Overview of content related to 'archives hub' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/3853/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en UK Reading Experience Database http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/reading-exp-db-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/reading-exp-db-rpt#author1">Bethan Ruddock</a> reports from the launch event for the UK Reading Experience Database, held at the Betty Boothroyd Library, the Open University, Milton Keynes, on 24 February 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- start main content --><!-- start main content --><!-- v.3 with author's final edits rew --><!-- v.3 with author's final edits rew --><p>I was invited down to the Open University (OU) Betty Boothroyd Library in Milton Keynes for the launch of the UK Reading Experience Database (UK RED) [<a href="#1">1</a>]. I had been asked to attend to talk about the LOCAH Project and Linked Data, but I was also looking forward to learning about the RED Project.</p> <p>This was the first of two launch days, and was designed for librarians, archivists, and information managers. A second launch day for teachers in Higher Education was to be held in London the next day.</p> <h2 id="What_Is_UK_RED">What Is UK RED?</h2> <p>The tagline for UK RED is 'the experience of reading in Britain from 1450 to 1945', and the database brings together reading experiences, making them both searchable and browsable. What is a reading experience? It is evidence of anyone alive between the mid-15th and 20thcenturies having read and interacted with a book or other piece of writing, such as magazines, newspapers, letters - even playbills and advertisements. Ownership alone is not enough; there must be something to show that the person in question actually read the work or at least part of it.</p> <p>This information can be found in a number of places - a printed book review would be an obvious example. The RED team also find many entries in diaries. Such entries can range from simple lists of books that someone has read over the course of a year, to detailed descriptions of when and where they read a particular book, and how they felt about it. Often diary entries are not actually about the book; it is mentioned in passing and in the context of a number of other activities.</p> <p>While the owner's name on the flyleaf is not itself enough to justify a 'reading experience', annotations to the text are, as they show that the person has actually interacted with the text. Of course, you then have to consider whether the person whose name is on the flyleaf is the same as the person doing the annotating!</p> <p>RED is much more than a list of 'people who have read books'. The database aims to bring out as much information as possible about the reading experience. The interface to submit a new entry allows you to specify where the reading was taking place, all the way down to a particular room in a particular house. It also aims to identify if the reading was silent or aloud, alone or with other people; whether the book was owned by the reader, a library book, borrowed, or even stolen. All these data are then used to build up a rich database of information on who was reading what (and how!) in Britain.</p> <p>UK RED is not just concerned with reading experiences within Britain: team members also look at the reading experiences of citizens abroad. <strong>Edmund King</strong>, Research Associate, Reading Experience Database, OU, told us that, as a consequence, there are fascinating examples of what captured British soldiers were reading in prisoner-of-war (POW) camps as well as examples of what they were not allowed to read. Books in Welsh and Pakistani were banned, as well as atlases and anything about the Russian revolution. I do not know if there are corresponding records for what prisoners in UK POW camps were forbidden to read, but it would be very interesting to find out.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/reading-exp-db-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 event report bethan ruddock ahrc eduserv jisc mimas newcastle university open university talis ukoln university of manchester university of oxford archives hub dbpedia locah lucero wikipedia apache archives bibliographic data blog cataloguing copac copyright data data set database dissemination flickr higher education intellectual property linked data linux open source php provenance research software sparql sql twitter video Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1629 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 63: Consider the Users in the Field http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 63.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>For those who can either remember or are battling still to make the technology work, be it coding, integration or test, it is easy and understandable enough if the technology assumes an overwhelming profile on the horizon of one's project and daily work. It is very understandable when they privately grumble that colleagues unburdened with the minutiae of such work display a breath-taking insouciance to the consequences of asking for a change in spec because there has been an unexpected development in the requirements of the users.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 editorial richard waller apple eifl intute iso jisc michigan state university mimas wellcome library archives hub identity management toolkit identity project mobile internet detective ux2.0 aggregation archives blog born digital data digital archive digital identity digital library digitisation dissemination facebook higher education identifier interoperability ipad mashup metadata mis mobile national library podcast repositories research search technology software standards ukad usability video web 2.0 youtube Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1539 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Moving Towards Interoperability: Experiences of the Archives Hub http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/stevenson-ruddock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/stevenson-ruddock#author1">Jane Stevenson</a> and <a href="/issue63/stevenson-ruddock#author2">Bethan Ruddock</a> describe the work that the Archives Hub team has been doing to promote the sharing of content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/stevenson-ruddock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 feature article bethan ruddock jane stevenson courtauld institute of art jisc mimas university of london university of manchester archives hub dealing with data aggregation archives cataloguing data database digital archive ead interoperability portal repositories research resource discovery search technology software standards thesaurus ukad usability xml Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1546 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk An Attack on Professionalism and Scholarship? Democratising Archives and the Production of Knowledge http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/flinn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/flinn#author1">Andrew Flinn</a> describes some recent developments in democratising the archive and asks whether these developments really deserve to be viewed as a threat to professional and academic standards.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 2, based on author responses to edited version; 2010-02-12-17-27-rew --><!-- version 2, based on author responses to edited version; 2010-02-12-17-27-rew --><p>This article was originally delivered as a paper for the 'Archives 2.0: Shifting Dialogues Between Users and Archivists' conference organised by the University of Manchester's ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) in March 2009. The paper came at an opportune time. I was absorbed in a research project examining independent and community archival initiatives in the UK and exploring the possibilities of user- (or community-)generated and contributed content for archives and historical research [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Furthermore I had just received referees' comments on a proposed research project examining the potential impact of the latter developments on professional archival practice. Whilst two of the reports were very positive, one was more than a little hostile. The reviewer was scathing about the focus of the proposed research on the democratisation of knowledge production, dismissing the notion as part of a short-term political agenda that was detrimental to the idea of scholarship and one with which the archive profession should not concern itself. In particular, scorn was reserved for the idea that, in future archive catalogues, many 'voices' might be enabled 'to supplement or even supplant the single, authoritative, professional voice', an idea which was described as being, <em>in extremis</em>, 'a frontal attack on professionalism, standards and scholarship'.</p> <p>At the time of receiving this review and considering my response, I was also beginning to write my paper for the conference and had already decided that my theme would be democratising the archive. However I realised that these comments neatly encapsulated a powerful and genuine strand of thinking within the archive profession and academia more generally, which one might loosely term 'traditional'. Although there are now many user-generated content archive and heritage projects in existence, and terms such as participatory archives, Archives 2.0 and even History 2.0 are an increasingly common part of professional discourse [<a href="#2">2</a>], some, perhaps many, archivists and scholars remain deeply sceptical about the need for a democratisation of the archive and of scholarship.</p> <p>In the end the research project was supported by the AHRC despite the critical review and has now commenced [<a href="#3">3</a>]. However, in this brief article I will try to respond to this strand of thinking by, first identifying what is meant by the democratisation of the archive and why advocates of such a thing believe it to be important. I will then briefly introduce two different but linked developments (independent or community archives and user- or community-generated content), which in harness with new technologies might play a role in such a democratisation, and in so doing challenge aspects of traditional archival thinking and practice. Finally I will offer a few thoughts on the shifts in our understanding of the archive and the resistance to those shifts. Ultimately, I will suggest that rather than viewing this debate as one between the expert (or the academic or the professional) and the crowd, it is in the concept of communities that the key might be found. A successful democratised and participatory archive is one which recognises that all those who come into contact with the archive (directly or indirectly), the 'community of the record', can and do affect our understanding and knowledge of that archive.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/flinn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article andrew flinn ahrc alt mla smithsonian institution the national archives university college london university of manchester university of oxford archives hub wikipedia archives blog cataloguing curation data digitisation dissemination framework identifier preservation repositories research web 2.0 wiki Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1524 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cautionary Tales: Archives 2.0 and the Diplomatic Historian http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/kennedy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue61/kennedy#author1">Michael Kennedy</a> discusses the value of Archives 2.0 to the online version of Ireland's 'Documents on Irish Foreign Policy' series.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When I began writing this article, as a paper to a March 2009 conference on Archives 2.0 hosted by the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) at the University of Manchester, Archives 2.0 was unknown territory to me [<a href="#1">1</a>]. I am a diplomatic historian, not an archivist, and though I am an end-user of archives, I had not come across the term Archives 2.0 before.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue61/kennedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue61 feature article michael kennedy google royal irish academy the national archives university of birmingham university of manchester archives hub archives blog data framework geospatial data google analytics internet explorer metadata research search technology standards tag cloud tagging web 2.0 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1510 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SHERPA to YODL-ING: Digital Mountaineering at York http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/allinson-harbord <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/allinson-harbord#author1">Julie Allinson</a> and <a href="/issue60/allinson-harbord#author2">Elizabeth Harbord</a> describe the development of digital repositories for the University of York.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The University Library &amp; Archives' first venture into digital repositories was as part of the White Rose partnership in the original SHERPA Project [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Leeds, Sheffield and York universities have had a research partnership for some years and the library services became a consortial partner in SHERPA in 2002 to set up a joint e-prints repository called White Rose Research Online (WRRO) [<a href="#2">2</a>] . During the project which ran from 2002-2006, advocacy about Open Access and the need for wider dissemination of research outputs got underway at York.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/allinson-harbord" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 feature article elizabeth harbord julie allinson jisc sherpa the national archives university of york archives hub ethosnet safir yodl yodl-ing access control archives authentication content management copyright data digital library digital repositories digitisation dissemination ead fedora commons framework institutional repository interoperability licence metadata multimedia open access open source preservation repositories research software streaming sword protocol vle Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1485 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Archives 2.0: If We Build It, Will They Come? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/palmer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/palmer#author1">Joy Palmer</a> discusses some of the opportunities and tensions emerging around Archives 2.0, crowd-sourcing, and archival authority.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/palmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 feature article joy palmer amazon d-lib magazine jisc mimas oclc research information network the national archives university of manchester archives hub wikipedia archives blog cataloguing copac curation data digital archive digital library digitisation ead interoperability metadata preservation provenance research resource discovery search engine optimisation search technology social software software web 2.0 wiki Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1492 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Content Architecture: Exploiting and Managing Diverse Resources http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/isko-2009-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/isko-2009-rpt#author1">Jane Stevenson</a> gives a personal view of the recent UK conference organised by the International Society of Knowledge Organization.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/isko-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 event report jane stevenson bbc coalition for networked information google microsoft mimas oracle university college london university of cambridge university of manchester archives hub dbpedia wikipedia algorithm api archives browser cloud computing controlled vocabularies data data set database digitisation e-research framework identifier infrastructure infrastructure as a service knowledge base linked data lod metadata microsoft office multimedia ontologies open data rdf research resource description search technology semantic web software uri vocabularies wordpress xml Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1499 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 57:Achieving the Balance http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 57.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In her second Get Tooled Up article on the subject of remote working <a href="/issue57/guy/">Staying Connected: Technologies Supporting Remote Workers</a>, <strong>Marieke Guy</strong> takes a look at the many technologies that support remote working, from broadband to Web 2.0 social networking tools. Readers may also be interested to read her <a href="http://remoteworker.wordpress.com/">blog on remote working</a> which I am definitely finding interesting [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 editorial richard waller british library mimas oai ukoln archives hub europeana iwmw archives blog cataloguing copyright data digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dublin core framework infrastructure interoperability metadata oai-ore open access openurl preservation remote working repositories search technology soa usability web 2.0 web app web services Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1427 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Happens If I Click on This?': Experiences of the Archives Hub http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/stevenson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/stevenson#author1">Jane Stevenson</a> describes the results of usability testing for the Archives Hub Web site.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 2 2008-11-12 following Jane's final edits after her conference REW --><!-- version 2 2008-11-12 following Jane's final edits after her conference REW --><p>For online services, the importance of developing user-friendly and accessible Web sites is of paramount importance. This article is about user testing recently carried out by the Archives Hub [<a href="#1">1</a>], an online service run by Mimas [<a href="#2">2</a>], which is a national data centre that provides access to a whole range of online services for research, learning and teaching.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/stevenson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 feature article jane stevenson british library jisc mimas the national archives university of manchester archives hub wikipedia algorithm archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection description data database further education higher education hypertext preservation repositories research search technology standards usability Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1434 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Googlepository and the University Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/manuel-oppenheim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/manuel-oppenheim#author1">Sue Manuel</a> and <a href="/issue53/manuel-oppenheim#author2">Charles Oppenheim</a> discuss the concept of Google as a repository within the wider context of resource management and provision in Further and Higher Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The development of an increasing array of tools for storing, organising, managing, and searching electronic resources poses some interesting questions for those in the Higher Education sector, not least of which are: what role do repositories have in this new information environment? What effect is Google having on the information-seeking strategies of students, researchers and teachers? Where do libraries fit within the information continuum? And ultimately, what services should they look to provide for their users?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/manuel-oppenheim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 feature article charles oppenheim sue manuel alt cetis d-lib magazine dcc google ieee jisc loughborough university massachusetts institute of technology oreilly university of cambridge archives hub jisc information environment midess open library access control aggregation algorithm archives bibliographic data blog born digital cataloguing copyright data database digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories dissemination e-learning google search higher education identifier ieee lom information architecture information retrieval learning object metadata learning objects librarything lom metadata multimedia open access preservation provenance repositories research resource discovery search technology social software standards tagging usability web services web standards Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1352 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dempsey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/dempsey#author1">Lorcan Dempsey</a> considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>We have recently come through several decennial celebrations: the W3C, the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, <em>D-Lib Magazine</em>, and now <em>Ariadne</em>. What happened clearly in the mid-nineties was the convergence of the Web with more pervasive network connectivity, and this made our sense of the network as a shared space for research and learning, work and play, a more real and apparently achievable goal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dempsey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article lorcan dempsey amazon bldsc british library california digital library d-lib magazine dest google harvard university iso jisc microsoft national library of australia oai oclc research information network sakai university of virginia w3c archives hub bath information and data services dner e-framework ebank uk elib irra jisc information environment worldcat aggregation api archives authentication authentication service bibliographic data blog born digital browser cache cataloguing content management copac copyright crm curation data data set database digital asset management digital curation digital identity digital library digital preservation digitisation dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning e-research eportfolio firefox flickr framework google scholar higher education html infrastructure instant messaging institutional repository itunes learning management system library management systems metadata national library netvibes network service oai-pmh ontologies open access open source openurl personalisation portal portfolio preservation programmable web rae repositories research resource description resource discovery resource management resource sharing rss schema search technology service registry software sru standardisation tagging taxonomy uportal url visualisation vle vocabularies web 2.0 web resources web services wiki wireless z39.50 Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1207 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Improving Communications Within JISC through News Aggregation http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/davey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/davey#author1">Paul Davey</a> explains what JISC is doing to improve communications through more effective news promotion. Roddy MacLeod and Malcolm Moffat examine the technology EEVL has developed in this area.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>JISC currently funds thirty-four services across the UK. These can be divided into Network Services (e.g. JANET), Content Services (e.g. BizEd, BUFVC), Development Services (e.g. TechWatch, UKOLN), Support Services (e.g. Regional Support Centres) and Expert Services (e.g. JISC Legal). The people and communities that they serve are varied, but what unites them is that, through JISC-funding, they all carry out some function which supports the needs of UK Further and Higher Education and research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/davey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article paul davey bufvc cetis edina jisc kings college london mimas oss watch ukoln archives hub eevl zetoc aggregation archives content management content provider copac data database higher education html intranet jstor research resource discovery rss search technology software standards syndication xml Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1080 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MIMAS Ten Years on http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/mimas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/mimas#author1">Julia Chruszcz</a> looks at the ten years of MIMAS as a JISC-designated national data centre.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/ ">Joint Information Systems Committee</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] was founded by the Higher Education Funding Councils in 1993. It quickly established its sub-committees, one of which, the Information Systems Sub-committee (ISSC), reflected JISC's interest in networked information services and datasets. At its May 1993 meeting, the ISSC designated Manchester and Bath as National Data Centres. (EDINA became a JISC-designated national data centre a few years later).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/mimas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 feature article julia chruszcz british library edina jisc mimas uk data archive ukoln university college london university of essex university of manchester archives hub jisc information environment zetoc archives copac copyright data data set dissemination e-science further education higher education infrastructure jstor portfolio research search technology software url Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 969 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Collection Description in Focus http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/collection-workshops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/collection-workshops#author1">Clare McVeigh</a> and <a href="/issue32/collection-workshops#author2">Dierdre Wildy</a>: A Report on the Collection Description Focus Workshops, Nov 2001-Mar 2002</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the increasing emphasis being placed on improving access to the content of research resources in the UK, the importance of collection description as a means of ensuring that access has received a great deal of attention in recent years. The resultant debate that has surrounded the concept of collection description has been particularly fuelled by the work of the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP) and the many projects it has sponsored over the past three years [1].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/collection-workshops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 feature article clare mcveigh dierdre wildy british library university of edinburgh archives hub archives collection description copyright data dissemination metadata research resource discovery rslp schema standards thesaurus url Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 890 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The AIM25 Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/aim25 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/aim25#author1">Robert Baxter</a>, <a href="/issue31/aim25#author2">Frances Blomeley</a> and <a href="/issue31/aim25#author3">Rachel Kemsley</a> present AIM25, a project providing electronic access to descriptions of archives held in various London institutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>AIM25 (Archives in London and the M25 area), a project funded by the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP) [1], and led by King's College London, provides a single point of networked access to collection descriptions of archives held in 49 higher education (HE) institutions and learned societies in the greater London area. The project has intended, where possible, to be comprehensive in its coverage of holdings by including deposited collections, in a wide range of subject areas, and also the administrative records of the participating institutions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/aim25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 feature article frances blomeley rachel kemsley robert baxter kings college london oai school of oriental and african studies ukoln university of london archives hub archives cataloguing collection description data data set database digital archive dissemination ead framework higher education information retrieval infrastructure interoperability lcsh medical subject headings mysql national library open archives initiative perl rdf repositories research resource description rslp schema search technology sgml software standards thesaurus url z39.50 Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 870 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Collection Description Focus: Spreading the Gospel http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/cld <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/cld#author1">Bridget Robinson</a> and <a href="/issue31/cld#author2">Pete Johnston</a> with an overview of CLD activities in the first year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UK Collection Description Focus [1] was launched on 1 June 2001. It is a national post, jointly funded for a twelve-month period by the Joint Information Systems Committee/Distributed National Electronic Resource (JISC/DNER) [2], the Research Support Libraries Program (RSLP) [3] and the British Library [4]. The Focus is working towards improving co-ordination on collection description methods, schemas and tools, with the goal of ensuring consistency and compatibility of approaches across projects, disciplines, institutions and sectors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/cld" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 feature article bridget robinson pete johnston british library jisc ukoln university of bath archives hub dner jisc information environment archives collection description data data model database dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative ead interoperability metadata research resource description resource discovery rslp schema thesaurus url Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 871 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Access to Archives: England’s Contribution to the National Archive Network http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/archives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue30/archives#author1">Caroline Thibeaud</a> discusses the Archive 2 Archive project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Access to Archives project is one of the most exciting initiatives in the world of archives in England. It aims at developing a virtual national archival catalogue for the country. At a click of the mouse one will be able to find multilevel descriptions of some of the most important historical records of England. For family historians, school teachers and pupils, academic researchers or just curious life long learners the A2A gateway is a unique facility to pursue their interests and research from a PC terminal any time of the day, anywhere in the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/archives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue30 feature article caroline thibeaud british library the national archives university of bath archives hub archives cataloguing data database dtd dublin core ead framework higher education ict information retrieval information society infrastructure knowledge base metadata repositories research search technology sgml soa software standards thesaurus url xml Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:00 +0000 editor 844 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Collective Convergence: The Work of the Collection Description Focus http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/robinson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/robinson#author1">Pete Johnston</a> and Bridget Robinson outline the work of the Collection Description Focus.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UK Collection Description Focus (1) was launched on 1 June 2001. It is a national post, jointly funded for a twelve-month period by the Joint Information Systems Committee/Distributed National Electronic Resource (JISC/DNER) (2) , the Research Support Libraries Program (RSLP) (3) and the British Library (4). The Focus aims to improve co-ordination of work on collection description methods, schemas and tools, with the goal of ensuring consistency and compatibility of approaches across projects, disciplines, institutions and sectors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/robinson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 feature article pete johnston british library jisc microsoft ukoln university of bath archives hub dner archives collection description data database dissemination dtd dublin core dublin core metadata initiative ead interoperability metadata rdf research rslp schema search technology software url xml Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 826 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ACM / IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue29/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> reports on a selection of the papers given at this conference in Roanoake, Virginia, June 24-28 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This report covers a selection of the papers at the above conference, from those which I chose and was able to attend in a three-strand conference held over three days (with two additional days for workshops, which I did not attend). It includes the three keynote papers, as well as the paper which won the Vannevar Bush award for best conference paper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue29/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue29 event report john maccoll ahds amazon cerlim coalition for networked information cornell university de montfort university google ieee jisc johns hopkins university manchester metropolitan university oai university of california berkeley university of edinburgh archives hub dner internet archive perseus archives authentication biometrics born digital cataloguing copac copyright data database digital library digitisation drm dublin core ebook eprints framework gis gopher graphics identifier information retrieval information society infrastructure intellectual property interoperability java learning management system learning objects managed learning environment metadata multimedia open archives initiative personalisation portal preservation repositories research resource discovery schema search technology semantic web software standards url video visualisation vocabularies xml xml schema z39.50 Tue, 02 Oct 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 832 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Distributed National Electronic Resource and the Hybrid Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/dner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue26/dner#author1">Stephen Pinfield</a> and <a href="/issue26/dner#author2">Lorcan Dempsey</a> with an overview of the DNER.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is the relationship between the hybrid library and the DNER (the Distributed National Electronic Resource)? This paper discusses that question and suggests a number of ways in which DNER strategy and thinking can be informed by hybrid library developments. ‘Suggests’ is the word, since there is currently an investigation underway that is dealing with this question which is still to report. This is being coordinated by Stephen Pinfield, one of the authors of this article.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue26/dner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue26 feature article lorcan dempsey stephen pinfield becta jisc national science foundation oclc ukoln university of birmingham university of nottingham agora archives hub dner eevl elib jisc information environment sosig archives authentication bibliographic data collection description collection development copac data data set database digital library digital preservation framework further education geospatial data gis higher education infrastructure ldap library management systems open archives initiative personalisation preservation research resource discovery search technology semantic web sfx standards url web resources z39.50 Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000 editor 748 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk