Overview of content related to 'e-government' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/14189/0?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/elbert-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/elbert-et-al#author1">Monika Elbert</a>, <a href="/issue68/elbert-et-al#author2">David Fuegi</a> and <a href="/issue68/elbert-et-al#author3">Ugne Lipeikaite</a> describe the principal findings of the study <em>Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa</em> which served to provide evidence of how public libraries are perceived by their stakeholders.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article presents a summary of some results of the study <em>Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>] which was conducted to research perceptions of stakeholders and the public towards public libraries in six African countries. The study is closely linked with the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>], which awarded grants to public libraries in developing and transition countries to address a range of socio-economic issues facing their communities, including projects in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/elbert-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 feature article david fuegi monika elbert ugne lipeikaite eifl ifla oclc tns rms eifl-plip europeana archives cataloguing data digital library dissemination e-government ejournal framework ict infrastructure national library research search technology sms software Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:06:59 +0000 lisrw 1690 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Archives in Web 2.0: New Opportunities http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/nogueira <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/nogueira#author1">Marta Nogueira</a> describes how three Web 2.0 applications (Facebook, Flickr, YouTube) can work as a virtual extension for archives and other cultural organisations, by identifying benefits obtained from the use of Web 2.0 applications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Archives are using Web 2.0 applications in a context that allows for new types of interaction, new opportunities regarding institutional promotion, new ways of providing their services and making their heritage known to the community. Applications such as Facebook (online social network), Flickr (online image-sharing community) and YouTube (online video sharing community) are already used by cultural organisations that interact in the informal context of Web 2.0.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/nogueira" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 feature article marta nogueira google library of congress new university of lisbon the national archives university of lisbon archives blog data database e-government facebook flickr geospatial data gis information retrieval institutional repository national library ontologies portal privacy repositories rss search technology social networks tagging twitter video web 2.0 web services youtube Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1541 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Towards a Toolkit for Implementing Application Profiles http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/chaudhri-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/chaudhri-et-al#author1">Talat Chaudhri</a>, <a href="/issue62/chaudhri-et-al#author2">Julian Cheal</a>, <a href="/issue62/chaudhri-et-al#author3">Richard Jones</a>, <a href="/issue62/chaudhri-et-al#author4">Mahendra Mahey</a> and <a href="/issue62/chaudhri-et-al#author5">Emma Tonkin</a> propose a user-driven methodology for the iterative development, testing and implementation of Dublin Core Application Profiles in diverse repository software environments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/chaudhri-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article emma tonkin julian cheal mahendra mahey richard jones talat chaudhri cetis jisc oai ukoln university of bath geospatial application profile gnu iemsr images application profile jisc information environment lmap opendoar tbmap wikipedia application profile archives blog cerif data data model database dcap dcmi digital repositories domain model dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-government eprints fedora commons framework frbr geospatial data gis higher education identifier information architecture institutional repository interoperability metadata metadata model oai-ore open access open archives initiative open source rdf repositories research resource description ruby schema scholarly works application profile search technology software standards sword protocol uri usability virtual research environment vocabularies xml Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1522 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Uncovering User Perceptions of Research Activity Data http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/loureiroKoechlin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/loureiroKoechlin#author1">Cecilia Loureiro-Koechlin</a> discusses the outcomes and lessons learned from user tests performed on the Oxford Blue Pages, a tool designed to display information about researchers and their activities at the University of Oxford.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Competition, complex environments and needs for sophisticated resources and collaborations compel Higher Education institutions (HEIs) to look for innovative ways to support their research processes and improve the quality and dissemination of their research outcomes. Access, management and sharing of information about research activities and researchers (who, what, when and where) lie at the heart of all these needs and driving forces for improvements.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/loureiroKoechlin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article cecilia loureiro-koechlin jisc microsoft university of oxford brii aggregation api archives blog data database ddc dissemination e-government e-research higher education identifier infrastructure metadata mis ontologies privacy research search technology semantic web software usability web services Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1526 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/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="UKeiG_Intranet-s_Forum:_ERM-s_Knowledge_Sharing_Platform_February_2010">UKeiG Intranet's Forum: ERM's Knowledge Sharing Platform – February 2010</h3> <p>UKeiG Intranet's Forum: ERM's Knowledge Sharing Platform:<br />A chance to see one of the world's top 10 best intranets<br />Free informal Intranets Forum meeting for UKeiG members</p> <p>ERM, 2/F Exchequer Court, 33 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AA<br />Friday 26 February 2010, 4.00 - 5.30 p.m.<br /><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/">http://www.ukeig.org.uk/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 news and events richard waller british library cetis cilip coalition for networked information cornell university dcc georgia institute of technology imperial college london jisc loughborough university mla niso oclc serials solutions surffoundation ucisa uk data archive ukoln university college london university of london university of manchester university of utrecht europeana internet archive accessibility archives authentication bibliographic data blog cataloguing copyright curation data data management data set database digital repositories dissemination e-government facebook flickr foi framework further education google analytics higher education ict infrastructure intellectual property interoperability intranet knowledge base knowledge management marc21 metadata ontologies open access openurl podcast portal preservation privacy repositories research resource description and access resource sharing second life social networks software standards twitter usability video web 2.0 wiki youtube Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1535 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 59: The Loneliness of the Long-distance Worker http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 59.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am grateful to <strong>Marieke Guy</strong> not least since she still manages to write for <em>Ariadne</em> when she has her own blog [<a href="#1">1</a>] on remote working to maintain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 editorial richard waller duraspace jisc ukoln e-framework hydra iemsr jisc information environment remap project repomman application profile blog content management copyright data data model digital preservation e-government e-research fedora commons framework higher education ict infrastructure metadata metadata schema registry oer open access preservation remote working repositories research schema semantic web software sparql virtual research environment vle Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1464 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/lafortune-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/lafortune-rvw#author1">Sylvie Lafortune</a> reviews a book which addresses the following question: From e-government to t-government. How will libraries keep up?</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- final edits from author re-read 20090610 REW --><!-- final edits from author re-read 20090610 REW --><p>Today, most governments in developing countries provide essential services and information to their citizens exclusively via the World Wide Web. The benefit of this new means of dissemination is that information is current, available 24/7 and for the most part, downloadable. The downside of this model is that government Web pages are unstable and not always well designed, often making information difficult to locate. This new 'digital government information environment' poses a myriad of challenges which this book addresses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/lafortune-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 review sylvie lafortune american library association laurentian university jisc information environment archives cd-rom collection development data dissemination dvd e-government geospatial data gis preservation resource discovery Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1481 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Preserving Local Archival Heritage for Ongoing Accessibility http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/boyle-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/boyle-et-al#author1">Frances Boyle</a>, <a href="/issue58/boyle-et-al#author2">Alexandra Eveleigh</a> and <a href="/issue58/boyle-et-al#author3">Heather Needham</a> describe the recent digital preservation initiatives in the local authority archives sector.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Digital preservation is an area which is pervasive and challenging for many sectors – it impinges on the landscape from high-level business and e-government to an individual's personal digital memories. One sector where the challenges of preservation and long-term access to resources are well rehearsed is within the archives sector. There has been innovative research within the archives community including the Paradigm [<a href="#1">1</a>] and the DARP [<a href="#2">2</a>] projects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/boyle-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article alexandra eveleigh frances boyle heather needham british library digital preservation coalition the national archives west yorkshire archive service accessibility archives cataloguing curation digital archive digital curation digital preservation digital repositories digitisation droid e-government edrms framework higher education ict infrastructure jpeg metadata preservation repositories research software tiff Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1450 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/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="UKeiG_Courses_over_May_October_2008"><a name="events1"></a>UKeiG Courses over May – October 2008</h3> <h4 id="Searching_the_Internet:_Google_and_Beyond">Searching the Internet: Google and Beyond</h4> <p>Karen Blakeman<br />Friday 16 May 2008<br />University of Liverpool<br /><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/May/beyondgoogle.html">http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/May/beyondgoogle.html</a></p> <h4 id="Searching_the_Internet:_Google_and_Beyond-1">Searching the Internet: Google and Beyond</h4> <p>Karen Blakeman<br />Wednesday 11 June 2008<br />King's College London, Guy's Campus<br /><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/June/beyondgoogle.html">http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/June/beyondgoogle.html</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 news and events richard waller arl association of research libraries cilip cni coalition for networked information dcc google ieee imperial college london information today intute jisc kansas state university kings college london microsoft mla national e-science centre national library of the netherlands national science foundation oai oasis portico sakai school of oriental and african studies sherpa tilburg university university of aberdeen university of hull university of liverpool university of manchester university of nottingham vads wellcome trust digital academic repositories iesr iwmw repomman ridir archives authentication blog cataloguing cdwa controlled vocabularies copyright creative commons curation data database ddc digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories dublin core e-government e-learning e-research e-science fedora commons framework further education higher education html ict information retrieval interoperability intranet lcsh licence lom metadata multimedia national library oai-ore oasis saml ontologies open access open source personalisation portfolio preservation privacy repositories research saml search technology second life semantic web sharepoint shibboleth skos soap software srw standards tagging thesaurus url video visualisation vocabularies web 2.0 web development web resources web services wordnet youtube Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1398 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/kidmm-rpt#author1">Conrad Taylor</a> reports on the KIDMM knowledge community and its September 2007 one-day conference about data, information and knowledge management issues.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="About_KIDMM">About KIDMM</h2> <p>The British Computer Society [<a href="#1">1</a>], which in 2007 celebrates 50 years of existence, has a self-image around engineering, software, and systems design and implementation. However, within the BCS there are over fifty Specialist Groups (SGs); among these, some have a major focus on 'informatics', or the <em>content</em> of information systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 event report conrad taylor anglia ruskin university bsi google library of congress nhs ordnance survey the national archives ukoln university of bolton university of london university of manchester wikipedia adobe algorithm archives ascii born digital browser cataloguing controlled vocabularies csv cybernetics data data management data mining data set database digital archive digital asset management dublin core e-government e-learning ead eportfolio foia framework geospatial data gis google maps identifier information retrieval information society interoperability location-based services metadata mis named entity recognition ontologies portfolio preservation provenance repositories research search technology sgml software standards tagging text mining thesaurus vocabularies wiki xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1358 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Models of Early Adoption of ICT Innovations in Higher Education http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/oppenheim-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/oppenheim-et-al#author1">Melanie Bates</a>, <a href="/issue50/oppenheim-et-al#author2">Sue Manuel</a> and <a href="/issue50/oppenheim-et-al#author3">Charles Oppenheim</a> provide an overview of some considerations for change agents attempting to introduce an innovative new information communication technology service into Higher Education institutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/oppenheim-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 feature article charles oppenheim melanie king sue manuel jisc loughborough university data dissemination e-government e-learning framework higher education ict identifier information society infrastructure operating system repositories research social networks vle web development windows Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1287 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Immaculate Catalogues, Indexes and Monsters Too... http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/cig-2006-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/cig-2006-rpt#author1">David E. Bennett</a> reports on the three day residential CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, during September 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Restful accommodation and pleasant food prepared the delegates for the carefully balanced mix of social networking sessions and challenging seminars. Everyone was extremely friendly and most proved to be erudite socialites, networking in some cases with great assertiveness and sense of purpose.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/cig-2006-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 event report david e. bennett british library cilip goldsmiths college imperial college london loughborough university the national archives university of london university of manchester university of oxford aimss suncat aacr2 accessibility aggregation algorithm application profile archives ascii bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing controlled vocabularies database digital archive digital library e-government e-learning framework identifier interoperability isbd marc metadata multimedia ocr onix ontologies opac portal rae rdf repositories research resource description resource description and access resource discovery restful search technology semantic web software standards tagging taxonomy thesaurus unicode usability video vocabularies web resources xml z39.50 Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1279 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk UK Digital Preservation Needs Assessment: Where We Go from Here http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/semple-jones <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/semple-jones#author1">Najla Semple</a> and <a href="/issue48/semple-jones#author2">Maggie Jones</a> outline the background and findings of the Digital Preservation Coalition's UK Needs Assessment and the Mind the Gap report.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) was formed in the belief that no single organisation can hope to address single-handedly all the challenges and issues associated with digital preservation. It was launched in February 2002 with an initial membership of 19, and has grown to 30 members as of June 2006. Its underlying principle is that intense collaboration and co-operation across and between sectors is essential as there is a far wider range of key players who need to be involved at various different stages in the life cycle of digital resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/semple-jones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 feature article maggie jones najla semple cornell university digital preservation coalition jisc mla oais university of london digital preservation training programme archives data digital preservation e-government html infrastructure knowledge management metadata preservation preservation metadata research standards ulcc Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1250 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk IWMW 2006: Quality Matters http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/iwmw-2006-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/iwmw-2006-rpt#author1">Adrian Stevenson</a> reports on the 10th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Bath over 14-16 June 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 10th Institutional Web Management Workshop (<a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2006/">IWMW 2006</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] returned to its spiritual home in Bath this year, headquarters of the workshop organisers UKOLN [<a href="#2">2</a>] and the venue of the fourth IWMW workshop held in 2000. It was the first workshop to be chaired by Marieke Guy following nine years with Brian Kelly at the helm from its inception in 1997.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/iwmw-2006-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 event report adrian stevenson amazon cetis eduserv google harvard university iso jisc london school of economics ncsa newcastle university oclc oss watch robert gordon university talis terminalfour ukoln university of aberdeen university of bath university of huddersfield university of leeds university of manchester university of wales university of york w3c e-framework iwmw jisc information environment wikipedia accessibility aggregation ajax archives blog browser cataloguing content management cookie creative commons data database digital repositories e-government e-learning e-research firefox flickr framework further education gif google maps google scholar gopher graphics html instant messaging intellectual property interoperability intranet mailbase marc mashup metadata microformats moodle multimedia open source opml podcast portal research rss search technology semantic web smil sms soa software standards streaming sword protocol tagging usability video vle web 2.0 web app web development web services wiki xcri xhtml xml Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1255 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Joint Workshop on Future-proofing Institutional Websites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dcc-fpw-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/dcc-fpw-rpt#author1">Maureen Pennock</a> reports on a two-day workshop on Future-Proofing Web Sites, organised by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and the Wellcome Library at the Wellcome Library, London, over 19-20 January 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- 2006-02-16 11:17: error in URL for reference 2 : <a href="http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/" title="http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/">http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/</a> was incorrect:Maureen Pennock forwarded correct URL now in place as embedded link and in ref 2 below REW --><!-- 2006-02-16 11:17: error in URL for reference 2 : <a href="http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/" title="http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/">http://medphoto.wellcome.ac.uk/</a> was incorrect:Maureen Pennock forwarded correct URL now in place as embedded link and in ref 2 below REW --><p>This <a href="http://www.dcc.ac.uk">DCC</a> [<a href="1">1</a>] and <a href="http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/">Wellcome Library</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>] workshop sought to provide insight into ways that content creators and curators can ensure ongoing access to reliable Web sites over time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dcc-fpw-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 event report maureen pennock apple british library california digital library dcc eduserv ietf national library of australia the national archives ukoln university of bath university of glasgow wellcome library internet archive uk government web archive accessibility archives ark cataloguing collection development data digital curation digital library digital preservation doi e-government html identifier java metadata national library open source persistent identifier plain text preservation purl research rfc search technology software standards tomcat uri url vocabularies web resources web standards Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1216 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 Delivering Digital Services: A Handbook for Public Libraries and Learning Centres http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/royan-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Towards the end of the Pantomime season, <a href="/issue46/royan-rvw#author1">Bruce Royan</a> finds a golden egg among the goose droppings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is no shortage of guides to the delivery of e-services in learning centres, although often their emphasis is on academic rather than local authority institutions [<a href="#1">1</a>]. In the public library field, it could be argued that more than enough journal articles and monographs on the topic have already been churned out in the 8 years since the publication of <em>New Library: the People's Network</em> [<a href="#2">2</a>]. Is there really room on the shelves for one more?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/royan-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review bruce royan accessibility copyright data digitisation e-government framework ict identifier intranet java javascript licence portal provenance search technology xml Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1223 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 2004 (Volume 38) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews a recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>Annual Review of Information Science and Technology</em> (ARIST) is an important annual publication containing review articles on many topics of relevance to library and information science, published on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). Since volume 36, the editor of ARIST has been Professor Blaise Cronin of Indiana University, Bloomington.</p> <p>The twelve chapters in volume 38 are divided into three sections, dealing with theory, technology, and policy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 review michael day dublin city university google indiana university loughborough university massachusetts institute of technology microsoft mpeg oais sheffield hallam university ukoln university of arizona university of california berkeley university of cambridge university of hertfordshire university of sheffield university of sussex university of wales algorithm archives cache copyright data data mining data set database digital library digital preservation e-government higher education ict identifier information retrieval machine learning metadata natural language processing preservation repositories research search technology software standards usability video xml Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1203 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Accessibility Revealed: The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Audit http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/petrie-weisen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author1">Marcus Weisen</a>, <a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author2">Helen Petrie</a>, <a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author3">Neil King</a> and <a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author4">Fraser Hamilton</a> describe a comprehensive Web accessibility audit involving extensive user testing as well as automatic testing of Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2004, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) commissioned a Web accessibility audit from City University London. MLA is the national development agency working for and on behalf of museums, libraries and archives in England and advising government on policy and priorities for the sector. The audit was inspired by a study conducted by City University London in 2003/2004 on the accessibility of 1,000 general Web sites for the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/petrie-weisen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article fraser hamilton helen petrie marcus weisen neil king alt city university london mla ukoln university of leicester web accessibility initiative accessibility archives browser data digitisation e-government framework graphics higher education html ict plain text research software wcag web development web services windows Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1162 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/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="Netskills_Workshops_in_May_2005">Netskills Workshops in May 2005</h3> <p>Web: <a href="http://www.netskills.ac.uk/">http://www.netskills.ac.uk/</a></p> <p>Netskills will be running the following workshops at North Herts College in Letchworth Garden City in May 2005:</p> <h4 id="May_:_e-Assessment:_Tools_and_Techniques">10 May : e-Assessment: Tools &amp; Techniques</h4> <p>Focuses on the tools available for creating e-assessment and the practical techniques required to use them effectively. The tools are considered both in terms of their functionality as well as their interoperability with other systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 news and events richard waller ahds andrew w mellon foundation bbc british library cerlim cetis cilip cni coalition for networked information cornell university d-lib magazine dcc digital preservation coalition eduserv ibm ieee jisc kings college london mla niso nottingham trent university oclc talis the national archives university college london university of cambridge university of glasgow university of plymouth university of strathclyde university of virginia university of warwick w3c digital preservation training programme elisa jisc information environment accessibility aggregation algorithm application profile archives authentication bibliographic data copyright curation data data management data mining data visualisation database digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dspace dublin core e-business e-government e-learning fedora commons framework further education higher education ict identifier intellectual property interoperability knowledge management learning object metadata learning objects licence lom machine learning managed learning environment metadata mobile modelling multimedia network service ontologies open access open source passwords persistent identifier personalisation portfolio preservation privacy rdf repositories research resource description resource discovery rss search technology semantic web service oriented architecture software standardisation standards usability video visualisation vle vocabularies web services xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1154 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/guy-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/guy-rvw#author1">Marieke Guy</a> takes a look at a recent introduction to metadata for the information professional.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anyone scaling the heights of metadata for the management and retrieval of digital information for the first time can be forgiven a degree of initial bewilderment. The same goes for this article, so a glossary of terms found here are offered in the spirit of saving readers' time [<a href="#1">1</a>]. David Haynes' book appears to go a long way to guiding its explorers through the foothills and beyond in this complete introduction to the subject for the information professional.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/guy-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 review marieke guy american library association cilip ieee oais oasis ukoln algorithm bibliographic data cataloguing controlled vocabularies data data model dublin core e-government ead framework frbr gif graphics identifier ieee lom information retrieval interoperability learning object metadata learning objects lom marc metadata mets multimedia onix rdf research resource description semantic web sgml standards vocabularies xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1156 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 42: Less Could Mean More http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> provides an editorial introduction to Ariadne issue 42.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tomorrow, 31 January 2005 will be the moment of truth for those institutions among some 100,000 public authorities which received a request for information on the first operative day of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the United Kingdom. For by tomorrow they must have responded to the request within 20 working days.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 editorial richard waller google oss watch university college dublin blog browser copyright digitisation e-government firefox foi foia open access research search technology software text mining web development wiki Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1105 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Software Choice: Decision-making in a Mixed Economy http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/metcalfe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/metcalfe#author1">Randy Metcalfe</a> considers the role of free and open source software in UK Further and Higher Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine a world where software is free. For the moment, let's not split hairs about this. In this imagined world software costs virtually nothing to obtain. And you are free to do things with this software - free to study how it works (which means getting access to the underlying code, not just the binaries or executables); free to modify that code to suit your needs and/or improve it; free to re-distribute that modified code. And everyone else is free to obtain, study, modify, and redistribute software as well as you.</p> <p>This is not the world you live in.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/metcalfe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 feature article randy metcalfe jisc oss watch oxford university computing services university of oxford university of strathclyde gnu apache copyright e-government free software gpl higher education information society infrastructure interoperability licence linux open source operating system research software standards Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1110 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Librarian's Experience of E-Government http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/inman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/inman#author1">Jane Inman</a> describes the route she has taken as a librarian through the expanding landscape of e-government and highlights the skills librarians can bring to this arena.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>E-Government is essentially about improving service delivery in central and local government. Our customers expect a level of service and access to services, which is effective, efficient and convenient. They want to be able to make contact with government at a time and in a way which fits in with their lives. In order to deliver excellent public services in customer-focused ways we have to use the available technology to its very best advantage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/inman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 feature article jane inman american library association cilip warwickshire county council cataloguing controlled vocabularies database e-government foi foia information architecture metadata sms thesaurus vocabularies web development Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1114 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Participate in Your Future: The IST2004 Event http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/ist2004-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/ist2004-rpt#author1">Gabriella Szabo</a> reports on a three-day event addressing European policies, strategies and research activities in all areas of the Information Society held in The Hague.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>IST2004 [<a href="#1">1</a>] organised by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in cooperation with the European Commission, brought together over 3000 participants from all over the world with an interest in Information Society Technologies. The event had been given the title 'Participate in your Future' emphasising the importance of providing guidance in defining the ICT sector of tomorrow. The aim was to create fora for all the stakeholders from relevant areas of research, business or policy-making. The event brought together major attractions including:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/ist2004-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report gabriella szabo hewlett-packard ibm national library of the netherlands accessibility data e-government e-learning framework ict information society multimedia national library preservation research visualisation Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1125 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 The Future of Cataloguing: Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/cilip-cig-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/cilip-cig-rpt#author1">Paola Stillone</a> reports on a three-day annual conference of the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG), held at the University of Bath, 30 June - 2 July.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The conference was aimed at information professionals interested in looking at issues that are changing cataloguing and indexing. The latest international developments in metadata standards, cataloguing codes, taxonomies and controlled languages unlock new opportunities for cataloguers' involvement. They also raise complex interoperability issues which go beyond traditional cataloguing and highlight the need for the acquisition of new skills in the digital information environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/cilip-cig-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report paola stillone british library cilip ifla jisc leeds metropolitan university library of congress nhs oclc sheffield hallam university ukoln university college london university of bath university of strathclyde cain jisc information environment worldcat aacr2 aggregation archives authority data bibliographic data catalogue index cataloguing content management controlled vocabularies data database digital library e-government framework frbr gif information retrieval internet explorer interoperability isbd marc marc21 metadata research resource description and access schema search technology software standards tagging taxonomy unicode vocabularies web resources xml xml schema Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1067 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ERPANET Seminar on Persistent Identifiers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/erpanet-ids-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/erpanet-ids-rpt#author1">Monica Duke</a> reports on a two-day training seminar on persistent identifiers held by ERPANET in Cork, Ireland over 17-18 June 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Day_One">Day One</h3> <ul> <li><a href="#introduction">Introduction</a></li> <li><a href="#welcome">Welcome and Keynote</a></li> <li><a href="#overview">Overview of Persistent Identifier initiatives</a></li> <li><a href="#urn">URN</a></li> <li><a href="#openurl">OpenURL - The Rough Guide</a></li> <li><a href="#uri">Info URIs</a></li> <li><a href="#dcmi">The DCMI Persistent Identifier Working Group</a></li> <li><a href="#cendi">The CENDI Report</a></li> <li><a href="#ark">ARK</a></li> <li><a href="#purls">PURLs</a></li> <li><a href="#handle">Overview of the Handle System</a></li> <li><a href="#doi">DOI</a></li> <p>&lt;</p> </ul><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/erpanet-ids-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report monica duke ansi california digital library cnri codata dcc ietf iso jisc niso oai oclc the national archives ukoln university college cork university of bath w3c adl archives ark bibliographic data blog browser data dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dns doi dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-government e-learning file format framework further education handle system html identifier infrastructure interoperability learning objects lom metadata multimedia name mapping authority namespace national library oai-pmh onix ontologies open access openurl persistent identifier preservation prism privacy purl repositories research resource discovery schema scorm sfx software standards syndication uri url urn xml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1070 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 Towards the Digital Aquifer: Introducing the Common Information Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/miller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/miller#author1">Paul Miller</a> discusses current efforts by UK agencies to collaborate on a Common Information Environment that meets the diverse needs of current and future consumers of digital content and services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <dl> <dt><strong>aquifer</strong> <em>n</em></dt> <dd>underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc</dd> </dl> <p class="indent"><small><a href="http://www.nisus.com/Thesaurus/">Nisus Thesaurus</a> 1.0.1. All rights reserved.<br />Using the <a href="http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/~wn/">WordNet</a> 1.7 database, © 2001 Princeton University </small></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/miller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article paul miller bbc becta british library google jisc mla nhs princeton university the national archives ukoln jisc information environment adobe aggregation archives blog curation data database digitisation e-government e-learning e-science internet explorer interoperability personalisation portal repositories research search technology thesaurus wordnet Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1028 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk IT for Me: Getting Personal in South Yorkshire Public Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/pearce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/pearce#author1">Liz Pearce</a> and <a href="/issue39/pearce#author2">Neil Smith</a> introduce the IT for Me Project which aims to provide personalised access to online resources in South Yorkshire's public libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Personalisation has become an increasingly salient topic in the UK library and information management sector, yet to date much of the work undertaken has been in the academic and knowledge management sectors [<a href="#1">1</a>]. However, the South Yorkshire-based <a href="http://www.itforme.org.uk">IT for Me Project</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>] is looking to bring personalised access to online resources to public libraries. The project, which began in October 2003, will create a Web-based platform to provide access to personalised resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/pearce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article liz pearce neil smith oai university of sheffield jisc information environment archives data data set database e-government framework ict information retrieval infrastructure interoperability knowledge management metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative open source personalisation research rss sms software standards vocabularies web resources web services xml z39.50 Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1030 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="1"></a></p> <h2 id="The_Joint_Technical_Symposium_JTS_-_24-26_June_Toronto">The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) - 24-26 June, Toronto</h2> <p>The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) is the international meeting for organisations and individuals involved in the preservation and restoration of original image and sound materials. This year, JTS is scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, June 24-26, 2004.</p> <p>Preliminary program information is now available on the JTS 2004 website. See: <a href="http://www.jts2004.org/english/program.htm">http://www.jts2004.org/english/program.htm</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 news and events shirley keane andrew w mellon foundation apache software foundation austrian national library california digital library coalition for networked information dcc hefce institute of historical research jisc library of congress loughborough university lund university massachusetts institute of technology niso oai oclc oxford university press sherpa tilburg university university college cork university of glasgow university of oxford romeo adobe apache archives bibliographic data collection development copyright data data management data set dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation document format dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-business e-government eprints file format framework further education higher education identifier information architecture information retrieval infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability jstor licence metadata mets modelling mods ms word multimedia national library oai-pmh object oriented software ogg ontologies open access open archives initiative persistent identifier preservation privacy repositories research resource management rtf search technology semantic web software syndication url usability web services wireless Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1044 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: 2003, 2004: A Backward Glance and Thoughts on the Future http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> looks at some of the broader issues affecting public libraries and information professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Spam_privacy_and_the_law">Spam, privacy and the law</h2> <p>Another year gone and the millennium celebrations and Y2K bug already seem to belong to some dim and distant technological past.</p> <p>As 2003 drew to a close the spotlight was on the use and abuse of Information Technology: never was so much havoc caused by so few. The language employed by the media to describe events in the online world reflected global concerns about warfare and disease. Viruses, worms and trojan horses 'infected' and 'invaded' international networks, and a 'war' on spam was declared.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column penny garrod amazon bbc british library cilip jisc loughborough university microsoft ukoln university of bath jisc information environment archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development data digitisation e-government e-learning ebook ict identifier infrastructure mobile mp3 operating system privacy rfid sms software uri wiki wireless Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1010 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Reaching Out to Your Community: Policies and Practice for Public Library Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/talis-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/talis-rpt#author1">Fiona Leslie</a> gives an overview of this seminar which covered a variety of topics of interest to public library professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The day's <a href="http://www.talis.com/latestnews/seminar7-10-03.htm">programme</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] started with an introduction by Ken Chad, sales director at Talis who welcomed delegates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/talis-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 event report fiona leslie nhs talis aggregation archives blog cataloguing digitisation e-government e-learning flash framework higher education ict infrastructure mobile mobile learning multimedia portal research search technology video wireless Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1019 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Ebooks in UK Libraries: Where Are We Now? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/garrod <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/garrod#author1">Penny Garrod</a> brings us up to date on developments in ebooks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"I suspect that more words are being published about the ebook phenomenon in print than have actually been placed into ebooks so far." </em>[<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/garrod" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 feature article penny garrod glasgow caledonian university jisc loughborough university microsoft nhs oclc sconul sun microsystems ukoln university of cambridge university of huddersfield university of oxford project gutenberg adobe aggregation archives authentication bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom collection development copyright data database digital audio digital library drm e-government e-learning ebook framework further education higher education identifier marc21 mobile mobile phone mp3 operating system passwords portal resource sharing safari software standards url web resources Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 990 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Joining Up the Dots http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/hannabuss-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/hannabuss-rvw#author1">Stuart Hannabuss</a> seeks the tenor among the diversity of voices provided by <em>Challenge and Change in the Information Society</em>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Any work on the information society attracts that ambivalent reaction that it might be trite and it could be seminal. But, with the logic that nothing that becomes cliché can be other than centrally relevant, above all when published by a professional body, (which should know these things), Challenge and change promises well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/hannabuss-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 review stuart hannabuss cerlim manchester metropolitan university nhs robert gordon university sconul copyright data e-government hypertext information society infrastructure knowledge management privacy standards url Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1643 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Framework for the Future: Access to Digital Skills and Services (Including e-Government) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> examines further this government blueprint and argues that some have to walk before they can run.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Unless public services cooperate, broadband Britain will be going nowhere" [<a href="#1">1</a>]. "Libraries are sleepwalking to disaster: it's time they woke up" [<a href="#2">2</a>]. Warnings, predictions of failure or even extinction seem to be a recurring theme on email lists, news alerting services, think-tank reports and in the media. Some refer to public sector failings in general, whilst others attempt to raise the collective public library conscience and consciousness, and galvanise people into action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 regular column penny garrod bbc cilip google loughborough university ukoln isle jisc information environment archives copyright database e-government e-learning ebook framework further education higher education ict metadata search technology url web services Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 970 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Creating Websites for e-Citizens: the Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the first of a series of articles, <a href="/issue35/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> takes us through some of the choices confronting UK public libraries, and begins by looking at the ramifications of the DCMS report "Framework for the future".</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is the primary role and function of the public library in 21st Century Britain? Are public libraries in danger of trying to do too many things? Are they trying to please all of the people all of the time? How can the People's Network be sustained post-lottery funding? What is special about public libraries - do they have a Unique Selling Point? Are traditional, book-based services being run down as the focus switches to ICT and e-everything?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 regular column penny garrod cilip google ukoln west sussex county council blog document format e-government e-learning framework ict research url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 948 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 34: Cultivating Interoperability and Resource-Sharing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/editorial#author1">Philip Hunter</a> introduces Ariadne issue 34.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to the December/January issue of <i>Ariadne</i>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 editorial philip hunter andrew w mellon foundation ims national science foundation oai open university university of glasgow daedalus archives data digital library digital repositories digitisation e-government e-learning framework gif higher education information retrieval information society infrastructure interoperability metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative personalisation preservation research resource sharing url visualisation z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1104 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: Creating Websites for E-citizens -The Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> reports on the Public Library Web Managers workshop, November 2002, held in Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background_to_the_workshop">Background to the workshop</h3> <p>The third Public Library Web Managers workshop to be organised by UKOLN was held at the University of Bath on the 5th and 6th of November 2002. This year’s event aimed to provide public library web managers with a brief respite from the trials and tribulations of the workplace, and the chance to share networking experiences with colleagues up and down the country. It also aimed to bring together some key speakers on this year’s hot topic –e-government (electronic government).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 event report penny garrod bbc cilip d-lib magazine google jisc nhs ukoln university of bath university of bristol accessibility bibliographic data cataloguing content management controlled vocabularies css data dublin core e-government ebook framework further education gif graphics higher education html ict information architecture interoperability intranet metadata multimedia open source research resource discovery rss search technology smil software standards svg url usability vector graphics video vocabularies web development xml Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 928 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk