Table of contents: issue8 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/361/issues/all?article-type=feature%20article&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en 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