Overview of content related to 'copac' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1647/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en UK Reading Experience Database http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/reading-exp-db-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/reading-exp-db-rpt#author1">Bethan Ruddock</a> reports from the launch event for the UK Reading Experience Database, held at the Betty Boothroyd Library, the Open University, Milton Keynes, on 24 February 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><!-- v.3 with author's final edits rew --><!-- v.3 with author's final edits rew --><p>I was invited down to the Open University (OU) Betty Boothroyd Library in Milton Keynes for the launch of the UK Reading Experience Database (UK RED) [<a href="#1">1</a>]. I had been asked to attend to talk about the LOCAH Project and Linked Data, but I was also looking forward to learning about the RED Project.</p> <p>This was the first of two launch days, and was designed for librarians, archivists, and information managers. A second launch day for teachers in Higher Education was to be held in London the next day.</p> <h2 id="What_Is_UK_RED">What Is UK RED?</h2> <p>The tagline for UK RED is 'the experience of reading in Britain from 1450 to 1945', and the database brings together reading experiences, making them both searchable and browsable. What is a reading experience? It is evidence of anyone alive between the mid-15th and 20thcenturies having read and interacted with a book or other piece of writing, such as magazines, newspapers, letters - even playbills and advertisements. Ownership alone is not enough; there must be something to show that the person in question actually read the work or at least part of it.</p> <p>This information can be found in a number of places - a printed book review would be an obvious example. The RED team also find many entries in diaries. Such entries can range from simple lists of books that someone has read over the course of a year, to detailed descriptions of when and where they read a particular book, and how they felt about it. Often diary entries are not actually about the book; it is mentioned in passing and in the context of a number of other activities.</p> <p>While the owner's name on the flyleaf is not itself enough to justify a 'reading experience', annotations to the text are, as they show that the person has actually interacted with the text. Of course, you then have to consider whether the person whose name is on the flyleaf is the same as the person doing the annotating!</p> <p>RED is much more than a list of 'people who have read books'. The database aims to bring out as much information as possible about the reading experience. The interface to submit a new entry allows you to specify where the reading was taking place, all the way down to a particular room in a particular house. It also aims to identify if the reading was silent or aloud, alone or with other people; whether the book was owned by the reader, a library book, borrowed, or even stolen. All these data are then used to build up a rich database of information on who was reading what (and how!) in Britain.</p> <p>UK RED is not just concerned with reading experiences within Britain: team members also look at the reading experiences of citizens abroad. <strong>Edmund King</strong>, Research Associate, Reading Experience Database, OU, told us that, as a consequence, there are fascinating examples of what captured British soldiers were reading in prisoner-of-war (POW) camps as well as examples of what they were not allowed to read. Books in Welsh and Pakistani were banned, as well as atlases and anything about the Russian revolution. I do not know if there are corresponding records for what prisoners in UK POW camps were forbidden to read, but it would be very interesting to find out.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/reading-exp-db-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 event report bethan ruddock ahrc eduserv jisc mimas newcastle university open university talis ukoln university of manchester university of oxford archives hub dbpedia locah lucero wikipedia apache archives bibliographic data blog cataloguing copac copyright data data set database dissemination flickr higher education intellectual property linked data linux open source php provenance research software sparql sql twitter video Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1629 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 10 Years of Zetoc http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/ronson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/ronson#author1">Jane Ronson</a> looks at how Zetoc has developed and what the future holds for the service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Zetoc [<a href="#1">1</a>] provides quality-assured, comprehensive journal table of contents data for resource discovery that users can search and have delivered straight to their in-box or desktop. In a nutshell, Zetoc is all about convenience, current awareness and comprehensive coverage. In a recent survey, one academic commented: 'This is a "one-stop shop" for relevant literature'. What is Zetoc, what has it achieved and where is it going? In this article I will look at the history of the service and how it has developed over the past decade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/ronson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 feature article jane ronson british library google harvard university heriot-watt university hewlett-packard jisc loughborough university mimas national library of wales nhs sconul stanford university university of chester university of manchester university of surrey dner my references suncat tictocs zetoc aggregation authentication bibliographic data cataloguing cloud computing copac data database further education google scholar higher education identifier national library open access openurl personalisation repositories research resource discovery rss search technology shibboleth soap software sru tag cloud z39.50 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1610 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Archives 2.0: If We Build It, Will They Come? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/palmer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/palmer#author1">Joy Palmer</a> discusses some of the opportunities and tensions emerging around Archives 2.0, crowd-sourcing, and archival authority.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/palmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 feature article joy palmer amazon d-lib magazine jisc mimas oclc research information network the national archives university of manchester archives hub wikipedia archives blog cataloguing copac curation data digital archive digital library digitisation ead interoperability metadata preservation provenance research resource discovery search engine optimisation search technology social software software web 2.0 wiki Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1492 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/maccoll-dempsey-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/maccoll-dempsey-rvw#author1">Lorcan Dempsey</a> reviews Volume III of a landmark collection on the history of libraries in 'Britain and Ireland' from 1850 to 2000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>First, a note about this reviewer. I am not a library historian although I am interested in our professional and institutional development. I received my library education in Ireland, although I have worked for much of my career in the UK and am now in the US. I observed the developments discussed in the latter parts of this volume and have contributed to the literature about them. I have met many of the contributors and am familiar with the writings of others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/maccoll-dempsey-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 review lorcan dempsey amazon british library british museum cilip google jisc leeds metropolitan university national library of wales oclc queens university belfast university college dublin university of london university of nottingham archives bibliographic data cataloguing copac curation data digitisation higher education identifier information society infrastructure itunes national library repositories research resource sharing search technology Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1359 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Projects Into Services: The UK Experience http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/brophy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/brophy#author1">Peter Brophy</a> reviews the experience of the UK academic sector in turning digital library projects into sustainable services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction:_The_First_Wave">Introduction: The First Wave</h2> <p>It is worth remembering that there is a long history of successful commercialisation of digital library R&amp;D projects in the UK. While there are probably even earlier examples, the obvious instances are the Birmingham Libraries Co-operative Mechanisation Project (BLCMP) and the South-West Academic Libraries Co-operative Automation Project (SWALCAP) from the 1960s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/brophy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article peter brophy ahrc british library edina eduserv jisc manchester metropolitan university mimas mla oclc talis university of bath dner elib heron iesr jisc information environment jorum archives authentication bibliographic data cataloguing copac data data set database digital library framework further education higher education internet explorer interoperability opac open archives initiative openurl research resource discovery service registry sfx web resources Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1205 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dempsey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/dempsey#author1">Lorcan Dempsey</a> considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>We have recently come through several decennial celebrations: the W3C, the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, <em>D-Lib Magazine</em>, and now <em>Ariadne</em>. What happened clearly in the mid-nineties was the convergence of the Web with more pervasive network connectivity, and this made our sense of the network as a shared space for research and learning, work and play, a more real and apparently achievable goal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dempsey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article lorcan dempsey amazon bldsc british library california digital library d-lib magazine dest google harvard university iso jisc microsoft national library of australia oai oclc research information network sakai university of virginia w3c archives hub bath information and data services dner e-framework ebank uk elib irra jisc information environment worldcat aggregation api archives authentication authentication service bibliographic data blog born digital browser cache cataloguing content management copac copyright crm curation data data set database digital asset management digital curation digital identity digital library digital preservation digitisation dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning e-research eportfolio firefox flickr framework google scholar higher education html infrastructure instant messaging institutional repository itunes learning management system library management systems metadata national library netvibes network service oai-pmh ontologies open access open source openurl personalisation portal portfolio preservation programmable web rae repositories research resource description resource discovery resource management resource sharing rss schema search technology service registry software sru standardisation tagging taxonomy uportal url visualisation vle vocabularies web 2.0 web resources web services wiki wireless z39.50 Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1207 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL Xtra: The Hidden Web at Your Fingertips http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> looks at the latest service from EEVL.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="EEVL_Xtra_-_In_a_Nutshell">EEVL <em>X</em>tra - In a Nutshell</h2> <p>EEVL <em>X</em>tra [<a href="#1">1</a>] is an exciting new, free service which helps people find articles, books, the best Web sites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 regular column roddy macleod british library cornell university cranfield university heriot-watt university institute of physics jisc national library of wales national science foundation oai university of birmingham university of cambridge eevl eprints uk subject portals project zetoc archives bibliographic data cataloguing copac data database ejournal eprints ict national library oai-pmh portal research resource discovery search technology software z39.50 Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1169 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Hyper Clumps, Mini Clumps and National Catalogues: Resource Discovery for the 21st Century http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/cc-interops-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/cc-interops-rpt#author1">John Gilby</a> reports on a one-day conference about resource discovery, held at the British Library Conference Centre, London in November.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--table of contents --><!--table of contents --><p class="small"><a href="#one">Introduction</a><br /><a href="#two">Keynote Speech: The Concept of a 'National Catalogue'</a> - Jean Sykes<br /><a href="#three">Interoperability: Architectures and Connections - </a> John Gilby &amp; Ashley Sanders<br /><a href="#four">Making Sense of Hybrid Union Catalogues: Collection Landscaping in Complex Information Environments</a> - Gordon Dunsire<br /><a href="#five">Interoperability: The Performance of Institutional Catalogues</a> - Fraser Nicolaides &amp; George Macgregor</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/cc-interops-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report john gilby amazon british library cerlim edina google jisc library of congress london school of economics manchester metropolitan university mimas ukoln university of plymouth cc-interop elib jafer jisc information environment suncat worldcat aggregation bath profile bibliographic data cataloguing collection description copac data digital library dublin core ftp information retrieval interoperability java library management systems marc21 metadata research resource discovery rslp schema search technology software srw standards video web services z39.50 Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1124 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Improving Communications Within JISC through News Aggregation http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/davey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/davey#author1">Paul Davey</a> explains what JISC is doing to improve communications through more effective news promotion. Roddy MacLeod and Malcolm Moffat examine the technology EEVL has developed in this area.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>JISC currently funds thirty-four services across the UK. These can be divided into Network Services (e.g. JANET), Content Services (e.g. BizEd, BUFVC), Development Services (e.g. TechWatch, UKOLN), Support Services (e.g. Regional Support Centres) and Expert Services (e.g. JISC Legal). The people and communities that they serve are varied, but what unites them is that, through JISC-funding, they all carry out some function which supports the needs of UK Further and Higher Education and research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/davey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article paul davey bufvc cetis edina jisc kings college london mimas oss watch ukoln archives hub eevl zetoc aggregation archives content management content provider copac data database higher education html intranet jstor research resource discovery rss search technology software standards syndication xml Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1080 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developing Portal Services and Evaluating How Users Want to Use Them: The CREE Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/awre-cree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author1">Chris Awre</a>, <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author2">Matthew J Dovey</a>, <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author3">Jon Hunter</a>, <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author4">William Kilbride</a> and <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author5">Ian Dolphin</a> describe the JISC-funded Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment (CREE) Project and its user and technical investigations to examine how users wish to use library search services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The JISC-funded <a href="http://www.fair-portal.hull.ac.uk">PORTAL Project</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] examined and established which services users wished to have made available through an institutional portal. The results of this project have provided firm guidance to institutional portal developers in planning the services they wished to present. In particular, there was common demand amongst users for access to library-based services and resources within a portal environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/awre-cree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article chris awre ian dolphin jon hunter matthew dovey william kilbride ahds edina google ibm jisc oasis oracle oxford university computing services university of edinburgh university of hull university of oxford university of york cree jafer jisc information environment portole xgrain zblsa accessibility archives bibliographic data cataloguing copac data data set database dissemination framework further education higher education interoperability java openurl perl portal research search technology software sru srw standards stylesheet uportal url vle web services wsrp xslt z39.50 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1081 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/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="headlines"></a> <a name="events"></a><a name="news"></a></p> <h3 id="Hyper_Clumps_Mini_Clumps_and_National_Catalogues..."><a name="events0"></a>Hyper Clumps, Mini Clumps and National Catalogues...</h3> <p>The JISC-funded CC-interop Project completed its work during 2004 and now is holding an event to disseminate the key findings of the project. The project built on the work of the successful eLib Phase 3 "Clumps" projects and investigated three broad areas to inform about interoperability between physical and distributed union catalogues. Find out about:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 news and events richard waller ahds austrian national library becta british library edina jisc kings college london manchester metropolitan university mimas mla museum of london tasi the national archives university of edinburgh university of manchester university of oxford cc-interop elib gnu jisc information environment jorum l2l worldcat aggregation algorithm apache archives atom authentication cataloguing collection development copac copyright data database digital library digital preservation digitisation e-learning ebook framework free software further education gnu lesser general public license groovy html ict infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability knowledge base knowledge management learning objects licence linux mac os metadata multimedia mysql namespace national library openurl perl personalisation portal preservation rdf repositories research resource discovery rss rtf search technology software standards streaming tagging url video windows xml xsl z39.50 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1098 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MIMAS Ten Years on http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/mimas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/mimas#author1">Julia Chruszcz</a> looks at the ten years of MIMAS as a JISC-designated national data centre.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/ ">Joint Information Systems Committee</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] was founded by the Higher Education Funding Councils in 1993. It quickly established its sub-committees, one of which, the Information Systems Sub-committee (ISSC), reflected JISC's interest in networked information services and datasets. At its May 1993 meeting, the ISSC designated Manchester and Bath as National Data Centres. (EDINA became a JISC-designated national data centre a few years later).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/mimas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 feature article julia chruszcz british library edina jisc mimas uk data archive ukoln university college london university of essex university of manchester archives hub jisc information environment zetoc archives copac copyright data data set dissemination e-science further education higher education infrastructure jstor portfolio research search technology software url Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 969 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 35: The Art and Craft of Portalage http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/editorial#author1">Philip Hunter</a> provides an editorial introduction to Ariadne 35.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to the March/April issue of <i>Ariadne</i>. This issue of Ariadne focuses on the Portal concept. The term 'portalage' (the making of portals) crept (unforced) into a discussion of the portal concept held on the 25th April at the University of London Library (<i>Gateways to Research and Lifelong Learning: Portals in Perspective</i>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 editorial philip hunter british library cerlim jisc manchester metropolitan university ukoln university of london cc-interop eprints uk iconex iesr jisc information environment subject portals project archives authentication collection description copac data data set e-learning eprints framework higher education learning objects metadata open archives initiative portal rae repositories research resource discovery rslp search technology service registry standards Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 940 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Syndicated Content: It's More Than Just Some File Formats? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/miller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/miller#author1">Paul Miller</a> takes a look at issues arising from the current enthusiasm for syndicating content to portals or other web sites, and offers some guidelines for good practice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is, unsurprisingly, an increasing recognition that digital resources of all kinds are eminently suitable to repurposing and reuse. The Iconex Project [<a href="#1">1</a>], for example, was funded under JISC's 5/99 Programme to look at the creation, storage and dissemination of reusable learning objects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/miller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article paul miller ahds bbc cetis iso jisc oai ukoln university of hull university of liverpool eevl elib iconex jisc information environment patois sosig zetoc aggregation archives bath profile cataloguing content provider copac data database dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative framework higher education html infrastructure interoperability intranet javascript learning objects metadata open archives initiative personalisation portal rdf research resource description resource discovery rss uportal url xml z39.50 Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 942 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Collection Description Focus Showcase: Mapping the Information Landscape http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/cd-focus-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/cd-focus-rpt#author1">Verity Brack</a> reports on this one-day showcase of Collection Description projects and services held at the British Library, London, 25 March 2003.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The national Collection Description Focus is based at UKOLN [<a href="#1">1</a>] and funded by the British Library [<a href="#2">2</a>], the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) [<a href="#3">3</a>] , the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP) [<a href="#4">4</a>] and Resource [<a href="#5">5</a>]. It aims to improve co-ordination of work on collection description methods, schemas and tools, with the goal of ensuring consistency and compatibility of approaches across projects, disciplines, institutions and sectors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/cd-focus-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 event report verity brack british library google jisc ukoln university of sheffield cc-interop iesr jisc information environment archives cataloguing collection description copac data database dublin core ead identifier infrastructure interoperability metadata portal research resource discovery rslp schema search technology service registry url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 954 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk First Impressions of Ex Libris's Metalib: Talking about a Revolution? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/metalib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/metalib#author1">Nick Lewis</a> outlines key issues in the implementation of a cross-searching portal using Metalib.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since the advent of online databases there have been concerns about the different interfaces and software provided by publishers and suppliers. In recent years, the growth in the number of databases and full-text electronic journal services has made this aspect of electronic resource provision even more challenging, particularly for Higher Education institutions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/metalib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 feature article nick lewis jisc library association library of congress mla niso oclc university of east anglia agora dner elib justeis archives authentication bibliographic data cataloguing copac data database ejournal higher education html hypertext interoperability ldap library management systems licence metadata opac open archives initiative passwords portal repositories research resource discovery search technology sfx software sql standards url xml z39.50 Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 889 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/planet-sosig#author1">Debra Hiom</a> with a report which covers: the launch of Citizenship Past; a new VTS Tutorial for European Studies; and an update on the SOSIG Portals Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Launch_of_Citizenship_Past">Launch of Citizenship Past</h3> <p>The launch of Citizenship Past took place on the 12th June. This is a NOF (New Opportunities Fund) consortium whose aim is to digitize over a half a million historical papers and images in order to open up access to archival and government papers in the following areas:</p> <p><b>Unlocking Key British Government Publications, 1801-1995: Full Text Digital Library, led by BOPCRIS, Hartley Library, University of Southampton.</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 regular column debra hiom british library ilrt jisc university of birmingham university of southampton west yorkshire archive service sosig zetoc archives bibliographic data copac database digital library digitisation further education open source portal research resource discovery rslp search technology software url Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 894 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ACM / IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> reports on a selection of the papers given at this conference in Roanoake, Virginia, June 24-28 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This report covers a selection of the papers at the above conference, from those which I chose and was able to attend in a three-strand conference held over three days (with two additional days for workshops, which I did not attend). It includes the three keynote papers, as well as the paper which won the Vannevar Bush award for best conference paper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 event report john maccoll ahds amazon cerlim coalition for networked information cornell university de montfort university google ieee jisc johns hopkins university manchester metropolitan university oai university of california berkeley university of edinburgh archives hub dner internet archive perseus archives authentication biometrics born digital cataloguing copac copyright data database digital library digitisation drm dublin core ebook eprints framework gis gopher graphics identifier information retrieval information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability java learning management system learning objects managed learning environment metadata multimedia open archives initiative personalisation portal preservation repositories research resource discovery schema search technology semantic web software standards url video visualisation vocabularies xml xml schema z39.50 Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 832 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Material for Database Training, or 'Here’s One I Prepared Earlier' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/training <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/training#author1">Alison McNab</a> looks at the wealth of resources available for trainers provided by the information service and content providers within JISC-supported services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Subject librarians will recognise the following situation: you have spent years trying to persuade Department X to let you run some information skills training for their students, but they’ve always said <i>No</i>! Suddenly you get a phone call asking you to provide training next Tuesday afternoon. You know that you’re being asked to “babysit” and in an ideal world you would negotiate a more sensible time that suited the students’ learning experience. However, you also realise that if you turn this opportunity down you may never be asked again!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article alison mcnab ahds edina eduserv jisc kings college london loughborough university mimas tasi university of oxford vads dner eevl niss sosig zetoc archives bibliographic data copac data database further education html jstor licence multimedia research resource discovery rtf search technology standards url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 797 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 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 The Distributed National Electronic Resource and the Hybrid Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/dner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/dner#author1">Stephen Pinfield</a> and <a href="/issue26/dner#author2">Lorcan Dempsey</a> with an overview of the DNER.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is the relationship between the hybrid library and the DNER (the Distributed National Electronic Resource)? This paper discusses that question and suggests a number of ways in which DNER strategy and thinking can be informed by hybrid library developments. ‘Suggests’ is the word, since there is currently an investigation underway that is dealing with this question which is still to report. This is being coordinated by Stephen Pinfield, one of the authors of this article.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/dner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 feature article lorcan dempsey stephen pinfield becta jisc national science foundation oclc ukoln university of birmingham university of nottingham agora archives hub dner eevl elib jisc information environment sosig archives authentication bibliographic data collection description collection development copac data data set database digital library digital preservation framework further education geospatial data gis higher education infrastructure ldap library management systems open archives initiative personalisation preservation research resource discovery search technology semantic web sfx standards url web resources z39.50 Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 748 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Policy Context: eLib and the Emergence of the Subject Gateways http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/subject-gateways <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/subject-gateways#author1">Derek Law</a> and <a href="/issue25/subject-gateways#author2">Lorcan Dempsey</a> outline some of the features of the policy environment which led to the setting up of the influential 'subject gateways' as part of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This brief paper outlines some of the features of the policy environment which led to the setting up of the influential 'subject gateways' as part of the Electronic Libraries Programme. It has the modest and partial ambition of putting some of the discussions of the time on record. It should be read as a companion piece to two other articles. The first, Law 1994, develops the historical context for the emergence of the data centres, a central component of JISC information infrastructure, and collaterally discusses the broad thrust of JISC's developing informational activity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/subject-gateways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 feature article derek law lorcan dempsey british library cni coalition for networked information d-lib magazine ietf jisc kings college london tasi ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of strathclyde dner eevl elib jisc information environment sosig archives bibliographic data cache cataloguing copac copyright data data set digital object identifier digitisation framework higher education identifier infrastructure interoperability portfolio research resource discovery software url Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 723 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk So You Want to Build a Union Catalogue? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/dovey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/dovey#author1">Matthew Dovey</a> looks at various models of virtual union catalogues in addition to those adopted by the clump projects, and other models of physical catalogues.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the not so distant past, if a group of libraries wished to offer a single online catalogue to their collections, they had to adopt a physical union catalogue model: i.e. they would have placed their catalogue records into a single searchable database. More recently there has been much work in virtual union catalogues, whereby the user interface offers integrated access to multiple catalogues as if they were a single catalogue. Neither of these approaches is a panacea, however – both have certain pros and cons, which makes the decision of which to adopt dependent on circumstances.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/dovey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 feature article matthew dovey oclc university of oxford elib aacr2 algorithm archives bath profile bibliographic data cataloguing copac data database information retrieval opac research search technology software standards url z39.50 Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 676 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Have the CLUMPs Ever Done for Us? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/stubley <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/stubley#author1">Peter Stubley</a> puts the CLUMPs in perspective.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p align="">&nbsp;</p> <p align="">Terminology appears to have played a large part in the work associated with virtual union catalogues. We have had three years of dealing with new and slightly odd terms and only time will tell whether or not the curious word ‘clump’ becomes established in the library lexicon or whether it is simply a minor blip in cataloguing, networking and service history. Rather like the term UKLDS.</p> <p align="">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/stubley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 feature article peter stubley british library jisc oclc university of sheffield dner elib accessibility bath profile bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing copac data database interoperability marc research resource discovery resource sharing rslp schema search technology software standards url vocabularies z39.50 Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 681 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Clumps As Catalogues http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/distributed/distukcat2.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/distributed/distukcat2.html#author1">Peter Stubley</a> asks whether CLUMPS as catalogues are 'virtual success or failure?'</p> </div> </div> </div> <p align="JUSTIFY">If the concept of parallel searching of catalogues via Z39.50 is stimulating, the initial manifestation is truly exciting. Maybe not exactly Alexander Graham Bell or Archimedes territory but life-enhancing nevertheless: to have been working on the implementation of an idea for over twelve months, as the UK eLib clumps projects have, and suddenly see bibliographic records returned simultaneously from a search across multiple library catalogues, makes it seem that all the arguments, stress and technical tinkerings have finally been worthwhile.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/distributed/distukcat2.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article peter stubley bldsc jisc library of congress ukoln elib authentication bath profile bibliographic data cataloguing collection description copac data database higher education identifier interoperability library management systems metadata opac research resource discovery resource sharing schema search technology software standards z39.50 Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 651 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Clumping Towards a UK National Catalogue? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/distributed/distukcat.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue22/distributed/distukcat.html#author1">Dennis Nicholson</a> argues in favour of the distributed approach to cataloguing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article presents a clumps-oriented perspective on the idea of a UK national catalogue for HE, arguing that a distributed approach based on Z39.50 has a number of attractive features when compared with the alternative physical union catalogue model, but also noting that the many difficulties currently associated with the distributed approach must be resolved before it can itself be regarded as a practical proposition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue22/distributed/distukcat.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue22 feature article dennis nicholson ukoln university of strathclyde elib seren bath profile cataloguing collection description collection development copac data data set database digital library information retrieval interoperability marc metadata opac rae research resource sharing rslp search technology standards z39.50 Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 652 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Practical Clumping: Mick Ridley on the BOPAC System http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/bopac <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/bopac#author1">Mick Ridley</a> discusses the BOPAC system.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article attempts to draw some practical lessons for those involved with clumps (or thinking about them) from our experiences on the BOPAC2 project <a href="#refs">[1]</a>. BOPAC2 was a British Library funded project, that was investigating the problems of large and complex retrievals from Z39.50 <a href="#refs">[2]</a> searches especially from multiple targets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/bopac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 feature article mick ridley bldsc british library library of congress ukoln university of bradford university of leeds elib aacr2 bibliographic data browser cataloguing copac copyright database html information architecture interoperability java marc mis opac search technology subject heading url video xml z39.50 Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 603 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JISC Content: NESLI Implications Outside the HE Community http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/jisc-content <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/jisc-content#author1">Alicia Wise</a> discusses NESLI.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most readers from within the UK Higher Education (HE) community will no doubt be aware of the National Electronic Site Licence Initiative. However, for readers from outside this sector who do not yet know the full details, and for readers who do not know the latest news about the Initiative, the first part of this article seeks to detail NESLI’s aims and objectives, and achievements so far.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/jisc-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 regular column alicia wise elsevier jisc johns hopkins university university of manchester elib nesli access control api archives authentication copac copyright data data set database higher education identifier jstor licence opac passwords research standardisation standards url Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 617 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Hybrid Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/main <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue18/main#author1">Stephen Pinfield</a> describes the role of Hybrid Libraries and Clumps</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--<UL> <LI><A HREF="#Heading1">Hybrids and Clumps</A> <UL> <LI><A HREF="#Heading2">Stephen Pinfield</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading3"></A>What is a hybrid library? <LI><A HREF="#Heading4">And clumps?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading5">What has eLib got to do with it?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading6">What are the clumps projects doing?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading7">What are the hybrid library projects doing?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading8">What will the impact be?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading9">Acknowledgements</A </UL> </UL>--><!--<UL> <LI><A HREF="#Heading1">Hybrids and Clumps</A> <UL> <LI><A HREF="#Heading2">Stephen Pinfield</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading3"></A>What is a hybrid library? <LI><A HREF="#Heading4">And clumps?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading5">What has eLib got to do with it?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading6">What are the clumps projects doing?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading7">What are the hybrid library projects doing?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading8">What will the impact be?</A> <LI><A HREF="#Heading9">Acknowledgements</A </UL> </UL>--><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue18/main" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue18 feature article stephen pinfield bldsc cerlim d-lib magazine guildhall school of music and drama kings college london leeds college of music london business school london school of economics newcastle university royal academy of music royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal northern college of music ukoln university of birmingham university of east anglia university of glasgow university of hertfordshire university of northumbria at newcastle university of oxford university of sheffield university of southampton agora elib jisc information environment niss aggregation authentication bibliographic data cataloguing copac data database digitisation higher education information architecture information retrieval interoperability library management systems metadata national library network protocol opac personalisation research resource discovery search technology software url z39.50 Sat, 19 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 552 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Good, the Bad and the Useless http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/digital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue16/digital#author1">Judith Edwards</a> evaluates Internet resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The latest estimate of the number of Web sites worldwide is almost 2.25 million <a href="#1">[1]</a>. It is part of the job of many of us - librarians or information managers - to select what our users will find useful from this mass of information. How do we decide whether or not to add details of an Internet site to our resource guide or Web page? What criteria should we use when recommending Internet resources to an individual or class? How can we judge the quality or appropriateness of a resource for a particular query or user?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/digital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue16 feature article judith edwards carnegie mellon university edina university college london elib bibliographic data browser cd-rom collection development copac copyright data database java licence passwords search technology software subject gateway url web browser Sat, 18 Jul 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 509 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ILL: Interlibrary Loan Protocol http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/ill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue16/ill#author1">Lyndon Pugh</a> and <a href="/issue16/ill#author2">Chris Rusbridge</a> on the National Library of Australia's ILL utility.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p align="LEFT">The National Library of Australia has selected Fretwell-Downing's OLIB VDX, the same product chosen by the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee's LIDDA (Local Interlending and Document Delivery Administration) Project as the heart of the new interlending and document delivery support services for the nation's libraries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/ill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue16 project update chris rusbridge lyndon pugh british library iso national library of australia elib open library bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing copac data higher education internet explorer library management systems national library search technology software z39.50 Sat, 18 Jul 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 513 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2><a name="govt"> </a></h2><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 news and events philip hunter becta birmingham city university jisc sheffield hallam university ukoln university of essex university of manchester elib heron nesli copac copyright data set database higher education infrastructure jena licence multimedia opac research software Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 503 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk An End User's View http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/end-user <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue14/end-user#author1">Oliver de Peyer</a> with his personal view of what it is like being on the other side of the the metaphorical electronic issue desk.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/end-user" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue14 feature article oliver de peyer edina jisc university of reading bibliographic data browser copac data set database graphics internet explorer java opac research search technology standards z39.50 Thu, 19 Mar 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 460 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk HEADLINE (HYBRID Electronic Access and Delivery in the Library Networked Environment) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/headline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue13/headline#author1">Maureen Wade</a> introduces HEADLINE (HYBRID Electronic Access and Delivery in the Library Networked Environment).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/headline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue13 project update maureen wade london business school london school of economics university of hertfordshire elib sosig access control bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom copac copyright data data set database doi dublin core higher education html identifier lbs passwords search technology windows z39.50 Mon, 19 Jan 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 439 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: ALISS and IRISS http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue11/planet-sosig#author1">Debra Hiom</a> on recent developments and happenings with ALISS, IRISS, and SOSIG.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue11 regular column debra hiom ilrt iriss university of glamorgan university of manchester university of warwick sosig bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing copac data set database html mailbase metadata research search technology Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 397 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk COPAC: The New Nationally Accessible Union Catalogue http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/copac <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/copac#author1">Shirley Cousins</a> introduces COPAC and discusses some of the issues involved in the ongoing development of a consolidated union OPAC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Introduction">1. Introduction</h3> <p>COPAC is a new consolidated union catalogue which provides free access to a database of records provided by members of the Consortium of University Research Libraries (CURL). The CURL database has been in existence since 1987, permitting record exchange between member libraries and providing a reference service to library staff, and it has long been felt that the database would be of value to the wider academic community. COPAC is the product of a JISC funded project to make the CURL database accessible to the research community as a whole.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/copac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article shirley cousins british library jisc university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of leeds university of manchester university of oxford elib algorithm bibliographic data browser cataloguing copac data database marc opac passwords research search technology software tagging telnet z39.50 Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 271 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EDINA: WWW, Z39.50 and All That! http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/edina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/edina#author1">Peter Burnhill</a> gives a briefing note on what EDINA and the Data Library are doing about the World Wide Web (W) and the Z39.50 Protocol (Z).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Why W? Well, a lot has been said and done about W. W clients are cheap (free?) and easy to come by. End users like them, they have point-and-click graphical interfaces. But the problem for the national bibliographic data services is how to provide access to the databases held in text management software, like BasisPlus used by both <a href="http://www.bids.ac.uk/">BIDS</a> and <a href="http://edina.ed.ac.uk/">EDINA</a>, in a way that allows users to build queries interactively, across several physical databases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/edina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update peter burnhill d-lib magazine edina library of congress oclc bibliographic data browser cataloguing copac copyright data database search technology software solaris web browser z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 205 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk CURL OPAC launch http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/copac <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/copac#author1">Andrew Cooper</a> describes the CURL OPAC launch in Manchester.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Consortium of University Research Libraries (<a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/curl/intro.html">CURL</a>) has for some years maintained a database of machine-readable catalogue records contributed by member libraries to enable the costs of cataloguing to be kept down, to members' mutual benefit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/copac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 event report andrew cooper jisc university of leeds university of manchester elib bibliographic data cataloguing copac data data set database higher education infrastructure natural language processing opac passwords portfolio research search technology software tagging telnet vt100 z39.50 Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 89 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk