Overview of content related to 'document format' http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1612/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/hopkinson-zargaryan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/hopkinson-zargaryan#author1">Alan Hopkinson</a> and <a href="/issue68/hopkinson-zargaryan#author2">Tigran Zargaryan</a> give an overview of their experience of digitising paper-based materials in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia including some of the obstacles encountered during image processing and optical character recognition.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><p>Early writing which first appeared as cuneiform protocols and then emerged in manuscript form and as printed materials is currently entering a new stage in its development – in the form of electronic publications.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/hopkinson-zargaryan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 feature article alan hopkinson tigran zargaryan abbyy british library eifl ifla jisc digital media microsoft middlesex university national academy of sciences national library of armenia stm tasi endangered archives programme adobe algorithm archives content management data database dcmi digital media digital repositories digitisation document format drupal dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative dvd eprints file format graphics infrastructure jpeg metadata national library ocr open access open source open standard optical character recognition preservation repositories research resource description schema software standards tiff Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:06:59 +0000 lisrw 2235 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Characterising and Preserving Digital Repositories: File Format Profiles http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant#author1">Steve Hitchcock</a> and <a href="/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant#author2">David Tarrant</a> show how file format profiles, the starting point for preservation plans and actions, can also be used to reveal the fingerprints of emerging types of institutional repositories.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/hitchcock-tarrant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 feature article david tarrant steve hitchcock amazon google harvard university jisc microsoft mpeg the national archives university of illinois university of northampton university of southampton university of the arts london wellcome library jisc information environment keepit wikipedia accessibility adobe archives bibliographic data blog cloud computing css csv curation data data management database digital curation digital preservation digital repositories dissemination document format droid eprints file format flash flash video framework gif graphics html hypertext identifier institutional repository java jpeg latex linked data metadata mpeg-1 open access open source photoshop php plain text preservation quicktime repositories research schema semantic web software standards vector graphics video web 2.0 wiki windows windows media xml xml schema Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1608 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Moving Targets: Web Preservation and Reference Management http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/davis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/davis#author1">Richard Davis</a> discusses the role of Web preservation in reference management. This article is based on a presentation given at the Innovations in Reference Management workshop, January 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v3: amended in light of author's further final-read revisions 2010-02-12-11-11 rew --><!-- v3: amended in light of author's further final-read revisions 2010-02-12-11-11 rew --><p>It seems fair to say that the lion's share of work on developing online tools for reference and citation management by students and researchers has focused on familiar types of publication. They generally comprise resources that can be neatly and discretely bound in the covers of a book or journal, or their electronic analogues, like the Portable Document Format (PDF): objects in established library or database systems, with ISBNs and ISSNs underwritten by the authority of formal publication and legal deposit.</p> <p>Yet, increasingly, native Web resources are also becoming eminently citable, and managing both the resources, and references to them, is an ongoing challenge. Moreover, the issues associated with referencing this kind of material have received comparatively little attention, beyond introducing the convention that includes the URL and the date it was accessed in bibliographies. While it may be hard to quantify the "average lifespan of a web page" [<a href="#1">1</a>], what is undeniable is that Web resources are highly volatile and prone to deletion or amendment without warning.</p> <p>Web Preservation is one field of endeavour which attempts to counter the Web's transient tendency, and a variety of approaches continue to be explored. The aim of this article is to convey the fairly simple message that many themes and concerns of Web preservation are equally relevant in the quest for effective reference management in academic research, particularly given the rate at which our dependence on Web-delivered resources is growing.</p> <p>Digital preservation is, naturally, a strong theme in the work of the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC)'s Digital Archives Department, and Web preservation has featured particularly strongly in recent years. This article will draw upon several initiatives with which we have been involved recently. These include: the 2008 JISC Preservation of Web Resources Project (JISC-PoWR) [<a href="#2">2</a>], on which we worked with Brian Kelly and Marieke Guy of UKOLN; our work for the UK Web Archiving Consortium; and the ongoing JISC ArchivePress Project [<a href="#3">3</a>] (itself, in many ways, a sequel to JISC-PoWR).</p> <p>Another perspective that I bring is as a part-time student myself, on the MSc E-Learning programme at Edinburgh University. As a consequence I have papers to read, and write, and a dissertation imminent. So for this reason too I have a stake in making it easier to keep track of information for reading lists, footnotes and bibliographies, whether with desktop tools or Web-based tools, or through features in online VLEs, databases and repositories.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/davis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article richard davis british library dcc digital preservation coalition google intute jisc leiden university the national archives ukoln university of edinburgh university of london wellcome trust internet archive jisc information environment powr wikipedia archives atom blog browser cache content management cool uri copyright data database digital archive digital curation digital preservation document format e-learning framework higher education identifier metadata open access open source preservation repositories research rss standards ulcc uri url wayback machine web 2.0 web app web resources web standards wiki wordpress Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1523 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk eBooks: Tipping or Vanishing Point? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/tonkin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/tonkin#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> investigates ebooks and takes a look at recent technological and business developments in this area.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Due in large part to the appearance since mid-2006 of increasingly affordable devices making use of e-Ink technology (a monochrome display supporting a high-resolution image despite low battery use, since the screen consumes power only during page refreshes, which in the case of ebooks generally represent page turns), the ebook has gone from a somewhat limited market into a real, although presently still niche, contender. Amazon sold 500,000 Kindles in 2008 [<a href="#1">1</a>]; Sony sold 300,000 of its Reader Digital Book model between October 2006 and October 2009. In September 2009, ebooks represented between 1% and 3% of the total US publishing market [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p>Following the JISC National eBooks Observatory Study [<a href="#3">3</a>] in the UK, one participant, David Nicolas, was quoted as stating that ebooks have 'reached the tipping point' [<a href="#4">4</a>]. Keeping in mind Bohr's statement that, 'prediction is very difficult, especially about the future', it's nonetheless safe to say that publicity about these devices is currently at a high point. But for ebook readers, as Figure 1 shows, this is not their first time in the spotlight.</p> <blockquote><p>"A good book has no ending. ~R.D. Cumming"</p></blockquote> <p>This article marks the third time that <em>Ariadne</em> has discussed the subject of ebooks, namely "Ebooks in UK Libraries: Where are we now?" [<a href="#5">5</a>] and "e-Books for the Future: Here But Hiding?" [<a href="#6">6</a>]. There is something very beguiling about the idea of a book that has 'the marvelous chameleon-like quality that it can very quickly be made to substitute for a different printed work by simply loading different content' [<a href="#7">7</a>] - a book that can play the role of a <em>library</em>.</p> <p>As Striphas [<a href="#8">8</a>] points out, the concept of the electronic book, and the exploration of the interaction between the size of a container and the quantity of knowledge held, has an extraordinarily long history. He traces the idea back to the creation of miniature manuscript books, composed of 'tiny handwriting, or micrographia', in the late 15th century, which were functional objects and could be read by means of a magnifying glass.</p> <p>Striphas notes the development of microphotography techniques in the 19th century. This was initially pioneered by John Benjamin Dancer, an optical instrument-maker who combined microscope and camera in order to create the earliest example of microphotography on record [<a href="#9">9</a>]. Luther reports that 'the 21 May 1853 issue of Notes and Queries carried a letter from a Dublin scholar asking "May not photography be usefully applied to the making of catalogues of large libraries?' Microphotography led to the report in the British <em>Photographic Journal</em> of, 'A page of printing, from Quekett's "Treatise on the Microscope", reduced to such size that the whole of the volume of 560 pages could be contained in a space one inch long and half-an-inch broad ' [<a href="#8">8</a>].</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/tonkin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article emma tonkin amazon american library association apple british library google international digital publishing forum iso jisc massachusetts institute of technology microsoft ukoln university of bath university of chicago wikipedia aac access control accessibility adobe android blog bmp cataloguing copyright data digital library doc document format drm ebook epub file format flac flash gif html hypertext infrastructure ipad iphone itunes jpeg jpg linux mis mobi mobile mobile phone mp3 ogg open access operating system plain text png research rtf search technology smartphone software standardisation standards tiff usb windows wireless Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1529 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Discussions from KIDMM Mash-up Day http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt/discussions.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In conjunction with his <a href="/issue53/kidmm-rpt">main article on The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up</a>, Conrad Taylor reports on discussions from KIDMM Mash-up Day.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="a"></a></p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt/discussions.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 event report conrad taylor british library de montfort university google iso library of congress microsoft nhs open university aida accessibility adobe cataloguing cloud computing data data model data set database digital preservation document format ead flickr geospatial data gis information retrieval microsoft office opendocument openoffice operating system preservation repositories research search technology software standards tag cloud tagging taxonomy udc usability vocabularies web 2.0 xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 14:40:19 +0000 admin 2151 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Principles of Data Management http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/cliff-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/cliff-rvw#author1">Pete Cliff</a> takes a look at a new book from the British Computer Society that aims to help readers understand the importance, issues and benefits of data management across an enterprise.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Principles of Data Management</em> might not sound like a thrilling title and, given its business focus, you might think not all that relevant to many readers of <em>Ariadne</em>. However, before dismissing it out of hand, consider this: may not the research outputs of an institution be regarded as business assets that require management (in, for example, an institutional repository)? On what other data does a university rely? Staffing, recruitment, enrolment, courses, library stock, costs?</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/cliff-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 review pete cliff ukoln repositories support project data data management data mining data model database document format further education html institutional repository interoperability metadata multimedia repositories research rss standards xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1360 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk A Foundation for Automatic Digital Preservation http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/ferreira-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/ferreira-et-al#author1">Miguel Ferreira</a>, <a href="/issue48/ferreira-et-al#author2">Ana Alice Baptista</a> and <a href="/issue48/ferreira-et-al#author3">Jose Carlos Ramalho</a> propose a Service-Oriented Architecture to help cultural heritage institutions to accomplish automatic digital preservation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Efforts to archive a large amount of digital material are being developed by many cultural heritage institutions. We have evidence of this in the numerous initiatives aiming to harvest the Web [<a href="#1">1-5</a>] together with the impressive burgeoning of institutional repositories [<a href="#6">6</a>]. However, getting the material inside the archive is just the beginning for any initiative concerned with the long-term preservation of digital materials.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/ferreira-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 feature article ana alice baptista jose carlos ramalho miguel ferreira carnegie mellon university d-lib magazine dcc digital preservation coalition google harvard university ieee ifla library of congress oais oasis oclc premis the national archives university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of minho crib reposit algorithm archives ascii bibliographic data controlled vocabularies data data set database digital archive digital curation digital library digital media digital preservation digital record object identification digital repositories dissemination document format drm droid dspace dublin core eprints fedora commons file format framework google trends graphics identifier interoperability java jstor knowledge base licence metadata open source operating system preservation preservation metadata repositories research semantic web service oriented architecture service registry soa soap software standards taxonomy uddi video vocabularies wayback machine web services wsdl xml Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1254 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="events1"></a>Web Tools for EU Research Projects</p> <p>Tuesday 7 February 2006 - Cambridge, UK</p> <p>EU research projects share lots of information and involve joint working amongst organisations from many different countries. There are many software tools which can support them, from shared workspaces to resource planning and reporting tools, from electronic meetings to web content management. But which tools are effective for EU research projects? Management tools for coordinating a construction project are rarely suitable for the more uncertain world of research.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 news and events richard waller british museum cetis cni coalition for networked information dcc georgia institute of technology hefce jisc jisc collections lund university microsoft mla oai oclc sherpa tasi ucisa ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of nottingham university of strathclyde university of warwick yale university e-framework jorum mrc opendoar romeo archives content management copyright creative commons curation data database digital curation digital library dissemination document format dublin core e-government e-learning e-science framework higher education ict information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata mobile multimedia open access photoshop preservation repositories research search technology soa software url video web 2.0 web development Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1217 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Accessibility: The Current Situation and New Directions http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/carey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/carey#author1">Kevin Carey</a> describes accessibility by disabled people to digital information systems across broadcasting, telecommunications and the Internet, looks into the future and makes recommendations.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Accessibility_and_Usability">Accessibility and Usability</h3> <p>Before embarking on the major strands of my argument it would be as well to consider definitions.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/carey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article kevin carey apple becta city university london microsoft nesta jisc information environment accessibility aggregation avatar browser data document format dvd framework gif graphics intellectual property metadata mobile mobile phone multimedia operating system research search technology sms software standards taxonomy usability video windows Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1160 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="1"></a></p> <h2 id="The_Joint_Technical_Symposium_JTS_-_24-26_June_Toronto">The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) - 24-26 June, Toronto</h2> <p>The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) is the international meeting for organisations and individuals involved in the preservation and restoration of original image and sound materials. This year, JTS is scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, June 24-26, 2004.</p> <p>Preliminary program information is now available on the JTS 2004 website. See: <a href="http://www.jts2004.org/english/program.htm">http://www.jts2004.org/english/program.htm</a></p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 news and events shirley keane andrew w mellon foundation apache software foundation austrian national library california digital library coalition for networked information dcc hefce institute of historical research jisc library of congress loughborough university lund university massachusetts institute of technology niso oai oclc oxford university press sherpa tilburg university university college cork university of glasgow university of oxford romeo adobe apache archives bibliographic data copyright data data management data set dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation document format dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-business e-government eprints file format framework further education higher education identifier information architecture information retrieval infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability jstor licence metadata mets modelling mods ms word multimedia national library oai-pmh object oriented software ogg ontologies open access open archives initiative persistent identifier preservation privacy repositories research resource management rtf search technology semantic web software syndication url usability web services wireless Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1044 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites? http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk ECDL-2003 Web Archiving http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/ecdl-web-archiving-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/ecdl-web-archiving-rpt#author1">Michael Day</a> reports on the 3rd ECDL Workshop on Web Archives held in Trondheim, August 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 21 August 2003, the 3rd ECDL Workshop on Web Archives [<a href="#1">1</a>] [<a href="#2">2</a>] was held in Trondheim, Norway in association with the 7th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) [<a href="#3">3</a>]. This event was the third in a series of annual workshops that have been held in association with the ECDL conferences held in Darmstadt [<a href="#4">4</a>] and Rome [<a href="#5">5</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/ecdl-web-archiving-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 event report michael day bnf california digital library d-lib magazine ietf ifla library of congress national library of new zealand the national archives ukoln university of bath university of lisbon internet archive archives ark bibliographic data cataloguing data database digital archive digital library digital preservation document format electronic theses frbr html identifier metadata mets mods naan name mapping authority national library persistent identifier portal preservation repositories research rfc schema search technology software url urn usability web browser xml xml schema Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1637 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Creating Websites for e-Citizens: the Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the first of a series of articles, <a href="/issue35/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> takes us through some of the choices confronting UK public libraries, and begins by looking at the ramifications of the DCMS report "Framework for the future".</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is the primary role and function of the public library in 21st Century Britain? Are public libraries in danger of trying to do too many things? Are they trying to please all of the people all of the time? How can the People's Network be sustained post-lottery funding? What is special about public libraries - do they have a Unique Selling Point? Are traditional, book-based services being run down as the focus switches to ICT and e-everything?</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 regular column penny garrod cilip google ukoln west sussex county council blog document format e-government e-learning framework ict research url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 948 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Setting up an Institutional E-Print Archive http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eprint-archives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/eprint-archives#author1">Stephen Pinfield</a>, <a href="/issue31/eprint-archives#author2">Mike Gardner</a>, and <a href="/issue31/eprint-archives#author3">John MacColl</a> with some practical advice on setting up an e-print archive.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article outlines some of the main stages in setting up an institutional e-print archive. It is based on experiences at the universities of Edinburgh and Nottingham which have both recently developed pilot e-print servers(<a href="#1">1</a>). It is not the intention here to present arguments in favour of open access e-print archives – this has been done elsewhere(<a href="#2">2</a>). Rather, it is hoped to present give an account of some of the practical issues that arise in the early stages of establishing an archive in a higher education institution.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/eprint-archives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 feature article john maccoll mike gardner stephen pinfield cornell university d-lib magazine jisc oai oais university of edinburgh university of nottingham university of southampton accessibility apache archives ascii controlled vocabularies copyright data database digital library digital preservation dissemination document format dublin core eprints file format framework higher education html intellectual property interoperability latex ldap linux metadata mysql open access open archives initiative passwords perl preservation rae repositories research search technology software standards url vocabularies web development Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 865 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Review: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue27/review#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews the book by Christine Borgman: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Christine L. Borgman, <i>From Gutenberg to the global information infrastructure: access to information in the networked world</i>. Cambridge, Mass., London: MIT Press, 2000. xviii, 324 pp. £27.95. ISBN 0-262-02473-X.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue27 review michael day bldsc british library ifla jisc massachusetts institute of technology ukoln university of bath university of cambridge archives bibliographic data cataloguing copyright digital library digital preservation document format framework infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata preservation research search technology url usability Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 789 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Knowledge Management in the Perseus Digital Library http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/rydberg-cox <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/rydberg-cox#author1">Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox</a> on the Perseus Project's new knowledge management and digital delivery tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Digital libraries can be an extremely effective method of extending the services of a traditional library by enabling activities such as access to materials outside the physical confines of the library <a name="anch1"></a><a href="#fn1">[1]</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/rydberg-cox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 feature article jeffrey rydberg-cox d-lib magazine imperial college london library of congress tufts university university of oxford yale university perseus adobe browser cataloguing data data visualisation database digital library digitisation document format document management dtd gis html hypertext identifier information retrieval knowledge management metadata namespace resource discovery sgml software standards stylesheet tagging tei thesaurus url visualisation vocabularies xml xml namespaces xsl Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 724 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: Asking Questions - The CASS Social Survey Question Bank http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/planet-sosig#author1">Adam Guy</a> writes about the Question Bank service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The purpose of this article is to introduce The Question Bank contents and situate the resource in the context of its Information Space, that is its relationship to other projects that aim to make social surveys more accessible.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 regular column adam guy jisc microsoft mimas nhs ukoln university college london university of bath university of essex university of manchester university of southampton university of surrey w3c sosig adobe algorithm archives bibliographic data browser copyright css data data management data set database dhtml dissemination document format dom dublin core dublin core metadata initiative file format framework graphics html hypertext infrastructure internet explorer intranet javascript mac os metadata microdata ms word nesstar ocr operating system optical character recognition rae rdf repositories research resource description schema search technology software standards thesaurus url vocabularies web browser web resources windows xml Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 664 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The Scholarly Journal in Transition and the PubMed Central Proposal http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/pubmed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/pubmed#author1">Michael Day</a> discusses the scholarly journal in transition and the PubMed Central proposal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>In my opinion, there is no real question that completely paperless systems will emerge in science and in other fields. The only real question is "when will it happen?" We can reasonably expect, I feel, that a rather fully developed electronic information system ... will exist by the year 2000, although it could conceivably come earlier.</i>&nbsp;F. Wilfrid Lancaster (1978) [<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/pubmed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 feature article michael day association of research libraries jisc library association stm ukoln university of bath university of southampton elib accessibility archives cataloguing content licence copyright data database digital library digitisation dissemination document format metadata multimedia preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology standards url Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 633 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/rowlatt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/rowlatt#author1">Mary Rowlatt</a> describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><cite>SEAMLESS <a name="_Hlt444840515"></a></cite> is a two year research project, funded by the British Library, which aims to develop a new model for citizens' information - one which is distributed, and based on partnerships and common standards.</p> <p>The objectives of the <i>SEAMLESS<b> </b></i>project<b><i> </i></b>are to:</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/rowlatt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article mary rowlatt ansi british library ims iso jisc library of congress niso ukoln elib jisc information environment ascii bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom controlled vocabularies copyright data data set database dissemination document format doi dublin core html identifier information retrieval intellectual property interoperability jpeg marc metadata plain text purl research resource description schema search technology standards tagging thesaurus uri url video vocabularies z39.50 zip Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 580 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The ExamNet Project at De Montfort University http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/examnet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/examnet#author1">David James Houghton</a> introduces the ExamNet Project, which offers access to past De Montfort University examination papers in electronic form.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/examnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article david james houghton de montfort university microsoft adobe api archives authentication cataloguing copyright data database digital library document format e-learning ftp html jpeg latex mac os metadata ocr optical character recognition perl search technology software standards tiff url windows zip Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 557 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk What Is XML? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/what-is <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/what-is#author1">Brian Kelly</a> elucidates another infuriating three letter acronym: XML.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="About_XML">About XML</h2> <p><strong>What is XML?</strong></p> <p>XML stands for the Extensible Markup Language. XML has been designed to address a number of deficiencies in HTML.</p> <p><strong>Which deficiencies in particular?</strong></p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/what-is" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 tooled up brian kelly microsoft ukoln university of bath w3c browser css document format dom framework gif graphics html internet explorer java javascript metadata multimedia rdf resource description search technology sgml smil software standardisation standards url web browser xlink xml xpointer xsl Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 490 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Parallel Publishing for Transactions (PPT) http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/ppt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue11/ppt#author1">Hugo Brailsford</a> introduces a parallel publication in Geography.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/ppt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue11 project update hugo brailsford university of london university of nottingham elib adobe archives data digitisation document format higher education optical character recognition preservation research Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 386 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Formats for the Electronic Library http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/electronic-formats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/electronic-formats#author1">Judith Wusteman</a> describes the document formats used in electronic serials.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every day, subscribers to the the NewJour mailing list <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> receive notification of new Internet-available electronic serials. The NewJour definition of a serial covers everything from journals to magazines and newsletters; from the <i>British Accounting Review</i> to <i>Ariadne</i>, to The (virtual) <i>Baguette</i> and <i>I Love My Nanny</i>. Some days, a dozen or more publications are announced. As of 13th February 1997, the NewJour archive contained 3,240 items.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/electronic-formats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article judith wusteman apple d-lib magazine elsevier imperial college london institute of physics iso microsoft mpeg oclc sun microsystems ukoln university college dublin university of chicago university of illinois university of pennsylvania w3c yale university elib accessibility adobe aiff archives ascii avi bibliographic data browser copyright data database digital library dissemination document format dtd ejournal file format flash ftp gif gopher graphics html hypertext internet explorer java javascript jpeg latex licence multimedia operating system plain text png programming language quicktime realaudio sgml software standardisation standards streaming tiff video wav web browser windows xml Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 266 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Acrobat a High Flyer: John MacColl Discusses the Success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/acrobat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Acrobat a High Flyer: <a href="/issue7/acrobat#author1">John MacColl</a> discusses the success of Adobe Acrobat and PDF.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As electronic library initiatives begin to move out of the research phase and into full production, one product is emerging as a dominant force in the presentation of electronic documents. Adobe's Acrobat software <a href="#fn1">[1]</a>, which is used for both generating and viewing Portable Document Format (PDF) files, is gaining widespread acceptance in the world of higher education.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/acrobat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 feature article john maccoll hefce microsoft elib adobe browser dissemination document format graphics higher education html hypertext licence operating system research sgml software standards web browser windows Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 232 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk ACORN http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/acorn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/acorn#author1">Paula Kingston</a> outlines the ACORN project, which aims to develop a transferable model for the whole process of providing electronic access to short loan journal articles.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Project ACORN (Access to Course Resources via Networks) began in August 1996 and its distinguishing features are firstly the involvement of Swets &amp; Zeitlinger (the international periodicals subscription agency) in the project consortium, and secondly its sole focus on journal articles.</p> <p>The overall aim of the project is to develop a transferable model of the whole process of making short loan journal articles available electronically, and in particular to focus on the role of a third party agent in gaining copyright clearance and providing digital copies to libraries.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/acorn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update paula kingston loughborough university acorn elib adobe cataloguing copyright data database document format opac passwords rdbms usability Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 197 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Elib Technical Issues Concertation Day http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/technical-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/technical-day#author1">Clare McClean</a> describes a day given over to the more technical issues arising from the Electronic Libraries Programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This long-awaited and well-attended concertation day had 35 'teccies' (slang for technical / systems / computer-orientated people) in attendance. A wide range of issues were discussed, probably too many for one day and certainty too many to be covered in this article. One of the main outcomes of the day was the identification of major issues, of interest to many projects, which warrant further discussion. It was an informal day allowing for a lot of attendee input and interaction.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/technical-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report clare mcclean microsoft verisign w3c digimap elib adobe apache authentication content negotiation cookie copyright data database document format dublin core html identifier internet explorer interoperability java mac os mailbase metadata mobile passwords perl sgml software standards video web browser Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 210 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk