Table of contents: issue19 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/527/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial introduction to Issue 19: Ariadne's Thread http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/editorials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/editorials#author1">Philip Hunter</a> and <a href="/issue19/editorials#author2">Bernadette Daly</a> introduce the articles for Ariadne issue 19.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the first issue of a purely electronic Ariadne, which has been produced without the assistance of a print editor (Lyndon Pugh) and production manager (John MacColl), both of whom contributed substantially to the commissioning side of the operation. In addition, UKOLN is this month launching a second electronic magazine, <strong>Exploit Interactive</strong>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/editorials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 editorial bernadette daly philip hunter ims jisc microsoft ukoln university of bath eevl elib sosig accessibility apache cache copyright linux metadata open source php research search technology software subject gateway video web browser windows Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 579 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/rowlatt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/rowlatt#author1">Mary Rowlatt</a> describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><cite>SEAMLESS <a name="_Hlt444840515"></a></cite> is a two year research project, funded by the British Library, which aims to develop a new model for citizens' information - one which is distributed, and based on partnerships and common standards.</p> <p>The objectives of the <i>SEAMLESS<b> </b></i>project<b><i> </i></b>are to:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/rowlatt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article mary rowlatt ansi british library ims iso jisc library of congress niso ukoln elib jisc information environment ascii bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom controlled vocabularies copyright data data set database dissemination document format doi dublin core html identifier information retrieval intellectual property interoperability jpeg marc metadata plain text purl research resource description schema search technology standards tagging thesaurus uri url video vocabularies z39.50 zip Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 580 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Meta-Objects http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/meta-objects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/meta-objects#author1">Matthew Dovey</a> outlines an Object Oriented approach to metadata.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/meta-objects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article matthew dovey data database interoperability java metadata rdf research schema software standards tagging windows Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 581 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Instructional Management Systems http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/ims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/ims#author1">John MacColl</a> explores the IMS concept in the context of the SELLIC project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/ims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article john maccoll ims jisc open university oracle university of edinburgh elib bibliographic data cataloguing cd-rom course design data data mining database digital library dissemination higher education information retrieval intellectual property intranet learning management system metadata opac personalisation rae repositories research resource description search technology software standards url web resources web services webct Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 582 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Research: Browsing Video Content http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/web-research <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/web-research#author1">Peter Thomas</a>, UWE, and <a href="/issue19/web-research#author2">Peter Macer</a> of Hewlett Packard Research Laboratories describe automated techniques for browsing video content.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Interactive_Media-rich_Web_Content_-_Using_Video">Interactive Media-rich Web Content - Using Video</h3> <p>One of the major problems experienced by Web users is the amount of time needed to download data. As the speed and power of desktop computer has increased it has become possible for almost anyone with access to a PC to produce interactive web content using images, audio, and particularly video. Therefore, even though the available bandwidth of the Internet is increasing, the bandwidth requirements of the media available through it, and the number of users trying to access that information are also increasing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/web-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 feature article peter macer peter thomas mpeg staffordshire university university of the west of england algorithm ascii browser cataloguing data database gif graphics html hypertext jpeg multimedia research search technology standards video Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 583 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The DISinHE Centre http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/disinhe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/disinhe#author1">Ian Webb</a> introduces the DISinHE centre.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <p>There is a growing need for teaching and learning technology to be more accessible to students and staff with disabilities. The changes in the DSA (Disability Discrimination Act) which will come into force in October this year and the new European Human Rights Legislation which will be with us by the year 2000 all makes it imperative that designers of educational web sites, CD ROM software and all other technological developments take note of this new (at least to the UK) wave of legislation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/disinhe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column ian webb jisc university of dundee accessibility copyright e-learning higher education research software url Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 584 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Web Editor: Institutional Troubleshooter http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/web-editor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/web-editor#author1">Stephen Emmott</a> describes his experiences of content management at King's College London.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/web-editor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column stephen emmott kings college london oreilly w3c adobe content management content provider database framework ftp html information architecture rdf research sgml url xml Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 585 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Caching In? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/cache <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/cache#author1">George Neisser</a> describes the National JANET Web Caching Service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UK JANET Web Caching Service, managed jointly by the Universities of Manchester and Loughborough, provides an efficient, state-of-the-art, caching facility for the UK Academic and Research community. Its primary objectives are to reduce unnecessary duplication of network traffic between the community and the Web, and to minimise the time taken to download Web pages from remote sites. The former results in a more cost-effective use of limited and expensive bandwidth; whilst the latter facilitates a more productive use of the Web.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/cache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column george neisser university of manchester cache copyright data infrastructure linux research software url Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 586 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Minotaur: From Mac to Linux and Back? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/minotaur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/minotaur#author1">Tony Grant</a> on why a former Macintosh fan has fallen for Linux.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <p>There are several questions, which have been puzzling me since July 1997. That was the month I started using OSS (Open Source Software) and I have to thank Apple for pushing me in that direction. Apple was not making stable operating system software then. So, along with several thousands of the faithful, I jumped ship. Didn't move to the <a href="http://www.microsoft.com">evil empire</a> - having already found that by avoiding Microsoft products you did not create too many problems for yourself!</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/minotaur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column tony grant apple microsoft adobe apache browser cd-rom copyright data database graphics higher education intranet linux open source operating system photoshop software standards web browser windows Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 587 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engine Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> reviews recent developments with search engines.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column phil bradley copyright data database search technology software video Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 588 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: Internet Resources for Social Scientists http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/planet-sosig#author1">Pete Maggs</a> discusses finding high-quality Internet resources for social science and methodology, based on his experience as a SOSIG Section Editor.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column pete maggs cessda university of exeter university of york sosig archives bibliographic data cataloguing data data set mailbase research software url Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 589 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OMNI Corner: Information or Hysteria, "Talking sensibly" in the Biomedical Field http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/omni <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/omni#author1">John Kirriemuir</a> outlines current areas of concern in: Information or Hysteria? "Talking sensibly" in the biomedical field.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <h3 id="Defining_the_subjects">Defining the subjects</h3> <p>Here at OMNI, our subject gateway essentially covers all of the health studies subjects in scope (basically medicine and health), and various biomedical aspects of the life sciences, such as molecular biology research, clinical psychology and sports medicines.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/omni" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column john kirriemuir eevl elib sosig archives cataloguing data database java metadata research resource description resource discovery search technology software subject gateway Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 590 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL Eye on Engineering http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The EEVL Team explore Internet Resources in Petroleum Engineering and Electronics, take a glance at engineering resources in Australia and South East Asia and give the latest news from the EEVL service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here are four updates relevant to the EEVL project.</p> <h2 id="EEVL_Update">EEVL Update</h2> <p align="right"><em>Linda Kerr, EEVL</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column roddy macleod brunel university distributed systems technology centre edina heriot-watt university monash university nottingham trent university queensland university of technology university of melbourne university of queensland university of surrey eevl adobe archives bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing data database ejournal geospatial data gis graphics hypertext javascript licence preservation research resource discovery search technology software url web resources Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 591 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Biz/Ed Bulletin http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/bized <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/bized#author1">Kate Sharp</a> and <a href="/issue19/bized#author2">Libby Miller</a> describe Business and Economics Resources on the Internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <h2 id="Bized">Biz/ed</h2> <h3 id="Introducing_Bized">Introducing Biz/ed</h3> <p><b>Biz/ed</b> <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> is a free, subject-based information gateway service providing access to quality-assured Internet resources in business and economics. It is managed from the <i><b>Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT)</b></i> <a href="#ref-02">[2]</a> based at the University of Bristol. The core service was originally targeted at the needs of staff and students up to first year undergraduate level.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/bized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column kate sharp libby miller ilrt university of bristol elib sosig algorithm archives browser cataloguing copyright data database graphics html javascript metadata research search technology software standards url usability windows Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 592 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata: Image Retrieval http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> reports on combining content-based and metadata-based approaches.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-page-body"> <h3 id="Introduction">Introduction</h3> <p>Image-based information is a key component of human progress in a number of distinct subject domains and digital image retrieval is a fast-growing research area with regard to both still and moving images. In order to address some relevant issues the Second UK Conference on Image Retrieval - the Challenge of Image Retrieval (CIR 99) was held in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 25 and 26 February 1999 [<a href="#1">1</a>]. Participants included both researchers and practitioners in the area of image retrieval.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 regular column michael day alt british library carnegie mellon university ibm iso jisc library association mpeg open university robert gordon university south bank university ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of cambridge university of chicago university of east anglia university of illinois university of lancaster university of northumbria at newcastle archives data database digital library dublin core framework higher education html information retrieval intellectual property metadata multimedia preservation provenance research search technology software standards url usability video Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 593 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk What Is Apache? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/what-is <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/what-is#author1">Eddie Young</a> gives the essentials of "Apache", the widely used Unix-based web server software.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apache is the name of the software that allows you to run a web service on a UNIX server. Apache is very popular and provides access to most web sites on the internet. A recent <a href="http://www.netcraft.co.uk/">Netcraft</a> survey of Web Servers around the world placed Apache Powered sites at over 50 percent of the total. Part of the reason for this maybe that it is freely available, reliable and simple to set up and configure, and it can provide most of the requirements for a web site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/what-is" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 tooled up eddie young ukoln university of bath gnu apache browser licence linux perl search technology software web browser web services windows Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 594 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Windows NT Explorer http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/nt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/nt#author1">Brett Burridge</a> introduces his regular column on Windows NT with a description of Site Server's search facility.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <p>In this new column, I hope to bring users' attention to the value of employing Windows NT server technology within their institution. While Windows NT has its fair share of problems, there is no denying that the quality of server-side software available for this platform has improved enormously in the last 12 months.</p> <p>Kicking off, this article examines the use of Microsoft's Site Server 3.0 <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> to provide a sophisticated web based search solution for your institution.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/nt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 tooled up brett burridge microsoft university of essex adobe browser cataloguing database doc html java linux microsoft office schema search technology software standards url web development windows Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 595 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Unix and the Web: Providing Web Access to Your Email http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/unix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/unix#author1">Brian Kelly</a> introduces a regular column on Unix and Web issues by describing how a combination of Apache, PHP and IMP can make email folders available using a web browser.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <h2 id="Email_Use_at_UKOLN">Email Use at UKOLN</h2> <p>UKOLN is a small research group based at the University of Bath. Software used by UKOLN staff probably reflects staff usage through the University, and is probably not too dissimilar to usage at other UK universities - most staff use a PC running MS Windows 95 or Windows NT and use Microsoft Office applications, although there are a number who prefer Unix systems are make use of X-Windows or Linux on their PC.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/unix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 tooled up brian kelly microsoft ukoln university of bath apache browser copyright intranet licence linux microsoft office open source passwords php research scripting language software telnet url web browser windows Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 596 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Extending Your Browser http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> on techniques for extending the capabilities of your browser.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <p>The WebWatch project <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>, which was based at UKOLN, involved the development and use of a variety of tools to analyse web resources and web servers. During the early development of the software, individual summaries (particularly of outliers in the statistical data) were often required in order to check that the software was working correctly. Initially summaries were obtained using simple Unix scripts. For example the <kbd>urlget</kbd> script displayed the HTTP headers for a resource as illustrated below:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 tooled up brian kelly ukoln university of bath w3c accessibility apache browser copyright css data doc html javascript metadata rdf software telnet uri url web browser web resources web services xml Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 597 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk WebWatch: Conclusions from the WebWatch Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/webwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/webwatch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> sums up conclusions from the WebWatch Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <p>The WebWatch project <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a>, which was based at UKOLN, University of Bath and funded the the British Library Research and Innovation Centre (BLRIC), involved the development of robot software to analyse web resources in a variety of (mainly UK) communities. The project analysed several communities and has produced reports on the results. Following the successful completetion of the WebWatch project a final report has been produced. This article summarises the findings published in the report.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/webwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 tooled up brian kelly british library microsoft ncsa ukoln university of bath elib niss adobe apache browser data doc dublin core higher education html metadata ms word perl research software url web resources web services Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 598 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk BOBCATSSS 99 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/bobcatsss99 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/bobcatsss99#author1">Christine Dugdale</a> reports on the BOBCATSSS 99 conference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/bobcatsss99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 event report christine dugdale university of the west of england elib copyright database digitisation intellectual property knowledge management research standards url web services Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 599 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Information Ecologies: Report of the eLib Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/info-ecologies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue19/info-ecologies#author1">Philip Hunter</a> reports on the eLib conference in York in December 1998, which explored a number of hybrid library, subject Gateway and copyright control issues.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="LEFT" alt="the Viking Moat hotel in York" height="310" hspace="25" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue19-info-ecologies/viking-moat-elib.jpg" vspace="20" width="251" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/info-ecologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue19 event report philip hunter ahds jisc ukoln university of aberdeen university of bath university of wisconsin elib heron digital library framework preservation research resource discovery standardisation subject gateway Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 600 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue19/cartoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New cartoon work by <a href="/issue19/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="cartoon of ex-chief librarian floorsweeping" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue19-cartoon/ariadne19-2-cartoon.gif" style="width: 600px; " /><br /><strong>Before we retrained for the electronic library, I was the Chief Librarian</strong></p> issue19 odds and ends malcolm campbell Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:00:00 +0000 editor 601 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk