Overview of content related to 'smithsonian institution' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15027/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Retooling Special Collections Digitisation in the Age of Mass Scanning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/rinaldo-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/rinaldo-et-al#author1">Constance Rinaldo</a>, <a href="/issue67/rinaldo-et-al#author2">Judith Warnement</a>, <a href="/issue67/rinaldo-et-al#author3">Tom Baione</a>, <a href="/issue67/rinaldo-et-al#author4">Martin R. Kalfatovic</a> and <a href="/issue67/rinaldo-et-al#author5">Susan Fraser</a> describe results from a study to identify and develop a cost-effective and efficient large-scale digitisation workflow for special collections library materials.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><p>The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a consortium of 12 natural history and botanical libraries that co-operate to digitise and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global 'biodiversity commons.' [<a href="#2">2</a>] The participating libraries hold more than two million volumes of biodiversity literature collected over 200 years to support the work of scientists, researchers and students in their home insti</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/rinaldo-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 feature article constance rinaldo judith warnement martin r. kalfatovic susan fraser tom baione american museum of natural history california digital library harvard university ifla library of congress new york botanical garden oclc smithsonian institution university of cambridge university of oxford internet archive open library wikipedia archives bibliographic data cataloguing csv data database digital library digitisation dublin core framework infrastructure intellectual property librarything metadata opac open access repositories research tagging url video web services wiki z39.50 Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1624 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Academic Liaison Librarianship: Curatorial Pedagogy or Pedagogical Curation? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/parsons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/parsons#author1">Allan Parsons</a> presents a strategic view of the need to develop the academic liaison librarianship role.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v3 : Late changes from XHTML review in terms of references -REW 2010-11-18-16-12 --><!-- v3 : Late changes from XHTML review in terms of references -REW 2010-11-18-16-12 --><p>When reflecting on a methodological approach and set of research practices with which he was closely associated, Bruno Latour suggested that, "there are four things that do not work with actor-network theory; the word actor, the word network, the word theory and the hyphen!" [<a href="#1">1</a>]. In a similar vein, it could be suggested that, "there are three things that do not work with academic liaison librarianship: the word academic, the word liaison and the word librarianship". Why so?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/parsons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 feature article allan parsons dcc open university research information network sconul smithsonian institution university of oxford university of westminster archives bibliographic data blog cataloguing curation data data set database digital curation dublin core e-research framework higher education information society infrastructure managerialism metadata ontologies repositories research taxonomy vocabularies web 2.0 web development Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1588 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk An Attack on Professionalism and Scholarship? Democratising Archives and the Production of Knowledge http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/flinn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/flinn#author1">Andrew Flinn</a> describes some recent developments in democratising the archive and asks whether these developments really deserve to be viewed as a threat to professional and academic standards.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 2, based on author responses to edited version; 2010-02-12-17-27-rew --><!-- version 2, based on author responses to edited version; 2010-02-12-17-27-rew --><p>This article was originally delivered as a paper for the 'Archives 2.0: Shifting Dialogues Between Users and Archivists' conference organised by the University of Manchester's ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) in March 2009. The paper came at an opportune time. I was absorbed in a research project examining independent and community archival initiatives in the UK and exploring the possibilities of user- (or community-)generated and contributed content for archives and historical research [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Furthermore I had just received referees' comments on a proposed research project examining the potential impact of the latter developments on professional archival practice. Whilst two of the reports were very positive, one was more than a little hostile. The reviewer was scathing about the focus of the proposed research on the democratisation of knowledge production, dismissing the notion as part of a short-term political agenda that was detrimental to the idea of scholarship and one with which the archive profession should not concern itself. In particular, scorn was reserved for the idea that, in future archive catalogues, many 'voices' might be enabled 'to supplement or even supplant the single, authoritative, professional voice', an idea which was described as being, <em>in extremis</em>, 'a frontal attack on professionalism, standards and scholarship'.</p> <p>At the time of receiving this review and considering my response, I was also beginning to write my paper for the conference and had already decided that my theme would be democratising the archive. However I realised that these comments neatly encapsulated a powerful and genuine strand of thinking within the archive profession and academia more generally, which one might loosely term 'traditional'. Although there are now many user-generated content archive and heritage projects in existence, and terms such as participatory archives, Archives 2.0 and even History 2.0 are an increasingly common part of professional discourse [<a href="#2">2</a>], some, perhaps many, archivists and scholars remain deeply sceptical about the need for a democratisation of the archive and of scholarship.</p> <p>In the end the research project was supported by the AHRC despite the critical review and has now commenced [<a href="#3">3</a>]. However, in this brief article I will try to respond to this strand of thinking by, first identifying what is meant by the democratisation of the archive and why advocates of such a thing believe it to be important. I will then briefly introduce two different but linked developments (independent or community archives and user- or community-generated content), which in harness with new technologies might play a role in such a democratisation, and in so doing challenge aspects of traditional archival thinking and practice. Finally I will offer a few thoughts on the shifts in our understanding of the archive and the resistance to those shifts. Ultimately, I will suggest that rather than viewing this debate as one between the expert (or the academic or the professional) and the crowd, it is in the concept of communities that the key might be found. A successful democratised and participatory archive is one which recognises that all those who come into contact with the archive (directly or indirectly), the 'community of the record', can and do affect our understanding and knowledge of that archive.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/flinn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article andrew flinn ahrc alt mla smithsonian institution the national archives university college london university of manchester university of oxford archives hub wikipedia archives blog cataloguing curation data digitisation dissemination framework identifier preservation repositories research web 2.0 wiki Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1524 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.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://www.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://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Web Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/coelho-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/coelho-rvw#author1">Lina Coelho</a> looks at a book she feels is destined to repay its purchase price even if you never manage to read it all.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>One question this book doesn't answer is how many hours the author spent researching it. From the point of view of the reader I can assure you that you can get lost in its richness and spend weeks investigating the sites and resources listed in it. Many people are sceptical about Web directories because they go out of date so readily but this issue has been addressed by the author as well through the companion Web site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/coelho-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 review lina coelho amazon british medical association smithsonian institution project gutenberg blog copyright ebook web resources Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1102 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/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="DOCUSEND_PROJECT_MANAGER">DOCUSEND PROJECT MANAGER</h3> <p>Docusend &lt;<a href="http://www.docusend.ac.uk">http://www.docusend.ac.uk</a>&gt; is a national three-year project which began in May 2002 and is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). The key project objective is to develop a journal article request and delivery broker service. The Docusend partners include the ten university libraries which comprise the Lamda electronic document delivery service &lt;<a href="http://lamdaweb.mcc.ac.uk">http://lamdaweb.mcc.ac.uk</a>&gt;, with King's College London as the lead site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 news and events shirley keane edina jisc johns hopkins university kings college london mimas oclc smithsonian institution ukoln university of bath university of cambridge docusend zetoc accessibility archives collection description copyright digital preservation digitisation dublin core interoperability preservation research resource discovery software web services Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 939 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Finding Images on the Internet http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> offers his latest look at the search engine marketplace.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In one of my earlier columns I looked at the different ways in which it was possible to find information about individuals on the Internet. I thought that for this issue I'd revisit the concept of finding a particular type of information, but instead of looking for people, I'd look for images instead. When I refer to 'images' here, I'm not really talking about small icons, coloured balls or page dividers that web designers like to use on their websites; there are thousands of such libraries available for this purpose, and they can easily be located - simply go to one of the many Yahoo!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 regular column phil bradley smithsonian institution browser copyright database gif graphics jpg multimedia national library search technology standards url video Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 731 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: Virtual Library - False Dawn? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/public-libraries#author1">Frank Webster</a> and <a href="/issue20/public-libraries#author2">Lorcan Dempsey</a> exchange views on virtual libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Dear_Lorcan">Dear Lorcan</h3> <p>It is my view that, to appreciate what is happening in libraries today, we need to keep two contextual factors firmly in mind. Though these are telling on the library world, it is far too easy to underestimate their significance if we limit ourselves to consideration only of library matters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 regular column frank webster lorcan dempsey amazon bbc smithsonian institution ukoln university of birmingham archives authentication born digital copyright data database dissemination higher education information society infrastructure mobile research video Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 616 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review of Where the Wild Things Are: Librarian's Guide to the Best Information on the Net http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/wild-thing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/wild-thing#author1">Marylaine Block</a> describes the construction of Where the Wild Things Are: Librarian's Guide to the Best Information on the Net.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Becoming_a_Gatekeeper_orCreating_Where_the_Wild_Things_Are:_Librarian-s_Guide_to_the_Best_Information_on_the_Net">Becoming a Gatekeeper, or,<br />Creating <a href="http://www.sau.edu/cwis/internet/wild/index.htm">Where the Wild Things Are: Librarian's Guide to the Best Information on the Net</a></h3> <p>by Marylaine Block, Associate Director for Public Services, O'Keefe Library, St. Ambrose University<br />"Where the Wild Things Are: Librarians's Guide to the Best Information on the Net" can be found at: <a href="http://www.sau.edu/cwis/internet/wild/index.htm"> http://www.sau.edu/cwis/internet/wild/index.htm</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/wild-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 review marylaine block library of congress smithsonian institution copyright data gopher higher education html mac os research search technology Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 188 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk