Table of contents: issue8 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/361/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 8 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/web-edit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/web-edit#author1">John Kirriemuir</a> with the editorial for the Web version of Ariadne issue 8.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to issue 8 of the Web version of Ariadne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/web-edit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 editorial john kirriemuir d-lib magazine ifla ukoln university of bath elib digital library dissemination higher education infrastructure research Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 264 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 8 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/print-edit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/print-edit#author1">John MacColl</a> with the editorial for the Print version of Ariadne issue 8.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The impact of the eLib programme <a href="#REF1">[1]</a>, now two years old, is becoming increasingly apparent in the electronic library infrastructure of the UK and beyond. The significance of the work of the MODELS <a href="#REF2">[2]</a> project in designing a national system of resource discovery, is recognised by the new Call for proposals from JISC's Committee for Electronic Information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/print-edit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 editorial john maccoll jisc elib cataloguing infrastructure metadata research resource discovery Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 265 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Formats for the Electronic Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/electronic-formats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/electronic-formats#author1">Judith Wusteman</a> describes the document formats used in electronic serials.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every day, subscribers to the the NewJour mailing list <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> receive notification of new Internet-available electronic serials. The NewJour definition of a serial covers everything from journals to magazines and newsletters; from the <i>British Accounting Review</i> to <i>Ariadne</i>, to The (virtual) <i>Baguette</i> and <i>I Love My Nanny</i>. Some days, a dozen or more publications are announced. As of 13th February 1997, the NewJour archive contained 3,240 items.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/electronic-formats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article judith wusteman apple d-lib magazine elsevier imperial college london institute of physics iso microsoft mpeg oclc sun microsystems ukoln university college dublin university of chicago university of illinois university of pennsylvania w3c yale university elib accessibility adobe aiff archives ascii avi bibliographic data browser copyright data database digital library dissemination document format dtd ejournal file format flash ftp gif gopher graphics html hypertext internet explorer java javascript jpeg latex licence multimedia operating system plain text png programming language quicktime realaudio sgml software standardisation standards streaming tiff video wav web browser windows xml Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 266 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Reaching the OPAC: Java Telnet http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/java-telnet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/java-telnet#author1">Bill Drew</a> writes about accessing his library's OPAC within a web page using Java Telnet. He looks at the need, implementation, problems, and opportunities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many remote users of our library catalog <a href="#REF1">[1]</a> have difficulty accessing it via telnet or dial-up for several reasons. It is available via telnet through a URL on our homepage <a href="#REF2">[2]</a>. Some problems using the OPAC include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/java-telnet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article bill drew birkbeck college morrisville state college university of london gnu browser cataloguing free software html internet explorer java javascript licence named entity recognition opac research search technology software telnet url windows z39.50 zip Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 267 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Late Night News: The Electronic Telegraph http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/telegraph <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A night in the life of the Electronic Telegraph. <a href="/issue8/telegraph#author1">Emma Worsfold</a> sits in on the editors' shift at ET.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue8-telegraph/proof.gif" align="LEFT" height="240" width="320" /> <b>7pm.</b> I take the Docklands Light Railway to Canary Wharf. High up in the tower is The Telegraph Group. The Electronic Telegraph <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> (known as ET, and not <i>the</i> ET I'm told) sits one floor above The Daily Telegraph, which occupies several floors. A small man in a very large foyer hands me a security tag, and a member of staff comes down to collect me, since a swipe card is needed for all internal doors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/telegraph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article emma worsfold university of bristol sosig archives html hypertext java mac os research search technology Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 268 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk CEI Looks for Bold Response http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/cover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/cover#author1">John MacColl</a> describes the new call for proposals for further eLib programme work.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> this month releases a circular inviting higher education librarians and information staff to propose ways of developing the electronic library infrastructure of the UK. The document begins by retracing the creation of 'the successful eLib programme <a href="#fn2">[2]</a>', starting with the Follett Report of 1993, and moving forward to the present time with 60 funded projects across the UK.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article john maccoll jisc elib archives bibliographic data cataloguing database digital preservation dissemination higher education infrastructure preservation resource discovery standards z39.50 Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 269 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Paper House of Cards (And Why It's Taking So Long to Collapse) http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/harnad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In our previous issue, <a href="../issue7/fytton">Fytton Rowland</a> defended the continuation of print research journals into the networked age. Here, <a href="/issue8/harnad#author1">Stevan Harnad</a> presents a different case.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>One cannot disagree with most of what Fytton Rowland wrote in his Ariadne article: The four chief functions of the scholarly literature are indeed the ones he listed: quality control, information dissemination, archiving and academic credit. He is quite right about the indispensability of peer review <a href="#REF1">[1]</a>, <a href="#REF2">[2]</a>, <a href="#REF3">[3]</a>, and about how the safety of our bridges and of our very bodies depends on it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/harnad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article stevan harnad association of research libraries elsevier hefce institute of physics library association massachusetts institute of technology university of cambridge university of southampton archives dissemination dublin core ftp higher education information society licence multimedia research search technology url Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 270 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk COPAC: The New Nationally Accessible Union Catalogue http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/copac <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/copac#author1">Shirley Cousins</a> introduces COPAC and discusses some of the issues involved in the ongoing development of a consolidated union OPAC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Introduction">1. Introduction</h3> <p>COPAC is a new consolidated union catalogue which provides free access to a database of records provided by members of the Consortium of University Research Libraries (CURL). The CURL database has been in existence since 1987, permitting record exchange between member libraries and providing a reference service to library staff, and it has long been felt that the database would be of value to the wider academic community. COPAC is the product of a JISC funded project to make the CURL database accessible to the research community as a whole.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/copac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article shirley cousins british library jisc university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of glasgow university of leeds university of manchester university of oxford elib algorithm bibliographic data browser cataloguing copac data database marc opac passwords research search technology software tagging telnet z39.50 Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 271 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Patient Education: A Role for Multimedia http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/patient-education <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/patient-education#author1">Paul Garrud</a> discusses the potential for on-line patient education multimedia.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue8-patient-education/fig1.gif" align="LEFT" height="240" width="137" /> Multimedia has been used as a learning resource in HE for a few years now. Whilst some early products were little more than books-on-CD-ROM, current material commonly uses the additional functionality that multimedia offers - e.g. animation. Programs intended primarily for higher education, however, still mostly lack the appeal of commercial "edutainment".</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/patient-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article paul garrud university of nottingham cd-rom e-learning higher education multimedia research software Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 272 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk INFOMINE http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/infomine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/infomine#author1">Steve Mitchell</a> describes INFOMINE, an impressive attempt to build a Web-based virtual library for the academic community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/infomine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 feature article steve mitchell library of congress stanford university university of california, santa barbara a2z jisc information environment cataloguing collection development database dublin core ftp gopher html hypertext lcsh marc research search technology subject heading Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 273 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Glimpse at EEVLs' Evaluation http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/eevl-evaluation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A Glimpse at EEVLs' Evaluation: <a href="/issue8/eevl-evaluation#author1">Malcolm Moffat</a>, Database Officer for the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library (EEVL) project, describes some findings from an initial evaluative study.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/eevl-evaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update malcolm moffat eevl elib archives bibliographic data database research search technology software Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 274 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JEDDS: Joint Electronic Document Delivery Software Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/jedds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/jedds#author1">Kerry Blinco</a> provides details of a global electronic document delivery project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>JEDDS is the Joint Electronic Document Delivery Software <a href="#REF1">[1]</a> project. The project aims to develop electronic document delivery to the desktop based on MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions). It also seeks to improve the efficiency of document delivery services by providing links between document delivery systems and interlibrary loan management systems, and to foster the adoption of document delivery standards. JEDDS is partly funded under the eLib <a href="#REF2">[2]</a> Programme.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/jedds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update kerry blinco griffith university national library of australia elib infrastructure national library research software windows Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 275 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MODELS: MOving to Distributed Environments for Library Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/models <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/models#author1">Rosemary Russell</a> shows how MODELS are built from clumps.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>MODELS (MOving to Distributed Environments for Library Services) <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> is one of the three eLib Supporting Studies <a href="#fn2">[2]</a> projects. It was intended that projects in this area of the programme would help to define issues in more detail and set parameters for other work. In addition to fulfilling this role, MODELS has generated several significant national initiatives and achieved some important results for the management of distributed library services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update rosemary russell ahds british library jisc oclc ukoln university of bath elib archives data framework identifier metadata resource description resource discovery z39.50 Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 276 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk RUDI: Resource for Urban Design Information Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/rudi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/rudi#author1">Alan Reeve</a> maps out a new site in urban design.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/rudi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update alan reeve british library de montfort university jisc oxford brookes university university of hertfordshire university of oxford copyright dissemination metadata research search technology Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 277 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WoPEc: Electronic Working Papers in Economics Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/wopec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/wopec#author1">Thomas Krichel</a> describes WoPEc, a working papers project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/wopec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update thomas krichel university of surrey elib archives bibliographic data database free software ftp metadata research search technology software Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 278 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Resource Discovery Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/resource-discovery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As <a href="/issue8/resource-discovery#author1">Renato Iannella</a> shows, the Resource Discovery project at the DSTC in Australia is investigating issues to do with information discovery and access across large heterogeneous networks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Resource_Discovery_at_DSTC">Resource Discovery at DSTC</h3> <p>The Resource Discovery Project is one of the major research units of the <a href="http://www.dstc.edu.au">Distributed Systems Technology Centre</a> (DSTC). The DSTC is one of over 60 co-operative research centres in Australia and is a Federally and commercially funded non-profit company. The DSTC has over 25 participating organisations which provide resources to the research program, including, direct funding, seconded staff, hardware and software, and importantly, research problems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/resource-discovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update renato iannella cni distributed systems technology centre university of queensland authentication browser cataloguing copyright data database dublin core framework html identifier information retrieval metadata ontologies pics purl repositories research resource discovery search technology sgml software standards url urn x.500 z39.50 Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 279 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SETIS: Electronic Texts at the University of Sydney Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/scholarly-electronic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/scholarly-electronic#author1">Creagh Cole</a> describes a project dedicated to providing in-house access to a large number of electronic texts on CD-ROM.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/scholarly-electronic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update creagh cole ibm stanford university university of oxford university of sydney university of virginia archives bibliographic data browser cd-rom database digitisation dtd ead html internet explorer ocr research search technology sgml software standards tei thesaurus web browser Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 280 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Monash University Electronic Reserve Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/electronic-reserve <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/electronic-reserve#author1">Hans W. Groenewegen</a>, <a href="/issue8/electronic-reserve#author2">Debbie Hedger</a> and <a href="/issue8/electronic-reserve#author3">Iris Radulescu</a> describe Monash University's Electronic Reserve Project which is at the core of the electronic library project at the University's new Berwick campus.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Monash University is one of the largest universities in Australia. It has six campuses, five in metropolitan Melbourne, of which the biggest is in the suburb of Clayton, approximately 30 kilometers from the Central Business District and one in the South Eastern region of the State (the La Trobe Valley). Its newest campus is located at Berwick a major population growth centre, south-east of Melbourne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/electronic-reserve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update debbie hedger hans w. groenewegen iris radulescu ibm microsoft monash university adobe algorithm browser cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database file format ftp gif graphics html identifier intellectual property jpeg licence lzw opac passwords research search technology software tiff url windows Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 281 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Preserving Oral History Recordings http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/oral-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/oral-history#author1">Colin Webb</a> and <a href="/issue8/oral-history#author2">Kevin Bradley</a> look at some of the practical realities, and implications, of introducing digital technology into the sound preservation functions of the National Library of Australia.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Like many national, regional and research libraries, the National Library of Australia (NLA) is actively facing a wide range of challenges associated with using digital technology to improve access to its collections. In at least one area this is not discretionary: the Oral History collections are intrinsically affected by technological change and without moving to digital, access to the collections will be lost as analogue audio technology loses market support. The NLA is implementing a strategy to bridge the difficult transition between fully analogue and fully digital environments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/oral-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update colin webb kevin bradley bbc british library library of congress national library of australia accessibility archives cataloguing collection development copyright data digital audio digital media digitisation metadata multimedia national library preservation research software standards Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 282 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Australian Co-operative Digitisation Project, 1840-45 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/digitisation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/digitisation#author1">Ross Coleman</a> describes a project which will create a unique research infrastructure in Australian studies through the digital conversion of Australian serials and fiction of the seminal period 1840-45.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project, 1840-45 <a href="#REF1">[1]</a> (ACDP) is a collaborative project between the University of Sydney Library, the State Library of New South Wales, the National Library of Australia and Monash University Library funded through a Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Infrastructure (Facilities and Equipment) Program grant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/digitisation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 project update ross coleman cornell university library of congress monash university national library of australia university of oxford university of sydney university of virginia yale university elib archives ascii bibliographic data copyright data digital library digitisation gif infrastructure jstor multimedia national library ocr preservation repositories research resource sharing sgml software tei Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 283 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Making a MARC With Dublin Core http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/marc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/marc#author1">Jon Knight</a> revisits his Perl module for processing MARC records that was introduced in the last issue and adds UNIMARC, USMARC and a script that converts Dublin Core metadata into USMARC records.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the last issue of Ariadne the basic layout of the MAchine Readable Catalogue (MARC) records <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> used by most library systems worldwide was introduced. The article also described the first release of a Perl module that can be used for processing MARC records. Since that article was published, a number of people have been in touch saying that they either were developing similar in-house MARC processing software or were planning on developing something similar for public usage themselves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/marc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 tooled up jon knight british library ietf ifla library of congress talis elib bibliographic data cataloguing data dublin core ftp html hypertext identifier internet explorer marc metadata perl schema sgml simple dublin core software standards Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 284 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Introducing Web Focus http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>UK Web Focus - a strange job title. What is it? What does it do? In this article <a href="/issue8/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> describes his role as UK Web Focus, his previous involvement with the Web and his work as the JISC representative on the World Wide Web Consortium.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 tooled up brian kelly ietf jisc microsoft ucisa ukoln university of bath university of leeds w3c web futures archives browser css dissemination gopher graphics higher education html hypertext infrastructure internet explorer interoperability java mailbase metadata multimedia pics software url web services Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 285 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk From MERCI to DESIRE: European Digital Library Projects http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/netskills-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/netskills-corner#author1">Dave Hartland</a> writes the Netskills Corner column for this edition. In it, he provides a brief overview of some of the EU-funded Telematics for Research projects.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/netskills-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 tooled up dave hartland newcastle university ukerna university of leeds university of salford elib sosig cache cataloguing data dissemination framework higher education infrastructure multimedia research search technology url video videoconferencing x.500 Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 286 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Performance and Security: Notes for System Administrators http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/unix-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Performance and Security - Notes for System Administrators: <a href="/issue8/unix-security#author1">Andy Powell</a> offers some hints and tips on the performance and security aspects of running electronic library services on UNIX based machines.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The eLib Technical Concertation day last November brought together techies from many of the eLib projects. (See Clare McClean's report in Ariadne issue 6 for more details <a href="#REF1">[1]</a>). A wide range of the technical issues associated with running electronic library services were discussed at the meeting but inevitably, given the time constraints, some of these were not covered in any great detail.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/unix-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 tooled up andy powell ukoln university of bath w3c elib access control apache api archives bsd cache data dns ftp graphics html operating system passwords perl research rfc secure shell software solaris ssh Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 287 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the Public Libraries Corner for this issue, a guest writer, <a href="/issue8/public-libraries#author1">Catherine Wrathall</a>, writes about the current provision of Internet-based community information in public libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 regular column catherine wrathall library association manchester metropolitan university university of cambridge university of sheffield bibliographic data cd-rom licence research search technology software Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 288 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Access for the Disabled: ASK http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/web-access <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/web-access#author1">Cathy Murtha</a> describes a simple, but effective, library enquiry system, of use to disabled and non-disabled people.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/web-access" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 regular column cathy murtha research Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 289 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Wire: Interview with Icarus Sparry http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/wire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In his own words, <a href="/issue8/wire#author1">Icarus Sparry</a> tells us how what he is doing at the University of Bath, as well as revealing his own opinions on various aspects of networking, such as firewalls and network charging.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>What do do you? </b><br />My job title is 'Computer Officer', and I do everything connected with computers. I am essentially third line support, as I was not brought up to tolerate fools.</p> <p><b>How did you get into this job ie what did you do before? </b><br />I used to work in Electrical Engineering, working on data transmission systems over mobile radio links.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/wire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 regular column icarus sparry bbc university of bath cache copyright data internet explorer java javascript mobile research search technology telnet web browser Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 290 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engine Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/search-engines#author1">Tracey Stanley</a> looks at 'Push', where a network-based service 'pushes' information to your machine, rather than you 'pulling' information from the service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 regular column tracey stanley microsoft university of leeds eevl elib browser database internet explorer java multimedia research search technology software standards url web browser windows Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 291 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OMNI Corner: New Societies for the Exploitation of Medicine on the Internet http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/omni-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/omni-corner#author1">Sue Welsh</a> looks at developments of interest to medics publishing on the Internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/omni-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 regular column sue welsh elib mrc mailbase research software Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 292 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Your Way: The Natural History Museum http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/down-your-way <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/down-your-way#author1">John Kirriemuir</a> takes in megabytes of trilobites at the Natural History Museum.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/down-your-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 regular column john kirriemuir imperial college london london business school ukoln university of bath elib cd-rom content provider copyright database digitisation dissemination infrastructure metadata multimedia preservation research search technology Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 293 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk View from the Hill - Jon Ferguy http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/view <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Do networks play any part in the making of films? <a href="/issue8/view#author1">Isobel Stark</a> is shaken (not stirred) when she finds out more from <a href="/issue8/view#author2">Jon Ferguy</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 regular column isobel stark jon ferguy ukoln university of bath data intranet standards video Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 294 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Around the Table – Engineering http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/around-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/around-table#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> casts an EEVL eye over engineering resources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/around-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 regular column roddy macleod heriot-watt university university of oxford eevl elib niss cataloguing data database ejournal higher education hypertext passwords research software video visualisation Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 295 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Interface: Jane Core http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/interface <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/interface#author1">Chris Bailey</a> discusses librarians and learning with <a href="/issue8/interface#author2">Jane Core</a> of EduLib.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/interface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 regular column chris bailey jane core university of abertay dundee university of hull elib bibliographic data higher education portfolio Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 296 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Under With the Dublin Core http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/canberra-metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/canberra-metadata#author1">Paul Miller</a> and <a href="/issue8/canberra-metadata#author2">Tony Gill</a> offer a view of the recent Dublin Core metadata workshop in the Australian capital, Canberra.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Continuing a long and glorious tradition, the 4th Dublin Core Workshop <a href="#fn1">[1]</a> last month went to a really nice country and picked one of the least lively settlements in which to meet. Admittedly, in the company of such as Dublin (Ohio, USA, rather than the somewhat more picturesque capital of Eire) and Coventry, Canberra did rather manage to shine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/canberra-metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 event report paul miller tony gill ahds apple distributed systems technology centre national library of australia ncsa oclc ukoln university of kent university of sydney w3c elib cataloguing data dtd dublin core html hypertext identifier lcsh marc metadata national library opera pics resource description resource discovery rfc standards url Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 297 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Beyond the Beginning: The Global Digital Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/global-digital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/global-digital#author1">Hazel Gott</a> introduces a major Digital Library event, taking place this June in London.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/global-digital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 event report hazel gott british library cni coalition for networked information jisc ukoln university of west london elib copyright digital library higher education intellectual property metadata research url Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 298 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Unique Identifiers in a Digital World http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/unique-identifiers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/unique-identifiers#author1">Andy Powell</a> reports on a seminar organised jointly by Book Industry Communication and the UKOLN on the use of unique identifiers in electronic publishing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On the afternoon of Friday the 14 March more than 50 people involved in electronic publishing met for a seminar reviewing recent developments in the unique identification of digital objects. Delegates included representatives of publishers, libraries and other organisations. The seminar was organised jointly by Book Industry Communication (BIC) and the UK Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN) with support from the eLib programme. A brief report follows:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/unique-identifiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 event report andy powell cnri editeur elsevier ietf iso ukoln university of bath elib bibliographic control bibliographic data cd-rom copyright database digital object identifier doi handle system identifier multimedia research resource discovery search technology software standards url urn video Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 299 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Disabil-IT? Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/disabilities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/disabilities#author1">Isobel Stark</a> reports from the February 1997 Disabil-IT? conference, aimed at library and computing services staff to help raise awareness of issues related to IT provision for students with disabilities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/disabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 event report isobel stark open university ukoln university of bath university of wales accessibility cd-rom digital audio e-learning higher education multimedia opac software video Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 300 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Disabil-IT? Part 2: Software for Students With Dyslexia, and Software Design Issues http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/disability-two <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/disability-two#author1">Isobel Stark</a> presents the second part of her report on the Disabil-IT? Conference. In this article, software for students with dyslexia is looked at, and issues to bear in mind when designing software which may be used by students with disabilities are listed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/disability-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 event report isobel stark alt apple ibm ukoln university of bath accessibility graphics higher education html mac os software standards windows Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 301 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ELVIRA 4 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/elvira <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/elvira#author1">Claire Davies</a> sets the scene for ELVIRA 4, the annual Electronic Library Visual Information Research Conference, May 1997 in Milton Keynes, UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/elvira" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 event report claire davies de montfort university elib accessibility copyright digital library digital repositories multimedia research software z39.50 Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 302 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk eLib and Telematics: Projects and Partnerships http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/bournemouth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue8/bournemouth#author1">Jill Beard</a> announces a conference August 1997 in the south of England that aims to bring together people and ideas from the UK eLib and European Telematics communities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/bournemouth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue8 event report jill beard bournemouth university elib digitisation research Wed, 19 Mar 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 303 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk