Table of contents: issue6 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/309/issues/all?article-type=project%20update&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en ACORN http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/acorn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/acorn#author1">Paula Kingston</a> outlines the ACORN project, which aims to develop a transferable model for the whole process of providing electronic access to short loan journal articles.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Project ACORN (Access to Course Resources via Networks) began in August 1996 and its distinguishing features are firstly the involvement of Swets &amp; Zeitlinger (the international periodicals subscription agency) in the project consortium, and secondly its sole focus on journal articles.</p> <p>The overall aim of the project is to develop a transferable model of the whole process of making short loan journal articles available electronically, and in particular to focus on the role of a third party agent in gaining copyright clearance and providing digital copies to libraries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/acorn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update paula kingston loughborough university acorn elib adobe cataloguing copyright data database document format opac passwords rdbms usability Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 197 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Catriona II http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/catriona <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/catriona#author1">Mary Fletcher</a> introduces a new seeker after Web resources. CATRIONA II is a project from the Access to Network Resources section of the programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is an exciting period of growth in the development of electronic resources for teaching and research. Many examples of electronic resources for teaching and research such as lectures, slides and research papers are now readily available on the Web. However, a large proportion of the research and teaching material that is being created on computers is not yet available to the wider academic community. It is often only available to the creator and perhaps to local students. There can be many reasons why the electronic resources are not being made more widely available.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/catriona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update mary fletcher elib copyright infrastructure research web resources Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 198 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MIDRIB http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/midrib <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/midrib#author1">Julian Cook</a> describes a major database of medical images.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The task of MIDRIB ('Medical Images Digitised Reference Information Bank') is to create a system for the creation, storage and networked delivery of image-related information. This involves a complex chain of events that takes an image from its raw form (such as a slide on a clinician's shelf) to the point where the user can retrieve it individually from a digital networked resource of potentially hundreds of thousands of items. In between it has to be captured in digital form and described so that it can be retrieved. This sequence demands a range of processes and software tools.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/midrib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update julian cook wellcome trust midrib archives cataloguing cd-rom copyright database digitisation gif higher education medical subject headings metadata png search technology software standards Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 199 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Networked Learner Support Current Practice Case Base http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/nls-casebook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/nls-casebook#author1">Sarah Ashton</a> describes the Current Practice Case Base, an index of links to sites that demonstrate a use of networked learner support.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new addition to the NetLinkS website is the Current Practice Case Base: <a href="http://netways.shef.ac.uk/rbase/intro.htm"> [http://netways.shef.ac.uk/rbase/intro.htm]</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/nls-casebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update sarah ashton elib archives copyright higher education hypertext mailbase Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 200 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ADAM: Bits and Pieces http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/adam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/adam#author1">Tony Gill</a> presents a few bits and pieces of news regarding the ADAM project which was featured in <a href="../issue3/adam">issue 3</a> of Ariadne.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Funding_for_Networked_Resource_Discovery_and_Delivery_System">Funding for Networked Resource Discovery &amp; Delivery System</h3> <p>The ADAM project has recently been awarded additional funding to procure a database system for the ADAM Service, up to a maximum of 30,000 GBP, following a bid to the Information Services Sub Committee (ISSC) of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). This will provide a number of significant benefits:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/adam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update tony gill ahds courtauld institute of art glasgow school of art jisc university of northumbria at newcastle university of the west of england vads elib cataloguing copyright data database information retrieval resource discovery software thesaurus Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 201 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Lessons Learned from Developing and Delivering the BORGES Information Filtering Tool http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/borges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/borges#author1">Alan Smeaton</a> discusses the development and implementation of BORGES, an information filtering service for WWW pages and USENET news.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although it may appear that it is only recently that we have discovered a need for automatic information filtering, the practice of automatically filtering a flow of information has been in use for over 30 years. The emphasis in systems since the earliest days has been on the speed of the filtering operation, ensuring that it is performed as quickly as possible. Because of the volume of information now being generated and the requirement to have this filtered, issues of quality or the relevance of information filtered for a user, are now becoming increasingly important.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/borges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update alan smeaton d-lib magazine dublin city university cache copyright data database html information retrieval java lexical database passwords research search technology standardisation tagging url vocabularies wordnet Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 202 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The BNBMARC Currency Survey http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/performance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/performance#author1">Ann Chapman</a> describes the BNBMARC Currency Survey, a performance measurement survey on the supply of bibliographic records.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Performance measurement has been used as a research tool for many years, and as such has been used in some of the studies undertaken by UKOLN and its predecessor bodies (the Centre for Catalogue Research - CCR, and the Centre for Bibliographic Management). In the past few years, however, increasing demands for accountability to the public and to local and central government, combined with the requirements of compulsory competitive tendering, have led to performance measurement becoming an integral part of public sector management.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update ann chapman british library library association library of congress microsoft oclc ukoln university of cambridge university of oxford aacr2 bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing copyright data database higher education lcsh marc national library research search technology standards Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 203 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ILRT: The Institute for Learning and Research Technology http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/ilrt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/ilrt#author1">Gillian Austen</a>, External Relations Manager at the recently founded Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol, gives an overview of its structure and objectives.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT) at the University of Bristol is host to more than seventeen funded projects at the forefront of learning and research technology, including four eLib projects ranging across the subject divide, from medicine to business to social science and beyond into generic issues. In this article we describe these four projects, SOSIG, ROADS, biz/ed and MIDRIB, as well as providing an overview of the Institute and its other projects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/ilrt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update gillian austen hewlett-packard ilrt jisc tasi university of bristol university of portsmouth university of the west of england wellcome trust cain eevl elib ihr-info midrib sosig archives authentication cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database dissemination e-learning framework higher education html infrastructure intellectual property intranet mobile multimedia research resource discovery search technology software url video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 204 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EDINA: WWW, Z39.50 and All That! http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/edina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/edina#author1">Peter Burnhill</a> gives a briefing note on what EDINA and the Data Library are doing about the World Wide Web (W) and the Z39.50 Protocol (Z).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Why W? Well, a lot has been said and done about W. W clients are cheap (free?) and easy to come by. End users like them, they have point-and-click graphical interfaces. But the problem for the national bibliographic data services is how to provide access to the databases held in text management software, like BasisPlus used by both <a href="http://www.bids.ac.uk/">BIDS</a> and <a href="http://edina.ed.ac.uk/">EDINA</a>, in a way that allows users to build queries interactively, across several physical databases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/edina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 project update peter burnhill d-lib magazine edina library of congress oclc bibliographic data browser cataloguing copac copyright data database search technology software solaris web browser z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 205 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk