Overview of content related to 'software' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/17/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue=issue29 RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en An Introduction to Web Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/gardner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/gardner#author1">Tracy Gardner</a> introduces web services: self-describing applications, which can be discovered and accessed over the web by other applications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="What_are_Web_Services">What are Web Services?</h3> <p>The term web services has gaining visibility in recent months, there has been a W3C workshop on web services [<a href="#1">1</a>] and the big industry players such as IBM, Microsoft and Sun have been announcing their web services strategies. So what's it all about and should you be involved? This article aims to be a starting point for answering these questions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/gardner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article tracy gardner ibm microsoft w3c authentication copyright digital library infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata resource discovery search technology service registry soap software standards uddi url web services wsdl xml Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 818 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Architects of the Information Age http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/miller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/miller#author1">Paul Miller</a> reports on a recent UKOLN-organised event at the Office of the e-Envoy, and explores the need for an architecture to scope what we build online.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In July of this year, Interoperability Focus [<a href="#1">1</a>] organised a meeting at the Office of the e–Envoy [<a href="#2">2</a>], the Cabinet Office unit responsible for driving forward the UK's e–Government initiatives.</p> <p>Across an increasing number of initiatives and programmes, there is a growing recognition of the need for common 'architectures' within which truly useful applications and services may be constructed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/miller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article paul miller british library jisc mimas ordnance survey ukoln dner zetoc archives authentication cataloguing collection description data data model database dcmi digital object identifier digitisation doi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-government framework gif higher education identifier information architecture infrastructure interoperability metadata personalisation portal preservation research resource discovery search technology semantic web software standards thesaurus uri url video vocabularies xml Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 819 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Subject Portals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/clark <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/clark#author1">Judith Clark</a> describes a three-year project to develop a set of subject portals as part of the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) development programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The vision that created the Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) grew out of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)s history of engagement with Higher and Further Education Institutions and significant research libraries in the UK. The DNER has an ambitious goal - to empower the HE/Post-16 community by providing quick, coherent and reliable access to a managed information environment that is geared to supporting learning and teaching activities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/clark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article judith clark jisc massachusetts institute of technology oai oclc dner eevl elib jisc information environment sosig subject portals project aggregation archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development controlled vocabularies data database digital library dublin core framework further education higher education infrastructure interoperability java knowledge management licence managed learning environment metadata multimedia mysql open archives initiative open source portal portfolio research resource discovery rss search technology software standards subject gateway thesaurus tomcat uportal url usability vocabularies web portal windows z39.50 Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 820 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Managing Electronic Library Services: Current Issues in UK Higher Education Institutions http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/pinfield <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/pinfield#author1">Stephen Pinfield</a> surveys some of the key issues associated with delivering electronic library services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Managing the development and delivery of electronic library services is one of the major current challenges for university library and information services. This article provides a brief overview of some of the key issues facing information professionals working in higher education institutions (HEIs). In doing so, it also picks up some of the real-world lessons which have emerged from the eLib (Electronic Libraries) programme now that it has come to a close.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/pinfield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article stephen pinfield british library d-lib magazine jisc oai oclc sconul ukoln university of birmingham university of nottingham agora dner elib heron inspiral jisc information environment justeis nesli archives authentication bath profile bibliographic data cataloguing collection development copyright data data set database digital library digital preservation dublin core ebook ejournal eprints framework free software higher education ict infrastructure library management systems licence managed learning environment marc metadata mysql opac open archives initiative openurl personalisation php portal preservation research resource discovery rslp schema search technology sfx software standards url vle web resources z39.50 Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 821 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Migration: A Camileon Discussion Paper http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/camileon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/camileon#author1">Paul Wheatley</a> explores migration issues for the long-term preservation of digital materials.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Aims">Aims</h3> <p>This paper is intended to continue the debate on the different uses of <strong>migration</strong> for the long-term preservation of digital materials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/camileon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article paul wheatley bbc oais university of leeds archives ascii data database digital preservation file format framework gif graphics identifier multimedia preservation research resource description rtf search technology software standards url video Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 823 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Evolution of Portable Electronic Books http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/wilson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/wilson#author1">Ruth Wilson</a> charts the development of portable electronic book hardware, from the first generation in 1980s to the range of handheld devices available today.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many months after reading and hearing about their introduction in the US, portable electronic books are now becoming available in the UK. Franklin’s eBookMan [<a href="#1">1</a>] is available online from bestbuy.com and amazon.com and from some high street retailers, the goReader is available for purchase via their Web site [<a href="#2">2</a>], a variety of ebook reading software can be downloaded to PDAs for free via the Internet, and some Pocket PCs are being sold pre-installed with Microsoft Reader [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/wilson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article ruth wilson amazon apple bbc hewlett-packard information today jisc microsoft university of strathclyde dner eboni cd-rom copyright data digital library ebook graphics higher education html mobi mp3 multimedia research search technology software standards url usability windows wireless Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 824 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Collective Convergence: The Work of the Collection Description Focus http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/robinson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/robinson#author1">Pete Johnston</a> and Bridget Robinson outline the work of the Collection Description Focus.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UK Collection Description Focus (1) was launched on 1 June 2001. It is a national post, jointly funded for a twelve-month period by the Joint Information Systems Committee/Distributed National Electronic Resource (JISC/DNER) (2) , the Research Support Libraries Program (RSLP) (3) and the British Library (4). The Focus 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/issue29/robinson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article pete johnston british library jisc microsoft ukoln university of bath archives hub dner archives collection description data database dissemination dtd dublin core dublin core metadata initiative ead interoperability metadata rdf research rslp schema search technology software url xml Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 826 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Windows NT Explorer: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/ntexplorer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/ntexplorer#author1">Brett Burridge</a> investigates the use of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), the XML-based protocol that is taking a leading role in the emerging area of Web Services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Previous Windows NT Explorer articles featured in Ariadne have looked at some of the essentials tools and technologies for web development on the Microsoft Windows platform, namely Internet Information Server <a href="#1">[1]</a> and Active Server Pages <a href="#2">[2]</a>. The focus this issue is the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). The protocol is a core technology in the provision of web services across the Internet. While SOAP is not a Microsoft specific technology, the protocol is being embraced by the company as it focuses effort on the provision of web services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/ntexplorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 regular column brett burridge ibm microsoft university of essex w3c apache authentication data database e-business html javascript mobile operating system passwords perl php programming language soap software sql sql server uddi url web app web development web services windows wsdl xml Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 828 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: Carrying Out Your Own Web Watch Survey http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> describes how you can carry out your own WebWatch benchmarking survey across your own community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 1997 UKOLN received funding for a project known as <em>WebWatch</em> <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> . The aim of the WebWatch project was to develop and use automated robot software to analyse Web sites across a number of public sector communities. After the project funding finished UKOLN continued to provide WebWatch surveys across communities such as UK Higher Education Web sites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 tooled up brian kelly google ukoln university of bath university of exeter university of hull university of sheffield university of wolverhampton niss accessibility archives browser copyright data database higher education html hypertext javascript php research search technology software standards url web browser web resources web services windows Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 831 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 Managing Digital Video Content http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/patel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/patel#author1">Manjula Patel</a> reviews the two-day workshop on current and emerging standards for managing digital video content held in Atlanta, Georgia, 15-16 August 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Managing Digital Video Content” [1], a two-day workshop on current and emerging standards for managing digital video content took place on 15-16th August, 2001, in Atlanta, Georgia. The workshop was sponsored by ViDe, the video development initiative [2], the Southeastern Universities Research Association, SURA [3], Internet2 [4] and the Coalition for Networked Information, CNI [5]. Approximately 180 delegates attended, the majority from the States, peppered by one or two from Europe and Australia. Note that most of the presentations are available from the workshop web site [1].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/patel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 event report manjula patel cni coalition for networked information distributed systems technology centre georgia institute of technology indiana university iso mpeg oai ukoln university of washington accessibility application profile archives cataloguing content management data database digital asset management drm dublin core framework infrastructure metadata mpeg-1 mpeg-2 mpeg-4 multimedia odrl open archives initiative research search technology soap software standards url video Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 834 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developing an Agenda for Institutional E-Print Archives http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/open-archives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/open-archives#author1">Philip Hunter</a>, <a href="/issue29/open-archives#author2">John MacColl</a> and <a href="/issue29/open-archives#author3">Marieke Napier</a> report on a one day Open Archives conference on OAI compliant metadata and e-print issues. Held at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London. 11 July 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A one day Open Archives event co-ordinated by the DNER, CURL and UKOLN was held on Wednesday 11th July at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Birdcage Walk, London. Birdcage walk is in a very impressive part of London, circumscribed by <b>Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and the Houses of Parliament</b>. Lucky for us the hot sun added to the splendor of the location.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/open-archives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 event report john maccoll marieke guy philip hunter british library cornell university jisc mimas oai oais stm ukoln university college london university of glasgow university of leeds university of southampton dner jisc information environment nesli repec archives authentication data data set database digital preservation dissemination dublin core eprints framework further education html infrastructure interoperability marc metadata portal preservation rae repositories research software standards url xml z39.50 Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 835 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/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> <h3 id="JISC_publishes_three_important_documents">JISC publishes three important documents</h3> <p>The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) promotes the innovative application and use of information systems and information technology in Higher and Further education across the UK.</p> <p>The JISC has published three new documents. These are the draft 3-year Collection Strategy, the Collections Development Policy and the Final Report from the JCEI (JISC Committee for Electronic Information) Charging Working Group</p> <p><strong>Collection Strategy</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 news and events shirley keane jisc microsoft niso rnib south bank university ukoln university of bath dner adobe aggregation archives authentication content management copyright data set digitisation drm dublin core e-learning ebook further education identifier interoperability mac os metadata mobi portfolio research sgml software tei xml Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 838 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Software Review: C4U http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/c4u <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/c4u#author1">Andrew Cox</a> and <a href="/issue29/c4u#author2">Simon McLean</a> review this web-monitoring software.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>C4U is a personal link checker that will check for changes to web pages according to parameters you set, can access password protected sites and through which you can preview changes to see whether they are significant. As a personal productivity tool I recommend it, though some aspects of its design could be improved.</p> <p>We all want to keep up to date with the minimum of effort. There are quite a few options available:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/c4u" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 review andrew cox simon mclean google jisc microsoft south bank university ukoln university of bath archives browser cookie copyright database google search intranet operating system passwords php research search technology software url usability windows Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 839 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk