Overview of content related to 'research' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15595/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue=issue41 RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 41: Forces in Train http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne 41.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For someone who is relatively ill at ease with numbers, it comes as no surprise that our lives grow increasingly controlled by them in ways which perhaps Orwell did not 'foresee' in <em>1984</em>. Winston Smith tries very hard to remain an individual, as I hope do we all; indeed it is most often the great individuals whom we either cherish as a national treasure [<a href="#1">1</a>], or loathe most enthusiastically, but to whom we are rarely indifferent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 editorial richard waller jisc oai ukoln university of bath cree digital academic repositories aggregation application profile archives digital library dspace identifier information society knowledge management learning object metadata learning objects metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative persistent identifier portal repositories research search technology software standards web resources Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1077 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Tapir: Adding E-Theses Functionality to DSpace http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/jones <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/jones#author1">Richard Jones</a> demonstrates how the Theses Alive Plugin for Institutional Repositories (Tapir) has provided E-Theses functionality for DSpace.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Theses Alive Plugin for Institutional Repositories (<a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/tapir-eul/">Tapir</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] has been developed at <a href="http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/">Edinburgh University Library</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>] to help provide an E-Thesis service within an institution using <a href="http://www.dspace.org/">DSpace</a> [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/jones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article richard jones british library cnri hewlett-packard jisc massachusetts institute of technology oai robert gordon university sherpa university of edinburgh university of glasgow daedalus apache api archives bsd creative commons data set database digital preservation dspace electronic theses handle system html identifier institutional repository interoperability java learning objects licence lucene metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative open source preservation repositories research search technology software standards url wiki xml Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1079 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Improving Communications Within JISC through News Aggregation http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/davey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/davey#author1">Paul Davey</a> explains what JISC is doing to improve communications through more effective news promotion. Roddy MacLeod and Malcolm Moffat examine the technology EEVL has developed in this area.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>JISC currently funds thirty-four services across the UK. These can be divided into Network Services (e.g. JANET), Content Services (e.g. BizEd, BUFVC), Development Services (e.g. TechWatch, UKOLN), Support Services (e.g. Regional Support Centres) and Expert Services (e.g. JISC Legal). The people and communities that they serve are varied, but what unites them is that, through JISC-funding, they all carry out some function which supports the needs of UK Further and Higher Education and research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/davey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article paul davey bufvc cetis edina jisc kings college london mimas oss watch ukoln archives hub eevl zetoc aggregation archives content management content provider copac data database higher education html intranet jstor research resource discovery rss search technology software standards syndication xml Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1080 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developing Portal Services and Evaluating How Users Want to Use Them: The CREE Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/awre-cree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author1">Chris Awre</a>, <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author2">Matthew J Dovey</a>, <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author3">Jon Hunter</a>, <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author4">William Kilbride</a> and <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author5">Ian Dolphin</a> describe the JISC-funded Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment (CREE) Project and its user and technical investigations to examine how users wish to use library search services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The JISC-funded <a href="http://www.fair-portal.hull.ac.uk">PORTAL Project</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] examined and established which services users wished to have made available through an institutional portal. The results of this project have provided firm guidance to institutional portal developers in planning the services they wished to present. In particular, there was common demand amongst users for access to library-based services and resources within a portal environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/awre-cree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article chris awre ian dolphin jon hunter matthew dovey william kilbride ahds edina google ibm jisc oasis oracle oxford university computing services university of edinburgh university of hull university of oxford university of york cree jafer jisc information environment portole xgrain zblsa accessibility archives bibliographic data cataloguing copac data data set database dissemination framework further education higher education interoperability java openurl perl portal research search technology software sru srw standards stylesheet uportal url vle web services wsrp xslt z39.50 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1081 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Dawning of DARE: A Shared Experience http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/vanderkuil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/vanderkuil#author1">Annemiek van der Kuil</a> and <a href="/issue41/vanderkuil#author2">Martin Feijen</a> describe the first year of the DARE Project and its foundation of the OAI repositories of Dutch academic output.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The SURF Programme Digital Academic Repositories (DARE) is a joint initiative of Dutch universities to make their academic output digitally accessible. The KB (National Library of the Netherlands), the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) also cooperate in this unique programme. DARE is being coordinated by the SURF Foundation [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The programme will run from January 2003 until December 2006.</p> <p>DARE has several goals:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/vanderkuil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article annemiek van der kuil martin feijen cnri d-lib magazine leiden university mpeg national library of the netherlands niso oai royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences tilburg university ukoln digital academic repositories archives cataloguing character encoding content management copyright data data set database didl digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination doi dspace dublin core ejournal framework identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability metadata multimedia namespace national library oai-pmh open access open archives initiative open source openurl portal preservation repositories research schema simple dublin core software standards url utf-8 xml xml schema z39.50 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1082 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/godby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/godby#author1">Jean Godby</a> assesses the customised subsets of metadata elements that have been defined by 35 projects using the LOM standard to describe e-learning resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="A_Metadata_Standard_for_Learning_Objects">A Metadata Standard for Learning Objects</h2> <p>As learning objects grow in number and importance, institutions are faced with the daunting task of managing them. Like familiar items in library collections, learning objects need to be organised by subject and registered in searchable repositories. But they also introduce special problems. As computer files, they are dependent on a particular hardware and software environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/godby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article jean godby becta cetis coalition for networked information cornell university d-lib magazine ieee ims ims global learning consortium library of congress mpeg national science foundation oai oclc university of bath failte aggregation application profile archives bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing controlled vocabularies copyright data dcmi digital library digital repositories dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning framework further education graphics identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability learning design learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata mets mods multimedia namespace open access open archives initiative perl repositories research resource discovery schema scorm search technology software standards uk lom core vocabularies xml Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1083 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk How the Use of Standards Is Transforming Australian Digital Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/campbell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/campbell#author1">Debbie Campbell</a> explains how the exploitation of recent standards has allowed the National Library of Australia to digitise its collections and host federated search services and provide an improved service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Library of Australia (NLA) has been able to achieve new business practices such as digitising its collections and hosting federated search services by exploiting recent standards including the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), handles for persistent identification, and metadata schemas for new types of content. Each instantiation of the OAI-PMH opens up new ways of creating and managing our digital libraries while making them more accessible for learning, teaching and research purposes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/campbell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article debbie campbell google national library of australia national library of new zealand oai oclc ukoln university of queensland ebank uk eprints uk aacr2 archives bibliographic data bibliographic database browser cataloguing data database digital archive digital library dublin core e-science eprints framework handle system higher education html identifier infrastructure lcsh marc marc21 metadata national library oai-pmh open access open archives initiative persistent identifier preservation preservation metadata repositories research resource discovery schema search technology software standards thesaurus uri url Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1084 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/planet-sosig#author1">Angela Joyce</a> shares her personal impressions from the recent European Digital Libraries Conference in Bath; Emma Place introduces a new seminar series to support online information seeking in the social sciences.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="A_Digital_Day_in_Bath">A Digital Day in Bath</h2> <p>On a stormy wet Tuesday, I battled my way through the Bath University campus to attend the 2004 European Conference on Digital Libraries. The keynote address by <strong>Neil McLean</strong> from IMS Australia was called <em>The Ecology of Repository Services: A Cosmic View</em> and it lived up to its name, being a wide-ranging look at the explosion of interest in digital resources and e-learning. People are just starting to think about the lifecycle of online resources and how to manage them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 regular column angela joyce dest ilrt ims jisc mpeg university of bath university of bristol university of oxford sosig data database digital library dissemination e-learning higher education metadata multimedia personalisation repositories research resource discovery search technology software usability Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1085 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: New and Developing Search Engines http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> looks at some existing search engines and also some new ones to bring you up to date on what is happening in the world of Internet search engines.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the last edition of <em>Ariadne</em>, I wrote about a few search engines that had come to my attention. Obviously the summer months are a fruitful period of development for search engine producers, because I've got a new crop to write about again! There are also some useful Web pages about search engines and developments in existing search engines that I've also discovered, so I'll be making mention of those as well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 regular column phil bradley amazon google algorithm blog browser cataloguing data database e-business html internet explorer personalisation research search technology url Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1088 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Virtual Rooms, Real Meetings http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/powell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/powell#author1">Andy Powell</a> takes a brief look at VRVS, a desktop video-conferencing tool that can be used to support collaborative activities between groups of geographically distributed researchers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As a child I can remember watching an episode of <em>Tomorrow's World</em> (the BBC's weekly popular science programme of the time) [<a href="#1">1</a>] that showed the use of a video phone and how people would soon actually be able to see the person to whom they were talking.&nbsp; "Wow," I thought, "that is the future."</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/powell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 tooled up andy powell bbc jisc ukerna ukoln university of manchester browser further education infrastructure java linux mobile operating system passwords quicktime research software url video videoconferencing windows Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1089 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: QA Focus Has Finished - Let's Start Embedding QA http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reviews the JISC-funded QA Focus Project and argues that developers should be using quality assurance principles.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="About_QA_Focus">About QA Focus</h2> <p>The JISC-funded QA Focus Project officially finished on 31 July 2004. The project, which started on 1 January 2002, supported JISC's digital library programmes. QA Focus developed a quality assurance (QA) framework which could be used by projects funded by JISC's Information Environment programmes to ensure that project deliverables were functional, widely accessible and interoperable.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 tooled up brian kelly ahds ilrt jisc microsoft ukoln university of bath university of birmingham jisc information environment archives creative commons data digital library digitisation framework further education html infrastructure interoperability licence metadata research software uri url web development Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1090 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ECDL 2004: A Digital Librarian's Report http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/ecdl2004-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/ecdl2004-rpt#author1">Jessie Hey</a> reports on the 8th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries held at the University of Bath in September 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year it was the turn of the UK to host this major European conference and researchers and librarians took the opportunity to recharge and hear about and debate the latest research and technology advances in digital libraries. There were 47 peer-reviewed papers - a 32% acceptance rate. Remarkably papers were received from 27 countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/ecdl2004-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 event report jessie hey british library dcc ims massachusetts institute of technology oclc ukoln university of bath university of queensland university of southampton zetoc archives data database digital curation digital library dspace e-learning e-science framework information retrieval infrastructure interoperability open access open source repositories research search technology semantic web soap software usability web services Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1091 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ECDL2004: 4th International Web Archiving Workshop, September 2004 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/ecdl-web-archiving-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/ecdl-web-archiving-rpt#author1">Michael Day</a> reports on the 4th International Web Archiving Workshop held at the University of Bath in September as part of ECDL 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>An annual Web archiving workshop has been held in conjunction with the European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) since the 5th conference, held in September 2001 [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The University of Bath, UK hosted the 4th workshop in the series - now renamed the International Web Archiving Workshop - on 16 September 2004 [<a href="#2">2</a>]. <strong>Julien Masanès</strong> of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) welcomed around 60 delegates to Bath to listen to ten presentations and hoped that these would prompt much useful discussion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/ecdl-web-archiving-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 event report michael day bnf google library of congress national and university library of slovenia national library of australia the national archives ukoln university of bath internet archive api archives cataloguing character encoding content management data data mining data set digital library framework heritrix identifier information retrieval intellectual property metadata multimedia national library open source preservation research software tagging taxonomy url visualisation web resources Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1092 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Institutional Web Management Workshop 2004 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/iwmw2004-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/iwmw2004-rpt#author1">Tracey Stanley</a> reports on the 8th Institutional Web Management Workshop at the University of Birmingham over 27-29 July. The theme of this year's workshop was Transforming the Organisation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 8th Institutional Web Management Workshop provided an entertaining mix of new ideas, challenges, controversy and debate, this year in a Birmingham setting. The sub-title for the conference - <em>Transforming the Organisation</em> - was well chosen. The Web is now 'mission critical' in all of our organisations, and the workshop gave us all ample opportunity to reflect on how the Web is transforming our organisational and working practices and changing every aspect of our professional lives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/iwmw2004-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 event report tracey stanley amazon jisc oss watch university of leeds web accessibility initiative accessibility blog content management e-business e-learning foaf instant messaging intranet mobile mp3 open source portal research social networks software usability web development wiki Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1093 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk e-Culture Horizons: from Digitisation to Creating Cultural Experiences http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/e-culture-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/e-culture-rpt#author1">Andreas Strasser</a> reports on a two-day symposium hosted and organised by Salzburg Research in Salzburg, Austria, over 27-28 September 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The eCulture symposium held for the second time in Salzburg from 27 - 28 September 2004, represents the annual gathering of leading thinkers brought together by the eCulture Group of Salzburg Research [<a href="#1">1</a>] to tackle specific themes in the area of research and technology development for the cultural heritage application field.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/e-culture-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 event report andreas strasser austrian national library salzburg research accessibility archives augmented reality born digital cataloguing digital preservation digitisation e-learning framework graphics information society infrastructure learning objects location-based services marc metadata mobile multimedia national library ontologies preservation research semantic web software Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1095 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Digital Resources for the Humanities http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/drh2004-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/drh2004-rpt#author1">Alastair Dunning</a> reviews for us this year's conference on Digital Resources in the Humanities held at the University of Newcastle over 5-8 September 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Project Management: Can there be a duller two words to start off any kind of article? Well, possibly 'economic costing' or 'stakeholder pensions', but project management is not far behind. But judging from presentations given at this year's Digital Resources in the Humanities Conference, it's a term with which many of those undertaking digitisation projects are going to have to become familiar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/drh2004-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 event report alastair dunning ahds kings college london newcastle university university of glasgow university of gloucestershire university of lancaster university of oxford university of sheffield data database digitisation ict intellectual property metadata research Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1096 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Sense of the South West Conference: Collaboration for Sustainability http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/sustain-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/sustain-rpt#author1">Katie Lusty</a> reports on a one-day conference on the sustainability of digitisation projects, held in Bath on 8 October 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The conference on the sustainability of Big Lottery Fund projects was attended by about fifty participants from across the country and there were displays by members of the Sense of the South West Consortium, who organised the event.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/sustain-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 event report katie lusty bbc british library dcc digital preservation coalition google jisc mla nhs the national archives ukoln jisc information environment accessibility archives curation database digital curation digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning framework ict identifier information society infrastructure interoperability marc metadata opera portal preservation research search technology vocabularies z39.50 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1097 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/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="headlines"></a> <a name="events"></a><a name="news"></a></p> <h3 id="Hyper_Clumps_Mini_Clumps_and_National_Catalogues..."><a name="events0"></a>Hyper Clumps, Mini Clumps and National Catalogues...</h3> <p>The JISC-funded CC-interop Project completed its work during 2004 and now is holding an event to disseminate the key findings of the project. The project built on the work of the successful eLib Phase 3 "Clumps" projects and investigated three broad areas to inform about interoperability between physical and distributed union catalogues. Find out about:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 news and events richard waller ahds austrian national library becta british library edina jisc kings college london manchester metropolitan university mimas mla museum of london tasi the national archives university of edinburgh university of manchester university of oxford cc-interop elib gnu jisc information environment jorum l2l worldcat aggregation algorithm apache archives atom authentication cataloguing collection development copac copyright data database digital library digital preservation digitisation e-learning ebook framework free software further education gnu lesser general public license groovy html ict infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability knowledge base knowledge management learning objects licence linux mac os metadata multimedia mysql namespace national library openurl perl personalisation portal preservation rdf repositories research resource discovery rss rtf search technology software standards streaming tagging url video windows xml xsl z39.50 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1098 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Libraries Without Walls 5 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/parkes-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/parkes-rvw#author1">David Parkes</a> reviews the fifth compilation of the biennial Library Without Walls Conference. He finds how far we have come and how far we have to go in delivering services to distributed learners.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the 5th collection of papers from the biennial Libraries Without Walls Conference (LWW5). Reference to the preceding 4 volumes published in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002 respectively is rewarding to see how discourse and practice has developed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/parkes-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 review david parkes bbc blackboard cerlim jisc manchester metropolitan university oai open university sconul staffordshire university university of glasgow daedalus jisc information environment accessibility archives blog copyright data database digital library e-learning ebook framework ict metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative passwords portal repositories research resource discovery search technology usability vle webct wiki Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1099 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Information Representation and Retrieval in the Digital Age http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/awre-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/awre-rvw#author1">Chris Awre</a> finds a useful if limited introduction for those coming new to the field of information representation and retrieval, but is unconvinced by its overall coverage and depth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are two distinct aspects covered by this book: information representation and information retrieval. It is refreshing to see a book seek to address these together, as it is important to recognise how interlinked they are. As the author herself indicates in the preface, ' - two chapters of this book are devoted exclusively to information representation, a step that must be taken before information becomes retrievable'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/awre-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 review chris awre university of hull information retrieval metadata research search technology usability Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1101 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk