Overview of content related to 'search technology' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1563/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue=issue6 RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 6 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The editor introduces Ariadne issue 6.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ariadne: The compact edition....</p> <p>Welcome to this, issue 6 of the Web version of Ariadne. Comparisons with the last edition will show a large reduction in the number of articles, features and stories. This is explained in the <a href="/issue5/editorial/">editorial for the last edition</a>, but to recap, each edition of the Web version of Ariadne is split into two "happenings":</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 editorial john maccoll copyright search technology Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 187 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 The Internet Resources Newsletter from Heriot-Watt University http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/irn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/irn#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> describes a Web-based resources newsletter.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/irn/irn.html"> Internet Resources Newsletter</a> which is published by the <a href="http://www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/irc/index.html"> Internet Resource Centre</a> at <a href="http://www.hw.ac.uk/"> Heriot-Watt University</a> and edited by myself and <a href="http://www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/libgra/gordon.html"> Gordon Andrew</a> is one of a large number of Internet current awareness services, but is different from most in that it concentrates on items of interest to academics, especially those in the UK who specialise in science, engineering, and the social scien</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/irn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article roddy macleod heriot-watt university microsoft university of hull eevl niss sosig archives copyright gopher graphics higher education html mailbase search technology telnet web resources Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 189 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Infopolecon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/lindsay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/lindsay#author1">John Lindsay</a> comments on the evolution of the UK network infrastructure, and the problems arguably generated along the way.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jeremy Bentham coined the term 'panopticon' in his proposal for a circular prison, whose cells were exposed to a central well in which the warders were located, allowing the prisoners to see all other prisoners and to be observed at all times without ever knowing when they were being watched. Bentham also promoted the idea of political economy as the greatest good for the greatest number. Drawing on his terminology as the basis for this article, I therefore propose the new term 'infopolecon' to describe the political economy of information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/lindsay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article john lindsay british library edina jisc kingston university microsoft ncsa sconul ucisa ukerna acorn elib niss browser cataloguing cd-rom copyright data data set database digital library digitisation higher education html infrastructure licence multimedia passwords rae research search technology standardisation url z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 192 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SOSIG: Training to Support Social Science Teaching and Research http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/sosig#author1">Lesly Huxley</a>, the SOSIG Documentation and Training Officer, describes the workshops that SOSIG, one of the projects from the Access to Network Resource section, run.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Meeting_end_users-_needs">Meeting end users' needs</h3> <p>Although the 'bread and butter' end user <a href="#workshops">workshops </a>in the <i>Internet for Social Scientists</i> portfolio are aimed at less-experienced netusers there are fewer absolute beginners now than there used to be. Libraries and faculties alike are establishing and developing provision of networked machines running WWW client software and some have their own excellent general Internet training programmes. Fewer sites rely on access to the Web via text-based browsers such as Lynx, with the majority of sites visited now running Netscape.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article lesly huxley iso newcastle university elib niss sosig cataloguing copyright mailbase mis portfolio research search technology software Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 193 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mailbase: Unique Electronic Discussion List Service for UK Higher Education Tops 100,000 Users http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/mailbase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/mailbase#author1">Morna Findlay</a> and <a href="/issue6/mailbase#author2">Elaine Blair</a> report on the passing of a milestone for UK academia's premier Mailing List resource.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Mailbase Service has this month welcomed its 100,000th user!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/mailbase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article elaine blair morna findlay newcastle university open university archives copyright data higher education mailbase mobile research search technology url video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 195 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk An Investigation Into World Wide Web Search Engine Use from within the UK: Preliminary Findings http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/survey#author1">Simon Stobart</a> and <a href="/issue6/survey#author2">Susan Kerridge</a> give some of the preliminary results of a JISC- funded investigation into the use of Search Engines such as Alta Vista and Lycos within the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> <title></title> </p> <p>The use of the World Wide Web (WWW) is increasing and is likely to continue to do so for the considerable future. The UK is served with a very good quality internal Internet backbone providing JANET (Joint Academic NETwork) users with a high level of bandwidth, resulting fast communications. Unfortunately, international connections from the UK are poor and it is clear that ways of addressing the limited bandwidth the UK has at its disposal have to be found.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article simon stobart susan kerridge jisc ukerna university of sunderland blog cache copyright data data set gif graphics jpeg repositories research search technology url Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 196 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MIDRIB http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/midrib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/midrib#author1">Julian Cook</a> describes a major database of medical images.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The task of MIDRIB ('Medical Images Digitised Reference Information Bank') is to create a system for the creation, storage and networked delivery of image-related information. This involves a complex chain of events that takes an image from its raw form (such as a slide on a clinician's shelf) to the point where the user can retrieve it individually from a digital networked resource of potentially hundreds of thousands of items. In between it has to be captured in digital form and described so that it can be retrieved. This sequence demands a range of processes and software tools.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/midrib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update julian cook wellcome trust midrib archives cataloguing cd-rom copyright database digitisation gif higher education medical subject headings metadata png search technology software standards Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 199 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Lessons Learned from Developing and Delivering the BORGES Information Filtering Tool http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/borges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/borges#author1">Alan Smeaton</a> discusses the development and implementation of BORGES, an information filtering service for WWW pages and USENET news.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although it may appear that it is only recently that we have discovered a need for automatic information filtering, the practice of automatically filtering a flow of information has been in use for over 30 years. The emphasis in systems since the earliest days has been on the speed of the filtering operation, ensuring that it is performed as quickly as possible. Because of the volume of information now being generated and the requirement to have this filtered, issues of quality or the relevance of information filtered for a user, are now becoming increasingly important.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/borges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update alan smeaton d-lib magazine dublin city university cache copyright data database html information retrieval java lexical database passwords research search technology standardisation tagging url vocabularies wordnet Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 202 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The BNBMARC Currency Survey http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/performance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/performance#author1">Ann Chapman</a> describes the BNBMARC Currency Survey, a performance measurement survey on the supply of bibliographic records.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Performance measurement has been used as a research tool for many years, and as such has been used in some of the studies undertaken by UKOLN and its predecessor bodies (the Centre for Catalogue Research - CCR, and the Centre for Bibliographic Management). In the past few years, however, increasing demands for accountability to the public and to local and central government, combined with the requirements of compulsory competitive tendering, have led to performance measurement becoming an integral part of public sector management.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update ann chapman british library library association library of congress microsoft oclc ukoln university of cambridge university of oxford aacr2 bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing copyright data database higher education lcsh marc national library research search technology standards Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 203 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ILRT: The Institute for Learning and Research Technology http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/ilrt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/ilrt#author1">Gillian Austen</a>, External Relations Manager at the recently founded Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol, gives an overview of its structure and objectives.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT) at the University of Bristol is host to more than seventeen funded projects at the forefront of learning and research technology, including four eLib projects ranging across the subject divide, from medicine to business to social science and beyond into generic issues. In this article we describe these four projects, SOSIG, ROADS, biz/ed and MIDRIB, as well as providing an overview of the Institute and its other projects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/ilrt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update gillian austen hewlett-packard ilrt jisc tasi university of bristol university of portsmouth university of the west of england wellcome trust cain eevl elib ihr-info midrib sosig archives authentication cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database dissemination e-learning framework higher education html infrastructure intellectual property intranet mobile multimedia research resource discovery search technology software url video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 204 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EDINA: WWW, Z39.50 and All That! http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/edina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/edina#author1">Peter Burnhill</a> gives a briefing note on what EDINA and the Data Library are doing about the World Wide Web (W) and the Z39.50 Protocol (Z).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Why W? Well, a lot has been said and done about W. W clients are cheap (free?) and easy to come by. End users like them, they have point-and-click graphical interfaces. But the problem for the national bibliographic data services is how to provide access to the databases held in text management software, like BasisPlus used by both <a href="http://www.bids.ac.uk/">BIDS</a> and <a href="http://edina.ed.ac.uk/">EDINA</a>, in a way that allows users to build queries interactively, across several physical databases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/edina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update peter burnhill d-lib magazine edina library of congress oclc bibliographic data browser cataloguing copac copyright data database search technology software solaris web browser z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 205 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Access V Holdings, Cranfield http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/cranfield <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/cranfield#author1">Sarah Ashton</a> reports on an event of interest to the Document Delivery community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I can only apologise for the brevity of parts of this report, and offer my excuses in the Sideline column in issue 7 of Ariadne (mid-January 1997). For reasons to be revealed there, I missed the first half of the Access v Holdings seminar, held at Cranfield University on 30th October 1996.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/cranfield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report sarah ashton cranfield university iso microsoft copyright database research search technology software video z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 206 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Allerton 1996 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/allerton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/allerton#author1">Clare Davies</a> reports on this years event in an annual conference series addressing user-centred aspects of library and information science.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Allerton Institute is an annual conference series addressing user-centred aspects of library and information science, organised by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. The conference, which this year took place from 27-29 October, is held in the disorientatingly English-stately-home-ish setting of the Robert Allerton House and Park near Monticello, Illinois. This lovely mansion and its landscaped wooded grounds were built around the turn of the century, and were later donated to the university.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/allerton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report clare davies british library indiana university library of congress university of illinois perseus copyright digital library hypertext information retrieval research search technology software standards windows Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 207 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 10th Annual Anglo-Nordic Seminar http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/lund <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/lund#author1">Kelly Russell</a> from the eLib programme describes this seminar, which heavily featured speakers and current issues relevant to the UK digital libraries movement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <title></title> </p> <p>On 11-13 October 1996 I was fortunate to be invited to participate in the 10th annual Anglo-Nordic Seminar, held in Lund, Sweden. This annual event is co-organised by the British Library and their Nordic colleagues at NORDINFO. Each year the seminar is based on a particular theme and this year it was Networking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/lund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report kelly russell british library de montfort university lund university oclc oxford university press ukoln university of oxford elib archives bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing copyright digital library dublin core framework ftp higher education hypertext infrastructure marc metadata national library opac research resource discovery schema search technology software unicode z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 208 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Ticer Summer School on the Digital Library at Tilburg University, The Netherlands http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/tilburg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/tilburg#author1">Robert van der Zwan</a> describes a two week summer school in digital library developments at one of Europe's main research centres in this field.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For two weeks, from 4 - 16 August 1996 at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, &nbsp;a group of 60 librarians and information specialists from around the world was introduced to the strategic and practical issues relating to digital library developments. Participants came from as far afield as Japan and Costa Rica, but mostly from Western Europe, with a significant representation from the Netherlands itself. I was the only UK delegate, however three of the lecturers were from the UK including one from Ireland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/tilburg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report robert van der zwan de montfort university elsevier jisc open university tilburg university university of california berkeley cataloguing copyright database digital library ejournal information society infrastructure interoperability research resource discovery search technology software Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 211 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Displaying SGML Documents on the World Wide Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sgml <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/sgml#author1">David Houghton</a> discusses a method by which documents marked up using Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML) can be used to generate a database for use in conjunction with the World Wide Web.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article discusses a method by which documents marked up using Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML) can be used to generate a database for use in conjunction with the World Wide Web. The tools discussed in this article and those that were used in experiments are all public domain or shareware packages. This demonstrates that the power and flexibilty of SGML can be utilised by the Internet community at little or no cost. The motivation for this work stems from the lack of standardisation on display techniques for SGML presentation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sgml" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 tooled up david houghton de montfort university elsevier iso ncsa university of leeds ascii authentication bibliographic data browser copyright data database dtd ftp gif html hypertext internet explorer jpeg latex perl programming language search technology sgml software standardisation standards url web browser Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 213 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Battles: The Shetland News http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/copyright <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/copyright#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> takes a look at the Shetland Times versus Shetland News copyright case, and its implications for users of the World Wide Web.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 24 October 1996, Lord Hamilton gave in a Scottish court a preliminary interdict (equivalent to injunction in English law) to prevent the <i>Shetland News</i>, an Internet based newspaper, from offering links from its WWW pages to those of its rival Internet newspaper, the <i>Shetland Times</i>. Right now, the <i>Shetland News </i>is appealing for funds to help fight the case in 1997.</p> <p>The wording of the interdict includes the following key text (I trust I am not infringing copyright by reproducing it):</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/copyright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column charles oppenheim bbc wipo copyright data database hypertext intellectual property licence search technology standards url Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 215 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Wire: Interview with Glen Monks http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/wire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/wire#author1">Glen Monks</a> is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>What do you do in the world of networking/libraries/WWW?</b></p> <p><b>I</b>'m one of these "Networked Systems Officers" type people. "Technical support," "System Administrator", call it what you will, I'm the person that every organization has to fix problems, yell at when the network is down and keep forever occupied with unending lists of minor problems. To anyone who is in my position will know, it is a self sustaining job, for every attempt to fix anything results in two things breaking.</p> <p><b>...and how did you get into this area?</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/wire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column glen monks ukoln university of bath cache cataloguing copyright data flash java mobile search technology software standards Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 217 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Yahoo: UK and Ireland http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/search-engines#author1">Tracey Stanley</a> takes a good look at a new version of an old index, Yahoo, which is aimed at the UK and Ireland.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The problem with some web search engines is that they try to do everything instead of concentrating on doing a few things very well. There's an obvious advantage, of course, to being able to have all your web searching needs served by one particular tool - you only have to learn to use one interface, remember one particular URL, train users to use one particular tool. But is it realistic to expect that we can use just one particular tool to find everything we need on the web? Can a web search tool really be all things to all users?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column tracey stanley oasis elib sosig wikipedia database graphics search technology standards url Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 218 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk View from the Hill: John Hatt http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/view <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/view#author1">Alison Kilgour</a> meets <a href="/issue6/view#author2">John Hatt</a>, traveller's companion turned virtual tourist.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sitting in the comfort of the kitchen in the basement of the Victorian terraced house which doubles as home and workplace, John Hatt explains how he came to be both a writer and publisher of travel books. It happened by accident. "I worked at one time as a publisher's rep, selling books around the country and doing some editing work. At one point I decided to take a sabbatical, and spent some months in Asia, Africa, and the US.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column alison kilgour john hatt copyright search technology video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 222 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Minotaur: Nick Gibbins http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/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="/issue6/minotaur#author1">Nick Gibbins</a> gives an overview of some of the potential features that the Web does not contain, but a more functional successor to it might.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nowadays, it seems as though the only people who haven't heard of the Internet and the <a href="http://www.w3.org/">World Wide Web</a> are technophobic hermits who consider the radio to be a dangerously new invention. Indeed, the media bandwagon seems to have created hype of such a magnitude that the Web cannot possibly live up to the expectations people have been lead to have of it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/minotaur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column nick gibbins university of southampton copyright data ftp gopher hypertext search technology Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 223 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Around the Table http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Many legal resources are ideal for searching online. <a href="/issue6/table#author1">Noel Whitty</a> highlights some sites for lawyers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lawyers have a reputation for conservatism. Jokes still abound about the law professors who refuse to switch on the PC on their desk and defiantly handwrite all their work, then shamelessly thank their secretaries in prefaces for "deciphering unintelligible handwriting". Happily, such types are in a minority as the benefits of information technology are increasingly recognised in legal education and practice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column noel whitty library of congress university of edinburgh bibliographic data copyright database repositories search technology Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 225 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk