Overview of content related to 'alt' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/16085/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Augmented Reality in Education: The SCARLET+ Experience http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/skilton-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author1">Laura Skilton</a>, <a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author2">Matt Ramirez</a>, <a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author3">Guyda Armstrong</a>, <a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author4">Rose Lock</a>, <a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author5">Jean Vacher</a> and <a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author6">Marie-Therese Gramstadt</a> describe augmented reality in education case studies from the University of Sussex and the University for the Creative Arts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote><p style="margin-left:36.0pt;">&nbsp;Augmented reality, a capability that has been around for decades, is shifting from what was once seen as a gimmick to a bona fide game-changer. [<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> </blockquote> <p>Augmented Reality (AR) has been listed in the Horizon Reports, key predictors of the potential impact of new technology on education. The 2011 Report [<a href="#1">1</a>] sparked the idea for an innovative project - SCARLET: Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/skilton-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 feature article guyda armstrong jean vacher laura skilton marie-therese gramstadt matt ramirez rose lock alt courtauld institute of art glasgow school of art jisc mimas museum of london university for the creative arts university of london university of manchester university of sussex university of the arts london vads jorum kaptur scarlet accessibility archives augmented reality blog copyright data data set digitisation e-learning firefox framework ftp graphics infrastructure internet explorer ipad mobile multimedia oer portal research search technology smartphone url video web browser windows wireless youtube Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:38:54 +0000 lisrw 2439 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 70 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/editorial#author1">The editor</a> introduces readers to the content of <em>Ariadne</em> Issue 70.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Issue 70 of <em>Ariadne </em>which is full to the brim with feature articles and a wide range of event reports and book reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 editorial richard waller alt amazon google hefce jisc portico rdwg ukoln university of oxford w3c ark project jisc information environment jusp liparm rdmrose web accessibility initiative wikipedia accessibility aggregation archives bs8878 controlled vocabularies data data management database digital curation digitisation ejournal framework higher education identifier internet explorer jstor licence metadata microsoft reporting services mobile open access perl portal preservation privacy raptor repositories research resource management schema search technology software standardisation standards sushi wcag web resources web services wiki xml xml schema Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:20:23 +0000 lisrw 2417 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 'Does He Take Sugar?': The Risks of Standardising Easy-to-read Language http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/kelly-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/kelly-et-al#author1">Brian Kelly</a>, <a href="/issue70/kelly-et-al#author2">Dominik Lukeš</a> and <a href="/issue70/kelly-et-al#author3">Alistair McNaught</a> highlight the risks of attempting to standardise easy-to-read language for online resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The idea that if we could only improve how we communicate, there would be less misunderstanding among people is as old as the hills. Historically, this notion has been expressed through things like school reform, spelling reform, publication of communication manuals, etc. The most radical expression of the desire for better understanding is the invention of a whole new artificial language with the intention of providing a universal language for humanity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/kelly-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article alistair mcnaught brian kelly dominik lukes alt alt-c bbc google jisc jisc techdis rdwg ukoln university of bath w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility algorithm blog bs8878 dissemination doi e-learning framework higher education internet explorer multimedia operating system research search technology software standards vocabularies wcag web 2.0 web resources Sat, 15 Dec 2012 15:18:25 +0000 lisrw 2431 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Seb Schmoller Replies http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/schmoller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Stepping down from his pivotal role as CEO at ALT, <a href="/issue70/schmoller#author1">Seb Schmoller</a> kindly answers a few questions from <em>Ariadne</em> on his perspective on online learning.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Ariadne</em>: Seb, please tell us a little about yourself.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/schmoller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article seb schmoller alt harvard university jisc sheffield college university of cambridge university of southampton yale university wikipedia adl archives blog content licence copyright course design e-learning further education higher education ict licence mooc research software twitter video Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:27:42 +0000 lisrw 2404 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Piloting Web Conferencing Software: Experiences and Challenges http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/prior-salter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/prior-salter#author1">Julian Prior</a> and <a href="/issue67/prior-salter#author2">Marie Salter</a> report on their experiences piloting Elluminate Live! at the University of Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><p>In the current fiscal climate faced by educational institutions in the UK, elearning tools and technologies that promise efficiency savings as well as enhancing the quality and quantity of course offerings are gaining popularity. One such technology is Web conferencing where lectures, seminars, meetings or presentations take place online and allow for remote participation and collaboration via audio, video, instant chat and a virtual 'whiteboard.'[<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/prior-salter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 feature article julian prior marie salter alt alt-c aston university blackboard google jisc open university qik ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of exeter university of hertfordshire university of winchester samson wikipedia adobe blog browser data e-learning elluminate firefox further education higher education internet explorer java licence mobile moodle multimedia oer open access open source operating system portfolio safari software streaming usb video vle web browser webinar windows Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1623 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 An Attack on Professionalism and Scholarship? Democratising Archives and the Production of Knowledge http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/flinn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/flinn#author1">Andrew Flinn</a> describes some recent developments in democratising the archive and asks whether these developments really deserve to be viewed as a threat to professional and academic standards.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 2, based on author responses to edited version; 2010-02-12-17-27-rew --><!-- version 2, based on author responses to edited version; 2010-02-12-17-27-rew --><p>This article was originally delivered as a paper for the 'Archives 2.0: Shifting Dialogues Between Users and Archivists' conference organised by the University of Manchester's ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) in March 2009. The paper came at an opportune time. I was absorbed in a research project examining independent and community archival initiatives in the UK and exploring the possibilities of user- (or community-)generated and contributed content for archives and historical research [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Furthermore I had just received referees' comments on a proposed research project examining the potential impact of the latter developments on professional archival practice. Whilst two of the reports were very positive, one was more than a little hostile. The reviewer was scathing about the focus of the proposed research on the democratisation of knowledge production, dismissing the notion as part of a short-term political agenda that was detrimental to the idea of scholarship and one with which the archive profession should not concern itself. In particular, scorn was reserved for the idea that, in future archive catalogues, many 'voices' might be enabled 'to supplement or even supplant the single, authoritative, professional voice', an idea which was described as being, <em>in extremis</em>, 'a frontal attack on professionalism, standards and scholarship'.</p> <p>At the time of receiving this review and considering my response, I was also beginning to write my paper for the conference and had already decided that my theme would be democratising the archive. However I realised that these comments neatly encapsulated a powerful and genuine strand of thinking within the archive profession and academia more generally, which one might loosely term 'traditional'. Although there are now many user-generated content archive and heritage projects in existence, and terms such as participatory archives, Archives 2.0 and even History 2.0 are an increasingly common part of professional discourse [<a href="#2">2</a>], some, perhaps many, archivists and scholars remain deeply sceptical about the need for a democratisation of the archive and of scholarship.</p> <p>In the end the research project was supported by the AHRC despite the critical review and has now commenced [<a href="#3">3</a>]. However, in this brief article I will try to respond to this strand of thinking by, first identifying what is meant by the democratisation of the archive and why advocates of such a thing believe it to be important. I will then briefly introduce two different but linked developments (independent or community archives and user- or community-generated content), which in harness with new technologies might play a role in such a democratisation, and in so doing challenge aspects of traditional archival thinking and practice. Finally I will offer a few thoughts on the shifts in our understanding of the archive and the resistance to those shifts. Ultimately, I will suggest that rather than viewing this debate as one between the expert (or the academic or the professional) and the crowd, it is in the concept of communities that the key might be found. A successful democratised and participatory archive is one which recognises that all those who come into contact with the archive (directly or indirectly), the 'community of the record', can and do affect our understanding and knowledge of that archive.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/flinn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article andrew flinn ahrc alt mla smithsonian institution the national archives university college london university of manchester university of oxford archives hub wikipedia archives blog cataloguing curation data digitisation dissemination framework identifier preservation repositories research web 2.0 wiki Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1524 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Norwegian National Digital Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/takle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/takle#author1">Marianne Takle</a> describes the National Library of Norway's digitisation strategy and how the National Library is taking on a key role in the country's digital library service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/takle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 feature article marianne takle alt google library association europeana archives bibliographic data blog cataloguing copyright data digital archive digital library digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination framework infrastructure licence metadata national library portal preservation privacy repositories research search technology web services Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1493 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/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> <h2 id="UkeiG_Course:_Information_Law_for_Information_Professionals"><a name="events1"></a>UkeiG Course: Information Law for Information Professionals</h2> <p><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/February/InformationLawforInformationProfessionals.html">Information Law for Information Professionals</a>:<br /><strong>What you need to know about Copyright, Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Accessibility and Disability Discrimination Laws</strong></p> <p>CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE<br />19 February 2008, 9.30-16.30</p> <p>Course outline</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 news and events richard waller alt alt-c british library cilip cni dcc digital preservation coalition goettingen state and university library google imperial college london jisc kings college london library of congress massachusetts institute of technology mla national library of wales national science foundation nhs niso oais portico research information network smithsonian institution tasi ukoln university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton es-loa identity project jisc information environment wikipedia accessibility aggregation application profile archives authentication bibliographic control bibliographic data biometrics blog born digital cataloguing copyright curation data data management dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation dissemination dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning e-research e-science eprints fedora commons foi framework frbr higher education hypertext identifier infrastructure interoperability learning objects metadata multimedia national library ontologies open access passwords photoshop preservation rdf repositories research resource description and access rss search technology semantic web skos software standards tagging vocabularies web 2.0 wiki Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1377 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Googlepository and the University Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/manuel-oppenheim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/manuel-oppenheim#author1">Sue Manuel</a> and <a href="/issue53/manuel-oppenheim#author2">Charles Oppenheim</a> discuss the concept of Google as a repository within the wider context of resource management and provision in Further and Higher Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The development of an increasing array of tools for storing, organising, managing, and searching electronic resources poses some interesting questions for those in the Higher Education sector, not least of which are: what role do repositories have in this new information environment? What effect is Google having on the information-seeking strategies of students, researchers and teachers? Where do libraries fit within the information continuum? And ultimately, what services should they look to provide for their users?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/manuel-oppenheim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 feature article charles oppenheim sue manuel alt cetis d-lib magazine dcc google ieee jisc loughborough university massachusetts institute of technology oreilly university of cambridge archives hub jisc information environment midess open library access control aggregation algorithm archives bibliographic data blog born digital cataloguing copyright data database digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories dissemination e-learning google search higher education identifier ieee lom information architecture information retrieval learning object metadata learning objects librarything lom metadata multimedia open access preservation provenance repositories research resource discovery search technology social software standards tagging usability web services web standards Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1352 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Involving Users in the Development of a Web Accessibility Tool http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/craven <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/craven#author1">Jenny Craven</a> and <a href="/issue44/craven#author2">Mikael Snaprud</a> describe how the EC-funded European Internet Accessibility Observatory Project is involving users in the development of a Web accessibility checking and monitoring tool.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The European Union (EU) is increasingly focused on design for all issues and ensuring that access to information and telecommunications meets the needs of all people in order to address the digital divide and create an information society for all. This includes the estimated 37 million people with disabilities in the EU, as well as other groups who could face barriers to e-inclusion such as older people and people with access limitations. This could include users of alternative devices (e.g. PDAs) or with limited bandwidth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/craven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article jenny craven mikael snaprud alt cerlim cetis d-lib magazine manchester metropolitan university university of agder w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility data database digital library dissemination flash framework information society javascript licence mobile mobile phone multimedia open source portal research schema search technology software wcag web standards Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1161 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Accessibility Revealed: The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Audit http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/petrie-weisen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author1">Marcus Weisen</a>, <a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author2">Helen Petrie</a>, <a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author3">Neil King</a> and <a href="/issue44/petrie-weisen#author4">Fraser Hamilton</a> describe a comprehensive Web accessibility audit involving extensive user testing as well as automatic testing of Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2004, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) commissioned a Web accessibility audit from City University London. MLA is the national development agency working for and on behalf of museums, libraries and archives in England and advising government on policy and priorities for the sector. The audit was inspired by a study conducted by City University London in 2003/2004 on the accessibility of 1,000 general Web sites for the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/petrie-weisen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article fraser hamilton helen petrie marcus weisen neil king alt city university london mla ukoln university of leicester web accessibility initiative accessibility archives browser data digitisation e-government framework graphics higher education html ict plain text research software wcag web development web services windows Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1162 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Towards a Pragmatic Framework for Accessible E-Learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/phipps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/phipps#author1">Lawrie Phipps</a>, <a href="/issue44/phipps#author2">Neil Witt</a> and <a href="/issue44/phipps#author3">Brian Kelly</a> while recognising the importance of accessibility in e-learning resources, query the universal applicability of the Web Accessibility Initiative's guidelines and describe a pragmatic framework which provides a broader context for their use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="From_Well_Meaning_Guideline_to_Stealth_Standard">From Well Meaning Guideline to Stealth Standard</h2> <p>Access to learning for all students is a value that is hard to dispute for anyone working in the education sector. Within the areas of education that are concerned with supporting disabled students, it has almost become dogma that in order to provide this 'universal access' we must have standards in design that can accommodate all (disabled) learner needs. This view is supported by legislation:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/phipps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article brian kelly lawrie phipps neil witt alt jisc ukoln university of bath university of plymouth w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility e-learning framework further education higher education ict identifier interoperability research standards wcag web development Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1164 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility With Firefox http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/lauke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/lauke#author1">Patrick Lauke</a> outlines how Mozilla Firefox can be used in conjunction with the Web Developer Toolbar to carry out a preliminary accessibility review.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a previous issue of <em>Ariadne</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>], I gave a brief overview of <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/">Mozilla Firefox</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>] and introduced a few of its most useful extensions. In this article, we will use one of these extensions, <a href="http://www.chrispederick.com/work/firefox/webdeveloper/">Chris Pederick's Web Developer toolbar</a> [<a href="#3">3</a>], to aid us in a preliminary assessment of a web site's accessibility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/lauke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 tooled up patrick lauke alt microsoft university of salford w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility browser css data firefox html internet explorer java javascript jpg search technology wcag web development Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1172 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mozilla Firefox for Rapid Web Development and Testing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/lauke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/lauke#author1">Patrick Lauke</a> takes a quick look at Firefox, the new browser released by the Mozilla Foundation, and points out useful features and extensions for Web developers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/">Mozilla Firefox</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a free, open-source Web browser based on the Mozilla codebase.</p> <p>Version 1.0 was recently released after two years of development, so now may be a good time to evaluate this browser's capabilities.</p> <p>"Out of the box" Mozilla Firefox offers a variety of features catering to both occasional Web surfers and power users. The more advanced functionality can be particularly noted as a real time saver during the Web development process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/lauke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 tooled up patrick lauke alt university of salford w3c browser character encoding css dom firefox framework html internet explorer intranet javascript php repositories url web browser web development web standards xml xul Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1120 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/alexander#author1">Dey Alexander</a> reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites. A selection of key pages from all 45 Australian tertiary education Web sites were analysed to assess their compliance with basic accessibility standards, as required by Australian anti-discrimination legislation. The results--98% of sites failed to comply--suggest that Australian university Web sites are likely to present significant barriers to access for people with disabilities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column dey alexander alt australian national university griffith university microsoft monash university newcastle university queensland university of technology university of queensland university of southern queensland university of sydney w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility adobe browser css data data set doc document format flash gif graphics html identifier intellectual property internet explorer java javascript ocr operating system plain text research rtf software standards stylesheet url usability video wcag windows Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1012 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developing and Publicising a Workable Accessibility Strategy http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/phipps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/phipps#author1">Lawrie Phipps</a>, <a href="/issue38/phipps#author2">Sue Harrison</a>, <a href="/issue38/phipps#author3">David Sloan</a> and <a href="/issue38/phipps#author4">Betty Willder</a> look at the increasing need for developers of institutional and educational Web sites to develop and follow a strategy for ensuring optimal accessibility of online content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article looks at the increasing need for developers of institutional and educational Web sites to develop and follow a strategy for ensuring optimal accessibility of online content. In particular the need is stressed for careful thought about the aims of such a strategy, and to ensure that the strategy meets a balance between ambition, legal responsibility and equitable access to learning and teaching.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/phipps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 tooled up betty willder david sloan lawrie phipps sue harrison alt jisc jisc techdis w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility browser digital media e-learning further education higher education ict multimedia operating system research software standards usability wcag web development Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1013 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Interfaces to Web Testing Tools http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> looks at interfaces to Web testing tools, and in particular at Bookmarklets - simple extensions to browsers which enhance functionality.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the last issue of <em>Ariadne</em> the Web Focus column encouraged Web developers to "get serious about HTML standards" <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>. The article advocated use of XHTML and highlighted the importance of documents complying with standards.</p> <p>Many authors of Web resources would agree with this in principle, but find it difficult to implement in practice: use of validation tools seem to require launching a new application or going to a new location in a Web browser and copying and pasting a URL. This can be time-consuming and so is often not carried out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 tooled up brian kelly alt google microsoft ukoln university of bath w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility apache browser css dom dublin core ejournal google search html internet explorer javascript metadata open source opera search technology standards url web browser web resources xhtml Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 931 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: Guidelines for URI Naming Policies http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> with some guidelines For URI naming policies in his regular column.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Cool_URIs">"Cool URIs"</h2> <p>What are "cool URIs"? This term comes from advice provided by W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium). The paper "Cool URIs don't change" <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> begins by saying:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 tooled up brian kelly alt google microsoft ukoln university of bath university of oxford w3c apache browser content negotiation cool uri css database e-government file format framework ftp gif graphics higher education html hypertext identifier infrastructure internet explorer interoperability java javascript licence mathml multimedia perl php png rss scripting language search technology semantic web smil software standards svg uri url usability vector graphics web browser web services xhtml xml Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 878 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Goodbye Alta Vista, Hallo AllTheWeb http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue30/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a>'s regular column.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>We all have our own particular favourites, be it football team, car or brand of tea. The same can also be said of search engines, and for many people at the moment it seems to be Google. On the courses that I run I usually ask the question ‘what’s your favourite search engine?’ and the two that are most often mentioned are Google and Yahoo! I also have a little questionnaire on my site [<a href="#1">1</a>], and that’s one of the questions I ask there. The current results are:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 regular column phil bradley alt google data data set database ftp mp3 multimedia search technology software url video Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 855 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/cartoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New cartoon work by <a href="/issue29/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="second Ariadne cartoon" height="484" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue29-cartoon/cartoon2b.jpg" width="572" /></p> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="Ariadne cartoon, issue 29" height="469" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue29-cartoon/cartoon1b.jpg" width="603" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 odds and ends malcolm campbell alt ukoln jpg Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 837 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG): Vector Graphics for the Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/graphics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/graphics#author1">David Duce</a> discusses the World Wide Web Consortium's Scalable Vector Graphics markup language for 2 dimensional graphics.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>To view the Scalable Vector Graphics in this article you will need a viewer. The Adobe® SVG Viewer is a plug-in that will allow your Web browser to render SVG and is available free from the <a href="http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/">Adobe Web site</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/graphics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article david duce alt ibm iso microsoft oreilly oxford brookes university oxford university press university of oxford w3c adobe browser css data dublin core gif graphics html internet explorer jpeg marc metadata namespace png schema standardisation standards svg url vector graphics video vml web browser xlink xml xml namespaces xslt Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 791 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Project GOLD: Supporting Distance Learning Students http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/gold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/gold#author1">Derek Morisson</a> describes an e-learning project which was the antithesis of the current trend towards multifunction, and invariably expensive, Virtual Learning Environments and sophisticated Managed Learning Environments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="In_the_Beginning">In the Beginning</h3> <p>Way back in 1998 the University of Bath’s Centre for the Development of New Technologies in Learning became part of a three institution consortium responsible for the TLTP Phase 3 ‘Project GOLD’ [<a href="#1">1</a>]. GOLD stands for Guidance Online for those Learning at a Distance. The lead partner was the Royal College of Nursing Institute (the Higher Education arm of the RCN) supported by the Open Learning Foundation and the University of Bath.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article derek morisson alt google microsoft university of bath archives e-learning higher education infrastructure managed learning environment microsoft office multimedia research resource discovery search technology software url video vle xml xslt Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 798 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 Update http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> and <a href="/issue28/eevl#author2">Linda Kerr</a> provide news about the EEVL service</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 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="Service_News">Service News</h3> <h4 id="Logo_graphic_for_links_to_EEVL">Logo graphic for links to EEVL</h4> <p>A small graphic featuring the EEVL eye is now available for those sites who wish to place a link to EEVL. The graphic is shown in the main heading above and can be copied from the EEVL web site [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 regular column linda kerr roddy macleod alt alt-c edina edinburgh college of art heriot-watt university ilrt jisc nottingham trent university university of edinburgh eevl cataloguing database digital library further education graphics mysql research resource discovery search technology url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 804 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/cartoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New cartoon work by <a href="/issue28/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="SETI Cartoon" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue28-cartoon/seti-cartoon.jpg" /></p> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="e-learning cartoon" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue28-cartoon/et-e-book.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 odds and ends malcolm campbell alt ukoln e-learning ebook jpg Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 815 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: HTML is Dead! http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HTML is Dead: <a href="/issue27/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> explains why this is, and why it is a good thing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="HTML_is_Dead">HTML is Dead?</h2> <p>Previous Web Focus articles have reported on developments which have been the featured prominently in International World Wide Web conferences. These include XML, which was the highlight of the Sixth WWW conference in 1997 <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>.</p> <p>Have developments such as this affected mainstream Web services, or are they restricted to the research community? Indeed, wouldn't it be sensible for HTML authors for mainstream Web services to be still be making use of the same HTML tags (and possibly authoring tools) they mastered several years ago?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue27 tooled up brian kelly alt ukoln university of bath w3c content management database gif html infrastructure mobile mobile phone research rss software standardisation standards uri url web app web services wireless application profile xhtml xlink xml xsl xslt Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 783 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/cartoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New cartoon work by <a href="/issue27/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="{short description of image}" height="418" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue27-cartoon/cartoon27.gif" width="587" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue27 odds and ends malcolm campbell alt ukoln gif Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 787 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: WebWatching eLib Project Web Sites http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> is WebWatching the eLib Project Sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This issue of Ariadne has the theme of eLib Projects. It is therefore timely for the regular WebWatch column to survey eLib project Web sites.</p> <p>The aim of the survey is to use a number of Web-based tools to provide information on the entry points for eLib project Web sites and the Web sites themselves. The findings may be of interest to the eLib projects themselves and users of eLib projects. Perhaps more importantly, the findings may be of interest to new JISC-funded programmes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 tooled up brian kelly alt google jisc microsoft ukoln university of bath acorn agora cain digimap eevl elib heron ihr-info midrib seren sosig accessibility apache browser data digital preservation digitisation dissemination dtd flash html linux operating system preservation research resource discovery search technology software solaris url web services windows xhtml Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 761 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/cartoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New cartoon work by <a href="/issue26/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="cartoon on virtual university projects" height="432" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue26-cartoon/cartoon26.gif" width="560" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 odds and ends malcolm campbell alt ukoln gif Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 764 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/cartoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New cartoon work by <a href="/issue25/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="cartoon on interoperability" height="461" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue25-cartoon/25cartoon-a.jpg" width="677" /></p> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="cartoon of wap phone under magnifying glass" height="462" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue25-cartoon/25cartoon-b.jpg" width="630" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 odds and ends malcolm campbell alt jisc ukoln university of bath archives copyright interoperability jpg wireless application profile Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 741 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Reflections On WWW9 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the WWW9 conference, held in Amsterdam, in May 2000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Ninth International World Wide Web conference (WWW9) was held at the RAI Congress Centre in Amsterdam. The main part of the conference took place from Tuesday 16th till Thursday 18th May. A day of tutorial and workshops was held on Monday 15th May with the Developer's Day on Friday 19th May. About 1,400 delegates attended the conference. It was pleasing to note the large numbers of delegates from the UK - about 100 in total, with about 50% from the Higher Education community (and about 9 people from Southampton University and another 9 from Bristol University).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 tooled up brian kelly alt apple darpa heriot-watt university ilrt middlesex university national library of the netherlands sheffield hallam university ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of bristol university of southampton w3c dner elib aggregation blog browser content management digital library dom dtd dublin core gif higher education html hypertext infrastructure java metadata mobile mobile phone national library rdf resource discovery rss search technology semantic web soap standardisation standards url usability web services wireless wireless application profile xhtml xlink xml xpointer xsl xslt z39.50 Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 714 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/cartoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New cartoon work by <a href="/issue24/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="picture of robot librarian at service desk" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue24-cartoon/cartoon-24.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 589px; " /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 odds and ends malcolm campbell alt jisc ukoln university of bath archives copyright jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 720 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The DISinHE Centre: Web CT Accessibility http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/disinhe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/disinhe#author1">Murray Rowan</a> examines WebCT from the point of view of accessibility.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p align="">WebCT’s interface is aimed at the non-programmer and allows easy organisation of media and resources for the delivery of web-based courses. It is very popular with academics throughout the world and UK Higher Education. However, because courseware development software is highly automated, and is a relatively new field, most courseware development software currently available has some accessibility difficulties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/disinhe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 regular column murray rowan alt university of dundee accessibility digital media higher education java software url webct windows Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 685 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/cartoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New cartoon work by <a href="/issue23/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="New Technology cartoon" height="369" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue23-cartoon/Image1.jpg" width="529" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 odds and ends malcolm campbell alt ukoln jpg Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 697 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Electronic Publication of Ancient Near Eastern Texts http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/epanet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/epanet#author1">Charles E. Jones</a> and <a href="/issue22/epanet#author2">David Schloen</a> report on a Chicago conference which explored XML tagging for Ancient Near Eastern Texts on the Web.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The civilizations of the ancient Near East produced the world's first written texts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/epanet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article charles e. jones david schloen alt berlin-brandenburg academy of sciences and humanities british museum ibm iso jisc library of congress microsoft oxford university press tufts university ukoln university college dublin university of bath university of birmingham university of chicago university of oxford university of pennsylvania university of utrecht perseus accessibility archives ascii browser cataloguing character encoding copyright data data model data set database digital library digital media dissemination dtd framework html infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer interoperability open source plain text research sgml software standardisation standards stylesheet tagging unicode url web browser xml xsl Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 653 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: The Altavista Relaunch, Personalised Search Engines http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> on the Altavista relaunch, and Personalised Search Engines.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="AltaVista_relaunch">AltaVista relaunch</h2> <p>I don't know how many of you were aware that AltaVista [<a name="1">1</a>]was going to relaunch, so it may have come as something of a surprise if you visited after October 25th only to find the general appearance had changed. It was even a surprise for those of us who use it regularly! The re-launch has led to lots of confusion, many unhappy people and lots of comments, so before continuing with the rest of the column this month I'll do my best to set the record straight about what is happening with the engine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 regular column phil bradley alt bbc jisc ukoln university of bath copyright data passwords personalisation portal search technology standards url video zip Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 663 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Using the Web to Promote Your Web Site http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> expalins how to promote your web site.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many readers of this article will be involved in setting up new web sites, possibly for European or nationally-funded projects, for internal, institutional projects or perhaps for community projects. As the size of the web grows there is an increasing awareness of the need to be pro-active in promoting web sites - we can no longer simply sit back and expect visitors to arrive at our new site. This article describes a variety of approaches which can be taken to the promotion of a web site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 tooled up brian kelly alt heriot-watt university loughborough university ukoln university of bath eevl elib accessibility apache archives bibliographic data cataloguing copyright database digital preservation dublin core html information society mailbase metadata preservation rdf resource discovery search technology software url web services Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 669 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/cartoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New cartoon work by <a href="/issue22/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="cartoon figures looking at semaphore coming from valley below" height="385" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue22-cartoon/distance.jpg" width="647" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 odds and ends malcolm campbell alt ukoln jpg Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 674 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk