Table of contents: issue24 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/585/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 24: Plumbing the Digital Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/editorial#author1">Philip Hunter</a> introduces Ariadne 24.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 id="Lorcan_Dempsey_Farewell">Lorcan Dempsey Farewell</h2> <p>Lorcan Dempsey, Director of UKOLN for the past six years, has recently moved up to head the newly constituted DNER (the Distributed National Electronic Resource), and is now based in London. This is UKOLN's loss, but a great plus for the DNER. Ray Lester, head of UKOLN's management committee, points out that Lorcan:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 editorial philip hunter cni jisc ukoln university of bath university of oxford w3c agora dner elib archives database digital library framework further education higher education html identifier interoperability metadata resource discovery sgml standards tei url xml z39.50 Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 698 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Interoperability: What Is It and Why Should I Want It? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/interoperability <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/interoperability#author1">Paul Miller</a> explains what interoperability is and why you should want it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Together with terms like "metadata" and "joined-up thinking", this word is increasingly being used within the information management discourse across all of our memory institutions. Its meaning, though, remains somewhat ambiguous, as do many of the benefits of "being interoperable". This paper is an attempt, written from the doubtless biased perspective of someone with the word in their job title, to explain some of what interoperability means, and to begin stating the case for more active efforts towards being truly interoperable across a range of services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/interoperability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article paul miller jisc microsoft ordnance survey ukoln university of hull university of oxford dner elib archives bath profile cataloguing data dissemination dublin core dublin core metadata initiative e-government foi framework geospatial data gis ict identifier intellectual property interoperability intranet mailbase metadata portal repositories research resource discovery search technology software thesaurus url video vocabularies z39.50 Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 699 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Text Encoding for Interchange: A New Consortium http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/tei <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/tei#author1">Lou Burnard</a> on the creation of the TEI Consortium which has been created to take the TEI Guidelines into the XML world.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) was originally established in 1987 with the goal of creating a community-based standard for text encoding and interchange. It came into being as the result of a perception in many different parts of the academic research community that the rising tide of digitized media (largely known, in those distant days, as "electronic" or even "machine-readable" texts) threatened to engulf everything in a war of competing formats and encoding systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/tei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article lou burnard library of congress university of illinois university of oxford university of virginia cataloguing data digital library dtd framework interoperability marc metadata preservation provenance research search technology sgml software standards tei url usability xml Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 700 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/in-vision <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/in-vision#author1">Ann Chapman</a> on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Introduction">Introduction</h3> <p>Until recently, visually impaired people (VIP) were poorly served by the library and information provision that is routinely available to sighted people. They have relied to a great extent on specialist voluntary organisations transcribing a limited range of materials into accessible formats. This situation is changing with advances in technology and recent initiatives on social inclusion. Increasingly visually impaired people will be able to locate and use information independently, as sighted people already do.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/in-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article ann chapman bbc british library cerlim ibm ifla library association library of congress manchester metropolitan university rnib ukoln university of bath w3c isle project gutenberg web accessibility initiative accessibility archives ascii bibliographic data browser cataloguing cd-rom copyright data database digital audio file format further education graphics html ict internet explorer java linux metadata multimedia national library ocr opac operating system optical character recognition perl portal repositories research resource discovery search technology software standards url video Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 701 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Theory and Practice of the Virtual University http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/virtual-universities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/virtual-universities#author1">Neil Pollock</a> and <a href="/issue24/virtual-universities#author2">James Cornford</a> report on UK universities use of new technologies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Abstract:</p> <p>This article reports on a two-year research project that is investigating the way in which UK universities are attempting to build new technologies into higher education.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/virtual-universities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article james cornford neil pollock newcastle university oracle university of cambridge database higher education infrastructure mac os mis research standardisation standards url video Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 702 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Adaptive Developments for Learning in the Hybrid Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/sellic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/sellic#author1">Wilma Alexander</a> on the SELLIC Project and its aim to support the use of electronic resources in teaching science and engineering.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Science and Engineering Library, Learning and Information Centre (SELLIC) [1] Project at the University of Edinburgh has seen rapid changes in the context in which it operates. The project itself has therefore changed its emphasis in response to some of the challenges of the rapidly-evolving education environment. Staff at SELLIC are engaged in a number of projects, all of which are directed at some aspect of hybrid library development and aim to bring together library and academic interests in determining how new developments should be applied within the institution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/sellic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article wilma alexander hefce heriot-watt university ims jisc london school of economics oclc university of edinburgh dner ivle authentication cataloguing data database dissemination dublin core e-learning higher education information retrieval infrastructure java library management systems marc metadata multimedia opac research search technology software standards url vle vocabularies webct Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 703 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk How the Oxford English Dictionary Went Online http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/oed-tech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/oed-tech#author1">Laura Elliot</a> explains the use of SGML in the management of the OED text.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ariadne has already described the long-term task of revising the <i>Oxford English Dictionary</i> and reviewed <i>OED Online </i>at its launch in March this year, but the editor judged, rightly, that there must be a hidden story on the making of the web site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/oed-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article laura elliot ibm oxford university press stanford university university of oxford aggregation ascii data database dtd gif graphics html internet explorer java research search technology sgml software standardisation standards tagging url web browser windows xml Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 704 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Agora: From Information Maze to Market http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/agora <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/agora#author1">Bridget Robinson</a>, <a href="/issue24/agora#author2">David Palmer</a> and <a href="/issue24/agora#author3">Rosemary Russell</a> outline the Agora cross-searching software project, and its technical background.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Agora is one of the five elib hybrid Library projects which began in January 1998 and are all due for completion at various times this year. They form part of Phase 3 of the elib Programme that is investigating issues of digital library implementation and integration.</p> <p>The word Agora comes from the Greek word meaning meeting place or assembly point. On further investigation the Perseus project, part of the Department of Classics, Tufts University)[1] describes an agora as: -</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/agora" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article bridget robinson david palmer rosemary russell cerlim iso jisc tufts university ukoln university of bath university of east anglia w3c agora dner elib perseus aggregation archives authentication bibliographic data cataloguing collection description data database digital library dissemination framework higher education library management systems metadata multimedia rdf research schema search technology software standards streaming url z39.50 Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 705 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JSTOR Usage http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jstor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/jstor#author1">Alison Murphy</a> reports on the JSTOR electronic journals project continuing success.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>JSTOR (Journal STORage) is a unique digital archive of over 100 core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues. The collection covers material from the 1800s up to a 'moving wall' of between 1 and 8 years before current publication. It covers 15 subjects at present, mainly in the Humanities and Social Sciences. JSTOR is made available to academic institutions around the world on a site-licence basis. Users at participating institutions can search, browse, print and save any article from the collection.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jstor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 feature article alison murphy andrew w mellon foundation jisc london school of economics mimas university of manchester university of oxford nesli adobe archives data set database digital archive ejournal higher education jstor licence search technology url Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 706 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: The Relevance of Underpants to Searching the Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> explores search engine ranking techniques.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the courses that I run on Internet searching people often express concern, surprise or plain puzzlement at the way in which search engines relevance rank the results that they return. Consequently, I thought that it might be interesting to cover this subject in the column.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 regular column phil bradley google algorithm browser data dublin core dublin core metadata initiative metadata search technology thesaurus url widget Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 707 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/planet-sosig#author1">Heather Dawson</a> with news of the recently merged Social Science Librarians Group.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Social_Science_Librarians_Update">Social Science Librarians Update</h3> <p>1999 was a momentous year for the ASLIB Social Science Librarians Special Interest Group. In April 1999 it was decided to merge with ALISS (Academic Librarians in the Social Sciences), a professional grouping of information workers based in UK university libraries, in order to create one national body. The past year has seen a great deal of negotiation behind the scenes with ASLIB and the interim committee members in order to establish a firm foundation for the group and a renewed programme of activities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 regular column heather dawson british library school of oriental and african studies university of bath university of bristol university of surrey university of wales university of warwick sosig archives data database research url Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 708 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL News Nuggets http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> and <a href="/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html#author2">Linda Kerr</a> with news relating to the EMC Hubs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Background">Background</h3> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a>: the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library, is the UK-based, free guide to engineering information on the Internet.</p> <h3 id="Recent_news">Recent news</h3> <p>In the last issue of Ariadne I reported on a number of recent EEVL developments. &nbsp; Once again, I am very pleased to use this forum to announce some more new features.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/eevl/eevlnuggets1.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 regular column linda kerr roddy macleod cranfield university heriot-watt university eevl bibliographic data bibliographic database cataloguing research search technology subject heading Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 709 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EMC Update http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/eevl/emcupdate1.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/eevl/emcupdate1.html#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> and <a href="/issue24/eevl/emcupdate1.html#author2">Linda Kerr</a> with news relating to the EMC Hubs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A quick update on MathGate's development. MathGate will supply descriptions of, and links to, quality mathematics resources that are available on the internet. MathGate is based at the University of Birmingham and can be accessed at <a href="http://www.mathgate.ac.uk/">http://www.mathgate.ac.uk/</a>. More information about MathGate is available from this site. MathGate would like to hear from people or institutions interested in becoming content providers. For more information, contact:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/eevl/emcupdate1.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 regular column linda kerr roddy macleod heriot-watt university university of birmingham Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 710 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk BIOME http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/biome#author1">Paula Manning</a> reports on recent developments within BIOME, the health and life sciences hub of the Resource Discovery Network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">The new BIOME Internet site will go live this summer and we are looking forward to seeing the months of background work become an operational service. Since Lisa Gray, the BIOME Team Manager reported the outline for the Service in the December issue of Ariadne, we have been busy building content in our databases as well as designing a new website, developing new catalogue software and establishing links with other health &amp; life sciences Internet services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 regular column paula manning university of nottingham cataloguing data database dublin core framework identifier interoperability metadata repositories research search technology software standardisation standards subject gateway url Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 711 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata: I Am a Name and a Number http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/metadata#author1">Paul Miller</a> on Digital Object Identifiers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>People, places, and things are identified in any number of different ways.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 regular column paul miller amazon bbc cnri d-lib magazine ifla jisc ukoln university of hull aardvark dner bibliographic data browser cataloguing database digital object identifier doi frbr handle system identifier intellectual property interoperability metadata mobile mobile phone persistent identifier portal research rfc solaris standards uri url web browser windows Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 712 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk LONGITUDE: The Users in the Digital Landscape http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/pub-libs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/pub-libs#author1">Linda Berube</a> on the Longitude project, designed to test a toolkit of qualitative survey methodologies to assess user needs in the digital library.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"May you live in interesting times." I think we in library-land, and particularly public library-land, can lay claim to our share of those. On the national level, we have infrastructure, content creation, and training, all activity that the roll out of the People's Network will require. In addition, regional strength and co-operation ensures participation and development on all levels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/pub-libs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 regular column linda berube cerlim jisc jisc information environment archives digital library e-business framework infrastructure research software url Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 713 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Reflections On WWW9 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the WWW9 conference, held in Amsterdam, in May 2000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Ninth International World Wide Web conference (WWW9) was held at the RAI Congress Centre in Amsterdam. The main part of the conference took place from Tuesday 16th till Thursday 18th May. A day of tutorial and workshops was held on Monday 15th May with the Developer's Day on Friday 19th May. About 1,400 delegates attended the conference. It was pleasing to note the large numbers of delegates from the UK - about 100 in total, with about 50% from the Higher Education community (and about 9 people from Southampton University and another 9 from Bristol University).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 tooled up brian kelly alt apple darpa heriot-watt university ilrt middlesex university national library of the netherlands sheffield hallam university ukoln university of bath university of brighton university of bristol university of southampton w3c dner elib aggregation blog browser content management digital library dom dtd dublin core gif higher education html hypertext infrastructure java metadata mobile mobile phone national library rdf resource discovery rss search technology semantic web soap standardisation standards url usability web services wireless wireless application profile xhtml xlink xml xpointer xsl xslt z39.50 Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 714 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: A Survey Of Numbers of UK University Web Servers http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How many web servers are there in the UK Higher Education community? <a href="/issue24/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> provides some answers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>How many web servers are there in use within the UK higher education community? What is the profile of server usage within the community - do most institutions take a distributed approach, running many servers, or is a centralised approach more popular? A WebWatch survey has been carried out recently in an attempt to answer these questions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 tooled up brian kelly bournemouth university central school of speech and drama coventry university dartington college of arts de montfort university glasgow caledonian university glasgow school of art goldsmiths college imperial college london kings college london leeds metropolitan university london business school london school of economics manchester metropolitan university microsoft robert gordon university rose bruford college royal academy of music royal college of art royal college of music royal conservatoire of scotland royal holloway royal northern college of music royal veterinary college school of oriental and african studies sheffield hallam university south bank university surrey institute of art & design ukoln university college london university of bath university of cambridge university of london university of northumbria at newcastle university of oxford university of the west of england university of wales data database dns higher education search technology software url Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 715 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Bringing Coherence to Networked Information for the New Century http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jisc-cni <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/jisc-cni#author1">Gillian Austen</a> reports on the JISC-CNI conference at Stratford, UK, 14-16 June 2000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The conference was opened by Professor Maxwell Irvine, Chair of the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), who extended a familiar transport metaphor to talk of the route maps and driving instructors needed to ensure the effective use of the information superhighway, observing that the JISC's DNER (Distributed National Electronic Resource) can be seen as the "overall integrated transport policy". He went on to highlight the international collaboration and partnerships which will be needed to bring true coherence to networked information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jisc-cni" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 event report gillian austen british library cni jisc jisc collections mimas national science foundation university of manchester dner nesli archives cataloguing copyright data set database digital library digital preservation digitisation ecms framework infrastructure internet explorer interoperability jstor licence opac preservation privacy research url visualisation z39.50 Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 716 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Library Resource Sharing and Discovery: Catalogues for the 21st Century http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/glasgow-clumps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ariadne reports on the highlights of the recent Glasgow CLUMPS one day conference</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article is supplementary to the issue 23 <a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/at-the-event/">report</a> on the CLUMPS event at Goldsmiths College in March this year, and perhaps should be read in conjunction with both that report and Peter Stubley's article on '<a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue23/stubley/">What have the CLUMPS ever done for us?</a>' in the same issue. Details of presentations which were broadly similar to those given at Goldsmiths are not repeated here, but can be found in the Ariadne 23 report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/glasgow-clumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 event report philip hunter british library goldsmiths college jisc oclc ukoln university of bath university of edinburgh university of leeds elib authentication bath profile bibliographic data browser cataloguing data database digital library higher education infrastructure interoperability metadata national library resource discovery search technology telnet url web browser windows z39.50 Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 717 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk JASPER Further Education Meeting http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jasper-fe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/jasper-fe#author1">Martin Hamilton</a> reports on the recent JASPER one day meeting on the expansion of JISC services to cover the FE community.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The goal of this event was to introduce the operators of JISC services to the main bodies in Further Education (FE), and to discuss the issues which will be involved as JISC services are rolled out to FE sites. In addition to the delegates from JISC and JISC services, UKERNA and major national FE organisations (e.g. BECTa, FEDA and NILTA) were also represented.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/jasper-fe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 event report martin hamilton becta hefce jisc loughborough university ukerna dner aggregation cache e-learning further education higher education ict research url Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 718 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/news <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> <h2 id="Foraging_for_a_Good_Read:_Book_Forager_Goes_Live">Foraging for a Good Read: Book Forager Goes Live</h2> <p><br />It is August 2000; the UK is enjoying the driest, sunniest summer this century. You are in the library trying to find a book which isunorthodox, very realistic but also quite funny, set in Spain. You go over to the public access terminal and input details of the kind of read you need to match your mood, and the computer comes up with ten suggestions for you to try.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 news and events philip hunter birmingham city university british library cranfield university jisc jisc collections library of congress mpeg oxford university press south bank university university of oxford dner archives bibliographic data bibliographic database data database digital audio digital library digitisation further education geospatial data gif gis higher education jpeg library management systems licence mp3 preservation realaudio research software standards thesaurus url wav Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 719 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/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="/issue24/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="picture of robot librarian at service desk" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue24-cartoon/cartoon-24.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 589px; " /></p> issue24 odds and ends malcolm campbell alt jisc ukoln university of bath archives copyright jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 720 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Review: Building Community Information Networks http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/checkout-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue24/checkout-review#author1">Pete Cliff</a> reviews 'Building community information networks: strategies and experiences,' edited by Sheila Pantry.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>My first reaction when asked to review this book was "What is a community information network?" Fortunately the authors of the book foresaw such a response and were thoughtful enough to include the following definition in the opening chapter:</p> <p>"a [network of computers] which provide: community information; and a means for the community to communicate".</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/checkout-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue24 review pete cliff ukoln university of bath university of cambridge bibliographic data resource discovery url Thu, 22 Jun 2000 23:00:00 +0000 editor 721 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk