Overview of content related to 'knowledge management' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/2652/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Upskilling Liaison Librarians for Research Data Management http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/cox-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/cox-et-al#author1">Andrew Cox</a>, <a href="/issue70/cox-et-al#author2">Eddy Verbaan</a> and <a href="/issue70/cox-et-al#author3">Barbara Sen</a> explore the design of a curriculum to train academic librarians in the competencies to support Research Data Management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For many UK HEIs, especially research-intensive institutions, Research Data Management (RDM) is rising rapidly up the agenda. Working closely with other professional services, and with researchers themselves, libraries will probably have a key role to play in supporting RDM. This role might include signposting institutional expertise in RDM; inclusion of the topic in information literacy sessions for PhD students and other researchers; advocacy for open data sharing; or contributing to the management of an institutional data repository.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/cox-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article andrew cox barbara sen eddy verbaan dcc jisc northumbria university sconul uk data archive university of essex university of sheffield datum for health rdmrose archives bibliographic data bibliometrics cataloguing collection development copyright curation data data citation data management data set digital curation digital library e-research e-science framework higher education infrastructure institutional repository knowledge base knowledge management licence metadata open access open data open education preservation repositories research software web portal Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:27:43 +0000 lisrw 2402 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 23rd International CODATA Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/codata-2012-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/codata-2012-rpt#author1">Alex Ball</a> reports on a conference on ‘Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet’ held by the International Council for Science’s Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan on 28–31 October 2012.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>CODATA was formed by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in 1966 to co-ordinate and harmonise the use of data in science and technology. One of its very earliest decisions was to hold a conference every two years at which new developments could be reported. The first conference was held in Germany in 1968, and over the following years it would be held in&nbsp; 15 different countries across 4 continents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/codata-2012-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 event report alex ball codata datacite dcc elsevier icsu jisc library of congress national academy of sciences niso oais orcid royal meteorological society sheffield hallam university stm ukoln university college london university of bath university of edinburgh university of queensland university of washington dealing with data europeana ojims accessibility algorithm api archives bibliographic data big data blog cataloguing cloud computing creative commons crm curation data data citation data management data mining data model data set data visualisation database digital archive digital curation digitisation dissemination doi dvd e-learning facebook framework geospatial data gis google maps handle system identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability java knowledge base knowledge management licence linux lod metadata mobile moodle oer ontologies open access open data open source operating system optical character recognition portfolio preservation privacy provenance repositories research restful search technology sharepoint smartphone software standardisation standards tagging usb video visualisation vocabularies web resources web services widget wiki xml xmpp Sat, 15 Dec 2012 12:41:16 +0000 lisrw 2430 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 69 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/editorial#author1">The editor</a> introduces readers to the content of <em>Ariadne</em> Issue 69.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Never blessed with any sporting acumen, I have to confess to a degree of ambivalence towards the London Olympics unfolding around this issue as it publishes. That does not mean that I do not wish all the participants well in what after all is an enormous achievement just to be able to compete there at all. While I admit to not watching every team walk and wave, I cannot deny that the beginning and end of the Opening Ceremony [<a href="#1">1</a>] did grab my attention. Who could blame me? I suspect we sat as a nation terrified to discover what this would say about us all.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 editorial richard waller bbc blackboard jisc jisc collections loughborough university ukoln university of bath university of glamorgan university of pretoria devcsi wikipedia accessibility aggregation api archives authentication blog cache collection development content management data database digital preservation drupal ebook framework internet explorer json knowledge management licence metadata ocr opac open source perl refworks repositories research schema search technology shibboleth standards usability visualisation wiki xml Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:45:13 +0000 lisrw 2372 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Enhancing Collaboration and Interaction in a Post-graduate Research Programme http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/coetsee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue69/coetsee#author1">Tertia Coetsee</a> describes a community of practice for post-graduate students where RefShare is deployed for digital storage and retrieval, alongside Blackboard for the purposes of communication. She also describes the role of the information specialist in the programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p align="left">The Phytomedicine Programme is a multidisciplinary and collaborative research programme investigating therapeutically useful compounds present in plants growing in South Africa. &nbsp;The programme was started in 1995 and was transferred to the Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria in 2002. In 2007 it was designated as a National Research Foundation Developed Research Niche Area [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue69/coetsee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue69 feature article tertia coetsee blackboard elsevier google harvard university ibm ifla university of cambridge university of melbourne university of pretoria archives authentication bibliographic data blackboard learning system blog collection development copyright data data mining database digital preservation dissemination electronic theses facebook ict information society knowledge management mobile learning open access passwords podcast privacy refworks research search technology software standards twitter web 2.0 wiki Sat, 28 Jul 2012 08:39:58 +0000 lisrw 2350 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developing Research Excellence and Methods (DREaM) Project Launch Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/lis-rc-dream-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/lis-rc-dream-rpt#author1">Ray Harper</a> reports on a one-day conference which launched the DREaM Project, held by the Library and Information Science Research Coalition in London on 19 July 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The DREaM (Developing Research Excellence and Methods) Conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] was held at the British Library Conference Centre in London in July 2011. The conference was attended by 86 delegates, and consisted of an overview of the DREaM Project, two keynote papers, a one-minute madness session, and four parallel breakout sessions. I had the opportunity to attend as a sponsored delegate, thanks to Glen Recruitment, Sue Hill Recruitment and TFPL.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/lis-rc-dream-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 event report ray harper american library association bbc british library cilip edinburgh napier university imperial college london indiana university information today loughborough university nhs northumbria university university college cork university of cambridge university of oxford university of sheffield lis research coalition blog cookie data dissemination framework information society knowledge management metadata open access repositories research search technology social networks taxonomy Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:59:05 +0000 lisrw 2237 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Future of Archives and Recordkeeping http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/azzolini-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/azzolini-rvw#author1">John Azzolini</a> reviews an anthology of perceptive essays on the challenges presented to archival thought and practice by Web 2.0, postmodern perspectives, and cross-disciplinary interchanges.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Librarians, archivists, and records managers do not share identical challenges or controversies in their practical endeavours or theoretical queries. However, a common issue for all the information professions and a dominating topic of discussion in their literature is the fundamental change in the structure and distribution of knowledge caused by mass digitisation. The proliferation of daily digital content, in quantity, reach, and manifestation, is confronting them all with a disquieting role ambiguity. The expanding tools and expectations of Web 2.0 have made this self-questioning a recurrent one, but they have also stimulated invigorating debate on the purpose and direction of these fields. The perception is one of extraordinary change initiated by emerging technologies, unprecedented knowledge production and dissemination, and a new centralised role for the information user. In these galvanising changes leading library and archives practitioners are sensing opportunities for confirming the professions’ relevance, in the estimation of other scholarly disciplines and of society at large, but, perhaps most of all, in their own eyes as well.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/azzolini-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 review john azzolini clifford chance archives blog cataloguing digital library digitisation dissemination facebook flickr framework knowledge management metadata personalisation preservation provenance research semiotic twitter vocabularies web 2.0 wiki youtube Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:50:08 +0000 lisrw 1689 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk eSciDoc Days 2011: The Challenges for Collaborative eResearch Environments http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/escidoc-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/escidoc-rpt#author1">Ute Rusnak</a> reports on the fourth in a series of two-day conferences called eSciDoc Days, organised by FIZ Karlsruhe and the Max Planck Digital Library in Berlin over 26-27 October 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>eSciDoc is a well-known open source platform for creating eResearch environments using generic services and tools based on a shared infrastructure. This concept allows for managing research and publication data together with related metadata, internal and/or external links and access rights. Development of eSciDoc was initiated by a collaborative venture between FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure and the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) and was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/escidoc-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 event report ute rusnak fiz karlsruhe jisc archives authentication big data browser copyright curation data data management data set database digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination e-research ebook ejournal fedora commons framework higher education infrastructure internet explorer interoperability knowledge management licence metadata open source preservation provenance repositories research rich internet application soa software virtual research environment visualisation web services Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:20:52 +0000 lisrw 2239 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Envisioning Future Academic Library Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/azzolini-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/azzolini-rvw#author1">John Azzolini</a> reviews a timely collection of essays that highlights the values of institutional leadership and resourcefulness in academic librarianship's engagements with Web 2.0.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since networked information technology has initiated a breathtaking transformation of knowledge practices, librarians have had a generous supply of thought leaders whose lifetime experience has permitted them to issue credible translations of the 'writing on the wall'. Recently, however, there seems to be many more analysts (and soothsayers) and much more anxious observation and published interpretation of such writing. And the message comes in a red ink, in bold, and with distinct portent, when not downright ominous.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/azzolini-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 review john azzolini british library clifford chance google university of melbourne yale university bibliographic data blog cataloguing copyright curation data data management data set digital library digitisation disruptive innovation dissemination ebook framework higher education ict knowledge management mobile muves open access personalisation preservation research search technology second life web 2.0 Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1632 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Access, Delivery, Performance - The Future of Libraries Without Walls http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/day-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/day-rvw#author1">Michael Day</a> reviews a Festschrift celebrating the work of Professor Peter Brophy, founder of the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is normal in some subject disciplines to publish volumes of edited papers in honour of a respected colleague, usually to mark a significant birthday or career change. The contributors to such Festschriften<a href="#editors-note">*</a> are usually made up of former colleagues or pupils of the person being honoured. This volume celebrates the work of Professor Peter Brophy, the founder of the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management (CERLIM), which since 1998 has been based at the Manchester Metropolitan University. This volume contains twelve chapters written by sixteen contributors, many of them colleagues or ex-colleagues of Professor Brophy.</p> <p>Peter Brophy has had an outstanding career both as a librarian and researcher. Alan MacDougall, Visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University provides an outline in the opening chapter. A career that started at the Library Research Unit at Lancaster University in the early 1970s progressed to professional posts at Strathclyde University and Teeside Polytechnic, before Brophy eventually became Librarian at Bristol Polytechnic. From there, he moved to the University of Central Lancashire in 1989, where in 1993 he set up CERLIM. A selected bibliography of works by Professor Brophy fills eleven pages at the end of the volume, revealing the range and diversity of his research interests over the past few decades.</p> <p>The contexts of the early years of Professor Brophy's career are sketched in more detail in the opening chapter by Michael Buckland, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Buckland was a colleague of Brophy's at the Library Research Unit at Lancaster in the early 1970s.This chapter gives a good flavour of how library and information research was undertaken in this time when the libraries at what were then 'new universities' had an active interest in innovation and when almost all library research in the UK was funded by the Office for Scientific and Technical Information of the Department of Education and Science.</p> <h2 id="Libraries_and_e-Learning">Libraries and e-Learning</h2> <p>The remainder of the book is organised into four broad themes. The first covers libraries' role in supporting e-learning. The opening chapter in this section is by Gill Needham and Nicky Whitsed of the Open University. It is a series of reflections on a decade of developing library services for distance learners. Starting with the Follett Report of 1993 [<a href="#1">1</a>], the chapter identifies three main phases in the Open University's approach to delivering services to around 200,000 students and 8,000 tutors. The first phase was concerned with fairness; knowing exactly when to introduce online services at a time when a majority of Open University students did not have access to the relevant technologies or skills and when many tutors were reluctant to change their traditional ways of working. Responses to this included the development of library-mediated collections of quality-controlled Internet resources, supplemented by an online skills tutorial focused on generic information skills. Despite all of this, actual use of online resources remained relatively low (p. 30). The second phase, therefore, was mainly about integrating online services more deeply into the core learning activities of courses. The focus switched to the training of tutors and the integration of information resources within the university's emerging virtual learning environment (VLE), based on Moodle. In the interim, a pilot project using the open source MyLibrary software was found to be useful in helping to integrate library services into the learning experiences of individual students. The third phase - which Needham and Whitsed note is still ongoing - concerns the embedding of information literacy and resource-based learning concepts within the university more widely. The chapter ends with some comments on the, perhaps inevitable, tension between the 'invisible library' – 'quietly and strategically … [insinuating] resources and services into all those places where they have the most impact' - and the need to defend library budgets and status within the wider institution (pp. 35-36).</p> <p>The following chapter, by Professor David Baker of the University College Plymouth St Mark and St John, is a general overview of the development of e-learning technologies in UK Higher Education over the past decade. Starting again with Follett, Baker explains how e-learning concepts and technologies have been taken up, focusing in particular on the facilitating role taken by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in providing a national-level approach to the provision of both infrastructure (e.g., networks, access management tools) and content. In addition, the chapter refers to a number of JISC-funded programmes and initiatives focused on breaking down the barriers that prevent the sharing and re-use of e-learning content. The final sections look at some wider factors influencing the current transformation of learning, teaching and assessment practices. These include the need to integrate institutional services like VLEs with the generic social networking tools and mobile devices familiar to new generations of learners. However, successful integration is not just a matter of technology but of overcoming cultural differences. Baker uses a synthesis of the JISC-funded Learner Experiences of e-Learning projects [<a href="#2">2</a>] to note that there might have been 'an increasing "divide" between the needs, expectations and wishes of the learners and the expectations of the teachers, who were more "traditional" and perhaps not engaged with e-learning in the same way' (p. 49).</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/day-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 review michael day british library cerlim google jisc manchester metropolitan university mla open university oreilly rnib talis ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of california berkeley university of central lancashire victoria university w3c jisc information environment web accessibility initiative accessibility archives bibliographic data cataloguing controlled vocabularies digital library e-learning facebook flickr framework higher education infrastructure knowledge management metadata mobile moodle open source preservation repositories research semantic web software vle vocabularies wcag web 2.0 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1580 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="headlines"></a></p> <h3 id="Engagement_Impact_Value_Workshop">Engagement, Impact, Value Workshop</h3> <p>University of Manchester<br />Monday 24 May 2010<br /><a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/engagement-impact-value-201005/">http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/engagement-impact-value-201005/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 news and events richard waller austrian national library bnf british library cilip cni datacite ibm jisc library of congress loughborough university microsoft mimas oclc surffoundation tilburg university ukoln university of exeter university of illinois university of manchester university of sheffield europeana iwmw lis research coalition worldcat archives cataloguing cloud computing curation data data management data set database digital library digital preservation dissemination doi dublin core ebook ejournal further education higher education ipad itunes knowledge management linked data metadata mobile national library portal preservation privacy repositories research resource description and access search technology semantic web software standardisation twitter usability visualisation web 2.0 web development web services Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1553 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Intranet Management: Divine Comedy or Strategic Imperative? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/white <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/white#author1">Martin White</a> suggests that a failure to recognise the value of intranets is a symptom of a failure to recognise information as a strategic asset.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to Dante in his Divine Comedy the inscription above the door to Hades reads "Abandon hope all ye who enter here". For many this could also be the sign on the home page of their organisation's intranet as, with business-critical decisions to make, they begin the daily hunt for information that they are sure should be somewhere in the application. It could just as easily be the sign on the door of the intranet manager of the organisation, though this door usually also carries a number of other job descriptions, all of which seem to be given more priority by the organisation than the care and development of the intranet. Most organisations of any size will have a full-time web manager, often with a support team, but this is rarely the case with the intranet.</p> <p>There are a substantial number of intranets in the UK. Statistics from the Office for National Statistics indicate that 22% of all businesses have an intranet [<a href="#1">1</a>]. As the size of the business increases so does the level of penetration, and most businesses of more than 500 people will now have some form of intranet. Given the number of businesses in the UK the author estimates that there are probably around 300,000 intranets in the commercial sector, and at a guess a further 100,000 in the public sector, charities, Higher Education institutions (HEIs) and other organisations. Only over the last few years has any reliable statistical information become available on intranet use and development, and this is a in-depth global survey of only around 300 intranets [<a href="#2">2</a>]. In the UK HEI sector a major opportunity was lost in a survey commissioned in 2009 by Eduserv into the management of web content in the HEI sector as no account of intranet use of CMS applications was included in the scope of the survey [<a href="#3">3</a>]. A survey of SharePoint use in HEIs undertaken for Eduserv in late 2009 [<a href="#4">4</a>] did indicate that a number of institutions were using SharePoint for intranet applications but the survey did not look in detail at intranet implementation.</p> <p>It is also only over the last few years have forums been set up in which intranet managers are able to share experiences and challenges with others. The work of the Intranet Benchmark Forum [<a href="#5">5</a>] is focused on providing services to large organisations, but there are also other virtual and physical discussion forums, such as the Intranet Forum [<a href="#6">6</a>] run by UKeiG for its members. It is probably reasonable to suggest that the majority of intranet managers have seen very few intranets from which to gain a sense of good practice, whereas web managers have an almost unlimited supply of sites from which to gain ideas for their own use. This is as true in the HEI sector as in other sectors. Given the installed base of intranets in the UK it is also surprising that there is no 'intranet conference' event even though intranet management does feature in events such as Online Information [<a href="#7">7</a>]. Most countries in northern Europe have an intranet conference [<a href="#8">8</a>], often with several hundred delegates, so why there is no equivalent in the UK is a mystery.</p> <h2 id="Intranets_Are_Different">Intranets Are Different</h2> <p>All too often an intranet is regarded as an internal web site. The reality is that about the only commonality between an intranet and a web site is the use of web browser technology. Many very successful intranets do not even use a web content management application but instead are based on Notes technology or portal applications. Intranet content contribution is usually highly distributed, with individual members of staff publishing content direct to the intranet perhaps only a few times a year. This means that the web content management system has to be highly intuitive, and enable Word documents to be rendered into clean HTML code to create web pages. The teams supporting public web sites are using the systems every working day, working often in HTML and having a much more limited range of content to cope with. Many of the problems that arise in keeping content current on an intranet are a result of staff having to use a complex Web publishing system that was specified for Web site management and not intranet management.</p> <p>Another factor to be considered is that increasingly intranets are federated applications [<a href="#9">9</a>]. This is often the situation in HEIs where each department wants to have its own intranet, and on top of all these individual intranets there is some form of top-level 'corporate' home page and navigation. Often there is no central coordination of these intranets, and so each adopts some or none of the visual design standards of the HEI.</p> <p>As far as enterprise applications are concerned, intranets are different because they are not based on business processes or work-flow. Finance, registry, personnel and most other applications support well-defined processes, usually within a specific department, and where the content requirements are usually specified in database terms. Anything approaching text content is usually relegated to a single field in the database. Intranets exist because there is a substantial amount of information in any organisation that is not based on business processes and cannot be managed within a formal database structure, such as policies, procedures, campus maps, events, staff notices and hundreds of other information formats produced by every department and location within the organisation.</p> <p>As a result the intranet becomes an information dumping ground. Under-resourced intranet managers do not have the resources to maintain content quality, and so multiple versions of documents with no visible ownership or provenance proliferate. Employees leave or change responsibility but the intranet is based on a 'file-and-forget' principle and no effort is taken to ensure that document ownership is transferred to another member of staff. Very quickly the information architecture of the intranet, based usually on the structure of the organisation at the time of the last WCMS (Web content management system) deployment, is not fit for purpose. The decision is taken to implement a search engine, and only then does the scale of the problem of information decay become apparent. It can also be an interesting exercise to search for 'Confidential' and see just how many documents are returned!</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article martin white eduserv google harvard university ibm intranet focus ltd jisc microsoft open university university of sheffield adobe blog content management creative commons data database dissemination document management drupal foi higher education html ict information architecture intellectual property intranet knowledge management licence metadata mobile open source passwords portal privacy provenance repositories research rss schema search technology sharepoint standards taxonomy usability web 2.0 web browser wiki Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1530 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/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="events1"></a></p> <h3 id="UKeiG_Intranet-s_Forum:_ERM-s_Knowledge_Sharing_Platform_February_2010">UKeiG Intranet's Forum: ERM's Knowledge Sharing Platform – February 2010</h3> <p>UKeiG Intranet's Forum: ERM's Knowledge Sharing Platform:<br />A chance to see one of the world's top 10 best intranets<br />Free informal Intranets Forum meeting for UKeiG members</p> <p>ERM, 2/F Exchequer Court, 33 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AA<br />Friday 26 February 2010, 4.00 - 5.30 p.m.<br /><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/">http://www.ukeig.org.uk/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 news and events richard waller british library cetis cilip coalition for networked information cornell university dcc georgia institute of technology imperial college london jisc loughborough university mla niso oclc serials solutions surffoundation ucisa uk data archive ukoln university college london university of london university of manchester university of utrecht europeana internet archive accessibility archives authentication bibliographic data blog cataloguing copyright curation data data management data set database digital repositories dissemination e-government facebook flickr foi framework further education google analytics higher education ict infrastructure intellectual property interoperability intranet knowledge base knowledge management marc21 metadata ontologies open access openurl podcast portal preservation privacy repositories research resource description and access resource sharing second life social networks software standards twitter usability video web 2.0 wiki youtube Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1535 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk To VRE Or Not to VRE?: Do South African Malaria Researchers Need a Virtual Research Environment? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer#author1">Heila Pienaar</a> and <a href="/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer#author2">Martie van Deventer</a> identify the requirements of a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for malaria researchers in South Africa.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 4: 200906051150 to accommodate final table correction and fuller conclusion; awaitng ref 12 content-REW --><!-- version 4: 200906051150 to accommodate final table correction and fuller conclusion; awaitng ref 12 content-REW --><p>Worldwide, the research paradigm is in the process of expanding into eResearch and open scholarship. This implies new ways of collaboration, dissemination and reuse of research results, specifically via the Web. Developing countries are also able to exploit the opportunity to make their knowledge output more widely known and accessible and to co-operate in research partnerships.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue59 feature article heila pienaar martie van deventer british library google jisc microsoft university of oxford university of pretoria bvreh ibvre mrc myexperiment algorithm blog browser curation data data management data set database dissemination document management e-learning e-research e-science framework google scholar graphics identifier infrastructure intellectual property java knowledge management ms word open source passwords portal portfolio repositories research search technology social networks software video virtual research environment web 2.0 wiki Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1469 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/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="events1"></a></p> <h2 id="JISC_Digital_Media_formerly_TASI_Training_Schedule">JISC Digital Media (formerly TASI) Training Schedule</h2> <p>Four brand new courses are on offer for the 2009 season dealing with:</p> <ul> <li>Finding free images online</li> <li>Editing and managing images using Photoshop Lightroom 2</li> <li>Audio Production (recording lectures, seminars, interviews and podcasts)</li> <li>Digitising analogue video recordings.</li> </ul> <p>Courses are already filling up fast and several courses now have multiple dates to accommodate demand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue58 news and events richard waller amazon arl association of research libraries cilip cni jisc jisc digital media kingston university loughborough university mla national library of the netherlands oclc serials solutions stanford university tasi the national archives university of chicago university of washington victoria university impact project accessibility adobe aggregation archives copyright curation data database digital curation digital library digital media digital repositories digitisation dissemination e-learning e-research ebook framework higher education information retrieval infrastructure knowledge management licence metadata mobile multimedia national library ocr open access optical character recognition photoshop podcast preservation repositories research resource discovery resource management rss semantic web video Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1459 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk South African Repositories: Bridging Knowledge Divides http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/vandeventer-pienaar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/vandeventer-pienaar#author1">Martie van Deventer</a> and <a href="/issue55/vandeventer-pienaar#author2">Heila Pienaar</a> provide us with background to recent South African repository initiatives and detail an example of knowledge transfer from one institution to another.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Knowledge exchange is critical for development. 'Bridging the knowledge divide' does not only refer to the North-South divide. It also refers to the divide between richer and poorer countries within the same region as well as to the divide between larger and smaller organisations within one country. Lastly it refers to the divide between those individuals who have access to an environment that allows for rapid knowledge creation and those less fortunate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/vandeventer-pienaar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article heila pienaar martie van deventer andrew w mellon foundation arl eifl google ifla sherpa university of pretoria opendoar unisa archives authentication bibliographic data born digital content management copyright data database digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dspace dublin core e-research e-science electronic theses eprints fedora commons framework google scholar higher education ict infrastructure institutional repository knowledge management metadata open access open source portal portfolio preservation repositories research software standards video wiki Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1386 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Digital Lives: Report of Interviews With the Creators of Personal Digital Collections http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/williams-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/williams-et-al#author1">Pete Williams</a>, <a href="/issue55/williams-et-al#author2">Ian Rowlands</a>, <a href="/issue55/williams-et-al#author3">Katrina Dean</a> and <a href="/issue55/williams-et-al#author4">Jeremy Leighton John</a> describe initial findings of the AHRC-funded Digital Lives Research Project studying personal digital collections and their relationship with research repositories such as the British Library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/williams-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 feature article ian rowlands jeremy leighton john katrina dean peter williams british library d-lib magazine google university college london university of bristol archives blog collection development computer programming copyright data set digital archive digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination google analytics ict information retrieval intellectual property knowledge management mac os portfolio preservation privacy repositories research search technology software standards video Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1392 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk KIM Project Conference 2008 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/kim-conf-2008-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Alexander Ball provides an overview of the Knowledge and Information Management Through Life Project Conference held in April, 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/kim-conf-2008-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 event report alex ball harvard university heriot-watt university imperial college london loughborough university ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of lancaster university of leeds university of reading university of strathclyde archives controlled vocabularies data database dublin core framework identifier infrastructure intranet knowledge base knowledge management repositories research rfid software text mining video vocabularies xml xslt Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1393 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Librarian's Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) 2008 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/lilac-2008-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue55/lilac-2008-rpt#author1">Keir Hopwood</a> reports on three-day conference about current and future trends in the practice of information literacy teaching in Higher Education and beyond.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue55/lilac-2008-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue55 event report keir hopwood google jisc london school of economics oreilly university of brighton university of sheffield university of the west of england wellcome library wikipedia blog data higher education infrastructure knowledge management metadata moodle portal research rss search technology second life software standards video vle web 2.0 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1395 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Collaborative and Social Tagging Networks http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/tonkin-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author1">Emma Tonkin</a>, <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author2">Edward M. Corrado</a>, <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author3">Heather Lea Moulaison</a>, <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author4">Margaret E. I. Kipp</a>, <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author5">Andrea Resmini</a>, <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author6">Heather D. Pfeiffer</a> and <a href="/issue54/tonkin-et-al#author7">Qiping Zhang</a> gather a series of international perspectives on the practice of social tagging of documents within a community context.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Social tagging, which is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, and social indexing, allows ordinary users to assign keywords, or tags, to items. Typically these items are Web-based resources and the tags become immediately available for others to see and use. Unlike traditional classification, social tagging keywords are typically freely chosen instead of using a controlled vocabulary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/tonkin-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 feature article andrea resmini edward m. corrado emma tonkin heather d. pfeiffer heather lea moulaison margaret e. i. kipp qiping zhang amazon college of new jersey d-lib magazine google iso long island university new mexico state university rutgers university ukoln university of cambridge university of illinois citeulike aggregation blog cloud computing controlled vocabularies data data set digital library framework hypertext information architecture information retrieval interoperability knowledge management metadata mobile phone multimedia ontologies research search technology social networks software standards subject heading tag cloud tagging technorati thesaurus usability video vocabularies web 2.0 wiki Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1372 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Reviews: Digital Information and Knowledge Management, and Print Vs. Digital http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/lafortune-rvws <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue54/lafortune-rvws#author1">Sylvie Lafortune</a> looks at two books edited by Sul H. Lee dealing with the impact of digital information on libraries, librarianship, information providers and library users.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sul H. Lee is professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma and Dean of University of Oklahoma Libraries. He is also the editor of Haworth's <em>Journal of Library Administration</em>. As a recognised scholar and an administrator of a large university research library, it is not surprising that he is able to bring together some of the leading library administrators in the US to give their insights on the challenges and opportunities that libraries now face from the massive influx of digital resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue54/lafortune-rvws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue54 review sylvie lafortune andrew w mellon foundation cornell university elsevier google archives cataloguing data data set digital library digitisation dissemination gis higher education jstor knowledge management learning objects licence preservation research standards visualisation vocabularies web 2.0 Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1380 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The National Centre for Text Mining: A Vision for the Future http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ananiadou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/ananiadou#author1">Sophia Ananiadou</a> describes NaCTeM and the main scientific challenges it helps to solve together with issues related to deployment, use and uptake of NaCTeM's text mining tools and services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the defining challenges of e-Science is dealing with the data deluge [<a href="#1">1</a>] information overload and information overlook. More than 8,000 scientific papers are published every week (on Google Scholar, for example). Without sophisticated new tools, researchers will be unable to keep abreast of developments in their field and valuable new sources of research data will be under-exploited. The capability of text mining (TM) to find knowledge hidden in text and to present it in a concise form makes it an essential part of any strategy for addressing these problems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ananiadou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 feature article sophia ananiadou google ibm jisc microsoft university of manchester blog controlled vocabularies data data management data mining database digital library doi e-learning e-research e-science framework google scholar identifier information retrieval infrastructure intellectual property interoperability knowledge management machine learning metadata named entity recognition natural language processing ontologies open access open source portal repositories research search technology semantic web social networks software text mining uima usability visualisation vocabularies web services Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1347 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DC 2007 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/dc-2007-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/dc-2007-rpt#author1">Ann Apps</a> reports on DC2007, the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, held 27-31 August 2007 in Singapore.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The main theme of this year's international conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications was 'Application Profiles: Theory and Practice' [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The conference was hosted by the Singapore National Library Board and held in the Intercontinental Hotel, which was across the road from the superb National Library building.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/dc-2007-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 event report ann apps fao iso jisc mimas national library of new zealand niso oclc university of manchester w3c jisc information environment accessibility application profile archives collection description controlled vocabularies data dcap dcmi digital object identifier digital repositories doi domain model dublin core dublin core metadata initiative framework identifier infrastructure interoperability knowledge management metadata metadata schema registry national library ontologies owl preservation provenance rdf research resource description and access schema semantic web service registry software standards tagging topic map urn video vocabularies web standards wiki xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1354 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Enabling Knowledge Communities http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt/enc.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In conjunction with his <a href="/issue53/kidmm-rpt">main article on The KIDMM Community's 'MetaKnowledge Mash-up</a>, Conrad Taylor provides further information about enabling knowledge communities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Social_Networking_Services">Social Networking Services</h2> <p>Recently, Richard Millwood has been drawing the attention of I&amp;DeAs colleagues to phenomena such as Del.icio.us, Flikr, Frappr, Twitter and Facebook.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/kidmm-rpt/enc.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 event report conrad taylor google data facebook flickr google docs information retrieval knowledge management twitter web 2.0 Tue, 30 Oct 2007 14:51:10 +0000 admin 2152 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 24 Hour Museum: From Past to Future http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/pratty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As 24 Hour Museum rebuilds and looks outwards to new partnerships, <a href="/issue52/pratty#author1">Jon Pratty</a> looks at challenges faced over the last seven years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>24 Hour Museum [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a successful and sustainable cultural Web site. Type the word 'museum' into Google UK and up it pops as a top five search result. Unlike the other top sites, all national museums or galleries, 24HM's remit covers the whole country, in eclectic subject areas, reaching a wide variety of audiences with simple and accessible content.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/pratty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 feature article jon pratty ahrc bbc google mla oai university of cambridge university of leicester wikipedia accessibility aggregation api archives content management data database digital media further education html infrastructure interoperability knowledge management metadata portal research rss search technology semantic web soap software syndication tagging url vocabularies web 2.0 web services widget windows xml Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1331 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Blogging from the Backroom http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/blogging-backroom-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue52/blogging-backroom-rpt#author1">Ann Chapman</a> reports on a seminar on blogging, designed for those working in the traditional 'backroom' professions such as cataloguing and indexing, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group in London, on 8 June 2007.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue52/blogging-backroom-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue52 event report ann chapman cilip nhs ukoln university of bath archives blog cataloguing cd-rom knowledge management national library research rss search technology social software software tagging web 2.0 wiki Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1340 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk KIM Project Conference: Knowledge and Information Management through Life http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/kim-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue51/kim-conf-rpt#author1">Alex Ball</a> provides an overview of the March 2007 KIM Project Conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/kim-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 event report alex ball amazon bbc heriot-watt university imperial college london loughborough university ukoln university of bath university of cambridge university of leeds university of oxford university of reading university of salford university of strathclyde didet accessibility archives data digital library dissemination framework knowledge management linux metadata mobile multimedia open source openoffice repositories research search technology software topic map usability video visualisation wiki Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1317 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/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></p> <h3 id="Introduction_to_Federated_Searching_Technology_and_Developments">Introduction to Federated Searching Technology &amp; Developments</h3> <p>Date: 11 May 2007<br />Venue: Conference Room, Southport College, Mornington Road, Southport, PR9 0TT<br />Delegate Fee: £50.00</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue51/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue51 news and events richard waller ahrc amazon british library british museum cerlim cilip edge hill university google imperial college london jisc kings college london microsoft mla newcastle university nhs oclc sakai tilburg university ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of london university of york w3c iwmw jisc information environment accessibility algorithm amazon web services api archives blog born digital cataloguing cd-rom collection development copyright data data set digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dissemination e-learning e-science framework further education higher education ict information architecture infrastructure intellectual property internet explorer interoperability knowledge management metadata microformats mobile national library open access open source podcast portal preservation rdf rdfa repositories research resource sharing rss search technology social software software standardisation tagging usability video videoconferencing virtual research environment web 2.0 web app web development web portal web services wiki xcri xhtml xml xslt youtube Sun, 29 Apr 2007 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1318 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 50: Side-Stepping Babel http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne 50.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With Dyson and parts of Burberry disappearing points east, leaving their design departments behind them [<a href="#1">1</a>] [<a href="#2">2</a>], there are possible grounds for arguing that the (previously) industrialised countries must live by their wits and the emerging knowledge economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 editorial richard waller amazon british library google open university talis ukoln wellcome library internet archive application profile archives born digital digital archive digital library digital preservation dissemination dublin core eprints higher education ict knowledge management onix preservation repositories research search technology software web 2.0 wiki Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1285 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Limits to Information Transfer: The Boundary Problem http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/lervik-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/lervik-et-al#author1">Jon E. Lervik</a>, <a href="/issue50/lervik-et-al#author2">Mark Easterby-Smith</a>, <a href="/issue50/lervik-et-al#author3">Kathryn Fahy</a> and <a href="/issue50/lervik-et-al#author4">Carole Elliott</a> discuss the challenges in integrating knowledge across boundaries between specialised knowledge communities within an organisation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/lervik-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 feature article carole elliott jon e. lervik kathryn fahy mark easterby-smith harvard university oxford university press university of cambridge university of illinois university of oxford browser database dissemination framework gis hypertext ict infrastructure knowledge management ontologies repositories research visualisation vocabularies web browser Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1292 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk e-Collaboration Workshop: Access Grid, Portals and Other VREs for the Social Sciences http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/e-collab-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/e-collab-rpt#author1">Rob Allan</a>, <a href="/issue49/e-collab-rpt#author2">Rob Crouchley</a> and <a href="/issue49/e-collab-rpt#author3">Michael Daw</a> cover a one-day workshop reporting on the latest developments in e-Collaboration technology and applications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/e-collab-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 event report michael daw rob allan rob crouchley cclrc jisc manchester metropolitan university sakai university of cambridge university of lancaster university of liverpool university of manchester university of portsmouth csage memetic e-research e-science framework java knowledge management open source portal research resource discovery software standards video virtual research environment visualisation wiki Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1278 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk UK Digital Preservation Needs Assessment: Where We Go from Here http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/semple-jones <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/semple-jones#author1">Najla Semple</a> and <a href="/issue48/semple-jones#author2">Maggie Jones</a> outline the background and findings of the Digital Preservation Coalition's UK Needs Assessment and the Mind the Gap report.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) was formed in the belief that no single organisation can hope to address single-handedly all the challenges and issues associated with digital preservation. It was launched in February 2002 with an initial membership of 19, and has grown to 30 members as of June 2006. Its underlying principle is that intense collaboration and co-operation across and between sectors is essential as there is a far wider range of key players who need to be involved at various different stages in the life cycle of digital resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/semple-jones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 feature article maggie jones najla semple cornell university digital preservation coalition jisc mla oais university of london digital preservation training programme archives data digital preservation e-government html infrastructure knowledge management metadata preservation preservation metadata research standards ulcc Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1250 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/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="events1"></a>Oxford Journals to report on its open access experiments</p> <p>Oxford Journals is to stage a one-day conference to report new results from its open access experiments.</p> <p>Conference details:<br />Monday 5 June<br />10.30-16.30<br />76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT</p> <p><strong>Preliminary programme:</strong><br />Martin Richardson and Claire Saxby, Oxford Journals, Oxford University<br />Press Oxford Journals and Open Access</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 news and events richard waller loughborough university oxford university press university college london university of bath university of california berkeley university of oxford yale university iwmw access control bibliographic data content management digital library digital repositories e-science fedora commons framework free software higher education interoperability knowledge management metadata mis mp3 open access open source podcast rdf repositories research rss search technology semantic web software standards tagging web app web development web services xacml xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1240 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Managing Electronic Records http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/foster-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/foster-rvw#author1">Lise Foster</a> finds much to think about in this wide-ranging collection of essays on the fast-developing field of electronic records management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As someone with some theoretical knowledge and technical skills getting involved in the practicalities for the first time, I found considerable food for thought in this book.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/foster-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review lise foster london south bank university south bank university archives digital preservation document management foi knowledge management metadata mp3 perl preservation research url Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1221 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Developing the New Learning Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/town-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/town-rvw#author1">Stephen Town</a> welcomes this new text on a key issue for the future of academic librarians, and suggests some broader questions for consideration.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This work promises to 'capture' and 'critically discuss' the changing support role of librarians in the current 'rapidly changing environment' where boundaries between roles are 'becoming increasingly blurred'. There is clearly a market for such a work, given that librarians in many educational contexts are indeed faced with new forms of learning environment and a significant growth in electronic, distance and blended learning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/town-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 review stephen town cranfield university jisc sconul university of sheffield inlei e-learning framework knowledge management repositories research vle Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1224 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/carpenter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/carpenter#author1">Leona Carpenter</a> describes a JISC development programme tackling the organisational and technical challenges facing Higher and Further Education in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the early days of the shift from paper-based to digital means of holding administrative records, research data, publications and other academic resources, those responsible for its safety tended to breathe a sigh of relief once they had got a category of material into digital form. Reduced to bits and bytes, all they would have to do is make regular backups, perhaps keeping a copy off-site in case of disaster, and all would be well. Increasingly, material of value to Further and Higher Education is produced and held only in digital form.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/carpenter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article leona carpenter ahds british library cornell university dcc digital preservation coalition jisc kings college london oai oais sherpa the national archives uk data archive university college london university of essex university of glasgow university of london university of manchester university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton daat daedalus data curation for e-science digital preservation training programme espida jisc information environment mets awareness training preserv sherpa digital preservation archives curation data digital archive digital asset management digital curation digital library digital media digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dspace e-learning e-science ejournal eprints fedora commons file format foi framework further education higher education identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability knowledge management learning objects metadata mets open access open source operating system preservation preservation metadata repositories research schema software standards vocabularies web services Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1139 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Netskills_Workshops_in_May_2005">Netskills Workshops in May 2005</h3> <p>Web: <a href="http://www.netskills.ac.uk/">http://www.netskills.ac.uk/</a></p> <p>Netskills will be running the following workshops at North Herts College in Letchworth Garden City in May 2005:</p> <h4 id="May_:_e-Assessment:_Tools_and_Techniques">10 May : e-Assessment: Tools &amp; Techniques</h4> <p>Focuses on the tools available for creating e-assessment and the practical techniques required to use them effectively. The tools are considered both in terms of their functionality as well as their interoperability with other systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 news and events richard waller ahds andrew w mellon foundation bbc british library cerlim cetis cilip cni coalition for networked information cornell university d-lib magazine dcc digital preservation coalition eduserv ibm ieee jisc kings college london mla niso nottingham trent university oclc talis the national archives university college london university of cambridge university of glasgow university of plymouth university of strathclyde university of virginia university of warwick w3c digital preservation training programme elisa jisc information environment accessibility aggregation algorithm application profile archives authentication bibliographic data copyright curation data data management data mining data visualisation database digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination dspace dublin core e-business e-government e-learning fedora commons framework further education higher education ict identifier intellectual property interoperability knowledge management learning object metadata learning objects licence lom machine learning managed learning environment metadata mobile modelling multimedia network service ontologies open access open source passwords persistent identifier personalisation portfolio preservation privacy rdf repositories research resource description resource discovery rss search technology semantic web service oriented architecture software standardisation standards usability video visualisation vle vocabularies web services xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1154 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The National Centre for Text Mining: Aims and Objectives http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/ananiadou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/ananiadou#author1">Sophia Ananiadou</a>, <a href="/issue42/ananiadou#author2">Julia Chruszcz</a>, <a href="/issue42/ananiadou#author3">John Keane</a>, <a href="/issue42/ananiadou#author4">John McNaught</a> and <a href="/issue42/ananiadou#author5">Paul Watry</a> describe NaCTeM's plans to provide text mining services for UK academics.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this article we describe the role of the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM). NaCTeM is operated by a consortium of three Universities: the University of Manchester which leads the consortium, the University of Liverpool and the University of Salford. The service activity is run by the National Centre for Dataset Services (MIMAS), based within Manchester Computing (MC).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/ananiadou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 feature article john keane john mcnaught julia chruszcz paul watry sophia ananiadou jisc massachusetts institute of technology mimas nhs university of cambridge university of liverpool university of manchester university of salford university of tokyo gnu algorithm archives bibliographic data cache cataloguing controlled vocabularies crm curation data data mining data set database digital library dissemination framework identifier information retrieval internet explorer knowledge management machine learning medical subject headings metadata named entity recognition national library natural language processing ontologies open access open source portal repositories research search technology semantic web software standards text mining vocabularies web services Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1111 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Beyond Email: Wikis, Blogs and Other Strange Beasts http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/beyond-email-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/beyond-email-rpt#author1">Robert Bristow</a> reports on a one-day workshop 'Beyond Email: Strategies for Collaborative Working and Learning in the 21st Century'.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many working in Higher Education are now thoroughly familiar with the particular problems and opportunities presented by the use of the Web and email, the applications that up to now have been the 'killer' applications which made the Internet such a vital part of the communications armoury of universities. However, new applications and ways of communicating are now starting to appear which push the accepted paradigms and demand both new perceptions and levels of technical awareness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/beyond-email-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report robert bristow ilrt ukoln university of bath university of bristol tco archives blog eportfolio higher education html infrastructure instant messaging interoperability knowledge management mobile open source portal research rss sms vle wiki wireless Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1128 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Tap Into Bath Takes Off http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/tapintobath-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/tapintobath-rpt#author1">Stephanie Round</a> covers the launch of a small but promising collaborative effort.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As Local Studies Librarian for Bath &amp; North East Somerset, UK, I am expected to know the whereabouts of original material and collections relating to the history of the local area. The recently launched Tap Into Bath online database is the ideal format for discovering this.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/tapintobath-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report stephanie round ukoln university of bath archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection description database knowledge management open source search technology software Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1130 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 41: Forces in Train http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne 41.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For someone who is relatively ill at ease with numbers, it comes as no surprise that our lives grow increasingly controlled by them in ways which perhaps Orwell did not 'foresee' in <em>1984</em>. Winston Smith tries very hard to remain an individual, as I hope do we all; indeed it is most often the great individuals whom we either cherish as a national treasure [<a href="#1">1</a>], or loathe most enthusiastically, but to whom we are rarely indifferent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 editorial richard waller jisc oai ukoln university of bath cree digital academic repositories aggregation application profile archives digital library dspace identifier information society knowledge management learning object metadata learning objects metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative persistent identifier portal repositories research search technology software standards web resources Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1077 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk