Overview of content related to 'soap' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/2065/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Redeveloping the Loughborough Online Reading List System http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/knight-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/knight-et-al#author1">Jon Knight</a>, <a href="/issue69/knight-et-al#author2">Jason Cooper</a> and <a href="/issue69/knight-et-al#author3">Gary Brewerton</a> describe the redevelopment of Loughborough University’s open source reading list system.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Loughborough Online Reading Lists System (LORLS) [<a href="#1">1</a>] has been developed at Loughborough University since the late 1990s.&nbsp; LORLS was originally implemented at the request of the University’s Learning and Teaching Committee simply to make reading lists available online to students.&nbsp; The Library staff immediately saw the benefit of such a system in not only allowing students ready access to academics’ reading lists but also in having such access themselves. This was because a significant number of academics were bypassing the library when generating and distributing lists to their students who were then in turn surprised when the library did not have the recommended books either in stock or in sufficient numbers to meet demand.</p> <p>The first version of the system produced by the Library Systems Team was part of a project that also had a ‘reading lists amnesty’ in which academics were encouraged to provide their reading lists to the library which then employed some temporary staff over the summer to enter them into the new system.&nbsp; This meant that the first version of LORLS went live in July 2000 with a reasonable percentage of lists already in place.&nbsp; Subsequently the creation and editing of reading lists was made the responsibility of the academics or departmental admin staff, with some assistance from library staff.</p> <p>LORLS was written in Perl, with a MySQL database back-end.&nbsp; Most user interfaces were delivered via the web, with a limited number of back-end scripts that helped the systems staff maintain the system and alert library staff to changes that had been made to reading lists.</p> <p>Soon after the first version of LORLS went live at Loughborough, a number of other universities expressed an interest in using or modifying the system. Permission was granted by the University to release it as open source under the General Public Licence (GPL)[<a href="#2">2</a>].&nbsp; New versions were released as the system was developed and bugs were fixed. The last version of the original LORLS code base/data design was version 5, which was downloaded by sites worldwide.</p> <h2 id="Redesign">Redesign</h2> <p>By early 2007 it was decided to take a step back and see if there were things that could be done better in LORLS.&nbsp; Some design decisions made in 1999 no longer made sense eight years later.&nbsp; Indeed some of the database design was predicated on how teaching modules were supposed to work at Loughborough and it had already become clear that the reality of how they were deployed was often quite different.&nbsp; For example, during the original design, the principle was that each module would have a single reading list associated with it.&nbsp; Within a few years several modules had been found that were being taught by two (or more!) academics, all wanting their own independent reading list.</p> <p>Some of the structuring of the data in the MySQL database began to limit how the system could be developed.&nbsp; The University began to plan an organisational restructuring shortly after the redesign of LORLS was commenced, and it was clear that the simple departmental structure was likely to be replaced by a more fluid school and department mix.</p> <p>Library staff were also beginning to request new features that were thus increasingly awkward to implement.&nbsp; Rather than leap through hoops to satisfy them within the framework of the existing system, it made sense to add them into the design process for a full redesign.</p> <p>It was also felt that the pure CGI-driven user interface could do with a revamp.&nbsp; The earlier LORLS user interfaces used only basic HTML forms, with little in the way of client-side scripting.&nbsp; Whilst that meant that they tended to work on any web browser and were pretty accessible, they were also a bit clunky compared to some of the newer dynamic web sites.</p> <p>A distinct separation of the user interface from the back-end database was decided upon to improve localization and portability of the system as earlier versions of LORLS had already shown that many sites took the base code and then customised the user interface parts of the CGI scripts to their own look and feel.&nbsp; The older CGI scripts were a mix of user interaction elements and database access and processing, which made this task a bit more difficult than it really needed to be.</p> <p>Separating the database code from the user interface code would let people easily tinker with one without unduly affecting the other.&nbsp; It would also allow local experimentation with multiple user-interface designs for different user communities or devices.</p> <p>This implied that a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) would need to be defined. As asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)[<a href="#3">3</a>] interactions had been successful applied in a number of recent projects the team had worked on, XML was chosen as the format to be used.&nbsp; At first simple object access protocol (SOAP) style XML requests was experimented with, as well as XML responses, but it was soon realised that SOAP was far too heavy-weight for most of the API calls, so a lighter ‘RESTful’ API was selected.&nbsp; The API was formed of CGI scripts that took normal parameters as input and returned XML documents for the client to parse and display.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/knight-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 tooled up gary brewerton jason cooper jon knight google harvard university loughborough university microsoft gnu access control ajax api archives authentication bibliographic data blog cache chrome cookie data database digital library e-learning framework google books gpl html javascript jquery json library management systems licence metadata moodle mysql open source perl refworks restful schema shibboleth soap software sql standards web browser xml z39.50 zip Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:32:55 +0000 lisrw 2354 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 10 Years of Zetoc http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/ronson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/ronson#author1">Jane Ronson</a> looks at how Zetoc has developed and what the future holds for the service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Zetoc [<a href="#1">1</a>] provides quality-assured, comprehensive journal table of contents data for resource discovery that users can search and have delivered straight to their in-box or desktop. In a nutshell, Zetoc is all about convenience, current awareness and comprehensive coverage. In a recent survey, one academic commented: 'This is a "one-stop shop" for relevant literature'. What is Zetoc, what has it achieved and where is it going? In this article I will look at the history of the service and how it has developed over the past decade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/ronson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 feature article jane ronson british library google harvard university heriot-watt university hewlett-packard jisc loughborough university mimas national library of wales nhs sconul stanford university university of chester university of manchester university of surrey dner my references suncat tictocs zetoc aggregation authentication bibliographic data cataloguing cloud computing copac data database further education google scholar higher education identifier national library open access openurl personalisation repositories research resource discovery rss search technology shibboleth soap software sru tag cloud z39.50 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1610 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Pro Web 2.0 Mashups http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/levan-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/levan-rvw#author1">Ralph LeVan</a> looks at a comprehensive work on how to consume and repurpose Web services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- 2008-11-11 REW v2; final editing from re-read --><!-- 2008-11-11 REW v2; final editing from re-read --><p>Raymond Yee has produced a comprehensive book on how to consume and repurpose Web services, even for Web sites that do not intentionally expose Web services. The book is broken into four sections; understanding how to use Web content, understanding Web services, combining the data from multiple services (mashups) and detailed examples of specific mashup opportunities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/levan-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 review ralph levan google microsoft oclc ajax api atom blog data flickr google maps javascript json mashup microformats microsoft office openoffice php python research rss search technology soap syndication tagging url web 2.0 web services xml Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1446 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A DRY CRIG Event for the IE Demonstrator http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/ie-testbed-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/ie-testbed-rpt#author1">Paul Walk</a> reports on an 'unconference' for developers working in and around the JISC Information Environment and institutional systems, hosted by UKOLN at the University of Bath in June 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/ie-testbed-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 event report paul walk aberystwyth university edina google jisc mimas oai ordnance survey ukoln university of bath university of edinburgh university of glamorgan university of manchester university of strathclyde jisc information environment api blog controlled vocabularies data data set database digital library geospatial data gis handle system higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository internet explorer interoperability java lcsh licence metadata oai-ore persistent identifier preservation privacy python repositories research restful search technology semantic web skos soap software url vocabularies web services Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1416 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/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="UKeiG_Courses_over_May_October_2008"><a name="events1"></a>UKeiG Courses over May – October 2008</h3> <h4 id="Searching_the_Internet:_Google_and_Beyond">Searching the Internet: Google and Beyond</h4> <p>Karen Blakeman<br />Friday 16 May 2008<br />University of Liverpool<br /><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/May/beyondgoogle.html">http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/May/beyondgoogle.html</a></p> <h4 id="Searching_the_Internet:_Google_and_Beyond-1">Searching the Internet: Google and Beyond</h4> <p>Karen Blakeman<br />Wednesday 11 June 2008<br />King's College London, Guy's Campus<br /><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/June/beyondgoogle.html">http://www.ukeig.org.uk/training/2008/June/beyondgoogle.html</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 news and events richard waller arl association of research libraries cilip cni coalition for networked information dcc google ieee imperial college london information today intute jisc kansas state university kings college london microsoft mla national e-science centre national library of the netherlands national science foundation oai oasis portico sakai school of oriental and african studies sherpa tilburg university university of aberdeen university of hull university of liverpool university of manchester university of nottingham vads wellcome trust digital academic repositories iesr iwmw repomman ridir archives authentication blog cataloguing cdwa controlled vocabularies copyright creative commons curation data database ddc digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories dublin core e-government e-learning e-research e-science fedora commons framework further education higher education html ict information retrieval interoperability intranet lcsh licence lom metadata multimedia national library oai-ore oasis saml ontologies open access open source personalisation portfolio preservation privacy repositories research saml search technology second life semantic web sharepoint shibboleth skos soap software srw standards tagging thesaurus url video visualisation vocabularies web 2.0 web development web resources web services wordnet youtube Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1398 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk RepoMMan: Delivering Private Repository Space for Day-to-day Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/green-awre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/green-awre#author1">Richard Green</a> and <a href="/issue54/green-awre#author2">Chris Awre</a> describe work undertaken at the University of Hull to place Web services at the heart of its personalised digital repository provision.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the spring of 2005, the University of Hull embarked on the RepoMMan Project [<a href="#1">1</a>], a two-year JISC-funded [<a href="#2">2</a>] endeavour to investigate a number of aspects of user interaction with an institutional repository. The vision at Hull was, and is, of a repository placed at the heart of a Web services architecture: a key component of a university's information management.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/green-awre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 feature article chris awre richard green glasgow caledonian university harvard university jisc sakai university of hull remap project repomman authentication bpel browser data digital preservation fedora commons file format ftp higher education infrastructure institutional repository jstor ldap metadata open access open source portal preservation preservation metadata repositories research rich internet application soap software uportal vocabularies web services Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1369 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DRIVER: Building the Network for Accessing Digital Repositories Across Europe http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/feijen-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/feijen-et-al#author1">Martin Feijen</a>, <a href="/issue53/feijen-et-al#author2">Wolfram Horstmann</a>, <a href="/issue53/feijen-et-al#author3">Paolo Manghi</a>, <a href="/issue53/feijen-et-al#author4">Mary Robinson</a> and <a href="/issue53/feijen-et-al#author5">Rosemary Russell</a> present an outline of the DRIVER Project and its achievements so far in supporting and enhancing digital repository development in Europe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction:_Why_DRIVER_Is_Needed">Introduction: Why DRIVER Is Needed</h2> <p>OpenDOAR [<a href="#1">1</a>] lists over 900 Open Access repositories worldwide. Approximately half of them are based in Europe, most of which are institutional repositories. Across Europe many more repositories are being set up and supported by national and regional initiatives such as the Repositories Support Project [<a href="#2">2</a>] in the UK and IREL-Open [<a href="#3">3</a>] in Ireland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/feijen-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 feature article martin feijen mary robinson paolo manghi rosemary russell wolfram horstmann goettingen state and university library oai sherpa surffoundation ukoln university of bath university of nottingham opendoar repositories support project aggregation archives authentication bibliographic data browser cql curation data data management database digital repositories dublin core e-research framework infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability metadata multimedia oai-pmh open access open archives initiative preservation provenance repositories research search technology soap software srw standards web standards wiki Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1349 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk V&A Core Systems Integration Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt/csip-va.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In conjunction with his <a href="/issue53/kidmm-rpt">main article on The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up</a>, Conrad Taylor provides more information on V&amp;A Core Systems Integration Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Hopes_and_Deliverables">Hopes and Deliverables</h2> <p>Near the start of CSIP, a list of project deliverables was drawn up. To encourage 'buy-in', top of the list was something of evident value - a Gallery Services application to help staff give customers what they wanted to know at the point of enquiry. But to deliver this and other applications, the 'Virtual Repository' would be necessary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt/csip-va.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 event report conrad taylor archives bibliographic data cataloguing cidoc-crm data data model database dcmi digital asset management dublin core ead identifier metadata ontologies open archives initiative repositories soap software standards z39.50 Tue, 30 Oct 2007 15:04:39 +0000 admin 2154 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 24 Hour Museum: From Past to Future http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/pratty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As 24 Hour Museum rebuilds and looks outwards to new partnerships, <a href="/issue52/pratty#author1">Jon Pratty</a> looks at challenges faced over the last seven years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>24 Hour Museum [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a successful and sustainable cultural Web site. Type the word 'museum' into Google UK and up it pops as a top five search result. Unlike the other top sites, all national museums or galleries, 24HM's remit covers the whole country, in eclectic subject areas, reaching a wide variety of audiences with simple and accessible content.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/pratty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 feature article jon pratty ahrc bbc google mla oai university of cambridge university of leicester wikipedia accessibility aggregation api archives content management data database digital media further education html infrastructure interoperability knowledge management metadata portal research rss search technology semantic web soap software syndication tagging url vocabularies web 2.0 web services widget windows xml Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1331 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Curator Tool http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/beresford <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/beresford#author1">Philip Beresford</a> tells the story (from The British Library's perspective) of the development of new software to aid all stages of harvesting Web sites for preservation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In September 2006 The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, The British Library and Sytec, announced the successful development of a Web harvesting management system.</p> <p>The system, known as Web Curator Tool, is designed to assist curators of digital archives in collecting Web-published material for storage and preservation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/beresford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 feature article philip beresford british library jisc library of congress microsoft national library of australia national library of new zealand national library of wales oracle the national archives wellcome library wellcome trust internet archive apache apache license archives cataloguing content management data database digital archive digital asset management digital repositories dublin core framework heritrix higher education java licence linux metadata mysql national library open source preservation repositories research search technology soap software solaris sql sql server standards tomcat url video warc wayback machine Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1288 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Foundation for Automatic Digital Preservation http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/ferreira-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/ferreira-et-al#author1">Miguel Ferreira</a>, <a href="/issue48/ferreira-et-al#author2">Ana Alice Baptista</a> and <a href="/issue48/ferreira-et-al#author3">Jose Carlos Ramalho</a> propose a Service-Oriented Architecture to help cultural heritage institutions to accomplish automatic digital preservation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Efforts to archive a large amount of digital material are being developed by many cultural heritage institutions. We have evidence of this in the numerous initiatives aiming to harvest the Web [<a href="#1">1-5</a>] together with the impressive burgeoning of institutional repositories [<a href="#6">6</a>]. However, getting the material inside the archive is just the beginning for any initiative concerned with the long-term preservation of digital materials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/ferreira-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 feature article ana alice baptista jose carlos ramalho miguel ferreira carnegie mellon university d-lib magazine dcc digital preservation coalition google harvard university ieee ifla library of congress oais oasis oclc premis the national archives university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of minho crib reposit algorithm archives ascii bibliographic data controlled vocabularies data data set database digital archive digital curation digital library digital media digital preservation digital record object identification digital repositories dissemination document format drm droid dspace dublin core eprints fedora commons file format framework google trends graphics identifier interoperability java jstor knowledge base licence metadata open source operating system preservation preservation metadata repositories research semantic web service oriented architecture service registry soa soap software standards taxonomy uddi video vocabularies wayback machine web services wsdl xml Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1254 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Fedora Users Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/fedora-users-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/fedora-users-rpt#author1">Chris Awre</a> and <a href="/issue48/fedora-users-rpt#author2">Richard Green</a> report from the Fedora Users Conference, a two-day meeting for users of the open source Fedora repository system held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, over 19-20 June 2006.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/fedora-users-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 event report chris awre richard green cornell university fiz karlsruhe indiana university jisc monash university national science foundation oais rutgers university sakai technical university of denmark tufts university university of hull university of queensland university of virginia yale university repomman access control accessibility aggregation api bpel cataloguing content management data data model data set database digital library digital preservation digital repositories dissemination dspace e-research fedora commons framework identifier infrastructure institutional repository interoperability metadata mets mysql open source php preservation rae rdf repositories research research information management search technology semantic web soa soap software sql standards uri web 2.0 web services wiki xacml xml Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1260 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Serving Services in Web 2.0 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/vanveen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/vanveen#author1">Theo van Veen</a> shows with the help of an example, how standardised descriptions of services can help users control the integration of services from different providers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"I want my browser to recognise information in Web pages and offer me functionality to remix it with relevant information from other services. I want to control which services are offered to me and how they are offered."</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/vanveen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article theo van veen amazon google oai oreilly ajax algorithm api archives bibliographic data bibliographic record browser cataloguing context objects in spans data database dublin core firefox framework google scholar html identifier javascript knowledge base metadata metadata model microformats oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl owl personalisation portal schema search technology semantic web soa soap sru standardisation standards stylesheet tagging thesaurus uddi url usability web 2.0 web services wsdl xml xsl xslt z39.88 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1234 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Distributed Services Registry Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/dsr-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/dsr-rpt#author1">John Gilby</a> reports on the UKOLN/IESR two-day workshop at Scarman House, University of Warwick on 14-15 July 2005.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The number of available online digital collections is growing all the time and with this comes the need to discover these collections, both by machine (m2m) and by end-users. There is also a trend towards service-orientated architectures and a likely critical part of this will be service registries to assist with discovering services andtheir associated collections. UKOLN and the JISC Information Environment Services Registry Project (IESR) [<a href="#1">1</a>] organised a two-day workshop to look at some of the issues that are likely to be present in building a distributed approach.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/dsr-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 event report john gilby cetis google jisc london school of economics mimas niso oai oclc oregon state university ukoln university of illinois university of liverpool university of oxford iesr jisc information environment access control application profile archives authentication collection description cordra creative commons data digital library dns dublin core e-learning e-science framework infrastructure intellectual property marc metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl portal provenance repositories research rslp rss schema search technology service registry soap sru srw standards uddi url web services wiki xml xml schema z39.50 Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1196 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: The WWW 2005 Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> provides his impressions including reports of areas of doubt and uncertainty - but also of an exciting new development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="About_the_WWW_2005_Conference">About the WWW 2005 Conference</h2> <p>The WWW 2005 Conference was held in the Nippon Conference Centre in Chiba, Japan over 10-14 May 2005. This conference is the main event for the Web research community and provides an opportunity for researchers to present papers on research into developments in the Web infrastructure. In addition to its role for the research community, the conference also attracts delegates who are active in leading edge work in more mainstream areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 tooled up brian kelly ukoln university of bath w3c iwmw web accessibility initiative accessibility adobe aggregation blog browser data foaf framework html infrastructure instant messaging metadata microformats mobile open data podcast rdf research rss semantic web soap standardisation vcard wcag web app web development web resources web services wiki xhtml xml Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1173 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Are Your Terms? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/johnston <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/johnston#author1">Pete Johnston</a> introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (<a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/projects/iemsr/">IEMSR</a>) Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] is funded by JISC through its Shared Services Programme to develop a metadata schema registry as a pilot shared service for the JISC Information Environment (JISC IE). Partners in the project are UKOLN, University of Bath and the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT), University of Bristol.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/johnston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article pete johnston becta cetis d-lib magazine ieee ilrt jisc oai ukoln university of bath university of bristol w3c dner iemsr iesr jisc information environment aggregation api application profile archives cataloguing collection description controlled vocabularies data data model data set database dcmi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning framework higher education internet explorer interoperability java learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata metadata schema registry mysql namespace oai-pmh open archives initiative portal provenance rdf rdfs redland research resource description resource discovery rslp schema search technology service registry simple dublin core soap software sparql standards uk lom core vocabularies xml xml schema Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1143 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Making the Case for a Wiki http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/tonkin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/tonkin#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> examines wikis and considers the feasibility of their deployment - and the danger of the 'tumbleweed' syndrome.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction:_What_is_a_Wiki">Introduction: What is a Wiki?</h2> <p>Software use cases are necessarily incomplete, a failing which seems to intensify in reverse proportion to the degree of simplicity in the software in question. Complex software responds to a given set of requirements, simple software as a partial solution to a much broader problem set. More concisely put, certain ideas just seem to catch on, particularly the simple, brilliant, 'now why didn't I think of that' class of ideas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/tonkin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 feature article emma tonkin ukoln university of oxford wikipedia access control archives authentication blog content management data database html hypertext interoperability intranet knowledge base perl php python repositories research rss ruby search technology soap software syndication web development wiki xml Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1113 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ECDL 2004: A Digital Librarian's Report http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/ecdl2004-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/ecdl2004-rpt#author1">Jessie Hey</a> reports on the 8th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries held at the University of Bath in September 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This year it was the turn of the UK to host this major European conference and researchers and librarians took the opportunity to recharge and hear about and debate the latest research and technology advances in digital libraries. There were 47 peer-reviewed papers - a 32% acceptance rate. Remarkably papers were received from 27 countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/ecdl2004-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 event report jessie hey british library dcc ims massachusetts institute of technology oclc ukoln university of bath university of queensland university of southampton zetoc archives data database digital curation digital library dspace e-learning e-science framework information retrieval infrastructure interoperability open access open source repositories research search technology semantic web soap software usability web services Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1091 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/foster-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/foster-rvw#author1">Lise Foster</a> finds this a useful scene setter for the novice and valuable reminder for the professional of the challenges facing today's librarian.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 2000, John Feather concluded the 3rd edition certain that libraries would endure as concrete entities due to the investment of time and money they represent and as bookstores. In this latest edition he is no longer sure, describing the library as no longer a location, but a concept and asking such tough questions as what place do librarians occupy in the context of these new developments and what challenges to our fundamental attitudes and skills must we overcome as we adapt to changing times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/foster-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 review lise foster bbc elsevier london south bank university south bank university copyright data database foi information society infrastructure search technology soap Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1103 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk An Introduction to the Search/Retrieve URL Service (SRU) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/morgan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/morgan#author1">Eric Lease Morgan</a> describes sibling Web Service protocols designed to define a standard form for Internet search queries as well as the structure of the responses.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article is an introduction to the "brother and sister" Web Service protocols named Search/Retrieve Web Service (SRW) and Search/Retrieve URL Service (SRU) with an emphasis on the later. More specifically, the article outlines the problems SRW/U are intended to solve, the similarities and differences between SRW and SRU, the complimentary nature of the protocols with OAI-PMH, and how SRU is being employed in a sponsored NSF (National Science Foundation) grant called OCKHAM to facilitate an alerting service.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/morgan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 feature article eric lease morgan emory university google national science foundation oai oclc university of notre dame api browser cataloguing cql data database digital library dtd dublin core identifier information architecture library management systems marc metadata mets mods oai-pmh perl plain text repositories rss schema search technology secure shell sfx soap sru srw ssh standards stylesheet telnet uri url vocabularies web services xhtml xml xml schema xsl xslt Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1052 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 The European Library: Integrated Access to the National Libraries of Europe http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/woldering <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/woldering#author1">Britta Woldering</a> describes the findings of the recently completed EU Project The European Library, focusing on technical solutions and metadata development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The European Library (<a href="http://www.europeanlibrary.org ">TEL</a>) Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] completed at the end of January 2004. The key aim of TEL was to investigate the feasibility of establishing a new Pan-European service which would ultimately give access to the combined resources of the national libraries of Europe [<a href="#2">2</a>]. The project was partly funded by the European Commission as an accompanying measure under the cultural heritage applications area of Key Action 3 of the Information Societies Technology (IST) research programme.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/woldering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article britta woldering oai application profile archives authentication bibliographic data browser cataloguing collection description copyright data database dcmi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-business html hypertext identifier infrastructure interoperability javascript metadata metadata model namespace national library oai-pmh open archives initiative open source openurl portal python research rslp search technology soap software sru srw url web browser web services xhtml xml xsl z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1007 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/apps-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/apps-rpt#author1">Ann Apps</a> reports on a conference about current and future uses of the proposed OpenURL Framework Standard Z39.88-2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="The_Event_at_a_Glance">The Event at a Glance</h2> <ul> <li><a href="#a">Welcome - Pat Harris</a></li> <li><a href="#b">The OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services Standard - Eric Van de Velde</a></li> <li><a href="#c">The Promise and History of the OpenURL - Oliver Pesch</a></li> <li><a href="#d">Related Linking Standards: CrossRef and DOI - Ed Pentz</a></li> <li><a href="#e">Why Should Publishers Implement the OpenURL Framework?<br /> </a></li></ul><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/apps-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 tooled up ann apps ansi british library editeur google microsoft mimas niso oai university of manchester zetoc archives authentication cookie data database digital library digital object identifier doi dublin core ejournal framework identifier infrastructure internet explorer interoperability knowledge base metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative open source openurl personalisation portfolio repositories research rss schema search technology semantic web sfx shibboleth simple dublin core soap software standardisation standards syndication usability xml xml schema z39.88 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1015 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Towards a Typology for Portals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/miller <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/miller#author1">Paul Miller</a> looks at some of the services we call portals, and argues for better words to describe them.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Regular readers of <em>Ariadne</em> and related publications possibly feel more than a little overwhelmed by the current deluge of portal-related literature; a deluge for which my colleagues and I on the <a href="http://www.fair-portal.hull.ac.uk/">PORTAL</a> Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] must of course accept some responsibility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/miller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 feature article paul miller british museum jisc oai ukoln university of hull university of oxford jisc information environment aggregation archives browser cataloguing graphics higher education html internet explorer interoperability metadata network service personalisation portal rdf research resource discovery rss search technology soap standards uddi url web browser web portal xhtml z39.50 Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 992 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ePrints UK: Developing a National E-prints Archive http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/martin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/martin#author1">Ruth Martin</a> describes the technical work of the ePrints UK project, and outlines the non-technical issues that must also be addressed if the project is to deliver a national e-prints service</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>ePrints UK [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a two-year JISC-funded project under the Focus on Access to Institutional Resources (FAIR) Programme [<a href="#2">2</a>] which began in July 2002 and is due for completion in July 2004. The lead partner is UKOLN of the University of Bath. The aim of the project is to develop a national service provider repository of e-print records based at the University of Bath derived by harvesting metadata from institutional and subject-based e-prints archives using the Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/martin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article ruth martin jisc oai oclc sherpa ukoln university of bath university of glasgow university of leeds university of southampton daedalus education portal eprints uk romeo archives bath profile collection description data database dewey decimal dublin core eprints further education javascript metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative rae repositories research resource discovery search technology simple dublin core soap software url web services z39.50 Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 941 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Access Management: The Key to a Portal - The Experience of the Subject Portals Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/SPP <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/SPP#author1">Francisco Pinto</a> and <a href="/issue35/SPP#author2">Michael Fraser</a> report on the experience of the Subject Portals Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Portals are widely suggested as important tools to facilitate the hard task of finding and accessing useful information for learning, teaching and research [<a href="#1">1</a>]. In this context, the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) [<a href="#2">2</a>] is enrolled in the Subject Portals Project (SPP) [<a href="#3">3</a>] with the aim of developing and deploying subject-based portals to provide the UK's HE and FE communities with integrated access to distributed resources within the JISC Information Environment (IE) [<a href="#4">4</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/SPP" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article francisco pinto michael a. fraser cni ieee jisc london school of economics microsoft oxford university computing services ukoln university of oxford dner eevl jisc information environment sosig subject portals project access control apache api archives authentication authorisation service browser cookie data data set database digital library dublin core framework further education infrastructure internet explorer interoperability java ldap metadata namespace open source passwords personalisation portal research resource discovery shibboleth soap software standardisation uportal url web browser Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 943 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Exposing Information Resources for E-learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/powell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/powell#author1">Steve Richardson</a> and <a href="/issue34/powell#author2">Andy Powell</a> on Harvesting and searching IMS metadata using both the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and the Z39.50 Protocol.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="An_introduction_to_the_IMS_Digital_Repositories_Working_Group">An introduction to the IMS Digital Repositories Working Group</h3> <p><a href="http://www.imsglobal.org/">IMS</a> [1] is a global consortium that develops open specifications to support the delivery of e-learning through Learning Management Systems (LMS). (Note: in UK higher and further education we tend to use the term Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in preference to LMS).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/powell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 feature article andy powell steve richardson ims jisc oai ukoln university of bath eevl jisc information environment sosig accessibility archives bath profile bibliographic data cataloguing content packaging data data set database digital repositories dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning further education identifier ims content packaging information retrieval internet explorer interoperability learning management system learning objects library management systems metadata mysql oai-pmh open archives initiative open source perl php portal repositories research resource discovery schema search technology simple dublin core soap standards url vle web portal xml xml schema z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 925 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Personalisation of the Digital Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/ramsden-perrot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/ramsden-perrot#author1">Michelle Perrott</a> and <a href="/issue34/ramsden-perrot#author2">Anne Ramsden</a> report on the Joint Open University - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Seminar on Personalisation and Digital Libraries hosted at the Open University, October 2002.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The interest in personalisation began with online commerce and the need for one-to-one relationships with customers in the early 1990s. Higher education is rapidly moving towards online delivery and mass education, so students could benefit from more personalised services, hence the recent interest in institutional portals, such as uPortal (1), which can personalise and present information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/ramsden-perrot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 event report anne ramsden michelle perrott amazon cni coalition for networked information jisc knowledge media institute london school of economics open university ukoln agora jisc information environment authentication cataloguing content management data database digital library higher education information retrieval infrastructure interoperability learning objects metadata namespace ontologies personalisation portal privacy research semantic web soap software uportal url videoconferencing vocabularies web browser web portal web resources web services Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 935 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 5 Step Guide to Becoming a Content Provider in the JISC Information Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/info-environment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/info-environment#author1">Andy Powell</a> describes steps which content providers can take to integrate their resources into the JISC IE.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This document provides a brief introduction to the <a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/dner/development/IEstrategy.html">JISC Information Environment (JISC-IE)</a> [1], with a particular focus on the technical steps that content providers need to take in order to make their systems interoperable within the JISC-IE technical architecture.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/info-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 feature article andy powell bbc ibm ims jisc mimas oai south bank university ukoln university of bath jisc information environment subject portals project zblsa access control aggregation archives authentication bath profile bibliographic data content packaging content provider cookie data database digital object identifier digital repositories doi dublin core eprints further education geospatial data gis identifier ims content packaging internet explorer interoperability learning objects marc metadata oai-pmh open access open archives initiative openurl passwords portal purl rdf repositories research resource discovery rss search technology service registry sfx simple dublin core soap srw uri url web services xml z39.50 Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 909 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OCLC-SCURL: Collaboration, Integration and Recombinant Potential http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/oclc-scurl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue33/oclc-scurl#author1">Pete Johnston</a> reports on the New Directions in Metadata conference, 15-16 August, in Edinburgh</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The problem of "navigating a rich and complex information landscape" took on a new dimension as I traversed Edinburgh's High Street on a bright Thursday morning at the height of the Festival. Fielding a barrage of enthusiastic invitations to attend a bewildering range of performances, I headed across town to the University for the "New Directions in Metadata" conference [<a href="#1">1</a>], organised jointly by OCLC [<a href="#2">2</a>] and SCURL [<a href="#3">3</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue33/oclc-scurl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue33 event report pete johnston amazon british library edina edinburgh napier university google jisc oai oais oclc ukoln university of bath university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of strathclyde daedalus dner jisc information environment api application profile archives bibliographic data collection description content management controlled vocabularies data database digital library digital preservation eprints geospatial data gis information architecture institutional repository interoperability metadata mets named entity recognition ontologies open archives initiative personalisation preservation preservation metadata privacy repositories research resource discovery resource management rslp schema soap software standards url vle vocabularies web services Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 921 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The JISC Information Environment and Web Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/information-environments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/information-environments#author1">Andy Powell</a> and <a href="/issue31/information-environments#author2">Liz Lyon</a> look at possible relationships between the Web Services idea and earlier ideas about seamless access to information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="The_JISC_Information_Environment">The JISC Information Environment</h3> <p>The Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a JISC-funded, managed, heterogeneous collection of information resources and services (bibliographic, full-text, image, video, geo-spatial, datasets, etc.) of particular value to the further and higher education communities. The JISC Information Environment (JISC IE) [<a href="#2">2</a>] is the set of networked services that allows people to discover, access, use and publish resources within the DNER.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/information-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 feature article andy powell liz lyon ibm jisc oai oracle ukoln university of bath university of oxford w3c dner jisc information environment subject portals project xgrain aggregation apache archives authentication bath profile bibliographic data browser collection description content provider css data data set database dublin core framework geospatial data gis higher education html internet explorer interoperability licence metadata namespace oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl operating system personalisation portal rdf repositories rss schema search technology service registry sfx soap software srw uddi uri url video web browser web resources web services wsdl xml xml namespaces z39.50 Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 869 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Content Management Systems: Who Needs Them? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/techwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue30/techwatch#author1">Paul Browning</a> and <a href="/issue30/techwatch#author2">Mike Lowndes</a> explore the CMS concept and look at the available tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Content management? That’s what librarians do, right? But we’ve already got a <i>library management system</i> (LMS) – why should we consider a <i>content management system</i> (CMS)?</p> <p>The second initial is perhaps misleading – “manipulation” rather than “management” might better summarise the goals of a CMS. Content creation and content re-purposing are fundamental aspects which tend to lie outside the current LMS domain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/techwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 feature article mike lowndes paul browning jisc microsoft university of bath university of bristol accessibility adobe archives authentication browser cache content management crm css data database document management dublin core e-business e-government framework ftp html interoperability intranet java javascript knowledge management ldap library management systems managed learning environment metadata mis opac open archives initiative open source perl personalisation php plain text portal provenance python rdf repositories research rss search technology soap software sql standards syndication web development wireless xhtml xml xsl xslt Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 849 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk An Introduction to Web Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/gardner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/gardner#author1">Tracy Gardner</a> introduces web services: self-describing applications, which can be discovered and accessed over the web by other applications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="What_are_Web_Services">What are Web Services?</h3> <p>The term web services has gaining visibility in recent months, there has been a W3C workshop on web services [<a href="#1">1</a>] and the big industry players such as IBM, Microsoft and Sun have been announcing their web services strategies. So what's it all about and should you be involved? This article aims to be a starting point for answering these questions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/gardner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article tracy gardner ibm microsoft w3c authentication copyright digital library infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata resource discovery search technology service registry soap software standards uddi url web services wsdl xml Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 818 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Windows NT Explorer: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/ntexplorer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/ntexplorer#author1">Brett Burridge</a> investigates the use of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), the XML-based protocol that is taking a leading role in the emerging area of Web Services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Previous Windows NT Explorer articles featured in Ariadne have looked at some of the essentials tools and technologies for web development on the Microsoft Windows platform, namely Internet Information Server <a href="#1">[1]</a> and Active Server Pages <a href="#2">[2]</a>. The focus this issue is the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). The protocol is a core technology in the provision of web services across the Internet. While SOAP is not a Microsoft specific technology, the protocol is being embraced by the company as it focuses effort on the provision of web services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/ntexplorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 regular column brett burridge ibm microsoft university of essex w3c apache authentication data database e-business html javascript mobile operating system passwords perl php programming language soap software sql sql server uddi url web app web development web services windows wsdl xml Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 828 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Managing Digital Video Content http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/patel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/patel#author1">Manjula Patel</a> reviews the two-day workshop on current and emerging standards for managing digital video content held in Atlanta, Georgia, 15-16 August 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Managing Digital Video Content” [1], a two-day workshop on current and emerging standards for managing digital video content took place on 15-16th August, 2001, in Atlanta, Georgia. The workshop was sponsored by ViDe, the video development initiative [2], the Southeastern Universities Research Association, SURA [3], Internet2 [4] and the Coalition for Networked Information, CNI [5]. Approximately 180 delegates attended, the majority from the States, peppered by one or two from Europe and Australia. Note that most of the presentations are available from the workshop web site [1].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/patel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 event report manjula patel cni coalition for networked information distributed systems technology centre georgia institute of technology indiana university iso mpeg oai ukoln university of washington accessibility application profile archives cataloguing content management data database digital asset management drm dublin core framework infrastructure metadata mpeg-1 mpeg-2 mpeg-4 multimedia odrl open archives initiative research search technology soap software standards url video Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 834 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Personalization of Web Services: Opportunities and Challenges http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/personalization <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/personalization#author1">Monica Bonett</a> gives an overview of personalization on the World Wide Web and discusses ideas for development within resource discovery systems.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>World Wide Web services operate in a cut-throat environment where even satisfied customers and growth do not guarantee continued existence. As users become ever more proficient in their use of the web and are exposed to a wider range of experiences, they may well become more demanding, and their definition of what constitutes good service may be refined. Personalization is an ever-growing feature of on-line services that is manifested in different ways and contexts, harnessing a series of developing technologies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/personalization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article monica duke amazon ims ims global learning consortium jisc ukoln university of bath w3c dner elib jisc information environment accessibility archives bibliographic data browser cataloguing controlled vocabularies cookie data data set database digital library dissemination e-business framework further education graphics higher education html identifier information architecture infrastructure interoperability metadata passwords personalisation portal privacy research resource discovery rslp soap software standards subject gateway thesaurus url usability vocabularies web browser web services wireless wireless application profile zip Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 792 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ZOPE: Swiss Army Knife for the Web? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/zope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue25/zope#author1">Paul Browning</a> looks at this multiple authoring environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Motivation">Motivation</h2> <p>I would be surprised if most people don't feel a sense of achievement when they author their first Web page. It's the first thing you ever made which potentially the rest of the world can see. Others learn about your new skill and before you know it you've become the departmental webperson and are buried in an avalanche of other people's content to "put on the Web".</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/zope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue25 feature article paul browning oracle university of bristol university of wales access control apache authentication browser content management data database ftp html hypertext internet explorer ldap linux mysql object database open source passwords perl php python rdf samba search technology soap software solaris sql standards url web browser windows xml Sat, 23 Sep 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 730 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Reflections On WWW9 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the WWW9 conference, held in Amsterdam, in May 2000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Ninth International World Wide Web conference (WWW9) was held at the RAI Congress Centre in Amsterdam. The main part of the conference took place from Tuesday 16th till Thursday 18th May. A day of tutorial and workshops was held on Monday 15th May with the Developer's Day on Friday 19th May. About 1,400 delegates attended the conference. It was pleasing to note the large numbers of delegates from the UK - about 100 in total, with about 50% from the Higher Education community (and about 9 people from Southampton University and another 9 from Bristol University).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 tooled up brian kelly alt apple darpa heriot-watt university ilrt middlesex university national library of the netherlands sheffield hallam university ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of bristol university of southampton w3c dner elib aggregation blog browser content management digital library dom dtd dublin core gif higher education html hypertext infrastructure java metadata mobile mobile phone national library rdf resource discovery rss search technology semantic web soap standardisation standards url usability web services wireless wireless application profile xhtml xlink xml xpointer xsl xslt z39.50 Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 714 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review: in the Beginning... Was the Command Line http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/checkout-review/stephenson.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue23/checkout-review/stephenson.html#author1">Madeleine Shepherd</a> reviews 'In the Beginning... was the Command Line' by Neal Stephenson.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the beginning...was the command line is a non-technical, comparative study of computer operating systems (OSs) from one man's personal viewpoint. That man is science fiction author, Neal Stephenson - styled 'the hacker Hemingway' by Newsweek. Stephenson set out to write an article for Wired magazine and so rich was the material that he ended up with a 150 page paperback, which is also available as a web essay. While it's great to have things available freely on the web, a piece this length on the screen is not easy on the eyes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/checkout-review/stephenson.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue23 review madeleine shepherd apple microsoft linux open source operating system soap software windows Thu, 23 Mar 2000 00:00:00 +0000 editor 695 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Never Mind the Quality, Check the Badge-Width! http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/quality-ratings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue9/quality-ratings#author1">Alison McNab</a>, <a href="/issue9/quality-ratings#author2">Betsy Anagnostelis</a> and <a href="/issue9/quality-ratings#author3">Alison Cooke</a> compare and contrast the methods used to identify and indicate which Internet-based resources are of high "quality".</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>How does the World Health Organization rate compared to Medical Students for Choice (a reproductive health rights group)? How do the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention score across a range of review services? As commentators begin to question the value of much of the information currently available on the Internet, how helpful are stars, badges or seals of approval (SOAPs) in identifying quality resources? Is a "Cool site of the moment", an accolade that literally changes every moment, of any real use?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue9/quality-ratings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue9 feature article alison cooke alison mcnab betsy anagnostelis loughborough university microsoft university of wales eevl elib omni project sosig cataloguing database html internet explorer metadata pics research search technology soap standards Sun, 18 May 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 309 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk