Table of contents: issue21 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/556/issues/all?article-type=regular%20column&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en DISinHE: Web Content Accessibility http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/disinhe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/disinhe#author1">Paul Booth</a> discusses Web content accessibility.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The web is one of the most rapidly developing media for communication and information storage and retrieval available today. Many people with extra-ordinary needs (such as users of palm-tops, legacy systems, and car-based systems, as well as disabled people using special technology) are restricted from access to the information available on the web, due to poor design caused by both a lack of information and sources of good advice for developers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/disinhe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 regular column paul booth alt jisc massachusetts institute of technology ukoln university of bath w3c web accessibility initiative accessibility copyright css higher education html hypertext multimedia url video Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 635 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Web Editor: 'Abzu and Beyond' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/web-editor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/web-editor#author1">Charles Jones</a> muses on the history of the Internet presence of the University of Chicago Oriental Institute.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>I work in a discipline where scholars are as likely to be interested in a three-quarter-century-old article written in an obscure journal with a circulation of a thousand copies as they are in a lavish and masterly new publication of an international exhibition of never-before-seen artifacts. The archaeologies of scholarship on the ancient Near East are complex and arcane. The skills required to interpret them are taken for granted on the assumption that university students should already know how to use a library (as any schoolboy knows...).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/web-editor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 regular column charles jones jisc oclc ukoln university of bath university of chicago university of oxford perseus archives cataloguing copyright data data set html metadata research search technology sgml standards url web resources xml Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 636 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: FAST, the Biggest and Best Yet? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> explains how 'FAST' has recently been launched as the most comprehensive of the search engines, and this article compares the FAST results with those of AltaVista and Northern Light.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="FAST_-_new_but_better">FAST - new but better?</h2> <p>FAST - Fast Search and Transfer ASA was established on July 16th 1997 and the search engine (1) arose out of a project initiated at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim. Their system is powered by Dell Systems and they have an impressive grouping of partners, such as 3Com, CompuServe, Corbis, Lycos, and almost inevitably, Microsoft and Sun. The aim of FAST is to index the entire web by the end of this year; they expect to be able to index one billion documents and beyond. Their byline is 'All The Web, All The Time <font size="-2">TM</font>'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 regular column phil bradley amazon jisc microsoft ukoln university of bath cloud computing copyright data database ftp mp3 search technology url video Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 637 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: Welfare Reform Digest http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/planet-sosig#author1">Jennie Grimshaw</a> gives a personal account of the creation of the Welfare reform digest.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Social_Science_Business_and_Law_Hub">Social Science Business and Law Hub</h2> <p>We are pleased to announce that as of August 1999 SOSIG (Social Science Information Gateway), the UK's number one place to find social science information on the Internet will be expanding its service. SOSIG provides a browsable and searchable database of thousands of high quality Internet resources of relevance to social science researchers, academics and practitioners. The gateway will draw on the expertise of a number of specialist organisations within the social sciences to help build its database of resources. The new partners are:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 regular column jennie grimshaw british library jisc london school of economics portico ukoln university of bath university of bristol university of london university of surrey university of york sosig bibliographic data cataloguing copyright data database open access research resource discovery search technology subject heading url Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 638 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: 'Not a Success' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Roddy Macleod embarks on a tendentious argument.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is fairly common practice for anyone writing about a service or project with which they are involved to emphasise its benefits, popularity and plus points, and so perhaps the title of this article <i>EEVL 'not a success' </i>may seem a little abstruse and may even have grabbed your attention. If that's the case, let me explain what I mean by "EEVL 'not a success'".</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 regular column roddy macleod edina heriot-watt university jisc ukoln university of bath eevl elib bibliographic data bibliographic database copyright data database dissemination ejournal higher education resource discovery search technology url Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 639 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Biz/ed Bulletin on Business and Economics http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/bized <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue21/bized#author1">Libby Miller</a> looks at recent changes to Biz/ed and describes some new sites.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="The_Hub">The Hub</h2> <p>From 1 August Biz/ed is continuing resource discovery for the subject areas business, economics and management under the auspices of the Social Science, Business and Law Hub funded by JISC through the Resource Discovery Network Centre <a href="#ref1">[1]</a>.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/bized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 regular column libby miller ilrt jisc microsoft ukoln university of bath university of bristol sosig bibliographic data cataloguing copyright data database dewey decimal higher education research resource discovery search technology software url Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 640 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk VITAL services? Evaluating IT access in Public Libraries http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/public-libraries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Project officer <a href="/issue21/public-libraries#author1">Juliet Eve</a> discusses the value and impact of end-user IT services in public libraries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since the publication of the hugely influential <i>New Library: the People’s Network</i>,<i> </i>[1] and the follow-up document detailing the plans for rolling out the network, <i>Building the New Library Network</i>, [2] we have seen a whole range of government policy documents and initiatives stressing the importance of the role of the public library in the developing "information society" [3].</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue21/public-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue21 regular column juliet eve cerlim jisc library association manchester metropolitan university ukoln university of bath university of oxford cataloguing cd-rom copyright data framework information society research standards url Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:00:00 +0000 editor 641 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk