the plenary sessions over the three days.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/iwmw-2012-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 event report kirsty pitkin blackboard cetis dcc edina edinburgh college of art jisc london school of economics nesta open university paper.li robert gordon university university of bradford university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of glamorgan university of southampton university of york devcsi dmponline iwmw jorum accessibility api archives authentication browser bs8878 content management cookie data data management data set data visualisation database foi google refine graphics infrastructure kis licence mobile native apps oer open data open source plone preservation repositories research responsive design search engine optimisation standards storify tagging twitter ukoer url video visualisation wcag web development web services widget xcri-cap Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:54:44 +0000 lisrw 2373 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Piloting Web Conferencing Software: Experiences and Challenges http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/prior-salter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/prior-salter#author1">Julian Prior</a> and <a href="/issue67/prior-salter#author2">Marie Salter</a> report on their experiences piloting Elluminate Live! at the University of Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><p>In the current fiscal climate faced by educational institutions in the UK, elearning tools and technologies that promise efficiency savings as well as enhancing the quality and quantity of course offerings are gaining popularity. One such technology is Web conferencing where lectures, seminars, meetings or presentations take place online and allow for remote participation and collaboration via audio, video, instant chat and a virtual 'whiteboard.'[<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/prior-salter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 feature article julian prior marie salter alt alt-c aston university blackboard google jisc open university qik ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of exeter university of hertfordshire university of winchester samson wikipedia adobe blog browser data e-learning elluminate firefox further education higher education internet explorer java licence mobile moodle multimedia oer open access open source operating system portfolio safari software streaming usb video vle web browser webinar windows Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1623 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk UK Reading Experience Database http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk Open Educational Resources Hack Day http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/oer-hackday-2011-03-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/oer-hackday-2011-03-rpt#author1">Kirsty Pitkin</a> reports on a two-day practical hack event focusing on Open Educational Resources (OER), held by DevCSI and JISC CETIS in Manchester on 31 March - 1 April 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><p>The Open Educational Resources Hack Day event was designed to bring together those interested in rapidly developing tools and prototypes to solve problems related to OER. Whilst there is a growing interest in the potential for learning resources created and shared openly by academics and teachers, a number of technical challenges still exist, including resource retrieval, evaluation and reuse. This event aimed to explore some of these problem areas by partnering developers with the creators and users of OER to identify needs and potential solutions.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/oer-hackday-2011-03-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 event report kirsty pitkin cetis google harper adams university college jisc leeds metropolitan university oai open university ukoln university of bolton university of oxford w3c devcsi jorum oerbital xpert accessibility aggregation api authentication blog browser cataloguing creative commons data data set doi drupal facebook identifier infrastructure interoperability learning objects licence linked data metadata mobile moodle oai-pmh oer open source openoffice portal provenance repositories resource sharing rss search engine optimisation search technology software storify sword protocol ukoer url video visualisation vle widget wiki wookie wordpress youtube Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1630 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Academic Liaison Librarianship: Curatorial Pedagogy or Pedagogical Curation? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/parsons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/parsons#author1">Allan Parsons</a> presents a strategic view of the need to develop the academic liaison librarianship role.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v3 : Late changes from XHTML review in terms of references -REW 2010-11-18-16-12 --><!-- v3 : Late changes from XHTML review in terms of references -REW 2010-11-18-16-12 --><p>When reflecting on a methodological approach and set of research practices with which he was closely associated, Bruno Latour suggested that, "there are four things that do not work with actor-network theory; the word actor, the word network, the word theory and the hyphen!" [<a href="#1">1</a>]. In a similar vein, it could be suggested that, "there are three things that do not work with academic liaison librarianship: the word academic, the word liaison and the word librarianship". Why so?</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/parsons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 feature article allan parsons dcc open university research information network sconul smithsonian institution university of oxford university of westminster archives bibliographic data blog cataloguing curation data data set database digital curation dublin core e-research framework higher education information society infrastructure managerialism metadata ontologies repositories research taxonomy vocabularies web 2.0 web development Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1588 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Repository Fringe 2010 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/repos-fringe-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/repos-fringe-2010-rpt#author1">Martin Donnelly</a> (and friends) report on the Repository Fringe "unconference" held at the National e-Science Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, over 2-3 September 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>2010 was the third year of Repository Fringe, and slightly more formally organised than its antecedents, with an increased number of discursive presentations and less in the way of organised chaos! The proceedings began on Wednesday 1 September with a one-day, pre-event SHERPA/RoMEO API Workshop [<a href="#1">1</a>] run by the Repositories Support Project team.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/repos-fringe-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 event report martin donnelly cetis dcc duraspace edina google jisc open university sherpa ukoln university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of hull university of southampton university of st andrews addressing history crispool datashare depositmo hydra jorum memento repomman reposit repositories support project romeo sharegeo sneep wikipedia aggregation api archives bibliographic data blog content management content negotiation csv curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination doi dspace eprints fedora commons file format framework geospatial data gis google maps hashtag html hypertext identifier infrastructure institutional repository ipad kml learning objects mashup metadata national library oer ontologies open access open source preservation repositories research rss search technology social networks solr standards tagging twitter uri video visualisation wordpress yahoo pipes Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1592 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Internet Librarian International Conference 2010 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/ili-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/ili-2010-rpt#author1">Claire Tylee</a>, <a href="/issue65/ili-2010-rpt#author2">Katrin Flemming</a> and <a href="/issue65/ili-2010-rpt#author3">Elly Cope</a> report on the two-day Internet Librarian International Conference focusing on innovation and technology in the information profession, held in London on 14-15 October 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript">toc_collapse=0;</script><div class="toc" id="toc"> <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="#Thursday_14_October">Thursday 14 October</a></li> <li class="toc-level-1"><a href="#Track_A:_Looking_Ahead_to_Value">Track A: Looking Ahead to Value</a></li> </ol> </div> </div><h2 id="Thursday_14_October"><a id="thursday" name="thursday"></a>Thursday 14 October</h2> <h2 id="Track_A:_Looking_Ahead_to_Value"><a id="thursday-track-a" name="thursday-track-a"></a>Track A: Looking Ahead to Value</h2> <h3 id="A102:_Future_of_Academic_Libraries"><a id="a102" name="a102"></a>A102: Future of Academic Libraries</h3> <h4 id="Mal_Booth_University_of_Technology_Sydney_Australia">Mal Booth, University of Technology Sydney (Australia)</h4> <h4 id="Michael_Jubb_Research_Information_Network_UK">Michael Jubb, Research Information Network (UK)</h4> <p>Mal Booth from the University of Technology Sydney started the session by giving an insight into current plans and projects underway to inform a new library building due to open in 2015 as part of a major redeveloped city campus.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/ili-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 event report claire tylee elly cope katrin flemming amazon british library cornell university edina google iso jisc mimas open university portico research information network university of bath university of california berkeley university of cambridge university of manchester peprs wikipedia zetoc android archives bibliographic data blog browser cataloguing content management copyright curation data database digital library digitisation dissemination ejournal facebook flickr frbr higher education identifier infrastructure iphone library data library management systems licence linked data mac os marc mashup metadata microblogging mobile opac open access open source pode preservation qr code research rfid rss search technology semantic web software standards tagging twitter video web 2.0 web browser web portal wiki wordpress youtube Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1596 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Eduserv Symposium 2010: The Mobile University http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/eduserv-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/eduserv-2010-rpt#author1">Shailey Minocha</a> reflects on the one-day symposium organised by Eduserv in May 2010. The aim of the event was to discuss whether and how mobile technology will play a significant role in the delivery of UK Higher Education in the future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/eduserv-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 event report shailey minocha blackboard canterbury christ church university edge hill university eduserv google massachusetts institute of technology open university oucs ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of edinburgh university of oxford university of plymouth university of sheffield university of wolverhampton itunes u accessibility ajax android augmented reality blog browser cataloguing cloud computing data e-learning facebook framework higher education html html5 infrastructure ipad iphone itunes junaio location-based services mobile mobile learning mobile phone open source operating system podcast qr code research search technology smartphone sms social software software twitter url usability video web 2.0 web services webkit wiki wikitude wireless Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1573 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Access, Delivery, Performance - The Future of Libraries Without Walls http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews a Festschrift celebrating the work of Professor Peter Brophy, founder of the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is normal in some subject disciplines to publish volumes of edited papers in honour of a respected colleague, usually to mark a significant birthday or career change. The contributors to such Festschriften<a href="#editors-note">*</a> are usually made up of former colleagues or pupils of the person being honoured. This volume celebrates the work of Professor Peter Brophy, the founder of the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management (CERLIM), which since 1998 has been based at the Manchester Metropolitan University. This volume contains twelve chapters written by sixteen contributors, many of them colleagues or ex-colleagues of Professor Brophy.</p> <p>Peter Brophy has had an outstanding career both as a librarian and researcher. Alan MacDougall, Visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University provides an outline in the opening chapter. A career that started at the Library Research Unit at Lancaster University in the early 1970s progressed to professional posts at Strathclyde University and Teeside Polytechnic, before Brophy eventually became Librarian at Bristol Polytechnic. From there, he moved to the University of Central Lancashire in 1989, where in 1993 he set up CERLIM. A selected bibliography of works by Professor Brophy fills eleven pages at the end of the volume, revealing the range and diversity of his research interests over the past few decades.</p> <p>The contexts of the early years of Professor Brophy's career are sketched in more detail in the opening chapter by Michael Buckland, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Buckland was a colleague of Brophy's at the Library Research Unit at Lancaster in the early 1970s.This chapter gives a good flavour of how library and information research was undertaken in this time when the libraries at what were then 'new universities' had an active interest in innovation and when almost all library research in the UK was funded by the Office for Scientific and Technical Information of the Department of Education and Science.</p> <h2 id="Libraries_and_e-Learning">Libraries and e-Learning</h2> <p>The remainder of the book is organised into four broad themes. The first covers libraries' role in supporting e-learning. The opening chapter in this section is by Gill Needham and Nicky Whitsed of the Open University. It is a series of reflections on a decade of developing library services for distance learners. Starting with the Follett Report of 1993 [<a href="#1">1</a>], the chapter identifies three main phases in the Open University's approach to delivering services to around 200,000 students and 8,000 tutors. The first phase was concerned with fairness; knowing exactly when to introduce online services at a time when a majority of Open University students did not have access to the relevant technologies or skills and when many tutors were reluctant to change their traditional ways of working. Responses to this included the development of library-mediated collections of quality-controlled Internet resources, supplemented by an online skills tutorial focused on generic information skills. Despite all of this, actual use of online resources remained relatively low (p. 30). The second phase, therefore, was mainly about integrating online services more deeply into the core learning activities of courses. The focus switched to the training of tutors and the integration of information resources within the university's emerging virtual learning environment (VLE), based on Moodle. In the interim, a pilot project using the open source MyLibrary software was found to be useful in helping to integrate library services into the learning experiences of individual students. The third phase - which Needham and Whitsed note is still ongoing - concerns the embedding of information literacy and resource-based learning concepts within the university more widely. The chapter ends with some comments on the, perhaps inevitable, tension between the 'invisible library' – 'quietly and strategically … [insinuating] resources and services into all those places where they have the most impact' - and the need to defend library budgets and status within the wider institution (pp. 35-36).</p> <p>The following chapter, by Professor David Baker of the University College Plymouth St Mark and St John, is a general overview of the development of e-learning technologies in UK Higher Education over the past decade. Starting again with Follett, Baker explains how e-learning concepts and technologies have been taken up, focusing in particular on the facilitating role taken by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in providing a national-level approach to the provision of both infrastructure (e.g., networks, access management tools) and content. In addition, the chapter refers to a number of JISC-funded programmes and initiatives focused on breaking down the barriers that prevent the sharing and re-use of e-learning content. The final sections look at some wider factors influencing the current transformation of learning, teaching and assessment practices. These include the need to integrate institutional services like VLEs with the generic social networking tools and mobile devices familiar to new generations of learners. However, successful integration is not just a matter of technology but of overcoming cultural differences. Baker uses a synthesis of the JISC-funded Learner Experiences of e-Learning projects [<a href="#2">2</a>] to note that there might have been 'an increasing "divide" between the needs, expectations and wishes of the learners and the expectations of the teachers, who were more "traditional" and perhaps not engaged with e-learning in the same way' (p. 49).</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 review michael day british library cerlim google jisc manchester metropolitan university mla open university oreilly rnib talis ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of california berkeley university of central lancashire victoria university w3c jisc information environment web accessibility initiative accessibility archives bibliographic data cataloguing controlled vocabularies digital library e-learning facebook flickr framework higher education infrastructure knowledge management metadata mobile moodle open source preservation repositories research semantic web software vle vocabularies wcag web 2.0 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1580 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Intranet Management: Divine Comedy or Strategic Imperative? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/white <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/white#author1">Martin White</a> suggests that a failure to recognise the value of intranets is a symptom of a failure to recognise information as a strategic asset.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to Dante in his Divine Comedy the inscription above the door to Hades reads "Abandon hope all ye who enter here". For many this could also be the sign on the home page of their organisation's intranet as, with business-critical decisions to make, they begin the daily hunt for information that they are sure should be somewhere in the application. It could just as easily be the sign on the door of the intranet manager of the organisation, though this door usually also carries a number of other job descriptions, all of which seem to be given more priority by the organisation than the care and development of the intranet. Most organisations of any size will have a full-time web manager, often with a support team, but this is rarely the case with the intranet.</p> <p>There are a substantial number of intranets in the UK. Statistics from the Office for National Statistics indicate that 22% of all businesses have an intranet [<a href="#1">1</a>]. As the size of the business increases so does the level of penetration, and most businesses of more than 500 people will now have some form of intranet. Given the number of businesses in the UK the author estimates that there are probably around 300,000 intranets in the commercial sector, and at a guess a further 100,000 in the public sector, charities, Higher Education institutions (HEIs) and other organisations. Only over the last few years has any reliable statistical information become available on intranet use and development, and this is a in-depth global survey of only around 300 intranets [<a href="#2">2</a>]. In the UK HEI sector a major opportunity was lost in a survey commissioned in 2009 by Eduserv into the management of web content in the HEI sector as no account of intranet use of CMS applications was included in the scope of the survey [<a href="#3">3</a>]. A survey of SharePoint use in HEIs undertaken for Eduserv in late 2009 [<a href="#4">4</a>] did indicate that a number of institutions were using SharePoint for intranet applications but the survey did not look in detail at intranet implementation.</p> <p>It is also only over the last few years have forums been set up in which intranet managers are able to share experiences and challenges with others. The work of the Intranet Benchmark Forum [<a href="#5">5</a>] is focused on providing services to large organisations, but there are also other virtual and physical discussion forums, such as the Intranet Forum [<a href="#6">6</a>] run by UKeiG for its members. It is probably reasonable to suggest that the majority of intranet managers have seen very few intranets from which to gain a sense of good practice, whereas web managers have an almost unlimited supply of sites from which to gain ideas for their own use. This is as true in the HEI sector as in other sectors. Given the installed base of intranets in the UK it is also surprising that there is no 'intranet conference' event even though intranet management does feature in events such as Online Information [<a href="#7">7</a>]. Most countries in northern Europe have an intranet conference [<a href="#8">8</a>], often with several hundred delegates, so why there is no equivalent in the UK is a mystery.</p> <h2 id="Intranets_Are_Different">Intranets Are Different</h2> <p>All too often an intranet is regarded as an internal web site. The reality is that about the only commonality between an intranet and a web site is the use of web browser technology. Many very successful intranets do not even use a web content management application but instead are based on Notes technology or portal applications. Intranet content contribution is usually highly distributed, with individual members of staff publishing content direct to the intranet perhaps only a few times a year. This means that the web content management system has to be highly intuitive, and enable Word documents to be rendered into clean HTML code to create web pages. The teams supporting public web sites are using the systems every working day, working often in HTML and having a much more limited range of content to cope with. Many of the problems that arise in keeping content current on an intranet are a result of staff having to use a complex Web publishing system that was specified for Web site management and not intranet management.</p> <p>Another factor to be considered is that increasingly intranets are federated applications [<a href="#9">9</a>]. This is often the situation in HEIs where each department wants to have its own intranet, and on top of all these individual intranets there is some form of top-level 'corporate' home page and navigation. Often there is no central coordination of these intranets, and so each adopts some or none of the visual design standards of the HEI.</p> <p>As far as enterprise applications are concerned, intranets are different because they are not based on business processes or work-flow. Finance, registry, personnel and most other applications support well-defined processes, usually within a specific department, and where the content requirements are usually specified in database terms. Anything approaching text content is usually relegated to a single field in the database. Intranets exist because there is a substantial amount of information in any organisation that is not based on business processes and cannot be managed within a formal database structure, such as policies, procedures, campus maps, events, staff notices and hundreds of other information formats produced by every department and location within the organisation.</p> <p>As a result the intranet becomes an information dumping ground. Under-resourced intranet managers do not have the resources to maintain content quality, and so multiple versions of documents with no visible ownership or provenance proliferate. Employees leave or change responsibility but the intranet is based on a 'file-and-forget' principle and no effort is taken to ensure that document ownership is transferred to another member of staff. Very quickly the information architecture of the intranet, based usually on the structure of the organisation at the time of the last WCMS (Web content management system) deployment, is not fit for purpose. The decision is taken to implement a search engine, and only then does the scale of the problem of information decay become apparent. It can also be an interesting exercise to search for 'Confidential' and see just how many documents are returned!</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article martin white eduserv google harvard university ibm intranet focus ltd jisc microsoft open university university of sheffield adobe blog content management creative commons data database dissemination document management drupal foi higher education html ict information architecture intellectual property intranet knowledge management licence metadata mobile open source passwords portal privacy provenance repositories research rss schema search technology sharepoint standards taxonomy usability web 2.0 web browser wiki Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1530 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The RSP Goes 'Back to School' http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/strsp-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue61/strsp-rpt#author1">Stephanie Taylor</a> reports on the three-day residential school for repository managers run by the Repositories Support Project (RSP), held on 14-16 September 2009 in Northumberland.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I recently attended the Back to School event [<a href="#1">1</a>] run by the Repositories Support Project (RSP)[<a href="#2">2</a>] at Matfen Hall [<a href="#3">3</a>], Northumberland, where I gave a workshop on metadata and also attended the second and third days of the event as a delegate. I was sorry not to be able to attend the sessions on the first day, but arrived in time for dinner so was able to meet the delegates and other presenters.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/strsp-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue61 event report stephanie taylor bbc british library google jisc jisc collections kings college london open university sherpa ukoln university of bath university of east anglia university of edinburgh university of nottingham university of sunderland eris r4r recruitment toolkit repositories support project rsp wrn application profile archives avi cataloguing cerif content provider copyright data database digital archive digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation ejournal framework higher education infrastructure interoperability metadata preservation rae repositories research schema scholarly works application profile tagging Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1516 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The Second International M-Libraries Conference http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/m-libraries-2009-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/m-libraries-2009-rpt#author1">Keren Mills</a> reports on a two-day conference exploring and sharing delivery of services and resources to users 'on the move,' via mobile and hand-held devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jointly hosted by the University of British Columbia (UBC), Athabasca University, the UK Open University (OU) and Thomson Rivers University, the conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] was held on UBC's beautiful campus in Vancouver and covered a broad range of topics, from SMS reference to using QR codes.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/m-libraries-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 event report keren mills bbc coalition for networked information liverpool john moores university microsoft oclc open university university of bath university of cambridge yale university blog browser cataloguing cloud computing ebook ejournal javascript learning objects mobile mobile learning mobile phone mp3 multimedia open source podcast qr code research sms software tagging twitter url Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1495 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk JISC Digital Content Conference 2009 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/jisc-digi-content-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/jisc-digi-content-rpt#author1">Michelle Pauli</a> reports on a two-day conference on digital content held by JISC in South Cerney over 30 June - 1 July 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/jisc-digi-content-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 event report michelle pauli british library california digital library google jisc manchester metropolitan university microsoft open university university of oxford internet archive shakespeare quartos archive archives blog content management copyright creative commons data data mining digital library digital media digital preservation digitisation ejournal facebook higher education infrastructure intellectual property interoperability licence mobile multimedia oer open access preservation research search technology twitter video wayback machine web 2.0 wiki Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1497 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk dev8D: JISC Developer Happiness Days http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/jisc-dev8d-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/jisc-dev8d-rpt#author1">Julian Cheal</a> reports on the 5-day JISC's Developer Happiness Days event held at Birckbeck College, London over 16 - 21 February 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Firstly some background as to why dev8D came about. David Flanders (JISC) and Ben O'Steen (Oxford University Library Services) over the years have attended many conferences: what they found were that the places and talks from which they benefited most were outside the programmed seminars and presentations. It was during conversations between sessions at these events with other developers, managers, delegates that they felt learned most.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/jisc-dev8d-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 event report julian cheal bbc british museum jisc microsoft open university ukoln university of bath university of liverpool university of oxford university of southern queensland blog data dspace eprints fedora commons firefox higher education interoperability json open source programming language python repositories rss screencast search technology software twitter url video youtube Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1456 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk New Schemas for Mapping Pedagogies and Technologies http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/conole <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/conole#author1">Grainne Conole</a> reflects on the implications of Web 2.0 for education and offers two new schemas for thinking about harnessing the potential of technologies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/conole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 feature article grainne conole open university ples archives blog data digital media dissemination e-learning eportfolio framework higher education infrastructure learning design library management systems moodle oer open access personalisation portfolio repositories research schema search technology social networks visualisation vle web 2.0 web services wiki youtube Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1406 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.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://live.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 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://live.ariadne.ac.uk Blended Learning and Online Tutoring: Planning Learner Support and Activity Design http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/parker-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/parker-rvw#author1">Lyn Parker</a> does not consider that the second edition has changed considerably from the first edition despite the publishers' blurb to the contrary. Nonetheless, she feels there is much of value.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When asked to review the second edition of this book, I willingly accepted as I considered the first edition to be "easy to read, full of practical advice, whilst challenging me to reflect on my own practice".</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/parker-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 review lyn parker open university university of hertfordshire university of sheffield university of strathclyde blog e-learning facebook flickr framework higher education instant messaging learning design privacy social networks tagging web 2.0 wiki Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1425 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata for Learning Resources: An Update on Standards Activity for 2008 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/currier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/currier#author1">Sarah Currier</a> gives an overview of current initiatives in standards for educational metadata.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/currier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article sarah currier cetis ieee ims ims global learning consortium iso jisc open university jorum lmap accessibility adl application profile blog cataloguing common cartridge content packaging data data model dcmi domain model dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning framework further education identifier ieee lom ims common cartridge ims content packaging interoperability learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata preservation rdf repositories research schema scorm simple dublin core skos standardisation standards tagging uk lom core uri vocabularies web 2.0 wiki xml xml schema Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1385 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Discussions from KIDMM Mash-up Day http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt/discussions.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In conjunction with his <a href="/issue53/kidmm-rpt">main article on The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up</a>, Conrad Taylor reports on discussions from KIDMM Mash-up Day.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="a"></a></p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt/discussions.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 event report conrad taylor british library de montfort university google iso library of congress microsoft nhs open university aida accessibility adobe cataloguing cloud computing data data model data set database digital preservation document format ead flickr geospatial data gis information retrieval microsoft office opendocument openoffice operating system preservation repositories research search technology software standards tag cloud tagging taxonomy udc usability vocabularies web 2.0 xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 14:40:19 +0000 admin 2151 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 50: Side-Stepping Babel http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne 50.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With Dyson and parts of Burberry disappearing points east, leaving their design departments behind them [<a href="#1">1</a>] [<a href="#2">2</a>], there are possible grounds for arguing that the (previously) industrialised countries must live by their wits and the emerging knowledge economy.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 editorial richard waller amazon british library google open university talis ukoln wellcome library internet archive application profile archives born digital digital archive digital library digital preservation dissemination dublin core eprints higher education ict knowledge management onix preservation repositories research search technology software web 2.0 wiki Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1285 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk What Happens When We Mash the Library? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/miller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/miller#author1">Paul Miller</a> looks at recent attempts to make library resources more appealing, including the Talis competition to build library 'mashups'.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the summer of 2006, there was much talk about extending and enriching the online offerings of the library. Reports for the Library of Congress [<a href="#1">1</a>] and University of California [<a href="#2">2</a>] were still being cogitated upon. North Carolina State University's [<a href="#3">3</a>] Endeca-powered catalogue was attracting a lot of interest [<a href="#4">4</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/miller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 feature article paul miller amazon american library association eduserv georgia institute of technology google library of congress oclc open university talis university of cambridge wikipedia bibliographic data blog browser cataloguing data facebook firefox library data library management systems librarything mashup portal research second life software web 2.0 web services Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1293 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Creative Commons Licences in Higher and Further Education: Do We Care? http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Blended Learning and Online Tutoring http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/parker-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/parker-rvw#author1">Lyn Parker</a> considers that this book meets its aim of providing practical advice for tutors and staff developers engaged in online activities and blended learning.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many universities have adopted a blended learning approach to learning and teaching rather than adopting totally online methods, as strategies for delivering campus-based and distance learning courses converge. Blended learning has been variously defined as 'a mix of e-learning with traditional learning and teaching methods' [<a href="#1">1</a>] or learning that is characterised by 'the interdependence of pedagogy, learning technologies and technology' [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/parker-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 review lyn parker oclc open university university of sheffield blog course design e-learning safari wiki Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1263 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The Second Digital Repositories Programme Meeting http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-repositories-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-repositories-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a> and <a href="/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt#author2">Mahendra Mahey</a> report on a 2-day JISC Digital Repositories Meeting focusing on project clusters working together and other related issues held by JISC in Warwick, UK over 27-28 March 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) Digital Repositories Programme [<a href="#1">1</a>] held its second Programme meeting towards the end of March. Following in the collaborative tradition set by last October's joint Programme meeting with the Digital Preservation and Asset Management Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>], this gathering was themed around the cluster groups established by the Digital Repositories Programme [<a href="#3">3</a>] and included many guests from other JISC areas of work and beyond.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-repositories-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report julie allinson mahendra mahey cetis dcc jisc oai oais open university ordnance survey sherpa ukoln university of bath university of hull university of leicester university of southampton university of worcester wellcome trust cd-lor claddier ebank uk geoxwalk grade project iemsr iesr iri scotland jisc information environment jorum midess opendoar perx preserv prowe r4l repomman repository bridge romeo sherpa plus sherpa romeo stargate archives browser copyright curation data data management data set database digital curation digital media digital object identifier digital preservation digital repositories doi drm e-learning electronic theses eprints fedora commons geospatial data gis handle system identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability learning objects metadata metadata schema registry multimedia oai-pmh open access open archives initiative preservation repositories research resource management schema search technology service registry standards thesaurus uddi uri web services wiki xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1238 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Creative Archive http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/gerhardt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/gerhardt#author1">Paul Gerhardt</a> describes the origins and development of the Creative Archive Project at the BBC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last April the BBC, together with Channel 4 Television, the British Film Institute and the Open University, launched the Creative Archive Licence. It was a small act, but it could prove to be a momentous step in how we use moving image and audio in our public and cultural life.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/gerhardt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article paul gerhardt bbc open university internet archive archives copyright creative commons data file sharing framework licence metadata search technology standards video Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1159 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Integration and Impact: The JISC Annual Conference http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/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="/issue44/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Marieke Guy</a> has collated reports on sessions from the JISC Annual Conference held in Birmingham.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2005 JISC Conference took place on 12 April at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) which this year - inexplicably - had a giant Ferris wheel thirty yards from the main entrance, entirely unconnected with the main event. The annual conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a chance for JISC to showcase the breadth of its activities [<a href="#2">2</a>] in providing support for the use of ICT in education and research, and as usual it was a bustle of networking and learning.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 event report marieke guy amazon dcc edina eduserv google ibm jisc mimas national e-science centre national grid service open university oxford university press ukerna ukoln university college london university of cambridge university of nottingham university of oxford wellcome trust cree digimap jisc information environment mrc accessibility archives authentication creative commons curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library dissemination e-business e-learning e-research e-science ebook ejournal framework further education geospatial data gis google scholar higher education ict infrastructure interoperability licence mobile open access open data portal preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology shibboleth software text mining uportal video virtual research environment vle web services wsrp Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1174 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Building Open Source Communities: 4th OSS Watch Conference http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/oss-watch-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/oss-watch-rpt#author1">Sebastian Rahtz</a> and <a href="/issue44/oss-watch-rpt#author2">Randy Metcalfe</a> report on a one-day conference on open source software development communities organised by OSS Watch held in Edinburgh on 4 July 2005.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When people get together and talk about open source, there are three things that come into the conversation early on. Firstly, they argue about open source licences; secondly, they ask "but is it really <strong>free?</strong>"; and thirdly, they state that "it's all about the community". That last one is definitely worth unpacking further.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/oss-watch-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 event report randy metcalfe sebastian rahtz apache software foundation ibm jisc open university oss watch sakai university of edinburgh university of york serving maths agile development apache copyright e-learning firefox free software gpl higher education licence moodle open source operating system software uportal vle Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1176 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Recasting the Past: Digital Histories http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk The JIBS Workshop on Resource/Reading List Software - the Reality http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/jibs-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/jibs-rpt#author1">Frances Boyle</a> reports on the one-day workshop on the current state of play in the Resource/Reading List software market, held at the SaÔd Business School, University of Oxford, on 9 September 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This was a workshop organised by the <a href="http://www.jibs.ac.uk/">JIBS User Group</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] to bring together both vendors and practitioners to discuss that old chestnut of reading lists, so dear to the hearts of many a jobbing librarian. The format of the day was that the morning focused on the vendors' story, with major market players being present. The afternoon was given over to practitioners, both librarians and learning technologists, to share their experiences on the implementation and the use of the products 'in anger' as it were.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/jibs-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 event report frances boyle bbc de montfort university jisc loughborough university open university talis university of oxford cataloguing e-learning framework interoperability library management systems opac open source openurl portfolio schema sfx software vle Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1094 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Libraries Without Walls 5 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/parkes-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/parkes-rvw#author1">David Parkes</a> reviews the fifth compilation of the biennial Library Without Walls Conference. He finds how far we have come and how far we have to go in delivering services to distributed learners.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the 5th collection of papers from the biennial Libraries Without Walls Conference (LWW5). Reference to the preceding 4 volumes published in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002 respectively is rewarding to see how discourse and practice has developed.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/parkes-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 review david parkes bbc blackboard cerlim jisc manchester metropolitan university oai open university sconul staffordshire university university of glasgow daedalus jisc information environment accessibility archives blog copyright data database digital library e-learning ebook framework ict metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative passwords portal repositories research resource discovery search technology usability vle webct wiki Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1099 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Support Models for Open Source Deployment http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/oss-watch-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/oss-watch-rpt#author1">Sebastian Rahtz</a> and <a href="/issue40/oss-watch-rpt#author2">Randy Metcalfe</a> report on OSS Watch's one-day conference on support models held in London in June 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/">OSS Watch</a>'s [<a href="#1">1</a>] second national conference focused on an often articulated anxiety concerning how an institution will answer the question of support when considering the deployment of open source software. OSS Watch is a pilot advisory service set up by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to provide UK Higher and Further Education with neutral and authoritative guidance about free and open source software.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/oss-watch-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report randy metcalfe sebastian rahtz ibm jisc open university oss watch oxford university computing services sun microsystems university of bristol university of hull university of leeds university of oxford yale university apache content management data e-learning framework further education html interoperability java licence linux open source operating system portal software uportal vle xml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1068 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Adding Value to the National Information Infrastructure: The EDINA Exchange Day, Edinburgh http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/edina-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/edina-rpt#author1">John MacColl</a> provides us with a report of EDINA's first general information event for the HE and FE communities held at the National E-Science Centre.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://edina.ac.uk/">EDINA</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] held its first general information event for the Higher and Further Education communities on Tuesday 11 May 2004. <em>EDINA Exchange</em> took place in the National E-Science Centre at the University of Edinburgh.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/edina-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report john maccoll becta blackboard british library cclrc dcc edina google imperial college london jisc mimas mla national e-science centre oclc open university ordnance survey ukoln university of edinburgh digimap e-mapscholar geoxwalk jisc information environment jorum suncat xgrain zblsa zetoc algorithm archives authorisation service bibliographic data cataloguing content management copyright curation data data management data set data visualisation database digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation e-science framework further education geospatial data gis infrastructure jstor learning objects metadata multimedia national library openurl portal preservation repositories research search technology shibboleth software srw video visualisation web resources webct z39.50 Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1069 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Implementing Digital Reference Services http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/wynne-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/wynne-rvw#author1">Ben Wynne</a> reviews a collection of papers from the Third Annual Virtual Reference Desk Conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This book, first published in the United States by Neal-Schuman, brings together revised and updated papers originally presented at the Third Annual Virtual Reference Desk Conference held in Orlando, Florida in 2001. As such it has an almost entirely American focus although most of the issues addressed are equally relevant to libraries elsewhere.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/wynne-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 review ben wynne open university university of sussex copyright privacy research software url Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1645 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Domesday Redux: The Rescue of the BBC Domesday Project Videodiscs http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk The Intellectual Property Rights Workshop http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/iprws-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/iprws-rpt#author1">William J. Nixon</a> and <a href="/issue36/iprws-rpt#author2">Jessie Hey</a> co-report on the JISC IPR workshop held in London, May 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Intellectual Property Rights workshop was organised by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) on behalf of the <a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=programme_x4l">X4L</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>], <a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=programme_learning_teaching">5/99</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>] and <a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=programme_fair">FAIR</a> [<a href="#3">3</a>] Programmes and was a well attended and thought-provoking event.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/iprws-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 event report jessie hey william j. nixon ieee jisc massachusetts institute of technology oai open university university of glasgow university of southampton daedalus heron jisc information environment jorum romeo archives copyright creative commons digital repositories dissemination drm e-learning eprints flash further education higher education intellectual property licence linux metadata oai-pmh odrl open access open archives initiative open source plain text repositories research software standards url Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 978 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: Surfing Historical UK University Web Sites http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> outlines strategies for choosing appropriate standards for building Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It has been said that those who ignore history, are condemned to repeat it. In the Web world we can be so excited by new developments that we may forget approaches we have taken in the past and fail to learn from our mistakes. This article describes how the WayBack Machine <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> was used to look at the history of UK University Web sites.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 tooled up brian kelly birkbeck college birmingham city university central school of speech and drama courtauld institute of art de montfort university edinburgh college of art glasgow school of art goldsmiths college google imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university nottingham trent university open university queens university belfast robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal agricultural college royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college royal welsh college of music and drama school of oriental and african studies south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of central lancashire university of east london university of london university of oxford university of surrey university of the west of england university of wales university of west london internet archive archives browser digital preservation flash higher education internet explorer intranet java javascript preservation research search technology standards url wayback machine Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 953 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk