Overview of content related to 'data' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue=issue22 RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 22: Ariadne's Thread http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/editorial#author1">Philip Hunter</a> introduces Ariadne issue 22, looks at Ariadne's web accesses for the past year, and previews the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ariadne continues to develop and make friends in the the world. Shortly, if all goes well, every word published in Ariadne during the past four years will be available in a US education fulltext database, distributed on a world-wide basis. This is a mark of the significance of Ariadne's contribution to the discussions surrounding digital library initiatives, both in the UK and the US.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 editorial philip hunter jisc ukoln university of bath dner elib accessibility copyright data data set database digital library framework higher education internet explorer url web resources Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 649 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk RDN: Resource Discovery Network http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/dunning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/dunning#author1">Alistair Dunning</a> reviews the launch of the RDN (Resource Discovery Network)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Picture, just for a moment, a scholar wise in the books of the world but new to technology. Having heard about this 'Internet' business she goes to one of these search engines to try and find some resources relevant to her field of study. She offers the phrase 'medical ethics' (that being her field of study) to one rather garish and excitable search engine, but, after a delay of a few seconds, is proffered seemingly random links and enigmatic descriptions. One link's description asks 'Do We Still Need Doctors?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/dunning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article alistair dunning jisc kings college london ukoln university of bath university of leeds university of oxford eevl elib sosig archives cataloguing copyright data database higher education research resource discovery search technology standards subject gateway thesaurus url Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 650 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Clumps As Catalogues http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/distributed/distukcat2.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/distributed/distukcat2.html#author1">Peter Stubley</a> asks whether CLUMPS as catalogues are 'virtual success or failure?'</p> </div> </div> </div> <p align="JUSTIFY">If the concept of parallel searching of catalogues via Z39.50 is stimulating, the initial manifestation is truly exciting. Maybe not exactly Alexander Graham Bell or Archimedes territory but life-enhancing nevertheless: to have been working on the implementation of an idea for over twelve months, as the UK eLib clumps projects have, and suddenly see bibliographic records returned simultaneously from a search across multiple library catalogues, makes it seem that all the arguments, stress and technical tinkerings have finally been worthwhile.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/distributed/distukcat2.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article peter stubley bldsc jisc library of congress ukoln elib authentication bath profile bibliographic data cataloguing collection description copac data database higher education identifier interoperability library management systems metadata opac research resource discovery resource sharing schema search technology software standards z39.50 Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 651 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Clumping Towards a UK National Catalogue? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/distributed/distukcat.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/distributed/distukcat.html#author1">Dennis Nicholson</a> argues in favour of the distributed approach to cataloguing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article presents a clumps-oriented perspective on the idea of a UK national catalogue for HE, arguing that a distributed approach based on Z39.50 has a number of attractive features when compared with the alternative physical union catalogue model, but also noting that the many difficulties currently associated with the distributed approach must be resolved before it can itself be regarded as a practical proposition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/distributed/distukcat.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article dennis nicholson ukoln university of strathclyde elib seren bath profile cataloguing collection description collection development copac data data set database digital library information retrieval interoperability marc metadata opac rae research resource sharing rslp search technology standards z39.50 Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 652 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Electronic Publication of Ancient Near Eastern Texts http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/epanet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/epanet#author1">Charles E. Jones</a> and <a href="/issue22/epanet#author2">David Schloen</a> report on a Chicago conference which explored XML tagging for Ancient Near Eastern Texts on the Web.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The civilizations of the ancient Near East produced the world's first written texts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/epanet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article charles e. jones david schloen alt berlin-brandenburg academy of sciences and humanities british museum ibm iso jisc library of congress microsoft oxford university press tufts university ukoln university college dublin university of bath university of birmingham university of chicago university of oxford university of pennsylvania university of utrecht perseus accessibility archives ascii browser cataloguing character encoding copyright data data model data set database digital library digital media dissemination dtd framework html infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer interoperability open source plain text research sgml software standardisation standards stylesheet tagging unicode url web browser xml xsl Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 653 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Digitizing Intellectual Property: The Oxford Scoping Study http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/oxford-mellon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/oxford-mellon#author1">Stuart Lee</a> discusses the Mellon Digitization Scoping Study for Oxford University.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 1998 the University of Oxford initiated a nine-month study into its digitization activities: past, present, and future. The 'Scoping Study' as it has now become known, was funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation and completed its findings in July 1999. This paper briefly outlines the reasons behind the study, its methodology and how this might be applied to other institutions, the main results, and the planned next stages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/oxford-mellon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article stuart lee andrew w mellon foundation jisc ukoln university of bath university of oxford archives cataloguing collection development copyright data data management digital library digitisation dissemination higher education infrastructure intellectual property metadata preservation research software url Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 654 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Delivering the Electronic Library: The ARIADNE Reader http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/ariadne-reader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/ariadne-reader#author1">John MacColl</a> on the new ARIADNE Reader.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The ARIADNE Project was born in September 1995, and the first meeting of the participants from the two partner sites of Abertay Dundee and UKOLN took place in a restaurant after a one-day meeting at the Library Association, in the couple of hours between the Dundee editors leaving the meeting and having to leave for the overnight train from King’s Cross. In our time-limited discussion, we drafted out a shape for the print and web versions of ARIADNE, defining regular feature titles and listing ideas and contacts to be pursued. The pressure was on immediately.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/ariadne-reader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article john maccoll jisc library association ukoln university of bath elib archives copyright data ejournal higher education resource discovery url Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 655 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Scientific, Industrial, and Cultural Heritage: A Shared Approach http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/dempsey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/dempsey#author1">Lorcan Dempsey</a> presents a research framework for libraries, archives and museums prepared for the European Commission.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Information Society Technologies programme within the EU's Framework Programme Five supports access to, and preservation of, digital cultural content. This document describes some common concerns of libraries, archival institutions and museums as they work together to address the issues the Programme raises. This accounts for three major emphases in the document. First, discussion is very much about what brings these organisations together, rather than about what separates them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/dempsey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article lorcan dempsey jisc ukoln university of bath jisc information environment accessibility aggregation api archives authentication born digital cache cataloguing collection description collection development copyright data database digital library digital media digital repositories digitisation document management framework identifier information society infrastructure interoperability metadata mis multimedia national library network service operating system personalisation preservation privacy provenance repositories research resource description resource discovery resource management schema search technology software standardisation subject gateway telnet url video visualisation vocabularies web development z39.50 Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 656 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: The Altavista Relaunch, Personalised Search Engines http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> on the Altavista relaunch, and Personalised Search Engines.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="AltaVista_relaunch">AltaVista relaunch</h2> <p>I don't know how many of you were aware that AltaVista [<a name="1">1</a>]was going to relaunch, so it may have come as something of a surprise if you visited after October 25th only to find the general appearance had changed. It was even a surprise for those of us who use it regularly! The re-launch has led to lots of confusion, many unhappy people and lots of comments, so before continuing with the rest of the column this month I'll do my best to set the record straight about what is happening with the engine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 regular column phil bradley alt bbc jisc ukoln university of bath copyright data passwords personalisation portal search technology standards url video zip Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 663 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/planet-sosig#author1">Adam Guy</a> writes about the Question Bank service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The purpose of this article is to introduce The Question Bank contents and situate the resource in the context of its Information Space, that is its relationship to other projects that aim to make social surveys more accessible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 regular column adam guy jisc microsoft mimas nhs ukoln university college london university of bath university of essex university of manchester university of southampton university of surrey w3c sosig adobe algorithm archives bibliographic data browser copyright css data data management data set database dhtml dissemination document format dom dublin core dublin core metadata initiative file format framework graphics html hypertext infrastructure internet explorer intranet javascript mac os metadata microdata ms word nesstar ocr operating system optical character recognition rae rdf repositories research resource description schema search technology software standards thesaurus url vocabularies web browser web resources windows xml Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 664 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: Round the World http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> considers Southern African engineering resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>South Africa may have been cut off from the rest of the world during the years of the Apartheid era, but it is now very much a part of the networked world, and is trying hard to make up for lost time. South Africa has a wired population of over 1 million, and awareness of the commercial possibilities of the internet is relatively high.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 regular column roddy macleod heriot-watt university jisc ukoln university of bath university of pretoria aardvark eevl copyright data database mobile portal repositories research search technology software url Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 665 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk BIOME: Incorporating the OMNI Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/biome#author1">Lisa Gray</a> reports on recent developments with the BIOME hub.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Hub for Internet Resources in the Health and Life Sciences, as part of the Resource Discovery Network (<a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">http://www.rdn.ac.uk/</a>)</p> <p>Looking for quality Internet resources in the health and life sciences?</p> <p>BIOME will provide access to quality resources in agriculture, food, forestry, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, nursing, dentistry, biological research, veterinary sciences, the natural world, botany, zoology, and much, much more...</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 regular column lisa gray jisc ukoln university of bath university of liverpool university of nottingham university of oxford university of reading bril cataloguing copyright data database mailbase research resource discovery taxonomy url Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 666 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata for Digital Preservation: An Update http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> discusses 'Metadata for Digital Preservation'.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In May 1997, the present author produced a short article for this column entitled "Extending metadata for digital preservation" [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The article introduced the idea of using metadata-based methods as a means of helping to manage the process of preserving digital information objects. At the time the article was first published, the term 'metadata' was just beginning to be used by the library and information community (and others) to describe 'data about data' that could be used for resource discovery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 regular column michael day d-lib magazine iso jisc massachusetts institute of technology monash university national library of australia national library of the netherlands oais the national archives ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of oxford university of pittsburgh elib archives authentication cataloguing collection development copyright data data management data model digital archive digital object identifier digital preservation doi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative framework higher education hypertext identifier intellectual property interoperability metadata national library operating system pdi preservation preservation metadata provenance repositories research resource discovery schema software standardisation standards taxonomy url usability Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 667 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Cache: The National JANET Web Cache Progress Report http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-cache <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/web-cache#author1">George Neisser</a> discusses the plans of the National Caching Service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Service_Usage">Service Usage</h3> <p>In May 1998 (the end of the last academic year) the National Caching Service was receiving over 27,000,000 requests and shipping around 250 GBytes of data on a busy day. In recent weeks we have exceeded 40,000,000 requests and shipped over 400GBytes per day and these figures are likely to increase in the coming months. Over 150 institutions currently use the service and this number too is set to increase as Colleges of Further Education and other organisations begin to use us. We are expanding the service to meet this growth in demand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-cache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 tooled up george neisser jisc ukoln university of bath cache copyright data further education linux operating system software ulcc url Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 668 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Mirrors: Building the UK Mirror Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-mirror <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Report on the UK Mirror Service by <a href="/issue22/web-mirror#author1">Mark Russell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 1st August 1999 the UK Mirror Service <a href="#ukms">[1]</a> replaced HENSA as the JISC <a href="#jisc">[2]</a> funded mirror service for the UK academic community. The new service is run by the same teams at Kent and Lancaster that supported the HENSAs, but it is not merely a revamp of the HENSA sites; there are some fundamental changes.</p> <p>This article takes a look at the implementation of the service and our plans for the future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-mirror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 tooled up mark russell jisc ukoln university of bath apache archives cache copyright data ftp linux operating system rfc samba search technology software standards url usability xml z39.50 Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 670 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk