Table of contents: issue5 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/269/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 5: Changes to Ariadne and How to Read the Web Version http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/article/changes-ariadne-and-how-read-web-version-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The editor explains changes in Ariadne format.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background_and_introduction_to_reading_Ariadne">Background and introduction to reading Ariadne</h3> <p>Ariadne is available on the Web (what you are currently reading) and in print form. The print format is distributed free of charge to various educational and research institutions; for more information on this, contact John MacColl. Ariadne is not available over email, in either mailing list or email digest format; however, people interested in the project can join and participate in <a href="../issue3/elib/">lis-elib</a> , the Electronic Libraries Programme mailing list (Ariadne is a project within this programme).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/article/changes-ariadne-and-how-read-web-version-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 editorial john kirriemuir elib browser cache graphics research web browser Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 136 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 5 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The editor introduces Ariadne issue 5.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>So why is this issue of the Web version of Ariadne so big, then?</p> <p>…was a question asked by several people who have watched this issue being constructed. The answer is, in one word, "awareness" (Ariadne does reside in the <a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/elib/lists/ta.html">Training and Awareness</a> section of the eLib programme). In a possibly noticeable change of direction, the Web version of Ariadne (WVA for short) will have a significantly heavier bias towards making its target audience aware of relevant and useful services and resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 editorial john kirriemuir british library d-lib magazine jisc ukerna ukoln elib browser copyright data dublin core metadata provenance research search technology web browser Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 137 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Journals Overview http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/journals.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The editor introduces descriptions of some journals, freely available over the Web, that may be of interest to librarians and information specialists.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This section contains descriptions of journals, freely available over the Web, that may be of interest to librarians and information specialists. The descriptions are written by the editors and/or publishers of the journals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/journals.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 editorial john kirriemuir d-lib magazine provenance research Tue, 19 Sep 2006 11:22:21 +0000 editor 1686 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JISC Projects Ahead http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/jisc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/jisc#author1">John MacColl</a> outlines some of the key points in JISCÆs five year strategy document.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Liberalisation of the UK Higher Education network, a drive for greater economy and efficiency, and the promotion of training and awareness, all emerge as key recommendations in the <i>Five Year Strategy, 1996-2001</i> published by the Joint Information Systems Committee last month. In his Chairman's Preface, Professor John Arbuthnott spells out JISC's role as one of "facilitating, not dictating or managing" the use of IT across the sector.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/jisc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 feature article john maccoll jisc elib algorithm bibliographic data cache copyright data set dissemination higher education multimedia research software Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 138 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Croatian Libraries: The War Is Behind Us, What Brings the Future? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/croatia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Croatian Libraries: "The war is behind us, what brings the future?": <a href="/issue5/croatia#author1">Jadranka Stojanovski</a>, the head of the Rudjer Boskovic Institute Library, describes the post-war progress made in implementing IT and networks in Croatian Libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am going to speak about Croatia and the new information technologies implemented in the Croatian libraries. How are Croatian librarians coping with the consequences of the terrible <a href="http://www.tel.fer.hr/hrvatska/WAR/WAR.html">war</a> we had from 1991 to 1995? What can be done in the situation when the whole country is being restructured and where the priority list is so long? What makes the Croatian libraries so special?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/croatia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 feature article jadranka stojanovski cataloguing copyright data database dissemination higher education infrastructure operating system research software Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 139 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Net Gains for Digital Researchers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/digital-researchers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/digital-researchers#author1">Amy Friedlander</a>, the editor of D-Lib, looks at, and towards, some of the benefits of the Web and digital technology towards how we do and present research.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Predicting the future is a risky business. On the one hand, the current instantiation of the Internet and the World Wide Web interfaces will one day become obsolete -- perhaps sooner than we think. On the other hand, some configuration of networked digital information technologies is here to stay. Moreover, many of the tools and behaviors that arise to tap the web's potential will migrate as the underlying technologies evolve. Thus, the Internet is far more than a set of data transfer protocols operating over a series of leased lines, packet switches, and servers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/digital-researchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 feature article amy friedlander d-lib magazine library of congress university of essex jisc information environment perseus archives ascii copyright data data set database digital library gis information retrieval interoperability jstor knowledge base multimedia research search technology sgml standards thesaurus video visualisation vocabularies Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 140 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk PICK: Library and Information Science Resources on the Internet http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In 1995, the Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, won funding for PICK, a project to build a gateway to quality resources in the LIS field. Here, <a href="/issue5/pick#author1">Andrew Cox</a> describes this gateway, and reviews the project's achievements at the end of the first year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update andrew cox american library association arl british library d-lib magazine ifla library association library of congress national library of australia ukoln university of wales elib niss sosig archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development database library management systems national library opac provenance research resource discovery search technology sgml software telnet url Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 141 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk BIDS Hits the Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/bids <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/bids#author1">Isobel Stark</a> takes a look at the soon to be released trial BIDS web interface.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I will come clean straight away, First, after a couple of tries I found the BIDS Telnet interface pretty intuitive and second I am on <a href="../../issue2/BIDS/intro.html">record</a> as being rather sceptical as to whether a web interface to BIDS could have the same degree of functionality as the Telnet interface. I will probably find, however, if I do a bit of searching in the archives, that similar points were raised at the time of the change from pad to Telnet access of the databases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/bids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update isobel stark archives bibliographic data bibliographic record browser copyright database passwords research search technology telnet Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 142 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web4Lib: The Library Web Manager's Electronic Discussion List http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/web4lib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/web4lib#author1">Roy Tennant</a>, Project Manager of the Digital Library Research &amp; Development at the University of California, Berkeley, describes the Web4Lib mailing list, an electronic discussion forum for library Web managers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The World Wide Web has quickly become an essential tool for librarians to communicate with their clientele, provide services, and build collections. Well over a thousand libraries around the world now have Web servers (according to <a href="http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Libweb/">Libweb</a>, a directory of library-based Web servers at <a href="http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Libweb/" title="http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Libweb/">http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Libweb/</a>), and many have public terminals available for accessing the Web. Such a rapid deployment of this technology required rapid learning by the professionals who implemented it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/web4lib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update roy tennant university of california berkeley archives browser cataloguing cd-rom collection development copyright digital library gopher metadata software web browser web resources Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 143 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Subject Trees: The Exeter Experience http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/subject-tree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/subject-tree#author1">Ian Tilsed</a>, Computing Development Officer at the University of Exeter Library, describes the building of the main University subject tree, or index, of Internet Resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The exceptional growth of the World Wide Web over the last few years has brought with it an additional and ever-expanding source of information to those with access to the Internet. Building upon the work of many gopher servers, the WWW has quickly become the popular medium for provision of information on the networks. The development of intra-nets within businesses is a testament to the accessibility of the WWW model. However, the proliferation of Internet resources, from topical sites to electronic journals, has posed a significant challenge to the information profession.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/subject-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update ian tilsed library of congress university of exeter university of york niss accessibility copyright gopher html hypertext research software tagging url Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 144 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Putting the UK on the Map http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/wolverhampton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/wolverhampton#author1">Peter Burden</a> of the University of Wolverhampton's School of Computing and Information Technology describes the history behind his clickable maps of the UK, an essential and well established (though unfunded) resource for quickly locating academic and research Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many of you are probably familiar with the WWW active maps of UK academic resources operated by the University of Wolverhampton's School of Computing and Information Technology. If you're not point your WWW browser at <a href="http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo/uk.map.html"> http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo/uk.map.html</a> before going any further. I thought it might be of interest to Ariadne readers to hear how and why these maps were created.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/wolverhampton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update peter burden imperial college london ncsa ukoln university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of manchester university of oxford university of wolverhampton archives browser copyright data database dewey decimal dns free software ftp gif gopher graphics research software standards windows Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 145 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk UKERNA: Training the Networkers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/ukerna <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/ukerna#author1">John MacCulloch</a> and <a href="/issue5/ukerna#author2">Jane Batchelor</a>, from UKERNA, detail their training course, designed for those installing, running, supporting, or managing a JANET connection.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer networking forms the basis for a whole raft of new information technologies; electronic mail, world wide web, networked data services, electronic mailing list services, electronic journals, on-demand publishing, and electronic document delivery to name but a few. Staff who are required to run services based on such technologies obviously need an understanding of the underlying networking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/ukerna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update jane batchelor john macculloch jisc ukerna copyright data higher education html software video Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 146 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Lotus Eaters On-Line: Forming an Alliance Between Groupware and the Web in a Pre-Prints System http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/formations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/formations#author1">Dan Fleming</a>, co-director of the eLib 'Formations' project and lecturer in media studies at the University of Ulster, looks at some of the issues involved in adding value to a pre-prints system by using groupware such as Lotus Notes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Among the facilities available from the scholar's workstation of the future will be access to pre-prints collections with added value. Precisely what form such 'added value' will take remains to be seen, but it will address the current tendency for on-line pre-print depositories to become largely untamed wildernesses of relatively unstructured material, with wheat and chaff mixed in frustratingly unpredictable proportions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/formations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update dan fleming ibm jisc microsoft university of ulster elib archives authentication browser copyright database graphics html interoperability java operating system research software standards url web browser Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 147 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk NewsAgent for Librarians http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/newsagent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/newsagent#author1">Mark Kerr</a>, research assistant on the NewsAgent for Libraries Project, describes a project to build a news and current awareness service for the LIS community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Information overload has created a need for information delivered to the desktop at a time, in a format and covering topics chosen by the user, not the provider.</p> <p>NewsAgent for Libraries started on April 1st 1996, and runs for two years. Located within the Electronic Journals strand of the eLib programme, the project will develop a personalised news and current awareness service for the LIS community. The main partners involved in the project are:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/newsagent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update mark kerr british library cerlim ukoln elib content provider copyright z39.50 Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 148 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk HELIX http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/helix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/helix#author1">Ruth Glynn</a> outlines the HELIX project, one of the new Images projects from the eLib programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Image collections and resources are of immense importance for research, teaching and learning across a wide spectrum of subject areas. Images may be the primary research material or may inform and enrich research which is principally text based or experimental in nature. Research carried out over the last three or four years had addressed many of the problems associated with digitization, indexing and retrieval, distribution, staffing and management issues, and problems concerned with copyright and access controls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/helix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update ruth glynn british library de montfort university elsevier ibm jisc elib archives copyright data database digitisation framework higher education licence multimedia research software syndication Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 149 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Open Journals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/open#author1">Steve Hitchcock</a> describes the Open Journals project. This involves the use of an innovative approach to handling the hyperlinks between Web-based resources, which could have significant implications for on-line journals and publishing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone involved with scholarly journals has a problem with the Web. Readers wonder whether they will find what they want, and librarians want to bring some order to the Web's unregulated chaos. Authors are concerned with recognition, and publishers with how they can make money from the Web. The Web presents many new opportunities, especially for academic works.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update steve hitchcock oxford university press university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton accessibility adobe browser copyright data database document management html multimedia research web browser Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 150 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk eLib Column http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/elib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/elib#author1">Kelly Russell</a>, the assistant co-ordinator of the eLib programme, with a few words on how the project (and the programme as a whole) can be reflected in terms of success and/or failure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>As autumn begins to paint her subtle colours across the English countryside the good folks at the Electronic Libraries Programme office find themselves raking in project annual reports. As part of the programme's evaluation strategy, all projects now up and running were required to submit a report by mid- August detailing progress to date and, more importantly, lessons learned thus far. The report was to include all the conventional contents of an annual report - facts and figures, but was also to include the projects preliminary evaluation results.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/elib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update kelly russell jisc elib ripple copyright higher education Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 151 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The International Institute for Electronic Library Research: A New Kid on the Block http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/iielr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/iielr#author1">Marilyn Deegan</a> describes the International Institute for Electronic Library Research, a significant new centre of research based at De Montfort University.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>De Montfort University is one of the largest universities in Britain, with 29,000 students based on 10 campuses in eastern and central England. Major city locations are Leicester, Lincoln, Bedford and Milton Keynes. Given the distributed nature of the University, much use has to be made of the latest information and communication technologies: video-conferencing is used extensively in teaching, and in enabling teachers and researchers to meet and talk without leaving their own campus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/iielr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update marilyn deegan british library de montfort university ibm university of oxford collection development copyright database digital library digitisation higher education information retrieval infrastructure opac preservation research search technology video Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 152 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk European Libraries Programme http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/european-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The European Libraries Programme - instant cash for libraries who can hitch a ride on the Euro gravy train? Or another limited budget R&amp;D programme for those content to live on bread and water? <a href="/issue5/european-libraries#author1">Rosalind Johnson</a> of the UK National Focal Point for the European Libraries Programme explains all.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The European Libraries Programme - more properly, the Telematics for Libraries Programme - was conceived in the early 1980s with noble aims. The wealth and diversity of Europe's information resources were seen as considerable, but it was clear that these resources were not readily available to European citizens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/european-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update rosalind johnson copyright dissemination framework information society mailbase research resource sharing Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 153 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Open Peer Review & Argumentation: Loosening the Paper Chains on Journals http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/jime <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/jime#author1">Tamara Sumner</a> and <a href="/issue5/jime#author2">Simon Buckingham Shum</a> of the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University, describe the design and implementation of the Journal of Interactive Media in Education, and some of the issues behind the approach that this journal takes to the process of scholarly review.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The emergence of the internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) have potentially profound implications for scholarly practice, particularly in the submission, review, and publication of articles in journals. However to date, much of the impact of these new technologies on journals has been on digitising the <em>products</em> of journal publication; the scholarly <em>processes</em> involved in reviewing articles remain unchanged and unsupported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/jime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update simon buckingham shum tamara sumner knowledge media institute ncsa open university university of cambridge university of illinois adobe copyright digital media html hypertext plain text research standards usability Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 154 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk FDTL: The Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/ftdl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/ftdl#author1">Gerry Taggart</a> gives a brief outline of this HEFCE funded programme of projects geared towards teaching and learning using IT.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The HEFCE has committed £8 million over the next two years to the Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL), a new initiative aimed at stimulating developments and promoting good practice across the higher education sector.</p> <p>This is the first time that the Council has linked the results of its quality assessment process to its allocation of funds to the sector. Only institutions judged to be providing high quality education were eligible to bid for project funds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/ftdl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update gerry taggart hefce university of huddersfield university of hull copyright database higher education Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 155 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk DESIRE: Development of a European Service for Information on Research and Education http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/desire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/desire#author1">Klaas Wierenga</a>, the director of DESIRE, describes this pan-European project in which the academic network services of the UK have a large stake.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.nic.surfnet.nl/surfnet/projects/desire"><b>D</b>esire</a> is a large, pan- European co-operative development project to promote the use of the World Wide Web (WWW) in the European research community. The project has attracted substantial funding from the European Union's Fourth Framework Programme.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/desire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update klaas wierenga lund university newcastle university queens university belfast university of bristol sosig access control authentication cache cataloguing copyright data framework html infrastructure multimedia research search technology standards usability Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 156 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The SURF Foundation http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/surf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/surf#author1">Jaqueline Pieters</a> describes the evolution of the SURF Foundation, a major IT co-ordination service for the Dutch academic sector.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> <title></title> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>T</b>he <a href="http://www.surfbureau.nl/engels.htm">SURF Foundation</a> was established in 1987 to co-ordinate the implementation of a multi-year plan for the improvement of the application of information technology (IT) in Dutch universities, schools for higher vocational education and research institutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/surf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update jaqueline pieters elsevier cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database digitisation higher education infrastructure library data multimedia optical character recognition research search technology software standardisation video Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 157 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk CTI (Computers in Teaching Initiative) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/cti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The CTI, set up in 1989, offers a UK-wide service to academic staff in higher education institutions through its network of 24 subject-based centres. <a href="/issue5/cti#author1">Joyce Martin</a>, acting head of the CTI Support Service, describes this HEFCE funded initiative.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The mission of the CTI is <i>"to maintain and enhance the quality of learning and increase the effectiveness of teaching through the application of appropriate learning technologies."</i></p> <p>The CTI is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department of Education for Northern Ireland. The CTI has provisional funding to run until 1999 renewable on an annual basis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/cti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update joyce martin hefce university of oxford copyright dissemination e-learning further education higher education multimedia software visualisation Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 158 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The 1996 UKOLUG State of the Art Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/ukolug <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/ukolug#author1">Melanie Lawes</a> describes the 1996 UKOLUG (UK On-Line Users Group) Annual Conference, held in Warwick last July.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>UKOLUG's State of the Art Conference, held in Warwick in July, attracted nearly 200 delegates including representatives from academia, publishing and commerce.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/ukolug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 event report melanie lawes elsevier sun microsystems elib omni project cd-rom copyright data e-learning intranet java preservation research search technology software video Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 159 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Libtech 96 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/libtech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/libtech#author1">John Kirriemuir</a> and <a href="/issue5/libtech#author2">Isobel Stark</a> with some notes and pictures from the main annual UK library exhibition: Libtech 96.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue5-libtech/bids-big.gif"> </a><img align="left" alt="At the BIDS stand" border="0" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue5-libtech/bids.gif" /> The exhibition was opened on the 4th of September by Jack Schofield, the editor of the online section of the Guardian newspaper. He gave a short speech, which included a witty section on the hassle caused by the frequent version updating of software; software where updates appeared every few weeks he named "dribbleware"!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/libtech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 event report isobel stark john kirriemuir ibm library association university of hertfordshire university of oxford university of surrey university of the west of england university of ulster acorn elib only connect copyright digital library digitisation intranet research software Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 160 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Securing HTML FORMs http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/securing-forms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/securing-forms#author1">Jon Knight</a> discusses some of the options available to the designers and implementors of HTML FORMs for providing authentication of users in a library environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>T</b>here are now many <a href="http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/">HTML</a> FORMs in use in libraries of all types. These forms are usually the front ends to <a href="http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/CGI/">Common Gateway Interface (CGI)</a> programs that implement such things as webopacs, electronic ILL requests and access to backend databases. Often these FORMs have to be authenticated to ensure that only valid library users can make use of the services. Web browsers and servers offer a number of a facilities for doing this authentication, each with different benefits and problems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/securing-forms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 tooled up jon knight algorithm apache authentication browser data database html passwords plain text rfc standards web browser Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 161 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Netskills Corner: Beneath the Surface of Your Web Pages http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/netskills-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/netskills-corner#author1">Brian Kelly</a> looks beneath the surface of HTML pages and provides advice on the design of the underlying directory structure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pick up a book or read an article on HTML design and what will you find: advice on the use of graphics in Web pages, using tables and providing animation in your pages using technologies such as animated GIFs and client-pull or server-push, use of plug-in software, such as Shockwave, or programming environments such as Java and ActiveX.</p> <p>There is, however, much more to the design of HTML pages than the appearance as seen by the end user. Of particular importance to the future maintenance of a large set of HTML pages is the underlying directory structure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/netskills-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 tooled up brian kelly microsoft ukoln university of bath database doc ftp graphics html hypertext java microsoft office software url web services windows Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 162 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata for the Masses http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/metadata-masses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/metadata-masses#author1">Paul Miller</a> describes Dublin Core and several ideas for how it can be implemented.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>Metadata</b>. The word is increasingly to be found bandied about amongst the Web <i>cognoscenti</i>, but what exactly is it, and is it something that can be of value to you and your work? This article aims to explore some of the issues involved in metadata and then, concentrating specifically upon the Dublin Core, move on to show in a non-technical fashion how metadata may be used by anyone to make their material more accessible. A <a href="#refs">collection of references</a> at the end of the article provides pointers to some of the current work in this field.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/metadata-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 tooled up paul miller ahds british library d-lib magazine ifla iso library of congress ncsa newcastle university oclc ordnance survey ukoln university of york w3c elib accessibility bibliographic data browser cataloguing content negotiation data data set database dtd dublin core file format framework geospatial data gif gis html hypertext identifier infrastructure internet explorer marc metadata research resource description resource discovery schema search technology software standardisation standards tei url web browser Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 163 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk D-Lib http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/dlib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/dlib#author1">William Y. Arms</a>, D-Lib publisher and <a href="/issue5/dlib#author2">Amy Friedlander</a>, the editor, describe this successful Web-based magazine that carries more technically-minded articles on all aspects of digital/electronic libraries research.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Shortly, <a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/dlib/">D-Lib Magazine</a> will go to press with our fourteenth monthly issue - and it is remarkable that even after a year, we are still using the language of print to describe something that only exists on the web. D-Lib is funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on behalf of the Information Infrastructure Technology and Applications (IITA) Working Group of the High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) program.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/dlib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 review amy friedlander william y. arms cnri d-lib magazine darpa library of congress oxford university press ukoln university of oxford eevl elib copyright digital library digitisation infrastructure national library research Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 164 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk CAUSE / EFFECT http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/cause-effect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/cause-effect#author1">Julia A. Rudy</a>, Cause/Effect Editor and Director of Publications at CAUSE, an international, nonprofit professional association for managers and users of information resources on college and university campuses, describes CAUSE/EFFECT.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Campus executives are beginning to look to information technology as a means to address many of the difficult challenges facing our colleges and universities today. Electronic information resources have become a key strategic resource of the institution in a far broader sense than bibliographic indexes, data processing, or administrative information systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/cause-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 review julia a. rudy long island university ascii bibliographic data data database digital library dissemination framework higher education html hypertext research search technology software video Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 165 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Provenance http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/provenance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/provenance#author1">Neal Chan</a> describes Provenance, a Canadian-based Web magazine for Information Professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.intergate.bc.ca/netpac/provenance/index.html"> Provenance</a>, the Electronic (Web) Magazine, started as an idea in May 1995 at a Preconference Workshop of the British Columbia Libraries Association conference. The workshop was "Networking the Pacific" and was convened by Stan Skrzeszewski and the 60 plus participants can from throughout the Pacific Rim. The actual idea of a newsletter was refined over a beer with Carol Joling, IDRC who has continued to be a guiding spirit, for the magazine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/provenance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 review neal chan archives html national library provenance research Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 166 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/academic-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/academic-media#author1">Lori Widzinski</a>, the editor, describes the evolution of MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>MC Journal: <a href="http://wings.buffalo.edu/publications/mcjrnl/"> The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship (MCJ)</a> made its debut in April 1992 as a peer-reviewed electronic journal on the Internet. The concept for a peer-reviewed journal in academic media librarianship arose after an extensive literature search revealed very little regard for this specialty. There are several scholarly publications in librarianship, but none in the U.S. focusing exclusively on academic media librarianship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/academic-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 review lori widzinski accessibility ascii cataloguing copyright ftp gopher higher education multimedia search technology software Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 167 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Katharine Sharp Review http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/katharine-sharp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/katharine-sharp#author1">Kevin Ward</a>, the editor of the Katherine Sharp Review, gives an overview of the first two years of this major journal for Librarians, and looks to its future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I would like to think that library and information science education is preparing students for employment as traditional librarians, information professionals, or even future LIS educators. In each of these areas there is a call for publication as a requirement for tenure or promotion, or perhaps even as a requirement for attaining the position. Thus it would be of some importance if the student has had some sort of experience with the procedures and expectations before arriving in the workplace or interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/katharine-sharp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 review kevin ward microsoft university of illinois ascii browser ftp graphics internet explorer mac os research rtf Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 168 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Info on the Net http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/copyright <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/copyright#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> takes a look at some of the Web sites and Bulletin Boards that contain information on copyright issues.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Copyright is an exceptionally popular subject on the Web, as a simple search on Alta Vista or one of the Web Crawlers will show. The usual rag bag of articles, advertising announcements, academic sites and so on will be picked up by such searches. In this brief article, I want to draw attention to some of the sites that I find useful when wandering lost in cyberspace. The sites are in no particular order, and many of them are linked to each other. I have given them a personal smiley rating as follows:</p> <p><center><b>:-| Good site</b> <p><b>:-) Very good site</b></p> </center></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/copyright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column charles oppenheim cni de montfort university tilburg university browser copyright data graphics html intellectual property licence multimedia research search technology software url Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 169 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner: Commercial Partnerships in the Public Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/public-libraries#author1">Sarah Ormes</a> looks at the increase of net access in public libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When walking into Bath Central Library readers would find it impossible not to notice Cybercity. Cybercity, as the prefix 'cyber' suggests, is an Internet project. Situated just beyond the issue and return desk Cybercity' consists of a screened off area which contains five PCs. Each of these PCs offers access to the Internet via a broad bandwidth leased line. The centre is fully staffed and has instantly available technical support. It is usually extremely busy with members of the public (at certain times of the day) queuing up to use the computers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column sarah ormes software Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 170 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Wire: Interview with Jasper Tredgold http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/wire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/wire#author1">Jasper Tredgold</a> is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>What do you do in the world of networking/libraries/WWW?</b></p> <p>I provide technical support for the <a href="http://sosig.ac.uk/">SOSIG</a> project and a few other web services.</p> <p><b>... and how did you get into this area?</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/wire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column jasper tredgold microsoft university of bristol sosig browser cache data database html internet explorer java mobile perl search technology software subject gateway web browser web development web services Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 171 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk InfoSeek Ultra: (Yet Another) Web Search Engine http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/web-searching <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/web-searching#author1">Tracey Stanley</a> looks at InfoSeek Ultra, a new search engine which claims to allow searching on a index of 50 million Web pages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="InfoSeek_Ultra:_What_is_it">InfoSeek Ultra: What is it?</h3> <p><a href="http://ultra.infoseek.com/">InfoSeek Ultra</a> (<a href="http://ultra.infoseek.com" title="http://ultra.infoseek.com">http://ultra.infoseek.com</a>) is a new search engine service from the InfoSeek Corporation, a Californian company with some years experience of developing Web search engines and Internet directories.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/web-searching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column tracey stanley database html java search technology software standards url web resources Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 172 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OMNI-corner: Patient Information on the Web – Doctor on Your Desktop? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/omni-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/omni-corner#author1">Sue Welsh</a>, the OMNI maintainer, examines the perils of using the Internet as a substitute for your local family practitioner.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'm an E.R. fan, you're an E.R. fan and official figures indicate we're not alone. There's plenty of choice these days if your taste in entertainment is medical. Millions of us eavesdrop on the physician/patient relationship every week, both the medical ones and otherwise. Sometimes it is a lot more interesting than real life. However, when it comes to being sick, most of us would agree, you can't beat a bone-fide, qualified medic. We wouldn't take advice from Dr. Green, charming though he is, because, well, he's not a real doctor, obviously.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/omni-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column sue welsh university of oxford elib archives database licence provenance research Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 173 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk British Library Corner: Text and the Internet http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/british-library <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/british-library#author1">Graham Jefcoate</a>, a Research Analyst from the British Library Research and Innovation Centre will be writing this regular column for the remaining issues of Ariadne. In this issue, Graham gives us the text of his Libtech talk: Text and the Internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the text of a paper given at Libtech 96 on 5 September 1996 in a session organised by the British Library's Centre for the Book. The author regards it - in the nature of texts on the Internet - as a "work in progress" and welcomes corrections and comments. He hopes to improve the text on the basis of comments received and will, of course, acknowledge their source!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/british-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column graham jefcoate british library national library of the netherlands portico elib accessibility archives browser cataloguing cd-rom data digital library dissemination graphics html hypertext identifier information society java national library research resource description search technology software url video web browser windows Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 174 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk