Overview of content related to 'bibliographic database' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1581/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en The Performance-based Funding Model: Creating New Research Databases in Sweden and Norway http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/eriksson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/eriksson#author1">Leif Eriksson</a> describes how the introduction of Performance-based Research Funding Systems (PRFS) has created new forms of research databases in Sweden and Norway.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The introduction of Performance-based Research Funding Systems (PRFS) models has helped to set the focus on scientific publishing since this is one of the major indicators for measuring research output. As a secondary result, it has also forced the countries that have introduced a model that is not solely based on citations to create a new form of research database; the national portal for scientific literature.</p> <p>Even in countries that have not adapted a PRFS model, these forms of portals are common. In Sweden, the national database has been the result of local universities’ and Higher Education institutions’ efforts towards a mutual search interface to the different local repositories that have emerged.&nbsp; The repositories are sometimes created to support a local funding model, but the most common reason is simply to disseminate scientific publishing.</p> <p>The contribution of publications that cannot be found in the international citation indexes are substantial even for peer-reviewed publications especially for literature in the Humanities and the Social Sciences but also in Natural Sciences by adding a lot of conference papers that would otherwise not be recognised.&nbsp; This can be seen as a side-effect of the discussions on the introduction of PRFS models. Even if not all publications meet the criteria to be recognised as scientific, a significant number of them are still added to the base of publications that can be analysed from a PRFS perspective.</p> <p>The incentive to disseminate search results is the other driving force for the national catalogues and, in this case, the portals are playing an important role since many of the publications mainly written in domestic languages are otherwise seldom visible to other researchers and the public.</p> <h2 id="Background">Background</h2> <p>The change in the Higher Education landscape has been significant over the last decades. One of the major changes has been the introduction of performance-based research funding systems (PRFS) starting with the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in the United Kingdom in 1986 [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p>The incentive offered by a PRFS model is that it overturns the allocation of funding often based on historical grounds which are no longer valid. It can also be considered as a part of an orientation towards more effective management of the public sector, based on principles derived from the private sector. The central idea in this transformation is the drive to increase productivity without adding resources to the system, while replacing traditional command-and-control systems with market-style incentives [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p>Publications are playing a more and more important role in the process of evaluating research and also as an indicator in the performance-based research funding systems (PRFS). Of 14 countries which were identified as having PRFSs, at least 10 have publication output as an indicator of research quality [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p>The reason why publications are used as a PRFS indicator is that the latter measures the output of research both quantitatively and qualitatively. Moreover, those publication data are easily found in bibliographic databases.&nbsp; However, the introduction of an indicator for publications has not been without controversy in the countries that have adopted PRFS. The resulting discussions have generally focused on two main issues:</p> <ol> <li>Should publications be used as a first-order or a second-order indicator?</li> <li>Which data source would best reflect the research output in a particular country?</li> </ol> <p>OECD launched a report on various PRFS models in 2010 including a systematic exposition of the different indicators being used [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Publications are often found among the first-order indicators which are aimed directly at measuring research performance. This can be done by simply counting publications in relation to the number of research staff of a certain institution but the common practice is to add a qualitative element, either by ranking of publication channels as occurs in Denmark and Norway, or by citation analysis as operates in Belgium, that is, in the Flemish community, and Sweden.</p> <p>Second-order indicators are based on indexes instead of direct measurements. These indexes are often created as a reaction to the methodological difficulties when dealing with citation analysis. The best known indexes are Journal Impact Factor (JIF) which measures a journal’s impact through the number of citations its articles receive, and H-index which is often used on an individual level when comparing the citation history of different authors. However, both indicators are simplifications of more complex structures and have been criticised when being used for research assessment purposes [<a href="#4">4</a>].</p> <p>The second question has created even more controversy in those countries which have adopted a PRFS model. When deciding on which database would best support the publication indicator, the issue as to which type of publications should be counted immediately comes to the fore.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/eriksson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 feature article leif eriksson oracle uppsala university worldcat aggregation bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing data database dissemination doi higher education national library open access portal rae repositories research search technology ssh visualisation Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:38:13 +0000 lisrw 2465 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Trove: Innovation in Access to Information in Australia http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/holley <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/holley#author1">Rose Holley</a> describes a major development in the Australian national digital information infrastructure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In late 2009 the National Library of Australia released version 1 of Trove [<a href="#1">1</a>] to the public. Trove is a free search engine. It searches across a large aggregation of Australian content. The treasure is over 90 million items from over 1000 libraries, museums, archives and other organisations which can be found at the click of a button. Finding information just got easier for many Australians. Exploring a wealth of resources and digital content like never before, including full-text books, journals and newspaper articles, images, music, sound, video, maps, Web sites, diaries, letters, archives, people and organisations has been an exciting adventure for users and the service has been heavily used. Finding and retrieving instantly information in context; interacting with content and social engagement are core features of the service. This article describes Trove features, usage, content building, and its applications for contributors and users in the national context.</p> <h2 id="Opportunities_for_Libraries">Opportunities for Libraries</h2> <p>I see tremendous opportunities for libraries this year because of advances in technology. The changes in technology mean that anyone can create, describe or recommend content, which means that many people and organisations are becoming librarians or libraries in their own way. Librarians should not be threatened or dismayed by this but rather encouraged, since it means that society is retaining its ongoing interest in the creation, organisation and dissemination of content, and we have an integral role to play in these developments. Libraries and librarians are relevant more than ever in this environment because we have vast amounts of data and information to share, a huge amount of information expertise, and an understanding of how technology can assist us in making information more accessible.</p> <p>We need to have new ideas and re-examine our old ideas to see how technology can help us. What things have we always wanted to do that we couldn't before, like providing a single point of access to all Australian information? Is this still pie in the sky or can we now achieve it? Libraries need to think big. As Charles Leadbeater would say 'Libraries need to think they are leading a mass movement, not just serving a clientele.' [<a href="#2">2</a>] Librarians are often thought of as gatekeepers with the emphasis being on closed access, but technology enables gatekeepers to open doors as well as close them and this is the opportunity I see. However many institutions will need to change their strategic thinking from control/shut to free/open before they can make this transition, and take a large dose of courage as well. The American author Harriet Rubin says, 'Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.' [<a href="#3">3</a>] The National Library of Australia already took this step forward in 2008 with the advent of the Australian Newspapers beta service, which opened up the raw text of digitised Australian newspapers to the public for improvement, without moderation on a mass scale [<a href="#4">4</a>]. With a long history of collaboration across the Australian cultural heritage sector [<a href="#5">5</a>] with regard to digitisation, storage, and service delivery, the National Library of Australia is well placed to take the lead with innovation in access to information.</p> <p>Some people may say, 'But isn't Google doing that, so why do we still need libraries?' There is no question in my mind that libraries are fundamentally different from Google and other similar services. Libraries are different to Google for these reasons: they commit to provide long-term preservation, curation and access to their content; they have no commercial motives in the provision of information (deemed by various library acts); they aim for universal access to everyone in society; and they are 'free for all'. To summarise: libraries are always and forever. Who can say that of a search engine, or of any commercial organisation, regardless of size?</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/holley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 feature article rose holley amazon british library google national library of australia oai open library wikipedia aggregation api archives bibliographic data bibliographic database browser copyright curation data database digitisation dissemination doc dublin core facebook flickr ftp google books identifier infrastructure lucene marc metadata mysql national library oai-pmh ocr open archives initiative persistent identifier preservation research resource sharing rss search technology tagging twitter usability video youtube Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1563 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Research Libraries and the Power of the Co-operative http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> considers the 'co-operative imperative' upon research libraries, and describes the work which the former Research Libraries Group is undertaking as part of OCLC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>RLG Programs became part of OCLC in the summer of 2006. In November of last year, RLG Programs announced the appointment of a European Director, John MacColl. This article explains the rationale behind the combination of RLG with the OCLC Office of Research, and describes the work programme of the new Programs and Research Group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article john maccoll amazon google ifla library association microsoft oai oclc worldcat aggregation archives bibliographic control bibliographic data bibliographic database blog cataloguing collection development content management copyright data data mining data set database digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dspace dublin core ead ebook ejournal facebook flickr framework google scholar graphics identifier infrastructure institutional repository interoperability library management systems marc metadata multimedia national library oai-pmh open access preservation repositories research resource sharing search engine optimisation search technology software standardisation standards vocabularies youtube Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1391 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 51: Democratising Cultural Heritage http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne 51.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having emerged from the political arguments of the 1990s about what culture could be funded and whether it was better to fund soccer or opera, we have moved into an age where, in the UK at least, there are arguments as to what actually constitutes British culture. Fortunately more people are deciding to do culture for themselves than remain passive witnesses to the pundits' debate. The place where they are doing it is online and they are not waiting to see whether their offering attracts the experts' approval - and sometimes, admittedly, one might argue more's the pity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 editorial richard waller jisc microsoft ukoln university of leeds w3c citeulike preserv accessibility authentication bibliographic data bibliographic database blog copyright database e-learning e-research framework html information architecture infrastructure openid opera passwords portal provenance repositories research rss search technology software uri video virtual research environment web 2.0 youtube Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1304 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Citeulike: A Researcher's Social Bookmarking Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/emamy-cameron <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/emamy-cameron#author1">Kevin Emamy</a> and <a href="/issue51/emamy-cameron#author2">Richard Cameron</a> describe a tool that helps researchers gather, collect and share papers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v3 where the ref 4 is suppressed since information on the projects mentioned not provided by publication date: references were re-ordered don to 6 REW --><!-- v3 where the ref 4 is suppressed since information on the projects mentioned not provided by publication date: references were re-ordered don to 6 REW --><p>This article describes Citeulike, a fusion of Web-based social bookmarking services and traditional bibliographic management tools. It discusses how Citeulike turns the linear 'gather, collect, share' process inherent in academic research into a circular 'gather, collect, share and network' process, enabling the sharing and discovery of academic literature and research papers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/emamy-cameron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 feature article kevin emamy richard cameron amazon google ieee citeulike wikipedia archives bibliographic data bibliographic database bibliographic record blog browser data data mining data set database google analytics jstor linux metadata opac open source portal research rss search technology social software software standards tagging url web 2.0 web browser web services Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1311 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk How the Use of Standards Is Transforming Australian Digital Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/campbell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/campbell#author1">Debbie Campbell</a> explains how the exploitation of recent standards has allowed the National Library of Australia to digitise its collections and host federated search services and provide an improved service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Library of Australia (NLA) has been able to achieve new business practices such as digitising its collections and hosting federated search services by exploiting recent standards including the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), handles for persistent identification, and metadata schemas for new types of content. Each instantiation of the OAI-PMH opens up new ways of creating and managing our digital libraries while making them more accessible for learning, teaching and research purposes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/campbell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article debbie campbell google national library of australia national library of new zealand oai oclc ukoln university of queensland ebank uk eprints uk aacr2 archives bibliographic data bibliographic database browser cataloguing data database digital archive digital library dublin core e-science eprints framework handle system higher education html identifier infrastructure lcsh marc marc21 metadata national library oai-pmh open access open archives initiative persistent identifier preservation preservation metadata repositories research resource discovery schema search technology software standards thesaurus uri url Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1084 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Targeting Academic Research With Southampton's Institutional Repository http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/hey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/hey#author1">Jessie Hey</a> describes how user needs have influenced the evolutionary development of 'e-Prints Soton' as the University of Southampton Research Repository.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The University of Southampton has been one of the pioneers of open access to academic research, particularly, in the tireless advocacy of Professor Stevan Harnad and in the creation of the <a href="http://software.eprints.org/">EPrints software</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>], as a vehicle for creating open access archives (or repositories) for research. These activities have been supported by a long-standing programme of research into digital libraries, hypermedia, and scholarly communication.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/hey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 feature article jessie hey arl jisc library association lund university oai university of edinburgh university of southampton ebank uk gnu repec archives bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing copyright data database digital library dissemination e-learning e-research eprints framework further education higher education html infrastructure institutional repository metadata mp3 multimedia national library open access open archives initiative open source plain text rae repositories research search technology software standards vocabularies Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1057 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/biome#author1">Donald Mackay</a>, <a href="/issue36/biome#author2">Rod Ward</a> and <a href="/issue36/biome#author3">Jenny Hall</a> provide us with the first of a series of bulletins on developments within the BIOME area of activity.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Wellcome Trust and BIOME are pleased to announce the launch of<em> <a href="http://psci-com.org.uk/pscicomlit/">p</a></em><a href="http://psci-com.org.uk/pscicomlit/">sci-com<em>lit</em></a>, a new bibliographic database that can be found on the psci-com gateway. The database has been developed to provide a searchable source of journal, newspaper and book references on science communication, public engagement with science and the wider issues of science in society. Accessing <em>p</em>sci-com<em>lit </em> is free of charge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 regular column donald mackay jenny hall rod ward university of nottingham university of oxford university of sheffield wellcome library wellcome trust nmap adobe bibliographic data bibliographic database copyright database digital library url Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 973 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Features in a Portal? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/butters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/butters#author1">Geoff Butters</a> analyses the features found in various types of portal, and includes a comparison with the planned features for the JISC Subject Portals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>EDNER - the formative evaluation of the UK higher education sector's Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) - is a three-year project being undertaken by the Centre for Research in Library &amp; Information Management (CERLIM) at the Manchester Metropolitan University and the Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology (CSALT) at Lancaster University.&nbsp; One strand of the project is to undertake an evaluation of the JISC Subject Portals.&nbsp; As part of that work a systematic investigation of portal features was undertaken in the summer of 2002 to help develop a profile </p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/butters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article geoff butters arl cerlim cilip google information today jisc manchester metropolitan university microsoft ukoln university of bath university of washington dner subject portals project archives bibliographic data bibliographic database browser copyright data database e-learning ejournal higher education html instant messaging java javascript mis network service opac personalisation portal research resource discovery search technology sms software standards url web browser web portal zip Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 945 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: Search Me! http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> supplies guidance on the large range of available EEVL search options.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background">Background</h3> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Internet guide for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is an award-winning free service, which provides quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet. It is created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK, lead by Heriot Watt University.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 regular column roddy macleod heriot-watt university jisc eevl gnu sosig bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing database ejournal free software further education graphics licence resource discovery rss search technology url xml z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 930 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL-ution to a Portal http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Roddy Macleod on the hub's 'EEVL-ution' to a portal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is an award-winning free service, which provides quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet. It is created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK, lead by Heriot Watt University.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 regular column roddy macleod heriot-watt university jisc library association nottingham trent university ukoln university of birmingham w3c eevl failte bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing data database doc further education interoperability java metadata namespace personalisation portal rdf research resource discovery rss search technology standards syndication url xml z39.50 Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 875 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OpenResolver: A Simple OpenURL Resolver http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/resolver <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/resolver#author1">Andy Powell</a> describes UKOLN's OpenResolver, a freely available demonstration OpenURL resolver.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article provides a brief introduction to the deployment and use of the OpenURL [<a href="#1">1</a>] [<a href="#2">2</a>] by walking through a few simple examples using UKOLN's OpenResolver, a demonstration OpenURL resolution service [<a href="#3">3</a>]. The intention is to demonstrate the ability of OpenURL resolvers to provide context-sensitive, extended services based on the metadata embedded in OpenURLs and to describe the construction of simple OpenURL resolver software.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/resolver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article andy powell alt amazon d-lib magazine google niso ukoln university of bath dner gnu jisc information environment bibliographic data bibliographic database browser cataloguing cookie copac database digital object identifier doi framework ftp gif google search handle system html identifier internet explorer javascript licence metadata opac openurl perl search technology sfx software standardisation url web browser Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 801 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Roddy Macleod manager of the EEVL project explains the new profile, new office: and coming soon: a new service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is a free service, and is funded by JISC through the <a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">Resource Discovery Network</a> (RDN).</p> <h3 id="New_profile">New profile</h3> <p>In previous Ariadne columns I have introduced EEVL as "the UK guide to quality engineering information on the Internet". From the background information above, you will see that it is now referred to as the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. Why the change, and, for those who may have heard of it, what has happened to 'EMC'?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 regular column roddy macleod cranfield university heriot-watt university imperial college london jisc nottingham trent university sheffield hallam university university of birmingham university of manchester university of sheffield university of ulster dner eevl failte sosig bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing database e-learning ejournal portal resource discovery search technology software standards url Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 756 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News Nuggets http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> and <a href="/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html#author2">Linda Kerr</a> with news relating to the EMC Hubs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background">Background</h3> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a>: the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library, is the UK-based, free guide to engineering information on the Internet.</p> <h3 id="Recent_news">Recent news</h3> <p>In the last issue of Ariadne I reported on a number of recent EEVL developments. &nbsp; Once again, I am very pleased to use this forum to announce some more new features.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 regular column linda kerr roddy macleod cranfield university heriot-watt university eevl bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing research search technology subject heading Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 709 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/news <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> <h2 id="Foraging_for_a_Good_Read:_Book_Forager_Goes_Live">Foraging for a Good Read: Book Forager Goes Live</h2> <p><br />It is August 2000; the UK is enjoying the driest, sunniest summer this century. You are in the library trying to find a book which isunorthodox, very realistic but also quite funny, set in Spain. You go over to the public access terminal and input details of the kind of read you need to match your mood, and the computer comes up with ten suggestions for you to try.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 news and events philip hunter birmingham city university british library cranfield university jisc jisc collections library of congress mpeg oxford university press south bank university university of oxford dner archives bibliographic data bibliographic database data database digital audio digital library digitisation further education geospatial data gif gis higher education jpeg library management systems licence mp3 preservation realaudio research software standards thesaurus url wav Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 719 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Have the CLUMPs Ever Done for Us? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/stubley <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/stubley#author1">Peter Stubley</a> puts the CLUMPs in perspective.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p align="">&nbsp;</p> <p align="">Terminology appears to have played a large part in the work associated with virtual union catalogues. We have had three years of dealing with new and slightly odd terms and only time will tell whether or not the curious word ‘clump’ becomes established in the library lexicon or whether it is simply a minor blip in cataloguing, networking and service history. Rather like the term UKLDS.</p> <p align="">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/stubley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 feature article peter stubley british library jisc oclc university of sheffield dner elib accessibility bath profile bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing copac data database interoperability marc research resource discovery resource sharing rslp schema search technology software standards url vocabularies z39.50 Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 681 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News Nuggets http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/eevl/ariadne2.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/eevl/ariadne2.html#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the use of third-party web services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background">Background</h3> <p>EEVL: the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library, is the UK-based, free gateway to engineering information on the Internet.&nbsp; It is part of the&nbsp;<a name="2"></a>EMC Hub, which in turn is part of the&nbsp;<a name="3"></a>Resource Discovery Network (RDN), a national initiative to provide effective access to high quality Internet resources for the UK learning and research communities..&nbsp; EEVL is a&nbsp;<a name="4"></a>JISC funded service.</p> <h3 id="Recent_news">Recent news</h3> <p>There seems to be quite a lot of news to report from the EEVL camp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/eevl/ariadne2.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 tooled up brian kelly cranfield university edina heriot-watt university jisc eevl archives bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing database ejournal portal portfolio research resource discovery search technology Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 689 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: 'Not a Success' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Roddy Macleod embarks on a tendentious argument.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is fairly common practice for anyone writing about a service or project with which they are involved to emphasise its benefits, popularity and plus points, and so perhaps the title of this article <i>EEVL 'not a success' </i>may seem a little abstruse and may even have grabbed your attention. If that's the case, let me explain what I mean by "EEVL 'not a success'".</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 regular column roddy macleod edina heriot-watt university jisc ukoln university of bath eevl elib bibliographic data bibliographic database copyright data database dissemination ejournal higher education resource discovery search technology url Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 639 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL Eye on Engineering http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The EEVL Team explore Internet Resources in Petroleum Engineering and Electronics, take a glance at engineering resources in Australia and South East Asia and give the latest news from the EEVL service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here are four updates relevant to the EEVL project.</p> <h2 id="EEVL_Update">EEVL Update</h2> <p align="right"><em>Linda Kerr, EEVL</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column roddy macleod brunel university distributed systems technology centre edina heriot-watt university monash university nottingham trent university queensland university of technology university of melbourne university of queensland university of surrey eevl adobe archives bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing data database ejournal geospatial data gis graphics hypertext javascript licence preservation research resource discovery search technology software url web resources Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 591 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk BIDS Begets Ingenta http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/bids-ingenta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The University of Bath concluded an agreement to sign over the ownership of BIDS to a new organisation known as ingenta ltd, while still retaining a substantial share. <a href="/issue18/bids-ingenta#author1">Terry Morrow</a> looks at the implications of the change, and reviews the latest developments in the services offered.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/bids-ingenta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article terry morrow jisc university of bath elib nesli adobe authentication bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing data database file format higher education javascript licence research search technology sgml telnet url usability Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 561 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/news <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 href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 news and events philip hunter ahds open university university of bath university of southampton elib authentication bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing data database higher education hypertext infrastructure intranet licence preservation research resource sharing url Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 578 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ILL: Interlibrary Loan Protocol http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/ill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue16/ill#author1">Lyndon Pugh</a> and <a href="/issue16/ill#author2">Chris Rusbridge</a> on the National Library of Australia's ILL utility.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p align="LEFT">The National Library of Australia has selected Fretwell-Downing's OLIB VDX, the same product chosen by the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee's LIDDA (Local Interlending and Document Delivery Administration) Project as the heart of the new interlending and document delivery support services for the nation's libraries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/ill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue16 project update chris rusbridge lyndon pugh british library iso national library of australia elib open library bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing copac data higher education internet explorer library management systems national library search technology software z39.50 Sat, 18 Jul 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 513 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: Regard http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue14/planet-sosig#author1">Sue Timmis</a> introduces REGARD, a new research database now available on the World Wide Web.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 align="LEFT" nowrap="nowrap" id="Introduction">Introduction</h3> <p align="LEFT">REGARD <a href="#ref1">[1]</a> is a fully functional bibliographic database of ESRC <a href="#ref2">[2]</a> (Economic and Social Research Council) research awards and all associated publications and products. It is publicly available on the World Wide Web without subscription and uses keyword searching, available at two levels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue14 regular column sue timmis sun microsystems university of bristol university of edinburgh bibliographic data bibliographic database browser data data set database marc opac research search technology software standards telnet url web browser z39.50 Thu, 19 Mar 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 472 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Lesser of Two EEVLs? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue12/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a>, EEVL Project Manager (Information), describes plans for EEVL.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue12 feature article roddy macleod heriot-watt university nottingham trent university eevl archives bibliographic data bibliographic database database ejournal information retrieval research search technology software url Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 412 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Consortium and Site Licensing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/consortium <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue12/consortium#author1">Jim Huntingford</a> reports from the Consortium and Site Licensing Seminar organised by the United Kingdom Serials Group.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/consortium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue12 event report jim huntingford hefce jisc newcastle university university college london university of abertay dundee university of hull university of york aggregation archives authentication bibliographic data bibliographic database cd-rom copyright data database ejournal framework higher education html licence software standardisation Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 430 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: ALISS and IRISS http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue11/planet-sosig#author1">Debra Hiom</a> on recent developments and happenings with ALISS, IRISS, and SOSIG.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue11 regular column debra hiom ilrt iriss university of glamorgan university of manchester university of warwick sosig bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing copac data set database html mailbase metadata research search technology Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 397 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Clifford Lynch in Interview http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/clifford <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue10/clifford#author1">Clifford Lynch</a>, the Executive Director of CNI, was interviewed by John Kirriemuir at the Metadata: What Is It? workshop on 18 June 1997. Clifford shares some views on mirroring, caching, metadata, Z39.50 and how he sees his role in CNI.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Z39.50 has been around for a long time, now - why do you think it has not been assimilated into networked retrieval applications and technologies to the extent of e.g. CD-ROMs, the Web?</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/clifford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue10 feature article clifford lynch john kirriemuir arl british library cni coalition for networked information oclc ukoln authentication bibliographic data bibliographic database browser cache cd-rom copyright data database dublin core framework ftp information retrieval infrastructure library management systems metadata pics research search technology software web browser z39.50 Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 343 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/eevl#author1">Linda Kerr</a> introduces a project from the Access to Network Resources section of the eLib programme which takes a holistic approach to providing access to high quality on-line engineering resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>EEVL <a href="#REF1">[1]</a> is approaching the end of its two-year funding from JISC as part of the eLib Project. We have applied for a further twelve months of precious funding to enable us to carry on providing and developing our services, to tie in with other three-year Subject Based Information Gateway projects such as SOSIG <a href="#REF2">[2]</a> and ADAM <a href="#REF3">[3]</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 project update linda kerr edinburgh napier university heriot-watt university imperial college london jisc nottingham trent university university of cambridge university of edinburgh eevl elib sosig bibliographic data bibliographic database database dissemination ejournal search technology software Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 312 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Future of Digitising at the State Library of Victoria, Australia http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/digitising <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/digitising#author1">Catherine Herman</a> and <a href="/issue9/digitising#author2">Indra Kurzeme</a> discuss the multimedia source project, set within the context of the pro-multimedia State of Victora, Australia.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/digitising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 project update catherine herman indra kurzeme accessibility bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing copyright data database digital library html infrastructure jpeg marc metadata multimedia preservation real audio repositories search technology software standards url video Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 322 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review: The Student's Guide to the Internet by Ian Winship and Alison McNab http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/students-guide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/students-guide#author1">Ian Winship</a> and <a href="/issue5/students-guide#author2">Alison McNab</a> publish cut-price guide, aimed at all students, to the Internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Release Date: October 1996<br />Price: 7.99<br />ISBN: 1 85604 2073</p> <p>This is the first Internet handbook written specifically for university and college students. It aims to provide FE and HE users with an accessible introduction to the Internet and what it has on offer for them, demonstrating particular methods and explaining which procedures and sources are important. Using a practical presentation style, the emphasis throughout is on the specific needs of the student. Topics covered include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/students-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 news and events alison mcnab ian winship bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing database gopher telnet Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 182 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk