Overview of content related to 'ejournal' http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/1867/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 70 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/editorial#author1">The editor</a> introduces readers to the content of <em>Ariadne</em> Issue 70.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Issue 70 of <em>Ariadne </em>which is full to the brim with feature articles and a wide range of event reports and book reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 editorial richard waller alt amazon google hefce jisc portico rdwg ukoln university of oxford w3c ark project jisc information environment jusp liparm rdmrose web accessibility initiative wikipedia accessibility aggregation archives bs8878 controlled vocabularies data data management database digital curation digitisation ejournal framework higher education identifier internet explorer jstor licence metadata microsoft reporting services mobile open access perl portal preservation privacy raptor repositories research resource management schema search technology software standardisation standards sushi wcag web resources web services wiki xml xml schema Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:20:23 +0000 lisrw 2417 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Mining the Archive: The Development of Electronic Journals http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/white <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/white#author1">Martin White</a> looks through the <em>Ariadne</em> archive to trace the development of e-journals as a particular aspect of electronic service delivery and highlights material he considers as significant.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>My career has spanned 42 years in the information business. It has encompassed 10,000-hole optical coincidence cards, online database services, videotext, laser discs, and CD-ROMs, the World Wide Web, mobile services and big data solutions. I find the historical development of information resource management absolutely fascinating, yet feel that in general it is poorly documented from an analytical perspective even though there are some excellent archives.</p> <p>These archives include the back issues of <em>Ariadne</em> from January 1996. <em>Ariadne</em> has always been one of my must-reads as a way of keeping in touch with issues and developments in e-delivery of information. The recently launched new <em>Ariadne</em> platform [<a href="#1">1</a>] has provided easier access to these archives. Looking through its content has reminded me of the skills and vision of the UK information profession as it sought to meet emerging user requirements with very limited resources.&nbsp; The archives have always been available on the <em>Ariadne</em> site but the recent update to the site and the availability of good tags on the archive content has made it much easier to mine through the archive issues.</p> <p>The <em>Ariadne</em> team, in particular Richard Waller, has given me the opportunity to mine those archives [<a href="#2">2</a>] and trace some of the developments in electronic service delivery in the UK.</p> <p>Indeed working through the archives is now probably too easy as in the preparation of this column I have found myself moving sideways from many of the feature articles to revel in the other columns that have been a feature of Ariadne. This article is a personal view of some of these developments and is in no way intended to be a definitive account. Its main purpose is to encourage others to look into the archive and learn from the experiences of the many innovators that have patiently coped with the challenges of emerging technology, resource limitations and often a distinct lack of strategy and policy at both an institutional and government level.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Figure 1: Optical coincidence card, circa 1970" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-white/image1-optical-coincidence-card.jpg" style="width: 171px; height: 289px;" title="Figure 1: Optical coincidence card, circa 1970" /></p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 1: Optical coincidence card, circa 1970</strong></p> <h2 id="e-Journal_Development">e-Journal Development</h2> <p>Arriving at the University of Southampton in 1967 my main surprise was not the standard of the laboratories but the quality and scale of the Chemistry Department library. School does not prepare you for reading primary journals and how best to make use of Chemical Abstracts, but I quickly found that working in the library was much more fun than in a laboratory. I obtained an excellent result in one vacation project on physical chemistry problems by reverse engineering the problems through Chemical Abstracts! Therefore, as it turned out, I had started my career as an information scientist before I even graduated. By 1977 I was working with The Chemical Society on the micropublishing of journals and taking part in a British Library project on the future of chemical information. &nbsp;Re-reading the outcomes of that project makes me realise how difficult it is to forecast the future. Now my past has re-asserted itself to good effect as I have both the honour and excitement of being Chair of the eContent Committee of the Royal Society of Chemistry.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Figure 2: Laser disc, circa 1980" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-white/image2-laserdiscs.jpg" style="width: 336px; height: 312px;" title="Figure 2: Laser disc, circa 1980" /></p> <p style="text-align: center; "><strong>Figure 2: Laser disc, circa 1980</strong></p> <p>So from my standpoint, in seeking to identify distinct themes in the development of information resource management in <em>Ariadne</em>, a good place to start is with the e-markup of chemical journals. In Issue 1 Dr Henry Rzepa wrote about the potential benefits of the semantic markup of primary journals to provide chemists with access to the content of the journal article and not just to a contents page and title [<a href="#4">4</a>]. The immediate problem you face reading this admirable summary of the potential benefits of markup is that many of the hyperlinks have disappeared. History has been technologically terminated. Almost 15 years passed by before the Royal Society of Chemistry set up Project Prospect and turned semantic markup into a production process [4]. Dr Rzepa is now Professor of Computational Chemistry at Imperial College, London.</p> <p>By the mid-1990s good progress had been made in e-journal production technologies and the first e-only journals were beginning to appear. Among them was <em>Glacial Geology and Geomorphology</em> (GGG) which existed in a printed version only in as far as readers could print out a selection from it. One aim of GGG is therefore to provide the benefits of electronic transfer as well as other value added products in an accepted academic, peer-reviewed system. The author of the article describing the project [<a href="#5">5</a>] was Dr. Brian Whalley, who went on to become a Professor in the Geomaterials Research Group, Queens University of Belfast. As you will discover from <a href="../author/brian-whalley-author-profile">his author profile</a> (another <em>Ariadne</em> innovation), Brian is still active though retired from formal education. What struck me about this article was the author’s vision in January 1996 of how e-journals could be of benefit in university teaching.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article martin white andrew w mellon foundation british library hefce imperial college london institute of physics intranet focus ltd jisc mimas portico stm ukoln university of glasgow university of manchester university of sheffield university of southampton jisc information environment accessibility archives big data blog content management copyright database ebook ejournal higher education intellectual property jstor licence mobile open access research resource management search technology standards Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:50:18 +0000 lisrw 2401 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Walk-in Access to e-Resources at the University of Bath http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/robinson-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/robinson-et-al#author1">Kate Robinson</a>, <a href="/issue69/robinson-et-al#author2">Lizz Jennings</a> and <a href="/issue69/robinson-et-al#author3">Laurence Lockton</a> outline a low-cost solution to walk-in (visitor) access to licensed e-journals, drawing on their practice at the University of Bath with a wiki ERM and OPAC terminals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although the move from print to electronic journals over the last two decades has been enormously beneficial to academic libraries and their users, the shift from owning material outright to renting access has restricted the autonomy of librarians to grant access to these journals.</p> <h2 id="The_Problem">The Problem</h2> <p>Licence restrictions imposed by publishers define and limit access rights and librarians have increasingly taken on the role of restricting access on behalf of the publisher, rather than granting access on behalf of their institution.&nbsp; In other words, librarians and their institutions are no longer free to decide who may read this material as they no longer own it.&nbsp;</p> <p>This situation has been the subject of negotiation for some time, and it is fair to say that an accommodation has been reached in many cases through less restrictive licensing terms.&nbsp; Some clearer definition of groups who can use e-journals has eased the situation for 'authorised users', such as those teaching students of an institution who are not directly employed by the institution itself, for example, through franchised courses.&nbsp; However, there is still a group of potential users who do not have a relationship with an institution other than a wish to access the Library's holdings to further their research or their curiosity.&nbsp; In the past, such access was at the discretion of the Librarian but with regard to e-journals it is now set out in publishers’ licences, usually under the terms of 'walk-in access' to these resources.&nbsp; This in itself is a positive move and seemingly restores some access control to the Librarian.&nbsp; In practice, however, it has not proved to be straightforward to implement.</p> <p>In general terms e-journal access, although via the Web, piggybacks on established University IT systems and safeguards which have not always been specifically designed to support the licence restrictions of publishers.&nbsp; The definition of an authorised user for walk-in access is usually one who has been granted access to the Library building.&nbsp; This requirement for e-journal material to be restricted to the actual library building, not just University premises, presents a technical challenge.&nbsp; It is not reasonable to expect a University's IT infrastructure to be redesigned to accommodate the needs of those who are not part of the institution.&nbsp; However, there is a balance to be struck as a tipping point has been reached, with journal holdings become increasingly e-only and widening participation becoming increasingly important to institutions.&nbsp;</p> <p>There are a growing number of groups who would like would and benefit from walk-in access.&nbsp;&nbsp; In recent years requests for access to e-journals have become more frequent from library users, such as researchers who already use and borrow hard-copy materials through the SCONUL Access scheme, and school/college students undertaking Extended Project or International Baccalaureate qualifications.&nbsp; Clearly it is desirable to support the research community of which we are part, and to encourage EP/IB students whose next steps may well be into Higher Education.&nbsp; Visits for school/college groups are increasingly encouraged at institutional level and often include teaching and other intensive support from library staff; support which increases as the range of material they are authorised to access decreases.&nbsp; Research areas and subjects for these pieces of work are diverse and cannot be easily satisfied through textbook material or residual hard-copy journal holdings.&nbsp; In this climate, we need to look again at how to implement walk-in access to open up resources wherever possible.&nbsp; To do this we first need to take two steps: to identify which online material we can allow access to and to facilitate access through a route which meets licence terms, that is, to this material only within the library building.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/robinson-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 tooled up kate robinson laurence lockton lizz jennings cilip robert gordon university sconul ucisa university of bath access control accessibility authentication browser cataloguing collection development data database dublin core ejournal firefox higher education infrastructure institutional repository intranet ldap library management systems licence opac open source opera operating system passwords research resource discovery resource management smartphone solaris url usability web browser wiki windows Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:10:21 +0000 lisrw 2349 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/elbert-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/elbert-et-al#author1">Monika Elbert</a>, <a href="/issue68/elbert-et-al#author2">David Fuegi</a> and <a href="/issue68/elbert-et-al#author3">Ugne Lipeikaite</a> describe the principal findings of the study <em>Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa</em> which served to provide evidence of how public libraries are perceived by their stakeholders.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article presents a summary of some results of the study <em>Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>] which was conducted to research perceptions of stakeholders and the public towards public libraries in six African countries. The study is closely linked with the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>], which awarded grants to public libraries in developing and transition countries to address a range of socio-economic issues facing their communities, including projects in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/elbert-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 feature article david fuegi monika elbert ugne lipeikaite eifl ifla oclc tns rms eifl-plip europeana archives cataloguing data digital library dissemination e-government ejournal framework ict infrastructure national library research search technology sms software Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:06:59 +0000 lisrw 1690 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Adapting VuFind as a Front-end to a Commercial Discovery System http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/seaman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/seaman#author1">Graham Seaman</a> describes the adaptation of an open source discovery tool, VuFind, to local needs, discusses the decisions which needed to be made in the process, and considers the implications of this process for future library discovery systems.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>VuFind is an open source discovery system originally created by Villanova University near Philadelphia [<a href="#1">1</a>] and now supported by Villanova with the participation in development of libraries around the world. It was one of the first next-generation library discovery systems in the world, made possible by the open source Solr/Lucene text indexing and search system which lies at the heart of VuFind (Solr also underlies several of the current commercial offerings, including Serials Solutions' Summon and ExLibris' Primo).</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/seaman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 tooled up graham seaman google minnesota state colleges and universities national library of australia royal holloway serials solutions university of london villanova university western michigan university worldcat ajax api archives authentication cataloguing data database ejournal free software identifier institutional repository library catalogs library management systems lucene marc metadata mysql national library oai-pmh opac open source openurl php repositories resource discovery restful ruby search technology sfx software solr standards usability vufind wiki Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:06:59 +0000 lisrw 2226 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk eSciDoc Days 2011: The Challenges for Collaborative eResearch Environments http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/escidoc-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/escidoc-rpt#author1">Ute Rusnak</a> reports on the fourth in a series of two-day conferences called eSciDoc Days, organised by FIZ Karlsruhe and the Max Planck Digital Library in Berlin over 26-27 October 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>eSciDoc is a well-known open source platform for creating eResearch environments using generic services and tools based on a shared infrastructure. This concept allows for managing research and publication data together with related metadata, internal and/or external links and access rights. Development of eSciDoc was initiated by a collaborative venture between FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure and the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) and was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/escidoc-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 event report ute rusnak fiz karlsruhe jisc archives authentication big data browser copyright curation data data management data set database digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination e-research ebook ejournal fedora commons framework higher education infrastructure internet explorer interoperability knowledge management licence metadata open source preservation provenance repositories research rich internet application soa software virtual research environment visualisation web services Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:20:52 +0000 lisrw 2239 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Internet Librarian International Conference 2010 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/ili-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/ili-2010-rpt#author1">Claire Tylee</a>, <a href="/issue65/ili-2010-rpt#author2">Katrin Flemming</a> and <a href="/issue65/ili-2010-rpt#author3">Elly Cope</a> report on the two-day Internet Librarian International Conference focusing on innovation and technology in the information profession, held in London on 14-15 October 2010.</p> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript">toc_collapse=0;</script><div class="toc" id="toc"> <div class="toc-title">Table of Contents<span class="toc-toggle-message">&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="toc-list"> <ol> <li class="toc-level-1"><a href="#Thursday_14_October">Thursday 14 October</a></li> <li class="toc-level-1"><a href="#Track_A:_Looking_Ahead_to_Value">Track A: Looking Ahead to Value</a></li> </ol> </div> </div><h2 id="Thursday_14_October"><a id="thursday" name="thursday"></a>Thursday 14 October</h2> <h2 id="Track_A:_Looking_Ahead_to_Value"><a id="thursday-track-a" name="thursday-track-a"></a>Track A: Looking Ahead to Value</h2> <h3 id="A102:_Future_of_Academic_Libraries"><a id="a102" name="a102"></a>A102: Future of Academic Libraries</h3> <h4 id="Mal_Booth_University_of_Technology_Sydney_Australia">Mal Booth, University of Technology Sydney (Australia)</h4> <h4 id="Michael_Jubb_Research_Information_Network_UK">Michael Jubb, Research Information Network (UK)</h4> <p>Mal Booth from the University of Technology Sydney started the session by giving an insight into current plans and projects underway to inform a new library building due to open in 2015 as part of a major redeveloped city campus.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/ili-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 event report claire tylee elly cope katrin flemming amazon british library cornell university edina google iso jisc mimas open university portico research information network university of bath university of california berkeley university of cambridge university of manchester peprs wikipedia zetoc android archives bibliographic data blog browser cataloguing content management copyright curation data database digital library digitisation dissemination ejournal facebook flickr frbr higher education identifier infrastructure iphone library data library management systems licence linked data mac os marc mashup metadata microblogging mobile opac open access open source pode preservation qr code research rfid rss search technology semantic web software standards tagging twitter video web 2.0 web browser web portal wiki wordpress youtube Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1596 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Planning the Future of the National Library of Mongolia http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/segbertElbert-fuegi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/segbertElbert-fuegi#author1">Monika Segbert-Elbert</a> and <a href="/issue63/segbertElbert-fuegi#author2">David Fuegi</a> describe the National Library of Mongolia's plans to modernise its infrastructure and services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In November 2008, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to Stichting eIFL.net to help the National Library of Mongolia (NLM) create a strategic plan in the course of 2009.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eifl.net/">eIFL.net</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is an international not-for-profit organisation with a base in Europe and a global network of partners. It works with libraries around the world to enable sustainable access to high-quality digital information for people in developing and transition countries [<a href="#2">2</a>]. Founded in 1999, eIFL.net began by advocating for affordable access to commercial e-journals for academic and research libraries in Central and Eastern Europe. Today, eIFL.net partners with libraries and library consortia in over 45 developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Its work has also expanded to include other programmes designed to increase access to knowledge. eIFL.net's approach is to partner with libraries organised in national library consortia - groups of libraries that share common goals - thereby effectively reaching millions of people. Library consortia can speak with one voice to stakeholders and policy makers, and share resources and activities in order to serve their communities.</p> <p>Mongolia is a huge land-locked country bordering Russia and China. Its 3 million inhabitants are somewhat isolated geographically and linguistically and by comparative poverty. English is not much used and the National Library of Mongolia is little known in the West. Even its links with China and Russia are not strong though many of its senior staff were trained in the former Soviet Union.</p> <p>The circumstances creating the opportunity for the National Library of Mongolia to raise its profile and potentially transform the library scene in Mongolia depended on two main events: the decision of the Emir of Kuwait announced late in 2007 to gift a new national library building to Mongolia [<a href="#3">3</a>]; and the development of the eIFL-supported Consortium of Mongolian Libraries in Mongolia [<a href="#4">4</a>]. The former raised the profile of the Library in government and necessitated a focus on planning. The latter helped provide a professional forum in which issues could be examined and library stakeholders consulted.</p> <p>The National Library of Mongolia, also known as the State Central Library, is the largest library in Mongolia with more than 3 million books and publications, and an outstanding collection of 1 million rare and valuable [mainly religious] books and manuscripts. Potentially one of its most important roles is to act as the 'methodological centre' for professional in-service training for public librarians in Mongolia. The national library has been connected to the Internet since 2001 and is also a key member of the recently founded Consortium of Mongolian Libraries that aims to expand access to electronic resources for academics and researchers, students and citizens.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/segbertElbert-fuegi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 feature article david fuegi monika elbert andrew w mellon foundation eifl library association archives copyright database digital archive digital library ejournal framework geospatial data gis ict infrastructure intellectual property national library research search technology software standards Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1545 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/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></p> <h3 id="Engagement_Impact_Value_Workshop">Engagement, Impact, Value Workshop</h3> <p>University of Manchester<br />Monday 24 May 2010<br /><a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/engagement-impact-value-201005/">http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/engagement-impact-value-201005/</a></p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 news and events richard waller austrian national library bnf british library cilip cni datacite ibm jisc library of congress loughborough university microsoft mimas oclc surffoundation tilburg university ukoln university of exeter university of illinois university of manchester university of sheffield europeana iwmw lis research coalition worldcat archives cataloguing cloud computing curation data data management data set database digital library digital preservation dissemination doi dublin core ebook ejournal further education higher education ipad itunes knowledge management linked data metadata mobile national library portal preservation privacy repositories research resource description and access search technology semantic web software standardisation twitter usability visualisation web 2.0 web development web services Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1553 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Information Science in Transition http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews an edited volume published to commemorate the founding of the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v3. 2010-05-19-13-35 REW updating with minor edits from author --><!-- v3. 2010-05-19-13-35 REW updating with minor edits from author --><p>Until it joined with the Library Association in 2002 to form the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Institute of Information Scientists was a professional organisation for those primarily working in scientific and technical information work. The chapters in this volume were first published in 2008 as a special issue of the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> to commemorate the founding of the institute in 1958. In accordance with this, many of the chapters provide a retrospective - sometimes even anecdotal - overview of developments in information science in the UK since the 1950s. While the approach of the volume is thematic, a major focus is on key initiatives and individuals, the latter including such luminaries as Jason Farradane, Cyril Cleverden and Karen Spärk Jones.</p> <p>Following a guest editorial by Brian Vickery, there are sixteen chapters in the book. While each chapter stands alone, conceptually the volume moves - with some exceptions - from largely retrospective reviews of past progress in information science by scholars of the older generation to overviews of current trends and technologies by their younger colleagues. Vickery's editorial tries to place information science in its historical context, explaining how the advent of digital computers and the Internet has transformed the discipline dramatically while simultaneously making its future more uncertain. This is also a view articulated by several of the volume contributors.</p> <p>The opening chapter is an attempt by Jack Meadows to discern the main research themes in UK information science over the past 50 years. A survey of the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> and other journals showed that the predominant theme was information retrieval, but that there was also important research being undertaken into information seeking, communication and bibliometrics. The chapter also tries to delineate some of the factors affecting information science research in the UK, for example noting the negative consequences of the demise of the old British Library Research and Development Department in the 1990s [<a href="#1">1</a>]. He concludes, however, on a positive note, pointing out that 'activities that were relatively marginal decades ago - such as automated information retrieval - are now at the heart of major growth industries' (p. 17). He also notes that the widening interest in information science concepts has brought in researchers from other disciplines - which is probably one of the key lessons of the whole book. In the second chapter, David Bawden (City University) again uses the <em>Journal of Information Science</em> as a means of exploring the development of the information science discipline itself, focusing on the underlying philosophical bases of the subject proposed by scholars like Bertie Brookes and Jason Farradane.</p> <p>The third chapter is by Stella Dextre Clarke. This is a retrospective of fifty years of knowledge organisation work in the information science domain that takes a partly anecdotal approach, attempting to illustrate 'how it felt to work in those times' (p. 45). Perhaps the best aspect of this is that it enables Dextre Clarke to give the reader a feel for what information retrieval could be like in the card-based pre-computer age. The chapter opens with a brief overview of the state of subject classification in the late 1950s, noting the continued practical predominance of enumerative schemes like the Dewey Decimal Classification while the theoreticians S. R. Ranganathan and Henry E. Bliss were still working away developing their (then) revolutionary ideas of 'faceted classification.' The focus then changes to the development of thesauri, noting the importance of Jean Aitchison's pioneering work on thesaurus construction. Dextre Clarke then provides a very brief overview of the role of controlled vocabularies in the early information retrieval tests conducted as part of the Aslib-Cranfield Research Project, a topic covered in more detail in the following chapter. Finally, moving to the present day, Dextre Clarke notes the continued importance of controlled vocabularies in the form of taxonomies and provides some pointers for a future Semantic Web.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 review michael day british library cilip edinburgh napier university indiana university library association london school of economics loughborough university microsoft stm ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of manchester university of sheffield university of wolverhampton citeulike bibliographic data bibliometrics blog controlled vocabularies copyright data data mining data set database dewey decimal digital library ejournal facebook flickr ict information retrieval institutional repository metadata national library open access privacy repositories research rss second life semantic web social software standards thesaurus twitter vocabularies web 2.0 wiki youtube Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1555 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Get Tooled Up: Xerxes at Royal Holloway, University of London http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/grigson-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/grigson-et-al#author1">Anna Grigson</a>, <a href="/issue62/grigson-et-al#author2">Peter Kiely</a>, <a href="/issue62/grigson-et-al#author3">Graham Seaman</a> and <a href="/issue62/grigson-et-al#author4">Tim Wales</a> describe the implementation of an open source front end to the MetaLib federated search tool.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v4. completion of author details: institution - 2010-02-22-10-30- rew --><!-- v4. completion of author details: institution - 2010-02-22-10-30- rew --><p>Rarely is software a purely technical issue, though it may be marketed as 'technology'. Software is embedded in work, and work patterns become moulded around it. Thus the use of a particular package can give rise to an inertia from which it can be hard to break free.</p> <p>Moreover, when this natural inertia is combined with data formats that are opaque or unique to a particular system, the organisation can become locked in to that system, a potential victim of the pricing policies or sluggish adaptability of the software provider. The speed of change in the information world in recent years, combined with the actual or expected crunch in library funding, has made this a particular issue for library management system (LMS) users. While there is general agreement on the direction to take - more 'like Google' - LMS suppliers' moves in this direction can prove both slow and expensive for the user.</p> <p>Open source software has often been suggested as an alternative, but the nature of lock-in means that the jump from proprietary to open system can be all or nothing; in effect too big (and complex) a risk to take. No major UK university libraries have yet moved to Koha, Evergreen, or indeed any open source LMS [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p>The alternative, which brings its own risks, is to take advantage of the pressures on LMS suppliers to make their own systems more open, and to use open source systems 'around the edges' [<a href="#2">2</a>]. This has the particular benefit of creating an overall system which follows the well-established design practice of creating a clean separation of 'view' (typically the Web interface) from 'model' (here the LMS-managed databases) and 'controller' (the LMS core code). The 'view' is key to the user experience of the system, and this separation gives the ability to make rapid changes or to integrate Web 2.0 features quickly and easily, independently of the system back-end. The disadvantage of this approach is that it is relatively fragile, being dependent on the willingness of the LMS supplier to provide a detailed and stable application programming interface (API).</p> <p>There are several current examples of this alternative approach. Some, like the Vufind OPAC, allow the use of plug-ins which adapt the software to a range of different LMSs. Others, like Xerxes, are specialised front-ends to a single system (MetaLib from ExLibris [<a href="#3">3</a>]). This has an impact on evaluating the software: in particular, the pool of active developers is likely to be smaller in the latter case.</p> <h2 id="Royal_Holloway_Library_Services">Royal Holloway Library Services</h2> <p>Within this general context, Royal Holloway Library Services were faced with a specific problem. The annual National Student Survey had given ratings to the Library well below those expected, with many criticisms centred on the difficulty in using the Library's MetaLib federated search system.</p> <p>MetaLib is a key access point to the Library's e-resources, incorporating both A-Z lists of major online databases available to library users, and a federated search tool. Feedback showed that many users found the interface less than satisfactory, with one user commenting that:</p> <blockquote><p><em>'MetaLib is possibly the worst and most confusing library interface I have ever come across'</em></p></blockquote> <p>The Library Management Team decided to remedy this as a matter of urgency and set a deadline of the start of the 2009 Autumn term. There was no funding available to acquire an alternative discovery system so the challenge was to identify a low-cost, quick-win solution for the existing one. With this work in mind, the incoming Associate Director (E-Strategy) had already recruited two new colleagues over the Summer vacation: a systems officer with Web development experience, the other an experienced e-resources manager.</p> <p>The first possible route to the improvement of MetaLib was modification of the existing MetaLib Web interface. This was technically possible but presented several major difficulties: the underlying ExLibris designs were based on the old HTML 4.0 and pre-dated current stylesheet-based design practice; the methods to adapt the designs were opaque and poorly documented, based on numbered variables with semantics that changed depending on context; and perhaps most importantly, the changes were to be made over the summer months, giving no time for user feedback on the details of the changes to be made.</p> <p>The second possibility was the use of Xerxes [<a href="#4">4</a>]. Xerxes offered the advantage of an interface design which had been user-tested on a range of (US) campuses, partially solving the user feedback issue. It was not, however, entirely cost-free, as ExLibris charges an annual maintenance fee for the MetaLib X-server API on which Xerxes depends.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/grigson-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article anna grigson graham seaman peter kiely tim wales google jisc jisc collections kingston university microsoft royal holloway sconul university of london gnu api authentication data database ebook ejournal free software gpl html interoperability library management systems licence linux mysql opac open source php portal refworks repositories research search technology sfx software solaris standards stylesheet vufind web 2.0 web development web services wiki xml xslt Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1525 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The RSP Goes 'Back to School' http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/strsp-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue61/strsp-rpt#author1">Stephanie Taylor</a> reports on the three-day residential school for repository managers run by the Repositories Support Project (RSP), held on 14-16 September 2009 in Northumberland.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I recently attended the Back to School event [<a href="#1">1</a>] run by the Repositories Support Project (RSP)[<a href="#2">2</a>] at Matfen Hall [<a href="#3">3</a>], Northumberland, where I gave a workshop on metadata and also attended the second and third days of the event as a delegate. I was sorry not to be able to attend the sessions on the first day, but arrived in time for dinner so was able to meet the delegates and other presenters.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/strsp-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue61 event report stephanie taylor bbc british library google jisc jisc collections kings college london open university sherpa ukoln university of bath university of east anglia university of edinburgh university of nottingham university of sunderland eris r4r recruitment toolkit repositories support project rsp wrn application profile archives avi cataloguing cerif content provider copyright data database digital archive digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation ejournal framework higher education infrastructure interoperability metadata preservation rae repositories research schema scholarly works application profile tagging Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1516 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The Second International M-Libraries Conference http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/m-libraries-2009-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/m-libraries-2009-rpt#author1">Keren Mills</a> reports on a two-day conference exploring and sharing delivery of services and resources to users 'on the move,' via mobile and hand-held devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jointly hosted by the University of British Columbia (UBC), Athabasca University, the UK Open University (OU) and Thomson Rivers University, the conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] was held on UBC's beautiful campus in Vancouver and covered a broad range of topics, from SMS reference to using QR codes.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/m-libraries-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 event report keren mills bbc coalition for networked information liverpool john moores university microsoft oclc open university university of bath university of cambridge yale university blog browser cataloguing cloud computing ebook ejournal javascript learning objects mobile mobile learning mobile phone mp3 multimedia open source podcast qr code research sms software tagging twitter url Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1495 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk JISC Digital Content Conference 2009 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/jisc-digi-content-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/jisc-digi-content-rpt#author1">Michelle Pauli</a> reports on a two-day conference on digital content held by JISC in South Cerney over 30 June - 1 July 2009.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/jisc-digi-content-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 event report michelle pauli british library california digital library google jisc manchester metropolitan university microsoft open university university of oxford internet archive shakespeare quartos archive archives blog content management copyright creative commons data data mining digital library digital media digital preservation digitisation ejournal facebook higher education infrastructure intellectual property interoperability licence mobile multimedia oer open access preservation research search technology twitter video wayback machine web 2.0 wiki Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1497 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk An Awfully Big Adventure: Strathclyde's Digital Library Plan http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/law#author1">Derek Law</a> describes how the University of Strathclyde is choosing to give priority to e-content and services instead of a new building.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>By Scottish standards, Strathclyde is a new university, being a mere two hundred years old. It is a large university with 20,000 students, some forty departments covering most disciplines other than medicine and a huge programme of continuing professional development (CPD). Set up as 'a place of useful learning' it has always specialised in the applied disciplines – business, engineering, professional training (teachers, lawyers and social workers) and has set out to be quite different from its better-known competitors.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article derek law google university college london university of strathclyde archives blog born digital cataloguing copyright data digital asset management digital library digitisation ebook ejournal google books institutional repository marc rae repositories research search technology software wiki Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1454 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Implementing E-Legal Deposit: A British Library Perspective http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/milne-tuck <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/milne-tuck#author1">Ronald Milne</a> and <a href="/issue57/milne-tuck#author2">John Tuck</a> summarise progress towards implementation of the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 which extended provision to non-print materials. Particular reference is made to the British Library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/milne-tuck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 feature article john tuck ronald milne british library national library of wales royal holloway university of cambridge university of london university of oxford archives cataloguing copyright data digital preservation ejournal framework infrastructure ldap metadata national library preservation research taxonomy Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1431 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk iPRES 2008 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/ipres-2008-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/ipres-2008-rpt#author1">Frances Boyle</a> and <a href="/issue57/ipres-2008-rpt#author2">Adam Farquhar</a> report on the two-day international conference which was the fifth in the series on digital preservation of digital objects held at the British Library, on 29 - 30 September 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/ipres-2008-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 event report adam farquhar frances boyle british library california digital library cornell university dcc digital preservation coalition indiana university jisc national library of australia national library of new zealand national library of the netherlands oais premis the national archives ukoln university of bath university of virginia crib digital preservation training programme jisc information environment jisc powr project life2 ndiipp powr accessibility aggregation archives blog cd-rom copyright curation data data management digital archive digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation ejournal file format framework frbr identifier infrastructure metadata mets mods national library open data preservation preservation metadata repositories research schema service oriented architecture software standards video warc web resources xml xml schema Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1441 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Implementing Ex Libris's PRIMO at the University of East Anglia http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/lewis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/lewis#author1">Nick Lewis</a> outlines the University of East Anglia's experience of implementing Ex Libris's Primo, a new search and retrieval interface for presenting the library catalogue and institutional databases and e-resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/lewis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article nick lewis amazon british library google ifla oai oclc ukoln university of east anglia university of glasgow university of strathclyde aquabrowser worldcat ajax algorithm amazon web services authentication bibliographic data browser cataloguing data data management database digital repositories dublin core ejournal facebook frbr google scholar institutional repository interoperability javascript ldap library management systems linux marc metadata mobile open access portal refworks repositories resource discovery rss search technology sfx shibboleth software solaris standards tagging url web 2.0 web services xml Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1390 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Research Libraries and the Power of the Co-operative http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> considers the 'co-operative imperative' upon research libraries, and describes the work which the former Research Libraries Group is undertaking as part of OCLC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>RLG Programs became part of OCLC in the summer of 2006. In November of last year, RLG Programs announced the appointment of a European Director, John MacColl. This article explains the rationale behind the combination of RLG with the OCLC Office of Research, and describes the work programme of the new Programs and Research Group.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article john maccoll amazon google ifla library association microsoft oai oclc worldcat aggregation archives bibliographic control bibliographic data bibliographic database blog cataloguing collection development content management copyright data data mining data set database digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dspace dublin core ead ebook ejournal facebook flickr framework google scholar graphics identifier infrastructure institutional repository interoperability library management systems marc metadata multimedia national library oai-pmh open access preservation repositories research resource sharing search engine optimisation search technology software standardisation standards vocabularies youtube Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1391 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk E-Publication and Open Access in the Arts and Humanities in the UK http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/heath-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/heath-et-al#author1">Malcolm Heath</a>, <a href="/issue54/heath-et-al#author2">Michael Jubb</a> and <a href="/issue54/heath-et-al#author3">David Robey</a> review recent UK discussions and evidence about e-publishing and open access, their impact and implications for researchers in the arts and humanities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/heath-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 feature article david robey malcolm heath michael jubb ahds ahrc de montfort university google institute of historical research jisc microsoft oxford university press research information network university of birmingham university of cambridge university of leeds university of oxford university of wales university of york rioja accessibility archives curation data data set database digitisation dissemination ebook ejournal higher education ict interoperability jstor metadata open access preservation rae repositories research thesaurus usability Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1370 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Global Research Library 2020 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/grl2020-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/grl2020-rpt#author1">Jessie Hey</a> and <a href="/issue54/grl2020-rpt#author2">David Pearson</a> report on a series of strategic workshops on the Global Research Library 2020 - the first of which, the Willows Lodge Workshop, was held in the Pacific North West of the US in the Autumn of 2007.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Welcome_to_the_Future_and_Day_One">Welcome to the Future and Day One</h2> <p>Research, scholarship, science, and discovery have been transformed by the Internet and communication technologies across all sectors on a global basis. In order for research libraries to play a central role in this increasingly multi-institutional and cross-sector environment, we must find new approaches for how they operate and add value to research and discovery on a global basis. This was a rare opportunity to make a start on thinking longer term with invitees from across sectors and across countries.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/grl2020-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 event report david pearson jessie hey fao jisc microsoft national science foundation newcastle university university of london university of southampton university of washington blog cloud computing data digital repositories ejournal infrastructure open access preservation repositories research web 2.0 Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1375 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The JISC Annual Conference 2007 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/jisc-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Philip Pothen</a> and colleagues provide an overview of the proceedings of this Spring's JISC Annual Conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Opening_Keynote_Address">Opening Keynote Address</h2> <p>The 2007 JISC conference began with a welcome from JISC Executive Secretary <strong>Dr Malcolm Read</strong> who thanked the more than 600 delegates for attending the conference, held for the fifth year running at the ICC in Birmingham.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 event report philip pothen ahrc amazon bbc becta british library cetis dcc digital preservation coalition edina eduserv google hefce jisc jisc collections jisc infonet liverpool john moores university microsoft mimas mla nhs oxford brookes university rnib robert gordon university staffordshire university uk data archive ukerna ukoln university of greenwich university of oxford university of southampton university of wales university of wolverhampton wellcome trust e-framework gmsa jisc information environment memetic perseus accessibility aggregation archives browser cataloguing copyright crm curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination e-business e-learning e-science ejournal eportfolio flickr foi foia framework further education higher education ict infrastructure intellectual property interoperability knowledge base mobile mobile phone open access open source openid personalisation portfolio preservation rae repositories research search technology second life sms soa social software software tagging video virtual research environment vle web 2.0 web browser web development web resources wireless application profile youtube Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1315 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk ONIX for Licensing Terms: Standards for the Electronic Communication of Usage Terms http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/green-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/green-et-al#author1">Francis Cave</a>, <a href="/issue50/green-et-al#author2">Brian Green</a> and <a href="/issue50/green-et-al#author3">David Martin</a> describe the purpose, development and potential of standards for the electronic communication of licensing terms between publishers, libraries and other licensees.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With an increasing number of publications being made available digitally, and new supply chains and business models emerging for trading them, an urgent need has been identified for a standard way of expressing and communicating usage terms, and linking those terms to the publications.</p> <p>Reflecting the development pattern of the markets, this need was first identified in the scholarly journals sector. More recently, a similar requirement has been articulated for the communication of usage terms between publishers' digital repositories and search engines such as Google.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/green-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 feature article brian green david martin francis cave cranfield university editeur google jisc loughborough university niso university of washington data digital library digital media digital repositories ejournal framework interoperability licence metadata onix onix-pl ontologies research resource management schema search technology standards xml xml schema Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1290 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk e-Books for the Future: Here but Hiding? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/whalley <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/whalley#author1">Brian Whalley</a> outlines some developments in e-book technologies and links them to existing ways of presenting textbook information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/whalley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article brian whalley bbc cetis google hewlett-packard jisc massachusetts institute of technology queens university of belfast eboni jorum ples project gutenberg wikipedia wikisource aggregation archives bibliographic data blog browser cataloguing copyright creative commons data database digital asset management digital library digital repositories dspace e-learning ebook ejournal exif file format flash google books higher education hypertext internet explorer interoperability itunes learning objects licence mac os metadata mobile mp3 multimedia open source podcast portal rae repositories research rss scorm search technology software sql standards syndication thesaurus vle widget wiki wireless youtube Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1271 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/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 id="headlines" name="headlines"></a><a name="events1"></a></p> <h3 id="UKeiG_Training:_Developing_and_managing_e-book_collections">UKeiG Training: Developing and managing e-book collections</h3> <p>The UK eInformation Group (UKeiG), in co-operation with Academic and National Library Training Co-operative (ANLTC), are pleased to present a course entitled 'Developing and managing e-book collections', to be held in Training Room 1, The Library, Dublin City University, Dublin 9 on Tuesday, 12 September 2006 from 9.30a.m. to 4.30p.m.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 news and events richard waller ahds andrew w mellon foundation australian national university bbc british library bufvc cni coalition for networked information cornell university digital preservation coalition dublin city university edina eduserv google heriot-watt university imperial college london jisc kings college london loughborough university microsoft mimas mla museum of london national library of australia oai oxford university press premis tasi the national archives university college dublin university of oxford perx aggregation ajax algorithm archives blog browser content management copyright curation data digital audio digital curation digital preservation digital repositories digitisation droid e-science ebook ejournal file format firefox identifier intellectual property internet explorer interoperability latex licence metadata multimedia national library oai-pmh open source photoshop preservation preservation metadata repositories research resource discovery schema search technology software uri video xml Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1262 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Preserving Electronic Scholarly Journals: Portico http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/fenton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/fenton#author1">Eileen Fenton</a> outlines issues relating to the long-term preservation of digital resources and the characteristics of an archival entity responding to this need.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The work of academics - in teaching and research - is not possible without reliable access to the accumulated scholarship of the past. As scholars have become more dependent upon the convenience and enhanced accessibility of electronic scholarly resources, concern about the long-term preservation and future accessibility of the electronic portion of the scholarly record has grown. One recent survey found that 83% of academic staff surveyed believe it is 'very important' to preserve electronic scholarly resources for future use [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/fenton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article eileen fenton american library association andrew w mellon foundation arl association of research libraries coalition for networked information cornell university elsevier library of congress national academy of sciences new york university oclc oxford university press portico university of chicago university of oxford york university accessibility archives authentication data digital library digital preservation digital repositories dtd ejournal graphics higher education infrastructure jstor licence national library passwords preservation repositories research software Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1228 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 46: Ten Years of Pathfinding http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/editorial#author1">John MacColl</a>, <a href="/issue46/editorial#author2">Lorcan Dempsey</a> and <a href="/issue46/editorial#author3">John Kirriemuir</a> reflect in turn on the rationale and history of the founding of <em>Ariadne</em>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Ten_Years_of_Pathfinding"><a name="maccoll_editorial"></a>Ten Years of Pathfinding</h2> <p class="byline"><a href="#author2"><strong>John MacColl</strong></a> reflects upon the choice of <em>Ariadne</em>'s name in the light of the publication's guiding mission.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 editorial john kirriemuir john maccoll lorcan dempsey richard waller dcc google jisc oclc ukoln university of abertay dundee university of edinburgh university of sheffield elib theseus blog cataloguing digital curation digital library digitisation ejournal framework higher education information retrieval programmable web rae research resource discovery search technology shared resource software url video Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1204 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: ARIST 39 - Annual Review of Information Science and Technology http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews another recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>Annual Review of Information Science and Technology</em> (<em>ARIST</em>) is an important annual publication containing review articles on many topics of relevance to library and information science, published on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). Since volume 36 (2002), the editor of <em>ARIST</em> has been Professor Blaise Cronin of Indiana University, Bloomington.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review michael day edinburgh napier university google indiana university national academy of sciences oxford university press queens university belfast ukoln university of arizona university of bath university of cambridge university of illinois university of oxford university of wolverhampton perseus algorithm archives curation data data mining data set database digital library digital preservation dublin core e-science ejournal framework hypertext information retrieval information society infrastructure metadata preservation research search technology social networks taxonomy usability visualisation Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1219 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk DAEDALUS: Delivering the Glasgow EPrints Service http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/greig-nixon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/greig-nixon#author1">Morag Greig</a> and William Nixon describe the key aims and findings of the DAEDALUS Project and the Glasgow ePrints Service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.gla.ac.uk/daedalus">DAEDALUS</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] was a three-year project (August 2002-July 2005) based at the University of Glasgow and funded by JISC's Focus on Access to Institutional Resources (<a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=programme_fair ">FAIR</a>) Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>]. The project established a number of different services for research material at the University of Glasgow.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/greig-nixon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 feature article morag greig william nixon elsevier google jisc oai university of glasgow university of southampton daedalus gnu archives bibliographic data copyright data database dissemination dspace dublin core ejournal eprints google scholar infrastructure institutional repository java metadata oai-pmh open access open archives initiative open source perl repositories research search technology software solaris Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1189 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL Xtra: The Hidden Web at Your Fingertips http://live.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://live.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://live.ariadne.ac.uk Integration and Impact: The JISC Annual Conference http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/jisc-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Marieke Guy</a> has collated reports on sessions from the JISC Annual Conference held in Birmingham.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2005 JISC Conference took place on 12 April at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) which this year - inexplicably - had a giant Ferris wheel thirty yards from the main entrance, entirely unconnected with the main event. The annual conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a chance for JISC to showcase the breadth of its activities [<a href="#2">2</a>] in providing support for the use of ICT in education and research, and as usual it was a bustle of networking and learning.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 event report marieke guy amazon dcc edina eduserv google ibm jisc mimas national e-science centre national grid service open university oxford university press ukerna ukoln university college london university of cambridge university of nottingham university of oxford wellcome trust cree digimap jisc information environment mrc accessibility archives authentication creative commons curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library dissemination e-business e-learning e-research e-science ebook ejournal framework further education geospatial data gis google scholar higher education ict infrastructure interoperability licence mobile open access open data portal preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology shibboleth software text mining uportal video virtual research environment vle web services wsrp Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1174 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Content and Workflow Management for Library Web Sites http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/white-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/white-rvw#author1">Martin White</a> welcomes the detail but is concerned at the impact that the publishing process has had on the currency and utility of the content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the author of three books, and about to start work on a fourth, I do begin to doubt my own sanity. Last year I wrote <em>The Content Management Handbook</em> in the course of around four months, and even then by the time it was published with great speed by Facet Publishing, several of the comments in the book had been overtaken by events. This is a constant concern for any author, but especially those working on high technology topics.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/white-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 review martin white indiana university intranet focus ltd jisc western michigan university accessibility blog content management ejournal intranet portal search technology software web app web resources wiki xml Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1179 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Managing Suppliers and Partners for the Academic Library http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/kidd-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/kidd-rvw#author1">Tony Kidd</a> examines this study's view of the importance of partnerships in their widest context for the modern academic library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As someone who has been involved for longer than I care to remember in various aspects of library relationships with suppliers and other partners, and knowing David Ball of Bournemouth University to be a leading practitioner and advocate in this field, I looked forward with anticipation to working my way through this volume. Nor was I disappointed - this is a fascinating guide to current practice and developments in areas such as procurement, outsourcing, and collaboration with libraries in different sectors.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/kidd-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 review tony kidd bournemouth university jisc nhs university of glasgow bibliographic data cataloguing ebook ejournal framework further education higher education library management systems resource sharing Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1182 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/carpenter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/carpenter#author1">Leona Carpenter</a> describes a JISC development programme tackling the organisational and technical challenges facing Higher and Further Education in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the early days of the shift from paper-based to digital means of holding administrative records, research data, publications and other academic resources, those responsible for its safety tended to breathe a sigh of relief once they had got a category of material into digital form. Reduced to bits and bytes, all they would have to do is make regular backups, perhaps keeping a copy off-site in case of disaster, and all would be well. Increasingly, material of value to Further and Higher Education is produced and held only in digital form.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/carpenter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article leona carpenter ahds british library cornell university dcc digital preservation coalition jisc kings college london oai oais sherpa the national archives uk data archive university college london university of essex university of glasgow university of london university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton daat daedalus data curation for e-science digital preservation training programme espida jisc information environment mets awareness training preserv sherpa digital preservation archives curation data digital archive digital asset management digital curation digital library digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dspace e-learning e-science ejournal eprints fedora commons file format foi framework further education higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability knowledge management learning objects metadata mets open access open source operating system preservation preservation metadata repositories research schema software standards vocabularies web services Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1139 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk E-Archiving: An Overview of Some Repository Management Software Tools http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/prudlo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Marion Prudlo discusses LOCKSS, EPrints, and DSpace in terms of who uses them, their cost, underlying technology, the required know-how, and functionalities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In recent years initiatives to create software packages for electronic repository management have mushroomed all over the world. Some institutions engage in these activities in order to preserve content that might otherwise be lost, others in order to provide greater access to material that might otherwise be too obscure to be widely used such as grey literature. The open access movement has also been an important factor in this development. Digital initiatives such as pre-print, post-print, and document servers are being created to come up with new ways of publishing.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/prudlo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article mariion prudio d-lib magazine google hewlett-packard massachusetts institute of technology oai queensland university of technology stanford university stm university of pittsburgh university of queensland university of southampton gnu accessibility apache archives bibliographic data cache copyright data data set database digital library digital repositories dspace dublin core ejournal eprints file format gif html identifier java jpg licence linux metadata mysql open access open archives initiative open source openurl operating system perl png preservation preservation metadata rdbms repositories research schema search technology software solaris tomcat url video xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1141 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk United Kingdom Serials Group Conference 2005 http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/uksg2005-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/uksg2005-rpt#author1">Sarah Pearson</a> reports on the annual 3-day UK Serials Group (UKSG) conference recently held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="toc"></a></p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/uksg2005-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 event report sarah pearson australian national university cranfield university elsevier google jisc newcastle university oucs oxford university computing services oxford university press stm university college london university of birmingham university of oxford university of southampton wellcome trust nesli aggregation archives authentication blog cataloguing copyright data database digitisation dissemination e-learning ebook ejournal google scholar institutional repository intellectual property interoperability licence open access portal rae repositories research resource management sfx vle Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1152 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/pearson-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/pearson-rvw#author1">Sarah Pearson</a> considers whether the 2nd edition of this practical guide for building an electronic resource collection can satisfy the needs of both new and experienced practitioners.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2nd edition of this practical guide to building and delivering electronic resource collections is, like the 1st edition, a compact guide (5 chapters with145 pages excluding bibliography and glossary), with an intended audience of students, new professionals, experienced practitioners and publishers. To address a subject of this scale and complexity with such a wide audience is, to say the least, a challenge. However, I found on reading this work that the authors have succeeded in this entirely. This guide should be essential reading for anyone working in electronic resource management.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/pearson-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 review sarah pearson editeur jisc niso university of birmingham aggregation archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development digital library ebook ejournal institutional repository library management systems licence open access open archives initiative portal repositories research resource management software url Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1158 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: Four Search Engines and a Plaque http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> looks at some recent developments to the EEVL service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>If the title of this column caused you to anticipate a new blockbuster featuring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, then I apologise. It's far more interesting than that!</p> <h2 id="Four_Search_Engines">Four Search Engines</h2> <p>Four new search engines from EEVL make it possible to search the content of over 250 free full-text ejournals in Engineering, Mathematics and Computing. EEVL's Ejournal Search Engines (EESE) are divided according to subject content.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 regular column roddy macleod cilip cranfield university iso jisc university of birmingham eevl archives cataloguing data e-learning ejournal html linux research resource discovery search technology Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1117 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Shibboleth Installation Workshop http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/shibboleth-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/shibboleth-rpt#author1">James Sankar</a> and <a href="/issue42/shibboleth-rpt#author2">Masha Garibyan</a> report on the first ever Shibboleth Installation Workshop in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Staff and students in Higher and Further Education institutions currently experience an overload of information. In many cases, this information is held on different systems, available via widely differing levels of access control, ranging from open to strictly controlled access. Access controls are also subject to data protection legislation and/or tough licensing conditions. One way of overcoming the problem of accessing information from various systems is to build Web portals. These can provide a superficial environment for the presentation of information from various sources.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/shibboleth-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report james sankar masha garibyan jisc london school of economics ukerna perseus access control authentication data ejournal further education identifier infrastructure jstor open source portal privacy research shibboleth software web portal Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1123 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/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="Digital_Cultural_Content_Forum_2005">Digital Cultural Content Forum 2005</h3> <p>11-13 February 2005, Oxford, UK</p> <p>The Digital Cultural Content Forum (DCCF) is an annual international gathering of key stakeholders in the digitisation and delivery of our global cultural assets. The focus of the meeting is to explore how public institutions that steward cultural content, the agencies responsible for public policy, and organisations in the public broadcast sectors can collaborate to deliver services to public audiences.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 news and events richard waller austrian national library british library bufvc cerlim institute of historical research jisc jisc collections lund university mla oai oclc oxford university computing services ukoln university of cambridge university of exeter university of oxford university of wales endangered archives programme archives blog cataloguing curation database digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dspace dvd e-government e-learning e-research e-science ejournal eprints framework higher education ict institutional repository interoperability metadata mobile multimedia national library ontologies open access preservation repositories research rtf search technology semantic web software web services Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1131 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk