Table of contents: issue6 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/309/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 6 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/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 6.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ariadne: The compact edition....</p> <p>Welcome to this, issue 6 of the Web version of Ariadne. Comparisons with the last edition will show a large reduction in the number of articles, features and stories. This is explained in the <a href="/issue5/editorial/">editorial for the last edition</a>, but to recap, each edition of the Web version of Ariadne is split into two "happenings":</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 editorial john maccoll copyright search technology Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 187 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review of Where the Wild Things Are: Librarian's Guide to the Best Information on the Net http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/wild-thing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/wild-thing#author1">Marylaine Block</a> describes the construction of Where the Wild Things Are: Librarian's Guide to the Best Information on the Net.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Becoming_a_Gatekeeper_orCreating_Where_the_Wild_Things_Are:_Librarian-s_Guide_to_the_Best_Information_on_the_Net">Becoming a Gatekeeper, or,<br />Creating <a href="http://www.sau.edu/cwis/internet/wild/index.htm">Where the Wild Things Are: Librarian's Guide to the Best Information on the Net</a></h3> <p>by Marylaine Block, Associate Director for Public Services, O'Keefe Library, St. Ambrose University<br />"Where the Wild Things Are: Librarians's Guide to the Best Information on the Net" can be found at: <a href="http://www.sau.edu/cwis/internet/wild/index.htm"> http://www.sau.edu/cwis/internet/wild/index.htm</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/wild-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 review marylaine block library of congress smithsonian institution copyright data gopher higher education html mac os research search technology Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 188 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Internet Resources Newsletter from Heriot-Watt University http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/irn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/irn#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> describes a Web-based resources newsletter.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/irn/irn.html"> Internet Resources Newsletter</a> which is published by the <a href="http://www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/irc/index.html"> Internet Resource Centre</a> at <a href="http://www.hw.ac.uk/"> Heriot-Watt University</a> and edited by myself and <a href="http://www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/libgra/gordon.html"> Gordon Andrew</a> is one of a large number of Internet current awareness services, but is different from most in that it concentrates on items of interest to academics, especially those in the UK who specialise in science, engineering, and the social scien</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/irn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article roddy macleod heriot-watt university microsoft university of hull eevl niss sosig archives copyright gopher graphics higher education html mailbase search technology telnet web resources Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 189 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk How to Grow Gossamer and Keep It Untangled http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/web-guild <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/web-guild#author1">George Munroe</a> describes the experiences in establishing a large institutional web site.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Note: The Web Pages for the Queen's Webmasters Guild can be found at <a href="http://boris.qub.ac.uk/webmasters/"> http://boris.qub.ac.uk/webmasters/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/web-guild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article george munroe apple australian national university bbc ncsa queens university belfast university college london browser copyright database ftp gopher graphics html java mac os mailbase repositories software url web browser web services Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 190 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Information Strategies Get Down to Business http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/cover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/cover#author1">John MacColl</a> on the JISC approach to Information Strategies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Information is the foundation on which any strategic plan is based" stated Gareth Roberts, Vice- Chancellor of the <a href="http://www.shef.ac.uk/">University of Sheffield</a> and Chair of the <a href="http://www.cvcp.ac.uk/">Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals (CVCP)</a>, opening a conference of University Librarians, Computing Centre Directors and Directors of Information Services in Sheffield last month. Universities, like many large companies, now recognise that information is a resource which can be used to strategic advantage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article john maccoll hefce jisc kings college london university of cambridge university of sheffield university of sussex copyright higher education Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 191 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Infopolecon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/lindsay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/lindsay#author1">John Lindsay</a> comments on the evolution of the UK network infrastructure, and the problems arguably generated along the way.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jeremy Bentham coined the term 'panopticon' in his proposal for a circular prison, whose cells were exposed to a central well in which the warders were located, allowing the prisoners to see all other prisoners and to be observed at all times without ever knowing when they were being watched. Bentham also promoted the idea of political economy as the greatest good for the greatest number. Drawing on his terminology as the basis for this article, I therefore propose the new term 'infopolecon' to describe the political economy of information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/lindsay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article john lindsay british library edina jisc kingston university microsoft ncsa sconul ucisa ukerna acorn elib niss browser cataloguing cd-rom copyright data data set database digital library digitisation higher education html infrastructure licence multimedia passwords rae research search technology standardisation url z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 192 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SOSIG: Training to Support Social Science Teaching and Research http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/sosig#author1">Lesly Huxley</a>, the SOSIG Documentation and Training Officer, describes the workshops that SOSIG, one of the projects from the Access to Network Resource section, run.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Meeting_end_users-_needs">Meeting end users' needs</h3> <p>Although the 'bread and butter' end user <a href="#workshops">workshops </a>in the <i>Internet for Social Scientists</i> portfolio are aimed at less-experienced netusers there are fewer absolute beginners now than there used to be. Libraries and faculties alike are establishing and developing provision of networked machines running WWW client software and some have their own excellent general Internet training programmes. Fewer sites rely on access to the Web via text-based browsers such as Lynx, with the majority of sites visited now running Netscape.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article lesly huxley iso newcastle university elib niss sosig cataloguing copyright mailbase mis portfolio research search technology software Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 193 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk From Books to Bits http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/textbooks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/textbooks#author1">Ian Brown</a> describes the transition from paper-based to Web-based textbooks, and outlines a novel solution for the production of teaching material within academia.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Time-s_up_for_the_textbook">Time's up for the textbook?</h3> <p>Don't believe the hype. The high priests of Internet hysteria frequently predict the death of the traditional print media. But regardless of the technological problems - speed, speed and speed - that currently confront the Internet, there are compelling reasons why paper-based books and journals will always exist. BYTE - a computing magazine not known for Luddite tendencies - summed them up as portability, information density and character (1995). You can't really curl up in bed with a good computer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/textbooks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article ian brown microsoft newcastle university atom cd-rom copyright streaming video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 194 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mailbase: Unique Electronic Discussion List Service for UK Higher Education Tops 100,000 Users http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/mailbase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/mailbase#author1">Morna Findlay</a> and <a href="/issue6/mailbase#author2">Elaine Blair</a> report on the passing of a milestone for UK academia's premier Mailing List resource.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The National Mailbase Service has this month welcomed its 100,000th user!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/mailbase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article elaine blair morna findlay newcastle university open university archives copyright data higher education mailbase mobile research search technology url video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 195 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk An Investigation Into World Wide Web Search Engine Use from within the UK: Preliminary Findings http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/survey#author1">Simon Stobart</a> and <a href="/issue6/survey#author2">Susan Kerridge</a> give some of the preliminary results of a JISC- funded investigation into the use of Search Engines such as Alta Vista and Lycos within the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> <title></title> </p> <p>The use of the World Wide Web (WWW) is increasing and is likely to continue to do so for the considerable future. The UK is served with a very good quality internal Internet backbone providing JANET (Joint Academic NETwork) users with a high level of bandwidth, resulting fast communications. Unfortunately, international connections from the UK are poor and it is clear that ways of addressing the limited bandwidth the UK has at its disposal have to be found.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 feature article simon stobart susan kerridge jisc ukerna university of sunderland blog cache copyright data data set gif graphics jpeg repositories research search technology url Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 196 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 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 Access V Holdings, Cranfield http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/cranfield <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/cranfield#author1">Sarah Ashton</a> reports on an event of interest to the Document Delivery community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I can only apologise for the brevity of parts of this report, and offer my excuses in the Sideline column in issue 7 of Ariadne (mid-January 1997). For reasons to be revealed there, I missed the first half of the Access v Holdings seminar, held at Cranfield University on 30th October 1996.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/cranfield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report sarah ashton cranfield university iso microsoft copyright database research search technology software video z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 206 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Allerton 1996 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/allerton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/allerton#author1">Clare Davies</a> reports on this years event in an annual conference series addressing user-centred aspects of library and information science.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Allerton Institute is an annual conference series addressing user-centred aspects of library and information science, organised by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. The conference, which this year took place from 27-29 October, is held in the disorientatingly English-stately-home-ish setting of the Robert Allerton House and Park near Monticello, Illinois. This lovely mansion and its landscaped wooded grounds were built around the turn of the century, and were later donated to the university.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/allerton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report clare davies british library indiana university library of congress university of illinois perseus copyright digital library hypertext information retrieval research search technology software standards windows Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 207 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 10th Annual Anglo-Nordic Seminar http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/lund <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/lund#author1">Kelly Russell</a> from the eLib programme describes this seminar, which heavily featured speakers and current issues relevant to the UK digital libraries movement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <title></title> </p> <p>On 11-13 October 1996 I was fortunate to be invited to participate in the 10th annual Anglo-Nordic Seminar, held in Lund, Sweden. This annual event is co-organised by the British Library and their Nordic colleagues at NORDINFO. Each year the seminar is based on a particular theme and this year it was Networking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/lund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report kelly russell british library de montfort university lund university oclc oxford university press ukoln university of oxford elib archives bibliographic control bibliographic data cataloguing copyright digital library dublin core framework ftp higher education hypertext infrastructure marc metadata national library opac research resource discovery schema search technology software unicode z39.50 Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 208 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Open Journal Trip Report http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/open-journal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Open Journal trip report: <a href="/issue6/open-journal#author1">Jon Knight</a> visits the Open Journals eLib project to investigate what research they are undertaking into electronic journal architecture and navigation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I recently visited the ELib Open Journal Project at Southampton University (see &lt;URL:<a href="http://journals.ecs.soton.ac.uk/">http://journals.ecs.soton.ac.uk/</a>&gt;). My hosts were Leslie Carr (the project manager) and Steve Hitchcock (one of the OJ researchers). The Open Journal project is part of the ELib electronic journals strand, but they have developed technology which may be of use to some of the Access to Network Resources projects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/open-journal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report jon knight elib sosig browser cache copyright database html hypertext mac os metadata operating system perl software url web browser windows Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 209 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Elib Technical Issues Concertation Day http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/technical-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/technical-day#author1">Clare McClean</a> describes a day given over to the more technical issues arising from the Electronic Libraries Programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This long-awaited and well-attended concertation day had 35 'teccies' (slang for technical / systems / computer-orientated people) in attendance. A wide range of issues were discussed, probably too many for one day and certainty too many to be covered in this article. One of the main outcomes of the day was the identification of major issues, of interest to many projects, which warrant further discussion. It was an informal day allowing for a lot of attendee input and interaction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/technical-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report clare mcclean microsoft verisign w3c digimap elib adobe apache authentication content negotiation cookie copyright data database document format dublin core html identifier internet explorer interoperability java mac os mailbase metadata mobile passwords perl sgml software standards video web browser Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 210 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Ticer Summer School on the Digital Library at Tilburg University, The Netherlands http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/tilburg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/tilburg#author1">Robert van der Zwan</a> describes a two week summer school in digital library developments at one of Europe's main research centres in this field.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For two weeks, from 4 - 16 August 1996 at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, &nbsp;a group of 60 librarians and information specialists from around the world was introduced to the strategic and practical issues relating to digital library developments. Participants came from as far afield as Japan and Costa Rica, but mostly from Western Europe, with a significant representation from the Netherlands itself. I was the only UK delegate, however three of the lecturers were from the UK including one from Ireland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/tilburg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 event report robert van der zwan de montfort university elsevier jisc open university tilburg university university of california berkeley cataloguing copyright database digital library ejournal information society infrastructure interoperability research resource discovery search technology software Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 211 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Intranets http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/intranets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/intranets#author1">Jon Knight</a> investigates what is meant by the current buzzword intranet and looks at how it may be applied in a library environment. A suggestion for a low cost entry level intranet solution is also given.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you open a computer magazine today, the chances are you will be confronted by articles and advertisements discussing how to set up a corporate <em>intranet</em>. The term intranet seems to have sprung up as if by magic in the last year or so and now many products are "intranet ready" or "intranet enabled". But what exactly is an intranet and should libraries be making use of them?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/intranets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 tooled up jon knight loughborough university apache archives browser cd-rom copyright data database dissemination free software html intranet licence linux opac operating system passwords perl scripting language software web browser Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 212 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Displaying SGML Documents on the World Wide Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sgml <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/sgml#author1">David Houghton</a> discusses a method by which documents marked up using Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML) can be used to generate a database for use in conjunction with the World Wide Web.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article discusses a method by which documents marked up using Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML) can be used to generate a database for use in conjunction with the World Wide Web. The tools discussed in this article and those that were used in experiments are all public domain or shareware packages. This demonstrates that the power and flexibilty of SGML can be utilised by the Internet community at little or no cost. The motivation for this work stems from the lack of standardisation on display techniques for SGML presentation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/sgml" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 tooled up david houghton de montfort university elsevier iso ncsa university of leeds ascii authentication bibliographic data browser copyright data database dtd ftp gif html hypertext internet explorer jpeg latex perl programming language search technology sgml software standardisation standards url web browser Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 213 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk British Library Corner: Setting Priorities for Digital Library Research, The Beginnings of a Process? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/british-library <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/british-library#author1">Graham Jefcoate</a> describes the background behind the recently announced British Library Research and Innovation Centre call for proposals in the field of digital library research.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Further details on the call for proposals mentioned in this article can be found at: <a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/papers/bl/callforproposal.html"> <a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/papers/bl/callforproposal.html" title="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/papers/bl/callforproposal.html">http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/papers/bl/callforproposal.html</a> </a> The British Library Research and Innovation Centre has initiated a process of discussion and debate among those working in the field of digital library research. This discussion is intended to help gain some idea of which issues need to be addressed and to establish how the research programmes and funding agencies in the field might set their own priorities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/british-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column graham jefcoate british library de montfort university jisc library association library of congress loughborough university nhs portico ukoln university of bath university of edinburgh university of hertfordshire university of sheffield elib archives cataloguing cd-rom copyright digital library digitisation dissemination higher education infrastructure multimedia research software subject gateway Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 214 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Battles: The Shetland News http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/copyright <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/copyright#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> takes a look at the Shetland Times versus Shetland News copyright case, and its implications for users of the World Wide Web.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 24 October 1996, Lord Hamilton gave in a Scottish court a preliminary interdict (equivalent to injunction in English law) to prevent the <i>Shetland News</i>, an Internet based newspaper, from offering links from its WWW pages to those of its rival Internet newspaper, the <i>Shetland Times</i>. Right now, the <i>Shetland News </i>is appealing for funds to help fight the case in 1997.</p> <p>The wording of the interdict includes the following key text (I trust I am not infringing copyright by reproducing it):</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/copyright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column charles oppenheim bbc wipo copyright data database hypertext intellectual property licence search technology standards url Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 215 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner: Treasure Island on the Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/public-libraries#author1">Sarah Ormes</a> looks at children's libraries and literacy, and describes the Treasure Island Web pages, a resource that shows how the potential of the Web can be used to make classic texts more accessible to a younger audience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Web pages described in this article can be found at:<br /><a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/treasure/">http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/treasure/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column sarah ormes ukoln copyright graphics html hypertext perl software video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 216 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Wire: Interview with Glen Monks http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/wire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/wire#author1">Glen Monks</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><b>I</b>'m one of these "Networked Systems Officers" type people. "Technical support," "System Administrator", call it what you will, I'm the person that every organization has to fix problems, yell at when the network is down and keep forever occupied with unending lists of minor problems. To anyone who is in my position will know, it is a self sustaining job, for every attempt to fix anything results in two things breaking.</p> <p><b>...and how did you get into this area?</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/wire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column glen monks ukoln university of bath cache cataloguing copyright data flash java mobile search technology software standards Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 217 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Yahoo: UK and Ireland http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/search-engines#author1">Tracey Stanley</a> takes a good look at a new version of an old index, Yahoo, which is aimed at the UK and Ireland.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The problem with some web search engines is that they try to do everything instead of concentrating on doing a few things very well. There's an obvious advantage, of course, to being able to have all your web searching needs served by one particular tool - you only have to learn to use one interface, remember one particular URL, train users to use one particular tool. But is it realistic to expect that we can use just one particular tool to find everything we need on the web? Can a web search tool really be all things to all users?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column tracey stanley oasis elib sosig wikipedia database graphics search technology standards url Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 218 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OMNI-Corner: Meeting the Visible Human http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/omni-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/omni-corner#author1">Sue Welsh</a> reports from the Visible Human Project Conference of October 1996, an event that brought together many of the people involved with one of the most high profile Internet-based medical resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/publications/factsheets/visible_human.html">Visible Human</a> is one of the Internets best known sites; one of its big stories. However, the size of the Visible Human Dataset (VHD) means that most of us have no way of making use of the raw data itself. We have, so far, been more impressed by the idea than the reality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/omni-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column sue welsh university of cambridge bibliographic data browser cd-rom data data set database dissemination gopher graphics latex licence national library research software standards visualisation Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 219 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Your Way: John Moores http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/john-moores <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/john-moores#author1">Isobel Stark</a> visits one of the most prominent new university library buildings of recent years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Few libraries in the UK can be as converged with computing services as at Liverpool John Moores University. In fact to talk of a library, either as a physical space or a body of staff, at all in the context of JMU is nonsensical. Since 1994 instead of a University Library, John Moores Cathedrals campus has had the Aldham Robarts Learning Resources Centre (or ARC for short).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/john-moores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column isobel stark liverpool john moores university university of bath multimedia opac software Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 220 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Interface Miriam Drake: A Rainy Night in Georgia? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/interface <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Library is still busy, as <a href="/issue6/interface#author2">Miriam Drake</a> explains to <a href="/issue6/interface#author1">Alison Kilgour</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Miriam Drake, Dean and Director of the Library and Information Centre at <a href="http://www.gatech.edu/">Georgia Institute of Technology</a>, feels that librarians should concern themselves with making money for their libraries and confesses that most of her time is spent doing just that. The climate is changing and universities have to become more and more self-sufficient. In the US, says Drake, "...there will be more jobs created by small business than big. My advice to you is to identify and seek out the potential small business starters - and be very good to them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/interface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column alison kilgour miriam drake carnegie mellon university georgia institute of technology oclc cataloguing copyright database higher education information retrieval multimedia research standards web services Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 221 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk View from the Hill: John Hatt http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/view <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/view#author1">Alison Kilgour</a> meets <a href="/issue6/view#author2">John Hatt</a>, traveller's companion turned virtual tourist.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sitting in the comfort of the kitchen in the basement of the Victorian terraced house which doubles as home and workplace, John Hatt explains how he came to be both a writer and publisher of travel books. It happened by accident. "I worked at one time as a publisher's rep, selling books around the country and doing some editing work. At one point I decided to take a sabbatical, and spent some months in Asia, Africa, and the US.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column alison kilgour john hatt copyright search technology video Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 222 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Minotaur: Nick Gibbins http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/minotaur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In Minotaur, the collective voice of Internet enthusiasts is countered by words of scepticism or caution. In this issue, <a href="/issue6/minotaur#author1">Nick Gibbins</a> gives an overview of some of the potential features that the Web does not contain, but a more functional successor to it might.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nowadays, it seems as though the only people who haven't heard of the Internet and the <a href="http://www.w3.org/">World Wide Web</a> are technophobic hermits who consider the radio to be a dangerously new invention. Indeed, the media bandwagon seems to have created hype of such a magnitude that the Web cannot possibly live up to the expectations people have been lead to have of it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/minotaur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column nick gibbins university of southampton copyright data ftp gopher hypertext search technology Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 223 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Burnside Writes http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/burnside <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/burnside#author1">John Burnside</a> on his first classroom experience of 'real' information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I remember my first history lessons as rather dull. At that time, teachers emphasised the importance of dates, as if those were the only facts that mattered, (looking back, I can see that these are the few 'facts' history has to offer). Though never an enthusiastic student, I managed to find something of interest in most subjects, but until a year before 0 Levels I contemplated the Tuesday afternoon double history period with foreboding. There were times, in that class, when I actually believed time had stopped.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/burnside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column john burnside copyright framework Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 224 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Around the Table http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Many legal resources are ideal for searching online. <a href="/issue6/table#author1">Noel Whitty</a> highlights some sites for lawyers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lawyers have a reputation for conservatism. Jokes still abound about the law professors who refuse to switch on the PC on their desk and defiantly handwrite all their work, then shamelessly thank their secretaries in prefaces for "deciphering unintelligible handwriting". Happily, such types are in a minority as the benefits of information technology are increasingly recognised in legal education and practice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column noel whitty library of congress university of edinburgh bibliographic data copyright database repositories search technology Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 225 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Poem: Henry Moore's Family http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/poem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/poem#author1">Jill Bamber</a> with this issue's poem. This poem appears in the Web magazine Living Poets , Volume 1, Number VII, April 1996. It is reprinted by permission of the editor.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>Henry Moore's Family</b></p> <p>Peering in, I see the studio floor<br />adrift with bones and fossils. He worked<br />small-scale at first, from clay maquettes<br />that washed up on the shelves. Pushed to the back<br />a marble woman waits among the shadows,<br />white arm loose across her lap.<br />He died before she flowered.</p> <p>I trail behind the group, touching families,torn from the same grey rock.<br />Her cavities are windows, flocks of sheep<br />beyond, cropping grass. Black-faced<br />and meek, they stare across the fence<br />like bundled refugees at crossing points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/poem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 odds and ends jill bamber windows Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 226 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk