Table of contents: issue28 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/633/issues/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Editorial Introduction to Issue 28: Ariadne's Thread http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/editorial#author1">Marieke Napier</a> reviews recent developments on the cultural front and the contents of issue 28.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here in the UK we are living in the aftermath of the recent General election. Although apathy was the order of the day and few seats actually changed hands, important changes have been made that are worth mentioning here in<i> Ariadne</i>. In a Cabinet reshuffle the government has replaced the previous Culture secretary, Chris Smith, with Tessa Jowell, formerly a minister of state in the Department for Education and Employment. Working alongside her in the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) will be Tessa Blackstone, also a previous minister in the DFEE.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 editorial marieke guy british library d-lib magazine jisc oai oxford brookes university queens university belfast ukoln university of oxford agora dner elib inspiral sosig accessibility collection description database digital library dublin core e-learning graphics metadata personalisation preservation raster graphics research resource discovery rslp software svg url vector graphics web development xml Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 790 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG): Vector Graphics for the Web http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/graphics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/graphics#author1">David Duce</a> discusses the World Wide Web Consortium's Scalable Vector Graphics markup language for 2 dimensional graphics.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>To view the Scalable Vector Graphics in this article you will need a viewer. The Adobe® SVG Viewer is a plug-in that will allow your Web browser to render SVG and is available free from the <a href="http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/">Adobe Web site</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/graphics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article david duce alt ibm iso microsoft oreilly oxford brookes university oxford university press university of oxford w3c adobe browser css data dublin core gif graphics html internet explorer jpeg marc metadata namespace png schema standardisation standards svg url vector graphics video vml web browser xlink xml xml namespaces xslt Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 791 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Personalization of Web Services: Opportunities and Challenges http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/personalization <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/personalization#author1">Monica Bonett</a> gives an overview of personalization on the World Wide Web and discusses ideas for development within resource discovery systems.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>World Wide Web services operate in a cut-throat environment where even satisfied customers and growth do not guarantee continued existence. As users become ever more proficient in their use of the web and are exposed to a wider range of experiences, they may well become more demanding, and their definition of what constitutes good service may be refined. Personalization is an ever-growing feature of on-line services that is manifested in different ways and contexts, harnessing a series of developing technologies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/personalization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article monica duke amazon ims ims global learning consortium jisc ukoln university of bath w3c dner elib jisc information environment accessibility archives bibliographic data browser cataloguing controlled vocabularies cookie data data set database digital library dissemination e-business framework further education graphics higher education html identifier information architecture infrastructure interoperability metadata passwords personalisation portal privacy research resource discovery rslp soap software standards subject gateway thesaurus url usability vocabularies web browser web services wireless wireless application profile zip Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 792 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The eLib Hybrid Library Projects http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/hybrid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/hybrid#author1">Michael Breaks</a> provides an overview of BUILDER, AGORA, MALIBU, HeadLine and HyLife</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The five Hybrid Library projects – BUILDER [<a href="#1">1</a>], AGORA [<a href="#2">2</a>], MALIBU [<a href="#3">3</a>], HeadLine [<a href="#4">4</a>], and HyLife [<a href="#5">5</a>] - form part of the eLib Phase 3 developments and they build on the work of the first and second phases of eLib by investigating issues surrounding the integration of digital and traditional library resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/hybrid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article michael breaks amazon heriot-watt university jisc london school of economics talis university of birmingham university of east anglia agora dner elib jisc information environment authentication dissemination higher education infrastructure library management systems multimedia portal research search technology software url z39.50 Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 793 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Using the Web for Academic Research: The Reading Experience Database Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/red <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/red#author1">Alexis Weedon</a> gives us some insight into a new web-based project designed to collate evidence for changing reading habits through history.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In literary criticism and cultural studies more attention is being paid to the reception of the text – who read it, who had access to it, how was it read – partly perhaps due to the interest in reader theory. Such questions are relevant to the study of the development of a literary canon, the study of popular literature, the transmission of ideas through society both today and in the past and the changing relations between the author, editor, producer and reader of the text.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/red" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article alexis weedon british library microsoft open university university of cambridge university of london university of luton university of oxford university of reading university of surrey ascii bibliographic data data database microsoft office research search technology standards url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 794 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Management of Content: Universities and the Electronic Publishing Revolution http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/cms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/cms#author1">Philip Hunter</a> attempts to throw some light on the low take up of content management systems (CMS) in the university sector.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="A_publishing_revolution_on_the_Web">A publishing revolution on the Web?</h3> <p>Just three or four years ago the Web community was getting used to the idea that the way we would work in future would be radically different from the way we work now. The world of coalface flatfile html markup would begin to disappear in favour of collaborative working, managed workflow, document versioning, on the fly pages constructed out of application independent xml chunks, site management tools and push-button publishing via multiple formats - html, xml, pdf, print, etc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/cms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article philip hunter imperial college london massachusetts institute of technology oxford university press ukoln university college london university of cambridge university of oxford w3c archives cataloguing content management data database e-learning higher education html repositories research sgml software url web services xml Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 795 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Information Skills and the DNER: The INHALE Project http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/inhale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/inhale#author1">Margaret Weaver</a> describes the work of the Information for Nursing and Health in a Learning Environment (INHALE) Project team.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Information for Nursing and Health in a Learning Environment (INHALE) Project [<a href="#1">1</a>] at the University of Huddersfield is one of forty-four projects supported nationally by the JISC as part of the DNER (Distributed National Electronic Resource) learning and teaching development programme [<a href="#2">2</a>]. INHALE is creating portable, interactive learning materials for nursing and health students for use within a virtual learning environment such as Blackboard ©.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/inhale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article margaret weaver blackboard cerlim jisc leeds metropolitan university london school of economics manchester metropolitan university newcastle university nhs university college london university of huddersfield university of hull university of nottingham dner iconex niss nmap vdml browser cataloguing database digital library dublin core dublin core metadata initiative ejournal flash further education html information retrieval infrastructure interoperability java javascript learning objects metadata perl quicktime research resource discovery search technology standards url video vle web browser webct windows Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 796 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Supporting Material for Database Training, or 'Here’s One I Prepared Earlier' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/training <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/training#author1">Alison McNab</a> looks at the wealth of resources available for trainers provided by the information service and content providers within JISC-supported services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Subject librarians will recognise the following situation: you have spent years trying to persuade Department X to let you run some information skills training for their students, but they’ve always said <i>No</i>! Suddenly you get a phone call asking you to provide training next Tuesday afternoon. You know that you’re being asked to “babysit” and in an ideal world you would negotiate a more sensible time that suited the students’ learning experience. However, you also realise that if you turn this opportunity down you may never be asked again!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article alison mcnab ahds edina eduserv jisc kings college london loughborough university mimas tasi university of oxford vads dner eevl niss sosig zetoc archives bibliographic data copac data database further education html jstor licence multimedia research resource discovery rtf search technology standards url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 797 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Project GOLD: Supporting Distance Learning Students http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/gold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/gold#author1">Derek Morisson</a> describes an e-learning project which was the antithesis of the current trend towards multifunction, and invariably expensive, Virtual Learning Environments and sophisticated Managed Learning Environments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="In_the_Beginning">In the Beginning</h3> <p>Way back in 1998 the University of Bath’s Centre for the Development of New Technologies in Learning became part of a three institution consortium responsible for the TLTP Phase 3 ‘Project GOLD’ [<a href="#1">1</a>]. GOLD stands for Guidance Online for those Learning at a Distance. The lead partner was the Royal College of Nursing Institute (the Higher Education arm of the RCN) supported by the Open Learning Foundation and the University of Bath.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article derek morisson alt google microsoft university of bath archives e-learning higher education infrastructure managed learning environment microsoft office multimedia research resource discovery search technology software url video vle xml xslt Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 798 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk INSPIRAL: Digital Libraries and Virtual Learning Environments http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/inspiral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/inspiral#author1">Sarah Currier</a> introduces the JISC project INSPIRAL, which is investigating what's involved in joining digital libraries and VLEs to create a fully integrated online learning experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>INSPIRAL (INveStigating Portals for Information Resources And Learning) [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a research project funded by JISC [<a href="#2">2</a>], [<a href="#3">3</a>] to spend six months examining the institutional challenges and requirements involved in linking virtual and managed learning environments (VLEs and MLEs) with digital and hybrid libraries [<a href="#4">4</a>]. The needs of the learner are paramount to INSPIRAL, and the focus is higher education in the UK, with an eye to international developments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/inspiral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article sarah currier jisc university of strathclyde inspiral digital library e-learning higher education ict identifier managed learning environment research url vle Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 799 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Accessibility: CHI 2001 and Beyond http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/chi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/chi#author1">Leona Carpenter</a> reports on the key issue of accessibility as covered at the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference held in Seattle, and also provides a round-up of sources of further information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The “CHI” series of conferences sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM-SIGCHI) [<a href="#1">1</a>], in partnership with, among others, the British HCI Group, is the premier international conference on human aspects of computing. <i>CHI2001: anyone.</i></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/chi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article leona carpenter georgia institute of technology ibm jisc microsoft rnib sun microsystems ukoln university of dundee university of wisconsin web accessibility initiative accessibility archives bibliographic data browser cd-rom digital media ebook geospatial data gis html ict information architecture information society infrastructure mobile national library research software standards tablet computer url usability video windows Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 800 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OpenResolver: A Simple OpenURL Resolver http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/resolver <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/resolver#author1">Andy Powell</a> describes UKOLN's OpenResolver, a freely available demonstration OpenURL resolver.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article provides a brief introduction to the deployment and use of the OpenURL [<a href="#1">1</a>] [<a href="#2">2</a>] by walking through a few simple examples using UKOLN's OpenResolver, a demonstration OpenURL resolution service [<a href="#3">3</a>]. The intention is to demonstrate the ability of OpenURL resolvers to provide context-sensitive, extended services based on the metadata embedded in OpenURLs and to describe the construction of simple OpenURL resolver software.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/resolver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 feature article andy powell alt amazon d-lib magazine google niso ukoln university of bath dner gnu jisc information environment bibliographic data bibliographic database browser cataloguing cookie copac database digital object identifier doi framework ftp gif google search handle system html identifier internet explorer javascript licence metadata opac openurl perl search technology sfx software standardisation url web browser Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 801 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Search Engines: Ask Jeeves http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/search-engines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/search-engines#author1">Phil Bradley</a> looks at Ask Jeeves.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this issues column I thought that I’d take another in-depth look at a search engine to see what it can offer me and my subject, this issues victim is the Ask Jeeves search engine [<a href="#1">1</a>]. I chose this engine because it’s one that I use occasionally and also one that is often overlooked by searchers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/search-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 regular column phil bradley data database internet explorer knowledge base search technology url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 802 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Planet SOSIG: What's New in Politics? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/planet-sosig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/planet-sosig#author1">Emma Place</a> announces new training materials for the Web, <a href="/issue28/planet-sosig#author2">Heather Dawson</a> looks at at Web coverage of the recently run UK General Election and <a href="/issue28/planet-sosig#author3">Chris Mitchell</a> provides an update of activities from the Learning and Teaching Support Network Centre.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="Virtual_Training_Suite_Launched">Virtual Training Suite Launched</h3> <p>SOSIG is pleased to announce the launch of 9 more free Web-tutorials teaching Internet skills for different social science subjects - ideal for students, lecturers and researchers who want to learn how to get the best from the Web. This brings the total to 16 - with one tutorial for each of the main subjects covered by the gateway (ranging from Anthropology to Women's Studies). The tutorials give a guided tour of the Web for the subject, with expert "tour guides" from university libraries and national social science organisations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/planet-sosig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 regular column chris mitchell emma place heather dawson amazon british library ilrt university of bristol sosig cataloguing database research rss software url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 803 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL Update http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/eevl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/eevl#author1">Roddy MacLeod</a> and <a href="/issue28/eevl#author2">Linda Kerr</a> provide news about the EEVL service</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <p><a href="http://www.eevl.ac.uk/">EEVL</a> is the Hub for engineering, mathematics and computing. It is a free service, and is funded by JISC through the <a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/">Resource Discovery Network</a> (RDN).</p> <h3 id="Service_News">Service News</h3> <h4 id="Logo_graphic_for_links_to_EEVL">Logo graphic for links to EEVL</h4> <p>A small graphic featuring the EEVL eye is now available for those sites who wish to place a link to EEVL. The graphic is shown in the main heading above and can be copied from the EEVL web site [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/eevl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 regular column linda kerr roddy macleod alt alt-c edina edinburgh college of art heriot-watt university ilrt jisc nottingham trent university university of edinburgh eevl cataloguing database digital library further education graphics mysql research resource discovery search technology url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 804 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The Secondary Homepages in Mathematics Initiative http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/eevl2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/eevl2#author1">Greig Fratus</a>, MathGate Manager, supplies information about the Secondary Homepages in Mathematics initiative set up by Math-Net.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <p>An initiative of Math-Net [<a href="#1">1</a>], the Secondary Homepage is a template that aims to sort the types of information usually found on departmental websites in mathematics into standardised sections and labels. By offering a user-friendly navigation and search, the Secondary Homepage overcomes the problem of significantly differing departmental homepages.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/eevl2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 regular column greig fratus oxford brookes university sheffield hallam university university of birmingham university of brighton university of durham university of exeter university of liverpool university of manchester university of oxford university of sussex university of ulster bibliographic data research search technology software url web resources Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 805 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk EEVL: Email Newsletters Examples from Engineering http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/eevl3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/eevl3#author1">Jim Corlett</a> explains how email newsletters can benefit you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="UKOLN-body"> <p>The "e" revolution has brought immediacy and opportunities hitherto undreamt of to companies looking to market themselves and their products. One often overlooked promotional avenue is the email newsletter. IDG List Services [<a href="#1">1</a>] has summarised the benefits of email newsletters neatly on their Industry Standard Newsletters page:</p> <p>"E-mailing your message is a new and exciting direct response medium. The advantages are numerous:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/eevl3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 regular column jim corlett nottingham trent university eevl perseus graphics html portal privacy software standards url web resources Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 806 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk BIOME: Progressing through Partnerships http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/biome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/biome#author1">Paula Manning</a> reports on recent collaborations.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The BIOME Service has been very fortunate in building partnerships with other information providers within the life sciences field. The Service is itself the product of a consortium [<a href="#1">1</a>] led by The University of Nottingham. For example, The Natural History Museum is a major contributor to the Service managing the Natural Selection Gateway within BIOME. Through partnerships BIOME has benefited from the subject expertise of many staff as well as being able to participate in related initiatives and increase the range of services available from the BIOME web site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/biome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 regular column paula manning nhs university of nottingham university of sheffield wellcome trust nmap subject portals project bibliographic data cataloguing database infrastructure portal resource discovery search technology url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 807 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Metadata: E-print Services and Long-term Access to the Record of Scholarly and Scientific Research http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/metadata <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/metadata#author1">Michael Day</a> looks at the long-term preservation implications of one of the OAI protocol's potential applications - e-print services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the April 2001 issue of <em>D-Lib Magazine</em>, Peter Hirtle produced an editorial highlighting the potential for confusion between the standards being developed by the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) [<a href="#1">1</a>] and the draft Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) [<a href="#2">2</a>]. He noted the frustration that can ensue when words that have a clearly understood meaning in one domain begin to be used by others in a different way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/metadata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 regular column michael day association of research libraries d-lib magazine elsevier library association massachusetts institute of technology national academy of sciences oai oais ukoln university of cambridge university of oxford accessibility archives data database digital library digital preservation dissemination eprints ftp graphics identifier infrastructure intellectual property interoperability marc metadata national library open archives initiative preservation repositories research software tagging url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 808 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Minotaur: A Comparison of Six Proposals for Freeing the Refereed Literature Online http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/minotaur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/minotaur#author1">Stevan Harnad</a> argues for the self-archiving alternative.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Roberts et al., in <i>Building a "GenBank" of the Published Literature</i> [<a href="#1">1</a>] argue compellingly for the following three pleas to publishers and authors: It is imperative to free the refereed literature online. To achieve this goal, the following should be done:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/minotaur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 regular column stevan harnad university of southampton archives copyright eprints interoperability licence metadata research software url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 809 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Focus: Hot News From WWW10 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/web-focus#author1">Brian Kelly</a> reports on the Tenth International World Wide Web Conference, held in Hong Kong on 1-5 May 2001.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Previous Web Focus articles have provided trip reports on the International World Wide Web conferences <a href="#ref-01">[1]</a> <a href="#ref-02">[2]</a> <a href="#ref-03">[3]</a> and <a href="#ref-04">[4]</a>. These reports have commented on the birth of new developments such as XML, RDF and WAP and the mobile Web. So what was hot from WWW10?</p> <p>Well the weather certainly was hot - and very humid. The 1,200+ delegates were very appreciative of the air-conditioning in the Hong Kong Conference Centre, located on Hong Kong island, next to the harbour (see Figure 1).</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 tooled up brian kelly ibm microsoft ukoln university of bath w3c adobe apache archives content management css e-learning framework hypertext interoperability microsoft office mobile multimedia namespace open source open standard operating system png rdf research semantic web smil software streaming svg url video web app web services web standards wireless application profile xhtml xlink xml xml namespaces xpointer xsl Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 810 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Web Watch: Size of Institutional Top Level Pages http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Web Watch: <a href="/issue28/web-watch#author1">Brian Kelly</a> looks at the size of institutional top level pages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is your University home page big, bold and brassy? Is it colourful and interactive, making use of new technologies in order to stand out from the crowd? Or is it mean and lean, with a simple design providing rapid download times and universal access?</p> <p>This survey of the size of the entry points for UK University and College entry points seeks an answer to these questions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/web-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 tooled up brian kelly canterbury christ church university central school of speech and drama de montfort university edinburgh college of art edinburgh napier university glasgow caledonian university glasgow school of art harper adams university college heriot-watt university imperial college london jisc kings college london kingston university leeds metropolitan university liverpool john moores university london business school london school of economics nottingham trent university open university 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 glamorgan university of hull university of oxford university of surrey university of wales university of west london archives copyright css data dhtml flash gif higher education html internet explorer javascript multimedia stylesheet swf url web services windows Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 811 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Digital Museums: Braining Up Or Dumbing Down? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/museum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/museum#author1">Marieke Napier</a> went to find out at the mda's 'Beyond the Museum' colloquium.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Friday 20 April 2001, the mda held a one-day colloquium entitled <i>Beyond the Museum: Working with Collections in the Digital Age </i>[<a href="#1">1</a>]. The event was jointly organised by the University of Oxford Humanities Computing Unit (HCU) and the mda. It was the most recent in a series of events that include last year's <i>Beyond Control, or Through the Looking Glass? Threats and Liberties in the Electronic Age; 1999's Beyond Art: Digital Culture in the 21st Century</i>; and 1998's <i>Beyond the Hype</i>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 event report marieke guy british library imperial college london ukoln university of oxford archives cataloguing framework identifier information society multimedia search technology semantic web software url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 812 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Virtual Training Suite Launch http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/vts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/vts#author1">John Kirriemuir</a> reports on the Edinburgh stage of the launch of the RDN's Virtual Training Suite.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wednesday the 9th of May saw the simultaneous launch of the JISC-funded Virtual Training Suite [<a href="#1">1</a>] across the United Kingdom. The launch took place in six academic institutions: Edinburgh, Leeds, Bristol, Nottingham, Kings College London, and Manchester. We attended the Scottish launch, which was held in the main library of Edinburgh University.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/vts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 event report john kirriemuir edina heriot-watt university jisc kings college london newcastle university university of edinburgh eevl data higher education research url video Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 813 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The JOIN-UP Programme: Seminar on Linking Technologies http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/join-up <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue28/join-up#author1">Sandy Shaw</a> reports on a seminar bringing together experts in the field of linking technology for JISC's JOIN-UP Programme.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This seminar brought together experts in the field of linking technology with participants in the four projects which constitute the JOIN-UP programme, for exploration and discussion of recent technical developments in reference linking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/join-up" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 event report sandy shaw british library cnri edina ifla institute of physics jisc kings college london niso oclc stm ukoln university of edinburgh university of oxford dner docusend jafer jisc information environment romeo xgrain zblsa zetoc accessibility aggregation archives authentication bath profile bibliographic data browser cataloguing cd-rom collection description content provider data database digital library digital object identifier doi dublin core ebook ejournal framework handle system identifier infrastructure interoperability marc metadata multimedia namespace opac open archives initiative open source openurl portal rdf repositories research resource discovery rss search technology sfx standardisation standards url windows z39.50 Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 814 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Cartoon http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/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="/issue28/cartoon#author1">Malcolm Campbell</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="SETI Cartoon" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue28-cartoon/seti-cartoon.jpg" /></p> <p><img align="MIDDLE" alt="e-learning cartoon" src="http://ariadne-media.ukoln.info/grfx/img/issue28-cartoon/et-e-book.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 odds and ends malcolm campbell alt ukoln e-learning ebook jpg Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 815 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Newsline: News You Can Use http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/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> <h3 id="Tessa_Jowell_new_Culture_Secretary_"><a name="1">Tessa Jowell, new Culture Secretary </a></h3> <p>Tessa Jowell has recently been appointed Minister for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) replacing Chris Smith. Tessa has been a minister since Labour won its first landslide four years ago.</p> <p>As minister for public health, Ms Jowell was embroiled in the Bernie Ecclestone affair, when the government gave Formula One motor racing an exemption from the ban on tobacco advertising after its boss, Mr Ecclestone, gave an anonymous £1m donation to the Labour Party.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue28/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue28 news and events philip hunter andrew w mellon foundation bbc british library eduserv imperial college london jisc stm ucisa ukoln university of bath university of hertfordshire vads niss archives cataloguing collection description data digital library digitisation dublin core e-government framework further education graphics higher education html metadata modelling research rslp standards thesaurus url Thu, 21 Jun 2001 23:00:00 +0000 editor 816 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk