Overview of content related to 'ims' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/2563/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en The Future of Interoperability and Standards in Education: A JISC CETIS Event http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/cetis-stds-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/cetis-stds-2010-rpt#author1">Sarah Currier</a> reports on an international working meeting involving a range of educational interoperability standards bodies and communities, organised by JISC CETIS.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The stated intention of this working meeting organised by JISC CETIS, and held at the University of Bolton, UK, on 12 January 2010 was to:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/cetis-stds-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 event report sarah currier apple becta bsi cetis ieee ietf ims ims glc ims global learning consortium iso jisc oai ukoln university of bolton adl agile development apache archives atom blog data dcmi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-business e-learning hashtag higher education identifier interoperability linked data metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative open source repositories rss scorm search technology semantic web sru standardisation standards sword protocol twitter url usability web 2.0 wiki xcri Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1532 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The MrCute Repository: The Next Phase http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/brady <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue58/brady#author1">Helen Brady</a> describes the MrCute repository project and its potential impact on the digital learning object-sharing community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/brady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 feature article helen brady ims jisc worcester college of technology jorum blog copyright dissemination institutional repository learning objects metadata moodle open source repositories research search technology usability video vle Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1451 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 56: More Light Than Heat http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 56.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am greatly indebted to <strong>Gráinne Conole</strong> for a number of reasons. It has been my intention for some time to commission something from the OU in respect of learning technologies given the wealth of expertise that resides there. For a variety of reasons it has taken me a while, but the wait has been more than worthwhile in the light of Gráinne's contribution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 editorial richard waller google ims jisc loughborough university ukoln jisc information environment vif accessibility data database framework google maps identifier internet explorer library management systems multimedia remote working repositories research resource discovery rss search technology social networks software visualisation web 2.0 Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1404 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata for Learning Resources: An Update on Standards Activity for 2008 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/currier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/currier#author1">Sarah Currier</a> gives an overview of current initiatives in standards for educational metadata.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/currier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article sarah currier cetis ieee ims ims global learning consortium iso jisc open university jorum lmap accessibility adl application profile blog cataloguing common cartridge content packaging data data model dcmi domain model dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning framework further education identifier ieee lom ims common cartridge ims content packaging interoperability learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata preservation rdf repositories research schema scorm simple dublin core skos standardisation standards tagging uk lom core uri vocabularies web 2.0 wiki xml xml schema Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1385 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ARROW and the RQF: Meeting the Needs of the Research Quality Framework Using an Institutional Research Repository http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/groenewegen-treloar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/groenewegen-treloar#author1">David Groenewegen</a> and <a href="/issue52/groenewegen-treloar#author2">Andrew Treloar</a> describe the role of repositories in the forthcoming Australian Research Quality Framework (RQF) and the responses of the ARROW Project to the needs of the RQF.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This paper describes the work of the ARROW Project to meet the requirements of the forthcoming Research Quality Framework (RQF). The RQF is an Australian Federal Government initiative designed to measure the quality and impact of Australian research, and is based partly on the existing Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) held in the UK. The RQF differs from the RAE in its reliance on local institutional repositories for the provision of access to research outputs, and this paper will explain how it is envisaged that this role will be filled, and the challenges that arise from this role.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/groenewegen-treloar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 feature article andrew treloar david groenewegen dest ims monash university national library of australia wikipedia access control accessibility authentication copyright data digital repositories dissemination dspace eprints fedora commons framework identifier infrastructure institutional repository metadata national library persistent identifier preservation rae repositories research software standards xacml xml Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1326 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Online Repositories for Learning Materials: The User Perspective http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/thomas-rothery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/thomas-rothery#author1">Amber Thomas</a> and <a href="/issue45/thomas-rothery#author2">Andrew Rothery</a> explore how online repositories are being used to store and share e-learning content, and show how taking the user perspective might challenge the emerging approaches to repository development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Much of the work around institutional repositories explores one specific function of repositories: to store and/or catalogue scholarly content such as research papers, journal articles, preprints and so on. <em>Ariadne</em> has reported on many of these developments [<a href="#1">1</a>] [<a href="#2">2</a>] [<a href="#3">3</a>]. However, as stressed by the JISC senior management briefing papers [<a href="#4">4</a>] for Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE), repositories can be a tool for managing the institution's learning and teaching assets too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/thomas-rothery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 feature article amber thomas andrew rothery google ims jisc university of worcester daedalus digital academic repositories jisc information environment jorum aggregation authentication browser cataloguing copyright data digital repositories dspace e-learning electronic theses flash framework further education google scholar higher education institutional repository intellectual property learning objects metadata moodle open access owl repositories research search technology software standards tagging url vle webct Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1187 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Building the Info Grid http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt#author1">Wolfram Horstmann</a>, <a href="/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt#author2">Liv Fugl</a> and <a href="/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt#author3">Jessica Lindholm</a> report on the two-day conference Building the Info Grid on trends and perspectives in digital library technology and services held in Copenhagen in September.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Danish Electronic Research Library (<a href="http://www.deff.dk/default.aspx?lang=english">DEFF</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] offered a two-day event, <a href="http://seminar.deff.dk/">Building the Info Grid</a> [<a href="#2">2</a>], focusing on the recent and upcoming developments in digital information management, more specifically on the possibilites and challenges of providing integrated access to scholarly content and communication, via distributed technological services and infrastructural software.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/buildinginfogrid-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 event report jessica lindholm liv fugl wolfram horstmann california digital library cornell university digital peer publishing elsevier google ibm ims institute for product development jisc london school of economics mpeg national science foundation school of oriental and african studies ukoln authentication bibliographic data content packaging data digital library fedora commons framework google scholar identifier infrastructure interoperability repositories research search technology shibboleth soa software standards Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1199 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mobile Blogs, Personal Reflections and Learning Environments: The RAMBLE Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/trafford <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/trafford#author1">Paul Trafford</a> describes how mobile blogs for personal reflection may be related to institutional learning environments, drawing on experiences from the RAMBLE Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Public participation in the Internet has continued to boom, aided in no small measure by the 'weblog' (or, simply, 'blog'), one of the most accessible means of online publication, a term that is rapidly entering common parlance. Blogs are authored by people from many walks of life and are of many kinds: for instance, Penny Garrod has shown how they can support reading groups and community links, such as news from local councillors [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/trafford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article paul trafford bbc blackboard ims jisc microsoft university of oxford bewt ples access control aggregation atom authentication blog browser cache controlled vocabularies data e-learning framework higher education html ims enterprise infrastructure mobile open source operating system privacy rdf research rss search technology sms software stylesheet syndication video vle vocabularies wireless xml xslt Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1166 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="headlines"></a><a name="events1"></a>TASI Offers Workshops over Summer and Autumn Months</p> <p>The JISC-funded Technical Advisory Service for Images (<a href="http://www.tasi.ac.uk/">TASI</a>) is offering a number of workshops in the coming months, of which two below are given as examples.</p> <p><strong>Building a departmental resource<br />11 August 2005</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 news and events richard waller american library association cilip cni coalition for networked information dcc ieee ims jisc mla mpeg niso oxford university computing services oxford university press royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences tasi the national archives university of east anglia university of manchester university of oxford accessibility algorithm archives authentication bibliographic data copyright curation data data mining data visualisation database dcmi digital curation digital preservation digitisation dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning flash framework further education graphics higher education ict identifier infrastructure internet explorer licence machine learning metadata mobile mobile learning multimedia natural language processing open access openurl owl preservation repositories research resource discovery resource management search technology semantic web simple dublin core sms software usability vector graphics video visualisation Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1178 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Opening Up OpenURLs with Autodiscovery http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/chudnov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/chudnov#author1">Daniel Chudnov</a>, <a href="/issue43/chudnov#author2">Richard Cameron</a>, <a href="/issue43/chudnov#author3">Jeremy Frumkin</a>, <a href="/issue43/chudnov#author4">Ross Singer</a> and <a href="/issue43/chudnov#author5">Raymond Yee</a> demonstrate a 'gather locally, share globally' approach to OpenURLs and metadata autodiscovery in scholarly and non-scholarly environments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Library users have never before had so many options for finding, collecting and sharing information. Many users abandon old information management tools whenever new tools are easier, faster, more comprehensive, more intuitive, or simply 'cooler.' Many successful new tools adhere to a principle of simplicity - HTML made it simple for anyone to publish on the Web; XML made it simple for anyone to exchange more strictly defined data; and RSS made it simple to extract and repurpose information from any kind of published resource [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/chudnov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article daniel chudnov jeremy frumkin raymond yee richard cameron ross singer d-lib magazine georgia institute of technology google ims ims global learning consortium jisc library of congress niso oai oclc oregon state university sakai university of california berkeley yale university citeulike iesr jisc information environment archives bibliographic data bison blog browser cataloguing cookie data database digital library firefox framework google scholar html identifier infrastructure interoperability javascript lucene metadata mets mods oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl personalisation repositories research rss schema search technology service registry sfx software sru srw standards technorati uddi url usability web browser web resources web services wordpress wsdl xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1136 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 10th CETIS-TechDis Accessibility Special Interest Group Meeting http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/acc-sig-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/acc-sig-rpt#author1">Ann Chapman</a> reports on a one-day meeting that focused among other things on accessibility in virtual learning environments and personal learning profiles.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having recently joined the CETIS-TechDis Accessibility SIG (Special Interest Group), I attended the 10th meeting of the group in York on 16 March 2005. The meeting was held in the very new (opened that week) Higher Education Academy Building on the University of York campus where TechDis now has its offices. There was in interesting mix of digital artists, metadata officers, lecturers, project staff and programmers from both universities and colleges, along with people from Becta, JORUM and Key2Access Ltd.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/acc-sig-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 event report ann chapman becta cerlim cetis ibm ims loughborough university manchester metropolitan university rnib staffordshire university ukoln university of wales university of york w3c jorum accessibility data e-learning flash higher education html java metadata mobile passwords perl software usability usb vle Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1153 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/godby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/godby#author1">Jean Godby</a> assesses the customised subsets of metadata elements that have been defined by 35 projects using the LOM standard to describe e-learning resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="A_Metadata_Standard_for_Learning_Objects">A Metadata Standard for Learning Objects</h2> <p>As learning objects grow in number and importance, institutions are faced with the daunting task of managing them. Like familiar items in library collections, learning objects need to be organised by subject and registered in searchable repositories. But they also introduce special problems. As computer files, they are dependent on a particular hardware and software environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/godby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article jean godby becta cetis coalition for networked information cornell university d-lib magazine ieee ims ims global learning consortium library of congress mpeg national science foundation oai oclc university of bath failte aggregation application profile archives bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing controlled vocabularies copyright data dcmi digital library digital repositories dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning framework further education graphics identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability learning design learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata mets mods multimedia namespace open access open archives initiative perl repositories research resource discovery schema scorm search technology software standards uk lom core vocabularies xml Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1083 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet-SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/planet-sosig#author1">Angela Joyce</a> shares her personal impressions from the recent European Digital Libraries Conference in Bath; Emma Place introduces a new seminar series to support online information seeking in the social sciences.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="A_Digital_Day_in_Bath">A Digital Day in Bath</h2> <p>On a stormy wet Tuesday, I battled my way through the Bath University campus to attend the 2004 European Conference on Digital Libraries. The keynote address by <strong>Neil McLean</strong> from IMS Australia was called <em>The Ecology of Repository Services: A Cosmic View</em> and it lived up to its name, being a wide-ranging look at the explosion of interest in digital resources and e-learning. People are just starting to think about the lifecycle of online resources and how to manage them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 regular column angela joyce dest ilrt ims jisc mpeg university of bath university of bristol university of oxford sosig data database digital library dissemination e-learning higher education metadata multimedia personalisation repositories research resource discovery search technology software usability Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1085 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 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 Towards Library Groupware With Personalised Link Routing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/chudnov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/chudnov#author1">Daniel Chudnov</a>, <a href="/issue40/chudnov#author2">Jeremy Frumkin</a>, <a href="/issue40/chudnov#author3">Jennifer Weintraub</a>, <a href="/issue40/chudnov#author4">Matthew Wilcox</a> and <a href="/issue40/chudnov#author5">Raymond Yee</a> describe a potential groupware framework for integrating access to diverse information resources and distributed personal collection development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>'Library groupware' - a set of networked tools supporting information management for individuals and for distributed groups - is a new class of service we may choose to provide in our libraries. In its simplest form, library groupware would help people manage information as they move through the diversity of online resources and online communities that make up today's information landscape. Complex implementations might integrate equally well with enterprise-wide systems such as courseware and portals on a university campus, and desktop file storage on private individual computers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/chudnov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 feature article daniel chudnov jennifer weintraub jeremy frumkin matthew wilcox raymond yee amazon d-lib magazine google harvard university ims information today massachusetts institute of technology oclc open knowledge initiative oregon state university university of california berkeley yale university archives authentication bibliographic data blog cataloguing collection development content packaging database digital library framework higher education ims content packaging metadata mets personalisation portal repositories research search technology shibboleth software standards technorati uportal url web resources Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1050 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 Portole Project: Supporting E-learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/portole <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/portole#author1">Tracey Stanley</a>, <a href="/issue38/portole#author2">Mina Sotiriou</a> and <a href="/issue38/portole#author3">Matthew Dovey</a> provide an overview of a project to produce tools to discover information resources and deploy them within a university VLE.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--<br /> <h3 id="Abstract">Abstract</h3> </p><p>The PORTOLE (Providing Online Resources To Online Learning Environments) Project was a JISC-funded project which sought to produce a range of tools for tutors which could be used to enable them to discover information resources and to embed these into their course modules from within a University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE in use at the Universities of Leeds and Oxford is the Bodington system. A key deliverable of the project was to produce tools that were designed with the ease of incorporation into other VLE environments in mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/portole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article matthew dovey mina sotiriou tracey stanley google ims jisc microsoft university of leeds university of oxford dner jafer jisc information environment portole algorithm bibliographic data cataloguing data database digital library dublin core e-learning google search html information architecture infrastructure internet explorer java marc marc21 metadata multimedia open source openurl portal resource discovery schema scripting language search technology software sql sql server standards subject gateway vle web resources xml xml schema xslt z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1006 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata and Interoperability in a Complex World http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/dc-2003-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/dc-2003-rpt#author1">Pete Johnston</a> reflects on the 2003 Dublin Core conference, held in Seattle, Washington.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2003 Dublin Core conference, <a href="http://www.ischool.washington.edu/dc2003/">DC-2003</a>, took place in Seattle, Washington, USA, from 28 September to 1 October [<a href="#1">1</a>]. This was the eleventh Dublin Core meeting: the first eight events were categorised as 'workshops' and this was the third time it has taken the form of a 'conference' with peer-reviewed papers and posters, and a tutorial track. The 2003 conference attracted some 300 participants, from over 20 countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/dc-2003-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 event report pete johnston cornell university ieee ims microsoft ukoln university of bath university of southampton university of strathclyde university of washington jisc information environment application profile collection description creative commons data data set dcmi digital library digital preservation dublin core e-learning framework geospatial data gis information society interoperability intranet learning objects metadata preservation repositories research schema standardisation standards url vocabularies wireless Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1639 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 36: This Time the Cavalry Showed Up http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 36.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- --><!-- --><p>Welcome to the July 2003 issue of Ariadne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 editorial richard waller bbc ims jisc mimas ukoln ebank uk elib jisc information environment romeo aggregation archives cataloguing cd-rom copyright data digital library further education ims enterprise infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer metadata ontologies open access preservation repositories research service registry software standards url Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 960 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Six MLEs: More Similar Than Different http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/browning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/browning#author1">Paul Browning</a> offers a technical review of the systems developed by the JISC 'Building MLEs in HE' (7/99) Programme</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The JISC-funded programme '<a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=programme_mle_he">Building Managed Learning Environments (MLEs) in HE'</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] was of three years' duration and concluded in July 2003. The aim of the programme was to explore developments that test, evaluate, and prove (or in some circumstances disprove) the generic deployment of technology in support of improved learning. The programme has developed good practice and shared ideas and experiences across FE and HE sectors. The specific objectives were to:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/browning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 feature article paul browning cetis de montfort university ims jisc university of bristol university of east anglia api authentication content management copyright data data set database framework higher education interoperability java ldap managed learning environment mis open source plone portal python repositories schema search technology software uportal url vle web services webct windows xml Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 965 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk An IMS Generator for the Masses http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/martini <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/martini#author1">Kelvin Hai</a>, <a href="/issue36/martini#author2">David Palmer</a> and <a href="/issue36/martini#author3">Chris Dunlop</a> of the MARTINI Project describe the architecture and operation of the Project-developed IMS Generator and show how its flexibility allows it to handle the diverse nature of data held by institutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the aims of all JISC 7/99 projects has been to explore technologies that are generic in nature in support of improved learning and specifically, to "Identify the generic and transferable aspect of the development projects".</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/martini" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 feature article chris dunlop david palmer kelvin hai ims jisc university of east anglia accessibility copyright data database html ims enterprise java managed learning environment mobile programming language rdbms sql standards stylesheet uportal url wireless xml xsl xslt Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 966 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 34: Cultivating Interoperability and Resource-Sharing http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue34/editorial#author1">Philip Hunter</a> introduces Ariadne issue 34.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to the December/January issue of <i>Ariadne</i>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 editorial philip hunter andrew w mellon foundation ims national science foundation oai open university university of glasgow daedalus archives data digital library digital repositories digitisation e-government e-learning framework gif higher education information retrieval information society infrastructure interoperability metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative personalisation preservation research resource sharing url visualisation z39.50 Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1104 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 Review: The Digital Factor in Information and Library Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/royan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Book review by <a href="/issue34/royan#author1">Bruce Royan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is something about the phrase “International Yearbook” that makes the reviewer’s heart sink. It conjures up an image of an arbitrary assemblage of re-cycled conference papers in indifferent English, cobbled together at random and in haste with minimal editorial control and no critical apparatus to speak of.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue34/royan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue34 review bruce royan ifla ims digital library digital media digitisation metadata mets research resource discovery resource management url Wed, 15 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 936 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 Learning Objects and the Information Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/iconex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/iconex#author1">Ian Dolphin</a> and <a href="/issue32/iconex#author2">Paul Miller</a> discuss the place of Learning Objects in the wider environment of learning.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Iconex project [<a href="#1">1</a>] at the University of Hull was funded under the JISC's 5/99 Programme to demonstrate the value of small, portable, pieces of digital content in assisting student learning. The project is creating a repository of exemplar interactive Learning Objects, many of which are already available for use and reuse. This repository is intended to stimulate cross-fertilisation between disciplines to develop generic views of types of interaction, and to encourage the reuse of Learning Objects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/iconex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 feature article ian dolphin paul miller ieee ims jisc open knowledge initiative ukoln university of hull iconex jisc information environment accessibility api cd-rom data flash framework further education interoperability learning objects multimedia portal repositories software standards url usability vle xml Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 886 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Information Grid http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/information-grid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne reports on a one-day workshop on 'an interoperable environment to support research, learning and teaching' held at the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh, April 30, 2002.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many of the issues faced by the e-Science Programme and the Digital Library community world-wide are generic in nature, in that both require complex metadata in order to create services for users. Both need to process large amounts of distributed data. Recognition of this common interest within both communities resulted in this invitation-only one-day workshop at the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh. It brought together interested parties from both the digital library and e-Science communities, and kicked off detailed discussion of the way forward for both.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/information-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 event report ariadne staff google ibm ims jisc jisc collections microsoft ukoln university of bath w3c dner elib jisc information environment archives authentication cataloguing data data management data mining data set database digital library digital preservation digital repositories dublin core e-science framework identifier information architecture infrastructure interoperability metadata ontologies operating system persistent identifier portal preservation provenance research resource discovery rss schema semantic web service registry software url web services xml Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 902 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 Metadata (2): Towards Consensus on Educational Metadata http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/meg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue27/meg#author1">Paul Miller</a> describes the work of the UK's new cross-sectoral Metadata for Education Group (MEG) and calls for widespread support of their first deliverable: the MEG Concord.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As Pete Johnston illustrates elsewhere in this issue [<a href="#1">1</a>], e-Learning is big business, and likely to get bigger. Figures quoted in the recent report to the US Congress from the Web Based Education Commission [<a href="#2">2</a>], for example, place the current value of US-based 'formal' education at all levels at $2.5 Billion, and estimates growth to nearly $14 Billion by 2003. In the corporate sector, the figures are even more impressive, estimated at $1.1 Billion currently, and $11.4 Billion by 2003.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue27/meg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue27 regular column paul miller ieee ims jisc ukoln university of hull dner aggregation application profile cataloguing digitisation dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning framework ieee lom interoperability lom metadata portal standards url Fri, 23 Mar 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 781 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Adaptive Developments for Learning in the Hybrid Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/sellic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/sellic#author1">Wilma Alexander</a> on the SELLIC Project and its aim to support the use of electronic resources in teaching science and engineering.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Science and Engineering Library, Learning and Information Centre (SELLIC) [1] Project at the University of Edinburgh has seen rapid changes in the context in which it operates. The project itself has therefore changed its emphasis in response to some of the challenges of the rapidly-evolving education environment. Staff at SELLIC are engaged in a number of projects, all of which are directed at some aspect of hybrid library development and aim to bring together library and academic interests in determining how new developments should be applied within the institution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/sellic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article wilma alexander hefce heriot-watt university ims jisc london school of economics oclc university of edinburgh dner ivle authentication cataloguing data database dissemination dublin core e-learning higher education information retrieval infrastructure java library management systems marc metadata multimedia opac research search technology software standards url vle vocabularies webct Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 703 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk An Overview of Subject Gateway Activities in Australia http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/subject-gateways <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/subject-gateways#author1">Debbie Campbell</a> looks at how the original criteria proposed for an IMesh map against these Australian initiatives.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This information paper was written by the National Library of Australia to describe the scope and intent of four of Australia's national subject gateways:&nbsp;Agrigate [2],&nbsp;the Australian Virtual Engineering Library (AVEL) [3],&nbsp;EdNA Online - the website of the Education Network of Australia (EdNA) [4], and&nbsp;MetaChem [5].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/subject-gateways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 feature article debbie campbell ahds apple australian national university distributed systems technology centre heriot-watt university ilrt imperial college london ims jisc monash university national library of australia queensland university of technology ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of melbourne university of queensland eevl sosig aggregation algorithm archives cataloguing copyright data data set database dublin core ejournal electronic theses framework ftp higher education html identifier information retrieval intellectual property interoperability lcsh ldap mac os metadata national library pics repositories research resource description resource discovery resource sharing schema search technology software standards subject gateway telnet thesaurus url z39.50 Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 630 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Ariadne Issue 20 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/editorial#author1">Philip Hunter</a> introduces Ariadne issue 20.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p align="left">Welcome to the newly redesigned Ariadne. The new interface was created to improve the appearance of Ariadne both on screen and when printed: the latter is particularly important now that Ariadne is published only in electronic format (since issue 19). The old 1996 design was generally very servicable from the point of view of structure and navigation, but it had a number of features which, with the benefit of twenty-twenty hindsight, introduced un-necessary complications to the editorial process: these have now been redesigned.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 editorial philip hunter british library ims jisc nhs ukoln university of bath university of oxford university of surrey eevl elib nesli sosig copyright digitisation ecms graphics higher education licence mailbase metadata operating system search technology software web services windows z39.50 Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 602 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk IMS Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/ims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue20/ims#author1">Tracy Gardner</a> reports on a meeting held in March in the Francis Hotel, Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"<i>IMS is a global coalition of academic, commercial and government organizations, working together to define the Internet architecture for learning.</i>" Excerpt from the IMS project website <a href="#ims">[1]</a>.</p> <p>IMS was originally a US-based organisation but now wishes to be seen as an international effort. In the UK, the JISC is an investment partner and a UK IMS centre has been set up <a href="#ukims">[2]</a>. Recently, I attended two UK IMS events: the IMS Developer Workshop (March 23 - 24 1999, Bath) and the IMS/eLib Concertation Day (May 4 1999, London).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue20/ims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue20 event report tracy gardner ieee ims jisc ukoln elib copyright database dublin core identifier ieee lom interoperability learning management system learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata rdf research resource discovery schema search technology software standardisation standards vocabularies xml Mon, 21 Jun 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 624 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial introduction to Issue 19: Ariadne's Thread http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/editorials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/editorials#author1">Philip Hunter</a> and <a href="/issue19/editorials#author2">Bernadette Daly</a> introduce the articles for Ariadne issue 19.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the first issue of a purely electronic Ariadne, which has been produced without the assistance of a print editor (Lyndon Pugh) and production manager (John MacColl), both of whom contributed substantially to the commissioning side of the operation. In addition, UKOLN is this month launching a second electronic magazine, <strong>Exploit Interactive</strong>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/editorials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 editorial bernadette daly philip hunter ims jisc microsoft ukoln university of bath eevl elib sosig accessibility apache cache copyright linux metadata open source php research search technology software subject gateway video web browser windows Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 579 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/rowlatt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/rowlatt#author1">Mary Rowlatt</a> describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><cite>SEAMLESS <a name="_Hlt444840515"></a></cite> is a two year research project, funded by the British Library, which aims to develop a new model for citizens' information - one which is distributed, and based on partnerships and common standards.</p> <p>The objectives of the <i>SEAMLESS<b> </b></i>project<b><i> </i></b>are to:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/rowlatt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article mary rowlatt ansi british library ims iso jisc library of congress niso ukoln elib jisc information environment ascii bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom controlled vocabularies copyright data data set database dissemination document format doi dublin core html identifier information retrieval intellectual property interoperability jpeg marc metadata plain text purl research resource description schema search technology standards tagging thesaurus uri url video vocabularies z39.50 zip Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 580 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Instructional Management Systems http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/ims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/ims#author1">John MacColl</a> explores the IMS concept in the context of the SELLIC project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/ims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article john maccoll ims jisc open university oracle university of edinburgh elib bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom course design data data mining database digital library dissemination higher education information retrieval intellectual property intranet learning management system metadata opac personalisation rae repositories research resource description search technology software standards url web resources web services webct Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 582 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Information Landscapes http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/landscapes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue16/landscapes#author1">Rosemary Russell</a>, <a href="/issue16/landscapes#author2">Sally Criddle</a> and <a href="/issue16/landscapes#author3">Sarah Ormes</a> report on the UKOLN conference held in June 1998.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The third UKOLN conference in the series <i>Networking and the future of libraries</i> was held at the University of Bath, 29 June-1 July. There were around 240 delegates, nearly a third of whom were from overseas. Its central theme was the construction of information and learning landscapes. The programme ranged from the exploration of distributed library architectures now being developed, to future gazing with the help of some visionary speakers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue16/landscapes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue16 event report rosemary russell sally criddle sarah ormes british library coalition for networked information ims oxford brookes university sheffield hallam university ukoln university of bath university of california berkeley university of hull university of leeds university of oxford university of sunderland elib archives cataloguing data database digital library dublin core information architecture metadata multimedia repositories research search technology z39.50 Sat, 18 Jul 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 522 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Electronic Resource Creation and Management at Scottish Universities http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/catriona <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue14/catriona#author1">Dennis Nicholson</a> and <a href="/issue14/catriona#author2">Martin Smith</a> describe the Catriona II project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/catriona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue14 project update dennis nicholson martin smith edinburgh napier university ibm ims microsoft elib g4 accessibility browser copyright dewey decimal dissemination dublin core gif graphics html infrastructure jpeg marc metadata rae research search technology url usability web browser web resources windows z39.50 Thu, 19 Mar 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 462 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Online Exhibition: The OMNI Perspective http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/online <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue13/online#author1">Lisa Gray</a> investigates the Online 1997 exhibtion for medical information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue13 event report lisa gray elsevier ims ims global university of cambridge omni project bibliographic data cd-rom database intranet java research search technology software web resources Mon, 19 Jan 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 451 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk