Overview of content related to 'wireless' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/51/0?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Developing Adaptable, Efficient Mobile Library Services: Librarians as Enablers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue73/caperon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue73/caperon#author1">Lizzie Caperon</a> describes how library resources can be targeted towards effective mobile services as mobile devices become increasingly prevalent in Higher Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mobile devices such as smartphones, iPads and tablet computers are rapidly proliferating in society and changing the way information is organised, received and disseminated. Consequently the library world must adopt mobile services which maximise and adapt to these significant technological changes. What do library users want from mobile services? How can libraries adopt new, innovative mobile initiatives?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue73/caperon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue73 feature article lizzie caperon british library google ieee information today jisc microsoft national university of ireland university of birmingham university of leeds university of manchester university of sheffield university of warwick android archives augmented reality bibliographic data cataloguing data database doi e-learning ebook framework geospatial data higher education instant messaging ipad lbs mobile mobile learning mobile phone modelling operating system podcast portal qr code research responsive design search technology smartphone social software tablet computer twitter usability video web 2.0 webinar wireless wordpress Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:33:54 +0000 lisrw 2532 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Augmented Reality in Education: The SCARLET+ Experience http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/skilton-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author1">Laura Skilton</a>, <a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author2">Matt Ramirez</a>, <a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author3">Guyda Armstrong</a>, <a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author4">Rose Lock</a>, <a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author5">Jean Vacher</a> and <a href="/issue71/skilton-et-al#author6">Marie-Therese Gramstadt</a> describe augmented reality in education case studies from the University of Sussex and the University for the Creative Arts.</p> </div> </div> </div> <blockquote><p style="margin-left:36.0pt;">&nbsp;Augmented reality, a capability that has been around for decades, is shifting from what was once seen as a gimmick to a bona fide game-changer. [<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> </blockquote> <p>Augmented Reality (AR) has been listed in the Horizon Reports, key predictors of the potential impact of new technology on education. The 2011 Report [<a href="#1">1</a>] sparked the idea for an innovative project - SCARLET: Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/skilton-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 feature article guyda armstrong jean vacher laura skilton marie-therese gramstadt matt ramirez rose lock alt courtauld institute of art glasgow school of art jisc mimas museum of london university for the creative arts university of london university of manchester university of sussex university of the arts london vads jorum kaptur scarlet accessibility archives augmented reality blog copyright data data set digitisation e-learning firefox framework ftp graphics infrastructure internet explorer ipad mobile multimedia oer portal research search technology smartphone url video web browser windows wireless youtube Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:38:54 +0000 lisrw 2439 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mining the Archive: eBooks http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/white <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/white#author1">Martin White</a> looks through the <em>Ariadne</em> archive to track the development of ebooks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>My definition of being rich is being able to buy a book without looking at the price. I have long since lost count of the number of books in my house. The reality is that if I did carry out a stock-take I might be seriously concerned about both the total number and the last known time I can remember reading a particular book. Nevertheless I have few greater pleasures than being asked a question and knowing in which of our two lofts one or more books will be found with the answer. On many occasions I have found a definitive answer much more quickly than using Google.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 feature article martin white amazon apple google intranet focus ltd jisc oclc ukoln university of aberdeen university of sheffield university of strathclyde eboni jisc information environment data digital library e-science ebook epub ipad mobile search technology standards usability wireless Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:21:11 +0000 lisrw 2445 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Tablet Symposium http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/tablet-symp-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue71/tablet-symp-rpt#author1">Ryan Burns</a> reports on a one-day symposium on tablet computers, e-readers and other new media objects held at the University of Sussex on 10 April 2013.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Tablet Symposium [<a href="#1">1</a>] brought together researchers and practitioners to examine questions about uses of tablet computers and e-readers across many walks of life, including academic, artistic, pedagogical, corporate and everyday contexts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue71/tablet-symp-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue71 event report ryan burns apple open university university college london university of hertfordshire university of melbourne university of oregon university of sussex university of sydney android curation data ebook facebook ipad mobile multimedia operating system research social networks standards tablet computer taxonomy usability video wireless Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:32:10 +0000 lisrw 2477 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/lafortune-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue68/lafortune-rvw#author1">Sylvie Lafortune</a> reviews a collection of essays that examine the transformation of academic libraries as they become part of digital learning environments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This book examines how academic libraries are realigning themselves with the university of the 21<sup>st</sup> century, which is increasingly becoming a digital learning environment. The expectations of the Google generation, the interdependence of teaching and research, and the changing roles of library staff&nbsp; and technology all play a fundamental part in this environment–and to lead the discussions in this book, the editors have called on 18 experts and practitioners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue68/lafortune-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue68 review sylvie lafortune google laurentian university archives copyright curation data database digital repositories e-learning framework further education gis graphics higher education interoperability library management systems licence mobile preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology software standards tag cloud virtual research environment web 2.0 wireless Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:38:31 +0000 lisrw 2229 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk MyMobileBristol http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/jones-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/jones-et-al#author1">Mike Jones</a>, <a href="/issue67/jones-et-al#author2">Simon Price</a>, <a href="/issue67/jones-et-al#author3">Nikki Rogers</a> and <a href="/issue67/jones-et-al#author4">Damian Steer</a> describe the rationale, aims and progress of MyMobileBristol, highlighting some of the challenges and opportunities that have arisen during the project.</p> </div> </div> </div> The MyMobileBristol Project is managed and developed by the Web Futures group at the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT), University of Bristol [<a href="#1">1</a>]. The project has a number of broad and ambitious aims and objectives, including collaboration with Bristol City Council on the development or adoption of standards with regard to the exchange of time- and location-sensitive data within the Bristol region, with particular emphasis on transport, the environment and sustainability. <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue67/jones-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue67 feature article damian steer mike jones nikki rogers simon price ilrt jisc jisc techdis ordnance survey ukoln university of bristol w3c web futures datagovuk devcsi mca mobile campus assistant mymobilebristol apache api atom authentication blog browser bsd cataloguing content management data data set database dissemination e-research e-science framework geospatial data gis higher education html intellectual property java javascript jena ldap licence machine learning mobile mobile phone native app native applications open data open source operating system portal portfolio rdf research resource description restful rss search technology semantic web smartphone software sparql sql standards usability web app web browser web services wiki wireless xml Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1622 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Developments in Virtual 3D Imaging of Cultural Artefacts http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/collmann <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue66/collmann#author1">Richard Collmann</a> describes how experience using a portable Virtual 3D Object Rig in cultural institutions has led to significant improvements in apparatus design and workflow.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The collapsable, portable electromechanical Virtual 3D (V3D) Object Rig Model 1 (ORm1) (Figures 1, 2, 3) was developed to meet an obvious need found after an important Australian cultural artefact - a nineteenth-century post-mortem plaster head-cast of the notorious bushranger Ned Kelly [<a href="#1">1</a>] - was Apple QTVR-imaged (QuickTime Virtual Reality) using a large static object rig at the University of Melbourne over 2003/4. The author requested that this moving and hyperlinked image be constructed as a multimedia component of a conjectured cross-disciplinary undergraduate teaching unit. The difficulties encountered in obtaining permission from the cultural collection involved to transport this object some 400 metres to the imaging rig located on the same geographical campus suggested to the author that a portable object imaging rig could be devised and taken to any cultural collection anywhere to image objects <em>in situ</em>.</p> <p>In the early to mid-19th century these physical records were taken for phrenological research purposes, however by the late-C19 this quasi-science had been largely discredited. The underlying reasons for these practices had been forgotten; the recording and keeping was absorbed by reason of habit into accepted routine procedure; as just a part of the workflow within the State criminal justice execution process. This procedure would be rejected out of hand nowadays, but this 19th century habit of retaining physical artefacts is fortunate for the present-day cross-disciplinary historian.</p> <p>As mentioned, the author wished to use the head cast as the pivotal focus for cross-disciplinary undergraduate teaching purposes with contributions from the perspective of History of Science, Australian Colonial History, Sociology and Criminology. It was considered by the subject contributors that such a cross-disciplinary teaching module could well benefit from a Web-based multimedia approach.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue66/collmann" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue66 feature article richard collmann apple university of melbourne e-curator versi archives copyright data data mining data set database digital media dublin core e-research e-science exif fedora commons flash gnome internet explorer metadata multimedia photoshop preservation provenance quicktime repositories research software visualisation windows wireless Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1606 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Conference Review: M-Libraries 2, A Virtual Library in Everyone's Pocket http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/white-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/white-rvw#author1">Martin White</a> reviews the proceedings of a 2009 M-Libraries conference on mobile applications in libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I have no doubt at all that smart phones are going to cause a revolution in information access. People need location-free access to information, whether they are walking down a corridor in an office, working in a laboratory or sitting in a library. If you doubt that forecast, then just look at the speed with which around 300,000 applications have been developed for the Apple iPhone, a substantial number of which are information-centric rather than entertainment-centric. There is also a lot of interest in providing access to enterprise applications, notably intranets, from a smart phone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/white-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 review martin white apple cilip intranet focus ltd stm flash html5 intranet iphone mobile research smartphone sms wireless Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1600 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Rewriting the Book: On the Move With the Library of Birmingham http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/gambles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/gambles#author1">Brian Gambles</a> presents the Library of Birmingham vision and strategy for addressing the challenge of mobile digital services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Library of Birmingham (LoB) will open in 2013 as a world-class centre for culture, learning and knowledge, rewriting the book for public libraries in the 21st century. 'Rewriting the Book', which is integral to the new LoB brand, recognises and embraces the present and future challenge to libraries – it accepts that established means of accessing knowledge are changing rapidly and dynamically, with a significant digital dimension, and that increasingly radical responses to this challenge are demanded from leaders in the library sector.</p> <p>The LoB will seek to transform perceptions of Birmingham, redefining 'the library', with an outward focus, deeply embedded in partnership working, digitally connected to the world, and servicing both local and international audiences as a platform and cultural hub for knowledge and communal exchange. Fundamental to this change will be the delivery of digital services both inside and outside the new library with greater support for mobile communications with customers. Mobile is commonplace today, and opens up many opportunities to enhance customer experience both inside and external to the new library.</p> <p>This article describes the continuing journey of the LoB project in assessing the challenge of mobile, its relevance and how innovation could improve the visitor experience in the future.</p> <h2 id="Mobility:_An_Integral_Part_of_Living">Mobility: An Integral Part of Living</h2> <p>Mobile services are an integral part of our daily lives and embedded in our culture. This is never more apparent when we do not have them close to hand – a recent survey found that 40% of mobile phone users would rather lose their wallet than their mobile device. The choice may not be available for much longer: the mobile is very likely to become your wallet in the future!</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/gambles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 feature article brian gambles amazon american museum of natural history apple google microsoft museum of london itunes u archives augmented reality cloud computing digital media digitisation ebook facebook framework ict information retrieval infrastructure ipad iphone itunes metadata mobile mobile phone qr code research sms software wireless Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1561 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Eduserv Symposium 2010: The Mobile University http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/eduserv-2010-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue64/eduserv-2010-rpt#author1">Shailey Minocha</a> reflects on the one-day symposium organised by Eduserv in May 2010. The aim of the event was to discuss whether and how mobile technology will play a significant role in the delivery of UK Higher Education in the future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/eduserv-2010-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue64 event report shailey minocha blackboard canterbury christ church university edge hill university eduserv google massachusetts institute of technology open university oucs ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of edinburgh university of oxford university of plymouth university of sheffield university of wolverhampton itunes u accessibility ajax android augmented reality blog browser cataloguing cloud computing data e-learning facebook framework higher education html html5 infrastructure ipad iphone itunes junaio location-based services mobile mobile learning mobile phone open source operating system podcast qr code research search technology smartphone sms social software software twitter url usability video web 2.0 web services webkit wiki wikitude wireless Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1573 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mobilising the Internet Detective http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/massam-et-al <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue63/massam-et-al#author1">Diana Massam</a>, <a href="/issue63/massam-et-al#author2">Andrew Priest</a> and <a href="/issue63/massam-et-al#author3">Caroline Williams</a> describe a recent project to adapt the online Internet Detective tutorial, to deliver a user-friendly mobile site which reflects their market research into user preferences for mobile content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>'The mobile phone is undoubtedly [a] strong driving force, a behaviour changer…Library users will soon be demanding that every interaction can take place via the cell phone' [<a href="#1">1</a>]</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/massam-et-al" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue63 feature article andrew priest caroline williams diana massam apple google intute jisc mimas ukoln university of manchester w3c devcsi jisc information environment mobile internet detective transcoder accessibility aggregation android blog browser css data e-learning facebook google docs higher education information architecture ipad iphone java linked data mobi mobile mobile learning mobile phone mp3 open source opera php podcast programming language repositories research search technology sms software stylesheet video web development wireless Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1540 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk eBooks: Tipping or Vanishing Point? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/tonkin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/tonkin#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> investigates ebooks and takes a look at recent technological and business developments in this area.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Due in large part to the appearance since mid-2006 of increasingly affordable devices making use of e-Ink technology (a monochrome display supporting a high-resolution image despite low battery use, since the screen consumes power only during page refreshes, which in the case of ebooks generally represent page turns), the ebook has gone from a somewhat limited market into a real, although presently still niche, contender. Amazon sold 500,000 Kindles in 2008 [<a href="#1">1</a>]; Sony sold 300,000 of its Reader Digital Book model between October 2006 and October 2009. In September 2009, ebooks represented between 1% and 3% of the total US publishing market [<a href="#2">2</a>].</p> <p>Following the JISC National eBooks Observatory Study [<a href="#3">3</a>] in the UK, one participant, David Nicolas, was quoted as stating that ebooks have 'reached the tipping point' [<a href="#4">4</a>]. Keeping in mind Bohr's statement that, 'prediction is very difficult, especially about the future', it's nonetheless safe to say that publicity about these devices is currently at a high point. But for ebook readers, as Figure 1 shows, this is not their first time in the spotlight.</p> <blockquote><p>"A good book has no ending. ~R.D. Cumming"</p></blockquote> <p>This article marks the third time that <em>Ariadne</em> has discussed the subject of ebooks, namely "Ebooks in UK Libraries: Where are we now?" [<a href="#5">5</a>] and "e-Books for the Future: Here But Hiding?" [<a href="#6">6</a>]. There is something very beguiling about the idea of a book that has 'the marvelous chameleon-like quality that it can very quickly be made to substitute for a different printed work by simply loading different content' [<a href="#7">7</a>] - a book that can play the role of a <em>library</em>.</p> <p>As Striphas [<a href="#8">8</a>] points out, the concept of the electronic book, and the exploration of the interaction between the size of a container and the quantity of knowledge held, has an extraordinarily long history. He traces the idea back to the creation of miniature manuscript books, composed of 'tiny handwriting, or micrographia', in the late 15th century, which were functional objects and could be read by means of a magnifying glass.</p> <p>Striphas notes the development of microphotography techniques in the 19th century. This was initially pioneered by John Benjamin Dancer, an optical instrument-maker who combined microscope and camera in order to create the earliest example of microphotography on record [<a href="#9">9</a>]. Luther reports that 'the 21 May 1853 issue of Notes and Queries carried a letter from a Dublin scholar asking "May not photography be usefully applied to the making of catalogues of large libraries?' Microphotography led to the report in the British <em>Photographic Journal</em> of, 'A page of printing, from Quekett's "Treatise on the Microscope", reduced to such size that the whole of the volume of 560 pages could be contained in a space one inch long and half-an-inch broad ' [<a href="#8">8</a>].</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/tonkin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 feature article emma tonkin amazon american library association apple british library google international digital publishing forum iso jisc massachusetts institute of technology microsoft ukoln university of bath university of chicago wikipedia aac access control accessibility adobe android blog bmp cataloguing copyright data digital library doc document format drm ebook epub file format flac flash gif html hypertext infrastructure ipad iphone itunes jpeg jpg linux mis mobi mobile mobile phone mp3 ogg open access operating system plain text png research rtf search technology smartphone software standardisation standards tiff usb windows wireless Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1529 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Eduserv Symposium 2009: Evolution Or Revolution: The Future of Identity and Access Management for Research http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/eduserv-2009-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue60/eduserv-2009-rpt#author1">Shirley Williams</a> reports on the Eduserv Foundation Symposium which took as its theme investigate the intersection between identity management, access management and scholarly research collaboration across institutional and geographic boundaries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/eduserv-2009-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue60 event report shirley williams eduserv jisc london school of economics national e-science centre science and technology facilities council university of glasgow university of reading access control authentication blog data e-research e-science facebook flickr mobile passwords research shibboleth streaming twitter video wireless Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1500 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Get Tooled Up: Staying Connected: Technologies Supporting Remote Workers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/guy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Having considered organisational issues in her previous article, <a href="/issue57/guy#author1">Marieke Guy</a> takes a look at the many technologies that support remote working, from broadband to Web 2.0 social networking tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/guy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 feature article marieke guy bbc google jisc microsoft ukoln university of aberdeen university of bath university of london internet archive powr wikipedia adobe archives authentication blog browser data database dissemination e-learning eportfolio facebook flickr google docs higher education infrastructure jabber microblogging mobile mobile phone mp3 multimedia operating system passwords podcast portfolio preservation remote working repositories research search technology smartphone social networks software standards streaming twitter usability video videoconferencing web 2.0 web app web development web resources wiki windows wireless wordpress youtube Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1430 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk eResearch Australasia 2008 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/eresearch-australasia-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/eresearch-australasia-rpt#author1">Tobias Blanke</a>, <a href="/issue57/eresearch-australasia-rpt#author2">Ann Borda</a>, <a href="/issue57/eresearch-australasia-rpt#author3">Gaby Bright</a> and <a href="/issue57/eresearch-australasia-rpt#author4">Bridget Soulsby</a> report on the annual eResearch Australasia Conference, held in Melbourne, Australia, 29 September - 3 October, 2008.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The following overview of eResearch Australasia 2008 by Ann Borda is intended to give a sense of the diversity of the programme and key themes of the Conference at a glance. A selection of workshops and themes are explored in more detail by fellow contributing authors in the sections below: Bridget Soulsby on the 'Data Deluge', Gaby Bright on 'Uptake of eResearch' and Tobias Blanke on 'Arts &amp; Humanities eResearch'.</p> <p>The full eResearch Australasia 08 programme and copies of the speaker presentations are now accessible on the Conference Web site [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/eresearch-australasia-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 event report ann borda bridget soulsby gaby bright tobias blanke jisc johns hopkins university kings college london microsoft monash university queensland university of technology sakai university of melbourne university of queensland university of reading university of sydney ahessc versi archives bibliographic data browser cloud computing content management copyright creative commons curation data data management database digital archive digital library digitisation dissemination e-research e-science framework higher education identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability metadata open access open data plone portal preservation repositories research resource sharing restful schema semantic web shibboleth software standards video virtual research environment visualisation web 2.0 web services wireless Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1440 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Website Optimization http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/cliff-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue57/cliff-rvw#author1">Pete Cliff</a> used to think 'Website Optimisation' simply meant compressing images and avoiding nested tables, but in this he book finds out how much more there is to it, even in the Age of Broadband.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 4, to accept final edit's supplied by book's author 2008-11-18 REW --><!-- version 4, to accept final edit's supplied by book's author 2008-11-18 REW --><p>Serendipity can be a wonderful thing. It was a Tuesday, over coffee, that the esteemed editor of this publication presented me with a copy of <em>Website Optimization</em> and asked if I would be interested in reviewing it. Two days later, at a regular team meeting for the Repositories Support Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] (RSP), we discussed (rather generally) how we might boost the search ranking and usage of the RSP Web site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue57/cliff-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue57 review pete cliff google jisc oreilly ukoln university of bath w3c repositories support project rsp seo project wikipedia ajax apache cache cool uri css framework html metadata microformats open source rdf repositories research resource description search engine optimisation search technology semantic web software uri video wireless Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1443 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ECDL 2007 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt#author1">Mahendra Mahey</a>, <a href="/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt#author2">Emma Tonkin</a> and <a href="/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt#author3">Robert John Robertson</a> report on the 2007 European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, held in Budapest, Hungary, over 16-22 September, 2007.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This was the first time this event was held in the majestic and architecturally impressive city of Budapest. It was organised by The Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI) [<a href="#1">1</a>] and held at the Europa Congress Centre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/ecdl-2007-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 event report emma tonkin mahendra mahey robert john robertson cetis dcc iso jisc ukoln university of bath university of glasgow university of liverpool university of strathclyde university of wales jisc information environment accessibility aggregation controlled vocabularies data database dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories dspace ebook framework identifier information retrieval information society infrastructure interoperability library management systems linux medical subject headings metadata multimedia ocr ontologies operating system preservation repositories research search technology software tagging thesaurus vocabularies web 2.0 windows wireless xml Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1357 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Wikido: Exploiting the Potential of Wikis http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/wikido-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue50/wikido-rpt#author1">Marieke Guy</a> reports on a one-day workshop, held in Birmingham in November 2006, which took a closer look at the potential of Wikis for educational institutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/wikido-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue50 event report marieke guy google imperial college london kings college london ukoln university of bath wikipedia api authentication blog data digital repositories e-learning firefox flickr ict interoperability metadata open source research shibboleth software sword protocol usability web 2.0 web development wiki wireless Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1294 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk e-Books for the Future: Here but Hiding? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/whalley <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/whalley#author1">Brian Whalley</a> outlines some developments in e-book technologies and links them to existing ways of presenting textbook information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/whalley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article brian whalley bbc cetis google hewlett-packard jisc massachusetts institute of technology queens university of belfast eboni jorum ples project gutenberg wikipedia wikisource aggregation archives bibliographic data blog browser cataloguing copyright creative commons data database digital asset management digital library digital repositories dspace e-learning ebook ejournal exif file format flash google books higher education hypertext internet explorer interoperability itunes learning objects licence mac os metadata mobile mp3 multimedia open source podcast portal rae repositories research rss scorm search technology software sql standards syndication thesaurus vle widget wiki wireless youtube Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1271 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Wiki Or Won't He? A Tale of Public Sector Wikis http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/guy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/guy#author1">Marieke Guy</a> revisits a topic receiving considerable attention these days and reflects on wiki use by public organisations.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/guy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article marieke guy bbc cetis google jisc nhs oclc oss watch ukoln university of bath university of manchester university of oxford gnu wikipedia worldcat archives authentication blog cataloguing cloud computing content management copyright data database digital repositories e-learning eportfolio further education interoperability intranet knowledge base licence metadata moodle open access open source podcast preservation repositories research rss search technology social software software standardisation standards syndication tagging url web 2.0 web development wiki wikimania wireless Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1273 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Video Streaming of Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/tourte-tonkin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/tourte-tonkin#author2">Greg Tourte</a> and <a href="/issue49/tourte-tonkin#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> describe the set-up and use of video streaming technology at the IWMW 2006 event.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The recent Institutional Web Management Workshop (<a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2006/">IWMW 2006</a>) [<a href="#1">1</a>] was a rare opportunity to try out a few new pieces of technology. With events that occur at a different location each year, it is often difficult to do so, since the infrastructure at the venue may not be suitable, and it is difficult to liase effectively with technical staff at the venue before the event in order to put all the necessary technology into place.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/tourte-tonkin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article emma tonkin greg tourte apache software foundation apple bbc ieee microsoft mpeg ukoln university of bath iwmw wikipedia algorithm asf avi cache codec data dvd file format flash flash video gpl graphics h.263 h.264 infrastructure interoperability licence linux mac os mp3 mpeg-1 mpeg-2 mpeg-4 multimedia ogg ogg theora preservation quicktime research software standards streaming theora usability video video codec video encoding web development windows windows media wireless wmv Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1274 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Ambient Findability http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/tonkin-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/tonkin-rvw#author1">Emma Tonkin</a> reviews a book with interesting content despite a few rough edges.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Ambient Findability</em> is to all external appearances an O'Reilly book. It boasts the familiar line drawing of an animal, on this occasion a Verreaux's sifaka, a large and engagingly thoughtful-looking lemur. Judging the book by its cover would suggest that it be placed on the shelf together with O'Reilly's classic line of reference books, upon which developers all over the world depend for sparsely presented, accurate information and advice. But this book is of a different breed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/tonkin-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 review emma tonkin georgia institute of technology harvard university microsoft oreilly university of bath lemur wikipedia bibliographic data blog framework git identifier interoperability metadata mobile python research rfid search technology semantic web video wireless Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1283 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Rustle of Digital Curation: The JISC Annual Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author1">Julie Allinson</a>, <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author2">Marieke Guy</a> and <a href="/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt#author3">Maureen Pennock</a> find themselves contemplating e-frameworks, digital curation and repositories at the JISC Annual Conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 14 March 2006 we found ourselves back at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) for the 2006 JISC Conference. The annual conference [<a href="#1">1</a>] is both an opportunity for JISC to platform the variety of activities it funds and for delegates to learn about the full range of JISC's work by participating in seminars, debates, workshops and demonstrations. This report tries to capture the air of the event through a series of session snapshots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/jisc-conf-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 event report julie allinson marieke guy maureen pennock british library cclrc coalition for networked information dcc dest digital preservation coalition edina google hefce intute jisc jisc collections london school of economics mimas ogc open geospatial consortium sherpa ukoln university of bath university of dundee university of edinburgh university of southampton wellcome trust cd-lor claddier e-framework jisc information environment jorum romeo api archives blog cataloguing copyright curation data data set database digital curation digital preservation digital repositories digitisation e-learning e-research eportfolio eprints flash framework geospatial data gis google maps higher education ict infrastructure institutional repository interoperability learning design learning objects metadata open access open source preservation repositories research resource discovery search technology text mining vocabularies wireless wms xml Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1235 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: The Virtual Reference Desk http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/coelho-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue47/coelho-rvw#author1">Lina Coelho</a> feels that digital reference has come of age and that this work is one of its adornments where reference information professionals are concerned.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Digital reference has come of age. Starting with tentative 'Ask us a question' e-mail services, it is now available in public, academic and specialist libraries. This dynamic area, which has already undergone major developments in the past few years, continues to grow and evolve.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue47/coelho-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue47 review lina coelho british medical association rutgers university data database knowledge base open source research software video wireless Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1243 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 Delivering Open Access: From Promise to Practice http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue46/law#author1">Derek Law</a> predicts how the open access agenda will develop over the next ten years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Training as a mediaeval historian encourages one to look backwards before looking forwards. In doing so it is difficult to overestimate the impact of technology push. The combination of increased speed, increased power and increased storage has transformed the opportunities available to the community at large and academics in particular. Twenty years ago we saw the first CD-ROMs with 650Mb capacity; today a standard entry-level PC will have 80Gb of storage, while 200-1000Gb is not uncommon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue46 feature article derek law apple d-lib magazine elsevier google imperial college london ncsa stm university of strathclyde digital academic repositories archives copyright data data set database digital library dissemination dvd ftp google scholar gopher infrastructure open access open source rae repositories research standards video wireless Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1208 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Revealing All http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/chapman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/chapman#author1">Ann Chapman</a> describes Revealweb, a Web site that brings together information about accessible resources for visually impaired people.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The launch of <a href="http://www.revealweb.org.uk/">Revealweb</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] on 16 September 2003 was a big step forward for anyone with visual impairment in the UK. For the first time, they had access to a Web-based union catalogue of resources in accessible formats and information about the producers and suppliers of these materials. Until that point there had been no single place which provided information accessible by everyone; in effect, these people were second-class citizens in the information world. Revealweb has not solved all the problems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/chapman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article ann chapman bbc british library mla rnib ukoln accessibility archives ascii bibliographic data bibliographic record cataloguing collection description copyright data database lcsh library management systems licence marc metadata national library personalisation rslp schema search technology software standards wireless z39.50 Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1163 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Virtual Research Environments: Overview and Activity http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/fraser <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/fraser#author1">Michael Fraser</a> provides an overview of the virtual research environment (VRE) and introduces three JISC-funded projects in which Oxford University is participating.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virtual research environments (VREs), as one hopes the name suggests, comprise digital infrastructure and services which enable research to take place. The idea of a VRE, which in this context includes cyberinfrastructure and e-infrastructure, arises from and remains intrinsically linked with, the development of e-science.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/fraser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article michael a. fraser ahds ahrc andrew w mellon foundation blackboard cclrc cni dcc google ibm ieee jisc national grid service national science foundation oss watch royal netherlands academy of arts and sciences sakai sherpa university of east anglia university of hull university of leeds university of oxford university of portsmouth bvreh csage e-framework esp-grid isme jisc information environment memetic sakai vre portal demonstrator silchester roman town spie aggregation browser curation data data management data set database digital curation digital library digital preservation dissemination document management e-learning e-science eprints framework ict information retrieval infrastructure interoperability java managed learning environment metadata open access open source portal preservation privacy rae repositories research schema search technology semantic web shibboleth software srw taxonomy uportal video virtual research environment visualisation vle web portal web services wiki wireless wsrp z39.50 Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1165 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mobile Blogs, Personal Reflections and Learning Environments: The RAMBLE Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/trafford <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/trafford#author1">Paul Trafford</a> describes how mobile blogs for personal reflection may be related to institutional learning environments, drawing on experiences from the RAMBLE Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Public participation in the Internet has continued to boom, aided in no small measure by the 'weblog' (or, simply, 'blog'), one of the most accessible means of online publication, a term that is rapidly entering common parlance. Blogs are authored by people from many walks of life and are of many kinds: for instance, Penny Garrod has shown how they can support reading groups and community links, such as news from local councillors [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/trafford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article paul trafford bbc blackboard ims jisc microsoft university of oxford bewt ples access control aggregation atom authentication blog browser cache controlled vocabularies data e-learning framework higher education html ims enterprise infrastructure mobile open source operating system privacy rdf research rss search technology sms software stylesheet syndication video vle vocabularies wireless xml xslt Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1166 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Local Data Users in the UK Academic Community http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/martinez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/martinez#author1">Luis Martinez</a> and <a href="/issue44/martinez#author2">Stuart Macdonald</a> discuss the differing areas of expertise within the UK data libraries with particular reference to their relationship with National Data Centres, the role of the Data Information Specialists Committee - UK (DISC-UK) and other information specialists.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article will report on existing local data support infrastructures within the UK tertiary education community. It will discuss briefly early methods and traditions of data collection within UK territories. In addition it will focus on the current UK data landscape with particular reference to specialised national data centres which provide access to large-scale government surveys, macro socio-economic data, population censuses and spatial data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/martinez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 feature article luis martinez stuart macdonald ahds ahrc edina google iassist jisc london school of economics mimas uk data archive university of edinburgh university of essex university of manchester university of oxford digimap jisc information environment sosig x4l sdit archives bibliographic data blog curation data data mining data set database digital media digital repositories digitisation dissemination e-learning geospatial data gis metadata microdata mobile mobile phone multimedia open access podcast preservation repositories research search technology semantic web software video web services wiki wireless wireless application profile Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1167 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Beyond Email: Wikis, Blogs and Other Strange Beasts http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/beyond-email-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/beyond-email-rpt#author1">Robert Bristow</a> reports on a one-day workshop 'Beyond Email: Strategies for Collaborative Working and Learning in the 21st Century'.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many working in Higher Education are now thoroughly familiar with the particular problems and opportunities presented by the use of the Web and email, the applications that up to now have been the 'killer' applications which made the Internet such a vital part of the communications armoury of universities. However, new applications and ways of communicating are now starting to appear which push the accepted paradigms and demand both new perceptions and levels of technical awareness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/beyond-email-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 event report robert bristow ilrt ukoln university of bath university of bristol tco archives blog eportfolio higher education html infrastructure instant messaging interoperability knowledge management mobile open source portal research rss sms vle wiki wireless Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1128 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk World Wide Web Conference 2004 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/www2004-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/www2004-rpt#author1">Dave Beckett</a> reports on the international WWW2004 conference held in New York, 19-21 May 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www2004.org/">WWW2004</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] was the 13th conference in the series of international World Wide Web conferences organised by the IW3C2 (International World Wide Web Conference Committee). This was the annual gathering of Web researchers and technologists to present the latest work on the Web and Web standardisation at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/www2004-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report dave beckett amazon google ibm microsoft university of bristol university of southampton w3c algorithm blog browser cookie data dns hypertext lucene mobi mobile mobile phone ontologies open source owl privacy rdf repositories research rss search technology semantic web skos standardisation standards thesaurus uri web app web development wireless xml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1066 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/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="1"></a></p> <h2 id="The_Joint_Technical_Symposium_JTS_-_24-26_June_Toronto">The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) - 24-26 June, Toronto</h2> <p>The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) is the international meeting for organisations and individuals involved in the preservation and restoration of original image and sound materials. This year, JTS is scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, June 24-26, 2004.</p> <p>Preliminary program information is now available on the JTS 2004 website. See: <a href="http://www.jts2004.org/english/program.htm">http://www.jts2004.org/english/program.htm</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue39/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue39 news and events shirley keane andrew w mellon foundation apache software foundation austrian national library california digital library coalition for networked information dcc hefce institute of historical research jisc library of congress loughborough university lund university massachusetts institute of technology niso oai oclc oxford university press sherpa tilburg university university college cork university of glasgow university of oxford romeo adobe apache archives bibliographic data collection development copyright data data management data set dcmi digital curation digital library digital preservation digitisation document format dspace dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-business e-government eprints file format framework further education higher education identifier information architecture information retrieval infrastructure institutional repository intellectual property interoperability jstor licence metadata mets modelling mods ms word multimedia national library oai-pmh object oriented software ogg ontologies open access open archives initiative persistent identifier preservation privacy repositories research resource management rtf search technology semantic web software syndication url usability web services wireless Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1044 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Public Libraries: 2003, 2004: A Backward Glance and Thoughts on the Future http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/public-libraries#author1">Penny Garrod</a> looks at some of the broader issues affecting public libraries and information professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Spam_privacy_and_the_law">Spam, privacy and the law</h2> <p>Another year gone and the millennium celebrations and Y2K bug already seem to belong to some dim and distant technological past.</p> <p>As 2003 drew to a close the spotlight was on the use and abuse of Information Technology: never was so much havoc caused by so few. The language employed by the media to describe events in the online world reflected global concerns about warfare and disease. Viruses, worms and trojan horses 'infected' and 'invaded' international networks, and a 'war' on spam was declared.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 regular column penny garrod amazon bbc british library cilip jisc loughborough university microsoft ukoln university of bath jisc information environment archives bibliographic data cataloguing collection development data digitisation e-government e-learning ebook ict identifier infrastructure mobile mp3 operating system privacy rfid sms software uri wiki wireless Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1010 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Reaching Out to Your Community: Policies and Practice for Public Library Service http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/talis-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/talis-rpt#author1">Fiona Leslie</a> gives an overview of this seminar which covered a variety of topics of interest to public library professionals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The day's <a href="http://www.talis.com/latestnews/seminar7-10-03.htm">programme</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] started with an introduction by Ken Chad, sales director at Talis who welcomed delegates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/talis-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 event report fiona leslie nhs talis aggregation archives blog cataloguing digitisation e-government e-learning flash framework higher education ict infrastructure mobile mobile learning multimedia portal research search technology video wireless Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1019 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk News and Events http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/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="1"></a></p> <h2 id="Slide_Libraries_and_The_Digital_Future">Slide Libraries and The Digital Future</h2> <p>Wednesday 24th March, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU. For more information and for booking details contact <a href="mailto:laura.valentine@royalacademy.org.uk">laura.valentine@royalacademy.org.uk</a>. Booking closes on 3 March 2004.</p> <p>AUDIENCE: UK Slide Librarians in HE and those responsible for visual collections</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/newsline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 news and events richard waller cilip edina ibm jisc national e-science centre niso royal college of art the national archives ukoln university of bath eprints uk aggregation archives bibliographic data blog content management data data management database digital library digital preservation e-learning e-science ebook eprints file format framework higher education ict infrastructure jstor knowledge management metadata mis mobile openurl operating system preservation repositories research search technology software standards usability web development web services wiki wireless Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1020 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk ECDL-2003 Conference Notes http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/ecdl2003-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/ecdl2003-rpt#author1">Lesly Huxley</a> shares her notes on the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>ECDL2003 was the seventh in the annual series of European Digital Library conferences, this year hosted in Trondheim, Norway. The unusual move from September to August does not carry through to next year's conference at the University of Bath, UK, which returns to the 'normal' September slot (12-16 September).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/ecdl2003-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 event report lesly huxley bnf elsevier google ilrt national library of new zealand ukoln university of bath university of bristol sosig archives blog data digital library digital preservation metadata national library ontologies open access personalisation preservation rdf research search technology semantic web software url wireless xml Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1636 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata and Interoperability in a Complex World http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/dc-2003-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue37/dc-2003-rpt#author1">Pete Johnston</a> reflects on the 2003 Dublin Core conference, held in Seattle, Washington.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2003 Dublin Core conference, <a href="http://www.ischool.washington.edu/dc2003/">DC-2003</a>, took place in Seattle, Washington, USA, from 28 September to 1 October [<a href="#1">1</a>]. This was the eleventh Dublin Core meeting: the first eight events were categorised as 'workshops' and this was the third time it has taken the form of a 'conference' with peer-reviewed papers and posters, and a tutorial track. The 2003 conference attracted some 300 participants, from over 20 countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue37/dc-2003-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue37 event report pete johnston cornell university ieee ims microsoft ukoln university of bath university of southampton university of strathclyde university of washington jisc information environment application profile collection description creative commons data data set dcmi digital library digital preservation dublin core e-learning framework geospatial data gis information society interoperability intranet learning objects metadata preservation repositories research schema standardisation standards url vocabularies wireless Thu, 30 Oct 2003 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1639 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk An IMS Generator for the Masses http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/martini <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/martini#author1">Kelvin Hai</a>, <a href="/issue36/martini#author2">David Palmer</a> and <a href="/issue36/martini#author3">Chris Dunlop</a> of the MARTINI Project describe the architecture and operation of the Project-developed IMS Generator and show how its flexibility allows it to handle the diverse nature of data held by institutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the aims of all JISC 7/99 projects has been to explore technologies that are generic in nature in support of improved learning and specifically, to "Identify the generic and transferable aspect of the development projects".</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/martini" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 feature article chris dunlop david palmer kelvin hai ims jisc university of east anglia accessibility copyright data database html ims enterprise java managed learning environment mobile programming language rdbms sql standards stylesheet uportal url wireless xml xsl xslt Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 966 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Editorial Introduction to Issue 32: The Grid -The Web Twenty Years On? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue32/editorial#author1">Philip Hunter</a> with the editorial for Ariadne issue 32.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Issue 32 features a broad range of articles, including a second implementer perspective on setting up an e-prints server, following on from the one which appeared in the last issue. This time the experience at the University of Glasgow is featured (<b>William Nixon</b>). There is a related article by <b>John MacColl</b> on 'Electronic Theses and Dissertations: a strategy for the UK', and a brief <b>Ariadne</b> report on the first Open Archives Forum workshop, held in Pisa in May.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue32/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue32 editorial philip hunter bbc ilrt lund university oai ukoln university of glasgow university of oxford university of strathclyde archives digital library electronic theses metadata search technology semantic web software url web development web services wireless Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 884 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk