Overview of content related to 'jisc collections' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/14122/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Engaging Researchers with Social Media Tools: 25 Research Things@Huddersfield http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/stone-collins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/stone-collins#author1">Graham Stone</a> and <a href="/issue71/stone-collins#author2">Ellen Collins</a> investigate whether 25 Research Things, an innovative online learning programme, could help researchers understand the value of Web 2.0 tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article explores whether an online learning course can help academic researchers to become more familiar with social media tools, and seeks to understand how they can put them to use within their research and teaching activities. It does so by considering the development, implementation and evaluation of a pilot Web 2.0 course, 25 Research Things, an innovative online learning programme developed at the University of Huddersfield, which gives researchers a structured way to engage with selected Web 2.0 tools.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/stone-collins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 feature article ellen collins graham stone bbc blackboard british library cilip google jisc jisc collections research information network university of huddersfield citeulike myexperiment wikipedia aggregation archives blog creative commons data diigo dissemination e-learning facebook flickr framework further education google docs higher education identifier interoperability learning design learning objects librarything mashup metadata mobile phone open access podcast repositories research rss social networks software streaming tagging technorati twitter web 2.0 wiki wordpress Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:52:47 +0000 lisrw 2457 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JABES 2013 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/jabes-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/jabes-rpt#author1">Marlène Delhaye</a> reports on the two-day annual conference organised by the French Agence Bibliographique de l’Enseignement Supérieur (ABES) held in Montpellier, France over 14-15 May 2013.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In what has now become something of a tradition, the ‘Corum’ Congress Centre in Montpellier, France, hosted the twelfth in the series of the Journées de l’Agence Bibliographique de l’Enseignement Supérieur (ABES - Higher Education Bibliographic Agency) [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/jabes-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 event report marlene delhaye bnf editeur google jisc jisc collections national library of australia oclc orcid universite d’aix-marseille open library worldcat api archives bibliographic data blog cataloguing cloud computing collection development controlled vocabularies data digital object identifier digitisation dissemination doi ebook epub freemium hashtag higher education html identifier infrastructure internet explorer interoperability knowledge base library management systems licence metadata mooc national library open access open data portal privacy repositories research resource description and access standards sushi tagging text mining twitter video web app Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:11:53 +0000 lisrw 2459 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SUSHI: Delivering Major Benefits to JUSP http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/meehan-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/meehan-et-al#author1">Paul Meehan</a>, <a href="/issue70/meehan-et-al#author2">Paul Needham</a> and <a href="/issue70/meehan-et-al#author3">Ross MacIntyre</a> explain the enormous time and cost benefits in using SUSHI to support rapid gathering of journal usage reports into the JUSP service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A full-scale implementation of the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) would not be possible without the automated data harvesting afforded by the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) protocol. Estimated time savings in excess of 97% compared with manual file handling have allowed JUSP to expand its service to more than 35 publishers and 140 institutions by September 2012. An in-house SUSHI server also allows libraries to download quality-checked data from many publishers via JUSP, removing the need to visit numerous Web sites. The protocol thus affords enormous cost and time benefits for the centralised JUSP service and for all participating institutions. JUSP has also worked closely with many publishers to develop and implement SUSHI services, pioneering work to benefit both the publishers and the UK HE community.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-meehan-et-al/jusp-logo.png" style="width: 145px; height: 133px;" title="Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)" /></p> <h2 id="JUSP:_Background_to_the_Service">JUSP: Background to the Service</h2> <p>The management of journal usage statistics can be an onerous task at the best of times. The introduction of the COUNTER [<a href="#1">1</a>] Code of Practice in 2002 was a major step forward, allowing libraries to collect consistent, audited statistics from publishers. By July 2012, 125 publishers offered the JR1 report, providing the number of successful full-text downloads. In the decade since COUNTER reports became available, analysis of the reports has become increasingly important, with library managers, staff and administrators increasingly forced to examine journal usage to inform and rationalise purchasing and renewal decisions.</p> <p>In 2004, JISC Collections commissioned a report [<a href="#2">2</a>] which concluded that there was a definite demand for a usage statistics portal for the UK HE community; with some sites subscribing to more than 100 publishers, just keeping track of access details and downloading reports was becoming a significant task in itself, much less analysing the figures therein. There followed a report into the feasibility of establishing a ‘Usage Statistics Service’ carried out by Key Perspectives Limited and in 2008 JISC issued an ITT (Invitation To Tender). By early 2009 a prototype service, known as the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) had been developed by a consortium including Evidence Base at Birmingham City University, Cranfield University, JISC Collections and Mimas at The University of Manchester; the prototype featured a handful of publishers and three institutions. However, despite a centralised service appearing feasible [<a href="#3">3</a>], the requirement to download and process data in spreadsheet format, and the attendant time taken, still precluded a full-scale implementation across UK HE.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="COUNTER" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-meehan-et-al/counter-header.png" style="width: 640px; height: 45px;" title="COUNTER" /></p> <p>Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice in 2009 however mandated the use of the newly-introduced Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) protocol [<a href="#4">4</a>], a mechanism for the machine-to-machine transfer of COUNTER-compliant reports; this produced dramatic efficiencies of time and cost in the gathering of data from publishers. The JUSP team began work to implement SUSHI for a range of publishers and expanded the number of institutions. By September 2012, the service had grown significantly, whilst remaining free at point of use, and encompassed 148 participating institutions, and 35 publishers. To date more than 100 million individual points of data have been collected by JUSP, all via SUSHI, a scale that would have been impossible without such a mechanism in place or without massive additional staff costs.</p> <p>JUSP offers much more than basic access to publisher statistics, however; the JUSP Web site [<a href="#5">5</a>] details the numerous reports and analytical tools on offer, together with detailed user guides and support materials. The cornerstone of the service though is undeniably its SUSHI implementation, both in terms of gathering the COUNTER JR1 and JR1a data and - as developed more recently - its own SUSHI server, enabling institutions to re-harvest data into their own library management tools for local analysis.</p> <h2 id="JUSP_Approach_to_SUSHI_Development_and_Implementation">JUSP Approach to SUSHI Development and Implementation</h2> <p>Once the decision was made to scale JUSP into a full service, the development of SUSHI capability became of paramount importance. The team had been able to handle spreadsheets of data on a small scale, but the expected upscale to 100+ institutions and multiple publishers within a short time frame meant that this would very quickly become unmanageable and costly in staff time and effort - constraints that were proving to be a source of worry at many institutions too: while some sites could employ staff whose role revolved around usage stats gathering and analysis, this was not possible at every institution, nor especially straightforward for institutions juggling dozens, if not hundreds, of publisher agreements and deals.</p> <p>Two main issues were immediately apparent in the development of the SUSHI software. Firstly, there was a lack of any standard SUSHI client software that we could use or adapt, and, more worryingly, the lack of SUSHI support at a number of major publishers. While many publishers use an external company or platform such as Atypon, MetaPress or HighWire to collect and provide usage statistics, others had made little or no progress in implementing SUSHI support by late 2009 - where SUSHI servers were in place these were often untested or unused by consumers.</p> <p>An ultimate aim for JUSP was to develop a single piece of software that would seamlessly interact with any available SUSHI repository and download data for checking and loading into JUSP. However, the only client software available by 2009 was written and designed to work in the Windows environment, or used Java, which can be very complex to work with and of which the JUSP team had limited expertise. The challenge therefore became to develop a much simpler set of code using Perl and/or PHP, common and simple programming languages which were much more familiar to the JUSP team.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/meehan-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article paul meehan paul needham ross macintyre birmingham city university cranfield university elsevier intute jisc jisc collections mimas niso university of manchester university of oxford jusp nesli pirus2 zetoc archives authentication csv data data set database digital library dublin core html identifier interoperability java multimedia openurl passwords perl php portal raptor repositories research shibboleth software standards sushi windows xml Wed, 05 Dec 2012 17:54:19 +0000 lisrw 2396 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 69 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/editorial#author1">The editor</a> introduces readers to the content of <em>Ariadne</em> Issue 69.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Never blessed with any sporting acumen, I have to confess to a degree of ambivalence towards the London Olympics unfolding around this issue as it publishes. That does not mean that I do not wish all the participants well in what after all is an enormous achievement just to be able to compete there at all. While I admit to not watching every team walk and wave, I cannot deny that the beginning and end of the Opening Ceremony [<a href="#1">1</a>] did grab my attention. Who could blame me? I suspect we sat as a nation terrified to discover what this would say about us all.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 editorial richard waller bbc blackboard jisc jisc collections loughborough university ukoln university of bath university of glamorgan university of pretoria devcsi wikipedia accessibility aggregation api archives authentication blog cache collection development content management data database digital preservation drupal ebook framework internet explorer json knowledge management licence metadata ocr opac open source perl refworks repositories research schema search technology shibboleth standards usability visualisation wiki xml Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:45:13 +0000 lisrw 2372 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Launching a New Community-owned Content Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/milloy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/milloy#author1">Caren Milloy</a> describes some of the challenges overcome and lessons learned by JISC Collections during the development of JISC eCollections.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>JISC eCollections is a set of e-resource platforms launched in November 2011 by JISC Collections, in partnership with the JISC data centres EDINA and Mimas. The platforms (Figure 1) are JISC MediaHub, JISC Historic Books and JISC Journal Archives; together, they are intended to provide a sustainable, value-for-money alternative to accessing licensed content on publisher platforms, by consolidating and hosting the broad range of historical book, journal archive and multimedia content purchased by JISC Collections on behalf of the UK education community. The vision is to provide a world-class collection that ensures users’ broadest information needs are well met, and to work in partnership with the community to improve and develop the platforms around evolving student and researcher expectations.</p> <h2 id="Background">Background</h2> <p>The primary role of JISC Collections is the licensing of content on behalf of its UK Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) member organisations. Over the last 10 years, JISC Collections has invested over £40 million in centralised licensing of digital content, in perpetuity, on behalf of all its members. The first agreement was signed in 2002 for ProQuest’s Early English Books Online (EEBO). Since then, national licences have been negotiated for historic books, journal archives and multimedia content (Figure 1), such as documentaries and educational films. In 2010, JISC Collections invested a further £2.5 million in film and image content, representing UK and world history since 1987, specially selected for teaching and learning. The majority of JISC Collections’ member organisations would be unable to afford per-institution subscriptions to these book, journal and multimedia collections, so centralised licensing is critical to broadening access.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Figure 1: The three platforms that make up the JISC eCollections service" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue69-milloy/fig1-jec-platforms.png" style="width: 680px; height: 213px;" title="Figure 1: The three platforms that make up the JISC eCollections service" /></p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 1: The three platforms that make up the JISC eCollections service</strong></p> <h2 id="Why_Develop_JISC_eCollections">Why Develop JISC eCollections?</h2> <p>The platforms contain more than 4.5 million resources from over 20 providers. JISC Collections members were previously required to access this content via a range of separate services, each with different user interfaces and administrative requirements, and with a complex funding set-up including both JISC subsidies and publisher access fees payable by each institution. JISC Collections felt that its existing – and future – investments in content would best be protected and preserved by developing an independent service, as an affordable alternative to relying on content providers for access to perpetually licensed content. Such a service would allow the education community to take ownership of its acquisitions and assure it of future control. In 2011 each group of resources was consolidated into one platform to increase discoverability, simplify the user experience (making it more inclusive to users at all academic levels), reduce the administrative burden, and thereby enable maximum value to be derived from the initial content investments.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/milloy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 feature article caren milloy british library edina google jisc jisc collections middlesex university mimas research information network ubird aggregation archives cataloguing data data mining database ebook further education graphics higher education licence marc metadata multimedia ocr open access optical character recognition passwords portfolio preservation provenance research resource discovery schema search technology Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:36:05 +0000 lisrw 2356 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Get Tooled Up: Xerxes at Royal Holloway, University of London http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/grigson-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/grigson-et-al#author1">Anna Grigson</a>, <a href="/issue62/grigson-et-al#author2">Peter Kiely</a>, <a href="/issue62/grigson-et-al#author3">Graham Seaman</a> and <a href="/issue62/grigson-et-al#author4">Tim Wales</a> describe the implementation of an open source front end to the MetaLib federated search tool.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v4. completion of author details: institution - 2010-02-22-10-30- rew --><!-- v4. completion of author details: institution - 2010-02-22-10-30- rew --><p>Rarely is software a purely technical issue, though it may be marketed as 'technology'. Software is embedded in work, and work patterns become moulded around it. Thus the use of a particular package can give rise to an inertia from which it can be hard to break free.</p> <p>Moreover, when this natural inertia is combined with data formats that are opaque or unique to a particular system, the organisation can become locked in to that system, a potential victim of the pricing policies or sluggish adaptability of the software provider. The speed of change in the information world in recent years, combined with the actual or expected crunch in library funding, has made this a particular issue for library management system (LMS) users. While there is general agreement on the direction to take - more 'like Google' - LMS suppliers' moves in this direction can prove both slow and expensive for the user.</p> <p>Open source software has often been suggested as an alternative, but the nature of lock-in means that the jump from proprietary to open system can be all or nothing; in effect too big (and complex) a risk to take. No major UK university libraries have yet moved to Koha, Evergreen, or indeed any open source LMS [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p>The alternative, which brings its own risks, is to take advantage of the pressures on LMS suppliers to make their own systems more open, and to use open source systems 'around the edges' [<a href="#2">2</a>]. This has the particular benefit of creating an overall system which follows the well-established design practice of creating a clean separation of 'view' (typically the Web interface) from 'model' (here the LMS-managed databases) and 'controller' (the LMS core code). The 'view' is key to the user experience of the system, and this separation gives the ability to make rapid changes or to integrate Web 2.0 features quickly and easily, independently of the system back-end. The disadvantage of this approach is that it is relatively fragile, being dependent on the willingness of the LMS supplier to provide a detailed and stable application programming interface (API).</p> <p>There are several current examples of this alternative approach. Some, like the Vufind OPAC, allow the use of plug-ins which adapt the software to a range of different LMSs. Others, like Xerxes, are specialised front-ends to a single system (MetaLib from ExLibris [<a href="#3">3</a>]). This has an impact on evaluating the software: in particular, the pool of active developers is likely to be smaller in the latter case.</p> <h2 id="Royal_Holloway_Library_Services">Royal Holloway Library Services</h2> <p>Within this general context, Royal Holloway Library Services were faced with a specific problem. The annual National Student Survey had given ratings to the Library well below those expected, with many criticisms centred on the difficulty in using the Library's MetaLib federated search system.</p> <p>MetaLib is a key access point to the Library's e-resources, incorporating both A-Z lists of major online databases available to library users, and a federated search tool. Feedback showed that many users found the interface less than satisfactory, with one user commenting that:</p> <blockquote><p><em>'MetaLib is possibly the worst and most confusing library interface I have ever come across'</em></p></blockquote> <p>The Library Management Team decided to remedy this as a matter of urgency and set a deadline of the start of the 2009 Autumn term. There was no funding available to acquire an alternative discovery system so the challenge was to identify a low-cost, quick-win solution for the existing one. With this work in mind, the incoming Associate Director (E-Strategy) had already recruited two new colleagues over the Summer vacation: a systems officer with Web development experience, the other an experienced e-resources manager.</p> <p>The first possible route to the improvement of MetaLib was modification of the existing MetaLib Web interface. This was technically possible but presented several major difficulties: the underlying ExLibris designs were based on the old HTML 4.0 and pre-dated current stylesheet-based design practice; the methods to adapt the designs were opaque and poorly documented, based on numbered variables with semantics that changed depending on context; and perhaps most importantly, the changes were to be made over the summer months, giving no time for user feedback on the details of the changes to be made.</p> <p>The second possibility was the use of Xerxes [<a href="#4">4</a>]. Xerxes offered the advantage of an interface design which had been user-tested on a range of (US) campuses, partially solving the user feedback issue. It was not, however, entirely cost-free, as ExLibris charges an annual maintenance fee for the MetaLib X-server API on which Xerxes depends.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/grigson-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article anna grigson graham seaman peter kiely tim wales google jisc jisc collections kingston university microsoft royal holloway sconul university of london gnu api authentication data database ebook ejournal free software gpl html interoperability library management systems licence linux mysql opac open source php portal refworks repositories research search technology sfx software solaris standards stylesheet vufind web 2.0 web development web services wiki xml xslt Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1525 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Research Revolution: The Impact of Digital Technologies http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/maidmentOtlet-redfearn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/maidmentOtlet-redfearn#author1">Dicky Maidment-Otlet</a> and <a href="/issue62/maidmentOtlet-redfearn#author2">Judy Redfearn</a> describe a new JISC activity to highlight how digital technologies are changing research.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v2.1:2010-02-15-23-22: Incorporating requested expansion to caption of image 2 for acceptable clarity and including 2 new references as a result. Refs 4 onwards incremented ++2 -rew --><!-- v2.1:2010-02-15-23-22: Incorporating requested expansion to caption of image 2 for acceptable clarity and including 2 new references as a result. Refs 4 onwards incremented ++2 -rew --><p>At the end of November 2009, JISC launched a year-long suite of activities under the heading Research 3.0: driving the knowledge economy. A series of events, publications and Web activity are stimulating discussion about how advanced digital technologies are creating a revolution in research and the way researchers work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/maidmentOtlet-redfearn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article dicky maidment-otlet judy redfearn british library dcc jisc jisc collections national grid service bvreh blog curation data data management data set database digital curation digitisation e-science framework further education higher education ict infrastructure jstor multimedia open access research streaming text mining virtual research environment visualisation web 2.0 Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1527 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The RSP Goes 'Back to School' http://www.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://www.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://www.ariadne.ac.uk Why Pay for Content? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/why-pay-for-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/why-pay-for-content-rpt#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> reports on the half-day event organised by the Publishers Association at the Faraday Lecture Theatre, Royal Institution, London on 24 June 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/why-pay-for-content-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 event report charles oppenheim jisc jisc collections loughborough university stm open access research Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1496 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="events1"></a></p> <h3 id="Digital_Preservation_The_Planets_Way">Digital Preservation – The Planets Way</h3> <p>Royal Library Copenhagen, Denmark<br />22-24 June 2009<br /><a href="http://www.planets-project.eu/events/copenhagen-2009/">http://www.planets-project.eu/events/copenhagen-2009/</a></p> <p>Does your organisation know what to preserve digitally for the future? Do you want to discuss your strategies for digital preservation with colleagues and experts? Do you know how to preserve your collections for the future? Do you know which tools and services to use for this?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 news and events richard waller amazon city university london cni coalition for networked information dcc duraspace elsevier information today intute jisc jisc collections loughborough university mla oclc oucs oxford university computing services research information network science and technology facilities council the national archives tilburg university ukoln university college london university of california berkeley university of cambridge university of glamorgan university of oxford entag jisc information environment jorum aggregation archives blog cataloguing content management controlled vocabularies data database dewey decimal digital curation digital library digital preservation dissemination dspace e-learning e-research e-science fedora commons higher education html information retrieval infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability linked data mashup metadata mobile multimedia ontologies open access open source podcast portal portfolio preservation repositories research resource discovery schema search technology semantic web social software software standards tagging tei url usability vocabularies web 2.0 web app web resources wiki xml Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1479 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="headlines"></a><a name="events1"></a></p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 news and events richard waller cilip cni coalition for networked information cornell university dcc digital preservation coalition eifl goettingen state and university library intute jisc jisc collections jisc digital media kings college london london school of economics oai oclc tasi the national archives university college london powr repositories support project rsp suetr adobe aggregation api archives atom bibliographic data copyright curation data data model data set digital curation digital library digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination e-science framework frbr higher education ict identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability lams licence linked data metadata metadata model multimedia oai-ore open access open archives initiative open source photoshop preservation rdf rdfa repositories research search technology semantic web syndication tagging uri video vocabularies web 2.0 web resources wordpress xml Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1442 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Integrating Journal Back Files Into an Existing Electronic Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/cooper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/cooper#author1">Jason Cooper</a> describes how Loughborough University Library integrated a number of collections of journal back files into their existing electronic environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/cooper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 feature article jason cooper jisc jisc collections loughborough university archives browser cataloguing data database dspace dublin core institutional repository library management systems licence marc metadata moodle open source openurl passwords perl repositories schema search technology sfx url xml xml schema z39.50 Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1407 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="events1"></a>Building Trust in Digital Repositories Using the DRAMBORA Toolkit</p> <p>Pre-SOA Conference Workshop:<br />Building Trust in Digital Repositories Using the DRAMBORA Toolkit<br />27 August 2007, 11.00-16.00<br />The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland<br /><a href="http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/drambora-belfast-2007/">http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/drambora-belfast-2007/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 news and events richard waller ahrc andrew w mellon foundation carnegie mellon university cilip cornell university dcc de montfort university eblida google hea ieee intute jisc jisc collections kings college london mla national library of the netherlands national science foundation oclc oxford university press queens university belfast rnib tasi the national archives university of glasgow university of nottingham university of oxford university of virginia worldcat aggregation archives blog cataloguing copyright curation data database digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories e-science ebook fedora commons flickr foi framework information architecture information retrieval infrastructure intellectual property marc metadata multimedia national library ontologies open access open source photoshop portal preservation prism privacy repositories research resource management resource sharing soa social networks social software social web software tagging tei web 2.0 web app web development web resources web standards youtube Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1342 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The JISC Annual Conference 2007 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/jisc-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Philip Pothen</a> and colleagues provide an overview of the proceedings of this Spring's JISC Annual Conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Opening_Keynote_Address">Opening Keynote Address</h2> <p>The 2007 JISC conference began with a welcome from JISC Executive Secretary <strong>Dr Malcolm Read</strong> who thanked the more than 600 delegates for attending the conference, held for the fifth year running at the ICC in Birmingham.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 event report philip pothen ahrc amazon bbc becta british library cetis dcc digital preservation coalition edina eduserv google hefce jisc jisc collections jisc infonet liverpool john moores university microsoft mimas mla nhs oxford brookes university rnib robert gordon university staffordshire university uk data archive ukerna ukoln university of greenwich university of oxford university of southampton university of wales university of wolverhampton wellcome trust e-framework gmsa jisc information environment memetic perseus accessibility aggregation archives browser cataloguing copyright crm curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination e-business e-learning e-science ejournal eportfolio flickr foi foia framework further education higher education ict infrastructure intellectual property interoperability knowledge base mobile mobile phone open access open source openid personalisation portfolio preservation rae repositories research search technology second life sms soa social software software tagging video virtual research environment vle web 2.0 web browser web development web resources wireless application profile youtube Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1315 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/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><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 news and events richard waller british library cilip google intranet focus ltd jisc jisc collections jisc infonet microsoft mla national library of new zealand sherpa tasi university of bath university of leeds university of nottingham w3c digital academic repositories apache apache license archives blog collection development content management curation data digital curation digital preservation digital repositories e-learning eportfolio eprints framework google analytics higher education infrastructure interoperability intranet knowledge base licence metadata mis mobile mobile learning modelling moodle national library ontologies open access open source owl photoshop podcast preservation privacy repositories research search engine optimisation search technology semantic web software tagging url usability video web 2.0 web services wiki wsdl Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1281 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Rustle of Digital Curation: The JISC Annual Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a>, <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author2">Marieke Guy</a> and <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author3">Maureen Pennock</a> find themselves contemplating e-frameworks, digital curation and repositories at the JISC Annual Conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 14 March 2006 we found ourselves back at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) for the 2006 JISC Conference. The annual conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] is both an opportunity for JISC to platform the variety of activities it funds and for delegates to learn about the full range of JISC's work by participating in seminars, debates, workshops and demonstrations. This report tries to capture the air of the event through a series of session snapshots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report julie allinson marieke guy maureen pennock british library cclrc coalition for networked information dcc dest digital preservation coalition edina google hefce intute jisc jisc collections london school of economics mimas ogc open geospatial consortium sherpa ukoln university of bath university of dundee university of edinburgh university of southampton wellcome trust cd-lor claddier e-framework jisc information environment jorum romeo api archives blog cataloguing copyright curation data data set database digital curation digital preservation digital repositories digitisation e-learning e-research eportfolio eprints flash framework geospatial data gis google maps higher education ict infrastructure institutional repository interoperability learning design learning objects metadata open access open source preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology text mining vocabularies wireless wms xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1235 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="events1"></a>Web Tools for EU Research Projects</p> <p>Tuesday 7 February 2006 - Cambridge, UK</p> <p>EU research projects share lots of information and involve joint working amongst organisations from many different countries. There are many software tools which can support them, from shared workspaces to resource planning and reporting tools, from electronic meetings to web content management. But which tools are effective for EU research projects? Management tools for coordinating a construction project are rarely suitable for the more uncertain world of research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 news and events richard waller british museum cetis cni coalition for networked information dcc georgia institute of technology hefce jisc jisc collections lund university microsoft mla oai oclc sherpa tasi ucisa ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of nottingham university of strathclyde university of warwick yale university e-framework jorum mrc opendoar romeo archives content management copyright creative commons curation data database digital curation digital library dissemination document format dublin core e-government e-learning e-science framework higher education ict information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata mobile multimedia open access photoshop preservation repositories research search technology soa software url video web 2.0 web development Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1217 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Digital_Cultural_Content_Forum_2005">Digital Cultural Content Forum 2005</h3> <p>11-13 February 2005, Oxford, UK</p> <p>The Digital Cultural Content Forum (DCCF) is an annual international gathering of key stakeholders in the digitisation and delivery of our global cultural assets. The focus of the meeting is to explore how public institutions that steward cultural content, the agencies responsible for public policy, and organisations in the public broadcast sectors can collaborate to deliver services to public audiences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 news and events richard waller austrian national library british library bufvc cerlim institute of historical research jisc jisc collections lund university mla oai oclc oxford university computing services ukoln university of cambridge university of exeter university of oxford university of wales endangered archives programme archives blog cataloguing curation database digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dspace dvd e-government e-learning e-research e-science ejournal eprints framework higher education ict institutional repository interoperability metadata mobile multimedia national library ontologies open access preservation repositories research rtf search technology semantic web software web services Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1131 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Seminar_Invitation_from_DEF_-_Danish_Electronic_Research_Library">Seminar Invitation from DEF - Danish Electronic Research Library</h3> <p>The DEF XML Web Services project invites you to participate in the seminar: <strong>Building Digital Libraries with XML Web Services</strong> on Friday 27 August 2004 from 9:30 to 16:00 at the Technical University of Denmark, Building 303, DK-2800 Lyngby.</p> <p>The headlines of the seminar are:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 news and events shirley keane andrew w mellon foundation blackboard cornell university google hefce jisc jisc collections library of congress national library of the netherlands national science foundation newcastle university oai oracle stanford university stm technical university of denmark university college dublin university of bath university of nottingham university of virginia university of wisconsin wellcome trust libportal ndiipp apache archives authority data bibliographic data blog cataloguing content management data database digital archive digital library digital object identifier digital preservation digital repositories digitisation doi dtd e-government e-learning ead eprints fedora commons framework further education higher education html ict identifier information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability intranet knowledge management licence linux mac os metadata mysql national library ocr ontologies open access open archives initiative open source optical character recognition personalisation php portal preservation repositories research schema search technology semantic web sgml software solaris standardisation standards taxonomy uportal url web services xml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1071 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The JISC 5/99 Programme: What's in a Number? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/5-99 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/5-99#author1">Rachel Bruce</a> and <a href="/issue38/5-99#author2">Balviar Notay</a> give an overview of the outputs and influences of the JISC 5/99 Learning and Teaching and Infrastructure Programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 5/99 Programme, as it became known, was funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (<a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk">JISC</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] in the year 2000. Quite simply the name, 5/99, refers to the number of a JISC circular letter. It was the fifth circular issued by the JISC in 1999. So the name is pretty meaningless to those outside the JISC or not involved in one of 54 projects that were funded via the circular. The majority of the projects have now completed, the programme end date was July 2003.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/5-99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article balviar notay rachel bruce british library bufvc cerlim edina jisc jisc collections mimas oai surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of liverpool university of oxford university of strathclyde chcc dner eevl elib iconex iesr inspiral jafer jisc information environment jorum patois sosig subject portals project trilt xgrain zetoc accessibility archives authentication authorisation service cataloguing data data set database digital library e-learning ejournal framework further education geospatial data gis higher education infrastructure infrastructure service internet explorer interoperability java jstor learning objects licence metadata open archives initiative open source openurl portal repositories research resource discovery rslp search technology service registry sfx software standards usability video visualisation z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1003 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="1"></a></p> <h3 id="Reveal">Reveal</h3> <p>[September 2003]</p> <p>The Reveal Web site, launched on 16 September 2003, brings together information about services and resources for visually impaired people from organisations across the United Kingdom. Reveal is an information resource where you will be able to find books in Braille and Moon, audio books and digital talking books, tactile diagrams and other accessible format materials, find out who produces, loans or sells accessible materials, and find information about the different accessible materials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 news and events shirley keane british library ieee jisc jisc collections kings college london microsoft oai rnib ukoln university of hertfordshire university of oxford wellcome trust yale university accessibility application profile archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection description copyright data database digitisation dissemination e-learning ebook higher education identifier ieee lom lom marc metadata national library open access openurl portal preservation research rslp schema search technology software standards uk lom core url vocabularies z39.50 Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1642 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/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 id="1" name="1"></a></p> <h3 id="The_7th_Institutional_Web_Management_Workshop_:">The 7th Institutional Web Management Workshop :</h3> <h4 id="Supporting_Our_Users">Supporting Our Users</h4> <p><em>[April 2003]</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 news and events philip hunter british library eduserv jisc jisc collections oclc open university ukoln university of kent jisc information environment archives cataloguing copyright ddc digital library dublin core e-learning e-science framework higher education lcsh mobile learning national library portal research resource discovery search technology software terminology service thesaurus web development Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 959 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Climbing the Scholarly Publishing Mountain With SHERPA http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/sherpa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/sherpa#author1">John MacColl</a> and <a href="/issue33/sherpa#author2">Stephen Pinfield</a> explore the SHERPA project, which is concentrating on making e-prints available online.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>JISC announced its FAIR Programme (Focus on Access to Institutional Resources) in January of this year. The central objective of the Programme is to test ways of releasing institutionally-produced content onto the web. FAIR describes its scope as:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/sherpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 feature article john maccoll stephen pinfield ahds birkbeck college british library cranfield university d-lib magazine edinburgh napier university elsevier ilrt jisc jisc collections loughborough university manchester metropolitan university oai oais oclc robert gordon university sherpa ukoln university college london university of aberdeen university of bath university of birmingham university of bristol university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of greenwich university of hull university of leeds university of london university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton university of strathclyde university of surrey university of york vads accessing the virtual museum daedalus dner harvesting the fitzwilliam jisc information environment accessibility archives cataloguing copyright data digital archive digital preservation dissemination dublin core electronic theses eprints further education higher education infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability licence metadata oai-pmh open access open archives initiative open source preservation repositories research rss search technology software standards url z39.50 Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 910 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Information Grid http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/information-grid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne reports on a one-day workshop on 'an interoperable environment to support research, learning and teaching' held at the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh, April 30, 2002.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many of the issues faced by the e-Science Programme and the Digital Library community world-wide are generic in nature, in that both require complex metadata in order to create services for users. Both need to process large amounts of distributed data. Recognition of this common interest within both communities resulted in this invitation-only one-day workshop at the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh. It brought together interested parties from both the digital library and e-Science communities, and kicked off detailed discussion of the way forward for both.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/information-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 event report ariadne staff google ibm ims jisc jisc collections microsoft ukoln university of bath w3c dner elib jisc information environment archives authentication cataloguing data data management data mining data set database digital library digital preservation digital repositories dublin core e-science framework identifier information architecture infrastructure interoperability metadata ontologies operating system persistent identifier portal preservation provenance research resource discovery rss schema semantic web service registry software url web services xml Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 902 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Multimedia_Archive_Preservation_-_a_practical_workshop">Multimedia Archive Preservation - a practical workshop</h3> <p>Organised by IASA, FIAT, PRESTO, ECPA ... and more!</p> <p>22-24 May 2002 in London, UK</p> <p><strong>Overview:</strong></p> <p>80% of audio and video archive content is at risk, according to the results of EC project PRESTO. Unless preservation procedures are funded and implemented - quickly - unique heritage and commercially valuable material will be lost. This workshop will provide, in a concentrated three days, the combined experience of ten major European broadcast archives, and the new technology developed by PRESTO.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 news and events shirley keane de montfort university jisc jisc collections oai oxford university press ukoln university of bath university of oxford jisc information environment archives cataloguing copyright data dissemination further education higher education metadata multimedia open archives initiative preservation research resource discovery usability video Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 862 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk After eLib http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/chris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/chris#author1">Chris Rusbridge</a>, the former Director of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme, with an assessment of its achievements and legacy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Philip Hunter asked for an assessment of the achievements and legacy of the eLib Programme 5 years on. It is a strange experience trying to summarise a huge enterprise, covering more than 5 years involving hundreds of people, and costing in excess of £20M, in a couple of thousand words. I immediately abandoned any thought of comprehensiveness, any formalised evaluation, or even any serious attempt at history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/chris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 feature article chris rusbridge british library d-lib magazine edina hefce jisc jisc collections ordnance survey university of glasgow digimap dner elib heron nesli archives bath profile cataloguing copyright data data set digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination dublin core higher education interoperability jstor licence multimedia open archives initiative preservation research resource discovery rslp software standards url z39.50 Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 744 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Bringing Coherence to Networked Information for the New Century http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jisc-cni <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/jisc-cni#author1">Gillian Austen</a> reports on the JISC-CNI conference at Stratford, UK, 14-16 June 2000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The conference was opened by Professor Maxwell Irvine, Chair of the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), who extended a familiar transport metaphor to talk of the route maps and driving instructors needed to ensure the effective use of the information superhighway, observing that the JISC's DNER (Distributed National Electronic Resource) can be seen as the "overall integrated transport policy". He went on to highlight the international collaboration and partnerships which will be needed to bring true coherence to networked information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jisc-cni" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 event report gillian austen british library cni jisc jisc collections mimas national science foundation university of manchester dner nesli archives cataloguing copyright data set database digital library digital preservation digitisation ecms framework infrastructure internet explorer interoperability jstor licence opac preservation privacy research url visualisation z39.50 Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 716 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Foraging_for_a_Good_Read:_Book_Forager_Goes_Live">Foraging for a Good Read: Book Forager Goes Live</h2> <p><br />It is August 2000; the UK is enjoying the driest, sunniest summer this century. You are in the library trying to find a book which isunorthodox, very realistic but also quite funny, set in Spain. You go over to the public access terminal and input details of the kind of read you need to match your mood, and the computer comes up with ten suggestions for you to try.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 news and events philip hunter birmingham city university british library cranfield university jisc jisc collections library of congress mpeg oxford university press south bank university university of oxford dner archives bibliographic data bibliographic database data database digital audio digital library digitisation further education geospatial data gif gis higher education jpeg library management systems licence mp3 preservation realaudio research software standards thesaurus url wav Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 719 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JISC ASSIST http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/jisc-assist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/jisc-assist#author1">Jane Williams</a> on the JISC awareness unit.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>JISC ASSIST (Activities, Services and Special Initiatives Support Team) is an "awareness raising" unit set up because the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee)<a href="#ref01">[1]</a> recognises that "the opportunities presented by IT are outstripping the ability of the sector to assimilate and exploit them."<a href="#ref02">[2]</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/jisc-assist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 regular column jane williams jisc jisc collections university of bristol dner eevl elib sosig accessibility authentication copyright database framework higher education infrastructure licence privacy research standards Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 618 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk