Overview of content related to 'library association' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/14098/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Book Review: Preparing Collections for Digitization http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews a recently published book on the selection and preparation of archive and library collections for digitisation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past 20 years a great deal of information and guidance has been published to support cultural heritage organisations interested in undertaking digitisation projects. It is well over a decade now since the seminal Joint National Preservation Office and Research Libraries Group Preservation Conference on <em>Guidelines for digital imaging</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>] and standard introductory texts on digitisation like Anne Kenney and Oya Rieger's <em>Moving theory into practice</em> [<a href="#2">2</a>] and Stuart Lee's <em>Digital imaging: a practical handbook</em> [<a href="#3">3</a>] are of a similar age - although still extremely useful. More up-to-date guidance is also available from services like JISC Digital Media [<a href="#4">4</a>] and the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative [<a href="#5">5</a>].</p> <p><!-- <img alt="Book cover: Preparing Collections for Digitization" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue67-day-rvw/711-1.jpg" style="float: right; width: 102px; height: 152px; " title="Book cover: Preparing Collections for Digitization" /> --><!-- <img alt="Book cover: Preparing Collections for Digitization" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue67-day-rvw/711-1.jpg" style="float: right; width: 102px; height: 152px; " title="Book cover: Preparing Collections for Digitization" /> --></p><p>Into this mix comes this new book on the preparation of collections for digitisation by Anna Bülow and Jess Ahmon, respectively Head of Preservation and Preservation Officer at The National Archives in Kew, London. The book claims to fill a gap in the existing literature, covering the practical aspects of safeguarding collections during image capture. It is perhaps worth noting upfront that the main focus of the book is on textual resources and documentary records, meaning that it would seem to be most useful for those working in the libraries and archives sectors.</p> <p>The first chapter provides some essential context, linking digitisation initiatives to the ongoing collection management practices of archives and libraries. It makes the general point that collection management has three main aspects: the <em>development</em>, <em>use</em> and <em>preservation</em> of collections.</p> <blockquote><p>Collection management involves making well informed decisions in order to prioritise actions and optimise the allocation of resources to maintain as much accessible value as possible. (p. 5)</p></blockquote> <p>Bülow and Ahmon argue that digital technologies have created new challenges for collection management, e.g. being partly responsible for a shift in attention from the development and <em>preservation</em> role to the development and <em>use</em> role. In practice, however, the link between the roles can be more nuanced. For example, in some cases digitisation may benefit conservation aims by helping to reduce the physical handling of fragile materials. In general, however, the authors feel that while the long-term sustainability challenges of digital content remain unresolved, "digitization of any book or document cannot be seen as a preservation measure for the original itself." (p. 8). The chapter concludes with a brief outline of the four phases of digitisation, each of which is made up of multiple steps. Of these, this book focuses primarily on the first two stages, covering all of the tasks that need to be done prior to imaging (e.g. selection, rights clearance, document preparation) as well as those associated with the digitisation process itself (imaging, quality assurance, transcription, metadata creation). The remaining two stages, chiefly facilitating use and sustainability, are not dealt with in any detail by this book.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 review michael day harvard university jisc jisc digital media library association the national archives ukoln university of bath algorithm archives digital media digital preservation digitisation file format interoperability metadata preservation provenance research resource description standards tiff Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1633 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planning the Future of the National Library of Mongolia http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/segbertElbert-fuegi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/segbertElbert-fuegi#author1">Monika Segbert-Elbert</a> and <a href="/issue63/segbertElbert-fuegi#author2">David Fuegi</a> describe the National Library of Mongolia's plans to modernise its infrastructure and services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In November 2008, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to Stichting eIFL.net to help the National Library of Mongolia (NLM) create a strategic plan in the course of 2009.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eifl.net/">eIFL.net</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is an international not-for-profit organisation with a base in Europe and a global network of partners. It works with libraries around the world to enable sustainable access to high-quality digital information for people in developing and transition countries [<a href="#2">2</a>]. Founded in 1999, eIFL.net began by advocating for affordable access to commercial e-journals for academic and research libraries in Central and Eastern Europe. Today, eIFL.net partners with libraries and library consortia in over 45 developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Its work has also expanded to include other programmes designed to increase access to knowledge. eIFL.net's approach is to partner with libraries organised in national library consortia - groups of libraries that share common goals - thereby effectively reaching millions of people. Library consortia can speak with one voice to stakeholders and policy makers, and share resources and activities in order to serve their communities.</p> <p>Mongolia is a huge land-locked country bordering Russia and China. Its 3 million inhabitants are somewhat isolated geographically and linguistically and by comparative poverty. English is not much used and the National Library of Mongolia is little known in the West. Even its links with China and Russia are not strong though many of its senior staff were trained in the former Soviet Union.</p> <p>The circumstances creating the opportunity for the National Library of Mongolia to raise its profile and potentially transform the library scene in Mongolia depended on two main events: the decision of the Emir of Kuwait announced late in 2007 to gift a new national library building to Mongolia [<a href="#3">3</a>]; and the development of the eIFL-supported Consortium of Mongolian Libraries in Mongolia [<a href="#4">4</a>]. The former raised the profile of the Library in government and necessitated a focus on planning. The latter helped provide a professional forum in which issues could be examined and library stakeholders consulted.</p> <p>The National Library of Mongolia, also known as the State Central Library, is the largest library in Mongolia with more than 3 million books and publications, and an outstanding collection of 1 million rare and valuable [mainly religious] books and manuscripts. Potentially one of its most important roles is to act as the 'methodological centre' for professional in-service training for public librarians in Mongolia. The national library has been connected to the Internet since 2001 and is also a key member of the recently founded Consortium of Mongolian Libraries that aims to expand access to electronic resources for academics and researchers, students and citizens.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/segbertElbert-fuegi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 feature article david fuegi monika elbert andrew w mellon foundation eifl library association archives copyright database digital archive digital library ejournal framework geospatial data gis ict infrastructure intellectual property national library research search technology software standards Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1545 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk RDA: Resource Description and Access http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/rda-briefing-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/rda-briefing-rpt#author1">Wendy Taylor</a> and <a href="/issue63/rda-briefing-rpt#author2">Helen Williams</a> report on CILIP's Executive Briefings on RDA : Resource Description and Access held at CILIP on 23 March 2010 and repeated at the Bloomsbury Hotel on 30 March 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/rda-briefing-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 event report helen williams wendy taylor american library association british library british museum cilip ifla library association library of congress liverpool john moores university london school of economics rnib ukoln university college london aacr2 authority data bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing data digital media dublin core frad frbr information retrieval library management systems marc marc21 national library onix research resource description and access schema search technology standards video webinar Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1552 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Information Science in Transition http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews an edited volume published to commemorate the founding of the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v3. 2010-05-19-13-35 REW updating with minor edits from author --><!-- v3. 2010-05-19-13-35 REW updating with minor edits from author --><p>Until it joined with the Library Association in 2002 to form the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Institute of Information Scientists was a professional organisation for those primarily working in scientific and technical information work. The chapters in this volume were first published in 2008 as a special issue of the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> to commemorate the founding of the institute in 1958. In accordance with this, many of the chapters provide a retrospective - sometimes even anecdotal - overview of developments in information science in the UK since the 1950s. While the approach of the volume is thematic, a major focus is on key initiatives and individuals, the latter including such luminaries as Jason Farradane, Cyril Cleverden and Karen Spärk Jones.</p> <p>Following a guest editorial by Brian Vickery, there are sixteen chapters in the book. While each chapter stands alone, conceptually the volume moves - with some exceptions - from largely retrospective reviews of past progress in information science by scholars of the older generation to overviews of current trends and technologies by their younger colleagues. Vickery's editorial tries to place information science in its historical context, explaining how the advent of digital computers and the Internet has transformed the discipline dramatically while simultaneously making its future more uncertain. This is also a view articulated by several of the volume contributors.</p> <p>The opening chapter is an attempt by Jack Meadows to discern the main research themes in UK information science over the past 50 years. A survey of the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> and other journals showed that the predominant theme was information retrieval, but that there was also important research being undertaken into information seeking, communication and bibliometrics. The chapter also tries to delineate some of the factors affecting information science research in the UK, for example noting the negative consequences of the demise of the old British Library Research and Development Department in the 1990s [<a href="#1">1</a>]. He concludes, however, on a positive note, pointing out that 'activities that were relatively marginal decades ago - such as automated information retrieval - are now at the heart of major growth industries' (p. 17). He also notes that the widening interest in information science concepts has brought in researchers from other disciplines - which is probably one of the key lessons of the whole book. In the second chapter, David Bawden (City University) again uses the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> as a means of exploring the development of the information science discipline itself, focusing on the underlying philosophical bases of the subject proposed by scholars like Bertie Brookes and Jason Farradane.</p> <p>The third chapter is by Stella Dextre Clarke. This is a retrospective of fifty years of knowledge organisation work in the information science domain that takes a partly anecdotal approach, attempting to illustrate 'how it felt to work in those times' (p. 45). Perhaps the best aspect of this is that it enables Dextre Clarke to give the reader a feel for what information retrieval could be like in the card-based pre-computer age. The chapter opens with a brief overview of the state of subject classification in the late 1950s, noting the continued practical predominance of enumerative schemes like the Dewey Decimal Classification while the theoreticians S. R. Ranganathan and Henry E. Bliss were still working away developing their (then) revolutionary ideas of 'faceted classification.' The focus then changes to the development of thesauri, noting the importance of Jean Aitchison's pioneering work on thesaurus construction. Dextre Clarke then provides a very brief overview of the role of controlled vocabularies in the early information retrieval tests conducted as part of the Aslib-Cranfield Research Project, a topic covered in more detail in the following chapter. Finally, moving to the present day, Dextre Clarke notes the continued importance of controlled vocabularies in the form of taxonomies and provides some pointers for a future Semantic Web.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 review michael day british library cilip edinburgh napier university indiana university library association london school of economics loughborough university microsoft stm ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of manchester university of sheffield university of wolverhampton citeulike bibliographic data bibliometrics blog controlled vocabularies copyright data data mining data set database dewey decimal digital library ejournal facebook flickr ict information retrieval institutional repository metadata national library open access privacy repositories research rss second life semantic web social software standards thesaurus twitter vocabularies web 2.0 wiki youtube Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1555 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Norwegian National Digital Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/takle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/takle#author1">Marianne Takle</a> describes the National Library of Norway's digitisation strategy and how the National Library is taking on a key role in the country's digital library service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/takle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 feature article marianne takle alt google library association europeana archives bibliographic data blog cataloguing copyright data digital archive digital library digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination framework infrastructure licence metadata national library portal preservation privacy repositories research search technology web services Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1493 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Copyright Compliance http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/hannabuss-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/hannabuss-rvw#author1">Stuart Hannabuss</a> argues that the book's online big sister, Keeping Within the Law (KWtL), launched at the same time, is really the place to go and the source to buy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Books are not mushrooms and do not grow in the dark: we tend to know they're there and we know the frame within which they work. <em>Copyright Compliance</em> is one in a useful line of books about information law from Paul Pedley and others, published by Facet Publishing (which is owned by CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, formerly The Library Association).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/hannabuss-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 review stuart hannabuss cilip library association university of oxford archives blog copyright creative commons data database ebook foi information society intellectual property intranet licence privacy research search technology software Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1424 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Research Libraries and the Power of the Co-operative http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> considers the 'co-operative imperative' upon research libraries, and describes the work which the former Research Libraries Group is undertaking as part of OCLC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>RLG Programs became part of OCLC in the summer of 2006. In November of last year, RLG Programs announced the appointment of a European Director, John MacColl. This article explains the rationale behind the combination of RLG with the OCLC Office of Research, and describes the work programme of the new Programs and Research Group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article john maccoll amazon google ifla library association microsoft oai oclc worldcat aggregation archives bibliographic control bibliographic data bibliographic database blog cataloguing content management copyright data data mining data set database digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dspace dublin core ead ebook ejournal facebook flickr framework google scholar graphics identifier infrastructure institutional repository interoperability library management systems marc metadata multimedia national library oai-pmh open access preservation repositories research resource sharing search engine optimisation search technology software standardisation standards vocabularies youtube Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1391 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Future-Proofing the Past: LAI Joint Conference 2008 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/lai-2008-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/lai-2008-rpt#author1">Siobhan Fitzpatrick</a> reports on the Annual Joint Conference of the Library Association of Ireland and Cilip IRELAND.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/lai-2008-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 event report siobhan fitzpatrick american library association cilip google ifla library association ordnance survey royal irish academy the national archives ukoln europeana aacr2 archives bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing data digital archive digital library digitisation dublin core internet explorer marc metadata multimedia national library portal research resource description and access search technology standards Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1394 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Research Libraries Engage the Digital World: A US-UK Comparative Examination of Recent History and Future Prospects http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/lynch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/lynch#author1">Clifford Lynch</a> looks at how the emergence of e-research has changed our thinking about the future of research libraries on both sides of the Atlantic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This brief paper explores changing conceptions of digital libraries and how they fit into the broader information flows and information landscapes in Higher Education and beyond. It includes a few observations comparing how thinking about these questions has evolved within the very different planning, funding and implementation contexts in the United Kingdom and the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/lynch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article clifford lynch coalition for networked information d-lib magazine dcc google library association massachusetts institute of technology national science foundation oclc portico university of california, santa barbara elib jisc information environment archives authentication blog curation data data set database digital asset management digital curation digital library digitisation dissemination dublin core e-research e-science framework higher education infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property jstor learning management system multimedia preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology software text mining Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1209 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Managing Acquisitions in Library and Information Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/royan-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/royan-rvw#author1">Bruce Royan</a> welcomes a new edition of the standard text in the acquisitions field.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sixteen years ago, when <em>Buying Books for Libraries</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>] was first published, it rapidly became a set text in library schools. It also found its way onto the shelves of many practitioners, and I predict a similar destiny for this fashionably re-titled and newly revised second edition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/royan-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 review bruce royan amazon library association data ebook onix url Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1202 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Targeting Academic Research With Southampton's Institutional Repository http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/hey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/hey#author1">Jessie Hey</a> describes how user needs have influenced the evolutionary development of 'e-Prints Soton' as the University of Southampton Research Repository.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The University of Southampton has been one of the pioneers of open access to academic research, particularly, in the tireless advocacy of Professor Stevan Harnad and in the creation of the <a href="http://software.eprints.org/">EPrints software</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>], as a vehicle for creating open access archives (or repositories) for research. These activities have been supported by a long-standing programme of research into digital libraries, hypermedia, and scholarly communication.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/hey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 feature article jessie hey arl jisc library association lund university oai university of edinburgh university of southampton ebank uk gnu repec archives bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing copyright data database digital library dissemination e-learning e-research eprints framework further education higher education html infrastructure institutional repository metadata mp3 multimedia national library open access open archives initiative open source plain text rae repositories research search technology software standards vocabularies Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1057 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Centred on Learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/royan-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/royan-rvw#author1">Bruce Royan</a> takes a structured look at this series of case studies and analyses their view of the Learning Resource Centre phenomenon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The list of 25 contributors at the front of this volume is initially rather disheartening to the new reader: it conjures up memories of past encounters with loose compilations of elderly conference papers, only resuscitated because of their perceived relevance to a currently fashionable topic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/royan-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 review bruce royan library association framework higher education ict Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1023 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk First Impressions of Ex Libris's Metalib: Talking about a Revolution? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/metalib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/metalib#author1">Nick Lewis</a> outlines key issues in the implementation of a cross-searching portal using Metalib.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since the advent of online databases there have been concerns about the different interfaces and software provided by publishers and suppliers. In recent years, the growth in the number of databases and full-text electronic journal services has made this aspect of electronic resource provision even more challenging, particularly for Higher Education institutions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/metalib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 feature article nick lewis jisc library association library of congress mla niso oclc university of east anglia agora dner elib justeis archives authentication bibliographic data cataloguing copac data database ejournal higher education html hypertext interoperability ldap library management systems licence metadata opac open archives initiative passwords portal repositories research resource discovery search technology sfx software sql standards url xml z39.50 Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 889 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Distributed National Collection Access, and Cross-sectoral Collaboration: The Research Support Libraries Programme http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/rslp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/rslp#author1">Ronald Milne</a>, Director of the programme, with an overview of the objectives for the Research Support Libraries Programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP), a £30m initiative funded by the four UK higher education funding bodies, has spawned 53 projects and a number of studies and other activities. This brief overview aims to give a flavour of the Programme. Articles relating to particular projects will appear in future issues of <i>Ariadne.</i></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/rslp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 feature article ronald milne british library jisc kings college london library association manchester metropolitan university oasis the national archives ukoln university of london dner elib suncat archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection description data database digitisation higher education infrastructure internet explorer national library preservation research resource sharing rslp search technology url Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 867 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL-ution to a Portal http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Roddy Macleod on the hub's 'EEVL-ution' to a portal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is an award-winning free service, which provides quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet. It is created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK, lead by Heriot Watt University.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 regular column roddy macleod heriot-watt university jisc library association nottingham trent university ukoln university of birmingham w3c eevl failte bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing data database doc further education interoperability java metadata namespace personalisation portal rdf research resource discovery rss search technology standards syndication url xml z39.50 Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 875 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/book-reviews/garrod.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/book-reviews/garrod.html#author1">Penny Garrod</a> reviews a practical guide to electronic resource collection.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This compact text aims to meet the needs of most audiences - from the student, trying to get to grips with the complex topic of electronic resources, to the practitioner, tasked with building an e-collection on a fixed budget. Read and digest this book and you will be equipped to roam the wide plains of the electronic resources landscape. You need have little fear of getting lost - armed with this book you will have all the information you require, presented in an easily digested, and easy to navigate, format.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/book-reviews/garrod.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 review penny garrod library association bibliographic data ebook ejournal research search technology url Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 882 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/pub-libs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue30/pub-libs#author1">Penny Garrod</a>'s first outing in Ariadne as Public Libraries Focus.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>My predecessor, Sarah Ormes, in her final ‘Public Libraries’ column for Ariadne, owned up to having spent five and a half years at UKOLN. Coincidentally, I too have just concluded five and a half years at the University of Plymouth. This led me to speculate, as one does in those brain numbing moments when awaiting yet another delayed train on a drafty platform in grey November (yes, its ‘leaves on the line’ season again folks), whether, after five and a half years in a post, some of us need to regenerate, like ‘Seven of Nine’, the ice maiden in the current Star Trek series -<i>Voyager.</i></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/pub-libs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 regular column penny garrod british library jisc library association ukoln university of plymouth epistle accessibility digital audio digitisation ebook higher education ict research search technology software standards url Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 856 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata: E-print Services and Long-term Access to the Record of Scholarly and Scientific Research http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> looks at the long-term preservation implications of one of the OAI protocol's potential applications - e-print services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the April 2001 issue of <em>D-Lib Magazine</em>, Peter Hirtle produced an editorial highlighting the potential for confusion between the standards being developed by the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) [<a href="#1">1</a>] and the draft Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) [<a href="#2">2</a>]. He noted the frustration that can ensue when words that have a clearly understood meaning in one domain begin to be used by others in a different way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 regular column michael day association of research libraries d-lib magazine elsevier library association massachusetts institute of technology national academy of sciences oai oais ukoln university of cambridge university of oxford accessibility archives data database digital library digital preservation dissemination eprints ftp graphics identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability marc metadata national library open archives initiative preservation repositories research software tagging url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 808 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue27/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> and <a href="/issue27/eevl#author2">Lesa Ng</a> with some useful tips on Shoestring Marketing for projects.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is a free service, and is funded by JISC through the <a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">Resource Discovery Network</a> (RDN).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue27 regular column lesa ng roddy macleod edina heriot-watt university jisc library association eevl cataloguing data database framework further education higher education hypertext research resource discovery search technology software subject gateway url Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 778 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review of Digital Imaging: A Practical Handbook http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/review#author1">Philip Hunter</a> and <a href="/issue26/review#author2">Marieke Napier</a> review Stuart Lee's 'Digital Imaging' handbook.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>Digital Imaging: A Practical Handbook</i> is very much a 'how to' guide for those about to embark on a digitisation project, and it offers a complete picture of the workflow process of a digital imaging project from its inception to the final maintenance and archiving of the end product. It is aimed at information professionals and librarians managing such a venture, but is also of value to researchers and students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 review marieke guy philip hunter andrew w mellon foundation jisc library association ukoln university of bath university of oxford archives cataloguing copyright digitisation dublin core framework metadata multimedia rdf research resource description sgml url xml Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 765 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Managing Technostress in UK Libraries: A Realistic Guide http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/technostress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/technostress#author1">Stephen Harper</a> analyses in detail a familiar disease.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Defining_Stress">Defining Stress</h3> <p>"Stress" has become the defining malaise of modernity. Until around twenty years ago, the term was used exclusively to refer to the "fight or flight" mechanism in a specific medical context. Today, however, the word has undergone radical semantic widening. Like "nerves" in the nineteenth century, "stress" is now used by individuals to explain a huge number of maladies and by journalists, advertisers and cultural pundits as a convenient hook upon which to hang any number of social ills. In short, the enemy is everywhere.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/technostress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 feature article stephen harper library association university of glasgow cataloguing cd-rom copyright database html information retrieval library management systems research resource management url vocabularies Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 729 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: I Just Got Back from the Windy City.. http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/pub-libs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/pub-libs#author1">Sarah Ormes</a> reports on the recent American Library Association conference held in Chicago.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/pub-libs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 regular column sarah ormes american library association library association ukoln university of bath cataloguing ebook opac research url web services wireless Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 736 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/in-vision <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/in-vision#author1">Ann Chapman</a> on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Introduction">Introduction</h3> <p>Until recently, visually impaired people (VIP) were poorly served by the library and information provision that is routinely available to sighted people. They have relied to a great extent on specialist voluntary organisations transcribing a limited range of materials into accessible formats. This situation is changing with advances in technology and recent initiatives on social inclusion. Increasingly visually impaired people will be able to locate and use information independently, as sighted people already do.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/in-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article ann chapman bbc british library cerlim ibm ifla library association library of congress manchester metropolitan university rnib ukoln university of bath w3c isle project gutenberg web accessibility initiative accessibility archives ascii bibliographic data browser cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database digital audio file format further education graphics html ict internet explorer java linux metadata multimedia national library ocr opac operating system optical character recognition perl portal repositories research resource discovery search technology software standards url video Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 701 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Delivering the Electronic Library: The ARIADNE Reader http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/ariadne-reader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/ariadne-reader#author1">John MacColl</a> on the new ARIADNE Reader.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The ARIADNE Project was born in September 1995, and the first meeting of the participants from the two partner sites of Abertay Dundee and UKOLN took place in a restaurant after a one-day meeting at the Library Association, in the couple of hours between the Dundee editors leaving the meeting and having to leave for the overnight train from King’s Cross. In our time-limited discussion, we drafted out a shape for the print and web versions of ARIADNE, defining regular feature titles and listing ideas and contacts to be pursued. The pressure was on immediately.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/ariadne-reader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article john maccoll jisc library association ukoln university of bath elib archives copyright data ejournal higher education resource discovery url Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 655 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Scholarly Journal in Transition and the PubMed Central Proposal http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/pubmed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/pubmed#author1">Michael Day</a> discusses the scholarly journal in transition and the PubMed Central proposal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>In my opinion, there is no real question that completely paperless systems will emerge in science and in other fields. The only real question is "when will it happen?" We can reasonably expect, I feel, that a rather fully developed electronic information system ... will exist by the year 2000, although it could conceivably come earlier.</i>&nbsp;F. Wilfrid Lancaster (1978) [<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/pubmed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 feature article michael day association of research libraries jisc library association stm ukoln university of bath university of southampton elib accessibility archives cataloguing content licence copyright data database digital library digitisation dissemination document format metadata multimedia preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology standards url Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 633 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk VITAL services? Evaluating IT access in Public Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Project officer <a href="/issue21/public-libraries#author1">Juliet Eve</a> discusses the value and impact of end-user IT services in public libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since the publication of the hugely influential <i>New Library: the People’s Network</i>,<i> </i>[1] and the follow-up document detailing the plans for rolling out the network, <i>Building the New Library Network</i>, [2] we have seen a whole range of government policy documents and initiatives stressing the importance of the role of the public library in the developing "information society" [3].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 regular column juliet eve cerlim jisc library association manchester metropolitan university ukoln university of bath university of oxford cataloguing cd-rom copyright data framework information society research standards url Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 641 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata: Image Retrieval http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> reports on combining content-based and metadata-based approaches.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <h3 id="Introduction">Introduction</h3> <p>Image-based information is a key component of human progress in a number of distinct subject domains and digital image retrieval is a fast-growing research area with regard to both still and moving images. In order to address some relevant issues the Second UK Conference on Image Retrieval - the Challenge of Image Retrieval (CIR 99) was held in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 25 and 26 February 1999 [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Participants included both researchers and practitioners in the area of image retrieval.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column michael day alt british library carnegie mellon university ibm iso jisc library association mpeg open university robert gordon university south bank university ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of cambridge university of chicago university of east anglia university of illinois university of lancaster university of northumbria at newcastle archives data database digital library dublin core framework higher education html information retrieval intellectual property metadata multimedia preservation provenance research search technology software standards url usability video Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 593 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 Looking Back in Anger: A Retrospective http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/revill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/revill#author1">Don Revill</a>, former Head of Information Services at Liverpool John Moores University, offers a retrospective.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- This document was created from RTF source by rtftohtml version 3.8 --><!-- This document was created from RTF source by rtftohtml version 3.8 --><p>Having read recent government reports, and returning now to the position of being a mere user contemplating a forty four year career in education for librarianship, libraries and (one must now add) information services, it strikes me that little has changed over the years. The problems the profession faced in the 50s and 60s are still with us.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/revill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article don revill jisc library association liverpool john moores university sconul university of stirling elib cataloguing copyright data digitisation further education higher education open access standards video Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 559 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk CEDARS http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/cedars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/cedars#author1">Kelly Russell</a> explores the main deliverables of the CEDARS project: recommendations and guidelines, plus practical, robust and scaleable models for establishing distributed digital archives.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/cedars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 project update kelly russell british library jisc library association microsoft national library of australia oais university of leeds elib archives born digital copyright data data set digital archive digital library digital preservation digitisation file format framework higher education metadata national library operating system preservation research software usability video windows Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 565 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/pub-lib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/pub-lib#author1">Sarah Ormes</a> and <a href="/issue18/pub-lib#author2">David Potts</a> shed light on the what exactly the Networked Policy Taskgroup does.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <h3 id="The_Work_of_the_Networked_Policy_Taskgroup">The Work of the Networked Policy Taskgroup</h3> <p>For public libraries wishing to provide their users with access to the Internet there are a number of difficult policy decisions that need to be made. For example, do they provide Internet access for free? If they charge how much do they charge? Do they use filtering software? How long can people use the Internet terminals for? What level of services (e.g. e-mail or not) will they provide?</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/pub-lib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 regular column david potts sarah ormes british library jisc library association ukoln university of bath archives framework higher education ict identifier mailbase research software standards Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 571 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 regular column brian kelly birkbeck college birmingham city university cardiff university jisc kings college london library association microsoft newcastle university nhs oxford brookes university sheffield hallam university ucisa ukoln university of bath university of birmingham university of edinburgh university of leeds university of nottingham university of oxford university of plymouth university of southampton university of the west of england university of york york university niss accessibility archives content management data data management database framework gopher graphics higher education html intranet java javascript licence mailbase perl research resource management search technology software url web development web resources web services Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 573 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/pub-lib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue16/pub-lib#author1">Sally Criddle</a> reports on Resurrection: a new life for powerful public libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/pub-lib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue16 regular column sally criddle birmingham city university library association ukoln university of east anglia cataloguing cd-rom database ict metadata research resource discovery software Sat, 18 Jul 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 518 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Editorial: Ariadne Issue 15 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/editorials/webeditorial.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Web editor <a href="/issue15/editorials/webeditorial.html#author1">Philip Hunter</a> introduces Ariadne 15.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This issue of Ariadne features the reappearance of "Get Tooled Up" - a section focussing on technical matters. Ian Peacock's article on the Robot Exclusion Protocol explains the importance of, and how to write, the simple files which prevent web robots from trampling all over your server - provided of course that they have been given some elementary house training before being let loose. <a href="/issue15/robots/">Showing Robots the Door</a> also features a fully operational parsing tool for exclusion files.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/editorials/webeditorial.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 editorial philip hunter jisc library association ucisa ukoln university of bath elib sosig archives preservation rdf search technology xml Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 483 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A National Co-ordinating Body for Digital Archiving? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/digital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/digital#author1">David Haynes</a> discusses one possible way forward for ensuring that potentially valued digital materials are preserved for future study and use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>During the supporting study the authors consulted various stake-holders in the creation, distribution and use of digital materials. A number of recommendations arose from this study and are presented in this paper. These recommendations are not official policy and represent the authors’ views of one possible way forward for ensuring that potentially valued digital materials are preserved for future study and use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/digital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 feature article david haynes british library jisc library association loughborough university national library of australia national library of wales ukoln university of warwick elib archives cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database digital archive digital media digital preservation dissemination doi graphics html identifier java national library preservation repositories research standards video Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 485 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner: Elvis Is Alive and Well and Selling Library Management Systems in Kansas City http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/public-libraries#author1">Sarah Ormes</a> reports from the American Public Library Association conference in Missouri.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 regular column sarah ormes library association microsoft ukoln database opac research software url Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 497 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner: An Internet Open Day http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue14/public-libraries#author1">Sally Criddle</a> describes a World Wide Web training event organised by UKOLN and the University of Bath for the 1997 National Libraries Week.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue14 regular column sally criddle british library jisc library association ukoln university of bath archives higher education national library research Thu, 19 Mar 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 473 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="National_Networking_Demonstrator_Project_for_archives_launch"><a name="nndp"> National Networking Demonstrator Project for archives launch</a></h2> <p>The Archives Sub-Committee is organising a meeting to launch the NNDP which it has instigated and funded through the Non Formula Funding of Specialised Research Collections monitoring programme on 18 March. The Meeting is open to archivists and interested parties and is intended to be a platform for public review of the project's developments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue14 news and events philip hunter american library association british library cni coalition for networked information heriot-watt university jisc library association sconul ukoln university college london university of bath university of hull university of manchester university of wales eevl elib archives cache cataloguing cd-rom copyright data data set database digital archive digital library ead ejournal framework graphics higher education information retrieval infrastructure intranet jstor mobile research search technology standards z39.50 Thu, 19 Mar 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 482 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner: Soul and Song http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue12/public-libraries#author1">Lorcan Dempsey</a> writes about the recent report: New Library: the People's Network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue12 regular column lorcan dempsey british library jisc library association ukoln university of bath copyright digital library digitisation framework further education information society infrastructure preservation research standards Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 425 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Beyond the Web: The Potential Uses of HTML in Library Disaster Control Planning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/disaster <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>During a lifelong library career, 2 out of 5 librarians will face a major disaster in their library. <a href="/issue10/disaster#author1">Emma Blagg</a> describes the design and evaluation of a HTML-based disaster control plan, used to provide the counter measures taken to minimise the effects of such a disaster.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A disaster control plan for the Pilkington library was created using HTML to link existing documentation. The plan was then evaluated by both students and library staff in order to assess the usefulness of a disaster control plan in this format. It was hoped that using hypertext would create a structured, easily accessible information resource. The resulting hypertext system was called "Pilkplan". In this article, the positive aspects and problems of using HTML in this area of library management are considered as well as feedback from users.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue10 feature article emma blagg ieee ifla library association loughborough university university of cambridge university of oxford elib browser graphics html hypertext information retrieval intranet multimedia national library passwords preservation search technology software standardisation web browser Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 354 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk