Overview of content related to 'foi' http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/14210/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/rafiq-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/rafiq-rvw#author1">Muhammad Rafiq</a> offers us a detailed review of a work, now in its sixth edition, which examines the information society, its origin, development, its associated issues and the current landscape.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The Information Society</em> offers a detailed discussion on the concept and dynamics of the information society from a historical perspective to the present era of information societies.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/rafiq-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 review muhammad rafiq american library association google ifla oclc university of sargodha blog data digitisation ebook foi information society infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer mobile phone privacy research web 2.0 Thu, 04 Jul 2013 20:03:56 +0000 lisrw 2470 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2012 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/iwmw-2012-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/iwmw-2012-rpt#author1">Kirsty Pitkin</a> reports on the 16th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Edinburgh's Appleton Tower between 18 - 20 July 2012.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 16th Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW 12) took place at the University of Edinburgh's Appleton Tower – a building with a stunning panoramic view over the volcanic city.&nbsp; The event brought together 172 delegates and attracted an additional 165 viewers to the live video stream of the plenary sessions over the three days.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/iwmw-2012-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 event report kirsty pitkin blackboard cetis dcc edina edinburgh college of art jisc london school of economics nesta open university paper.li robert gordon university university of bradford university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of glamorgan university of southampton university of york devcsi dmponline iwmw jorum accessibility api archives authentication browser bs8878 content management cookie data data management data set data visualisation database foi google refine graphics infrastructure kis licence mobile native apps oer open data open source plone preservation repositories research responsive design search engine optimisation standards storify tagging twitter ukoer url video visualisation wcag web development web services widget xcri-cap Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:54:44 +0000 lisrw 2373 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Managing Research Data http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/rumsey-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/rumsey-rvw#author1">Sally Rumsey</a> reviews a book which describes and explains the topics of interest central to practitioners involved with research data management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Higher Education institutions (HEIs) in the UK are planning and implementing infrastructure and services to manage research data more urgently than they did for research publications. One policy framework sent to UK vice-chancellors from a major UK funding body (EPSRC), which set out clear expectations of responsibilities for data management at institutions within a given timetable, appears to have been the spark that prompted research data management (RDM) to be taken up by the upper echelons of management, and concrete activities set in place to start addressing the problem.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/rumsey-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 review sally rumsey bbc bodleian libraries datacite dcc jisc oais university of oxford archives blog curation data data citation data management data set doi foi framework higher education identifier infrastructure repositories research social networks wiki Sun, 29 Jul 2012 13:51:34 +0000 lisrw 2361 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Welsh Libraries and Social Media: A Survey http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/tyler <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/tyler#author1">Alyson Tyler</a> outlines the results of a survey of Welsh libraries, their access to, and use of, social media, and offers a sample business case.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Librarians are, in general, often quick to pick up and experiment with new technologies, integrating them into their work to improve the library service. Social media are no exception. This article seeks to show how the adoption of social media by different library sectors in Wales is helping to deliver and promote their library services.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/tyler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 feature article alyson tyler cymal ukoln welsh government aggregation archives blog ebook facebook file sharing flickr foi further education higher education instant messaging internet explorer moodle multimedia netvibes pageflakes repositories rss social networks tagging twitter video web 2.0 wiki youtube Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:06:59 +0000 lisrw 2227 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 68 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/editorial2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/editorial2#author1">The editor</a> introduces readers to the content of <em>Ariadne</em> issue 68.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am pleased to introduce you to the content of Issue 68, and to have the opportunity to remind you that you have a far larger number of channels into the publication’s content.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/editorial2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 editorial richard waller british library jisc massachusetts institute of technology national academy of sciences royal holloway sakai clif depositmo hydra opendoar repositories support project rsp aggregation archives blog cataloguing content management copyright creative commons data data citation data set digital repositories digitisation dissemination doi eprints facebook fedora commons foi framework higher education ict identifier information retrieval instant messaging institutional repository library management systems lucene metadata ms word multimedia ocr oer opac open source openurl preservation repositories research resource description resource discovery rss search technology second life sfx sharepoint software solr standardisation sword protocol taxonomy twitter vufind web 2.0 wordpress xml Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:17:06 +0000 lisrw 2322 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk A Double-edged Sword: What Are the Implications of Freedom of Information for the HE Sector? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/rin-foi-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/rin-foi-rpt#author1">Amy Gibbons</a> reports on the second in a series of workshops organised by the Research Information Network to explore the impact of the Freedom of Information Act on the Higher Education sector, held at University College London on 1 April 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/rin-foi-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 event report amy gibbons hefce jisc kings college london queens university belfast research information network the national archives university college london university of central lancashire university of east anglia archives blog copyright data data set dissemination foi foia framework higher education infrastructure intellectual property open access privacy research social networks sword protocol Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1628 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Institutional Challenges in the Data Decade http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/dcc-2011-03-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/dcc-2011-03-rpt#author1">Marion Tattersall</a>, <a href="/issue67/dcc-2011-03-rpt#author2">Carmen O'Dell</a> and <a href="/issue67/dcc-2011-03-rpt#author3">John Lewis</a> report on Institutional Challenges in the Data Decade, organised by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) in partnership with the White Rose University Consortium and held 1-3 March 2011 at the University of Sheffield.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/dcc-2011-03-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 event report carmen odell john lewis marion tattersall dcc jisc national grid service national science foundation queensland university of technology uk data archive ukoln university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of leeds university of manchester university of melbourne university of oxford university of sheffield university of york beginners guide to digital preservation data train project dmtpsych jisc information environment wikipedia yodl archives blog cloud computing copyright creative commons curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library digital preservation e-research fedora commons foi framework infrastructure licence metadata multimedia open data portal preservation privacy repositories research resource discovery software taxonomy usb video visualisation vle Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1631 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Making Datasets Visible and Accessible: DataCite's First Summer Meeting http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/datacite-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/datacite-2010-rpt#author1">Tom J Pollard</a> and <a href="/issue64/datacite-2010-rpt#author2">J Max Wilkinson</a> report on DataCite's First Summer Meeting, a two-day event focused on making datasets visible and accessible, held in Hannover, Germany, in June 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/datacite-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 event report j max wilkinson tom pollard british library datacite elsevier harvard university microsoft open planets foundation university of the west of england ddi archives blog browser cataloguing copyright creative commons curation data data citation data management data mining data set digital repositories doi e-research facebook foi framework graphics infrastructure interoperability java mashup metadata open access open source portal privacy repositories research search technology standards syndication visualisation vocabularies Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1574 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk E-books and E-content 2010: Data As Content http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/ebooks-ucl-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/ebooks-ucl-2010-rpt#author1">Brian Whalley</a> reports on a meeting dealing with academic data management and some JISC projects concerned with institutional responses to the need to manage research data more effectively.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/ebooks-ucl-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 event report brian whalley british library datacite google jisc queens university belfast research information network serials solutions university college london university of manchester university of oxford university of southampton peg-board sudamih archives cloud computing data data citation data management data mining data set database doi ebook eprints fedora commons flash foi framework google scholar higher education identifier information retrieval infrastructure metadata mp3 multimedia national library ogg preservation rdf repositories research resource description search technology semantic web sparql streaming text mining video Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1577 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Don't You Know Who I Am? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/paschoud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/paschoud#author1">John Paschoud</a> looks into identity and access management in the pre-digital and digital age, and describes how the JISC Identity Management Toolkit can help us manage identities better.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Way back in prehistory, when libraries were buildings with books in, identity management was a pretty simple challenge for them. A library was either truly 'public', in which case you did not care who came in (the more people, the more popular you were, which was 'a good thing'). Otherwise, you had to be a member, and the security officer on the door knew your face, or you could show him (it was usually a 'him', then) a card or something to prove you were a member.</p> <p>For a library to trust you to take some of its books away with you (without hiding them under your coat), you usually did have to be a member, and becoming a member entailed some sort of registration process in which you might have to prove who you were with some official-looking document. The details of each member could be recorded in some sort of register, and a card issued. Effectively taking someone's membership away again, for whatever reason, was a bit more difficult - unless there was an opportunity to wrest the precious library card from them physically!</p> <h2 id="Admissions_Rules">Admissions Rules</h2> <p>A few years ago now our Projects Team at the London School of Economics (LSE) Library [<a href="#1">1</a>] was involved in documenting and analysing the admissions rules of academic libraries in London. This was before our own library agreed to provide full access to 'the general public' (in return for Heritage Lottery grants towards a £20m building project), but I was intrigued to find that our own admissions rules included all sorts of bipartite agreements with institutions such as Kings College London (proximity, I guess) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (a lot of common-interest post-colonial subject material in each of our collections).</p> <p>The most interesting 'right of access' I found in our admissions rules was 'accredited diplomatic staff of a recognised foreign country, attached to an embassy, consulate or diplomatic mission in London'. I never actually observed anyone trying to exercise this particular right (I am excused counter duties at the library because I do not know enough about books), but I was aware that my colleagues who did serve on the Admissions Desk rota were a wonderfully diverse lot; with collectively far more knowledge of international and political affairs than this duty required. I imagined the possible scene of an intending visitor from some small state (in some dispute with the United Nations, perhaps) being rebuffed by one of our Library Assistants because he was not accredited by a <em>recognised</em> foreign country. I am sure all our LAs are much too diplomatic themselves for anything like that to actually happen now; but it did get me thinking.</p> <p>What we also discovered in the course of the same investigation was the great number of other academic libraries to which I was allowed admission, on the strength of my status as a staff member at LSE. We decided to test this out with a small 'mystery shopper' exercise. Having retrieved a copy of the access rules for South Bank University Library (with, listed somewhere on page 2, the clause allowing LSE staff members reciprocal access) I duly set off on the 171 bus, armed with the plastic card that identified me as such (with the usual un-fetching photo and the magnetic strip that magically opened the turnstile at the LSE Library when I came into the office every morning). There were two serious flaws in this plan. The first was due to the fact that single-sided photocopying was clearly the norm at South Bank, and the otherwise very polite security officer at the Perry Library was only in possession of page 1 of their admissions rules, and so he couldn't see a reason to let me in. I would like to believe that the second flaw was a result of my personal fame in the library world; but it was really because quite a lot of librarians tend to circulate around jobs in London universities, and a former LSE Library colleague was currently managing the counters there, recognised me and told the officer to let me in. The project team decided that I would need some serious disguises before being allowed out to do any more mystery shopping!</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/paschoud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 feature article john paschoud british library cardiff university jisc kings college london london school of economics school of oriental and african studies sconul south bank university ucisa university college london university of bristol es-loa identity management toolkit identity project access control archives cataloguing data data management foi graphics higher education infrastructure passwords research rfid search technology shibboleth wiki Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1542 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The Fourth DCC-RIN Research Data Management Forum http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/rdmf4-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/rdmf4-rpt#author1">Martin Donnelly</a> and <a href="/issue63/rdmf4-rpt#author2">Graham Pryor</a> report on the fourth Research Data Management Forum event, on the theme "Dealing with Sensitive Data: Managing Ethics, Security and Trust," organised by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and Research Information Network (RIN) in Manchester, England, over 10 - 11 March, 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The fourth meeting of the Research Data Management Forum was held in Manchester on 10 and 11 March 2010, co-sponsored by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) [<a href="#1">1</a>] and the Research Information Network (RIN) [<a href="#2">2</a>]. The event took <em>Dealing with Sensitive Data: Managing Ethics, Security and Trust</em> as its theme [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <h2 id="Day_1:_10_March_2010">Day 1: 10 March 2010</h2> <p>DCC Associate Director <strong>Liz Lyon</strong> and RIN Head of Programmes <strong>Stéphane Goldstein </strong>welcomed the 45 delegates to the event, and began by introducing the keynote speaker, <strong>Iain Buchan</strong>, Professor of Public Health Informatics and Director of the Northwest Institute for Bio-Health Informatics (NIBHI), University of Manchester.</p> <p>Iain's talk was entitled <em>Opening Bio-Health Data and Models Securely and Effectively for Public Benefit</em>, and addressed three main questions:</p> <ol> <li>Where does the public's health need digital innovation?</li> <li>How can research curators promote this innovation (and what are the implications for Ethics, Security and Trust)?</li> <li>Is a framework required (covering the Social Contract and a digital and operational infrastructure)?</li> </ol> <p>A major theme in contemporary healthcare is that of <em>prevention</em>, and the need for proactive 'citizen buy-in' in order to avert NHS bankruptcy, a need supported by the use of 'persuasive technologies.' There is, however, a disconnect between the proactive public health model, and the reactive clinical model, and between expectations and available resource. 'Digital bridges', composed of new information technologies, are used to close the gaps between primary and secondary care, and to link disease-specific pathways.</p> <p>Iain touched on the impact that the data deluge is having on healthcare, reflecting that knowledge can no longer be managed solely by reading scholarly papers: the datasets and structures now extend far beyond any single study's observations. It is now necessary to build data-centred models, and to interrogate them for clusters via dedicated algorithms.</p> <p>However, there are holes in the datasets – for example, clinical trials exclude women of childbearing age and subjects undergoing certain treatments – hence electronic health records must be mined in order to fill these gaps, but this can be problematised by a lack of useful metadata, leading to 'healthcare data tombs,' repositories of health records lacking the contextual information to make them useful. Such data resources may be worse than useless: they may be misinformation.</p> <p>Comprehensible social networks with user-friendly interfaces can be used to improve the quality of metadata, based on the principle that more frequent use leads to better quality information. These networks can also bridge the Balkanisation that can occur when different groups tackle the same issue from varying standpoints (e.g. examining obesity from dietary- and exercise-based perspectives, but not sharing data across these boundaries.) The vision is for a joint, open, unifying and interdisciplinary framework and understanding wherein resources and expertise are shared. Of course, crossing these divides is accompanied by a raft of trust and security issues, and Iain described the various measures that are implemented to cope with them.</p> <p>Iain discussed the ethical issues surrounding wider use of health record information across the NHS, including consent (opt-in versus opt-out), the right (or lack thereof) of an investigator to go to a patient directly, and – perhaps most controversially – whether it was actually <em>unethical </em>to allow a health dataset to go under-exploited. If this is indeed the case, it follows that there is a real need to audit the demonstrable good that is derived from datasets.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/rdmf4-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 event report graham pryor martin donnelly bbc dcc jisc nhs research information network the national archives uk data archive university of bristol university of edinburgh university of london university of manchester algorithm archives curation data data management data set digital archive digital curation foi framework higher education infrastructure licence metadata preservation repositories research social networks standards ulcc Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1551 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Intranet Management: Divine Comedy or Strategic Imperative? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/white <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/white#author1">Martin White</a> suggests that a failure to recognise the value of intranets is a symptom of a failure to recognise information as a strategic asset.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to Dante in his Divine Comedy the inscription above the door to Hades reads "Abandon hope all ye who enter here". For many this could also be the sign on the home page of their organisation's intranet as, with business-critical decisions to make, they begin the daily hunt for information that they are sure should be somewhere in the application. It could just as easily be the sign on the door of the intranet manager of the organisation, though this door usually also carries a number of other job descriptions, all of which seem to be given more priority by the organisation than the care and development of the intranet. Most organisations of any size will have a full-time web manager, often with a support team, but this is rarely the case with the intranet.</p> <p>There are a substantial number of intranets in the UK. Statistics from the Office for National Statistics indicate that 22% of all businesses have an intranet [<a href="#1">1</a>]. As the size of the business increases so does the level of penetration, and most businesses of more than 500 people will now have some form of intranet. Given the number of businesses in the UK the author estimates that there are probably around 300,000 intranets in the commercial sector, and at a guess a further 100,000 in the public sector, charities, Higher Education institutions (HEIs) and other organisations. Only over the last few years has any reliable statistical information become available on intranet use and development, and this is a in-depth global survey of only around 300 intranets [<a href="#2">2</a>]. In the UK HEI sector a major opportunity was lost in a survey commissioned in 2009 by Eduserv into the management of web content in the HEI sector as no account of intranet use of CMS applications was included in the scope of the survey [<a href="#3">3</a>]. A survey of SharePoint use in HEIs undertaken for Eduserv in late 2009 [<a href="#4">4</a>] did indicate that a number of institutions were using SharePoint for intranet applications but the survey did not look in detail at intranet implementation.</p> <p>It is also only over the last few years have forums been set up in which intranet managers are able to share experiences and challenges with others. The work of the Intranet Benchmark Forum [<a href="#5">5</a>] is focused on providing services to large organisations, but there are also other virtual and physical discussion forums, such as the Intranet Forum [<a href="#6">6</a>] run by UKeiG for its members. It is probably reasonable to suggest that the majority of intranet managers have seen very few intranets from which to gain a sense of good practice, whereas web managers have an almost unlimited supply of sites from which to gain ideas for their own use. This is as true in the HEI sector as in other sectors. Given the installed base of intranets in the UK it is also surprising that there is no 'intranet conference' event even though intranet management does feature in events such as Online Information [<a href="#7">7</a>]. Most countries in northern Europe have an intranet conference [<a href="#8">8</a>], often with several hundred delegates, so why there is no equivalent in the UK is a mystery.</p> <h2 id="Intranets_Are_Different">Intranets Are Different</h2> <p>All too often an intranet is regarded as an internal web site. The reality is that about the only commonality between an intranet and a web site is the use of web browser technology. Many very successful intranets do not even use a web content management application but instead are based on Notes technology or portal applications. Intranet content contribution is usually highly distributed, with individual members of staff publishing content direct to the intranet perhaps only a few times a year. This means that the web content management system has to be highly intuitive, and enable Word documents to be rendered into clean HTML code to create web pages. The teams supporting public web sites are using the systems every working day, working often in HTML and having a much more limited range of content to cope with. Many of the problems that arise in keeping content current on an intranet are a result of staff having to use a complex Web publishing system that was specified for Web site management and not intranet management.</p> <p>Another factor to be considered is that increasingly intranets are federated applications [<a href="#9">9</a>]. This is often the situation in HEIs where each department wants to have its own intranet, and on top of all these individual intranets there is some form of top-level 'corporate' home page and navigation. Often there is no central coordination of these intranets, and so each adopts some or none of the visual design standards of the HEI.</p> <p>As far as enterprise applications are concerned, intranets are different because they are not based on business processes or work-flow. Finance, registry, personnel and most other applications support well-defined processes, usually within a specific department, and where the content requirements are usually specified in database terms. Anything approaching text content is usually relegated to a single field in the database. Intranets exist because there is a substantial amount of information in any organisation that is not based on business processes and cannot be managed within a formal database structure, such as policies, procedures, campus maps, events, staff notices and hundreds of other information formats produced by every department and location within the organisation.</p> <p>As a result the intranet becomes an information dumping ground. Under-resourced intranet managers do not have the resources to maintain content quality, and so multiple versions of documents with no visible ownership or provenance proliferate. Employees leave or change responsibility but the intranet is based on a 'file-and-forget' principle and no effort is taken to ensure that document ownership is transferred to another member of staff. Very quickly the information architecture of the intranet, based usually on the structure of the organisation at the time of the last WCMS (Web content management system) deployment, is not fit for purpose. The decision is taken to implement a search engine, and only then does the scale of the problem of information decay become apparent. It can also be an interesting exercise to search for 'Confidential' and see just how many documents are returned!</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article martin white eduserv google harvard university ibm intranet focus ltd jisc microsoft open university university of sheffield adobe blog content management creative commons data database dissemination document management drupal foi higher education html ict information architecture intellectual property intranet knowledge management licence metadata mobile open source passwords portal privacy provenance repositories research rss schema search technology sharepoint standards taxonomy usability web 2.0 web browser wiki Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1530 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk The 2008 Mashed Museum Day and UK Museums on the Web Conference http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/ukmw08-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/ukmw08-rpt#author1">Mia Ridge</a> reports on the Mashed Museum day and the Museums Computer Group UK Museums on the Web Conference, held at the University of Leicester in June 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following the success of the inaugural event last year [<a href="#1">1</a>], the Mashed Museum day was again held the day before the Museums Computer Group UK Museums on the Web Conference. The theme of the conference was 'connecting collections online', and the Mashed Museum day was a chance for museum ICT staff to put this into practice.</p> <h2 id="The_Mashed_Museum_Day">The Mashed Museum Day</h2> <p>Earlier this year I received an email that read:</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/ukmw08-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 event report mia ridge bbc ibm library of congress massachusetts institute of technology museum of london oai university of leicester europeana freebase romeo wikipedia accessibility aggregation api archives blog cataloguing copyright csv data data set data visualisation database digital library digital media digitisation exif file format flickr foi framework geospatial data gis ict infrastructure metadata ontologies rdf rdfa repositories research resource description rss search technology semantic web standardisation syndication twitter video visualisation vocabularies web 2.0 web services xml Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1415 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Copyright Compliance http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/hannabuss-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/hannabuss-rvw#author1">Stuart Hannabuss</a> argues that the book's online big sister, Keeping Within the Law (KWtL), launched at the same time, is really the place to go and the source to buy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Books are not mushrooms and do not grow in the dark: we tend to know they're there and we know the frame within which they work. <em>Copyright Compliance</em> is one in a useful line of books about information law from Paul Pedley and others, published by Facet Publishing (which is owned by CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, formerly The Library Association).</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/hannabuss-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 review stuart hannabuss cilip library association university of oxford archives blog copyright creative commons data database ebook foi information society intellectual property intranet licence privacy research search technology software Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1424 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/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> <h2 id="UkeiG_Course:_Information_Law_for_Information_Professionals"><a name="events1"></a>UkeiG Course: Information Law for Information Professionals</h2> <p><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/February/InformationLawforInformationProfessionals.html">Information Law for Information Professionals</a>:<br /><strong>What you need to know about Copyright, Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Accessibility and Disability Discrimination Laws</strong></p> <p>CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE<br />19 February 2008, 9.30-16.30</p> <p>Course outline</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 news and events richard waller alt alt-c british library cilip cni dcc digital preservation coalition goettingen state and university library google imperial college london jisc kings college london library of congress massachusetts institute of technology mla national library of wales national science foundation nhs niso oais portico research information network smithsonian institution tasi ukoln university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton es-loa identity project jisc information environment wikipedia accessibility aggregation application profile archives authentication bibliographic control bibliographic data biometrics blog born digital cataloguing copyright curation data data management dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation dissemination dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning e-research e-science eprints fedora commons foi framework frbr higher education hypertext identifier infrastructure interoperability learning objects metadata multimedia national library ontologies open access passwords photoshop preservation rdf repositories research resource description and access rss search technology semantic web skos software standards tagging vocabularies web 2.0 wiki Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1377 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Digital Copyright http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/hannabuss-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/hannabuss-rvw#author1">Stuart Hannabuss</a> looks at an interesting Nile cruise of a book about intellectual property.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The second edition of <em>Digital Copyright </em>is the print-book counterpart of the original e-book and, as such, will sell particularly well to libraries where training (and self-updating) is taken seriously and to educational establishments where people are trained for 'the profession' (this is so hybrid now that perhaps no one book on information law can satisfy everyone - think of electronic communications law, Internet law, computing law, and the like, and specialist authors like Ian Lloyd on IT law).</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/hannabuss-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 review stuart hannabuss jisc robert gordon university archives authentication blog copyright creative commons data database digital library drm ebook foi intellectual property interoperability intranet licence open access podcast privacy repositories research software Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1379 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/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="TASI_Workshops_in_November_and_December">TASI Workshops in November &amp; December</h3> <p>There are currently places available on the following Nov/Dec workshops:</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 news and events shirley keane ahrc british library cilip cni coalition for networked information dcc deutsches filminstitut emory university google humboldt university berlin imperial college london jisc kings college london mla national library of the netherlands oai oais oclc tasi the national archives ukoln university college london university of bristol university of cambridge university of glasgow university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton datashare jisc information environment repositories research team repositories support project rosa rsp accessibility application profile archives authentication bibliographic data bibliometrics blog cloud computing copyright curation data data mining data set digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dspace e-learning e-research e-science ebook eprints fedora commons foi framework graphics html identifier information society infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability intranet learning objects linked data linux mashup metadata microformats national library open access open data open source operating system personalisation photoshop portal preservation privacy repositories research rss search technology second life semantic web soa social networks software tagging taxonomy usability visualisation web 2.0 wiki windows xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1646 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk The JISC Annual Conference 2007 http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Essential Law for Information Professionals http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/hannabuss-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/hannabuss-rvw#author1">Stuart Hannabuss</a> picks another winner but wonders whether legal essentialism is enough for information professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you see a retail centre in a town, it is natural to wonder how central it really is : is it merely a claim? So when words like 'essential' appear in book titles, we again wonder whether it is really so. Years of publishers' blurbs and puffs induce irony, especially as we look along shelves of books with similar titles (and claims), above all for students and young professionals - essential psychology, essential statistics, essentials for Continuing Professional Development, essential law.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/hannabuss-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 review stuart hannabuss jisc massachusetts institute of technology oxford university press robert gordon university university of oxford archives copyright data database dublin core ebook foi framework intellectual property open access privacy research Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1282 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Managing Electronic Records http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/foster-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/foster-rvw#author1">Lise Foster</a> finds much to think about in this wide-ranging collection of essays on the fast-developing field of electronic records management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As someone with some theoretical knowledge and technical skills getting involved in the practicalities for the first time, I found considerable food for thought in this book.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/foster-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review lise foster london south bank university south bank university archives digital preservation document management foi knowledge management metadata mp3 perl preservation research url Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1221 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Web 2.0: Building the New Library http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/miller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/miller#author1">Paul Miller</a> explores some of the recent buzz around the concept of 'Web 2.0' and asks what it means for libraries and related organisations.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>'Web 2.0' is a hot story out on the blogosphere right now, with an army of advocates facing off against those who argue that it is nothing new, and their allies with painful memories of Dot Com hysteria in the 1990s. Even respectable media outlets such as <em>Business Week</em> are getting excited, and an expensive conference in San Francisco at the start of October had to turn people away as it passed over 800 registrations.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/miller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 feature article paul miller amazon bbc cni coalition for networked information google oreilly talis university of hull wikipedia api blog browser data flickr foi framework google maps html interoperability podcast portal privacy research search technology software technorati uri web 2.0 web browser web services wsrp Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1184 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/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="events0"></a>PV 2005: Ensuring long-term preservation and adding value to scientific and technical data</p> <p>Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK<br />21-23 November 2005</p> <p>This conference is the third of a series on long-term preservation and adding value to scientific data. Topics covered include:</p> <h4 id="Ensuring_long-term_data_preservation">1. Ensuring long-term data preservation</h4> <p>State of the art of data archiving and access techniques, for example:</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 news and events richard waller american library association british library cilip d-lib magazine ifla jisc library of congress liverpool john moores university london school of economics mla oai tasi ukoln university of manchester cree archives blog cataloguing content provider copyright data database digital curation digital library digital preservation e-business e-learning file sharing foi foia graphics higher education instructional design intellectual property interoperability marc metadata mobile oai-pmh ontologies open access open source photoshop portal preservation privacy rdf research resource description resource description and access search technology semantic web software standardisation standards svg url vle wsrp xml Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1200 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/carpenter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/carpenter#author1">Leona Carpenter</a> describes a JISC development programme tackling the organisational and technical challenges facing Higher and Further Education in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the early days of the shift from paper-based to digital means of holding administrative records, research data, publications and other academic resources, those responsible for its safety tended to breathe a sigh of relief once they had got a category of material into digital form. Reduced to bits and bytes, all they would have to do is make regular backups, perhaps keeping a copy off-site in case of disaster, and all would be well. Increasingly, material of value to Further and Higher Education is produced and held only in digital form.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/carpenter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article leona carpenter ahds british library cornell university dcc digital preservation coalition jisc kings college london oai oais sherpa the national archives uk data archive university college london university of essex university of glasgow university of london university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton daat daedalus data curation for e-science digital preservation training programme espida jisc information environment mets awareness training preserv sherpa digital preservation archives curation data digital archive digital asset management digital curation digital library digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dspace e-learning e-science ejournal eprints fedora commons file format foi framework further education higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability knowledge management learning objects metadata mets open access open source operating system preservation preservation metadata repositories research schema software standards vocabularies web services Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1139 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 42: Less Could Mean More http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk Assessing the Impact of the Freedom of Information Act on the FE and HE Sectors http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/bailey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/bailey#author1">Steve Bailey</a> describes how the FE and HE sectors have prepared for the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act and what challenges still lay ahead.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As with the rest of the public sector, the Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) sectors have had over four years to prepare for the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Much has been achieved during this period in terms of assigning responsibility for overseeing preparations, raising awareness and putting a framework of policies and procedures in place to move towards compliance. However, it is also true to say that for most institutions there is still much to do.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/bailey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 feature article steve bailey jisc foi foia framework further education higher education privacy Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1107 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Freedom of Information in University College Dublin 2001-2004 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/lohan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/lohan#author1">Rena Lohan</a> outlines how access rights conferred by FOI legislation have affected administrative operations in University College Dublin.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>University College Dublin is the largest single university institution in Ireland, with a student population of approximately 22,000.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/lohan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 feature article rena lohan iso university college dublin data foi foia internet explorer preservation resource management search technology standards Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1108 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk A Librarian's Experience of E-Government http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk Freedom of Information and the Historian http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/foi-historians-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/foi-historians-rpt#author1">Stephen Twigge</a> reports on a one-day conference on Freedom of Information and the Historian jointly hosted by The National Archives and the Institute of Historical Research.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 1 January 2005, the Freedom of Information Act will come fully into force. With the implementation of the Act, all new and existing records, excluding those subject to exemption, will be available to the public, effectively ending the 30 year rule governing access to official documents. The conference provided historians with the opportunity to learn more about the Freedom of Information Act and its potential impact on their work.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/foi-historians-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report stephen twigge the national archives archives foi foia research Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1126 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/foster-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/foster-rvw#author1">Lise Foster</a> finds this a useful scene setter for the novice and valuable reminder for the professional of the challenges facing today's librarian.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2000, John Feather concluded the 3rd edition certain that libraries would endure as concrete entities due to the investment of time and money they represent and as bookstores. In this latest edition he is no longer sure, describing the library as no longer a location, but a concept and asking such tough questions as what place do librarians occupy in the context of these new developments and what challenges to our fundamental attitudes and skills must we overcome as we adapt to changing times.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/foster-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 review lise foster bbc elsevier london south bank university south bank university copyright data database foi information society infrastructure search technology soap Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1103 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Staying Legal http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/hannabuss-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/hannabuss-rvw#author1">Stuart Hannabuss</a> examines an interesting collection of essays and, with reservations, likes the second edition a lot more.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Like climbing Everest, information law is now a highly competitive field. The first edition of this work, edited by Chris Armstrong alone, appeared from Facet in 1999. It reflected the preoccupations of the mid-1990s, captured changing law like Internet regulation and database rights, and showed a growing understanding of information liability and the need properly to interpret contracts.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/hannabuss-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 review stuart hannabuss robert gordon university copyright data database ecms foi foia intellectual property Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1074 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk A National Archive of Datasets http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/ndad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/ndad#author1">Jeffrey Darlington</a> describes how structured datasets produced by UK Government departments and agencies are being archived and made available to users.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Archives has been building up a collection of UK Government datasets since 1997 under a contract with the University of London Computer Centre (<a href="http://www.ulcc.ac.uk/">ULCC</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The archived datasets are available to users free of charge through the World Wide Web and are known as the National Digital Archive of Datasets (<a href="http://ndad.ulcc.ac.uk/">NDAD</a>) [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/ndad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article jeffrey darlington iso ordnance survey swiss federal archives the national archives university of london archives ascii cataloguing data data management data set database digital archive digital preservation file format foi gis graphics metadata operating system preservation privacy research search technology software sql standards ulcc unicode video xml Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1025 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The 7th Institutional Web Management Workshop http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/iwmw2003-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/iwmw2003-rpt#author1">Catherine Ewart</a> gives us her view of IWMW 2003, University of Kent, June 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year's event [<a href="#1">1</a>], subtitled "Supporting our Users", was held during a spell of gloriously sunny weather at the University of Kent's campus at Canterbury, which has stunning views of the city and the cathedral.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/iwmw2003-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 event report catherine ewart ilrt queens university belfast staffordshire university ukoln university of birmingham university of bristol university of kent university of ulster accessibility content management copyright data e-learning foi foia higher education research semantic web url usability vle web development web services Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 979 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The Digital Preservation Coalition http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/digital-preservation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue27/digital-preservation#author1">Neil Beagrie</a> reports on proposals to establish a Digital Preservation Coalition in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/digital-preservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue27 feature article neil beagrie digital preservation coalition jisc kings college london dner archives born digital data data set digital preservation digitisation dissemination foi foia further education infrastructure portal preservation research software url Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 770 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Interoperability: What Is It and Why Should I Want It? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/interoperability <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/interoperability#author1">Paul Miller</a> explains what interoperability is and why you should want it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Together with terms like "metadata" and "joined-up thinking", this word is increasingly being used within the information management discourse across all of our memory institutions. Its meaning, though, remains somewhat ambiguous, as do many of the benefits of "being interoperable". This paper is an attempt, written from the doubtless biased perspective of someone with the word in their job title, to explain some of what interoperability means, and to begin stating the case for more active efforts towards being truly interoperable across a range of services.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/interoperability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article paul miller jisc microsoft ordnance survey ukoln university of hull university of oxford dner elib archives bath profile cataloguing data dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-government foi framework geospatial data gis ict identifier intellectual property interoperability intranet mailbase metadata portal repositories research resource discovery search technology software thesaurus url video vocabularies z39.50 Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 699 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Exploring Planet SOSIG: Law, Statistics and Demography http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Planet SOSIG: Exploring Planet SOSIG: Law, Statistics and Demography: <a href="/issue17/planet-sosig#author1">Janette Cochrane</a>, <a href="/issue17/planet-sosig#author2">Sue Pettit</a> and <a href="/issue17/planet-sosig#author3">Wendy White</a>. Planet SOSIG continues its review of the main SOSIG subject sections, highlighting the resources that the Internet can offer to those working in the different fields of the social sciences.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <p>(Planet SOSIG continues its review of the main SOSIG subject sections, highlighting the resources that the Internet can offer to those working in the different fields of the social sciences. In this edition, we describe two sections of SOSIG: 1) the Law Section and 2) the Statistics and Demography Section.</p> <p>Sue Pettit is a law librarian at the University of Bristol and is the Law section editor for SOSIG. Her article gives an overview of the resources likely to be found in the law section and a glimpse at the selection criteria she employs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue17 regular column janette cochrane sue pettit wendy white australian national university cornell university london school of hygiene and tropical medicine university of bristol university of southampton university of wisconsin sosig archives bibliographic data data database foi microdata research search technology software url web resources Fri, 18 Sep 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 537 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Electronic Access: Archives in the New Millennium http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/events <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue16/events#author1">Michael Day</a> reports from Kew on the Public Record Office view of the Brave New World of online archives.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Introduction">Introduction</h3> <p>A conference on <i>Electronic Access: Archives in the New Milennium</i> was held at the Public Record Office (PRO) <a href="#1">[1]</a>, Kew, on 3-4 June 1998. The Conference was held as part of the UK Presidency of the European Union. Present (over the two days) were about one hundred and twenty delegates representing a large number of organisations based in the European Union, countries in east-central Europe and the Russian Federation.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue16 event report michael day british library jisc kings college london swiss federal archives ukoln university of bath university of glasgow university of london university of pittsburgh archives cataloguing copyright data data set database digital archive digitisation dissemination dtd ead foi foia higher education html metadata preservation research resource discovery sgml software standards ulcc web browser Sat, 18 Jul 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 523 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Data Archive at the University of Essex http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/essex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/essex#author1">Denise Lievesley</a> and <a href="/issue7/essex#author2">Bridget Winstanley</a> describe this national resource centre for computer-readable data in the social sciences and humanities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Abstract">Abstract</h3> <p>This paper provides a background to the development and ongoing activities of data archives in general and The Data Archive (formerly known as the ESRC Data Archive) at the University of Essex in particular. It describes the main activities involved in running the Archive and explores the benefits for both data producers and data users of a central repository of data. It touches on the growth of The Data Archive in recent years.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/essex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 project update bridget winstanley denise lievesley cessda council of european social science data archives uk data archive university of essex university of manchester university of york accessibility archives bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing data data management data set database digitisation dissemination foi framework information retrieval infrastructure open access preservation repositories research search technology software thesaurus usability visualisation Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 245 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Alta Vista Vs. Lycos http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue2/engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue2/engines#author1">Tracey Stanley</a> presents the results of a detailed comparison of the two main search engines of today, Lycos and Alta Vista.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue2/engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue2 feature article tracey stanley cataloguing database foi hypertext search technology software standards url Tue, 19 Mar 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 48 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk