Overview of content related to 'edinburgh napier university' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/15979/0?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Developing Research Excellence and Methods (DREaM) Project Launch Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/lis-rc-dream-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/lis-rc-dream-rpt#author1">Ray Harper</a> reports on a one-day conference which launched the DREaM Project, held by the Library and Information Science Research Coalition in London on 19 July 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The DREaM (Developing Research Excellence and Methods) Conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] was held at the British Library Conference Centre in London in July 2011. The conference was attended by 86 delegates, and consisted of an overview of the DREaM Project, two keynote papers, a one-minute madness session, and four parallel breakout sessions. I had the opportunity to attend as a sponsored delegate, thanks to Glen Recruitment, Sue Hill Recruitment and TFPL.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/lis-rc-dream-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 event report ray harper american library association bbc british library cilip edinburgh napier university imperial college london indiana university information today loughborough university nhs northumbria university university college cork university of cambridge university of oxford university of sheffield lis research coalition blog cookie data dissemination framework information society knowledge management metadata open access repositories research search technology social networks taxonomy Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:59:05 +0000 lisrw 2237 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Evidence, Value and Impact: The LIS Research Landscape in 2010 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/lisrc10-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/lisrc10-rpt#author1">Stephanie Kenna</a> reports on the Library and Information Science Research Coalition conference, held at the British Library on 28 June 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having been involved in developing the concept of a coalition for research in Library and Information Science (LIS) since 2006, it was with both pride and excitement that I took my place in the British Library's auditorium on Monday 28 June. There was a buzz of anticipation. We were not disappointed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/lisrc10-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 event report stephanie kenna british library cilip edinburgh napier university jisc loughborough university mla research information network university college london lis research coalition archives blog data e-learning framework higher education information architecture information retrieval iphone research search technology twitter usability video wiki Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1572 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Information Science in Transition http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews an edited volume published to commemorate the founding of the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v3. 2010-05-19-13-35 REW updating with minor edits from author --><!-- v3. 2010-05-19-13-35 REW updating with minor edits from author --><p>Until it joined with the Library Association in 2002 to form the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Institute of Information Scientists was a professional organisation for those primarily working in scientific and technical information work. The chapters in this volume were first published in 2008 as a special issue of the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> to commemorate the founding of the institute in 1958. In accordance with this, many of the chapters provide a retrospective - sometimes even anecdotal - overview of developments in information science in the UK since the 1950s. While the approach of the volume is thematic, a major focus is on key initiatives and individuals, the latter including such luminaries as Jason Farradane, Cyril Cleverden and Karen Spärk Jones.</p> <p>Following a guest editorial by Brian Vickery, there are sixteen chapters in the book. While each chapter stands alone, conceptually the volume moves - with some exceptions - from largely retrospective reviews of past progress in information science by scholars of the older generation to overviews of current trends and technologies by their younger colleagues. Vickery's editorial tries to place information science in its historical context, explaining how the advent of digital computers and the Internet has transformed the discipline dramatically while simultaneously making its future more uncertain. This is also a view articulated by several of the volume contributors.</p> <p>The opening chapter is an attempt by Jack Meadows to discern the main research themes in UK information science over the past 50 years. A survey of the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> and other journals showed that the predominant theme was information retrieval, but that there was also important research being undertaken into information seeking, communication and bibliometrics. The chapter also tries to delineate some of the factors affecting information science research in the UK, for example noting the negative consequences of the demise of the old British Library Research and Development Department in the 1990s [<a href="#1">1</a>]. He concludes, however, on a positive note, pointing out that 'activities that were relatively marginal decades ago - such as automated information retrieval - are now at the heart of major growth industries' (p. 17). He also notes that the widening interest in information science concepts has brought in researchers from other disciplines - which is probably one of the key lessons of the whole book. In the second chapter, David Bawden (City University) again uses the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> as a means of exploring the development of the information science discipline itself, focusing on the underlying philosophical bases of the subject proposed by scholars like Bertie Brookes and Jason Farradane.</p> <p>The third chapter is by Stella Dextre Clarke. This is a retrospective of fifty years of knowledge organisation work in the information science domain that takes a partly anecdotal approach, attempting to illustrate 'how it felt to work in those times' (p. 45). Perhaps the best aspect of this is that it enables Dextre Clarke to give the reader a feel for what information retrieval could be like in the card-based pre-computer age. The chapter opens with a brief overview of the state of subject classification in the late 1950s, noting the continued practical predominance of enumerative schemes like the Dewey Decimal Classification while the theoreticians S. R. Ranganathan and Henry E. Bliss were still working away developing their (then) revolutionary ideas of 'faceted classification.' The focus then changes to the development of thesauri, noting the importance of Jean Aitchison's pioneering work on thesaurus construction. Dextre Clarke then provides a very brief overview of the role of controlled vocabularies in the early information retrieval tests conducted as part of the Aslib-Cranfield Research Project, a topic covered in more detail in the following chapter. Finally, moving to the present day, Dextre Clarke notes the continued importance of controlled vocabularies in the form of taxonomies and provides some pointers for a future Semantic Web.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 review michael day british library cilip edinburgh napier university indiana university library association london school of economics loughborough university microsoft stm ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of manchester university of sheffield university of wolverhampton citeulike bibliographic data bibliometrics blog controlled vocabularies copyright data data mining data set database dewey decimal digital library ejournal facebook flickr ict information retrieval institutional repository metadata national library open access privacy repositories research rss second life semantic web social software standards thesaurus twitter vocabularies web 2.0 wiki youtube Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1555 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Institutional Repositories and Their 'Other' Users: Usability Beyond Authors http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/mckay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/mckay#author1">Dana McKay</a> summarises the literature on the usability of institutional repositories, and points to directions for future work.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/mckay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 feature article dana mckay association of research libraries cornell university d-lib magazine edinburgh napier university google ifla oclc queensland university of technology swinburne university of technology university of cambridge university of southampton ebank uk romeo rosa archives content management copyright data database digital library digital repositories dspace electronic theses eprints framework google scholar higher education information retrieval infrastructure institutional repository metadata open access rae repositories research search technology software usability Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1330 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 Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Volume 36 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> takes a detailed look at the structure and content of this hardy annual.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>Annual Review of Information Science and Technology</em> (<em><a href="http://www.asis.org/Publications/ARIST/">ARIST</a> </em>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] will already be familiar to many readers of <em>Ariadne</em>. It 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 (<a href="http://www.asis.org/">ASIST</a>) [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 review michael day edinburgh napier university google indiana university ukoln university college dublin university of bath university of wisconsin victoria university algorithm bibliometrics copyright data data mining database digital library geospatial data gis interoperability knowledge management machine learning metadata multimedia preservation privacy research resource discovery search technology semiotic text mining url usability visualisation Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 982 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Climbing the Scholarly Publishing Mountain With SHERPA http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/sherpa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/sherpa#author1">John MacColl</a> and <a href="/issue33/sherpa#author2">Stephen Pinfield</a> explore the SHERPA project, which is concentrating on making e-prints available online.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>JISC announced its FAIR Programme (Focus on Access to Institutional Resources) in January of this year. The central objective of the Programme is to test ways of releasing institutionally-produced content onto the web. FAIR describes its scope as:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/sherpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 feature article john maccoll stephen pinfield ahds birkbeck college british library cranfield university d-lib magazine edinburgh napier university elsevier ilrt jisc jisc collections loughborough university manchester metropolitan university oai oais oclc robert gordon university sherpa ukoln university college london university of aberdeen university of bath university of birmingham university of bristol university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of greenwich university of hull university of leeds university of london university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton university of strathclyde university of surrey university of york vads accessing the virtual museum daedalus dner harvesting the fitzwilliam jisc information environment accessibility archives cataloguing copyright data digital archive digital preservation dissemination dublin core electronic theses eprints further education higher education infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability licence metadata oai-pmh open access open archives initiative open source preservation repositories research rss search technology software standards url z39.50 Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 910 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OCLC-SCURL: Collaboration, Integration and Recombinant Potential http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/oclc-scurl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/oclc-scurl#author1">Pete Johnston</a> reports on the New Directions in Metadata conference, 15-16 August, in Edinburgh</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The problem of "navigating a rich and complex information landscape" took on a new dimension as I traversed Edinburgh's High Street on a bright Thursday morning at the height of the Festival. Fielding a barrage of enthusiastic invitations to attend a bewildering range of performances, I headed across town to the University for the "New Directions in Metadata" conference [<a href="#1">1</a>], organised jointly by OCLC [<a href="#2">2</a>] and SCURL [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/oclc-scurl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 event report pete johnston amazon british library edina edinburgh napier university google jisc oai oais oclc ukoln university of bath university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of strathclyde daedalus dner jisc information environment api application profile archives bibliographic data collection description content management controlled vocabularies data database digital library digital preservation eprints geospatial data gis information architecture institutional repository interoperability metadata mets named entity recognition ontologies open archives initiative personalisation preservation preservation metadata privacy repositories research resource discovery resource management rslp schema soap software standards url vle vocabularies web services Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 921 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: Size of Institutional Top Level Pages http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Web Watch: <a href="/issue28/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> looks at the size of institutional top level pages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is your University home page big, bold and brassy? Is it colourful and interactive, making use of new technologies in order to stand out from the crowd? Or is it mean and lean, with a simple design providing rapid download times and universal access?</p> <p>This survey of the size of the entry points for UK University and College entry points seeks an answer to these questions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 tooled up brian kelly canterbury christ church university central school of speech and drama de montfort university edinburgh college of art edinburgh napier university glasgow caledonian university glasgow school of art harper adams university college heriot-watt university imperial college london jisc kings college london kingston university leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics nottingham trent university open university robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college school of oriental and african studies sheffield hallam university south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of glamorgan university of hull university of oxford university of surrey university of wales university of west london archives copyright css data dhtml flash gif higher education html internet explorer javascript multimedia stylesheet swf url web services windows Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 811 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Electronic Resource Creation and Management at Scottish Universities http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/catriona <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue14/catriona#author1">Dennis Nicholson</a> and <a href="/issue14/catriona#author2">Martin Smith</a> describe the Catriona II project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/catriona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue14 project update dennis nicholson martin smith edinburgh napier university ibm ims microsoft elib g4 accessibility browser copyright dewey decimal dissemination dublin core gif graphics html infrastructure jpeg marc metadata rae research search technology url usability web browser web resources windows z39.50 Thu, 19 Mar 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 462 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Minotaur: Metadata -To Be, Or Not to Be (Catalogued) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/minotaur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue10/minotaur#author1">Gordon Dunsire</a> thinks that all is not rosy in the garden that is metadata, and wonders how it can assist cataloguing in a real-world sense.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue10/minotaur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue10 regular column gordon dunsire british library edinburgh napier university library of congress ukoln data ddc information retrieval lcsh metadata research schema search technology standards subject heading udc Fri, 18 Jul 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 373 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 Elvira 4: May 1997, Milton Keynes http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/elvira <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/elvira#author1">Ian Bloor</a> reports on the recently held Elvira (Electronic Library and Visual Information Research) event.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As regular readers of 'Ariadne' will know, the fourth annual ELVIRA conference has just taken place at Milton Keynes. The following article is based on my general impressions of the event. A more detailed and complete account can be found in the collected papers, which have been published by Aslib <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> . The 'extended abstracts' originally submitted for review are online at the ELVIRA Web site <a href="#fn2">[2]</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/elvira" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 event report ian bloor de montfort university edinburgh napier university griffith university london school of economics loughborough university ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of kent university of leeds university of stirling university of the west of england elib algorithm cache cataloguing copyright data database framework higher education hypertext identifier infrastructure licence multimedia ocr opac privacy research search technology software video windows Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 340 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk