Overview of content related to 'software' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/17/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue=issue6 RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en How to Grow Gossamer and Keep It Untangled http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/web-guild <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/web-guild#author1">George Munroe</a> describes the experiences in establishing a large institutional web site.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Note: The Web Pages for the Queen's Webmasters Guild can be found at <a href="http://boris.qub.ac.uk/webmasters/"> http://boris.qub.ac.uk/webmasters/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/web-guild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article george munroe apple australian national university bbc ncsa queens university belfast university college london browser copyright database ftp gopher graphics html java mac os mailbase repositories software url web browser web services Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 190 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SOSIG: Training to Support Social Science Teaching and Research http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/sosig#author1">Lesly Huxley</a>, the SOSIG Documentation and Training Officer, describes the workshops that SOSIG, one of the projects from the Access to Network Resource section, run.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Meeting_end_users-_needs">Meeting end users' needs</h3> <p>Although the 'bread and butter' end user <a href="#workshops">workshops </a>in the <i>Internet for Social Scientists</i> portfolio are aimed at less-experienced netusers there are fewer absolute beginners now than there used to be. Libraries and faculties alike are establishing and developing provision of networked machines running WWW client software and some have their own excellent general Internet training programmes. Fewer sites rely on access to the Web via text-based browsers such as Lynx, with the majority of sites visited now running Netscape.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article lesly huxley iso newcastle university elib niss sosig cataloguing copyright mailbase mis portfolio research search technology software Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 193 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MIDRIB http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/midrib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/midrib#author1">Julian Cook</a> describes a major database of medical images.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The task of MIDRIB ('Medical Images Digitised Reference Information Bank') is to create a system for the creation, storage and networked delivery of image-related information. This involves a complex chain of events that takes an image from its raw form (such as a slide on a clinician's shelf) to the point where the user can retrieve it individually from a digital networked resource of potentially hundreds of thousands of items. In between it has to be captured in digital form and described so that it can be retrieved. This sequence demands a range of processes and software tools.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/midrib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update julian cook wellcome trust midrib archives cataloguing cd-rom copyright database digitisation gif higher education medical subject headings metadata png search technology software standards Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 199 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ADAM: Bits and Pieces http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/adam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/adam#author1">Tony Gill</a> presents a few bits and pieces of news regarding the ADAM project which was featured in <a href="../issue3/adam">issue 3</a> of Ariadne.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Funding_for_Networked_Resource_Discovery_and_Delivery_System">Funding for Networked Resource Discovery &amp; Delivery System</h3> <p>The ADAM project has recently been awarded additional funding to procure a database system for the ADAM Service, up to a maximum of 30,000 GBP, following a bid to the Information Services Sub Committee (ISSC) of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). This will provide a number of significant benefits:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/adam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update tony gill ahds courtauld institute of art glasgow school of art jisc university of northumbria at newcastle university of the west of england vads elib cataloguing copyright data database information retrieval resource discovery software thesaurus Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 201 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ILRT: The Institute for Learning and Research Technology http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/ilrt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/ilrt#author1">Gillian Austen</a>, External Relations Manager at the recently founded Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol, gives an overview of its structure and objectives.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT) at the University of Bristol is host to more than seventeen funded projects at the forefront of learning and research technology, including four eLib projects ranging across the subject divide, from medicine to business to social science and beyond into generic issues. In this article we describe these four projects, SOSIG, ROADS, biz/ed and MIDRIB, as well as providing an overview of the Institute and its other projects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/ilrt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update gillian austen hewlett-packard ilrt jisc tasi university of bristol university of portsmouth university of the west of england wellcome trust cain eevl elib ihr-info midrib sosig archives authentication cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database dissemination e-learning framework higher education html infrastructure intellectual property intranet mobile multimedia research resource discovery search technology software url video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 204 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 Access V Holdings, Cranfield http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/cranfield <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/cranfield#author1">Sarah Ashton</a> reports on an event of interest to the Document Delivery community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I can only apologise for the brevity of parts of this report, and offer my excuses in the Sideline column in issue 7 of Ariadne (mid-January 1997). For reasons to be revealed there, I missed the first half of the Access v Holdings seminar, held at Cranfield University on 30th October 1996.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/cranfield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report sarah ashton cranfield university iso microsoft copyright database research search technology software video z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 206 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Allerton 1996 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/allerton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/allerton#author1">Clare Davies</a> reports on this years event in an annual conference series addressing user-centred aspects of library and information science.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Allerton Institute is an annual conference series addressing user-centred aspects of library and information science, organised by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. The conference, which this year took place from 27-29 October, is held in the disorientatingly English-stately-home-ish setting of the Robert Allerton House and Park near Monticello, Illinois. This lovely mansion and its landscaped wooded grounds were built around the turn of the century, and were later donated to the university.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/allerton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report clare davies british library indiana university library of congress university of illinois perseus copyright digital library hypertext information retrieval research search technology software standards windows Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 207 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 10th Annual Anglo-Nordic Seminar http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/lund <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/lund#author1">Kelly Russell</a> from the eLib programme describes this seminar, which heavily featured speakers and current issues relevant to the UK digital libraries movement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <title></title> </p> <p>On 11-13 October 1996 I was fortunate to be invited to participate in the 10th annual Anglo-Nordic Seminar, held in Lund, Sweden. This annual event is co-organised by the British Library and their Nordic colleagues at NORDINFO. Each year the seminar is based on a particular theme and this year it was Networking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/lund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report kelly russell british library de montfort university lund university oclc oxford university press ukoln university of oxford elib archives bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing copyright digital library dublin core framework ftp higher education hypertext infrastructure marc metadata national library opac research resource discovery schema search technology software unicode z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 208 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Open Journal Trip Report http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/open-journal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Open Journal trip report: <a href="/issue6/open-journal#author1">Jon Knight</a> visits the Open Journals eLib project to investigate what research they are undertaking into electronic journal architecture and navigation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I recently visited the ELib Open Journal Project at Southampton University (see &lt;URL:<a href="http://journals.ecs.soton.ac.uk/">http://journals.ecs.soton.ac.uk/</a>&gt;). My hosts were Leslie Carr (the project manager) and Steve Hitchcock (one of the OJ researchers). The Open Journal project is part of the ELib electronic journals strand, but they have developed technology which may be of use to some of the Access to Network Resources projects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/open-journal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report jon knight elib sosig browser cache copyright database html hypertext mac os metadata operating system perl software url web browser windows Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 209 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Elib Technical Issues Concertation Day http://www.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://www.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://www.ariadne.ac.uk Ticer Summer School on the Digital Library at Tilburg University, The Netherlands http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/tilburg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/tilburg#author1">Robert van der Zwan</a> describes a two week summer school in digital library developments at one of Europe's main research centres in this field.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For two weeks, from 4 - 16 August 1996 at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, &nbsp;a group of 60 librarians and information specialists from around the world was introduced to the strategic and practical issues relating to digital library developments. Participants came from as far afield as Japan and Costa Rica, but mostly from Western Europe, with a significant representation from the Netherlands itself. I was the only UK delegate, however three of the lecturers were from the UK including one from Ireland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/tilburg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report robert van der zwan de montfort university elsevier jisc open university tilburg university university of california berkeley cataloguing copyright database digital library ejournal information society infrastructure interoperability research resource discovery search technology software Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 211 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Intranets http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/intranets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/intranets#author1">Jon Knight</a> investigates what is meant by the current buzzword intranet and looks at how it may be applied in a library environment. A suggestion for a low cost entry level intranet solution is also given.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you open a computer magazine today, the chances are you will be confronted by articles and advertisements discussing how to set up a corporate <em>intranet</em>. The term intranet seems to have sprung up as if by magic in the last year or so and now many products are "intranet ready" or "intranet enabled". But what exactly is an intranet and should libraries be making use of them?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/intranets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 tooled up jon knight loughborough university apache archives browser cd-rom copyright data database dissemination free software html intranet licence linux opac operating system passwords perl scripting language software web browser Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 212 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Displaying SGML Documents on the World Wide Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sgml <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/sgml#author1">David Houghton</a> discusses a method by which documents marked up using Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML) can be used to generate a database for use in conjunction with the World Wide Web.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article discusses a method by which documents marked up using Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML) can be used to generate a database for use in conjunction with the World Wide Web. The tools discussed in this article and those that were used in experiments are all public domain or shareware packages. This demonstrates that the power and flexibilty of SGML can be utilised by the Internet community at little or no cost. The motivation for this work stems from the lack of standardisation on display techniques for SGML presentation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sgml" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 tooled up david houghton de montfort university elsevier iso ncsa university of leeds ascii authentication bibliographic data browser copyright data database dtd ftp gif html hypertext internet explorer jpeg latex perl programming language search technology sgml software standardisation standards url web browser Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 213 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk British Library Corner: Setting Priorities for Digital Library Research, The Beginnings of a Process? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/british-library <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/british-library#author1">Graham Jefcoate</a> describes the background behind the recently announced British Library Research and Innovation Centre call for proposals in the field of digital library research.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Further details on the call for proposals mentioned in this article can be found at: <a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/papers/bl/callforproposal.html"> <a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/papers/bl/callforproposal.html" title="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/papers/bl/callforproposal.html">http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/papers/bl/callforproposal.html</a> </a> The British Library Research and Innovation Centre has initiated a process of discussion and debate among those working in the field of digital library research. This discussion is intended to help gain some idea of which issues need to be addressed and to establish how the research programmes and funding agencies in the field might set their own priorities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/british-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column graham jefcoate british library de montfort university jisc library association library of congress loughborough university nhs portico ukoln university of bath university of edinburgh university of hertfordshire university of sheffield elib archives cataloguing cd-rom copyright digital library digitisation dissemination higher education infrastructure multimedia research software subject gateway Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 214 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner: Treasure Island on the Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/public-libraries#author1">Sarah Ormes</a> looks at children's libraries and literacy, and describes the Treasure Island Web pages, a resource that shows how the potential of the Web can be used to make classic texts more accessible to a younger audience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Web pages described in this article can be found at:<br /><a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/treasure/">http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/treasure/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column sarah ormes ukoln copyright graphics html hypertext perl software video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 216 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Wire: Interview with Glen Monks http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/wire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/wire#author1">Glen Monks</a> is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>What do you do in the world of networking/libraries/WWW?</b></p> <p><b>I</b>'m one of these "Networked Systems Officers" type people. "Technical support," "System Administrator", call it what you will, I'm the person that every organization has to fix problems, yell at when the network is down and keep forever occupied with unending lists of minor problems. To anyone who is in my position will know, it is a self sustaining job, for every attempt to fix anything results in two things breaking.</p> <p><b>...and how did you get into this area?</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/wire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column glen monks ukoln university of bath cache cataloguing copyright data flash java mobile search technology software standards Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 217 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OMNI-Corner: Meeting the Visible Human http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/omni-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/omni-corner#author1">Sue Welsh</a> reports from the Visible Human Project Conference of October 1996, an event that brought together many of the people involved with one of the most high profile Internet-based medical resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/publications/factsheets/visible_human.html">Visible Human</a> is one of the Internets best known sites; one of its big stories. However, the size of the Visible Human Dataset (VHD) means that most of us have no way of making use of the raw data itself. We have, so far, been more impressed by the idea than the reality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/omni-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column sue welsh university of cambridge bibliographic data browser cd-rom data data set database dissemination gopher graphics latex licence national library research software standards visualisation Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 219 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Your Way: John Moores http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/john-moores <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/john-moores#author1">Isobel Stark</a> visits one of the most prominent new university library buildings of recent years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Few libraries in the UK can be as converged with computing services as at Liverpool John Moores University. In fact to talk of a library, either as a physical space or a body of staff, at all in the context of JMU is nonsensical. Since 1994 instead of a University Library, John Moores Cathedrals campus has had the Aldham Robarts Learning Resources Centre (or ARC for short).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/john-moores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column isobel stark liverpool john moores university university of bath multimedia opac software Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 220 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk