Table of contents: issue3 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/225/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 3 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/editorial.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>John Kirriemuir, Editor, introduces the Web version of Ariadne.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Brief_thoughts_on_indexing_the_World">Brief thoughts on indexing the World</h3> <p>As speculation mounts on when, as opposed to whether, Digital will be <a href="http://www.altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/query?pg=about">mirroring Alta Vista in the UK/Europe</a>, and what exactly they mean by "will have partners who can localize the pages and include regional content", late night pre-Ariadne launch thoughts turn to matters indexing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/editorial.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 editorial john kirriemuir archives cache dom dublin core metadata research search technology software Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 70 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mailing Lists: Keeping Up With eLib http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/elib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We point out the advantages of being on the lis-elib mailing list, and briefly describe the other public eLib mailing lists currently in use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As mentioned in <a href="/issue2/elib/">last issue's Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) section</a>, a wave of new projects has recently joined the programme. This now takes the number of projects to roughly 60, with the majority of UK universities, and many other research centres, organisations and companies, being involved in at least 1 project (some organisations have a stake in as many as <a href="http://ukoln.bath.ac.uk/elib.html">four</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/elib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 feature article john kirriemuir elib omni project sosig archives copyright higher education mailbase research search technology url Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 69 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Electronic Journals, Evolutionary Niches http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/ggg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/ggg#author1">Brian Whalley</a> describes what academics want from their journals and shows how these criteria can be met by an on-line journal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most academics regard themselves as radicals; in practice, they are probably as conservative as anyone else in the world, publishers included. These are generalisations of course, but regarding new and novel forms of publishing it would appear that physicists logging on to Paul Ginsparg's workstation at Los Alamos are well ahead of the field. Ginsparg is, according to some, changing the face of academic publishing. Publishers and academic authors and readers all have some experience of electronic journals, an indication that they are no longer on the horizon but have arrived.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/ggg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 feature article brian whalley ejournal gis passwords rae research search technology Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 71 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk AC/DC http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/acdc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/acdc#author1">Dave Beckett</a> and <a href="/issue3/acdc#author2">Neil Smith</a> explain a search engine that only indexes sites in the .ac.uk domain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="WWW_Crawlers_-_Why_A_New_One_">WWW Crawlers - Why A New One?&nbsp;</h2> <p>All the major WWW crawling programs such as <a href="http://www.altavista.digital.com">Alta Vista</a> (Digital), <a href="http://www.infoseek.com">InfoSeek</a>, <a href="http://www.lycos.com">Lycos</a>, <a href="http://www.webcrawler.com">Webcrawler</a>, <a href="http://www.excite.com/">Excite</a> etc. are based in the USA and collect their pages across the transatlantic link. There are two problems with the USA based services:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/acdc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 feature article dave beckett neil smith jisc university of kent w3c gnu apache archives cache data database dns dublin core free software ftp gopher higher education research search technology software standards url Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 72 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Meta Detectors http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/metadata#author1">Lorcan Dempsey</a> talks about metadata and the development of resource discovery services in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>How do you find out what is of interest on the network? The answer is with difficulty. What should libraries and the <a href="http://ukoln.bath.ac.uk/elib/lists/anr.html">eLib subject services</a> be doing about this? The answer is not clear. Let's postpone the question for a while, and look at the rapidly shifting service and technical environment in which they are operating.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 feature article lorcan dempsey jisc oclc university of kent university of oxford eevl elib ihr-info jisc information environment niss sosig aggregation archives bibliographic data cataloguing data database dissemination framework higher education html identifier java licence marc metadata repositories research resource discovery rtf search technology udc z39.50 Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 73 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mailbase Reviewed http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/mailbase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/mailbase#author1">Terry Hanson</a> reviews the mother of academic mailing list systems in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Background:_What_are_electronic_mailing_lists">Background: What are electronic mailing lists?</h2> <p>The terminology is not yet standardised for what I prefer to call online discussion lists. Other names used include computer mediated conferences, bulletin board systems and newsgroups. Whichever name is chosen the concept is of a large number of people with an interest in common, and geographically dispersed, communicating as a group. The mailing list is the mechanism that permits the communication and it does so by allowing one list subscriber to send a message which will be received by all other subscribers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/mailbase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 feature article terry hanson arl association of research libraries cni jisc newcastle university archives browser dissemination gopher higher education mailbase research search technology software web browser web services Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 74 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Link: A New Beginning for BUBL http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/bubl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/bubl#author1">Dennis Nicholson</a> and <a href="/issue3/bubl#author2">Joanne Gold</a> present an overview of 'daughter of BUBL'.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://bubl.bath.ac.uk/BUBL">BUBL Information Service</a>, formerly <a href="http://catriona.lib.strath.ac.uk:80/ISC432.HTM#bubl">BUBL</a>, the <b>BU</b>lletin <b>B</b>oard for <b>L</b>ibraries, is in the process of transforming itself into a new service called <a href="http://catriona.lib.strath.ac.uk">LINK</a>, an acronym for <b>LI</b>braries of <b>N</b>etworked <b>K</b>nowledge. LINK already exists in embryonic form and can be accessed via the WWW at:</p> <p><b>http://catriona.lib.strath.ac.uk/</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/bubl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 feature article dennis nicholson joanne gold jisc ukoln university of bath university of glasgow cain eevl elib ihr-info niss sosig browser cataloguing database dewey decimal ftp gopher higher education lcsh marc opac search technology software telnet url windows z39.50 Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 75 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Short Loan Projects http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/loans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/loans#author1">John MacColl</a> discusses some of the issues involved in the digitisation of short loan collections.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Short Loan Collections have long been a necessary evil in academic libraries. Sometimes called 'Reserve' or 'Heavy Demand' collections, they were developed as a compromise solution to the problem of providing sufficient copies of undergraduate texts to meet the demands of large numbers of students all requiring access to the same texts at the same time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/loans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 feature article john maccoll de montfort university university of surrey university of the west of england acorn elib copyright digitisation multimedia research search technology Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 76 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ROADS: Resource Organisation and Discovery in Subject-Based Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/roads <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/roads#author1">Rachel Heery</a>, the ROADS Research Officer, describes this project from the Access to Network Resources area of the Electronic Libraries Programme. The deliverables of this project will constitute a large portion of the underlying software for most of the other projects in the same programme area, as well as other eLib and non-eLib projects, and therefore is one of the more crucial facets of the overall programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As MARC and cataloguing give way to <a href="../metadata/">metadata and resource description</a>, the true impact of the internet is realised. Cataloguers are being transformed to.....metaloguers(?). The ranks of library school students who sat bemused through lectures on UKMARC and AACR need to indulge in a bit of reconstruction. Really they were applying a canonical syntactical representation to related manifestations, and maybe occasionally considering extensibility. They were doing metadata.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 project update rachel heery loughborough university oclc ukoln university of bristol elib sosig bibliographic data cataloguing data database dublin core framework interoperability marc metadata pics research resource description resource discovery search technology software z39.50 Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 78 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ADAM: Information Gateway to Resources on the Internet in Art, Design, Architecture and Media http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/adam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nearly half a year after the project’s official start date, ADAM has a fledgling information gateway to information on the Internet in art, design, architecture and media. <a href="/issue3/adam#author1">Tony Gill</a>, ADAM Project Leader, outlines what has been achieved so far, and some of the challenges that lie directly ahead.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The ADAM Project is creating a subject-based information gateway service that will provide access to quality-assured Internet resources in the following areas:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/adam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 project update tony gill ansi coventry university glasgow school of art iso jisc middlesex university ukoln university of northumbria at newcastle algorithm archives browser cataloguing data database dissemination dublin core framework ftp graphics higher education html information retrieval internet explorer interoperability mailbase metadata natural language processing research resource description search technology software standards tei telnet thesaurus usability vocabularies web browser windows z39.50 Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 79 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Sociological Research Online: Web-based Journal for the Social Sciences http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/sro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/sro#author1">Nigel Gilbert</a> describes Sociological Research Online, a project from the Electronic Journals section of the Electronic Libraries Programme. SocResOnline is a (free) Web-based journal for people involved in Sociology and Sociology-related fields; it contains refereed articles, a substantial number of reviews and debating forums.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sociological Research Online is a new international journal which promotes rapid communication among sociologists. The first issue was published at the end of March 1996. The journal features high quality applied sociology, focusing on theoretical, empirical and methodological discussions which engage with current political, cultural and intellectual topics and debates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/sro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 project update nigel gilbert jisc oreilly university of manchester university of surrey data research search technology software Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 80 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk FIDDO: Focused Investigation of Document Delivery Options http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/fiddo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/fiddo#author1">Anne Morris</a>, project manager, describes a project from the Supporting Studies area of the eLib programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The FIDDO Project is studying options, methods and the management of document delivery. The principal aim is to disseminate reliable and objective data to enable library and information managers to make informed decisions about the feasibility, selection and implementation of electronic and other document delivery services within their own institutions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/fiddo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 project update anne morris elib data research search technology url Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 81 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Internet Archaeology http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/intarch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/intarch#author1">Alan Vince</a>, the managing editor of Internet Archaeology, describes an electronic journal that will apply the multimedia aspects of the Web to the field of archaeological research.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Internet Archaeology is an electronic journal run by a consortium which includes the British Academy, the Council for British Archaeology and the Universities of York, Durham, Oxford, Glasgow and Southampton. The project is managed by a steering committee chaired by Prof B W Cunliffe, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. The project has two staff, myself (Managing Editor) and Sandra Garside-Neville (Assistant Editor).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/intarch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 project update alan vince university of oxford university of york elib access control archives data database gis internet explorer multimedia research search technology Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 82 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Netskills Corner: Fifth WWW Conference, Paris http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/netskills_corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/netskills_corner#author1">Brian Kelly</a> undertakes the arduous task of attending the 5th WWW Conference in Paris (is there a 'smiley' for 'green with envy'?).</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="About_the_Conference">About the Conference</h2> <p><a href="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue3-netskills-corner/cnit.gif"><img alt="CNIT" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue3-netskills-corner/cnit.thumb.gif" /></a><br /><strong>The CNIT</strong></p> <p>The fifth World Wide Web conference was held at CNIT, La Défense in Paris from 6-10th May 1996. The conference began with a day of tutorials and workshops and concluded with a developer's day. The technical programme took place on the 7-9th May. In addition a Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) Forum was held on 9-10th May.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/netskills_corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 tooled up brian kelly ibm ietf microsoft newcastle university oclc w3c browser cache content negotiation data database dtd graphics html hypertext internet explorer javascript repositories sgml software unicode url urn web browser windows Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 83 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk From the Trenches: Networking (Notworking?) CD-ROMS http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/trenches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/trenches#author1">Jon Knight</a> on the perils and problems of networking CD ROMs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many libraries now make heavy use of CD-ROM titles. Today databases held on CD-ROMs cover practically all subjects and provide a way for a library to acquire a large quantity of regularly updated information. Coupled with the relatively cheap network equipment that is now available, these CD-ROMs should also be able to provide a very useful network resource for an entire library or even campus. However the current crop of CD-ROMs vary enormously in their ease of use in a networked environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/trenches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 tooled up jon knight loughborough university authentication cd-rom data database licence passwords search technology software standards windows Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 84 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk URL Monitoring Software and Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/autotrack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/autotrack#author1">Paul Hollands</a> describes and compares tools to help you notice when a Web-based resource has been updated.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>Paul Hollands:</b> One of the problems that the academic community faces with respect to the Internet is that certain types resources are, by nature, subject to rapid change (eJournals and eZines for example). How do you remember when to look for the latest edition of your favourite Web publications? Once you have found that ideal specialist list of sources, how do you know when new items are added? From the web author's point of view an even greater difficulty is keeping links within your own documents up to date.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/autotrack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 tooled up paul hollands ncsa ascii browser cataloguing data database ejournal gif graphics html jpeg mac os perl search technology software standards url web browser web resources windows Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 85 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ELVIRA http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/elvira <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/elvira#author1">Tessa Bruce</a> from the ResIDe eLib project describes the recent high profile electronic libraries conference hosted by De Montfort University.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hurrah! Users enter the Metaverse.......in their anoraks?</p> <p>The third Electronic Library and Visual Information Research (ELVIRA) conference opened on 30th April. The conference was truly international with delegates and speakers from Japan, Australia and throughout Europe. The conference was as usual very well organised and in extremely comfortable surroundings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/elvira" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 event report tessa bruce de montfort university hefce jisc mpeg tilburg university university of bristol university of northumbria at newcastle university of southampton elib midrib copyright data database digital library ejournal framework higher education identifier information retrieval infrastructure licence mpeg-2 multimedia ocr research search technology software video z39.50 Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 86 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Anoraks and cardigans (2): New Text Search Engines, Bath, April 1996 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/bath <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/bath#author1">Nigel Ford</a>, who gave the summary address, gives us his impressions of the April 1996 Infonortics conference n Bath on text retrieval.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 1996 Bath meeting raised some interesting questions - some explicit and others less so - like "Do we really need librarians?" And "Is traditional information work such a backwater that it takes 30 years for technology to transfer from the research laboratory into professional practice?"</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/bath" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 event report nigel ford ocr research search technology thesaurus Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 87 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk UC and R Study Conference: Access versus Holdings - A Virtual Impossibility? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/ucr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/ucr#author1">Jim Huntingford</a> listens to the 'access verses holdings' debate at the Library Association's University, College and Research group conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>New ways of addressing the 'access versus holdings' debate were explored in March at the <a href="http://www.fdgroup.co.uk/uc&amp;rconf.htm">annual meeting</a> of the University, College and Research Group of the Library Association, held at New Hall College, <a href="http://www.cam.ac.uk/">Cambridge</a>. The topics covered included electronic access, user education, the difficulties faced by distance learners, staff development, budget management and undergraduate access to networked learning resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/ucr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 event report jim huntingford british library de montfort university glasgow caledonian university library association loughborough university university of cambridge university of sunderland elib copyright graphics research search technology Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 88 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk CURL OPAC launch http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/copac <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/copac#author1">Andrew Cooper</a> describes the CURL OPAC launch in Manchester.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Consortium of University Research Libraries (<a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/curl/intro.html">CURL</a>) has for some years maintained a database of machine-readable catalogue records contributed by member libraries to enable the costs of cataloguing to be kept down, to members' mutual benefit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/copac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 event report andrew cooper jisc university of leeds university of manchester elib bibliographic data cataloguing copac data data set database higher education infrastructure natural language processing opac passwords portfolio research search technology software tagging telnet vt100 z39.50 Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 89 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Netskills http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/article/netskills <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/walter_in_bradford#author1">Walter Scales</a> from the Netskills project describes the trials and tribulations of putting together and presenting a Netskills talk</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 3D buffs amongst you may recall the <i>3D &amp; Multimedia on Internet, WWW, &amp; Networks Conference</i>, 17th-18th April 96. This was intended to meet people's interests in the areas of WWW, networking, 3D, multimedia, cyberspace, computer graphics, CSCW, virtual working, and networked applications.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/article/netskills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 event report walter scales microsoft newcastle university archives cataloguing digital archive graphics html java mailbase multimedia rae research search technology software standards streaming url Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 90 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Interface: George H Brett II, in Interview http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/george <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An interview with <a href="/issue3/george#author1">George H. Brett</a> II, International Library and Networking consultant.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>George Brett set up <a href="http://www.cnidr.org/">CNIDR</a> (pronounced 'Snyder' – the Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval) in 1992, with a three year grant obtained from the <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/">National Science Foundation</a>. <a href="http://www.cnidr.org">CNIDR</a> exists to promote and support the implementation of networked information discovery and retrieval tools through working with applications developers and through its involvement in producing networking standards.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/george" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 regular column george h. brett national science foundation ukoln university of bath copyright higher education multimedia research search technology Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 91 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk View from the Hill: Rob Ainsley http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/view <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/view#author1">Rob Ainsley</a>, editor of a clutch of Internet-based classical music journals, expounds on the dynamics of ejournals on the Internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Future Publishing, based in Bath, publishes 36 magazine titles covering sport, computing, music and leisure. In 1987, the year <a href="http://www.futurenet.co.uk/People/RobAinsley/home.html">Rob Ainsley</a> joined it as a staff writer, it published only three. Ainsley became features editor of Classic CD magazine when it began in 1990, and then took over as editor the following year. Early this year, he decided it was time for a change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 regular column rob ainsley copyright data graphics java opera search technology software Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 92 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Wire: Dave Beckett, Interviewed http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/wire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/wire#author1">Dave Beckett</a> is subjected to an interview via email.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>What do you do in the world of networking/libraries/WWW</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/wire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 regular column dave beckett jisc university of kent w3c gnu sosig archives browser cache cataloguing database dublin core graphics html internet explorer java linux metadata mobile operating system png research resource discovery rtf search technology software standards visualisation windows Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 93 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Your Way http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/article/down-your-way-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/down_your_way#author1">Alison Kilgour</a> checks out the networking facilities in the Library of York University.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.york.ac.uk">University of York</a> has a very long history in terms of networked service. In 1989 the Computing Service section wrote and set up the Campus Wide Information Server. The original service was then converted to gopher, but little subsequent development was made with this service as it was soon apparent that the Web would take over. York proceeded to set up a group whose remit was to organise the structure of the new service.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/article/down-your-way-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 regular column alison kilgour edina university of york cd-rom data gopher opac search technology web services Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 94 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/copyright <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/copyright#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> on the copyright issues that all eLib (and many other projects) should be aware of.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Part of the basic philosophy of the eLib programme is to explore issues to do with copyright, to engender culture change amongst librarians, users and copyright owners about copyright, and to explore novel contractual or technical means to overcome the difficulties that copyright poses. In this article, I look at some of the major project lines and the copyright issues that might be raised from them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/copyright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 regular column charles oppenheim hefce elib cataloguing copyright digital library ecms intellectual property licence metadata multimedia repositories research search technology software standards Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 95 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner: Internet Activity in Public Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/libraries#author1">Sarah Ormes</a> on Internet activity in the Public Libraries domain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Current public library Internet activity can be divided into four main types:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 regular column sarah ormes university of cambridge elib niss data database digitisation higher education infrastructure mailbase research search technology software Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 96 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Minotaur (Sceptics Column) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/minotaur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/minotaur#author1">Mary Hope</a> doubts the wisdom of children using the Internet at school.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Internet cannot be avoided. Our children will be affected by it whether we like it or not and, as information specialists, we need to get involved. Ignore it and we are doing a disservice to students young and old.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/minotaur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 regular column mary hope data search technology Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 97 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Sideline http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/sideline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/sideline#author1">Sheona Farquhar</a> makes the mistake of thinking that any conference held outside Aberdeen has to be warmer.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Trips from Aberdeen to most places take a long time. Not being one to turn down the rare opportunity to travel abroad in my library's interest, I journeyed for 12 hours via three Flughafens and four Bahnhofs, two planes and three trains to a conference on Electronic Publishing and Libraries in Bielefeld, Germany. It's very cold in Northern Germany in early February, much colder even than Aberdeen. The temperature outside did not rise much above -9oC during my visit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/sideline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 regular column sheona farquhar copyright search technology Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 98 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Burnside Writes http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/burnside <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/burnside#author1">John Burnside</a> has a quick look at poetry on the Net.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's is one of those hot questions in the poetry world: does poetry work on the Web, and if so, how? How is electronically transmitted verse different from poetry read aloud, or scanned from a conventional book? Is there a magic in the book's physicality, in the smell and feel of it, in the intimacy of it all? In the end, I think there is. On the other hand, poets and poetry lovers can find good stuff on the Web, and in recent weeks, I've been drifting around, in a more or less random fashion, looking for the interesting sites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/burnside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 regular column john burnside search technology Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 99 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Downtime http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/downtime <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne offers its readers a cartoon, poem, and caption competition.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Win a copy of <b>The Library and Information Professional's Guide to the Internet</b>, as reviewed in Ariadne.</p> <p>This photo was taken in a dimly lit corner of the bar at the International Networked Information Conference at the Ramada hotel in February of this year. The photo features Caroline Bardrick (JISC), Lorcan Dempsey (UKOLN) and the left arm of someone who is wearing a burgundy blazer but who wishes to stay anonymous.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/downtime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 odds and ends john kirriemuir jisc ukoln university of bath search technology Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 100 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk