Overview of content related to 'regular column' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/195/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/planet-sosig#author1">Flora Watson</a> introduces a new podcasting service from Biz/ed and Angela Joyce reports on the latest developments in the Eurostudies section of SOSIG.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Bized_Introduces_Podcasting_Service">Biz/ed Introduces Podcasting Service</h2> <p>Biz/ed has recently launched a podcasting service, based on its popular <a href="http://www.bized.ac.uk/dataserv/chron/">In the News</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] feature, a regular comment on a topical issue from a business and economics viewpoint. Selected stories are being podcasted on a weekly basis, which students and educators will then be able to download and listen to at their leisure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 regular column flora watson ilrt university of bristol sosig blog data flash higher education mobile mobile learning mp3 podcast portal research web resources Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1191 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/biome#author1">Jenny Hall</a> reports on recent news from BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network .</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="OMNI_Is_10_Years_Old">OMNI Is 10 Years Old!</h2> <p>Happy birthday to <a href="http://omni.ac.uk/">OMNI</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>], our medical gateway. OMNI (Organised Medical Information Network) was launched in November 1995 as part of the Electronic Libraries Programme (<a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/elib/">ELib</a>) [<a href="#2">2</a>] in response to the increasing pressures on UK university library resources and the explosion in uncontrolled and unorganised information resources on the Internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 regular column jenny hall jisc nhs elib cataloguing further education resource discovery subject gateway Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1192 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> casts his eye over image search engines.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I last looked at image search engines in <a href="../../issue25/search-engines/ ">my column</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] back in September 2000 , which in Internet terms is probably equivalent to several decades, so I decided that it was time to revisit the subject to see what has changed. Having recently become interested in photography, I know that I certainly use a lot of image search engines now that I didn't use then, but there are also one or two old faithfuls still out there.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 regular column phil bradley google microsoft tasi browser cataloguing digital library flickr graphics research search technology standards thesaurus url Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1193 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/planet-sosig#author1">Emma Place</a> assesses the recent SOSIG Social Science Online seminars, Jacky Clake reports on the ESRC Social Science Week and Debra Hiom updates us on the virtual seminar run by SOSIG as part of Social Science Week.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Academics_Look_to_Improve_Their_Internet_Research_Skills">Academics Look to Improve Their Internet Research Skills</h2> <p>Over 130 academics, librarians and researchers attended the SOSIG "Social Science Online" seminars this year, which aimed to help staff develop their Internet research skills and look at ways of teaching these skills to students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 regular column debra hiom emma place jacky clake ilrt jisc sosig archives blog data database higher education research search technology Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1168 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL Xtra: The Hidden Web at Your Fingertips http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> looks at the latest service from EEVL.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="EEVL_Xtra_-_In_a_Nutshell">EEVL <em>X</em>tra - In a Nutshell</h2> <p>EEVL <em>X</em>tra [<a href="#1">1</a>] is an exciting new, free service which helps people find articles, books, the best Web sites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 regular column roddy macleod british library cornell university cranfield university heriot-watt university institute of physics jisc national library of wales national science foundation oai university of birmingham university of cambridge eevl eprints uk subject portals project zetoc archives bibliographic data cataloguing copac data database ejournal eprints ict national library oai-pmh portal research resource discovery search technology software z39.50 Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1169 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/biome#author1">Jenny Hall</a> reports on recent news form BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="BIOME_Resource_Booklets">BIOME Resource Booklets</h2> <p>New editions of the popular (and free) BIOME booklets, "Internet Resources for Healthcare and Medicine" and "Internet Resources for Animal Health" are now available. The BIOME team have fully revised the content and produced the booklets, for the first time, in full-colour with a more professional design.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 regular column jenny hall wellcome library wellcome trust nmap Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1170 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Google and Search: Some of the Latest Developments http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> takes a look at some of the new developments at Google.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>If, like me, you spend a lot of your time looking at search engines and search engine technology, you like a little variety in your life. It's always fun to look at new search engines and to see what is happening in the industry. However, while all roads may well lead to Rome, all discussions on search engines eventually return to Google; there is no getting away from the fact that Google is doing more in the search engine industry than anyone else. As a result I'm just going to bite the bullet and spend this column talking about Google-related issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 regular column phil bradley bbc google algorithm database google search personalisation rss search engine optimisation search technology video Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1171 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/planet-sosig#author1">Paul Ayres</a> examines how the SOSIG Subject News blog is keeping users up to date and providing reusable site content at the same time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="ESRC_Launches_Unique_Online_Research_Resource_for_Social_Sciences">ESRC Launches Unique Online Research Resource for Social Sciences</h2> <p>A major new Web site offering unrivalled access to high-quality social and economic research is soon to be launched in the UK. Created by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), <a href="http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/">ESRC Society Today</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] will provide academics, students and researchers with a valuable free digest of social sciences research currently available, planned and in progress.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 regular column paul ayres bbc ilrt jisc uk data archive university of bristol sosig aggregation archives blog cataloguing data data set personalisation research rss search technology software syndication wordpress Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1144 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: New Hot Topic In-depth Reports Now Available http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> looks at some recent developments to the EEVL service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Hot_Topics">Hot Topics</h2> <p>EEVL, the Internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing, provides access to a wide range of information on the three subjects covered through its Internet Resource Catalogue and various additional services. <a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/hottopics.htm">Hot Topics</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>], a new feature added recently, gives access to in-depth reports on topical engineering and technology issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 regular column roddy macleod bbc cranfield university jisc university of birmingham eevl bibliographic data cataloguing database digital preservation graphics preservation privacy resource discovery search technology url xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1145 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/biome#author1">Jenny Hall</a> reports on recent news form BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="BIOME_Hot_Topics">BIOME Hot Topics</h2> <p>New <a href="http://biome.ac.uk/hot_topics/">Hot Topics</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] are proving of interest to our users and the number of hits continues to increase. Check out what is new in April and May.</p> <h2 id="BIOME_as_Resource_of_the_Month">BIOME as Resource of the Month</h2> <p>BIOME was chosen to be shown as a key Resource of the Month by Information Services, University of Nottingham. Introduced in January 2005 the 'Resource of the Month' programme promotes and publicises key electronic resources to target audiences in the academic and student community at the University of Nottingham.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 regular column jenny hall university of nottingham university of oxford nmap e-learning further education Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1146 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Using the Right Search Engine at the Right Time http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> takes a look at which search engines to use depending on what you need to find..</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>My recent articles for <em>Ariadne</em> have tended to focus on specific developments in the field of Internet search, so I thought that it was about time to get back to some basics and have a look at which search engine to use for particular types of query you may have. The idea for this column arose out of my own bookmarks, which I arrange according to particular criteria, and I created a simple Web page on my own site to list them [<a href="#1">1</a>]. This obviously struck something of a chord, as I have days when this particular page has been viewed over 7,000 times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 regular column phil bradley google microsoft sosig data database google search graphics search technology Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1147 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Humphrey Southall looks at a new Web site's Vision of Britain while Emma Place examines new changes to the RDN Virtual Training Suite.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Vision_of_Britain"><a name="vision"></a>Vision of Britain</h2> <p>A new Web site allowing free public access to an unrivalled collection of British historic maps, statistics and stories went live in October 2004. By keying in a postcode or place name, or clicking on a map, users can call up a wealth of information on any locality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 regular column humphrey southall jisc london metropolitan university london school of economics open geospatial consortium portsmouth university royal holloway uk data archive university of bristol university of essex university of london university of portsmouth sosig archives bibliographic data blog data data set database digital library e-learning geospatial data gis research software url web services Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1116 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: Four Search Engines and a Plaque http://www.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://www.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://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/biome#author1">Jenny Hall</a> reports on recent news form BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="BIOME_Hot_Topics">BIOME Hot Topics</h2> <p>BIOME "Hot Topics" are proving extremely popular with lots of positive feedback. We have received suggestions for particular areas of interest and recent themes have included breast cancer, AIDS, and pet ownership. So check out the new topics at <a href="http://biome.ac.uk/hot_topics/">Hot Topics</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <h2 id="BIOME_Mailing_List">BIOME Mailing List</h2> <p>Are you interested in finding out more about BIOME? Join the <a href="http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/BIOME.html">BIOME JISCmail</a> to keep up to date with developments [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 regular column jenny hall jisc nhs university of southampton elib nmap archives browser collection development data database firefox portal resource discovery search technology Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1118 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: No Longer about Search http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> asks 'Is your choice of search engine based on how good it is, or on what else you use?'</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>2004 was a particularly interesting year for Internet search; we saw a lot of new search engines appearing on the scene, a number of purchases and a lot of innovations, particularly in the last quarter, with Microsoft bringing out its <a href="http://beta.search.msn.com/">Beta MSN Search</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>], Google doubling the size of its index [<a href="#2">2</a>], releasing <a href="http://scholar.google.com/">Google Scholar</a> [<a href="#3">3</a>] and Google Suggest [<a href="#4">4</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 regular column phil bradley google microsoft blog browser firefox google scholar google search internet explorer opera operating system search technology url video Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1119 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/planet-sosig#author1">Angela Joyce</a> shares her personal impressions from the recent European Digital Libraries Conference in Bath; Emma Place introduces a new seminar series to support online information seeking in the social sciences.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="A_Digital_Day_in_Bath">A Digital Day in Bath</h2> <p>On a stormy wet Tuesday, I battled my way through the Bath University campus to attend the 2004 European Conference on Digital Libraries. The keynote address by <strong>Neil McLean</strong> from IMS Australia was called <em>The Ecology of Repository Services: A Cosmic View</em> and it lived up to its name, being a wide-ranging look at the explosion of interest in digital resources and e-learning. People are just starting to think about the lifecycle of online resources and how to manage them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 regular column angela joyce dest ilrt ims jisc mpeg university of bath university of bristol university of oxford sosig data database digital library dissemination e-learning higher education metadata multimedia personalisation repositories research resource discovery search technology software usability Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1085 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News: EEVL Update http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> and <a href="/issue41/eevl#author2">Agnes Guyon</a> look at some recent developments to the EEVL service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="New_Sustainable_Development_section_added_to_the_EEVL_Catalogue_of_Engineering_Resources">New Sustainable Development section added to the EEVL Catalogue of Engineering Resources</h2> <p>It is now tacitly recognised that engineers, across all sectors of engineering, play an important role in shaping our environment and therefore have a professional responsibility towards ensuring sustainable development.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 regular column agnes guyon roddy macleod jisc university of cambridge w3c eevl cataloguing database ejournal higher education rss search technology web portal web services Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1086 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/biome#author1">Jenny Hall</a> and <a href="/issue41/biome#author2">Donald Mackay</a> report on recent news form BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="BIOME_Hot_Topics">BIOME Hot Topics</h2> <p>BIOME contains a wealth of information on a wide range of topics in the health and life sciences and we aim to keep introducing new features in line with user needs. As of October 2004 we are trialling a new fortnightly feature - 'Hot Topics'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 regular column donald mackay jenny hall amazon nhs queens university belfast eprints uk rdn for fe cataloguing content provider controlled vocabularies data database eprints further education metadata repositories search technology vocabularies Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1087 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: New and Developing Search Engines http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> looks at some existing search engines and also some new ones to bring you up to date on what is happening in the world of Internet search engines.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the last edition of <em>Ariadne</em>, I wrote about a few search engines that had come to my attention. Obviously the summer months are a fruitful period of development for search engine producers, because I've got a new crop to write about again! There are also some useful Web pages about search engines and developments in existing search engines that I've also discovered, so I'll be making mention of those as well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 regular column phil bradley amazon google algorithm blog browser cataloguing data database e-business html internet explorer personalisation research search technology url Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1088 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: Weblogs: Do They Belong in Libraries? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> takes a look at weblogs and weblogging activities in libraries and considers some of the ways they can be used to support public library users.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Weblogs_in_Education">Weblogs in Education</h2> <p>Weblogs and weblogging, blogs and blogging - many terms are used to describe this increasingly popular Web-based activity, but is a library Web site the right place to host a weblog? Are weblogs simply another trendy tool for those with time to spare and something to say? Consider this from the BBC news Web site:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column penny garrod bbc google nhs ukoln university of bath university of oxford university of sheffield blog digital library national library portfolio rss search technology software web development Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1058 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This month <a href="/issue40/planet-sosig#author1">Neil Jacobs</a> introduces a new book for information professionals in the social sciences and Heta Virnes describes her experience of running virtual helpdesks for SOSIG.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Online_Information_Services_for_the_Social_Sciences">Online Information Services for the Social Sciences</h2> <p>Fourteen members of staff from the Institute for Learning and Research Technology, at the University of Bristol, have co-authored a book, 'Online Information Service Provision in the Social Sciences', aimed mainly, though not exclusively, at information professionals. It offers an insight into knowledge retrieval today.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column neil jacobs ilrt university of bristol university of oxford sosig cataloguing digital library metadata passwords research standards usability Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1059 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News: What EEVL Users Really Want http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> looks at the results of the recent questionnaire which surveyed opinions about the EEVL service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What do the users of <a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>], the Internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing, really want from the service? Do they want EEVL to develop more portal services? Do they want more expansion of EEVL's catalogue of Internet resources? Do they want other things? The only way to find out what users of an information service really want is to ask them. This is what EEVL did earlier this year through a Web-based questionnaire. The questionnaire is now closed, but an archive version is available [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column roddy macleod amazon bbc google eevl subject portals project aggregation archives cataloguing data database ebook ejournal further education google search graphics higher education portal research search technology software Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1060 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/biome#author1">Jenny Hall</a> reports on recent news form BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="BIOME_Database_Continues_to_Increase">BIOME Database Continues to Increase</h2> <p>The <a href="http://biome.ac.uk/">BIOME database</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] now contains over 25,000 resources and continues to grow. To see the weekly additions go to BIOME what's new [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column jenny hall jisc nmap cataloguing database portal rss search technology Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1061 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: A Mixed Bag - A Review of Some New Search Engines http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> takes a look at some new search engines to see if they are up to challenging the top dogs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>People are of course aware that Google isn't the only search engine out there, by any manner or means, and although many people regard it as the biggest and the best, this certainly isn't the case for those organisations who decide that they want a share of the search engine market. This month I'm going to look at some of the new search engines that have appeared, and will see how many of them make the grade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 regular column phil bradley amazon google rnib data personalisation portal search technology url Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1062 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: The Changing Face of the Public Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> looks at developments in Hampshire and comments on the shape of things to come.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!-- <p><strong>The "wonderfulness of public libraries is inarguable" says Deborah Moggagh on BBC Radio - but are there enough books? </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 regular column penny garrod bbc google ukoln university of california berkeley cataloguing digital library ebook framework google search mobile multimedia research search technology vocabularies Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1032 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG: A Variety of Reports http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This month <a href="/issue39/planet-sosig#author1">Neil Jacobs</a> reports on updates to the Regard service, Martin Poulter introduces a new Economics Assessment Bank and Emma Place highlights the programme of training and outreach conducted by SOSIG this spring.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Getting_more_from_Regard">Getting more from Regard</h2> <p>Regard is the online research service of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It is an essential tool for anyone needing to know about UK social science. There have been some major recent developments on Regard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 regular column neil jacobs amazon ilrt jisc queen mary university of london university of london university of strathclyde sosig archives bibliographic data database graphics higher education html research search technology vle Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1033 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News: EEVL, VLEs, Institutional and Library Portals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/eevl#author1">Malcolm Moffat</a> discusses the use of EEVL functionality in VLEs and Portals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>EEVL is the Internet guide to Engineering, Mathematics and Computing. It is an award-winning free service, which provides quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet. It is created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK, lead by Heriot Watt University. EEVL helps students, staff and researchers in Higher and Further Education, as well as anyone else working, studying or looking for information in Engineering, Mathematics and Computing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 regular column malcolm moffat coalition for networked information google heriot-watt university ims ims global learning consortium jisc university of east anglia university of glamorgan university of sheffield eevl cataloguing data database further education html information retrieval interoperability knowledge management learning objects passwords portal research resource discovery rss search technology soap srw url vle web services xml z39.50 Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1034 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/biome#author1">Jenny Hall</a> reports on recent news from BIOME, the Health and Life Sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="New_Internet_Resource_Booklets">New Internet Resource Booklets</h2> <p>We are delighted to announce that the brand new VetGate booklet is available for ordering or downloading from our web site. Sponsored by the Animal Health Information Specialists Group (AHIS), it covers key, evaluated, quality Internet resources in animal health. Written by subject experts at BIOME the booklet is aimed at students, researchers, academics, and practitioners in this area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 regular column jenny hall harper adams university college jisc mimas nhs university of bath university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of sheffield university of stirling wellcome trust eprints uk subject portals project zetoc accessibility archives cataloguing eprints further education portal repositories usability Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1035 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: The Google Backlash http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> reviews and analyses recent criticisms of the giant and takes an objective view from a broader perspective.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When I run my courses on advanced Internet searching I always ask the delegates the question 'Which search engine do you tend to use most often?' A few years ago I could always expect to get half a dozen different answers, ranging from AltaVista to Yahoo! with a few others in between. Now however I can almost guarantee that it will be a single answer, and that's 'Google'. We're all aware of the power of Google, and the way in which, in the last couple of years, it has almost totally dominated the search engine scene.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 regular column phil bradley bbc google harvard university microsoft oracle data database portal privacy research search technology sword protocol Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1036 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: 2003, 2004: A Backward Glance and Thoughts on the Future http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> looks at some of the broader issues affecting public libraries and information professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Spam_privacy_and_the_law">Spam, privacy and the law</h2> <p>Another year gone and the millennium celebrations and Y2K bug already seem to belong to some dim and distant technological past.</p> <p>As 2003 drew to a close the spotlight was on the use and abuse of Information Technology: never was so much havoc caused by so few. The language employed by the media to describe events in the online world reflected global concerns about warfare and disease. Viruses, worms and trojan horses 'infected' and 'invaded' international networks, and a 'war' on spam was declared.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column penny garrod amazon bbc british library cilip jisc loughborough university microsoft ukoln university of bath jisc information environment archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development data digitisation e-government e-learning ebook ict identifier infrastructure mobile mp3 operating system privacy rfid sms software uri wiki wireless Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1010 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: The Year 2003 in Perspective http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> takes us through the major trends and highlights in the world of search engines over the course of the past year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since 2003 is now drawing to a close, (or at least it is while I'm writing this - I suspect that when you get to read it 2004 will have dawned bright and early), I thought that it might be interesting to take a look back at a few of the things that happened in the search engine industry over the past year. This isn't designed to be an inclusive month by month, blow by blow account, but is just a few of the trends and interesting things that I've noticed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column phil bradley amazon google microsoft adobe blog browser database digital library operating system search technology standards Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1011 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/alexander#author1">Dey Alexander</a> reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites. A selection of key pages from all 45 Australian tertiary education Web sites were analysed to assess their compliance with basic accessibility standards, as required by Australian anti-discrimination legislation. The results--98% of sites failed to comply--suggest that Australian university Web sites are likely to present significant barriers to access for people with disabilities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/alexander" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column dey alexander alt australian national university griffith university microsoft monash university newcastle university queensland university of technology university of queensland university of southern queensland university of sydney w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility adobe browser css data data set doc document format flash gif graphics html identifier intellectual property internet explorer java javascript ocr operating system plain text research rtf software standards stylesheet url usability video wcag windows Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1012 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> gives her view of day two of the Public Library Authorities Conference 2003</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Question: How many librarians does it take to change a light bulb?<br />Answer: Er,.. Change?</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 regular column penny garrod british library the national archives ukoln ergo archives cloud computing copyright data digitisation framework software url Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 994 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/planet-sosig#author1">Anne Dimond</a> and <a href="/issue37/planet-sosig#author2">Angela Joyce</a> send further news from the planet of social sciences.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Social_Science_Online_-_National_Seminars_on_Internet_Information">Social Science Online - National Seminars on Internet Information</h2> <p>It is becoming increasingly hard to keep up with the ever-changing world of online information resources, and yet these resources have a vital role to play in higher and further education teaching and research. The JISC Resource Guide for Social Sciences and SOSIG, in collaboration with LTSNs (Learning and Teaching Support Network), are providing a series of one-day events for all those involved in teaching and researching in Higher and Further Education in the social sciences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 regular column angela joyce anne dimond ilrt jisc university of bristol sosig cataloguing copyright data digital library further education research resource discovery subject gateway url Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 995 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> describes how EEVL is putting RSS to work.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is an award-winning free service, which provides quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet. It is created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK, lead by Heriot Watt University.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 regular column roddy macleod heriot-watt university jisc oracle centaur eevl browser cataloguing copyright data further education interoperability metadata portal rdf resource discovery rss software syndication url web browser Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 996 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News from BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/biome#author1">Donald Mackay</a> reports on BIOME participation in a major project to enhance interoperability between the BIOME core database and those projected by LTSN Subject Centres.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>BIOME is currently participating in a major project to enhance interoperability between the BIOME core database and those being created by our cognate Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) Subject Centres. The partners in the project are the Resource Description Network (RDN) Hubs BIOME and ALTIS and five LTSN centres: Bioscience; Health Sciences and Practice; Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism; Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine; and Psychology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 regular column donald mackay jisc accessibility archives cataloguing content management copyright data database framework interoperability metadata portal resource description search technology standards url xml xslt Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 997 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Would All New Search Engines Take One Step Forward! http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> gives us an overview of emerging, new and newly discovered search engines that we might want to keep an eye on as they develop.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There have been several additions to the world of search engines over the summer, and I thought I'd do a quick round-up of them to see how they perform.</p> <p class="center-large"><a href="#zapmeta">ZapMeta </a> | <a href="#netnose">Netnose </a> | <a href="#wotbox">Wotbox </a></p> <p><a name="zapmeta"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 regular column phil bradley google copyright database research search technology standards url Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 998 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Framework for the Future: Access to Digital Skills and Services (Including e-Government) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> examines further this government blueprint and argues that some have to walk before they can run.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Unless public services cooperate, broadband Britain will be going nowhere" [<a href="#1">1</a>]. "Libraries are sleepwalking to disaster: it's time they woke up" [<a href="#2">2</a>]. Warnings, predictions of failure or even extinction seem to be a recurring theme on email lists, news alerting services, think-tank reports and in the media. Some refer to public sector failings in general, whilst others attempt to raise the collective public library conscience and consciousness, and galvanise people into action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 regular column penny garrod bbc cilip google loughborough university ukoln isle jisc information environment archives copyright database e-government e-learning ebook framework further education higher education ict metadata search technology url web services Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 970 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/planet-sosig#author1">Debra Hiom</a> highlights some new events, publications and services in the social sciences and Andy Hargrave introduces recent developments for FE in the Bized Service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Developments_in_Economics_and_Business_Education_Conference_DEBE">Developments in Economics and Business Education Conference (DEBE)</h3> <p>The DEBE conference, held jointly by Economics LTSN and Bized, will take place on September 15-16 2003 in Edinburgh. The conference will comprise a mix of papers, workshops and poster sessions around the themes of</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 regular column debra hiom ilrt jisc uk data archive sosig accessibility archives copyright data data set database further education higher education ict preservation research tagging url Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 971 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News and Enhancements http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> and <a href="/issue36/eevl#author2">Lesa Ng</a> provide us with the news and developments from EEVL.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is an award-winning free service, which provides quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet. It is created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK, lead by Heriot Watt University.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 regular column lesa ng roddy macleod cranfield university edina heriot-watt university jisc nottingham trent university ukoln university of birmingham eevl subject portals project accessibility cataloguing collection development copyright database further education html javascript personalisation rdf resource discovery rss search technology software url Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 972 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk