Overview of content related to 'url' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15264/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=bruce%20royan&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Book Review: Managing Acquisitions in Library and Information Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/royan-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/royan-rvw#author1">Bruce Royan</a> welcomes a new edition of the standard text in the acquisitions field.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sixteen years ago, when <em>Buying Books for Libraries</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>] was first published, it rapidly became a set text in library schools. It also found its way onto the shelves of many practitioners, and I predict a similar destiny for this fashionably re-titled and newly revised second edition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/royan-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 review bruce royan amazon library association data ebook onix url Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1202 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Digital Libraries - Policy, Planning and Practice http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/royan-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/royan-rvw#author1">Bruce Royan</a> considers the ironies of communicating the state of the art of digital libraries by means of a print publication.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is an irony in reviewing a printed book about the Digital Library. The gestation period of monographic print publishing is such that it is unreasonable to expect it to be fully up to date. From internal evidence it is clear that no chapter in the book under review was completed more recently than April 2003. This may explain the lack of mention of developments such as the UK Parliamentary Select Committee Report on Scientific Publication [<a href="#1">1</a>], or the Public Access Proposal of the US National Institutes of Health [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/royan-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 review bruce royan indiana university library of congress elib archives bibliographic data digital library preservation repositories research url Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1134 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review: The Digital Factor in Information and Library Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/royan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Book review by <a href="/issue34/royan#author1">Bruce Royan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is something about the phrase “International Yearbook” that makes the reviewer’s heart sink. It conjures up an image of an arbitrary assemblage of re-cycled conference papers in indifferent English, cobbled together at random and in haste with minimal editorial control and no critical apparatus to speak of.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/royan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 review bruce royan ifla ims digital library digital media digitisation metadata mets research resource discovery resource management url Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 936 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk