Table of contents: issue15 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/485/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Web Editorial: Ariadne Issue 15 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/editorials/webeditorial.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Web editor <a href="/issue15/editorials/webeditorial.html#author1">Philip Hunter</a> introduces Ariadne 15.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This issue of Ariadne features the reappearance of "Get Tooled Up" - a section focussing on technical matters. Ian Peacock's article on the Robot Exclusion Protocol explains the importance of, and how to write, the simple files which prevent web robots from trampling all over your server - provided of course that they have been given some elementary house training before being let loose. <a href="/issue15/robots/">Showing Robots the Door</a> also features a fully operational parsing tool for exclusion files.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/editorials/webeditorial.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 editorial philip hunter jisc library association ucisa ukoln university of bath elib sosig archives preservation rdf search technology xml Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 483 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Print Editorial: Introduction to Issue 15 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/editorials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Managing Editor, <a href="/issue15/editorials#author1">Lyndon Pugh</a>, introduces the print edition of Ariadne issue 15.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Much of what is said in this issue of ARIADNE relates to the fundamental aim of the publication, which is to interpret new technology and to strengthen the connections between the technology and the people who manage and use it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/editorials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 editorial lyndon pugh una osullivan jisc open university ucisa elib cataloguing Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 484 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk A National Co-ordinating Body for Digital Archiving? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/digital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/digital#author1">David Haynes</a> discusses one possible way forward for ensuring that potentially valued digital materials are preserved for future study and use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>During the supporting study the authors consulted various stake-holders in the creation, distribution and use of digital materials. A number of recommendations arose from this study and are presented in this paper. These recommendations are not official policy and represent the authors’ views of one possible way forward for ensuring that potentially valued digital materials are preserved for future study and use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/digital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 feature article david haynes british library jisc library association loughborough university national library of australia national library of wales ukoln university of warwick elib archives cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database digital archive digital media digital preservation dissemination doi graphics html identifier java national library preservation repositories research standards video Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 485 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Access Catalogue Gateway to Resources http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/main <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/main#author1">Terry Hanson</a> explores how libraries might develop effective ways of indicating their access arrangements to their users.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="RIGHT" alt="picture of Terry Hanson" border="0" height="250" hspace="10" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue15-main/hanson.jpg" vspace="10" width="196" /> Libraries are developing the access model of information provision and questions are raised regarding the method by which users discover the resources to which they have access. The traditional holdings model depended wholly upon the traditional catalogue. Conceptually it was a simple task to catalogue a library's physical stock.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/main" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 feature article terry hanson edina jisc microsoft portsmouth university elib hydra bibliographic data browser cataloguing cd-rom database ddc dublin core ftp gopher interoperability licence metadata opac research resource description search technology software standards url web browser windows z39.50 Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 486 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Project Patron http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/cover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/cover#author1">Elizabeth Lyon</a> and <a href="/issue15/cover#author2">Jon Maslin</a> describe this JISC eLib Programme project (Performing Arts Teaching Resources Online).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Project PATRON (Performing Arts Teaching Resources ONline) has been designed to deliver digital audio, video, music scores and dance notation across a high speed network to the desktop. The JISC eLib Programme project is based in the Library at the University of Surrey. Many of the resource materials are in the short loan section and one of the aims is to investigate ways of improving access to reserve materials, such as music CDs and dance videos, for staff and students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 feature article jon maslin liz lyon bufvc ibm jisc microsoft mpeg university of manchester university of surrey elib adobe bibliographic data browser copyright data digital audio digital library digitisation framework gif graphics html internet explorer multimedia opac opendocument photoshop research software url video wav web browser Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 487 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ROUTES Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/routes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/routes#author1">Una O'Sullivan</a> describes the Open University ROUTES project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/routes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 feature article una osullivan open university elib sosig archives copyright database metadata research resource discovery search technology software Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 488 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Showing Robots the Door http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/robots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/robots#author1">Ian Peacock</a> explains how web robot access to your site can be controlled.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="What_is_Robots_Exclusion_Protocol">What is Robots Exclusion Protocol?</h3> <p>The robot exclusion protocol (REP) is a method implemented on web servers to control access to server resources for robots that crawl the web. Ultimately, it is up to the designer or user of robot-software to decide whether or not these protocols will be respected. However, the criteria defining an <i>ethical</i> robot includes stipulation that a robot should support REP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/robots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 tooled up ian peacock ukoln university of bath niss authentication higher education html passwords perl privacy search technology software standards url web services Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 489 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Is XML? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/what-is <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/what-is#author1">Brian Kelly</a> elucidates another infuriating three letter acronym: XML.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="About_XML">About XML</h2> <p><strong>What is XML?</strong></p> <p>XML stands for the Extensible Markup Language. XML has been designed to address a number of deficiencies in HTML.</p> <p><strong>Which deficiencies in particular?</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/what-is" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 tooled up brian kelly microsoft ukoln university of bath w3c browser css document format dom framework gif graphics html internet explorer java javascript metadata multimedia rdf resource description search technology sgml smil software standardisation standards url web browser xlink xml xpointer xsl Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 490 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Project Builder http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/builder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/builder#author1">Stephen Pinfield</a> outlines the aims of Project Builder, a phase-3 eLib project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>BUILDER is an eLib Hybrid Library project based at Birmingham University. It aims to develop a working model of the hybrid library to support both teaching and research through providing unified access to a wide range of printed and electronic information sources, local and remote, using a standard Web-based Intranet interface.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/builder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 project update stephen pinfield university of birmingham university of oxford university of wolverhampton elib authentication copyright digitisation higher education intranet metadata research standards z39.50 Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 491 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk TAPin http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/tapin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/tapin#author1">Kay Flatten</a> outlines the aims of the TAPin project, which is now approaching the publication of its "Impact Study".</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> <title></title> </p> <p>TAPin is now in the final stages of a wide dissemination process, culminating in the publication of The Impact Study. The main aim of the project was to enhance the expertise of academic staff in the exploitation of networked information resources while also underpinning the network competencies of library and academic staff. The IT cultures within specific disciplines were researched, and the extent and nature of IT resources in the collaborating institutions were then established as a means of facilitating the development and delivery of materials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/tapin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 project update kay flatten birmingham city university elib copyright data dissemination research Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 492 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Down Your Way: Centre for Alternative Technology http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/down-your-way <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/down-your-way#author1">Lyndon Pugh</a> visits the Centre for Alternative Technology, somewhere in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>There cannot be too many information services that are reached by means of a water balanced cliff railway, nor can there be many that operate from a former slate quarry. What is more, the regenerative design of the railway system and its method of computer control offer an appropriate introduction to the principles behind the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) near the town of Machynlleth in mid Wales.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/down-your-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 regular column lyndon pugh cardiff university database research Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 493 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Interface http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/interface <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/interface#author1">Derek Law</a> talks to <a href="/issue15/interface#author2">Lyndon Pugh</a> about the print / electronic transition, networking, eLib and other matters.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/interface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 regular column derek law lyndon pugh jisc kings college london elib rae research Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 494 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Minotaur http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/minotaur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/minotaur#author1">Gordon Brewer</a> re-examines the "convergence of services" issue.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/minotaur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 regular column gordon brewer elib jisc information environment digital library further education research Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 495 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/planet-sosig#author1">Lesly Huxley</a> writes about a new Internet service for social scientists.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 regular column lesly huxley ilrt iriss sosig research search technology web services Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 496 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries Corner: Elvis Is Alive and Well and Selling Library Management Systems in Kansas City http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/public-libraries#author1">Sarah Ormes</a> reports from the American Public Library Association conference in Missouri.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 regular column sarah ormes library association microsoft ukoln database opac research software url Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 497 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/search-engines#author1">Tracey Stanley</a> reviews 'Northern Light', which offers features not available elsewhere.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 regular column tracey stanley university of edinburgh university of leeds copyright database search technology standards url vocabularies web resources Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 498 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk View from the Hill http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/view-hill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/view-hill#author1">Lyndon Pugh</a> interviews <a href="/issue15/view-hill#author2">Anne Mumford</a>, head of JISC ASSIST.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following a very long period of involvement in the development and delivery of C&amp;IT, Anne Mumford has recently become Head of JISC ASSIST.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/view-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 regular column anne mumford lyndon pugh jisc loughborough university data e-learning higher education licence standardisation standards visualisation Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 499 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: The 7th World Wide Web Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> is interviewed about the 7th World Wide Web Conference upon his return from Brisbane.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Australia is a long way to go for a conference. What were you doing there?</strong></p> <p>I attended the conference in my role as UK Web Focus and the JISC representative on the World Wide Web Consortium. Attendenance at the World Wide Web conference provides me with an opportunity to monitor the latest Web developments and keep the community informed.</p> <p><strong>What were the highlights of the conference?</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 regular column brian kelly google jisc microsoft newcastle university ukoln university of bath w3c browser cache css data database dublin core framework gopher html hypertext infrastructure internet explorer interoperability java marc metadata mobile multimedia opera pics privacy rdf research resource description schema search technology sgml software url web resources xlink xml xpointer Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 500 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Report on UCISA Annual Management Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/article/report-ucisa-annual-management-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/events/ucisa.html#author1">John MacColl</a> reports on the UCISA annual management conference (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association), which reviewed a significant year.</p> </div> </div> </div> issue15 event report john maccoll Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 501 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk RDF Seminar http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/events/stakis.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue15/events/stakis.html#author1">Matthew Dovey</a> reports on the RDF seminar held in the Stakis Hotel, Bath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On the 8th May, following almost immediately after their MODELS 7 Workshop, UKOLN hosted a half-day seminar entitled “RDF: What is it all about?”. RDF, or Resource Description Framework, is one of the latest TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) to emerge from the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), and is of particular pertinence to the library and collection management communities as one of its intended applications is the interchange of catalogue or metadata.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/events/stakis.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 event report matthew dovey distributed systems technology centre ibm microsoft ukoln university of bristol university of oxford w3c bibliographic data cataloguing data dublin core ead framework html identifier interoperability java marc metadata namespace pics privacy rdf schema uri url xml z39.50 Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 502 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/news <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> <h2><a name="govt"> </a></h2><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue15 news and events philip hunter becta birmingham city university jisc sheffield hallam university ukoln university of essex university of manchester elib heron nesli copac copyright data set database higher education infrastructure jena licence multimedia opac research software Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 503 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue15/cartoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New cartoon work by <a href="/issue15/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="ABSMIDDLE" alt="cartoon of man trying to read upside-down aussie web page" height="508" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue15-cartoon/cartoon.jpg" width="637" /></p> issue15 odds and ends malcolm campbell alt ukoln jpg Mon, 18 May 1998 23:00:00 +0000 editor 504 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk