Table of contents: issue1 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/185/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en eLib Starts to Deliver http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/elib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne explains how the Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib), a key IT programme for academic libraries, is shaping up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Electronic Libraries Programme, funded by <a href="http://www.niss.ac.uk/education/jasper/intro.html">JISC</a> as a consequence of the Follett Report into UK academic libraries, is now properly underway.</p> <p>The UK Higher Education funding councils have committed £15 million to the programme, which will aim to pave the way towards the fully electronic library of the future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/elib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 feature article john kirriemuir jisc elib database digitisation higher education infrastructure research Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 27 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The 4th WWW Conference in Boston http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/boston <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.bris.ac.uk/ilrt/people/person/debra-a-hiom/overview.html">Debra Hiom</a> and <a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/ukoln/staff/alumni/">John Kirriemuir</a> provide an informal report from the "cutting edge" of Web development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is an informal diary of two delegates who attended the big event for World Wide Web people, namely the 4th International WWW Conference. Debra Hiom, the SOSIG research officer and John Kirriemuir, the <a href="http://ukoln.bath.ac.uk/">UKOLN</a> Information Officer provide the dialogue. The good quality photographs were taken by Debra, on her expensive camera, while the not-so-good quality pictures were taken by John on a cheap and nasty disposable camera (7 dollars).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/boston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 feature article debra hiom john kirriemuir massachusetts institute of technology oasis oclc sun microsystems ukoln university of kent university of manchester w3c sosig archives ascii browser cache data html identifier java licence linux metadata preservation research resource discovery software telnet uri url web development Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 28 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Bernard Naylor: At the Eye of the Internet Storm http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/bernard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.nmct.co.uk/bernard-naylor.html">Bernard Naylor</a>, the University Librarian at the University of Southampton, describes the information hurricane that is battering the world of Libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It seems such a short time ago since it was low on the horizon. It was still difficult, then, to be sure the seascape was changing. The burgeoning expansion of electronic communication had small beginnings in the late '60s and '70s with automated library in-house systems and online database searching. Even as recently as three years ago, we were still arguing about those minor tropical storms called Archie, Gopher, Veronica and WAIS.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/bernard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 feature article bernard naylor british library bibliographic data database framework gopher licence rae software url Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 29 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What's Good and Bad about BUBL http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/bubl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue1/bubl#author1">Traugott Koch</a> reviews the Bulletin Board for Libraries (BUBL).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is no doubt that <a href="http://www.bubl.bath.ac.uk/BUBL/">BUBL</a> retains its place as the Number One Internet resource for librarians. BUBL was one of the first of the major cooperative sites in our common subject area of the Internet, and is an impressive example of what can be accomplished by well organized, broad cooperation between colleagues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/bubl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 feature article traugott koch lund university oclc ukoln elib niss sosig archives bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing copyright database dublin core ftp gopher graphics html mailbase marc metadata opac research resource description resource discovery search technology software telnet udc url usability web services z39.50 Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 30 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OMNI: Organising Medical Networked Information http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/omni <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Frank Norman, project co-ordinator, describes OMNI, what it can do for you (and you for it). OMNI is an eLib project from the Access to Network Resources programme area. It consists of a well-maintained and expanding database of medical and health resources that can be accessed through JANET/Internet. This database can be searched, via a World Wide Web browser; in addition, catalogues of the resources are available for browsing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever wanted a service that could quickly and reliably guide you through the Internet jungle to a quality source of well-maintained information? Do you despair of out-of-date bookmark lists that point you to obsolete web addresses, and too-powerful Internet robot indexers that retrieve everything but what you really wanted to find?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/omni" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 project update frank norman cain eevl elib ihr-info omni project sosig cataloguing data database framework graphics higher education mailbase national library research thesaurus udc Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 31 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EduLib: The National Network of Electronic Library Accredited Trainers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/edulib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EduLib is an eLib project from the training and awareness section of the programme. Jane Core describes the project, and how it will affect librarians in the Higher Education community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>User education, information skills, librarians as educators? - the literature is more plentiful than rich. Paradoxically, references to the application of educational theory, concerning the way people learn, and how this is reflected in the activities and skills of librarians, are most infrequent. Librarians are involved now in training and supporting the users of information, and have every reason to be optimistic about the value and need for this in future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/edulib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 project update jane core jisc university of abertay dundee university of hull elib dissemination higher education mailbase portfolio research Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 32 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk CLIC: An Electronic Chemistry Journal http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/clic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>CLIC is a project from the Electronic Journals area of the Electronic Libraries Programme. <a href="http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/rzepa/">Henry Rzepa</a>, from the Chemistry Department at Imperial College, explains the need for journals in the field of Chemistry that use leading edge technology for molecular information storage, retrieval and manipulation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chemistry is one of the most visual and "three dimensional" of sciences. For many generations, communication of the subject has been rooted on the printed pages of chemical journals, with even colour a rare event. Partially because of such limitations, the subject has evolved a complex and arcane symbolism for its written representation. The complexities of this "chemical nomenclature" in turn result in substantial risk of the propagation of errors and misinterpretation of results.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/clic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 project update henry rzepa imperial college london university of cambridge algorithm data information retrieval research Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 33 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Interface http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/paul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Interview with <a href="http://www.cni.org/about-cni/history/paul-evan-peters/">Paul Evan Peters</a>, director of the US Coalition for Networked Information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Paul Evan Peters is of a philosophical turn of mind. Even at breakfast, in his hotel in <a href="http://www.herts.ac.uk">Hatfield</a> where he was based for the <a href="http://www.herts.ac.uk/Libtech/conf.htm">LibTech Conference</a>, he drops easily into a fluent analysis of the goals of the Coalition for Networked Information, the organisation which he founded five years ago. The CNI was formed to promote the creation of networked information resources which will advance scholarship and intellectual productivity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/paul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 regular column alison kilgour paul evan peters cni coalition for networked information bibliographic data cataloguing collection development copyright gopher information society search technology software Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 34 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Your Way http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/lough <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Loughborough University has a reputation for technological excellence. Its Information Service was revamped last year, and is becoming increasingly dependent upon the Internet. Alison Kilgour reports.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sprawling across a vast 216 acre site, Loughborough University is one of the largest university campuses anywhere in the UK. The university is the largest employer in this little industrial town, and in term time the student population swells the population of the town considerably. Fittingly, for an academic institution in an industrial environment, the university has a reputation as a leader in the field of technological innovation. In addition, it is considering dropping the 'Technology', from its title, and is now known simply as '<a href="http://www.lboro.ac.uk/">Loughborough University</a>'.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/lough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 regular column alison kilgour loughborough university oclc talis cataloguing cd-rom graphics opac research search technology Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 35 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk View from the Hill http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/douglas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Scottish poet <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Dunn">Douglas Dunn</a> waxes lyrical on all things Internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Scottish poet Douglas Dunn, author of several collections of poetry including the award-winning Elegies in 1985, is currently Professor of English at the <a href="http://www.st-and.ac.uk/">University of St Andrews</a>. Stepping into his book-filled office on a sparkling December morning, it took me a moment or two to spot the PC, only partly visible behind a mountain of textbooks. "My glorified typewriter" is how Dunn refers to it.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/douglas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 regular column douglas dunn library association university of hull university of st andrews cd-rom database Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 36 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Sceptics Column http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/jim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Jim Smith finds that the Internet is no place to do research.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For most of us, whether researchers, academics, information professionals, or even curious members of the public, the Internet appears to hold out incredible promise: all the knowledge of the world lies in wait for us, if only we know where to look. At our fingertips awaits a bounty of information, the wisdom of the globe, the tree of knowledge. The vision is misleading, a phantom that (unfortunately) may never possess substance. There are very great differences between conducting on-line and 'traditional' research and, for the moment, the old ways still appear to be best.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/jim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 regular column jim smith library of congress accessibility cd-rom data gopher graphics higher education research Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 37 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Wire: Email Interview with Traugott Koch http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/wire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue1/wire#author1">Traugott Koch</a> submits to an interview by email.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this 'Wire' interview <em>Ariadne</em>&nbsp;staff ask Traugott Koch for his views on how libraries can develop in response to the World Wide Web.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/wire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 regular column traugott koch elsevier lund university oclc ukoln university of cambridge sosig archives browser cataloguing cd-rom data database dtd gopher html hypertext information retrieval java mobile purl research resource discovery rtf search technology sgml software standards tei thesaurus url urn video web browser windows Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 38 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Sideline http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/sidelines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/news/archive/2011/Title,62616,en.html">John MacColl</a> on the delights of sharing the blandest of Midland hotels with a group of eLib project managers for a couple of days.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not a PC in sight. Not a torn fly-poster left over from the end of last session's revelries anywhere. Instead, seven storeys of the blandest of Midlands hotels, on a smeary wet couple of September days towards the end of the summer vacation.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/sidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 regular column john maccoll elib windows Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 39 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Netskills Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/brian <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Netskills corner - <a href="/issue1/brian#author1">Brian Kelly</a>, Senior Trainer at Netskills, reviews Internet Explorer, Microsoft's Browser for Windows 95.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the beginning was Tim Berners-Lee's WWW (World Wide Web) browser for the NeXT. Then came the CERN WWW line browser and the Viola graphical browser for X. However the first widely- used WWW browser was NCSA Mosaic which was developed initially for X, and then for the Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh environments. NCSA Mosaic was developed by a group led by Marc Andreessen at the National Center For Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/brian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 tooled up brian kelly apple ibm microsoft ncsa oracle university of illinois elib avi browser cache html internet explorer java marc operating system search technology software standards url video windows Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 40 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk From the Trenches: HTML, Which Version? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/knight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In From the Trenches, a regular column which delves into the more technical aspects of networking and the World Wide Web, <a href="/issue1/knight#author1">Jon Knight</a>, programmer and a member of the ROADS team, takes a look at the causes of good and bad HTML and explains what tags we should be marking up Web pages with.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most people concerned with Electronic Libraries have by now marked up a document in the HyperText Markup Language (HTML), even if its only their home page. HTML provides an easy means of adding functionality such as distributed hyperlinking and insertion of multimedia objects into documents. Done well, HTML provides access to information over a wide variety of platforms using many different browsers accessing servers via all manners of network connections. However, it is also possible to do HTML badly. Badly done HTML may tie a document down to a particular browser or hardware platform.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/knight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 tooled up jon knight ibm ietf loughborough university microsoft ascii browser data dtd html hypertext latex multimedia sgml software standards tei url usability Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 41 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Resources http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/other/resources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Resources of use to UK Library/Information Science people.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this 'Resources' section,&nbsp;<em>Ariadne</em> staff explain where to find further information of interest to readers.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/other/resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 odds and ends john kirriemuir d-lib magazine hefce jisc ukoln elib niss copyright database higher education mailbase research search technology Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1635 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Downtime http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/poem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Downtime is a regular section containing items to help you unwind from the rigours of networking.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this 'Downtime' section, <em>Ariadne</em> staff offer some poetry and cartoons for the entertainment of readers.&nbsp;</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/poem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 odds and ends jill bamber malcolm campbell Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 42 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk John Burnside http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/john <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>John Burnside, fellow in creative writing at the University of Dundee, gives us his thoughts on adapting to 'change'.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's no accident that the great classic of early Chinese literature is called The Book of Changes. In common with Heraclitus, this impressionistic text, while it is open to a wide variety of interpretations, insists on one key truth: that change, in all its manifestations, is the essence of life. Even the most urbane Chinese scholars lived at such proximity to nature that the universality of change - in the seasons, in growth and decay and, of course, in the affairs of the court - could not be ignored.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/john" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue1 odds and ends john burnside university of dundee Fri, 19 Jan 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 43 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk