Overview of content related to 'research' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15595/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=john%20maccoll&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Research Libraries and the Power of the Co-operative http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> considers the 'co-operative imperative' upon research libraries, and describes the work which the former Research Libraries Group is undertaking as part of OCLC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>RLG Programs became part of OCLC in the summer of 2006. In November of last year, RLG Programs announced the appointment of a European Director, John MacColl. This article explains the rationale behind the combination of RLG with the OCLC Office of Research, and describes the work programme of the new Programs and Research Group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article john maccoll amazon google ifla library association microsoft oai oclc worldcat aggregation archives bibliographic control bibliographic data bibliographic database blog cataloguing content management copyright data data mining data set database digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dspace dublin core ead ebook ejournal facebook flickr framework google scholar graphics identifier infrastructure institutional repository interoperability library management systems marc metadata multimedia national library oai-pmh open access preservation repositories research resource sharing search engine optimisation search technology software standardisation standards vocabularies youtube Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1391 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/maccoll-dempsey-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/maccoll-dempsey-rvw#author1">John MacColl</a> reviews the first two volumes of this very substantial three-part work, covering the periods to 1640 and 1640-1850.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cambridge University Press has, with the first two volumes of its three-volume history of libraries in Britain and Ireland, provided a wealth of fascinating information on the development of libraries and librarianship from a sterling collection of historians and scholar librarians. The publication of an edited history results in a denser packing of detail than would be achieved by a work of single authorship, since so many specialists each have an abundance of knowledge to cram into their relatively small allocations of space.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/maccoll-dempsey-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 review john maccoll university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of oxford internet archive worldcat archives cataloguing curation database digital curation digital library passwords repositories research Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1343 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 46: Ten Years of Pathfinding http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/editorial#author1">John MacColl</a>, <a href="/issue46/editorial#author2">Lorcan Dempsey</a> and <a href="/issue46/editorial#author3">John Kirriemuir</a> reflect in turn on the rationale and history of the founding of <em>Ariadne</em>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Ten_Years_of_Pathfinding"><a name="maccoll_editorial"></a>Ten Years of Pathfinding</h2> <p class="byline"><a href="#author2"><strong>John MacColl</strong></a> reflects upon the choice of <em>Ariadne</em>'s name in the light of the publication's guiding mission.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 editorial john kirriemuir john maccoll lorcan dempsey richard waller dcc google jisc oclc ukoln university of abertay dundee university of edinburgh university of sheffield elib theseus blog cataloguing digital curation digital library digitisation ejournal framework higher education information retrieval programmable web rae research resource discovery search technology shared resource software url video Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1204 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Google Challenges for Academic Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> analyses the reactions many academic libraries may be having to the range of tools Google is currently rolling out and outlines a strategy for institutions in the face of such potentially radical developments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction:_A_-Googly-_for_Libraries">Introduction: A 'Googly' for Libraries?</h2> <blockquote><p>A googly, or a 'wrong'un', is a delivery which looks like a normal leg spinner but actually turns towards the batsmen, like an off break, rather than away from the bat. (BBC Sport Academic Web site [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Search result found in Google).</p></blockquote> <p>How should we understand Google? Libraries still feel like the batsman at whom something has been bowled which looks familiar, but then turns out to be a nasty threat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article john maccoll amazon bbc d-lib magazine google harvard university oclc talis university of edinburgh university of oxford jisc information environment project gutenberg algorithm atom bibliographic data blog copyright database digital library digitisation ebook flash google scholar openurl portfolio research search technology vocabularies Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1210 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Adding Value to the National Information Infrastructure: The EDINA Exchange Day, Edinburgh http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/edina-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/edina-rpt#author1">John MacColl</a> provides us with a report of EDINA's first general information event for the HE and FE communities held at the National E-Science Centre.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://edina.ac.uk/">EDINA</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] held its first general information event for the Higher and Further Education communities on Tuesday 11 May 2004. <em>EDINA Exchange</em> took place in the National E-Science Centre at the University of Edinburgh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/edina-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report john maccoll becta blackboard british library cclrc dcc edina google imperial college london jisc mimas mla national e-science centre oclc open university ordnance survey ukoln university of edinburgh digimap e-mapscholar geoxwalk jisc information environment jorum suncat xgrain zblsa zetoc algorithm archives authorisation service bibliographic data cataloguing content management copyright curation data data management data set data visualisation database digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation e-science framework further education geospatial data gis infrastructure jstor learning objects metadata multimedia national library openurl portal preservation repositories research search technology shibboleth software srw video visualisation web resources webct z39.50 Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1069 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata Wanted for the Evanescent Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/maccoll-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/maccoll-rpt#author1">John MacColl</a> reports on Schemas and Ontologies: Building a Semantic Infrastructure for the GRID and Digital Libraries: a one-day workshop at the e-Science Institute, May 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This event was organised jointly by UKOLN and the <a href="http://www.nesc.ac.uk/">National e-Science Centre</a> (NESC) [<a href="#1">1</a>]. <b>Liz Lyon</b>, Director of <b>UKOLN</b>, gave the introduction, reminding us that this was the second UKOLN-NESC workshop. The first happened about a year ago, bringing together the digital library and Grid computing communities for the first time. The presentations were as follows:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/maccoll-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 event report john maccoll becta elsevier ieee jisc library of congress national e-science centre oclc ukoln university of edinburgh university of glamorgan university of manchester university of southampton jisc information environment application profile archives cataloguing copyright data data model database dcmi dewey decimal digital library digital preservation dublin core e-learning e-science framework ieee lom infrastructure interoperability lom marc metadata multimedia namespace ontologies open source owl preservation preservation metadata rdf research resource sharing schema search technology semantic web software standards taxonomy thesaurus uddi unicode uri url visualisation vocabularies web services xml Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 977 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Climbing the Scholarly Publishing Mountain With SHERPA http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/sherpa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/sherpa#author1">John MacColl</a> and <a href="/issue33/sherpa#author2">Stephen Pinfield</a> explore the SHERPA project, which is concentrating on making e-prints available online.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>JISC announced its FAIR Programme (Focus on Access to Institutional Resources) in January of this year. The central objective of the Programme is to test ways of releasing institutionally-produced content onto the web. FAIR describes its scope as:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/sherpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 feature article john maccoll stephen pinfield ahds birkbeck college british library cranfield university d-lib magazine edinburgh napier university elsevier ilrt jisc jisc collections loughborough university manchester metropolitan university oai oais oclc robert gordon university sherpa ukoln university college london university of aberdeen university of bath university of birmingham university of bristol university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of greenwich university of hull university of leeds university of london university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton university of strathclyde university of surrey university of york vads accessing the virtual museum daedalus dner harvesting the fitzwilliam jisc information environment accessibility archives cataloguing copyright data digital archive digital preservation dissemination dublin core electronic theses eprints further education higher education infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability licence metadata oai-pmh open access open archives initiative open source preservation repositories research rss search technology software standards url z39.50 Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 910 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Electronic Theses and Dissertations: A Strategy for the UK http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/theses-dissertations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>by <a href="/issue32/theses-dissertations#author1">John MacColl</a> considers a strategy for electronic theses and dissertations in the United Kingdom.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>‘ETDs’ is the acronym widely used in the US to stand for ‘Electronic Theses and Dissertations’. The father of the ETD movement, Professor Ed Fox of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), explains the acronym as containing an implicit Boolean ‘OR’: ‘ETs’ <i>OR</i> ‘EDs’ equals ‘ETDs’. This makes for a very convenient shorthand, whereby a digital object which is either an electronic thesis or an electronic dissertation can be referred to as ‘an ETD’.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/theses-dissertations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 feature article john maccoll british library jisc oai robert gordon university university of edinburgh daedalus archives bibliographic data born digital cataloguing data database digital library digitisation dissemination ejournal electronic theses eprints file format html infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative open source openurl research schema search technology software url virtual research environment web services xml xml schema z39.50 Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 891 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Setting up an Institutional E-Print Archive http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eprint-archives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/eprint-archives#author1">Stephen Pinfield</a>, <a href="/issue31/eprint-archives#author2">Mike Gardner</a>, and <a href="/issue31/eprint-archives#author3">John MacColl</a> with some practical advice on setting up an e-print archive.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article outlines some of the main stages in setting up an institutional e-print archive. It is based on experiences at the universities of Edinburgh and Nottingham which have both recently developed pilot e-print servers(<a href="#1">1</a>). It is not the intention here to present arguments in favour of open access e-print archives – this has been done elsewhere(<a href="#2">2</a>). Rather, it is hoped to present give an account of some of the practical issues that arise in the early stages of establishing an archive in a higher education institution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eprint-archives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 feature article john maccoll mike gardner stephen pinfield cornell university d-lib magazine jisc oai oais university of edinburgh university of nottingham university of southampton accessibility apache archives ascii controlled vocabularies copyright data database digital library digital preservation dissemination document format dublin core eprints file format framework higher education html intellectual property interoperability latex ldap linux metadata mysql open access open archives initiative passwords perl preservation rae repositories research search technology software standards url vocabularies web development Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 865 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ACM / IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> reports on a selection of the papers given at this conference in Roanoake, Virginia, June 24-28 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This report covers a selection of the papers at the above conference, from those which I chose and was able to attend in a three-strand conference held over three days (with two additional days for workshops, which I did not attend). It includes the three keynote papers, as well as the paper which won the Vannevar Bush award for best conference paper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 event report john maccoll ahds amazon cerlim coalition for networked information cornell university de montfort university google ieee jisc johns hopkins university manchester metropolitan university oai university of california berkeley university of edinburgh archives hub dner internet archive perseus archives authentication biometrics born digital cataloguing copac copyright data database digital library digitisation drm dublin core ebook eprints framework gis gopher graphics identifier information retrieval information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability java learning management system learning objects managed learning environment metadata multimedia open archives initiative personalisation portal preservation repositories research resource discovery schema search technology semantic web software standards url video visualisation vocabularies xml xml schema z39.50 Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 832 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developing an Agenda for Institutional E-Print Archives http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/open-archives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/open-archives#author1">Philip Hunter</a>, <a href="/issue29/open-archives#author2">John MacColl</a> and <a href="/issue29/open-archives#author3">Marieke Napier</a> report on a one day Open Archives conference on OAI compliant metadata and e-print issues. Held at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London. 11 July 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A one day Open Archives event co-ordinated by the DNER, CURL and UKOLN was held on Wednesday 11th July at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Birdcage Walk, London. Birdcage walk is in a very impressive part of London, circumscribed by <b>Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and the Houses of Parliament</b>. Lucky for us the hot sun added to the splendor of the location.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/open-archives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 event report john maccoll marieke guy philip hunter british library cornell university jisc mimas oai oais stm ukoln university college london university of glasgow university of leeds university of southampton dner jisc information environment nesli repec archives authentication data data set database digital preservation dissemination dublin core eprints framework further education html infrastructure interoperability marc metadata portal preservation rae repositories research software standards url xml z39.50 Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 835 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Future Is Hybrid: Edinburgh http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue27/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> and <a href="/issue27/maccoll#author2">Philip Hunter</a> report on 'The Future is Hybrid' project day in Edinburgh.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 1-day conference was the third in a series of events organised by the Hybrid Libraries projects funded by JISC via the eLib Programme, and supported by the DNER. The prior two events had been held at the British Library, in November 2000, and Manchester Metropolitan University, in the previous week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue27 event report john maccoll philip hunter british library cerlim google jisc manchester metropolitan university talis ukoln university of bath university of birmingham university of east anglia university of edinburgh university of oxford agora dner elib jisc information environment archives authentication browser cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database flash framework html ldap library management systems metadata multimedia personalisation portal portfolio research resource discovery search technology software url video web browser z39.50 Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 786 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Instructional Management Systems http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/ims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/ims#author1">John MacColl</a> explores the IMS concept in the context of the SELLIC project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/ims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article john maccoll ims jisc open university oracle university of edinburgh elib bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom course design data data mining database digital library dissemination higher education information retrieval intellectual property intranet learning management system metadata opac personalisation rae repositories research resource description search technology software standards url web resources web services webct Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 582 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Of Arms and the Man We Sing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/rusbridge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/rusbridge#author1">John MacColl</a> talks to Chris Rusbridge about the eLib programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/rusbridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article john maccoll d-lib magazine jisc national science foundation university of dundee elib unisa digital library e-learning higher education national library research Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 562 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A New Publication for a New Challenge http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/publication <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue17/publication#author1">John MacColl</a> and <a href="/issue17/publication#author2">Lyndon Pugh</a> discuss their proposal for a web and print magazine for Information and IT professionals in UK Higher Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <p>This article sets out to explore some of the issues to do with the establishment of a new periodical publication for information and IT professionals in Higher Education (HE). It addresses the need for a channel of communication which reflects the developing broad spectrum of information services in academic and related institutions, and is intended as an aid to further discussion.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/publication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue17 feature article john maccoll lyndon pugh jisc elib archives higher education intranet knowledge management mis research Fri, 18 Sep 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 530 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Information Ecosystems http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/info-ecosys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue17/info-ecosys#author1">John MacColl</a> follows up last issue's breakdown of papers with his reflections on the UKOLN conference held in Bath University at the end of June.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue17/info-ecosys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue17 event report john maccoll coalition for networked information oxford brookes university sheffield hallam university ukoln university of california berkeley university of hull university of oxford university of sunderland archives information architecture metadata privacy research search technology url Fri, 18 Sep 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 544 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Conference Goes One Step Beyond http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue11/conference#author1">John MacColl</a> reports on Beyond the Beginning: The Global Digital Library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue11 event report john maccoll coalition for networked information ibm jisc ukoln university of west london elib copyright digital library higher education intellectual property research Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 401 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 8 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/print-edit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/print-edit#author1">John MacColl</a> with the editorial for the Print version of Ariadne issue 8.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The impact of the eLib programme <a href="#REF1">[1]</a>, now two years old, is becoming increasingly apparent in the electronic library infrastructure of the UK and beyond. The significance of the work of the MODELS <a href="#REF2">[2]</a> project in designing a national system of resource discovery, is recognised by the new Call for proposals from JISC's Committee for Electronic Information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/print-edit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 editorial john maccoll jisc elib cataloguing infrastructure metadata research resource discovery Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 265 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Acrobat a High Flyer: John MacColl Discusses the Success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/acrobat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Acrobat a High Flyer: <a href="/issue7/acrobat#author1">John MacColl</a> discusses the success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As electronic library initiatives begin to move out of the research phase and into full production, one product is emerging as a dominant force in the presentation of electronic documents. Adobe's Acrobat software <a href="#fn1">[1]</a>, which is used for both generating and viewing Portable Document Format (PDF) files, is gaining widespread acceptance in the world of higher education.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/acrobat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 feature article john maccoll hefce microsoft elib adobe browser dissemination document format graphics higher education html hypertext licence operating system research sgml software standards web browser windows Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 232 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk View from the Hill http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/view <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>John MacColl quizzes <a href="/issue7/view#author1">John Kelleher</a> of the Tavistock Institute about the E-word.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>T</b>he main reason why the eLib projects are so aware of the need to evaluate what they do is that the Follett Implementation Group in Information Technology (FIGIT), in establishing the programme, commissioned the Tavistock Institute <a href="#fn1">[1]</a>to assist projects in the preparation of self-evaluation strategies. Founded in London in 1947, the Tavistock is an independent not- for-profit organisation which combines social science research with professional practice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column john kelleher john maccoll elib higher education research video Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 257 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JISC Projects Ahead http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/jisc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/jisc#author1">John MacColl</a> outlines some of the key points in JISCÆs five year strategy document.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Liberalisation of the UK Higher Education network, a drive for greater economy and efficiency, and the promotion of training and awareness, all emerge as key recommendations in the <i>Five Year Strategy, 1996-2001</i> published by the Joint Information Systems Committee last month. In his Chairman's Preface, Professor John Arbuthnott spells out JISC's role as one of "facilitating, not dictating or managing" the use of IT across the sector.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/jisc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 feature article john maccoll jisc elib algorithm bibliographic data cache copyright data set dissemination higher education multimedia research software Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 138 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk View from the Hill: Internet Cafes http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/view <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/view#author1">John MacColl</a> orders lunch with a portion of e-mail.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>So what is an Internet café anyway? Most of us have heard of them, but how many have actually ventured in? The very idea seems incongruous at best, totally nerdish at worst. Those of us who have experience of controlling library environments will wince at the very idea. Cappuccino and baguettes at the keyboard? What about spillages? What about crumbs? What about the incessant distraction of slurping and chewing? Quite clearly – our own offices excepted, of course – these conditions are quite impossible for serious intellectual endeavour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column john maccoll blackboard higher education html licence research Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 177 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Interface http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue4/nathan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue4/nathan#author1">John MacColl</a> talks to <a href="/issue4/nathan#author2">Peter Nathan</a>, acting president and distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Iowa.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue4/nathan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue4 regular column john maccoll peter nathan arl elib archives copyright intellectual property research Thu, 18 Jul 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 128 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Short Loan Projects http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/loans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/loans#author1">John MacColl</a> discusses some of the issues involved in the digitisation of short loan collections.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Short Loan Collections have long been a necessary evil in academic libraries. Sometimes called 'Reserve' or 'Heavy Demand' collections, they were developed as a compromise solution to the problem of providing sufficient copies of undergraduate texts to meet the demands of large numbers of students all requiring access to the same texts at the same time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/loans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 feature article john maccoll de montfort university university of surrey university of the west of england acorn elib copyright digitisation multimedia research search technology Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 76 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk E-print Archives: Key to Paperless Journals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue2/ejournals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue2/ejournals#author1">John MacColl</a> on why electronic print archives are the key to paperless journals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Electronic journals could overturn the dominant force of print in a scenario created by a 'domino effect'. At a conference on scholarly publication held recently at the University of Stirling, Stevan Harnad, Professor of Psychology at Southampton University and editor of the well-respected print journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences and the online journal Psycoloquy, described how a rapid switch away from paper journals could occur.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue2/ejournals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue2 feature article john maccoll university of stirling archives dissemination research Tue, 19 Mar 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 49 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk