Overview of content related to 'database' http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/50/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue=issue5 RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Croatian Libraries: The War Is Behind Us, What Brings the Future? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/croatia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Croatian Libraries: "The war is behind us, what brings the future?": <a href="/issue5/croatia#author1">Jadranka Stojanovski</a>, the head of the Rudjer Boskovic Institute Library, describes the post-war progress made in implementing IT and networks in Croatian Libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I am going to speak about Croatia and the new information technologies implemented in the Croatian libraries. How are Croatian librarians coping with the consequences of the terrible <a href="http://www.tel.fer.hr/hrvatska/WAR/WAR.html">war</a> we had from 1991 to 1995? What can be done in the situation when the whole country is being restructured and where the priority list is so long? What makes the Croatian libraries so special?</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/croatia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 feature article jadranka stojanovski cataloguing copyright data database dissemination higher education infrastructure operating system research software Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 139 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Net Gains for Digital Researchers http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/digital-researchers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/digital-researchers#author1">Amy Friedlander</a>, the editor of D-Lib, looks at, and towards, some of the benefits of the Web and digital technology towards how we do and present research.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Predicting the future is a risky business. On the one hand, the current instantiation of the Internet and the World Wide Web interfaces will one day become obsolete -- perhaps sooner than we think. On the other hand, some configuration of networked digital information technologies is here to stay. Moreover, many of the tools and behaviors that arise to tap the web's potential will migrate as the underlying technologies evolve. Thus, the Internet is far more than a set of data transfer protocols operating over a series of leased lines, packet switches, and servers.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/digital-researchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 feature article amy friedlander d-lib magazine library of congress university of essex jisc information environment perseus archives ascii copyright data data set database digital library gis information retrieval interoperability jstor knowledge base multimedia research search technology sgml standards thesaurus video visualisation vocabularies Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 140 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk PICK: Library and Information Science Resources on the Internet http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In 1995, the Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, won funding for PICK, a project to build a gateway to quality resources in the LIS field. Here, <a href="/issue5/pick#author1">Andrew Cox</a> describes this gateway, and reviews the project's achievements at the end of the first year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update andrew cox american library association arl british library d-lib magazine ifla library association library of congress national library of australia ukoln university of wales elib niss sosig archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development database library management systems national library opac provenance research resource discovery search technology sgml software telnet url Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 141 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk BIDS Hits the Web http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/bids <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/bids#author1">Isobel Stark</a> takes a look at the soon to be released trial BIDS web interface.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I will come clean straight away, First, after a couple of tries I found the BIDS Telnet interface pretty intuitive and second I am on <a href="../../issue2/BIDS/intro.html">record</a> as being rather sceptical as to whether a web interface to BIDS could have the same degree of functionality as the Telnet interface. I will probably find, however, if I do a bit of searching in the archives, that similar points were raised at the time of the change from pad to Telnet access of the databases.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/bids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update isobel stark archives bibliographic data bibliographic record browser copyright database passwords research search technology telnet Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 142 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Putting the UK on the Map http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/wolverhampton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/wolverhampton#author1">Peter Burden</a> of the University of Wolverhampton's School of Computing and Information Technology describes the history behind his clickable maps of the UK, an essential and well established (though unfunded) resource for quickly locating academic and research Web sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many of you are probably familiar with the WWW active maps of UK academic resources operated by the University of Wolverhampton's School of Computing and Information Technology. If you're not point your WWW browser at <a href="http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo/uk.map.html"> http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo/uk.map.html</a> before going any further. I thought it might be of interest to Ariadne readers to hear how and why these maps were created.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/wolverhampton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update peter burden imperial college london ncsa ukoln university of cambridge university of edinburgh university of manchester university of oxford university of wolverhampton archives browser copyright data database dewey decimal dns free software ftp gif gopher graphics research software standards windows Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 145 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Lotus Eaters On-Line: Forming an Alliance Between Groupware and the Web in a Pre-Prints System http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/formations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/formations#author1">Dan Fleming</a>, co-director of the eLib 'Formations' project and lecturer in media studies at the University of Ulster, looks at some of the issues involved in adding value to a pre-prints system by using groupware such as Lotus Notes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Among the facilities available from the scholar's workstation of the future will be access to pre-prints collections with added value. Precisely what form such 'added value' will take remains to be seen, but it will address the current tendency for on-line pre-print depositories to become largely untamed wildernesses of relatively unstructured material, with wheat and chaff mixed in frustratingly unpredictable proportions.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/formations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update dan fleming ibm jisc microsoft university of ulster elib archives authentication browser copyright database graphics html interoperability java operating system research software standards url web browser Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 147 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk HELIX http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/helix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/helix#author1">Ruth Glynn</a> outlines the HELIX project, one of the new Images projects from the eLib programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Image collections and resources are of immense importance for research, teaching and learning across a wide spectrum of subject areas. Images may be the primary research material or may inform and enrich research which is principally text based or experimental in nature. Research carried out over the last three or four years had addressed many of the problems associated with digitization, indexing and retrieval, distribution, staffing and management issues, and problems concerned with copyright and access controls.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/helix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update ruth glynn british library de montfort university elsevier ibm jisc elib archives copyright data database digitisation framework higher education licence multimedia research software syndication Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 149 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Open Journals http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/open#author1">Steve Hitchcock</a> describes the Open Journals project. This involves the use of an innovative approach to handling the hyperlinks between Web-based resources, which could have significant implications for on-line journals and publishing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone involved with scholarly journals has a problem with the Web. Readers wonder whether they will find what they want, and librarians want to bring some order to the Web's unregulated chaos. Authors are concerned with recognition, and publishers with how they can make money from the Web. The Web presents many new opportunities, especially for academic works.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update steve hitchcock oxford university press university of nottingham university of oxford university of southampton accessibility adobe browser copyright data database document management html multimedia research web browser Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 150 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The International Institute for Electronic Library Research: A New Kid on the Block http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/iielr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/iielr#author1">Marilyn Deegan</a> describes the International Institute for Electronic Library Research, a significant new centre of research based at De Montfort University.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>De Montfort University is one of the largest universities in Britain, with 29,000 students based on 10 campuses in eastern and central England. Major city locations are Leicester, Lincoln, Bedford and Milton Keynes. Given the distributed nature of the University, much use has to be made of the latest information and communication technologies: video-conferencing is used extensively in teaching, and in enabling teachers and researchers to meet and talk without leaving their own campus.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/iielr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update marilyn deegan british library de montfort university ibm university of oxford collection development copyright database digital library digitisation higher education information retrieval infrastructure opac preservation research search technology video Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 152 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk FDTL: The Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/ftdl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/ftdl#author1">Gerry Taggart</a> gives a brief outline of this HEFCE funded programme of projects geared towards teaching and learning using IT.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The HEFCE has committed £8 million over the next two years to the Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL), a new initiative aimed at stimulating developments and promoting good practice across the higher education sector.</p> <p>This is the first time that the Council has linked the results of its quality assessment process to its allocation of funds to the sector. Only institutions judged to be providing high quality education were eligible to bid for project funds.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/ftdl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update gerry taggart hefce university of huddersfield university of hull copyright database higher education Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 155 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk The SURF Foundation http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/surf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/surf#author1">Jaqueline Pieters</a> describes the evolution of the SURF Foundation, a major IT co-ordination service for the Dutch academic sector.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> <title></title> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>T</b>he <a href="http://www.surfbureau.nl/engels.htm">SURF Foundation</a> was established in 1987 to co-ordinate the implementation of a multi-year plan for the improvement of the application of information technology (IT) in Dutch universities, schools for higher vocational education and research institutes.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/surf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 project update jaqueline pieters elsevier cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database digitisation higher education infrastructure library data multimedia optical character recognition research search technology software standardisation video Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 157 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Securing HTML FORMs http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/securing-forms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/securing-forms#author1">Jon Knight</a> discusses some of the options available to the designers and implementors of HTML FORMs for providing authentication of users in a library environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>T</b>here are now many <a href="http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/">HTML</a> FORMs in use in libraries of all types. These forms are usually the front ends to <a href="http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/CGI/">Common Gateway Interface (CGI)</a> programs that implement such things as webopacs, electronic ILL requests and access to backend databases. Often these FORMs have to be authenticated to ensure that only valid library users can make use of the services. Web browsers and servers offer a number of a facilities for doing this authentication, each with different benefits and problems.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/securing-forms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 tooled up jon knight algorithm apache authentication browser data database html passwords plain text rfc standards web browser Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 161 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Netskills Corner: Beneath the Surface of Your Web Pages http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/netskills-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/netskills-corner#author1">Brian Kelly</a> looks beneath the surface of HTML pages and provides advice on the design of the underlying directory structure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pick up a book or read an article on HTML design and what will you find: advice on the use of graphics in Web pages, using tables and providing animation in your pages using technologies such as animated GIFs and client-pull or server-push, use of plug-in software, such as Shockwave, or programming environments such as Java and ActiveX.</p> <p>There is, however, much more to the design of HTML pages than the appearance as seen by the end user. Of particular importance to the future maintenance of a large set of HTML pages is the underlying directory structure.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/netskills-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 tooled up brian kelly microsoft ukoln university of bath database doc ftp graphics html hypertext java microsoft office software url web services windows Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 162 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata for the Masses http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/metadata-masses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/metadata-masses#author1">Paul Miller</a> describes Dublin Core and several ideas for how it can be implemented.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>Metadata</b>. The word is increasingly to be found bandied about amongst the Web <i>cognoscenti</i>, but what exactly is it, and is it something that can be of value to you and your work? This article aims to explore some of the issues involved in metadata and then, concentrating specifically upon the Dublin Core, move on to show in a non-technical fashion how metadata may be used by anyone to make their material more accessible. A <a href="#refs">collection of references</a> at the end of the article provides pointers to some of the current work in this field.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/metadata-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 tooled up paul miller ahds british library d-lib magazine ifla iso library of congress ncsa newcastle university oclc ordnance survey ukoln university of york w3c elib accessibility bibliographic data browser cataloguing content negotiation data data set database dtd dublin core file format framework geospatial data gif gis html hypertext identifier infrastructure internet explorer marc metadata research resource description resource discovery schema search technology software standardisation standards tei url web browser Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 163 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk CAUSE / EFFECT http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/cause-effect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/cause-effect#author1">Julia A. Rudy</a>, Cause/Effect Editor and Director of Publications at CAUSE, an international, nonprofit professional association for managers and users of information resources on college and university campuses, describes CAUSE/EFFECT.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Campus executives are beginning to look to information technology as a means to address many of the difficult challenges facing our colleges and universities today. Electronic information resources have become a key strategic resource of the institution in a far broader sense than bibliographic indexes, data processing, or administrative information systems.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/cause-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 review julia a. rudy long island university ascii bibliographic data data database digital library dissemination framework higher education html hypertext research search technology software video Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 165 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Wire: Interview with Jasper Tredgold http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/wire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/wire#author1">Jasper Tredgold</a> is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>What do you do in the world of networking/libraries/WWW?</b></p> <p>I provide technical support for the <a href="http://sosig.ac.uk/">SOSIG</a> project and a few other web services.</p> <p><b>... and how did you get into this area?</b></p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/wire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column jasper tredgold microsoft university of bristol sosig browser cache data database html internet explorer java mobile perl search technology software subject gateway web browser web development web services Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 171 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk InfoSeek Ultra: (Yet Another) Web Search Engine http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/web-searching <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/web-searching#author1">Tracey Stanley</a> looks at InfoSeek Ultra, a new search engine which claims to allow searching on a index of 50 million Web pages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="InfoSeek_Ultra:_What_is_it">InfoSeek Ultra: What is it?</h3> <p><a href="http://ultra.infoseek.com/">InfoSeek Ultra</a> (<a href="http://ultra.infoseek.com" title="http://ultra.infoseek.com">http://ultra.infoseek.com</a>) is a new search engine service from the InfoSeek Corporation, a Californian company with some years experience of developing Web search engines and Internet directories.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/web-searching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column tracey stanley database html java search technology software standards url web resources Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 172 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk OMNI-corner: Patient Information on the Web – Doctor on Your Desktop? http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/omni-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/omni-corner#author1">Sue Welsh</a>, the OMNI maintainer, examines the perils of using the Internet as a substitute for your local family practitioner.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'm an E.R. fan, you're an E.R. fan and official figures indicate we're not alone. There's plenty of choice these days if your taste in entertainment is medical. Millions of us eavesdrop on the physician/patient relationship every week, both the medical ones and otherwise. Sometimes it is a lot more interesting than real life. However, when it comes to being sick, most of us would agree, you can't beat a bone-fide, qualified medic. We wouldn't take advice from Dr. Green, charming though he is, because, well, he's not a real doctor, obviously.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/omni-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column sue welsh university of oxford elib archives database licence provenance research Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 173 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Around the Table http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Around the Table: <a href="/issue5/table#author1">Sheona Farquhar</a> looks at sites in science and engineering.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Homicide - Life on the streets 19/8/96 Episode "Five(2)":</p> <p>Detective - "Where d'ya get so handy at setting fires? "<br />Accused - "Off the Internet."</p> <p>If this exchange had taken place a couple of years ago he would probably have found his information at the "public library". Perhaps if the criminal had found an interactive site the virtual experience of fire-raising would have been enough!</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column sheona farquhar imperial college london institute of physics university of sheffield eevl elib niss archives cataloguing data database gopher graphics hypertext research search technology z39.50 Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 180 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk Review: The Student's Guide to the Internet by Ian Winship and Alison McNab http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/students-guide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/students-guide#author1">Ian Winship</a> and <a href="/issue5/students-guide#author2">Alison McNab</a> publish cut-price guide, aimed at all students, to the Internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Release Date: October 1996<br />Price: 7.99<br />ISBN: 1 85604 2073</p> <p>This is the first Internet handbook written specifically for university and college students. It aims to provide FE and HE users with an accessible introduction to the Internet and what it has on offer for them, demonstrating particular methods and explaining which procedures and sources are important. Using a practical presentation style, the emphasis throughout is on the specific needs of the student. Topics covered include:</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/students-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 news and events alison mcnab ian winship bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing database gopher telnet Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 182 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk