Overview of content related to 'standards' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15864/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=alison%20mcnab&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Supporting Material for Database Training, or 'Here’s One I Prepared Earlier' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/training <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/training#author1">Alison McNab</a> looks at the wealth of resources available for trainers provided by the information service and content providers within JISC-supported services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Subject librarians will recognise the following situation: you have spent years trying to persuade Department X to let you run some information skills training for their students, but they’ve always said <i>No</i>! Suddenly you get a phone call asking you to provide training next Tuesday afternoon. You know that you’re being asked to “babysit” and in an ideal world you would negotiate a more sensible time that suited the students’ learning experience. However, you also realise that if you turn this opportunity down you may never be asked again!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article alison mcnab ahds edina eduserv jisc kings college london loughborough university mimas tasi university of oxford vads dner eevl niss sosig zetoc archives bibliographic data copac data database further education html jstor licence multimedia research resource discovery rtf search technology standards url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 797 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Never Mind the Quality, Check the Badge-Width! http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/quality-ratings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/quality-ratings#author1">Alison McNab</a>, <a href="/issue9/quality-ratings#author2">Betsy Anagnostelis</a> and <a href="/issue9/quality-ratings#author3">Alison Cooke</a> compare and contrast the methods used to identify and indicate which Internet-based resources are of high "quality".</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>How does the World Health Organization rate compared to Medical Students for Choice (a reproductive health rights group)? How do the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention score across a range of review services? As commentators begin to question the value of much of the information currently available on the Internet, how helpful are stars, badges or seals of approval (SOAPs) in identifying quality resources? Is a "Cool site of the moment", an accolade that literally changes every moment, of any real use?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/quality-ratings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 feature article alison cooke alison mcnab betsy anagnostelis loughborough university microsoft university of wales eevl elib omni project sosig cataloguing database html internet explorer metadata pics research search technology soap standards Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 309 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk