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Reviews in Ariadne evaluate books and events of interest to information professionals.
  • Total number of 'review' items in all Ariadne issues: 194
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Delivering Digital Services: A Handbook for Public Libraries and Learning Centres

Towards the end of the Pantomime season, Bruce Royan finds a golden egg among the goose droppings.

February 2006, issue46, review

Book Review: Developing the New Learning Environment

Stephen Town welcomes this new text on a key issue for the future of academic librarians, and suggests some broader questions for consideration.

February 2006, issue46, review

Book Review: Cataloging and Organizing Digital Resources

Sarah Higgins learns how to incorporate online resources into a library catalogue using AACR2 and MARC, but wonders why the wider issue of organising and describing a full range of digital resources is not addressed.

October 2005, issue45, review

Book Review: Managing Acquisitions in Library and Information Services

Bruce Royan welcomes a new edition of the standard text in the acquisitions field.

October 2005, issue45, review

Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 2004 (Volume 38)

Michael Day reviews a recent volume of this key annual publication on information science and technology.

October 2005, issue45, review

Book Review: Content and Workflow Management for Library Web Sites

Martin White welcomes the detail but is concerned at the impact that the publishing process has had on the currency and utility of the content.

July 2005, issue44, review

Book Review: The Academic Library

Ruth Jenkins wishes this textbook had been available when she was a library school student.

July 2005, issue44, review

Book Review: Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

Ian Lovecy looks at a useful consolidation of approaches to disaster management.

July 2005, issue44, review

Book Review: Managing Suppliers and Partners for the Academic Library

Tony Kidd examines this study's view of the importance of partnerships in their widest context for the modern academic library.

July 2005, issue44, review

Book Review: Digital Libraries - Principles and Practice in a Global Environment

Chris Awre welcomes a useful overview of the global digital library scene that will help both those coming new to this area and those wishing to broaden their appreciation of what is involved in developing a digital library.

April 2005, issue43, review

Book Review: Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval

Marieke Guy takes a look at a recent introduction to metadata for the information professional.

April 2005, issue43, review

Book Review: Managing Digital Rights - A Practitioner's Guide

Stuart Hannabuss likes the way this book reminds us that information professionals need to apply the law and not merely know it.

April 2005, issue43, review

Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection

Sarah Pearson considers whether the 2nd edition of this practical guide for building an electronic resource collection can satisfy the needs of both new and experienced practitioners.

April 2005, issue43, review

Book Review: How to Find Information

Verity Brack reviews a new practical guide for researchers wanting to improve their information skills and finds it a very useful addition.

January 2005, issue42, review

Book Review: Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing

Mike Fraser asks whether a recent book on open source software licences will help him answer a few questions.

January 2005, issue42, review

Book Review: Digital Libraries - Policy, Planning and Practice

Bruce Royan considers the ironies of communicating the state of the art of digital libraries by means of a print publication.

January 2005, issue42, review

Book Review: Libraries Without Walls 5

David Parkes reviews the fifth compilation of the biennial Library Without Walls Conference. He finds how far we have come and how far we have to go in delivering services to distributed learners.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: Knowledge Management Lessons Learned

Martin White praises the work of the editors on the 32 essays covering how KM initiatives can deliver tangible outcomes and takes a practical and balanced view of their overall value.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: Information Representation and Retrieval in the Digital Age

Chris Awre finds a useful if limited introduction for those coming new to the field of information representation and retrieval, but is unconvinced by its overall coverage and depth.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: The Web Library

Lina Coelho looks at a book she feels is destined to repay its purchase price even if you never manage to read it all.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change

Lise Foster finds this a useful scene setter for the novice and valuable reminder for the professional of the challenges facing today's librarian.

October 2004, issue41, review

Book Review: Information Architecture - Designing Information Environments for Purpose

John Paschoud looks at this collection of articles and finds some good parts in a generally ineffective whole.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: Managing Your Internet & Intranet Services

David Hook sees this edition as a useful overview but finds unfortunate omissions as well as beneficial inclusions.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: Staying Legal

Stuart Hannabuss examines an interesting collection of essays and, with reservations, likes the second edition a lot more.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: Developing Web-based Instruction

Lyn Parker finds this compilation a useful overview of the issues involved in developing e-learning and a valuable addition to the literature.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: Net Effects

Grant Young reviews a compilation of articles showcasing librarians' efforts to wrest control of new technologies and reassert some traditional values.

July 2004, issue40, review

Book Review: Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval

Charles Oppenheim sees improvements in this second edition but has reservations about one of the few UK-based texts on this subject.

April 2004, issue39, review

Book Review: Extreme Searchers' Internet Handbook

Verity Brack reviews a book on Internet resources and finds it a useful volume for Internet beginners and Google-centric searchers.

April 2004, issue39, review

Book Review: Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success

Stephen Town considers this new multi-author volume, appreciates its many qualities and reflects on the key issues for library staff development in the digital future.

April 2004, issue39, review

Book Review: The Accidental Webmaster

Andy Prue examines a guide aimed at inexperienced Webmasters. While the book covers some interesting and salient points, Andy raises questions as to the ideal audience.

April 2004, issue39, review

Book Review: Super Searchers Make It on Their Own

Lina Coelho looks at the work and lives of independent information professionals prepared to share their secrets for starting and running a research business.

January 2004, issue38, review

Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Volume 37, 2003

Colin Harris declares himself a veteran reader of the ARIST, assesses the kinds of reviewing it performs and balances the strengths and weaknesses of this long-standing publication.

January 2004, issue38, review

Book Review: Centred on Learning

Bruce Royan takes a structured look at this series of case studies and analyses their view of the Learning Resource Centre phenomenon.

January 2004, issue38, review

Book Review: Joining Up the Dots

Stuart Hannabuss seeks the tenor among the diversity of voices provided by Challenge and Change in the Information Society.

October 2003, issue37, review

Book Review: The Accidental Systems Librarian

Eric Jukes takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of another book in the 'Accidental' series.

October 2003, issue37, review

Book Review: Implementing Digital Reference Services

Ben Wynne reviews a collection of papers from the Third Annual Virtual Reference Desk Conference.

October 2003, issue37, review

Book Review: Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Volume 36

Michael Day takes a detailed look at the structure and content of this hardy annual.

July 2003, issue36, review

Review: Naked in Cyberspace

Marieke Guy taps into our increasing collective paranoia about privacy with a review that explores the use of personal information in the Cyber Age.

July 2003, issue36, review

Review: Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Philip Hunter reviews a CD-ROM edition of one of William Blake's most famous works.

July 2003, issue36, review

JISC 2003 Conference Report

Philip Pothen reports on Secretary of State Charles Clarke's view of the importance of ICT in the education sector and the role of the JISC in its implementation.

April 2003, issue35, review

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