Overview of content related to 'search technology' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1563/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue=issue7 RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en OMNI Seminar http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/omni-seminar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/omni-seminar#author1">Debra Hiom</a> reports from the second annual OMNI seminar.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over 150 people gathered at the Wellcome Institute in London on the 23 January to attend the 2nd Annual OMNI <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> Seminar. This brought together a range of participants including medical academics, library and information professionals and practitioners; a good indication of the impact OMNI has had during its first two years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/omni-seminar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 event report debra hiom jisc nhs ukoln university of wales elib ihr-info omni project sosig cataloguing data database dublin core infrastructure metadata pics research search technology software Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 229 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mind the Gap! http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/hardens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sheila and <a href="/issue7/hardens#author2">Robert Harden</a> describe the making of their public library Web pages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>I</b>t was joining the BBC Networking Club and wondering what to do with the 500K of web space that came with membership that got us started on filling gaps in the web. A purely personal home page didn't appeal but we were, and still are, fascinated by the prospect of being able to publish something useful for a global audience from our home in London at virtually no cost. We are both librarians with a public library background so that seemed a promising field to explore.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/hardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 feature article robert harden sheila harden bbc library association adobe graphics html research search technology url Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 230 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Creating Models for Electronic Citations http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/kairos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/kairos#author1">Andrew Harnack</a> and <a href="/issue7/kairos#author2">Eugene Kleppinger</a> outline the case for better referencing of electronic sources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the fall of 1995 we first encountered the need to help our honors rhetoric students cite Internet sources. We remember well one students first attempt. In her works cited the student created an entry to list something she'd found on the World Wide Web. With elegant simplicity she wrote <i>Internet</i> (1995).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/kairos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 feature article andrew harnack eugene kleppinger mla intellectual property research search technology software video Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 231 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Networking Moving Images http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/multimedia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/multimedia#author1">Anne Mumford</a> summarises the meeting organised by the British Universities Film and Video Council at the National Film Theatre on 18 December 1996, which looked into the problems and issues surrounding using academic networks for multimedia applications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>T</b>he JISC Strategy <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> states: "The JISC recognises the growing importance of multimedia data and will promote measures to ensure such data is appropriately available and transmitted electronically."</p> <p>As part of this consideration, a meeting was organised by the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC) <a href="#fn2">[2]</a> which is now funded through JISC. This consultation meeting was held at the National Film Theatre on 18 December and was attended by about 220 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/multimedia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 feature article anne mumford bufvc jisc mpeg elib authentication copyright data data set e-learning graphics higher education infrastructure metadata multimedia research resource discovery search technology software video Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 236 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk IPL: The Internet Public Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/ipl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/ipl#author1">Schelle Simcox</a> describes a Web-based public library, designed in many ways to mimic, and improve on, features of and within a real, large-scale library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Internet Public Library (IPL) is the first public library created of and for the Internet community and its style and service is similar to any large library. Your experience of the IPL will be different depending upon who you are and your expectations or needs when you visit its homepage. Given your needs, it can be a comforting place to base your explorations of useful material, a place to begin your research, or a place for a child to turn the pages of one of the books in the youth division.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/ipl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 feature article schelle simcox andrew w mellon foundation internet public library archives cataloguing collection development database dewey decimal digital library graphics research search technology sgml software telnet web resources Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 238 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Data Archive at the University of Essex http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/essex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/essex#author1">Denise Lievesley</a> and <a href="/issue7/essex#author2">Bridget Winstanley</a> describe this national resource centre for computer-readable data in the social sciences and humanities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Abstract">Abstract</h3> <p>This paper provides a background to the development and ongoing activities of data archives in general and The Data Archive (formerly known as the ESRC Data Archive) at the University of Essex in particular. It describes the main activities involved in running the Archive and explores the benefits for both data producers and data users of a central repository of data. It touches on the growth of The Data Archive in recent years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/essex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 project update bridget winstanley denise lievesley cessda council of european social science data archives uk data archive university of essex university of manchester university of york accessibility archives bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing data data management data set database digitisation dissemination foi framework information retrieval infrastructure open access preservation repositories research search technology software thesaurus usability visualisation Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 245 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MCF: Will Dublin Form the Apple Core http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/mcf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1">Jon Knight</a> looks at how Dublin Core and Apple's new MCF metadata file format might make useful and interesting bed fellows.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For many years librarians and computer scientists have been researching and developing metadata standards and technology. Although library OPACs are obviously commercially viable systems for maintaining metadata about hard copy resources, they are something of a niche market still. With the explosion in information provision on the Internet, this niche metadata market is set to explode itself, as an increasing number of companies develop a commercial interest in the provision and support for indexing, cataloging and navigating Internet resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/mcf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 tooled up jon knight apple ietf eevl elib jisc information environment sosig browser cataloguing data database dtd dublin core file format ftp html metadata research schema search technology sgml url vocabularies web browser Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 247 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Handling MARC With PERL http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/marc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1">Jon Knight</a> investigates the inner workings of the MARC record's binary distribution format and presents the first cut at a Perl module to read and write MARC records.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The MAchine Readable Catalogue (MARC) format is probably one of the oldest and most widely used metadata formats today. It was developed in the United States during the 1960's as a data interchange format for monographs in the then newly computerised library automation systems. In the following years the MARC format became a standard for export and import of data to library systems in much of the world and various national and vendor enhanced variations on the original MARC format appeared.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/marc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 tooled up jon knight apple library of congress loughborough university elib aacr2 api bibliographic data cataloguing data dublin core ftp graphics isbd marc metadata multimedia opac perl programming language research search technology software standards video z39.50 Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 248 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Access for the Disabled http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/web-access <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/web-access#author1">Cathy Murtha</a> outlines the problems that audio-visually impaired people encounter when trying to use network-based resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>If it is true that patience is a virtue, blind people must be the most virtuous people on earth. Waiting is omnipresent in a blind persons life. The simple act of reading a newspaper can be a major undertaking. However this seemingly simple task is accomplished, it requires waiting; waiting for a family member or friend to be available, or waiting for the next scheduled meeting with a paid reader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/web-access" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column cathy murtha archives cataloguing copyright database digital library gopher graphics java library catalogs opac research search technology software Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 252 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Wire: Interview with Nick Gibbins http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/wire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="#author1">Nick Gibbins</a> is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>What are you doing now?</b></p> <p>I'm studying for a Masters in Knowledge Based Systems at Edinburgh University's Department of Artificial Intelligence.</p> <p><b>...and what where you doing before?</b></p> <p>Before this academic year I was a software engineer working for Nokia Telecommunications in Cambridge on a variety of network management products.</p> <p><b>Why the jump from the networkie side of a telecoms company to doing a masters degree? </b></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/wire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column nick gibbins alt university of cambridge university of edinburgh elib accessibility browser ftp gopher hypertext information retrieval internet explorer interoperability java javascript mobile pics research search technology software web browser xml Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 253 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Intelligent Searching Agents on the Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/search-engines#author1">Tracey Stanley</a> describes Web-based Intelligent Searching Agents, and takes a closer look at a few examples you may wish to play with.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="What_are_Intelligent_Searching_Agents">What are Intelligent Searching Agents?</h3> <p>Many web search engines use the concept of a 'spider' - automated software which goes out onto the web and trawls through the contents of each server it encounters, indexing documents as it finds them. This approach results in the kinds of databases maintained by services such as Alta Vista and Excite - huge indexes to a vast chunk of what's currently available on the web. However, the problems which users can face when using such databases are beginning to be well documented.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column tracey stanley jisc university of leeds browser database hypertext research search technology software web browser windows Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 254 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Your Way: Durham http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/down-your-way <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/down-your-way#author1">Paul Miller</a> travels to Durham and reports on a mammoth archival digitisation project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spread across four sites within the small historic city of Durham, the University Library caters for a diverse range of staff and student requirements, as well as acting in an important archival role for the surrounding area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/down-your-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column paul miller jisc newcastle university university of durham elib niss archives ascii cataloguing database ead gis gopher graphics opac research search technology sgml web services Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 256 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Minotaur http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/minotaur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In Minotaur, the collective voice of Internet enthusiasts is countered by words of scepticism or caution. In this issue, <a href="/issue7/minotaur#author1">Mike Holderness</a> gives a few worrying examples of how much people outside the western hemisphere are behind us in terms of on-line resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>I</b> live in a small housing co-operative in East London. We have more access to electronic information than does the entire Indian university system. Between 15 of us, we have 72 kilobits per second of network connectivity, with more coming soon. The link between the Indian academic network ERNET <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> and the rest of the universe is 64kbps; some of the institutions on ERNET make do with 9600bps.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/minotaur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column mike holderness microsoft w3c access control browser database framework graphics internet explorer search technology url web browser Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 258 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Burnside Writes http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/burnside <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/burnside#author1">John Burnside</a> on pornography and the Internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With elections approaching, there has been much talk about morality. By morality, I mean the peculiarly British fascination with sex, from Virginia Bottomley's attempts to prevent satellite stations broadcasting explicit sexual material, to a renewed interest in the views of Mary Whitehouse. In one sense a concern with the commodification of sex is A Good Thing - though I, for one, would worry if the power to decide what we may or may not view resided in the hands of a government minister or a self-appointed censor with her own, rather peculiar agenda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/burnside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column john burnside archives data search technology Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 259 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Around the Table: Health and Medicine - What Can Medics Get Out of the Internet? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/table#author1">Sue Welsh</a> of the eLib OMNI project visits some of the medical sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The key medical sites described in this article are only the tip of the iceberg. To use the Internet effectively for medical information it is necessary to search the subject-based gateways. These sites do some of the hard work for you, by seeking out, evaluating, describing and indexing resources.</p> <p><i>OMNI - Organising Medical Networked Information <a href="#fn1">[1]</a>,</i> is the eLib funded biomedical gateway. It offers access to more than 1300 resources in health, clinical medicine, allied health and related areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column sue welsh british medical association edina elib mrc research search technology subject gateway Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 260 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Interface: Les Carr Interview http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/interface <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue7/interface#author1">Steve Hitchcock</a> and <a href="/issue7/interface#author2">Les Carr</a> of the Open Journal Project link up with Ian Budden.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>H</b>ypertext links in cyberspace are the subject of fascinating research being undertaken by Steve Hitchcock and Les Carr at Southampton University <a href="#fn2">[2]</a>. They have been funded by <a href="#fn3">[3]</a> to explore, in the Open Journal Project, the use of links within the context of electronic scholarly journals. This work builds upon work being undertaken by the same team in a separate project, the Distributed Link Service (DLS) <a href="#fn4">[4]</a> .</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/interface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column ian budden les carr steve hitchcock elib archives browser data database framework hypertext research search technology web browser Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 261 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk