Overview of content related to 'queens university belfast' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15802/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en A Double-edged Sword: What Are the Implications of Freedom of Information for the HE Sector? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/rin-foi-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/rin-foi-rpt#author1">Amy Gibbons</a> reports on the second in a series of workshops organised by the Research Information Network to explore the impact of the Freedom of Information Act on the Higher Education sector, held at University College London on 1 April 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/rin-foi-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 event report amy gibbons hefce jisc kings college london queens university belfast research information network the national archives university college london university of central lancashire university of east anglia archives blog copyright data data set dissemination foi foia framework higher education infrastructure intellectual property open access privacy research social networks sword protocol Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1628 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Learning with Online and Mobile Technologies http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/whalley-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/whalley-rvw#author1">Brian Whalley</a> looks at a student survival aid in the information age that should also be valuable for tutors.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>'Learning with Online and Mobile Technologies' is an example of an ever-increasing range of 'self-help' books for students on a variety of topics relating skills, tips and education. Such books range from 'Critical thinking skills' [<a href="#1">1</a>] to the quite specific, for example, 'Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and more' [<a href="#2">2</a>]. This offering from Gower/Ashgate comes somewhere in between. It introduces students to the main current technologies and some of the pedagogic devices they might find in modern education.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/whalley-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 review brian whalley apple google microsoft queens university belfast wikipedia blog data e-learning ebook higher education ict linux mobile open source openoffice png podcast repositories software usb wiki youtube Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1601 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk E-books and E-content 2010: Data As Content http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/ebooks-ucl-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/ebooks-ucl-2010-rpt#author1">Brian Whalley</a> reports on a meeting dealing with academic data management and some JISC projects concerned with institutional responses to the need to manage research data more effectively.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/ebooks-ucl-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 event report brian whalley british library datacite google jisc queens university belfast research information network serials solutions university college london university of manchester university of oxford university of southampton peg-board sudamih archives cloud computing data data citation data management data mining data set database doi ebook eprints fedora commons flash foi framework google scholar higher education identifier information retrieval infrastructure metadata mp3 multimedia national library ogg preservation rdf repositories research resource description search technology semantic web sparql streaming text mining video Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1577 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: iPad - The Missing Manual http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/whalley-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/whalley-rvw#author1">Brian Whalley</a> reviews a manual to help support your use of an iPad - 'the book that should have been in the box'.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Missing Manual Series, originally written and published by David Pogue has expanded and is now published by O'Reilly, who deal mainly with computer books. Like many other publishers, they have jumped on the 'ibandwagon'. A quick count on Amazon Books gave a dozen similar offerings (excluding developers' guides).</p> <p>This is a review therefore of just one of these paperbacks, and is not a comparative review – with one exception which I shall come to below.</p> <h2 id="Comments">Comments</h2> <p>For writing this review I settled down with the IPad on my knee, Bluetooth keyboard below that and glass of chenin blanc at my right hand – but wondered where to place the volume under review. As yet, nobody has produced a 'skyhook' to hold one or the other. <em>IPad: The Missing Manual (<em>MM</em>)</em> is a little smaller than the iPad itself, about as thick and uses glossy paper with colour illustrations on most pages. In general, each page has a new topic and is organised by basic chapters. <em>Get to know your iPad, Interact with your iPad</em>, etc. They are logical and you can easily flick between them to find the section you need. Not that, with an iPad, you really need to find much. Just plug in applications (apps) and play to find your own way around. This, of course, is typical for Macs of whatever kind. With the iPad however, there is less freedom to find new ways of doing things than with the usual Linux-based Mac OS. The main difficulty is to link up with a computer; fire up iTunes and use this to get started. The basic leaflet that comes with the iPad will tell you all this. Even if you have not used a Mac before, it is fairly intuitive. If you are unsure about the basic operations and included apps, the Apple Web site [<a href="#1">1</a>] gives some short, but informative videos. The Missing Manual elaborates on them. If you have not used an iPhone, or perhaps an IPod before, then the <em>MM</em> helps a bit. If you want to do something, for example, move around the icons of apps on the screen and you don't know what to do, then a brief incursion to the <em>MM</em> is undoubtedly helpful. There is a substantial index to help matters but you may well have picked up the basics from Apple's video tours.</p> <p>At this stage I wanted a 'top up' and went into the kitchen, but I also did an experiment. The weight of iPad on the kitchen scales was 856g; weight of the <em>MM</em> was 427g, ratio, almost exactly 2:1. By a volumetric comparison this is approximately 1: 0.8. The <em>MM</em> is by no means small, so what about information content per volume or mass? Here is another experiment if you have just bought an iPad. First, download the app <em>iCabMobile</em> [<a href="#2">2</a>], this is another browser that can be used instead of, and is rather better than, the bundled Safari. Now download the app <em>GoodReader</em> [<a href="#3">3</a>] and then into the browser type: manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iPad_User_Guide.pdf [<a href="#4">4</a>]. Lo and behold you have the 'true' missing manual from Apple. Now, in the browser, insert the letter g before http:// of the target URL of the pdf and press 'return'. This downloads the iPad_User_Guide pdf into <em>GoodReader</em>. It is 19MB but should come down easily. You can then browse Apple's free manual in <em>GoodReader</em> as an e-book.</p> <p>Steve Jobs boasts that there are 8,500 apps for the iPad [<a href="#5">5</a>] but which ones are necessary for your Personal Learning Environment? Well, this review (via <em>MacUser</em> [<a href="#6">6</a>], thank you) suggests two very good ones. <em>GoodReader</em> is excellent, you can leaf through the pdf as a book, search it, and so on, so put all your downloaded pdfs there. If you do not use <em>Mobile Me</em> [<a href="#7">7</a>] and if you want to get hold of a pdf (or other) file from your office machine, then use<em> Dropbox</em> [<a href="#8">8</a>] for your office machine and iPad. Upload it in the office and download it to your iPad at leisure. Some apps are mentioned at various places in the <em>MM</em>, but of course more are added all the time so a print-on-paper book is not a good venue for them.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/whalley-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 review brian whalley amazon apple oreilly queens university belfast browser ebook ipad iphone itunes linux mac os mobile safari search technology video youtube Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1582 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Supporting Research Students http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/whalley-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/whalley-rvw#author1">Brian Whalley</a> reviews a work which helps Library and Information Science Staff at Higher Education Institutions to support their research students.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The purpose of this book is to support Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals at Higher Education institutions (HEIs) who may be involved with doctoral students. <em>Supporting Research Students</em> emanates from Dr Allan's own experience in gaining a PhD and as a Senior Lecturer in Student Learning and Management Learning at the University of Hull. She thus has considerable expertise in seeing postgraduate research from the student point of view and from support provision by LIS staff. I came to this review with interest and I should lay out my own credentials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/whalley-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 review brian whalley google microsoft queens university belfast university of hull wikipedia bibliographic data data gis google scholar higher education hypertext multimedia ontologies open source refworks research virtual research environment web 2.0 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1557 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Product Review: The IPad and the Educator, First Impressions http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/whalley-rvw-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/whalley-rvw-2#author1">Brian Whalley</a> reports on his initial impressions of the new Apple iPad in the first three weeks since its release in the USA and what it has to offer the mobile educator.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Triumph_of_Design_over_Function">Triumph of Design over Function?</h2> <p>So, you have seen and read the hype about the iPad [<a href="#1">1</a>]; the world release has been delayed until the US appetite has been satiated and it will be the end of May for the rest of the world. Should you buy one or is this an example of the triumph of elegant design over function? What follows is an initial view of an iPad bought in the US in April and the results of some playing around with it in the USA and then the UK. It is not a comparative test with 'netbooks' or other e-book readers (such as Kindle and Sony), although I shall make some discrete comparisons because this review stems from an earlier discussion about e-books in <em>Ariadne</em> [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <h2 id="Main_Impressions">Main Impressions</h2> <p>One complaint about existing e-book readers was, and is, that they do not have colour screens. I want to view Web pages with images and text at a decent size and read e-books with coloured (and preferably hypertext) material. I'd like my students to have this capability too. The e-ink technology in a Kindle cannot currently offer anything other than greyscale so the iPad is immediately a 'wow' when you turn it on. The touch screen is excellent and a size that can be used to read books as well as Web pages without lots of scrolling. This was my main reason for trying the iPad as, apart of my desire to have students use a Personal Learning Environment (PLE, device plus appropriately chosen applications), the screen was a major consideration. Netbooks fill the bill to a limited extent but with the 9.7" diagonal (19.5 x 15 cm screen, portrait or landscape conversion in 1 second) the iPad is more than good. All my colleagues who have paid me £5 just to touch it have remarked on this. Have a look at the (<em>Guardian</em>) Eyewitness app [<a href="#3">3</a>] to see what it can do. The screen also provides a keyboard (scaling for the orientation) that can be used for typing rather than prodding with a finger or stylus but, as with the iPhone, you can only get numerals by shifting a key. A separate Apple Bluetooth keyboard is available which is very neat, light and allows proper typing. This review was initially typed on the iPad Notes application ('app' now of course), I have not yet tried the Apple iWorks suite and at this stage I am not using the iPad as a laptop replacement; but rather, as a lightweight device that can be used for basic notebook functionality with the ability to read text and view Web pages without strain or undue scrolling.</p> <p>The 3G version of the iPad is not yet out but, for the moment, this does not concern me; I can 'synch' my iPhone and Macbook Pro when needed and my iPhone gives me some iPhone applications of usefully increased screen size (there are lots more to come specifically for the iPad of course). Music and video (4:3 ratio) come over smoothly - and video is at a reasonable size to view rather than squinting myopically at an iPhone. The iPad was useful on a Transatlantic flight (steerage with restricted lapspace) for typing, music and film. When necessary, you can slip it beside you and need not worry about slopping your gin and tonic over a keyboard. Convenience is a great selling point about the iPad, battery life is excellent, a claimed 10 hours. It took about 6 hours to recharge from 4% capacity to full. The same power connector-USB cable (used also for data connectivity) works for the iPod and iPhone as well so you can easily charge from laptop, external AC sources, car adapter as well, as a <em>PowerMonkey </em>or similar external power source. Power efficiency is mainly due to the type of computer architecture the machine uses. It is the same Apple custom CPU (known as A4) that is used by the iPhone and so, from this point of view, the iPad is indeed a large iPhone. The architecture differs from that used on most netbooks, which are really stripped down and relatively slow and power-hungry versions of (x86 architecture) laptops. We should really think of the iPad as a new generation of small computer and it remains to be seen what Apple will develop in the future.</p> <p>Unfortunately, Digital Rights Management (DRM) meant that I could not access iTunes myself in the USA so I had to rely on my son's access to try a few things out. I now have a list of applications to experiment with but I shall not report on those here, they will have to wait until the App Store opens for iPad use in the UK. At present, you can only have one app open at a time (plus audio on the iPod application). Apple have already indicated that the next version of the OS will have multiple-tasking, that is, keeping two applications open at the same time; currently you have to switch using the discrete 'home' button. This button is on the screen, the on/off and volume controls are around the rim together with docking connector, earpiece jack socket, aperture for microphone (so you can use the iDictaphone app) and a switch to lock/unlock the screen orientation.</p> <p>I mentioned DRM earlier so the only iBooks downloaded so far are <em>Winnie the Pooh</em> and <em>Twelfth Night</em>. The former is really very good with the original E.H. Shepard coloured illustrations. They are text-searchable (did you know that the word 'hunny' only occurs three times in <em>Winnie the Pooh</em>?), there is a dictionary and the ability to change to one of five different typefaces and two sizes. The text is very clear and readable in either mode and the graphics can give you a page turn as slow or as fast as you like, neat. I also tried <em>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</em> downloaded from <em>Stanza</em> where there is more flexibility with fonts but the text is less crisp. I downloaded apps for <em>Kindle </em>[<a href="#4">4</a>] and <em>Reader Lite </em>but did not use their offerings. I suspect that there will be improvements from most e-book vendors with iPad optimisation in the jockeying for position that appears to be going on in the e-book world. We have yet to see how the commercial textbook vendors deal with e-books for the iPad.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/whalley-rvw-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 review brian whalley alt alt-c apple bbc google queens university belfast adobe data drm ebook flash google scholar graphics html html5 hypertext ipad iphone itunes jpg podcast usb video wiki Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1558 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/whalley-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/whalley-rvw#author1">Brian Whalley</a> reviews a look at this problem from an American anthropologist and finds there is more in it than just a consideration of plagiarism.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>My Word!</em> is an attention-grabbing title for a book on plagiarism by an academic anthropologist and teacher. Although written entirely from a North American perspective, many bells will ring here for all concerned with teaching and education. Do not, however, expect a set of ideas or rules to prevent (!) or reduce plagiarism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/whalley-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 review brian whalley cornell university queens university belfast bibliographic data copyright higher education intellectual property software video Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1538 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Blended Learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/whalley-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/whalley-rvw#author1">Brian Whalley</a> reviews Barbara Allan's book on blended learning for Information and Library Science staff and educational developers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the author says, 'The overall aim of this book is to provide a practical guide to library and information workers who are involved in education and training, and who are interested in designing and delivering blended learning experiences to their colleagues and customers'. I come from an academic geology background but with an interest in teaching and ICT in teaching.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/whalley-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 review brian whalley queens university belfast ajax blog e-learning higher education ict library management systems perl standards video Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1382 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/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="/issue53/maccoll-dempsey-rvw#author1">Lorcan Dempsey</a> reviews Volume III of a landmark collection on the history of libraries in 'Britain and Ireland' from 1850 to 2000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>First, a note about this reviewer. I am not a library historian although I am interested in our professional and institutional development. I received my library education in Ireland, although I have worked for much of my career in the UK and am now in the US. I observed the developments discussed in the latter parts of this volume and have contributed to the literature about them. I have met many of the contributors and am familiar with the writings of others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/maccoll-dempsey-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 review lorcan dempsey amazon british library british museum cilip google jisc leeds metropolitan university national library of wales oclc queens university belfast university college dublin university of london university of nottingham archives bibliographic data cataloguing copac curation data digitisation higher education identifier information society infrastructure itunes national library repositories research resource sharing search technology Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1359 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/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="events1"></a>Building Trust in Digital Repositories Using the DRAMBORA Toolkit</p> <p>Pre-SOA Conference Workshop:<br />Building Trust in Digital Repositories Using the DRAMBORA Toolkit<br />27 August 2007, 11.00-16.00<br />The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland<br /><a href="http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/drambora-belfast-2007/">http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/drambora-belfast-2007/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 news and events richard waller ahrc andrew w mellon foundation carnegie mellon university cilip cornell university dcc de montfort university eblida google hea ieee intute jisc jisc collections kings college london mla national library of the netherlands national science foundation oclc oxford university press queens university belfast rnib tasi the national archives university of glasgow university of nottingham university of oxford university of virginia worldcat aggregation archives blog cataloguing copyright curation data database digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories e-science ebook fedora commons flickr foi framework information architecture information retrieval infrastructure intellectual property marc metadata multimedia national library ontologies open access open source photoshop portal preservation prism privacy repositories research resource management resource sharing soa social networks social software social web software tagging tei web 2.0 web app web development web resources web standards youtube Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1342 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: ARIST 39 - Annual Review of Information Science and Technology http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews another recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>Annual Review of Information Science and Technology</em> (<em>ARIST</em>) is an important annual publication containing review articles on many topics of relevance to library and information science, published on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). Since volume 36 (2002), the editor of <em>ARIST</em> has been Professor Blaise Cronin of Indiana University, Bloomington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review michael day edinburgh napier university google indiana university national academy of sciences oxford university press queens university belfast ukoln university of arizona university of bath university of cambridge university of illinois university of oxford university of wolverhampton perseus algorithm archives curation data data mining data set database digital library digital preservation dublin core e-science ejournal framework hypertext information retrieval information society infrastructure metadata preservation research search technology social networks taxonomy usability visualisation Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1219 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/biome#author1">Jenny Hall</a> and <a href="/issue41/biome#author2">Donald Mackay</a> report on recent news form BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="BIOME_Hot_Topics">BIOME Hot Topics</h2> <p>BIOME contains a wealth of information on a wide range of topics in the health and life sciences and we aim to keep introducing new features in line with user needs. As of October 2004 we are trialling a new fortnightly feature - 'Hot Topics'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 regular column donald mackay jenny hall amazon nhs queens university belfast eprints uk rdn for fe cataloguing content provider controlled vocabularies data database eprints further education metadata repositories search technology vocabularies Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1087 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Widening the Focus for the Future http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reviews the history of the Web Focus post and describes funding changes which gives Web Focus a much wider remit.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UK Web Focus post was established by the Joint Information Systems Committee (<a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/">JISC</a>) <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> to advise the UK Higher Education Committee on Web developments. The post is based at UKOLN and located at the University of Bath. As post-holder I began work on 1 November 1996.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 tooled up brian kelly jisc kings college london newcastle university queens university belfast ucisa ukerna ukoln university of bath university of kent university of oxford university of strathclyde web futures elib iwmw archives digital library dissemination dublin core ejournal further education higher education html infrastructure metadata preservation resource discovery software web development web services Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 999 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The 7th Institutional Web Management Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/iwmw2003-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/iwmw2003-rpt#author1">Catherine Ewart</a> gives us her view of IWMW 2003, University of Kent, June 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year's event [<a href="#1">1</a>], subtitled "Supporting our Users", was held during a spell of gloriously sunny weather at the University of Kent's campus at Canterbury, which has stunning views of the city and the cathedral.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/iwmw2003-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 event report catherine ewart ilrt queens university belfast staffordshire university ukoln university of birmingham university of bristol university of kent university of ulster accessibility content management copyright data e-learning foi foia higher education research semantic web url usability vle web development web services Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 979 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: Surfing Historical UK University Web Sites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> outlines strategies for choosing appropriate standards for building Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It has been said that those who ignore history, are condemned to repeat it. In the Web world we can be so excited by new developments that we may forget approaches we have taken in the past and fail to learn from our mistakes. This article describes how the WayBack Machine <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> was used to look at the history of UK University Web sites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 tooled up brian kelly birkbeck college birmingham city university central school of speech and drama courtauld institute of art de montfort university edinburgh college of art glasgow school of art goldsmiths college google imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university nottingham trent university open university queens university belfast robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal agricultural college royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college royal welsh college of music and drama school of oriental and african studies south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of central lancashire university of east london university of london university of oxford university of surrey university of the west of england university of wales university of west london internet archive archives browser digital preservation flash higher education internet explorer intranet java javascript preservation research search technology standards url wayback machine Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 953 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: A Survey of Web Server Software Used by UK University Web Sites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> with an update of his survey of server software used by central Web sites in UK Universities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A survey of Web server software used on UK University Web sites was carried out in October 1997 and the findings were reported in <em>Ariadne</em> issue 12 <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>. The survey was repeated in September 2000 and the updated findings published in <em>Ariadne</em> issue 21 <a href="#ref-02">[2]</a>.</p> <p>The survey was repeated in November 2002 and the findings are published in this article.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 tooled up brian kelly apache software foundation birkbeck college birmingham city university central school of speech and drama courtauld institute of art de montfort university edinburgh college of art glasgow school of art goldsmiths college imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university microsoft ncsa nottingham trent university open university queens university belfast robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal agricultural college royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college royal welsh college of music and drama school of oriental and african studies south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of central lancashire university of dundee university of east london university of london university of oxford university of surrey university of the west of england university of wales university of west london gnu apache browser cookie higher education interoperability linux php pics privacy research software url windows Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 932 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: An Accessibility Analysis of UK University Entry Points http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the accessibility of entry points of UK University Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) came into effect on 1 <sup>st</sup> September 2002. The Act removes the previous exemption of education from the Disability Discrimination Act (1995), ensuring that discrimination against disabled students will be unlawful. Institutions will incur additional responsibilities in 2003, with the final sections of legislation coming into effect in 2005 <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 tooled up brian kelly alt bbc birkbeck college birmingham city university central school of speech and drama courtauld institute of art de montfort university edinburgh college of art glasgow school of art goldsmiths college imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university nottingham trent university open university queens university belfast robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal agricultural college royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college royal welsh college of music and drama school of oriental and african studies south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of bristol university of cambridge university of central lancashire university of east london university of london university of oxford university of sheffield university of surrey university of the west of england university of wales university of west london w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility browser data dtd flash higher education html identifier javascript research software url web resources Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 918 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Report On The Sixth Institutional Web Management Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> with a report on the Sixth Institutional International Web Management Workshop held this year at the University of Strathclyde.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Institutional Web Management Workshop series is the main event organised by UK Web Focus. The workshop series began with a two-day event at King's College London in June 1997. The event has been repeated every year since then and, after the first event, was extended to a three-day format.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 tooled up brian kelly colchester institute de montfort university jisc kings college london queens university belfast robert gordon university ukoln university of aberdeen university of bath university of bristol university of glasgow university of strathclyde university of york accessibility authentication authentication service blog content management css framework further education higher education html infrastructure interoperability mis ms word open source portal research rss software usability video vle web development web services web standards xhtml Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 897 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Report on the Fifth Institutional Web Management Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a>, UK Web Focus, reports on the IWMW event in his regular column.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The fifth Institutional Web Management Workshop was held at Queen's University Belfast on 25-27&nbsp;June 2001. This year's workshop, which had the theme "Organising Chaos", was the largest to date with 150 delegates. It was also the longest workshop, lasting from Monday morning until Wednesday lunchtime. The extra half-day compared with the previous three workshops allowed us to run a full day of interactive parallel sessions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 tooled up brian kelly becta ilrt jisc kings college london knowledge media institute open university queens university belfast sheffield hallam university ukoln university college cork university of bath university of bristol university of cambridge university of east anglia university of glasgow university of kent university of manchester university of salford university of southampton university of strathclyde university of ulster iwmw content management database e-business e-government e-learning infrastructure personalisation search technology url usability web development web services xml xslt Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 830 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 28: Ariadne's Thread http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/editorial#author1">Marieke Napier</a> reviews recent developments on the cultural front and the contents of issue 28.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here in the UK we are living in the aftermath of the recent General election. Although apathy was the order of the day and few seats actually changed hands, important changes have been made that are worth mentioning here in<i> Ariadne</i>. In a Cabinet reshuffle the government has replaced the previous Culture secretary, Chris Smith, with Tessa Jowell, formerly a minister of state in the Department for Education and Employment. Working alongside her in the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) will be Tessa Blackstone, also a previous minister in the DFEE.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 editorial marieke guy british library d-lib magazine jisc oai oxford brookes university queens university belfast ukoln university of oxford agora dner elib inspiral sosig accessibility collection description database digital library dublin core e-learning graphics metadata personalisation preservation raster graphics research resource discovery rslp software svg url vector graphics web development xml Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 790 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/planet-sosig#author1">Karen Ford</a> examines The Resource Guide, which aims to provide staff and students in HE with an overview of electronic services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 align="center" id="The_Resource_Guide_for_the_Social_Sciences">The Resource Guide for the Social Sciences</h2> <p><center><br /> <h3 id="http:www.jisc.ac.uksubjectsocsci">http://www.jisc.ac.uk/subject/socsci/</h3> <p></p></center> </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Karen Ford</strong> describes the new Resource Guide for Social Scientists, which aims to provide a user-friendly overview of the electronic services available for UK social scientists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 regular column karen ford british library ilrt jisc queens university belfast university of bath university of bristol university of warwick bibliographic data copyright data database digital library dissemination framework higher education knowledge management research url Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 611 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Your Way: Queen's University Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/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="/issue11/down-your-way#author1">Isobel Stark</a> visits the Victorian and 20th-century splendours of the Queen's Univerity, Belfast.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sunday 6 July, the Royal Ulster Constabulary was under attack on the Lower Ormeau Road, Belfast. The following day, less than a mile away, the RUC band was playing at the Graduation Garden Party at The Queen's University of Belfast. The contrast between the conservation area of the Victorian university and the squat red-brick terraces of the Lower Ormeau Road could not be greater, yet they are both typical, in their own way, of life in the province.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/down-your-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue11 regular column isobel stark jisc queens university belfast talis ukoln university of bath accessibility information retrieval opac open access research standards Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 391 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk CAIN http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/cain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/cain#author1">Martin Melaugh</a> reports on a site devoted to the Northern Ireland conflict.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/cain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 project update martin melaugh jisc queens university belfast university of ulster cain elib archives copyright video Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 314 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk How to Grow Gossamer and Keep It Untangled http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/web-guild <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/web-guild#author1">George Munroe</a> describes the experiences in establishing a large institutional web site.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Note: The Web Pages for the Queen's Webmasters Guild can be found at <a href="http://boris.qub.ac.uk/webmasters/"> http://boris.qub.ac.uk/webmasters/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/web-guild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article george munroe apple australian national university bbc ncsa queens university belfast university college london browser copyright database ftp gopher graphics html java mac os mailbase repositories software url web browser web services Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 190 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DESIRE: Development of a European Service for Information on Research and Education http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/desire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/desire#author1">Klaas Wierenga</a>, the director of DESIRE, describes this pan-European project in which the academic network services of the UK have a large stake.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.nic.surfnet.nl/surfnet/projects/desire"><b>D</b>esire</a> is a large, pan- European co-operative development project to promote the use of the World Wide Web (WWW) in the European research community. The project has attracted substantial funding from the European Union's Fourth Framework Programme.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/desire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update klaas wierenga lund university newcastle university queens university belfast university of bristol sosig access control authentication cache cataloguing copyright data framework html infrastructure multimedia research search technology standards usability Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 156 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Netlinks Symposium http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue4/netlinks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue4/netlinks#author1">Sarah Ashton</a> reports from the Netlinks Symposium, organised by the Netlinks eLib project and the Department of Information Studies in the University of Sheffield.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue4/netlinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue4 event report sarah ashton de montfort university newcastle university open university queens university belfast university of northumbria at newcastle university of sheffield copyright framework higher education infrastructure mobile png research sgml software standards videoconferencing Thu, 18 Jul 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 118 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk