Overview of content related to 'openurl' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/3956/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en SUSHI: Delivering Major Benefits to JUSP http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/meehan-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/meehan-et-al#author1">Paul Meehan</a>, <a href="/issue70/meehan-et-al#author2">Paul Needham</a> and <a href="/issue70/meehan-et-al#author3">Ross MacIntyre</a> explain the enormous time and cost benefits in using SUSHI to support rapid gathering of journal usage reports into the JUSP service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A full-scale implementation of the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) would not be possible without the automated data harvesting afforded by the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) protocol. Estimated time savings in excess of 97% compared with manual file handling have allowed JUSP to expand its service to more than 35 publishers and 140 institutions by September 2012. An in-house SUSHI server also allows libraries to download quality-checked data from many publishers via JUSP, removing the need to visit numerous Web sites. The protocol thus affords enormous cost and time benefits for the centralised JUSP service and for all participating institutions. JUSP has also worked closely with many publishers to develop and implement SUSHI services, pioneering work to benefit both the publishers and the UK HE community.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-meehan-et-al/jusp-logo.png" style="width: 145px; height: 133px;" title="Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)" /></p> <h2 id="JUSP:_Background_to_the_Service">JUSP: Background to the Service</h2> <p>The management of journal usage statistics can be an onerous task at the best of times. The introduction of the COUNTER [<a href="#1">1</a>] Code of Practice in 2002 was a major step forward, allowing libraries to collect consistent, audited statistics from publishers. By July 2012, 125 publishers offered the JR1 report, providing the number of successful full-text downloads. In the decade since COUNTER reports became available, analysis of the reports has become increasingly important, with library managers, staff and administrators increasingly forced to examine journal usage to inform and rationalise purchasing and renewal decisions.</p> <p>In 2004, JISC Collections commissioned a report [<a href="#2">2</a>] which concluded that there was a definite demand for a usage statistics portal for the UK HE community; with some sites subscribing to more than 100 publishers, just keeping track of access details and downloading reports was becoming a significant task in itself, much less analysing the figures therein. There followed a report into the feasibility of establishing a ‘Usage Statistics Service’ carried out by Key Perspectives Limited and in 2008 JISC issued an ITT (Invitation To Tender). By early 2009 a prototype service, known as the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) had been developed by a consortium including Evidence Base at Birmingham City University, Cranfield University, JISC Collections and Mimas at The University of Manchester; the prototype featured a handful of publishers and three institutions. However, despite a centralised service appearing feasible [<a href="#3">3</a>], the requirement to download and process data in spreadsheet format, and the attendant time taken, still precluded a full-scale implementation across UK HE.</p> <p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="COUNTER" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue70-meehan-et-al/counter-header.png" style="width: 640px; height: 45px;" title="COUNTER" /></p> <p>Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice in 2009 however mandated the use of the newly-introduced Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) protocol [<a href="#4">4</a>], a mechanism for the machine-to-machine transfer of COUNTER-compliant reports; this produced dramatic efficiencies of time and cost in the gathering of data from publishers. The JUSP team began work to implement SUSHI for a range of publishers and expanded the number of institutions. By September 2012, the service had grown significantly, whilst remaining free at point of use, and encompassed 148 participating institutions, and 35 publishers. To date more than 100 million individual points of data have been collected by JUSP, all via SUSHI, a scale that would have been impossible without such a mechanism in place or without massive additional staff costs.</p> <p>JUSP offers much more than basic access to publisher statistics, however; the JUSP Web site [<a href="#5">5</a>] details the numerous reports and analytical tools on offer, together with detailed user guides and support materials. The cornerstone of the service though is undeniably its SUSHI implementation, both in terms of gathering the COUNTER JR1 and JR1a data and - as developed more recently - its own SUSHI server, enabling institutions to re-harvest data into their own library management tools for local analysis.</p> <h2 id="JUSP_Approach_to_SUSHI_Development_and_Implementation">JUSP Approach to SUSHI Development and Implementation</h2> <p>Once the decision was made to scale JUSP into a full service, the development of SUSHI capability became of paramount importance. The team had been able to handle spreadsheets of data on a small scale, but the expected upscale to 100+ institutions and multiple publishers within a short time frame meant that this would very quickly become unmanageable and costly in staff time and effort - constraints that were proving to be a source of worry at many institutions too: while some sites could employ staff whose role revolved around usage stats gathering and analysis, this was not possible at every institution, nor especially straightforward for institutions juggling dozens, if not hundreds, of publisher agreements and deals.</p> <p>Two main issues were immediately apparent in the development of the SUSHI software. Firstly, there was a lack of any standard SUSHI client software that we could use or adapt, and, more worryingly, the lack of SUSHI support at a number of major publishers. While many publishers use an external company or platform such as Atypon, MetaPress or HighWire to collect and provide usage statistics, others had made little or no progress in implementing SUSHI support by late 2009 - where SUSHI servers were in place these were often untested or unused by consumers.</p> <p>An ultimate aim for JUSP was to develop a single piece of software that would seamlessly interact with any available SUSHI repository and download data for checking and loading into JUSP. However, the only client software available by 2009 was written and designed to work in the Windows environment, or used Java, which can be very complex to work with and of which the JUSP team had limited expertise. The challenge therefore became to develop a much simpler set of code using Perl and/or PHP, common and simple programming languages which were much more familiar to the JUSP team.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/meehan-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 feature article paul meehan paul needham ross macintyre birmingham city university cranfield university elsevier intute jisc jisc collections mimas niso university of manchester university of oxford jusp nesli pirus2 zetoc archives authentication csv data data set database digital library dublin core html identifier interoperability java multimedia openurl passwords perl php portal raptor repositories research shibboleth software standards sushi windows xml Wed, 05 Dec 2012 17:54:19 +0000 lisrw 2396 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Adapting VuFind as a Front-end to a Commercial Discovery System http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/seaman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/seaman#author1">Graham Seaman</a> describes the adaptation of an open source discovery tool, VuFind, to local needs, discusses the decisions which needed to be made in the process, and considers the implications of this process for future library discovery systems.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>VuFind is an open source discovery system originally created by Villanova University near Philadelphia [<a href="#1">1</a>] and now supported by Villanova with the participation in development of libraries around the world. It was one of the first next-generation library discovery systems in the world, made possible by the open source Solr/Lucene text indexing and search system which lies at the heart of VuFind (Solr also underlies several of the current commercial offerings, including Serials Solutions' Summon and ExLibris' Primo).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/seaman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 tooled up graham seaman google minnesota state colleges and universities national library of australia royal holloway serials solutions university of london villanova university western michigan university worldcat ajax api archives authentication cataloguing data database ejournal free software identifier institutional repository library catalogs library management systems lucene marc metadata mysql national library oai-pmh opac open source openurl php repositories resource discovery restful ruby search technology sfx software solr standards usability vufind wiki Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:06:59 +0000 lisrw 2226 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 68 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/editorial2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/editorial2#author1">The editor</a> introduces readers to the content of <em>Ariadne</em> issue 68.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am pleased to introduce you to the content of Issue 68, and to have the opportunity to remind you that you have a far larger number of channels into the publication’s content.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/editorial2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 editorial richard waller british library jisc massachusetts institute of technology national academy of sciences royal holloway sakai clif depositmo hydra opendoar repositories support project rsp aggregation archives blog cataloguing content management copyright creative commons data data citation data set digital repositories digitisation dissemination doi eprints facebook fedora commons foi framework higher education ict identifier information retrieval instant messaging institutional repository library management systems lucene metadata ms word multimedia ocr oer opac open source openurl preservation repositories research resource description resource discovery rss search technology second life sfx sharepoint software solr standardisation sword protocol taxonomy twitter vufind web 2.0 wordpress xml Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:17:06 +0000 lisrw 2322 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Looking for the Link Between Library Usage and Student Attainment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/stone-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue67/stone-et-al#author1">Graham Stone</a>, <a href="/issue67/stone-et-al#author2">Bryony Ramsden</a> and <a href="/issue67/stone-et-al#author3">Dave Pattern</a> introduce the JISC-funded Library Impact Data Project (LIDP).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/stone-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 feature article bryony ramsden dave pattern graham stone de montfort university edina jisc leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university sconul university of bradford university of exeter university of huddersfield university of salford jisc information environment authentication blog data data set ebook hashtag higher education identifier library data licence opac open access open data openurl repositories research shibboleth software twitter web 2.0 web services wiki Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1626 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk 10 Years of Zetoc http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/ronson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/ronson#author1">Jane Ronson</a> looks at how Zetoc has developed and what the future holds for the service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Zetoc [<a href="#1">1</a>] provides quality-assured, comprehensive journal table of contents data for resource discovery that users can search and have delivered straight to their in-box or desktop. In a nutshell, Zetoc is all about convenience, current awareness and comprehensive coverage. In a recent survey, one academic commented: 'This is a "one-stop shop" for relevant literature'. What is Zetoc, what has it achieved and where is it going? In this article I will look at the history of the service and how it has developed over the past decade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/ronson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 feature article jane ronson british library google harvard university heriot-watt university hewlett-packard jisc loughborough university mimas national library of wales nhs sconul stanford university university of chester university of manchester university of surrey dner my references suncat tictocs zetoc aggregation authentication bibliographic data cataloguing cloud computing copac data database further education google scholar higher education identifier national library open access openurl personalisation repositories research resource discovery rss search technology shibboleth soap software sru tag cloud z39.50 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1610 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Turning on the Lights for the User: NISO Discovery to Delivery Forum http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/niso-d2d-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/niso-d2d-rpt#author1">Laura Akerman</a> and <a href="/issue63/niso-d2d-rpt#author2">Kim Durante</a> report on Discovery to Delivery, Creating a First-Class User Experience, a NISO Forum on today's information seekers and current standards developments held in March 2010 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/niso-d2d-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 event report kim durante laura akerman amazon blackboard coalition for networked information cornell university emory university georgia institute of technology google library of congress niso oai oclc serials solutions internet archive wikipedia aggregation api application profile archives atom authentication cataloguing data database digital library digitisation drm dublin core ebook framework google books google scholar identifier interoperability jstor knowledge base marc metadata oai-pmh onix open archives initiative openurl qr code research resource sharing rss schema search technology sfx shibboleth software standardisation standards tagging video visualisation xml Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1548 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Abstract Modelling of Digital Identifiers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/nicholas-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/nicholas-et-al#author1">Nick Nicholas</a>, <a href="/issue62/nicholas-et-al#author2">Nigel Ward</a> and <a href="/issue62/nicholas-et-al#author3">Kerry Blinco</a> present an information model of digital identifiers, to help bring clarity to the vocabulary debates from which this field has suffered.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- v2, incorporating author review edits inc. lead-ins to bullet lists - 2010-02-12-19-30-rew--><!-- v2, incorporating author review edits inc. lead-ins to bullet lists - 2010-02-12-19-30-rew--><p>Discussion of digital identifiers, and persistent identifiers in particular, has often been confused by differences in underlying assumptions and approaches. To bring more clarity to such discussions, the PILIN Project has devised an abstract model of identifiers and identifier services, which is presented here in summary. Given such an abstract model, it is possible to compare different identifier schemes, despite variations in terminology; and policies and strategies can be formulated for persistence without committing to particular systems. The abstract model is formal and layered; in this article, we give an overview of the distinctions made in the model. This presentation is not exhaustive, but it presents some of the key concepts represented, and some of the insights that result.</p> <p>The main goal of the Persistent Identifier Linking Infrastructure (PILIN) project [<a href="#1">1</a>] has been to scope the infrastructure necessary for a national persistent identifier service. There are a variety of approaches and technologies already on offer for persistent digital identification of objects. But true identity persistence cannot be bound to particular technologies, domain policies, or information models: any formulation of a persistent identifier strategy needs to outlast current technologies, if the identifiers are to remain persistent in the long term.</p> <p>For that reason, PILIN has modelled the digital identifier space in the abstract. It has arrived at an ontology [<a href="#2">2</a>] and a service model [<a href="#3">3</a>] for digital identifiers, and for how they are used and managed, building on previous work in the identifier field [<a href="#4">4</a>] (including the thinking behind URI [<a href="#5">5</a>], DOI [<a href="#6">6</a>], XRI [<a href="#7">7</a>] and ARK [<a href="#8">8</a>]), as well as semiotic theory [<a href="#9">9</a>]. The ontology, as an abstract model, addresses the question 'what is (and isn't) an identifier?' and 'what does an identifier management system do?'. This more abstract view also brings clarity to the ongoing conversation of whether URIs can be (and should be) universal persistent identifiers.</p> <h2 id="Identifier_Model">Identifier Model</h2> <p>For the identifier model to be abstract, it cannot commit to a particular information model. The notion of an identifier depends crucially on the understanding that an identifier only identifies one distinct thing. But different domains will have different understandings of what things are distinct from each other, and what can legitimately count as a single thing. (This includes aggregations of objects, and different versions or snapshots of objects.) In order for the abstract identifier model to be applicable to all those domains, it cannot impose its own definitions of what things are distinct: it must rely on the distinctions specific to the domain.</p> <p>This means that information modelling is a critical prerequisite to introducing identifiers to a domain, as we discuss elsewhere [<a href="#10">10</a>]: identifier users should be able to tell whether any changes in a thing's content, presentation, or location mean it is no longer identified by the same identifier (i.e. whether the identifier is restricted to a particular version, format, or copy).</p> <p>The abstract identifier model also cannot commit to any particular protocols or service models. In fact, the abstract identifier model should not even presume the Internet as a medium. A sufficiently abstract model of identifiers should apply just as much to URLs as it does to ISBNs, or names of sheep; the model should not be inherently digital, in order to avoid restricting our understanding of identifiers to the current state of digital technologies. This means that our model of identifiers comes close to the understanding in semiotics of signs, as our definitions below make clear.</p> <p>There are two important distinctions between digital identifiers and other signs which we needed to capture. First, identifiers are managed through some system, in order to guarantee the stability of certain properties of the identifier. This is different to other signs, whose meaning is constantly renegotiated in a community. Those identifier properties requiring guarantees include the accountability and persistence of various facets of the identifier—most crucially, what is being identified. For digital identifiers, the <strong>identifier management system</strong> involves registries, accessed through defined services. An HTTP server, a PURL [<a href="#11">11</a>] registry, and an XRI registry are all instances of identifier management systems.</p> <p>Second, digital identifiers are straightforwardly <strong>actionable</strong>: actions can be made to happen in connection with the identifier. Those actions involve interacting with computers, rather than other people: the computer consistently does what the system specifies is to be done with the identifier, and has no latitude for subjective interpretation. This is in contrast with human language, which can involve complex processes of interpretation, and where there can be considerable disconnect between what a speaker intends and how a listener reacts. Because the interactions involved are much simpler, the model can concentrate on two actions which are core to digital identifiers, but which are only part of the picture in human communication: working out what is being identified (<em>resolution</em>), and accessing a representation of what is identified (<em>retrieval</em>).</p> <p>So to model managing and acting on digital identifiers, we need a concept of things that can be identified, names for things, and the relations between them. (Semiotics already gives us such concepts.) We also need a model of the systems through which identifiers are managed and acted on; what those systems do, and who requests them to do so; and what aspects of identifiers the systems manage.</p> <p>Our identifier model (as an ontology) thus encompasses:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Entities</strong> - including actors and identifier systems;</li> <li><strong>Relations</strong> between entities;</li> <li><strong>Qualities</strong>, as desirable properties of entities. Actions are typically undertaken in order to make qualities apply to entities.</li> <li><strong>Actions</strong>, as the processes carried out on entities (and corresponding to <strong>services</strong> in implementations);</li> </ul> <p>An individual identifier system can be modelled using concepts from the ontology, with an identifier system model.</p> <p>In the remainder of this article, we go through the various concepts introduced in the model under these classes. We present the concept definitions under each section, before discussing issues that arise out of them. <em>Resolution</em> and <em>Retrieval</em> are crucial actions for identifiers, whose definition involves distinct issues; they are discussed separately from other Actions. We briefly discuss the standing of HTTP URIs in the model at the end.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/nicholas-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article kerry blinco nick nicholas nigel ward d-lib magazine dest ietf oasis internet archive aggregation archives ark ascii browser cataloguing cool uri cordra curation data database digital object identifier dns document management doi e-learning ftp identifier infrastructure interoperability learning objects metadata mobile mobile phone namespace ontologies openurl persistent identifier purl repositories research rfc search technology semantic web semiotic service usage model uri url vocabularies wayback machine web browser xml xml namespaces Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1528 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="events1"></a></p> <h3 id="UKeiG_Intranet-s_Forum:_ERM-s_Knowledge_Sharing_Platform_February_2010">UKeiG Intranet's Forum: ERM's Knowledge Sharing Platform – February 2010</h3> <p>UKeiG Intranet's Forum: ERM's Knowledge Sharing Platform:<br />A chance to see one of the world's top 10 best intranets<br />Free informal Intranets Forum meeting for UKeiG members</p> <p>ERM, 2/F Exchequer Court, 33 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AA<br />Friday 26 February 2010, 4.00 - 5.30 p.m.<br /><a href="http://www.ukeig.org.uk/">http://www.ukeig.org.uk/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 news and events richard waller british library cetis cilip coalition for networked information cornell university dcc georgia institute of technology imperial college london jisc loughborough university mla niso oclc serials solutions surffoundation ucisa uk data archive ukoln university college london university of london university of manchester university of utrecht europeana internet archive accessibility archives authentication bibliographic data blog cataloguing copyright curation data data management data set database digital repositories dissemination e-government facebook flickr foi framework further education google analytics higher education ict infrastructure intellectual property interoperability intranet knowledge base knowledge management marc21 metadata ontologies open access openurl podcast portal preservation privacy repositories research resource description and access resource sharing second life social networks software standards twitter usability video web 2.0 wiki youtube Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1535 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 Get Tooled Up: SeeAlso: A Simple Linkserver Protocol http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/voss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/voss#author1">Jakob Voss</a> combines OpenSearch and unAPI to enrich catalogues.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- 2008-11-11 REW v2 to take in final edits on code fragments, etc --><!-- 2008-11-11 REW v2 to take in final edits on code fragments, etc --><p>In recent years the principle of Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) has grown increasingly important in digital library systems. More and more core functionalities are becoming available in the form of Web-based, standardised services which can be combined dynamically to operate across a broader environment [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/voss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 feature article jakob voss d-lib magazine google ieee oai w3c cpan jisc information environment wikipedia api archives atom bibliographic data blog browser cataloguing cloud computing creative commons csv data database digital library firefox framework html hypertext identifier javascript json library management systems librarything licence lod metadata microformats namespace oai-pmh opac open archives initiative open data open source open standard openurl perl rdf rfc search technology soa software sparql sql sru standards syndication tag cloud uri url web 2.0 web services wiki xml xslt Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1436 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Integrating Journal Back Files Into an Existing Electronic Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/cooper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/cooper#author1">Jason Cooper</a> describes how Loughborough University Library integrated a number of collections of journal back files into their existing electronic environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/cooper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 feature article jason cooper jisc jisc collections loughborough university archives browser cataloguing data database dspace dublin core institutional repository library management systems licence marc metadata moodle open source openurl passwords perl repositories schema search technology sfx url xml xml schema z39.50 Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1407 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Networked Library Service Layer: Sharing Data for More Effective Management and Cooperation http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/gatenby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/gatenby#author1">Janifer Gatenby</a> identifies criteria for determining which data in various library systems could be more beneficially shared and managed at a network level.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/gatenby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 feature article janifer gatenby amazon google ietf ifla iso library of congress niso oai oclc worldcat aggregation algorithm archives atom authentication authority data bibliographic data blog cataloguing copyright data data set database digital library digital repositories digitisation framework ftp identifier information retrieval interoperability knowledge base library data library management systems licence marc21 mashup metadata oai-pmh opac open archives initiative openurl portal preservation rdf repositories research resource management rfc rss schema search technology social networks software sru standardisation standards syndication uri url web portal web services z39.50 z39.88 Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1408 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Persistent Identifiers: Considering the Options http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/tonkin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue56/tonkin#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> looks at the current landscape of persistent identifiers, describes several current services, and examines the theoretical background behind their structure and use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="What_Is_a_Persistent_Identifier_and_Why">What Is a Persistent Identifier, and Why?</h2> <p>Persistent identifiers (PIs) are simply maintainable identifiers that allow us to refer to a digital object – a file or set of files, such as an e-print (article, paper or report), an image or an installation file for a piece of software. The only interesting persistent identifiers are also persistently actionable (that is, you can "click" them); however, unlike a simple hyperlink, persistent identifiers are supposed to continue to provide access to the resource, even when it moves to other servers or even to other organisations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/tonkin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue56 feature article emma tonkin ansi california digital library cnri darpa ietf iso niso oclc portico ukoln university of bath archives ark bibliographic data blog browser cataloguing content management cool uri data database digital library digital object identifier dissemination dns doi ftp handle system identifier infrastructure licence metadata multimedia naan name mapping authority namespace national library openurl persistent identifier preservation purl request for comments research rfc search technology software standardisation standards unicode uri url urn utf-8 video z39.88 Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1413 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A Dublin Core Application Profile for Scholarly Works http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/allinson-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/allinson-et-al#author1">Julie Allinson</a>, <a href="/issue50/allinson-et-al#author2">Pete Johnston</a> and <a href="/issue50/allinson-et-al#author3">Andy Powell</a> describe a Dublin Core application profile for describing scholarly works that makes use of FRBR and the DCMI Abstract Model.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In May 2006, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) [<a href="#1">1</a>] approached UKOLN [<a href="#2">2</a>] and the Eduserv Foundation [<a href="#3">3</a>] to collaborate on the development of a metadata specification for describing eprints (alternatively referred to as scholarly works, research papers or scholarly research texts) [<a href="#4">4</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/allinson-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 feature article andy powell julie allinson pete johnston ansi eduserv ifla intute jisc library of congress niso oai oasis ukoln university of bath w3c eprints uk gnu perx repositories research team aggregation application profile archives bibliographic data copyright data dcmi dissemination dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative eprints fedora commons foaf framework frbr hypertext identifier interoperability licence marc metadata namespace oai-pmh open access open archives initiative openurl rdf relax ng repositories research schema search technology semantic web simple dublin core software uri vocabularies wiki xml xml schema z39.88 Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1286 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Digital Libraries - Integrating Content and Systems http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/awre-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/awre-rvw#author1">Chris Awre</a> finds a useful toolset to guide librarians and LIS students on the future use of IT to deliver their services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>We are not short of information on digital libraries and the technologies involved in building them. There have been multiple papers in many journals, of which <em>Ariadne</em> itself is key, many books and, now, many blogs enthusiastically informing us of the technical directions it is best to take. Nevertheless the constant evolution of available technologies, makes book publishing in the field a tricky business, risking irrelevance prior to release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/awre-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 review chris awre serials solutions university of hull authentication blog data digital asset management digital library infrastructure library management systems metadata openurl passwords portal repositories resource management rss sru web services xhtml Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1300 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk From Nought to a Thousand: The HUSCAP Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/suzuki-sugita <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/suzuki-sugita#author1">Masako Suziki</a> and <a href="/issue49/suzuki-sugita#author2">Shigeki Sugita</a> describe Hokkaido University's efforts to populate its institutional repository with journal articles.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hokkaido University launched its project to construct an institutional repository in early 2004. After a year of discussion, planning and preparation, we started soliciting content in July 2005. Within a year of that start, we had assembled a depository of approximately 9,000 documents. It is named the Hokkaido University Collection of Scholarly and Academic Papers (<a href="http://eprints.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/">HUSCAP</a>)[<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/suzuki-sugita" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article masako suzuki shigeki sugita d-lib magazine elsevier google hokkaido university national institute of informatics oclc sherpa university of southampton daedalus romeo application profile archives cataloguing collection development copyright data database doi dspace dublin core eprints framework institutional repository metadata open access openurl portal repositories research schema search technology software xml xml schema Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1269 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Library Systems: Synthesise, Specialise, Mobilise http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/murray <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/murray#author1">Robin Murray</a> examines how the changing landscape for library systems is altering their service model.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/murray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 feature article robin murray amazon google microsoft nhs oclc jisc information environment authentication cataloguing content provider copyright data database e-learning identifier library management systems metadata national library network service openurl research rss search technology standards web services Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1246 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Introducing UnAPI http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/chudnov-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue48/chudnov-et-al#author1">Dan Chudnov</a> and a team of colleagues describe unAPI, a tiny HTTP API for serving information objects in next-generation Web applications.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Common Web tools and techniques cannot easily manipulate library resources. While photo sharing, link logging, and Web logging sites make it easy to use and reuse content, barriers still exist that limit the reuse of library resources within new Web services. [<a href="#1">1</a>][<a href="#2">2</a>] To support the reuse of library information in Web 2.0-style services, we need to allow many types of applications to connect with our information resources more easily. One such connection is a universal method to copy any resource of interest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/chudnov-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue48 feature article dan chudnov ed summers jeremy frumkin michael j. giarlo mike rylander peter binkley ross singer amazon andrew w mellon foundation ansi ciac d-lib magazine georgia institute of technology google library of congress microsoft mpeg national science foundation niso oai oregon state university university of alberta university of washington yale university apache api archives atom bibliographic data blog browser cataloguing data database didl digital library dublin core fedora commons firefox flickr foaf framework google books html identifier interoperability javascript json library management systems metadata microformats mods namespace oai-pmh opac open archives initiative openurl php plain text rdf repositories rfc rss ruby schema search technology software sru srw standards syndication uri url web 2.0 web app web browser web services wiki wordpress xml xslt z39.50 z39.88 Sat, 29 Jul 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1248 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metasearch: Building a Shared, Metadata-driven Knowledge Base System http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/reese <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/reese#author1">Terry Reese</a> discusses the creation of a shared knowledge base system within OSU's open-source metasearch development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Surveying the current metasearch tools landscape, it is somewhat surprising to find so few non-commercial implementations available. This is especially true considering that, as a group, the library community has cultivated a very vibrant open source community over the past ten or so years. One wonders then, why this particular service has been ceded to the world of commercial vendors. One can speculate that the creation and management of a metasearch knowledge base has likely played a large role [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/reese" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article terry reese california digital library d-lib magazine iso niso oai oregon state university serials solutions aggregation algorithm api authentication data database digital library dublin core framework gis infrastructure knowledge base metadata mods open source openurl repositories research schema search technology software standards widget xml z39.50 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1231 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Serving Services in Web 2.0 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/vanveen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/vanveen#author1">Theo van Veen</a> shows with the help of an example, how standardised descriptions of services can help users control the integration of services from different providers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"I want my browser to recognise information in Web pages and offer me functionality to remix it with relevant information from other services. I want to control which services are offered to me and how they are offered."</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/vanveen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 feature article theo van veen amazon google oai oreilly ajax algorithm api archives bibliographic data bibliographic record browser cataloguing context objects in spans data database dublin core firefox framework google scholar html identifier javascript knowledge base metadata metadata model microformats oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl owl personalisation portal schema search technology semantic web soa soap sru standardisation standards stylesheet tagging thesaurus uddi url usability web 2.0 web services wsdl xml xsl xslt z39.88 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1234 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Projects Into Services: The UK Experience http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/brophy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/brophy#author1">Peter Brophy</a> reviews the experience of the UK academic sector in turning digital library projects into sustainable services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction:_The_First_Wave">Introduction: The First Wave</h2> <p>It is worth remembering that there is a long history of successful commercialisation of digital library R&amp;D projects in the UK. While there are probably even earlier examples, the obvious instances are the Birmingham Libraries Co-operative Mechanisation Project (BLCMP) and the South-West Academic Libraries Co-operative Automation Project (SWALCAP) from the 1960s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/brophy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article peter brophy ahrc british library edina eduserv jisc manchester metropolitan university mimas mla oclc talis university of bath dner elib heron iesr jisc information environment jorum archives authentication bibliographic data cataloguing copac data data set database digital library framework further education higher education internet explorer interoperability opac open archives initiative openurl research resource discovery service registry sfx web resources Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1205 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 Google Challenges for Academic Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/maccoll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/maccoll#author1">John MacColl</a> analyses the reactions many academic libraries may be having to the range of tools Google is currently rolling out and outlines a strategy for institutions in the face of such potentially radical developments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Introduction:_A_-Googly-_for_Libraries">Introduction: A 'Googly' for Libraries?</h2> <blockquote><p>A googly, or a 'wrong'un', is a delivery which looks like a normal leg spinner but actually turns towards the batsmen, like an off break, rather than away from the bat. (BBC Sport Academic Web site [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Search result found in Google).</p></blockquote> <p>How should we understand Google? Libraries still feel like the batsman at whom something has been bowled which looks familiar, but then turns out to be a nasty threat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/maccoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article john maccoll amazon bbc d-lib magazine google harvard university oclc talis university of edinburgh university of oxford jisc information environment project gutenberg algorithm atom bibliographic data blog copyright database digital library digitisation ebook flash google scholar openurl portfolio research search technology vocabularies Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1210 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Distributed Services Registry Workshop http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/dsr-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue45/dsr-rpt#author1">John Gilby</a> reports on the UKOLN/IESR two-day workshop at Scarman House, University of Warwick on 14-15 July 2005.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The number of available online digital collections is growing all the time and with this comes the need to discover these collections, both by machine (m2m) and by end-users. There is also a trend towards service-orientated architectures and a likely critical part of this will be service registries to assist with discovering services andtheir associated collections. UKOLN and the JISC Information Environment Services Registry Project (IESR) [<a href="#1">1</a>] organised a two-day workshop to look at some of the issues that are likely to be present in building a distributed approach.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/dsr-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue45 event report john gilby cetis google jisc london school of economics mimas niso oai oclc oregon state university ukoln university of illinois university of liverpool university of oxford iesr jisc information environment access control application profile archives authentication collection description cordra creative commons data digital library dns dublin core e-learning e-science framework infrastructure intellectual property marc metadata oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl portal provenance repositories research rslp rss schema search technology service registry soap sru srw standards uddi url web services wiki xml xml schema z39.50 Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1196 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="headlines"></a><a name="events1"></a>TASI Offers Workshops over Summer and Autumn Months</p> <p>The JISC-funded Technical Advisory Service for Images (<a href="http://www.tasi.ac.uk/">TASI</a>) is offering a number of workshops in the coming months, of which two below are given as examples.</p> <p><strong>Building a departmental resource<br />11 August 2005</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 news and events richard waller american library association cilip cni coalition for networked information dcc ieee ims jisc mla mpeg niso oxford university computing services oxford university press royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences tasi the national archives university of east anglia university of manchester university of oxford accessibility algorithm archives authentication bibliographic data copyright curation data data mining data visualisation database dcmi digital curation digital preservation digitisation dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-learning flash framework further education graphics higher education ict identifier infrastructure internet explorer licence machine learning metadata mobile mobile learning multimedia natural language processing open access openurl owl preservation repositories research resource discovery resource management search technology semantic web simple dublin core sms software usability vector graphics video visualisation Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1178 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 43: When Technology Alone Is Not Enough http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/editorial#author1">Richard Waller</a> introduces Ariadne issue 43.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Niki Panteli</strong> provides us with an article which clearly indicates that, in our increasingly technology-dominated world, there are times when <a href="/issue43/panteli/">Trust in Global Virtual Teams</a> cannot be taken for granted. This is particularly true where, as is increasingly the case, projects are being obliged, indeed, actively encouraged, to operate on a distributed working model; a model where the lack of interaction between virtual teams increases the chances of loss of trust.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 editorial richard waller british library jisc jisc information environment application profile archives digital library digital preservation dissemination dspace eprints higher education internet explorer metadata metadata schema registry national library open access openurl preservation repositories schema shibboleth software Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1135 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Opening Up OpenURLs with Autodiscovery http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/chudnov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/chudnov#author1">Daniel Chudnov</a>, <a href="/issue43/chudnov#author2">Richard Cameron</a>, <a href="/issue43/chudnov#author3">Jeremy Frumkin</a>, <a href="/issue43/chudnov#author4">Ross Singer</a> and <a href="/issue43/chudnov#author5">Raymond Yee</a> demonstrate a 'gather locally, share globally' approach to OpenURLs and metadata autodiscovery in scholarly and non-scholarly environments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Library users have never before had so many options for finding, collecting and sharing information. Many users abandon old information management tools whenever new tools are easier, faster, more comprehensive, more intuitive, or simply 'cooler.' Many successful new tools adhere to a principle of simplicity - HTML made it simple for anyone to publish on the Web; XML made it simple for anyone to exchange more strictly defined data; and RSS made it simple to extract and repurpose information from any kind of published resource [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/chudnov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article daniel chudnov jeremy frumkin raymond yee richard cameron ross singer d-lib magazine georgia institute of technology google ims ims global learning consortium jisc library of congress niso oai oclc oregon state university sakai university of california berkeley yale university citeulike iesr jisc information environment archives bibliographic data bison blog browser cataloguing cookie data database digital library firefox framework google scholar html identifier infrastructure interoperability javascript lucene metadata mets mods oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl personalisation repositories research rss schema search technology service registry sfx software sru srw standards technorati uddi url usability web browser web resources web services wordpress wsdl xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1136 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk E-Archiving: An Overview of Some Repository Management Software Tools http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/prudlo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Marion Prudlo discusses LOCKSS, EPrints, and DSpace in terms of who uses them, their cost, underlying technology, the required know-how, and functionalities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In recent years initiatives to create software packages for electronic repository management have mushroomed all over the world. Some institutions engage in these activities in order to preserve content that might otherwise be lost, others in order to provide greater access to material that might otherwise be too obscure to be widely used such as grey literature. The open access movement has also been an important factor in this development. Digital initiatives such as pre-print, post-print, and document servers are being created to come up with new ways of publishing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/prudlo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article mariion prudio d-lib magazine google hewlett-packard massachusetts institute of technology oai queensland university of technology stanford university stm university of pittsburgh university of queensland university of southampton gnu accessibility apache archives bibliographic data cache copyright data data set database digital library digital repositories dspace dublin core ejournal eprints file format gif html identifier java jpg licence linux metadata mysql open access open archives initiative open source openurl operating system perl png preservation preservation metadata rdbms repositories research schema search technology software solaris tomcat url video xml Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1141 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Finding Someplace to Go: Reading and the Internet http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/guy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue43/guy#author1">Marieke Guy</a> takes a look at what the Internet has to offer the art of reading.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reading has always been pretty popular. According to Alberto Manguel in his work <em>A History of Reading</em> [<a href="#1">1</a>] archaeologists have argued that the prehistory of books began near Babylon towards the middle of the fourth millennium B.C. It may well have begun even earlier than that. This given, it will come as no surprise that readers are the biggest arts audience we have in the UK. The number of readers far exceeds all other arts audiences combined (with the country's soccer fans thrown in for good measure) [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue43/guy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue43 feature article marieke guy bbc mla ukoln archives cataloguing database framework hypertext interoperability metadata national library network service openurl url Fri, 29 Apr 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1142 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developing Portal Services and Evaluating How Users Want to Use Them: The CREE Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/awre-cree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author1">Chris Awre</a>, <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author2">Matthew J Dovey</a>, <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author3">Jon Hunter</a>, <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author4">William Kilbride</a> and <a href="/issue41/awre-cree#author5">Ian Dolphin</a> describe the JISC-funded Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment (CREE) Project and its user and technical investigations to examine how users wish to use library search services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The JISC-funded <a href="http://www.fair-portal.hull.ac.uk">PORTAL Project</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] examined and established which services users wished to have made available through an institutional portal. The results of this project have provided firm guidance to institutional portal developers in planning the services they wished to present. In particular, there was common demand amongst users for access to library-based services and resources within a portal environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/awre-cree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article chris awre ian dolphin jon hunter matthew dovey william kilbride ahds edina google ibm jisc oasis oracle oxford university computing services university of edinburgh university of hull university of oxford university of york cree jafer jisc information environment portole xgrain zblsa accessibility archives bibliographic data cataloguing copac data data set database dissemination framework further education higher education interoperability java openurl perl portal research search technology software sru srw standards stylesheet uportal url vle web services wsrp xslt z39.50 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1081 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Dawning of DARE: A Shared Experience http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/vanderkuil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/vanderkuil#author1">Annemiek van der Kuil</a> and <a href="/issue41/vanderkuil#author2">Martin Feijen</a> describe the first year of the DARE Project and its foundation of the OAI repositories of Dutch academic output.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The SURF Programme Digital Academic Repositories (DARE) is a joint initiative of Dutch universities to make their academic output digitally accessible. The KB (National Library of the Netherlands), the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) also cooperate in this unique programme. DARE is being coordinated by the SURF Foundation [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The programme will run from January 2003 until December 2006.</p> <p>DARE has several goals:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/vanderkuil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 feature article annemiek van der kuil martin feijen cnri d-lib magazine leiden university mpeg national library of the netherlands niso oai royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences tilburg university ukoln digital academic repositories archives cataloguing character encoding content management copyright data data set database didl digital library digital preservation digital repositories digitisation dissemination doi dspace dublin core ejournal framework identifier infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability metadata multimedia namespace national library oai-pmh open access open archives initiative open source openurl portal preservation repositories research schema simple dublin core software standards url utf-8 xml xml schema z39.50 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1082 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The JIBS Workshop on Resource/Reading List Software - the Reality http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/jibs-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue41/jibs-rpt#author1">Frances Boyle</a> reports on the one-day workshop on the current state of play in the Resource/Reading List software market, held at the SaÔd Business School, University of Oxford, on 9 September 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This was a workshop organised by the <a href="http://www.jibs.ac.uk/">JIBS User Group</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] to bring together both vendors and practitioners to discuss that old chestnut of reading lists, so dear to the hearts of many a jobbing librarian. The format of the day was that the morning focused on the vendors' story, with major market players being present. The afternoon was given over to practitioners, both librarians and learning technologists, to share their experiences on the implementation and the use of the products 'in anger' as it were.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/jibs-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 event report frances boyle bbc de montfort university jisc loughborough university open university talis university of oxford cataloguing e-learning framework interoperability library management systems opac open source openurl portfolio schema sfx software vle Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1094 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/newsline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a name="headlines"></a> <a name="events"></a><a name="news"></a></p> <h3 id="Hyper_Clumps_Mini_Clumps_and_National_Catalogues..."><a name="events0"></a>Hyper Clumps, Mini Clumps and National Catalogues...</h3> <p>The JISC-funded CC-interop Project completed its work during 2004 and now is holding an event to disseminate the key findings of the project. The project built on the work of the successful eLib Phase 3 "Clumps" projects and investigated three broad areas to inform about interoperability between physical and distributed union catalogues. Find out about:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue41/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue41 news and events richard waller ahds austrian national library becta british library edina jisc kings college london manchester metropolitan university mimas mla museum of london tasi the national archives university of edinburgh university of manchester university of oxford cc-interop elib gnu jisc information environment jorum l2l worldcat aggregation algorithm apache archives atom authentication cataloguing collection development copac copyright data database digital library digital preservation digitisation e-learning ebook framework free software further education gnu lesser general public license groovy html ict infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability knowledge base knowledge management learning objects licence linux mac os metadata multimedia mysql namespace national library openurl perl personalisation portal preservation rdf repositories research resource discovery rss rtf search technology software standards streaming tagging url video windows xml xsl z39.50 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1098 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Information Environment Service Registry: Promoting the Use of Electronic Resources http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/hill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/hill#author1">Amanda Hill</a> outlines progress on the Information Environment Service Registry Project and explains what it will mean for service providers and portal developers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The last ten years have seen a huge investment in the creation of electronic resources for use by researchers, students and teachers. Increasing amounts of money are being spent now on providing portals and virtual learning environments (or learning management systems) for use within institutions and organisations, or for people focusing on particular subject areas. A portal is defined by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) as -</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 feature article amanda hill ahds becta british library edina jisc mimas mla nhs oai the national archives uk data archive ukoln university of liverpool university of manchester iesr jisc information environment zetoc application profile archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection description content provider copyright creative commons data dublin core e-science html identifier learning management system learning objects licence metadata network service oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl portal purl repositories research rslp rss schema search technology service registry srw url web services wsdl xml z39.50 Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1056 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Adding Value to the National Information Infrastructure: The EDINA Exchange Day, Edinburgh http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/edina-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/edina-rpt#author1">John MacColl</a> provides us with a report of EDINA's first general information event for the HE and FE communities held at the National E-Science Centre.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://edina.ac.uk/">EDINA</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] held its first general information event for the Higher and Further Education communities on Tuesday 11 May 2004. <em>EDINA Exchange</em> took place in the National E-Science Centre at the University of Edinburgh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/edina-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report john maccoll becta blackboard british library cclrc dcc edina google imperial college london jisc mimas mla national e-science centre oclc open university ordnance survey ukoln university of edinburgh digimap e-mapscholar geoxwalk jisc information environment jorum suncat xgrain zblsa zetoc algorithm archives authorisation service bibliographic data cataloguing content management copyright curation data data management data set data visualisation database digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation e-science framework further education geospatial data gis infrastructure jstor learning objects metadata multimedia national library openurl portal preservation repositories research search technology shibboleth software srw video visualisation web resources webct z39.50 Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1069 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ERPANET Seminar on Persistent Identifiers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/erpanet-ids-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/erpanet-ids-rpt#author1">Monica Duke</a> reports on a two-day training seminar on persistent identifiers held by ERPANET in Cork, Ireland over 17-18 June 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Day_One">Day One</h3> <ul> <li><a href="#introduction">Introduction</a></li> <li><a href="#welcome">Welcome and Keynote</a></li> <li><a href="#overview">Overview of Persistent Identifier initiatives</a></li> <li><a href="#urn">URN</a></li> <li><a href="#openurl">OpenURL - The Rough Guide</a></li> <li><a href="#uri">Info URIs</a></li> <li><a href="#dcmi">The DCMI Persistent Identifier Working Group</a></li> <li><a href="#cendi">The CENDI Report</a></li> <li><a href="#ark">ARK</a></li> <li><a href="#purls">PURLs</a></li> <li><a href="#handle">Overview of the Handle System</a></li> <li><a href="#doi">DOI</a></li> <p>&lt;</p> </ul><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/erpanet-ids-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report monica duke ansi california digital library cnri codata dcc ietf iso jisc niso oai oclc the national archives ukoln university college cork university of bath w3c adl archives ark bibliographic data blog browser data dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation dns doi dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-government e-learning file format framework further education handle system html identifier infrastructure interoperability learning objects lom metadata multimedia name mapping authority namespace national library oai-pmh onix ontologies open access openurl persistent identifier preservation prism privacy purl repositories research resource discovery schema scorm sfx software standards syndication uri url urn xml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1070 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk RDN/LTSN Partnerships: Learning Resource Discovery Based on the LOM and the OAI-PMH http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/powell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue39/powell#author1">Andy Powell</a> and <a href="/issue39/powell#author2">Phil Barker</a> explore the technical collaboration currently underway between the RDN and the LTSN and describe the RDN/LTSN LOM Application Profile and its use to support resource discovery.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the last eighteen months or so, the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has been funding some collaborative work between the Resource Discovery Network (<a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">RDN</a>) Hubs [<a href="#1">1</a>] and Learning and Teaching Support Network (<a href="http://www.ltsn.ac.uk/">LTSN</a>) Centres [<a href="#2">2</a>]. The primary intention of these subject-based RDN/LTSN partnerships was to:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/powell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 feature article andy powell phil barker cetis ieee jisc mpeg oai ukoln university of bath university of oxford adl application profile archives cataloguing copyright database dcmes dcmi digital archive dublin core e-learning framework gif html identifier jacs learning object metadata learning objects lom metadata multimedia oai-pmh open archives initiative openurl portal purl quicktime resource description resource discovery schema scorm simple dublin core software standards uk lom core uri utf-8 vcard vocabularies xml xml schema xslt Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1027 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The JISC 5/99 Programme: What's in a Number? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/5-99 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/5-99#author1">Rachel Bruce</a> and <a href="/issue38/5-99#author2">Balviar Notay</a> give an overview of the outputs and influences of the JISC 5/99 Learning and Teaching and Infrastructure Programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 5/99 Programme, as it became known, was funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (<a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk">JISC</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] in the year 2000. Quite simply the name, 5/99, refers to the number of a JISC circular letter. It was the fifth circular issued by the JISC in 1999. So the name is pretty meaningless to those outside the JISC or not involved in one of 54 projects that were funded via the circular. The majority of the projects have now completed, the programme end date was July 2003.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/5-99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article balviar notay rachel bruce british library bufvc cerlim edina jisc jisc collections mimas oai surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of liverpool university of oxford university of strathclyde chcc dner eevl elib iconex iesr inspiral jafer jisc information environment jorum patois sosig subject portals project trilt xgrain zetoc accessibility archives authentication authorisation service cataloguing data data set database digital library e-learning ejournal framework further education geospatial data gis higher education infrastructure infrastructure service internet explorer interoperability java jstor learning objects licence metadata open archives initiative open source openurl portal repositories research resource discovery rslp search technology service registry sfx software standards usability video visualisation z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1003 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Portole Project: Supporting E-learning http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/portole <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/portole#author1">Tracey Stanley</a>, <a href="/issue38/portole#author2">Mina Sotiriou</a> and <a href="/issue38/portole#author3">Matthew Dovey</a> provide an overview of a project to produce tools to discover information resources and deploy them within a university VLE.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--<br /> <h3 id="Abstract">Abstract</h3> </p><p>The PORTOLE (Providing Online Resources To Online Learning Environments) Project was a JISC-funded project which sought to produce a range of tools for tutors which could be used to enable them to discover information resources and to embed these into their course modules from within a University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE in use at the Universities of Leeds and Oxford is the Bodington system. A key deliverable of the project was to produce tools that were designed with the ease of incorporation into other VLE environments in mind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/portole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article matthew dovey mina sotiriou tracey stanley google ims jisc microsoft university of leeds university of oxford dner jafer jisc information environment portole algorithm bibliographic data cataloguing data database digital library dublin core e-learning google search html information architecture infrastructure internet explorer java marc marc21 metadata multimedia open source openurl portal resource discovery schema scripting language search technology software sql sql server standards subject gateway vle web resources xml xml schema xslt z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1006 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The European Library: Integrated Access to the National Libraries of Europe http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/woldering <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/woldering#author1">Britta Woldering</a> describes the findings of the recently completed EU Project The European Library, focusing on technical solutions and metadata development.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The European Library (<a href="http://www.europeanlibrary.org ">TEL</a>) Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] completed at the end of January 2004. The key aim of TEL was to investigate the feasibility of establishing a new Pan-European service which would ultimately give access to the combined resources of the national libraries of Europe [<a href="#2">2</a>]. The project was partly funded by the European Commission as an accompanying measure under the cultural heritage applications area of Key Action 3 of the Information Societies Technology (IST) research programme.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/woldering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 feature article britta woldering oai application profile archives authentication bibliographic data browser cataloguing collection description copyright data database dcmi dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-business html hypertext identifier infrastructure interoperability javascript metadata metadata model namespace national library oai-pmh open archives initiative open source openurl portal python research rslp search technology soap software sru srw url web browser web services xhtml xml xsl z39.50 Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1007 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk